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  • GO APE!

    SINGAPORE (AP) - People in strait-laced Singapore were urged
    Monday to act like monkeys - the Chinese zodiac sign for the coming
    Lunar year - for the sake of their country.
    Singaporeans could foster an economic recovery this year by
    behaving more like monkeys, Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan said in
    a Lunar New Year message reported in The Straits Times newspaper.
    Chinese communities around the world will herald the start of
    the Year of the Monkey on Thursday. Chinese believe the monkey is
    clever, flexible, innovative and confident, but can also be
    selfish, jealous and vain.
    "Be like a monkey. When things happen, you have to be nimble.
    Take advantage of opportunities, don't be cast down, but rise to
    the challenge if it does occur," Tan was quoted as saying.
    Tan urged Singaporeans not to be daunted by the challenges of
    helping the city-state recover from its worst economic downturn.
    The SARS outbreak, the Iraq war and slumps in global manufacturing
    and air travel hit Singapore hard in 2003.
    Singapore's economy grew 0.8 percent last year, but unemployment
    sits at a 17-year high of 5.9 percent.
    Last year, in the Year of the Sheep - known in Singapore as the
    Year of the Goat - Prime Minister Goh Chok Tung issued a similar
    animal-themed call to arms when faced with "an imminent war in
    Iraq."
    "In the year of the Goat, we must try to be like the mountain
    goat, sure-footed and hardy and able to move safely in a rocky
    environment," Goh said.

    (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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    • Watch yer language

      Scottish police told to watch their Ps and Qs
      LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Scottish police have been told
      not to ask people if they are married in case it causes offence
      to gays, and to refrain from calling elderly people "old."
      New directives issued to Lothian and Borders police are
      included in new guidelines that also instruct officers not to
      refer to women as "pet," "love" or "dear."
      The word "homosexual" should also be avoided because it is
      derogatory and stems from a 19th century notion that
      homosexuality was an illness, the guidelines say.
      "Embarrassment can also be caused to people by asking them
      questions which appear to assume a particular sexual
      orientation, such as "Are you married?."..," according to a
      booklet, issued after officers were sent on political
      correctness courses.
      Calling people "old" can be offensive as it suggests "worn
      out" and "of little use," officers were advised. Older or
      elderly are deemed much more appropriate, while terms such as
      "old fool" should be avoided by all means.
      The police force, which covers around a third of Scotland's
      population including in the capital Edinburgh, said on Monday
      it realised that changing language was difficult.
      But it denied the booklet was a result of political
      correctness gone mad.
      "We live in very dangerous and sensitive times in terms of
      language and attitudes," Lothian and Borders Deputy Chief
      Constable Tom Wood said. "People are very quick to take
      offence."

      Reut11:00 01-19-04
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      • Ding Dung?

        Farmer finds diamonds in the rough
        NEW DELHI, Jan 19 (Reuters) - It's not quite the goose that
        laid the golden egg, but an Indian diamond merchant's prize cow
        is producing bejewelled dung.
        Dilubhai Rajput had stashed a bag of more than 1,700 small
        diamonds, worth almost $900, in a pile of hay at his home in
        Gujarat state, famous both for its dairy and diamond-cutting
        industries, but hadn't reckoned on the risk of a hungry cow,
        the Economic Times newspaper reported on Monday.
        Now he's feeding the animal a diet of grass, grain, fruit
        and laxatives and has so far recovered 300 diamonds in three
        days.
        "I am sure within a week I will retrieve all my diamonds,"
        the paper quoted Rajput as saying.
        It was unclear why he chose to hide the stones in the hay.
        REUTERS
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        • Tokyo government to ponder panty trade clampdown
          TOKYO, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Tokyo's used panty sellers are
          among the targets of a raft of new regulations to be considered
          by city lawmakers in an effort to protect minors from the
          Japanese capital's thriving sex industry.
          Finding a way of preventing the lucrative trade in young
          girls' underwear, which media say can command 10,000 yen ($94) a
          pair at sex shops, is among recommendations in a report presented
          to the city on Monday by an advisory body on youth issues.
          Operators of sidewalk vending machines that dispense
          pornography are also likely to be asked to ensure that sales are
          not made to minors by requiring that all machines accept a
          drivers' licence as proof of age.
          Publishers, as well, may be asked to comply voluntarily with
          a proposal that they wrap sexually explicit magazines to prevent
          children from browsing through them at book shops.
          The proposals also call for a ban on children under 18
          entering Internet cafes and karaoke centres between 11 p.m. and 4
          a.m., to be enforced with a fine on business owners of up to
          300,000 yen ($2,800).
          "The aim of these proposals is to create a zoning system to
          keep the world of adults separate from that of children," said
          Tatsuo Mizuno, a Tokyo government official.
          "It is the responsibility of adults to do this."
          Concern about the sexual exploitation of minors, often in
          exchange for cash or gifts, has grown in Japan in recent years,
          with many offenders using Internet dating sites to contact
          children.
          REUTERS
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          • January 20, 2004 -- The dog show must go on - just not on the carpet.
            The Muncie Kennel Club of Indiana has pulled its annual dog show out of the Horizon Convention Center because management feared the pooches would poop on the newly-carpeted floor. The center said the show could proceed if the club covered the floor with plastic, but dog owners feared their prize canines would slip and fall.

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            • Thief Steals $100,000 From Lottery Winner


              SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (AP) -- Someone stole a bank bag containing $100,000 from Jack Whittaker, winner of the richest undivided lottery jackpot in U.s. history.

              The thief shattered a window to get into Whittaker's locked sport utility vehicle, parked outside his home, Chief Sheriff's Deputy John Dailey said Tuesday.

              Whittaker, a 56-year-old contractor, won a $314.9 million Powerball jackpot in December 2002 and collected his winnings in a $113 million lump sum.

              The break-in was the second time in less than a year that money was stolen from Whittaker.

              In August, a strip club manager and his girlfriend were charged with drugging Whittaker and stealing a briefcase containing more than $500,000 in cash and cashier's checks. The money was recovered.




              Maybe, he will now learn to not keep large amounts of money in his car.

              Tanker
              I.A.C.O.J. Firefighter/EMT-B

              "I'm gonna drill a hole in your skull and pump out all the stupidity"
              Gunny Ermey


              "Never underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"


              Humpty Dumpty was pushed

              Polishing the Chrome on all the IACOJ "apparati"

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              • Weird AND Cruel

                A few years back we had a pretty good house fire. It was caused by the home-owner but in a very cruel and unusually way. The home-owner apparantly had a rat problem in his home. So his way to fix that was to take a lighter and a bottle of hair spray and light them on fire when he saw them. Well he got one and it ran back into his walls while it was still on fire and lit the whole house up.....

                I think that puts a new meaning to the phrase: The fire is in the walls!!

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                • WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Smithsonian Institution will
                  plead guilty to violating a federal law protecting endangered
                  birds, the U.S. agency announced Tuesday.
                  Lawrence M. Small was charged under the Migratory Bird Treaty
                  Act for possessing South American headdresses that included
                  feathers from protected birds.
                  The Smithsonian's governing board issued a statement saying
                  Small planned to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge in U.S.
                  District Court in Raleigh, North Carolina. Under terms of the plea,
                  the U.S. attorney will not recommend any fine or jail time, the
                  statement said.
                  The board said the investigation and guilty plea "has not
                  impaired, is not impairing, and will not hereafter impair" Small's
                  ability to run the Smithsonian, which consists of 16 museums and
                  galleries, the National Zoo in Washington and research facilities
                  in the United States and abroad.
                  The U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District of North
                  Carolina said Small would be arraigned on Friday.
                  Smith's lawyer, Judah Best, declined to comment until the case
                  was concluded.
                  Smith bought the collection of headdresses before becoming
                  secretary of the Smithsonian in January 2000. According to the
                  statement, he got legal advice before purchasing the collection,
                  which had been displayed at two museums.
                  The Smithsonian was established in 1846 with a bequest by Briton
                  James Smithson and holds more than 140 million artifacts and
                  specimens and is a center for research and scholarship in the arts,
                  sciences and history.

                  (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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                  • Forgive me.....

                    Israeli rabbi offers prayer for Internet porn browsers
                    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli rabbi has composed a prayer
                    to help devout Jews overcome guilt after visiting porn Web sites
                    while surfing the Internet.
                    "Please God, help me cleanse the computer of viruses and evil
                    photographs which disturb and ruin my work ... so that I shall be
                    able to cleanse myself (of sin)," reads the benediction by Shlomo
                    Eliahu, chief rabbi in the northern town of Safed.
                    Eliahu, quoted by Israel's largest daily newspaper Yedioth
                    Ahronoth, said he had responded to a deluge of queries from
                    Orthodox Jews worried that the lure of Internet sex sites was
                    putting family relationships at risk.
                    The rabbi recommends that Jews recite the prayer when they
                    log on to the Internet or even program it to flash up on their
                    computer screens so they are spiritually covered whether they
                    enter a porn site intentionally or by mistake.
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                    • A worthy cause......

                      Army joins struggle to save Russian beer
                      MOSCOW, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Russia has sent in the army to
                      bolster a week-long struggle to rescue 10 tonnes of beer trapped
                      under Siberian ice, Itar-Tass news agency said on Monday.
                      A lorry carrying the beer sank when trying to cross the
                      frozen Irtysh river, and a rescue team of six divers, 10 workers
                      and a modified T-72 tank from the emergencies ministry have so
                      far failed to save the load.
                      "The situation hasn't developed according to our ideal
                      scenario," the deputy head of the Cherlaksky region, told the
                      agency. Temperatures were around minus 27 degrees Celsius (minus
                      17 degrees Fahrenheit) in the region, near the Siberian city of
                      Omsk and around 2,200 km (1,400 miles) from Moscow.
                      A week-long effort to cut a 100-metre (yard) corridor to the
                      river bank to pull the truck to dry land failed when the vehicle
                      was swept away from the rescue site, Tass said.
                      But it said the soldiers were confident it would take them
                      just a day to retrieve the beer.

                      Reut07:50 01-20-04
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                      • January 21, 2004 -- Ohio police have rigged a decoy auto to play the theme from "Cops" as they bust car thieves. When undercover officers in Columbus see somebody breaking in, they flip a switch that disables the engine, locks the doors - and turns on the tape player, which blares: "Bad boys, bad boys/Whatcha gonna do/Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?"

                        ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
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                        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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                        • Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
                          January 21, 2004 -- Ohio police have rigged a decoy auto to play the theme from "Cops" as they bust car thieves. When undercover officers in Columbus see somebody breaking in, they flip a switch that disables the engine, locks the doors - and turns on the tape player, which blares: "Bad boys, bad boys/Whatcha gonna do/Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?"

                          I LOVE IT!
                          ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
                          Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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                          • Say Hi!

                            Sweet smell of success gets Israeli police high
                            JERUSALEM, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Israeli police had to close an
                            entire floor of their station because the pungent scent of
                            tonnes of confiscated marijuana was making them high, an Israeli
                            newspaper said on Friday.
                            The drugs, smuggled from Egypt, are kept in a storeroom of a
                            police station in the southern town of Dimona. Police have
                            confiscated so much, that the room is filled up almost
                            immediately after its contents are sent to be incinerated.
                            "Every time I came to work I felt...like I was high," the
                            Maariv newspaper quoted one officer as saying. "The smell of
                            marijuana was killing us -- it was impossible to work."
                            The newspaper said a police medical officer ordered
                            personnel to move to another floor until the drugs could be
                            shipped out.
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                            • Check yer bags M'am?

                              BERLIN (Reuters) - German police have arrested a Croatian
                              woman who was traveling with her 2-year-old son shut up in a
                              suitcase on the way to an exorcist, authorities said Thursday.
                              Police in Munich said they arrested the 24-year-old mother
                              at a bus stop after a passenger heard noises coming from her
                              suitcase and they discovered the almost naked toddler huddled
                              up inside.
                              "It was almost freezing that day, but the boy was only
                              wearing a nappy (diaper). He was shivering quite badly but
                              unharmed," said a police spokesman.
                              The woman told police her son was "possessed by the devil"
                              and that she wanted to bring him to an occult priest, the
                              spokesman added. She is now in psychiatric care.
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                              • Traveling with the bare neccessities

                                Naked British rambler reaches journey's end
                                LONDON (Reuters) - A Briton fulfilled his ambition Thursday
                                of walking naked through the length of the country, despite
                                being arrested several times over the course of his half-year
                                trek.
                                Steve Gough, 44, reached John O'Groats at the very northern
                                tip of Scotland, after a 900-mile walk which began at Land's
                                End in the southwest corner of England in the middle of last
                                year.
                                Walking often in near freezing temperatures, he was wearing
                                only socks, walking boots, a hat and a rucksack.
                                Gough said he was blazing a trail against antiquated
                                British indecency laws and establishment attitudes.
                                The unemployed lorry driver was arrested several times
                                during his journey after complaints from the public. Not even
                                two brief prison sentences and sometimes outright public
                                hostility put him off his quest.
                                Speaking as he approached his final destination, Gough said
                                it would take time to change people's minds about nudity, but
                                hoped the campaign would be successful.
                                "This is just one step in the whole process of making
                                people aware about our bodies because we are so paranoid about
                                them," Gough said.
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