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  • That was nothing, the more interesting story was the streaker who stole a lady's fries at the Wendy's drive-thru, in Surrey I believe.

    I'll go look for the article.
    September 11th - Never Forget

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    Sheri
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    • But first ...

      Woman who boiled man's head jailed: report


      Agence France-Presse
      June 23, 2009

      BEIJING - A woman in China who boiled a man's head in a soup because she believed it would cure her daughter's psychiatric problems has been given a suspended one-year jail sentence, a local newspaper said Tuesday.


      Lin Zongxiu, from the southwestern province of Sichuan, heard in 2008 that soup made with a man's head could help cure her daughter who had suffered from psychiatric problems for years, the Chengdu Commercial Newspaper reported.


      Lin and her husband decided to enlist the help of a man in December who knocked unconscious a drunk 76-year-old passer-by before beheading him, the paper said.


      The couple then gave their 25-year-old daughter soup made from the man's head, and duck.


      A local court sentenced the murderer to death with a two-year reprieve on Monday, and Lin was convicted of helping to destroy evidence that included the culprit's bloody clothes and shoes, the paper said.


      The murderer's reprieve means that his sentence will likely be commuted to life in prison as long as he commits no further offences in the next two years.

      © Copyright (c) AFP
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      I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

      Sheri
      IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
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      • Here it is ... whoops, Langley not Surrey.

        Flash 'n' dash: Naked man steals fries at Wendy's drive-through


        By Carmen Chai, The ProvinceJune 22, 2009Comments (8)

        A woman was robbed of her French fries Saturday night at a drive-through in Langley by a naked man who swiped the meal.


        RCMP Langley say the woman was at a Wendy's Restaurant in the 20200 block of 64 Avenue around 9:30 p.m. when the suspect approached her.


        The victim said she was waiting at the drive-through for her order. When the attendant passed her fries through the window, an entirely naked man in his 20s ran between her car and the window and stole her food.


        The man jumped into a silver van and sped off in an unknown direction with her fries.


        Other than the age range of the suspect, the woman and restaurant employee could not provide further description.


        The victim's side-view mirror was slightly damaged when the naked suspect ran between her car and the restaurant.


        Police patrolling the area were not able to locate the van.


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        © Copyright (c) The Province
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        I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

        Sheri
        IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
        Honorary Flatlander

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        • Originally posted by RspctFrmCalgary View Post
          Here it is ... whoops, Langley not Surrey.
          I guess some folks are just so addicted to Wendy's fries that they'll do anything to get them. "What would you do-oo-ooo for a Klondike bar?"

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          • Langley, Surrey, its all the same. Nuth'n but a bunch of cow and dirt farmers. must be sumth'n in the water over there. As for the guys in Victoria..... welll.... things move a little different on the Island.
            Last edited by MalahatTwo7; 06-24-2009, 07:48 AM.
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            "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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            • HAHAHAAHAA this is pretty much my reaction too!

              ND deputy accused of vomiting at concert arrested

              Tuesday, June 23, 2009 (06-23) 18:30 PDT Fargo, N.D. (AP)

              A sheriff's deputy and his mother face charges of disorderly conduct after the deputy vomited on people at a Kenny Chesney concert in Fargo and refused to leave, authorities say. Police Sgt. Mark Lykken said Stark County Deputy Justin Krohmer, 26, and his mother, Susan, 47, whose husband is the Ada, Minn., police chief, were arrested after the Saturday night incident.

              Lykken said Justin Krohmer was asked to leave the Fargodome about 11 p.m. Saturday after vomiting on people in front of him, but he refused to do so.

              Susan Krohmer is accused of pulling and pushing officers, screaming profanities and of trying to prevent an officer from escorting her son out of the concert.

              Justin Krohmer appeared in Fargo municipal court Monday and his mother appeared Tuesday. Both face another hearing July 2.

              Justin Krohmer joined the Stark County Sheriff's Department on Dec. 15 at an annual salary of $39,621, said Kay Haag, the county's deputy auditor. Earlier, he was a McLean County deputy.

              No phone listing was available for Krohmer and he could not be reached for comment. The number for Susan Kromer was unlisted, and a message at her husband's office was not returned.

              Stark County Sheriff Clarence Tuhy said that as of Tuesday, Justin Krohmer was still a deputy and he had no reports on the Fargo incident.

              "I'm waiting for reports so I can review them, " the sheriff said.



              However, if I had become sick at a country music festival etc, then I'd at least "man-up" and apologize, and likely make my departure - dignity not required at this point.
              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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              • You're kidding, right?

                Fines paid for Ohioans ticketed in own driveways
                By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

                Last Updated: 25th June 2009, 9:08am
                TOLEDO, Ohio — Officials say a person who wished to remain anonymous has paid the fines for some Ohio residents ticketed for parking in their own driveways.

                Community Relations Director Juanita Greene in Toledo says the man who paid US$250 cash on Tuesday was concerned that the issue was dividing the community and said neither side in the dispute was wrong.

                Residents were written US$25 tickets earlier this month by the city’s streets commissioner, who says that Toledo will continue to enforce its laws regarding illegal parking on private property.

                Mayor Carty Finkbeiner has said the city prohibits parking on unpaved surfaces, including gravel driveways, and has defended the tickets.

                Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/


                So what if the driveway is not "paved". Who cares? Apparently the City does. I wonder if they will pay to pave those same driveways.
                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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                • Bill collector saves woman held hostage in home

                  Thursday, June 25, 2009

                  (06-25) 12:15 PDT Victorville, Calif. (AP) Investigators say a California woman held hostage in her home by an ex-boyfriend has been saved by a chance visit from a bill collector.

                  San Bernardino County sheriff's Deputy Mark James says the debt collector knocked on the door Wednesday. The 30-year-old woman answered, scribbled the word "help" and her ex's name, Miguel Rios.

                  When the debt collector asked if she was OK, the woman cried and whispered that Rios had a gun and was holding her hostage.

                  Deputies were called and the 28-year-old Rios was arrested. The woman, held since Sunday, had bite marks and bruises, including marks on her neck where Rios allegedly tried to strangle her.

                  Rios was booked for investigation of false imprisonment and making terrorist threats, among other allegations.
                  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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                  • DANG! If I had know about this, I would have done the trip just to say "I did".

                    Last Pole-Driving Virginia Ferry Axed in State Budget

                    "Waltons" actor helped rescue ferry in '72

                    By JIM NEWELL

                    Updated 6:31 PM EDT, Thu, Jun 25, 2009

                    HattonFerry.org

                    Here's a sad tale for the sentimentalists out there: Hatton Ferry, "America's last known hand-poled ferry," which crosses the James River out near Virginia's Blue Ridge foothills, could disappear forever on July 1. The ferry has been a state-owned transportation outlet since 1941, and legislators cut its $21,000 annual funding in the recent budget debate.

                    "Unless private donors, nonprofits or local governments find the cash to keep it open, its last crossing is Sunday afternoon, weather permitting," reports the AP.

                    This is an outrage. How does the state expect people to cross the James River from now on?

                    The heartless Virginia transpo-bureaucrats have tried this before, after a hurricane. The year was 1972, just as the state was on the brink of stopping the ferry for eternity, along came an actor, who played someone from the region on television, who presumably would have cared about the shuttering of his local ferry.

                    The state took over the ferry in 1941, [Hatton ferry operator Ashley] Pillar said. In 1972, flooding from Hurricane Agnes destroyed the ferry and the state considered closing it, but a local outcry championed by Richard Thomas, the actor who portrayed John Boy in "The Waltons," spared it.

                    Well, what have you done for us lately, JOHN BOY? Why aren't you saving the ferry that your character on television loved so much, again?

                    Jim Newell writes for Wonkette and IvyGate.

                    Copyright NBC Local Media


                    PHOTOCREDIT:

                    We're going to see "Transformers 2"!
                    Attached Files
                    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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                    • I like watching squirrels' cute antics as much as anyone but I still think they're up to something.

                      Drew Barrymore's squirrel troubles
                      Thursday, June 25, 2009, 13:58


                      Drew Barrymore is being stalked - by a pack of squirrels.

                      The nature-lover's garden has become something of a meeting place for the furry creatures and she's starting to worry the place will soon be overrun, reports the Daily Star.

                      A source said the Charlie's Angel was thrilled when the bushy-tailed animals first scampered over to her pad - and even named them after some former flames.

                      The insider said: "At first she called them Luke, Fab and Spike after a trio of her ex-boyfriends."

                      But things soon went sour when more and more squirrels starting popping up.


                      "Now more than a dozen flock to her yard each day and she just can't get rid of them," said the source.

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                      • Not really a "funny" beyond the word itself. And yes, I had to look it up - both words in fact.

                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudop...parathyroidism

                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudohypoparathyroidism
                        Attached Files
                        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.

                        Comment


                        • Have A Cow, Man

                          Washed-up cow poses dilemma for city


                          By Matthew Pearson, Times Colonist June 29, 2009

                          Victoria city officials are meeting today to discuss what to do about a large brown cow that washed ashore on the beach just west of Clover Point on the weekend.

                          “She’s still there,” said city spokeswoman Katie Josephson this morning.

                          The city had considered cordoning off the area and covering the dead animal with a tarp, but Sunday night’s high tides prevented that from happening.

                          Josephson said the city has been trying to reach a variety of agencies to figure out how to remove the cow.

                          The animal washed up about six metres from the water’s edge, but below the high-water line, meaning that technically, it falls within the federal government’s jurisdiction.

                          Still, the city seems to be taking the lead on removing it.

                          “Regardless of what the jurisdiction is, we’re in a city park — hundreds of people and animals walk the beach every day — and we want to be sure we are taking care of it,” Josephson said.

                          She added there are no cattle farms within city limits and wouldn’t speculate about where the animal might have come from.

                          “At this point, we’re less concerned with how it got here and more interested in how do we take it away,” she said. “We’ve never had a cow before, so this is quite unique.”

                          Josephson said police received the initial call about the cow on Saturday night at around 10 p.m.

                          “It was originally thought to be a dead horse, but once the officers got there they were able to determine it was a cow,” said Victoria police acting Sgt. Jamie McRae Sunday.

                          It’s not clear where the cow might have come from, he added.

                          “It could be from anywhere for all we know,” he said.

                          Police called the city’s 24-hour public works department, which in turn contacted the parks department. The city also contacted a number of other authorities, including Agriculture Canada.

                          Still, no one seems to know at this point who, exactly, is responsible when livestock washes up on a beach.

                          “We’re still determining who are the appropriate authorities to be notified and who needs to be involved before it is moved off site,” Josephson said, adding it was difficult to reach some on Sunday.

                          “We hope to find a suitable solution [Monday] at the latest because, clearly, the longer this goes on, the greater an issue this becomes.”

                          The water-logged animal has numerous puncture wounds on its belly and appeared to have no teeth or eyes.

                          [email protected]

                          © Copyright (c) The Victoria Times Colonist

                          PHOTOCREDIT:

                          The city of Victoria was to cover and figure out where to move the cow that was found on the beach between Clover and Finlayson Point, shown in this Sunday photo. Photograph by: Files, Times Colonist

                          Ok Sheri, we know it was you. It was You who put that ring of stones around the cow. Trying to make it look like "crop circles" or something, where you? ehehheeee
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                          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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                          • HEY!!! I'm innocent!

                            City hauls away "Cuddles", the rotting cow
                            By Joanne Hatherly, Times Colonist
                            June 30, 2009
                            StoryPhotos ( 2 )
                            More Images » The cow's carcass was removed to a flatbed truck.
                            Photograph by: Darren Stone, Times Colonist

                            Victoria, B.C. - A brown cow that washed up on the beach near Clover Point is on her way to Nanaimo, and then to Calgary.

                            “Cuddles,” as she was called by city workers, was gently scooped up with a bucket-excavator, covered with a blue nylon tarp and carried up the incline of a hard-pack pathway to a waiting two-tonne flat-deck city truck.

                            She went without incident, said excavator-operator Bradley Dingee who has moved cows and other livestock for burial at farms before, but never one on a beach.

                            “When they sit there for a while, they can get ‘puffy,’” Dingee said, “but as long as it doesn’t break apart, it’s not problem to move them.”

                            It was a problem to move this cow, the City of Victoria found after staff spent 48 hours working through a bureaucratic morass to determine how to dispose of the corpse.

                            “Apparently a cow is a special animal,” said Katie Josephson, spokeswoman for the City of Victoria. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans was first contacted because the cow’s location on the beach below the high-water mark put it on federal turf, but then it was learned that the DFO only deals with beached sea life, pushing the animal over to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s jurisdiction.

                            Josephson said no one has called to claim the cow, and the city is no closer to knowing whether it came from an Island farm or fell off a boat or even if cows swim. The cow is now under the control of the CFIA which is moving it to Calgary.

                            © Copyright (c) The Victoria Times Colonist
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                            Sheri
                            IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                            Honorary Flatlander

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                            • Boy allegedly steals from ambulance as mom treated

                              Tuesday, June 30, 2009 (06-30) 18:04 PDT Elizabethton, Tenn. (AP)

                              A boy was arrested over the weekend on charges of stealing from an ambulance while paramedics were treating his mother. The Johnson City Press reported the boy, who was not named because he is a juvenile, was charged with stealing $5,000 in medical supplies. That includes an oxygen tank and an oxygen sensor machine.

                              He is also accused of stealing a purse belonging to one of the rescue workers and of breaking into a car several hours earlier and stealing credit cards, a cellular phone and a PlayStation portable video game.

                              The boy was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center in Johnson City.

                              Information from: Johnson City Press, www.johnsoncitypress.com
                              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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                              • *facepalm* Tennessee, I love you dearly, but you're embarrassing me.

                                Originally posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
                                Boy allegedly steals from ambulance as mom treated

                                Tuesday, June 30, 2009 (06-30) 18:04 PDT Elizabethton, Tenn. (AP)

                                A boy was arrested over the weekend on charges of stealing from an ambulance while paramedics were treating his mother. The Johnson City Press reported the boy, who was not named because he is a juvenile, was charged with stealing $5,000 in medical supplies. That includes an oxygen tank and an oxygen sensor machine.

                                He is also accused of stealing a purse belonging to one of the rescue workers and of breaking into a car several hours earlier and stealing credit cards, a cellular phone and a PlayStation portable video game.

                                The boy was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center in Johnson City.

                                Information from: Johnson City Press, www.johnsoncitypress.com

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