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  • BOYDS, Md. (AP) - Hilary Loewenstein initially thought a strange
    metal object near the path where she was walking her two dogs
    looked like a piece of a spaceship.
    "I was like, 'Oh my God! I saw aliens! Aliens are here!' And I
    thought, 'How exciting!"' Loewenstein said.
    In fact, the 25-pound chunk was not a remnant of a UFO. It was
    from a commuter jet headed to Washington's Dulles International
    Airport.
    The object landed in a grassy area between houses and soccer
    fields that often are full of children. No one was hurt, and the
    plane landed safely.
    "We were all very lucky," said Loewenstein, who made the
    discovery Saturday. "It's so amazing that this piece of airplane
    didn't fall onto the zillions of houses right behind it."
    United Express Flight 7350, which was traveling from Hartford,
    Conn., apparently shed the small door that retracts when the wheels
    emerge before landing, airline officials said.
    "The landing gear door is not necessary to land the plane,"
    United Airlines spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said. "Customers on the
    flight were always safe."
    The Federal Aviation Administration was to pick up the piece of
    debris from police Monday and try to figure out why it fell off,
    FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said.
    "Various things fall off airplanes from time to time, but it's
    fairly unusual to have one of these landing-gear doors fall off,"
    Brown said. "Airplanes are designed not to shed parts."
    Although the debris wasn't from a UFO, Loewenstein said she
    wasn't too disappointed.
    "We were very excited to find something like that in the town
    of Boyds, where nothing ever happens," she said.
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    • Blind Justice

      Blind driver caught again
      TALLINN (Reuters) - An Estonian man who was caught driving
      a car even though he is blind has been at it again, police said
      on Monday, and this time he faces jail.
      Police first arrested the man, 20, a week ago.
      "We arrested the same blind man driving his car again on
      Saturday in the town of Torvandi, near Tartu (in southern
      Estonia)," said Marge Kohtla, a spokeswoman for Tartu police
      district.
      "He was drunk. There were three people in the car with him
      giving him instructions."
      She said police wanted the court to jail the man for 30
      days and confiscate his car.
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      • Italian town to pay residents to shed flab
        MILAN (Reuters) - Overweight residents of an Italian town
        will be paid to lose weight, the mayor said on Monday.
        Men living in the northwestern Italian town of Varallo will
        receive 50 euros ($70) for losing 4 kg (9 pounds) in a month,
        Mayor Gianluca Buonanno said. Women will get the same amount
        for shedding 3 kg (7 pounds).
        If they can keep the weight off for 5 months, they will get
        another 200 euros ($280), he told Reuters.
        "Lots of people are saying, 'I really need to lose some
        weight but it's really tough.' So I thought, why don't we go on
        a group diet?" said Buonanno, who said he was about 6 kg (13
        pounds) overweight.
        The town of 7,500 people started the campaign on Friday and
        some residents have already signed up, he said.
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        • Crocodiles, cobras found in luggage
          CAIRO (Reuters) - A Saudi passenger tried to smuggle a
          large number of reptiles, including cobra snakes and infant
          Nile crocodiles, out of Egypt in his luggage, Egypt's official
          Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported Sunday.
          The discovery of the reptiles in the passenger's bags
          triggered a brief panic among security personnel at the Cairo
          International Airport, witnesses said.
          The 22-year-old passenger, identified only as Anas, said he
          needed the reptiles, which also included chameleons, for
          scientific research at his university in Saudi Arabia.
          His collection will be handed over to Egypt's main zoo in
          Cairo.
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          • Sex video causes outrage
            ABUJA (Reuters) - An amateur video of a northern Nigerian
            film actress in a sex scene has caused a public outcry in the
            Muslim north, prompting a movie industry body to expel actors
            deemed "immoral," a local newspaper reported Monday.
            Leadership newspaper said the eight-minute video clip,
            recorded for private use on a mobile phone by the actress's
            boyfriend and showing the two of them naked, had circulated
            widely among mobile phone users across the north.
            "This was the first time such exposure involving
            Hausa-Fulani persons was witnessed in the country," Leadership
            said, referring to the dominant ethnic groups in the generally
            conservative north.
            Muslim clerics have condemned the clip and radio programs
            have been full of complaints about immorality in the film
            industry. The actress, who was not named by the paper, has gone
            into hiding, Leadership said.
            Nigeria's hugely successful home video industry, known as
            Nollywood, is mostly based in the south of the country which is
            predominantly Christian and considered less conservative.
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            • Drunk halts cycle marathon
              MOSCOW (Reuters) - A man cycling from Taiwan to Moscow made
              it as far as Western Siberia only to be knocked off his bicycle
              by a drunk driver, Russian media reported Monday.
              The 37-year-old Taiwan resident, who was not named, was
              nearly two-thirds of the way through his roughly 7,000 km
              (4,350 mile) trip when he was hit by a car in the Novosibirsk
              region, Interfax news agency reported.
              "The victim is currently in a satisfactory condition ...
              The drunk driver fled from the scene of the accident," the
              agency quoted a police statement as saying.
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              • ELKO, Nev. (AP) - An off-duty Elko County sheriff's deputy was
                arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol after
                her husband, a fellow deputy, pulled her over.
                36-year-old Charlotte Moore of Spring Creek, was arrested in
                Elko at about 11:40 Saturday night. Undersheriff Rocky Gonzalez
                says she was released Sunday morning and placed on paid
                administrative leave.
                Moore is a jail deputy who has been on staff for 11 years. A
                police report says she was off duty driving her 2004 Pontiac Grand
                Am when she was initially pulled over by her husband, Elko County
                Sheriff's Deputy Mike Moore.
                Mike Moore indicated in a police report she initially was pulled
                over for either speeding or making an illegal turn. The Elko Daily
                Free Press reported she left the scene before being administered a
                portable breathalyzer test.
                Mike Moore pulled her over again and called the Elko Police
                Department for backup.
                Gonzalez says he followed procedures properly. He says the
                sheriff's office supports the police department's actions.
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                • Elko:

                  Now that would JUST PLAIN SUCK! Being pulled over by your significant Other? Not once but TWICE, and with backup being called in. DANG!

                  "Sorry Honey. I gotta do this...." Sounds like an episode of The Simpsons.
                  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

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                  • This one got a good chuckle out of me, only because I know its going to be a long night of SAR exercises again..... {but I will continue to drive my body till it drops }

                    RCMP, coast guard go on high alert over shark fisherman's fake-leg prank

                    Charles Mandel, CanWest News Service Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2007

                    It could have been a scene from Jaws. RCMP -- and coast guard on both sides of the border -- went on the alert Sunday morning when fishermen off the coast of Nova Scotia reported a shark with a leg in its mouth.

                    The appendage turned out to be a prosthetic limb that the fisherman attached to the beast, but the panic was real.

                    "Any time you get a body part like that, it becomes suspicious in nature,'' said Col. Joe Taplin, spokesman with Nova Scotia RCMP. "It's just something out of the ordinary."

                    The fish story began when fishermen aboard the Sarah and Dillion hauled a shark on board. One of the men decided it would be hilarious if he unhooked his prosthetic limb, put it in the belly of the beast and then took photos.

                    Soon, news of the tomfoolery began crackling across shortwave radios among the boats fishing off George's Bank. The problem began when crew aboard another boat, the Ocean Legend, took seriously the reports of a shark with a man's leg clamped between its jaws.

                    The crew contacted the Canadian Coast Guard, which in turn informed Nova Scotia RCMP.

                    The coast guard dispatched the light icebreaker the Edward Cornwallis to investigate, while the RCMP readied its major crime unit and informed the medical examiner.

                    Across the border, the American authorities caught wind of the news and went on high alert.

                    "You always fear the worst," Taplin said. "Plus, it gets hopes up for individuals who might be missing loved ones out at sea."

                    It took 31/2 hours for the coast guard ship to meet the Sarah and Dillion. If the ship followed procedure, the crew likely would have requested that the fishermen put the leg on ice to preserve the limb.

                    The coast guard were ready to seize the shark and the leg and transport everything to RCMP waiting at Clark's Harbour, where the fish and the limb would have been sent to the medical examiner's office.

                    But Mike Bonin, a spokesman with the Canadian Coast Guard, said the actual procedure was never carried out "because when the ship arrived, they realized it wasn't an actual leg."

                    Taplin said no charges will be laid as a result of the search and rescue operation and that the fishermen never meant for the joke to get out of hand.

                    "To credit the other fishermen who reported it, they did the right thing. They thought this was real and they reported it to the coast guard, which were the appropriate steps to take."

                    For his part, Bonin said the coast guard takes every call seriously.

                    "We respond to a variety of calls, from flare sightings to man overboards. This definitely was different though, that's for sure."

                    © Times Colonist (Victoria) 2007


                    Musta been a 'Caper onboard.
                    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

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                    • Ya know some days ya just gotta shake yer head cuz ya know ya just can't make this stuff up sometimes....

                      Police Say Nude Dude Used Stranger's Hot Tub. Police Say Man Had Crack Pipe

                      POSTED: 9:11 am EDT August 14, 2007
                      UPDATED: 1:44 pm EDT August 14, 2007

                      UPPER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A 49-year-old man is in hot water after police said they found him naked in a stranger's hot tub in Cumberland County.

                      Upper Allen Township police arrested Richard Hedin early Sunday morning, reported WGAL-TV in Lancaster, Pa.

                      Police said they arrived at the outdoor hot tub behind a home after receiving a report regarding "an unknown suspicious male that was observed nude in a hot tub."

                      Police said Hedin, who is from Mechanicsburg, had a crack pipe when they arrested him.

                      Officers took Hedin to the Cumberland County Prison, where he was processed and released.

                      Hedin is charged with indecent exposure, open lewdness, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness.

                      Distributed by Internet Broadcasting.
                      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

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                      • Conversation from my train ride this morning. I was standing on the platform waiting for the train when this voice from my left side says. "Canadian?"

                        I turn to look and there's this guy standing beside me, ball cap, checkered shirt and blue jeans, looking at me. So I answer, "Yes Sir. I am."

                        "Military?"

                        "Yes Sir, Army."

                        "Where ya from?"

                        "West Coast Canada, Victoria."

                        "Ya got baaahrrr up tharh?" {You see where this conversation is going? LOL}

                        "Yes, we do. Up further north."

                        "Waat about them Elk?"

                        "We have them too."

                        The conversation covered several aspects about hunting and how to move the carcass of a moose or grizzly bear out of the woods; the price and production of gasoline; the price of housing, and finished with building a home in West Virginia to get away from the City.

                        True story.

                        **Its kinda funny how an inoccuous conversation like that can give a bit of humour to a day. I'm still shaking my head, but sporting a grin to go with it. Just another Day On Da Job, making like an Ambassador or something like that.
                        Last edited by MalahatTwo7; 08-16-2007, 09:22 AM.
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                        "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

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                        • PITTSBURGH (AP) - An urn containing the ashes of a deceased
                          woman was exhumed from the grave of another woman, where it was
                          mistakenly buried years ago, and will be reburied in a family plot.
                          Four men took turns digging Friday at Union Cemetery in Arnold,
                          about 17 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, to remove the urn of
                          Kathleen Leaudrey Cribbs from the grave of Catherine Lynch, who
                          died in 1987 at age 63.
                          The ashes were accidentally buried in Lynch's grave after Cribbs
                          died in 1998 at age 89.
                          Lynch's two daughters, who live in New York, discovered that
                          Cribbs' remains had been buried atop their mother's when they saw
                          Cribbs' name engraved on Lynch's headstone in 2002.
                          After a protracted legal battle, cemetery officials settled with
                          the Lynch family for more than $1,500 and a new headstone.
                          An attorney representing Union Cemetery said it was unclear why
                          Cribbs was buried in Lynch's grave.
                          Cribbs' ashes are expected to be buried alongside the remains of
                          relatives at the cemetery before Wednesday.

                          ---
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                          • The BUTT Cam??

                            PHOENIX (AP) - Worried that new pair of high-fashion jeans may
                            just make your butt look fat?
                            Now shoppers in one upscale Scottsdale store can check it out
                            for themselves before someone else makes the observation - using
                            the Butt Cam, a camera positioned just so that's connected to a
                            video screen on a dressing room wall.
                            The cameras at Hub Clothing illustrate what many already know -
                            the most important test of a great pair of jeans is how they look
                            from behind.
                            Hub, which sells mens and womens jeans for between $135 and
                            $900, rolled out the cameras this week, and already they've created
                            a buzz.
                            "It gives you a perspective that you can't find any other
                            way," said Kip Merritt, a 50-year-old interior designer who was
                            checking himself out in front of the camera. "What other choices
                            do you have? A three-way mirror?"
                            Hub co-owner Tom Simon, a 30-year veteran of the retail
                            industry, came up with the Butt Cam after watching customers twist
                            and turn in front of mirrors to check out their derrieres.
                            "They want to look good to other people, not just themselves,"
                            Simon said. "And even though it seems ridiculous, there's nothing
                            you wear more than jeans."
                            The setup also allows Hub employees to display views of their
                            more confident shoppers on flat-screen TVs behind the cash
                            registers for all to see.
                            Hub sales associate Alyssa Rodriguez, 19, said the Butt Cam has
                            been just as popular with men as with women.
                            "Everybody's been coming in to look at it. They get a kick out
                            of it," Rodriguez said.
                            ---
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                            • ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Police were hoping for a good turnout at
                              their "Kicks for Guns" sneaker exchange, but they weren't
                              expecting a surface-to-air missile launcher.
                              An Ocoee man showed up and exchanged the 4-foot-long launcher
                              for size-3 Reebok sneakers for his daughter, the Orlando Sentinel
                              reported Friday.
                              Taking advantage of the exchange's no-questions-asked policy,
                              the man was not identified. He told the Orlando Sentinel that he
                              found the weapon in a shed he tore down last week.
                              "I didn't know what to do with it, so I brought it here," he
                              told the newspaper. "I took it to three dumps to try to get rid of
                              it and they told me to get lost."
                              Besides the missile launcher police collected more than 250
                              guns. They were all exchanged for sneakers or $50 gift
                              certificates.
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                              • Naked TV news stripped of subsidy, carries on
                                TOKYO (Reuters) - An embarrassed Japanese government has
                                cut the subsidy, but a Tokyo TV company said on Friday it would
                                carry on making a striptease news show with sign language for
                                hearing-impaired viewers.
                                The government made grants totaling 400,000 yen ($3,500) to
                                help cover production of the weekly five-minute program on
                                satellite TV, which features a newsreader who removes her
                                clothes between news items that she delivers in sign language.
                                The funding dried up when the government, under fire for
                                supporting "Naked Sign Language News," changed funding
                                guidelines for programming aimed at the disabled to exclude
                                pornography, local media reported.
                                "Of course we will continue making the program," said
                                Shinichiro Fukuyama, a spokesman for makers Paradise
                                Television. "We weren't doing it for the subsidy, we just
                                wanted to make something viewers would enjoy."
                                Most people who had contacted the station about the program
                                were supportive, saying deaf people had the right to enjoy the
                                same programs as other people, he added.
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