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  • Happy Halloween! October 31, 2006 -- AMERICUS, Ga. So many bats have infested the town's historic district that the sky turns black with each sunset and the neighborhood is calling on Batman to come to the rescue. That's what the local bat remover goes by. George Perkins often makes public appearances in the caped crusader's costume and drives his own Batmobile - a retro-styled Chrysler Prowler with bat emblems. Callers to his office in Eufaula, Ala., known as Bat Cave 1, or Union Springs, Ala., known as Bat Cave 2, hear the "Batman" TV show theme while on hold.
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    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
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    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
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    • Sore Neck, Aching Back? Could Be 'Office-Itis'
      Many Employees Sick Of Stress At Work

      POSTED: 12:06 pm EST October 31, 2006

      Do you suffer from "office-itis"?

      If you are always nodding off at your desk you just might, according to a new survey.

      If you keep a bottle of aspirin by your stapler and regularly see a masseuse for neck and back pain, you are not alone. The survey reported that "office-itis" is actually a common problem -- workplace overexertion.

      Nearly two-thirds of surveyed U.S. office workers (66 percent) said they experience some physical problems as a result of job-related stress or exertion.

      "I've seen a number of patients with various aches and pains due to stress, improper posture and use of tools in the workforce," a press release quoted Dr. Jeffrey Mendelson, chief of orthopedics, St. John Macomb Hospital, in Warren, Mich., as saying.

      He recommended an ergonomic workspace and frequent breaks.

      "I recommend frequently getting up from their desk to get the blood flowing," Mendelson said.

      The most common ailment was fatigue, followed closely by stress-related headaches. More than one-quarter of respondents said they've experienced back pain or neck strain.

      Employees report fatigue, tension headaches, aches and pains and even vision problems.

      Here are some reasons your co-workers might be frequently calling in sick or racking up hefty doctor bills, according to the survey:

      40 percent of office workers have experienced fatigue as a result of job-related stress or exertion.
      35 percent have had stress-related headaches.
      27 percent have gotten back pain, while 26 percent have felt neck strain.
      18 percent reported repetitive motion injuries (i.e. wrist sprain, hand cramp, etc.) as a result of at-work stress.

      Other listed physical ailments included stomach discomfort (17 percent) and vision problems (15 percent).
      Only about one in three office workers (34 percent) said they had not experienced any physical problems due to job-related stress or exertion.

      Workplace massages ranked as the most wanted remedy, according to 46 percent of workers, followed by ergonomic desk chairs at 36 percent. Nearly one-quarter said larger or adjustable computer screens would alleviate some of their pain, while 27 percent would rather take more breaks to relieve stress.

      And what causes office stress? Many workers said that they would change some things about their jobs in order to reduce stress. Dealing with office politics was cited the most, according to 43 percent of office workers. Dealing with problem clients came in second place, with 25 percent, and handling a difficult boss or client was third, with 21 percent of office workers wishing to alter these aspects of their job

      But an employee can dream, right? When surveyed, the employees said there are many things they would rather do than being at work.

      Almost three-quarters of U.S. office workers (71 percent) would prefer to spend time with their family (56 percent) and/or friends (54 percent) if their jobs required less effort, thus giving them more free time and energy outside of work hours.
      Exercise was mentioned by many, with 61 percent of workers wanting to burn off their office frustrations, while 57 percent would travel and 55 percent would choose to read.

      36 percent would volunteer.
      35 percent would go to the movies or sleep.
      34 percent would kick back in front of the television.

      Swingline Workplace Tools, a unit of ACCO Brands Corp., sponsored the study and polled 909 adults nationwide who work in an office setting.

      Distributed by Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
      If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

      "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

      "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

      Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

      impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

      IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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      • November 1, 2006 -- Great balls of fire!

        A man celebrating Halloween in a bar in Suamico, Wis., suffered burns when his homemade sheep costume caught fire. Fire officials believe the costume - made of cotton balls and glue - had been accidentally ignited by another bar patron's cigarette.
        ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
        NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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        CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
        LT. John Ginley Engine 40
        FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
        FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
        FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
        FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
        FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
        FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
        FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
        FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
        FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

        Charleston 9
        "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
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        • It has been reported that as the victim was being carried out he was heard to say

          "I will sue ewe"
          Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
          Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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          • Trust you to make that call Ian.
            "There are only two things that i know are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And im not so sure about the former."

            For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

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            • November 2, 2006 -- A sheriff's deputy in Columbus, Ind., followed his instincts - and his nose - and ended up catching two cheesy thieves. He was questioning witnesses about the knifepoint holdup of a pizza deliverywoman when he became suspicious and followed one of them home. That's where he caught a whiff of a pepperoni-and-sausage pie and knew he was on the right track. A search uncovered the purloined pizzas and cash.
              ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
              NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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              CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
              LT. John Ginley Engine 40
              FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
              FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
              FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
              FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
              FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
              FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
              FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
              FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
              FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

              Charleston 9
              "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
              *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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              • New weapon in battle of the bulge...
                SYDNEY, Nov 2 (Reuters Life!) - Size really does count,
                just ask Australian underwear maker AussieBum which has just
                launched the "Wonderjock" for men who want to look bigger.
                Since the launch seven days ago, AussieBum says it has sold
                50,000 pairs of "Wonderjock," mostly on its Web site
                www.aussiebum.com and a handful of stores around the world.
                "The design of the underwear, separates and lifts. The
                fabric cup protrudes everything out in front instead of down
                toward the ground," said "Wonderjock" designer Sean Ashby.
                "There is no padding, rings or strings," said Ashby, a
                co-founder of the Internet-based AussieBum firm.
                Ashby said the idea for the "Wonderjock" was the result of
                online feedback from customers who expressed an interest in
                looking bigger, just like women using the "Wonderbra."
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                • Noodle-bar robber pays bill before getaway
                  TOKYO (Reuters) - Police are looking for a robber who held
                  up a noodle bar in western Japan then paid for his meal and
                  waited for his change before making off.
                  The young man ate a bowl of "ramen" noodles and a side
                  order of fried chicken at a restaurant in the city of Osaka on
                  Wednesday then produced a knife and forced a waitress to hand
                  over takings of 46,000 yen ($393), the Sports Nippon newspaper
                  said.
                  When the woman demanded he pay for his meal, the robber
                  gave her 1,000 yen and waited for his 100 yen change before
                  running away, the paper said.
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                  • Ex-inmate spotted trick-or-treating in prison suit
                    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Nov 1 (Reuters Life!) - Jail officials
                    feared an escapee was on the loose on Halloween night when a
                    former inmate was spotted trick-or-treating in his orange
                    prison jumpsuit, authorities said.
                    A corrections officer spotted the former inmate, Oscar
                    Aponte, 32, going house to house with his son in his hometown
                    of Peekskill, north of New York City.
                    The officer alerted the Westchester County Jail and the
                    prison was locked down while all inmates were accounted for,
                    said Susan Tolchin, chief adviser to the county executive.
                    Authorities believed the former inmate smuggled the orange
                    jumpsuit out of the jail when he was released in September
                    after a four-month stay for a probation violation.
                    "It was a really poor choice of costume," Tolchin said.
                    "We're investigating how he got it out because when they are
                    discharged they leave with their belongings in a clear plastic
                    bag."
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                    • Police on lookout for model behavior...
                      By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI, Nov 2 (Reuters Life!) -
                      Indian police have an unusual undercover surveillance job this
                      week, scanning the ramps and observing models at a top fashion
                      show to check that no one intentionally displays too much
                      flesh.
                      Police in plain clothes mingled with India's
                      cigar-chomping, crystal-clinking class at the Lakme Fashion
                      Week, after busting zippers and slipping bustiers at the show's
                      last edition sparked a morality debate in the conservative
                      country.
                      "We are keeping an eye on each show. We don't want any bad
                      example to be set," said Sanjay Mohite, deputy commissioner of
                      police in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital.
                      In March, a series of "wardrobe malfunctions" at the show
                      saw models exposing their breasts and buttocks, sending
                      newspapers and television channels into a frenzy of excitement.
                      Indian police even launched an investigation into the
                      incidents, but later concluded that the clothes had come undone
                      by accident.
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                      • The ACID test?

                        Mystery acid attack hits banknotes
                        FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German banknotes have been falling to
                        pieces due to a mysterious acid attack in recent months, a
                        central bank spokesman said Thursday.
                        Police are investigating why more than 1,000, banknotes
                        worth between five and 100 euros ($6.38-$128) have crumbled
                        shortly after being withdrawn from cash machines, said
                        Bundesbank spokesman Wolf-Ruediger Bengs.
                        "We've never seen a case like this," he said.
                        The first incident was reported in Berlin in June. Tests
                        have shown the notes were contaminated with a powerful acid,
                        and the Bundesbank has ruled out problems with the printing
                        process.
                        "At the moment it's still unclear if we're talking about
                        unintentional damage or a conscious manipulation," the
                        spokesman added.
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                        • South Korea moves to legalise miniskirts
                          SEOUL, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Hot pants and miniskirts will soon
                          be legal in South Korea.
                          The country is in the final stages of revising an indecency
                          law that people from wearing revealing outfits and was once
                          enforced by ruler-wielding police during authoritarian
                          governments in the 1970s, officials said.
                          "The law for excessive exposure does not match our current
                          society," said Kim Jae-kwang, an official with the Korea
                          Legislation Research Institute.
                          Under authoritarian rule, police could arrest or fine women
                          for their fashion choices. They also took scissors to men whose
                          hair they felt was too long and tossed people in jail for
                          unauthorised dancing.
                          The rules stayed on the books as South Korea moved to an
                          open democracy in the late 1980s, but were no longer enforced.
                          Now miniskirts are about as common as traffic jams in the
                          capital of Seoul and police have long given up on measuring the
                          distance from knees to hemlines.
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                          • ??????????????? Huh?

                            "Misogynist" Austrian urinals flushed out to eBay
                            VIENNA, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Four urinals shaped like a woman's
                            lips went on sale on eBay on Thursday after being removed from a
                            public toilet in Vienna following protests from women's groups
                            who said they were sexist.
                            Designed by Viennese artist Rudolf Scheffel for the
                            "toilet-bar Vienna" next to the National Opera, the urinals
                            featured lips covered in red, orange or blue lipstick, a bright
                            red tongue and gleaming white teeth.
                            The urinals were in the toilets for three years but raised
                            an outcry in the run-up to Austria's Oct. 1 parliamentary
                            election when they were used by political party supporters
                            attending rallies nearby.
                            Women's rights campaigners described the urinals as sexist
                            and misogynist. They will be restored to their original
                            condition before being sold, the toilet's operator said on
                            auction Web site eBay.
                            "Each urinal will, of course, be meticulously cleaned," the
                            seller said. "The artist himself will sandblast it, brush the
                            mouth's teeth, and give them a new varnish."
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                            • November 3, 2006 -- When a cop in Reno, Nev., pulled over an SUV that had been creeping along, weaving and stopping in the middle of moving traffic, he found a 7-year-old boy behind the wheel and his drunken dad in the passenger seat. The father explained that he was teaching his son to drive because he was too wasted. Daddy was jailed on child-endangerment charges; his son was taken home to Mommy.
                              ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                              NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                              343
                              CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                              LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                              FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                              FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                              FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                              FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                              FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                              FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                              FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                              FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                              FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                              Charleston 9
                              "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
                              *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                              • November 4, 2006 -- Orthodontist Dan Ryan of Willison, Vt., wants to root out tooth decay. That's why he's offered to buy back all the trick-or-treat Halloween candy collected by his young patients - for $1 a pound. He'll donate the goodies and a matching amount of money to a food bank.
                                ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                                NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                                343
                                CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                                LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                                FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                                FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                                FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                                FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                                FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                                FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                                FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                                FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                                FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                                Charleston 9
                                "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
                                *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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