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  • February 18, 2004 -- The new librarian at Valparaiso University in Indiana won't be allowed any sick days or even get a vacation. That's because it's a high-tech robot with arms that can sort returned books and bring them to the shelves where they belong. But one thing the robot can't do - and must leave to its human co-workers - is tell people to "Shush!"
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    • February 20, 2004 -- A new coffee shop wants to make Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts go bust - by showing off busts. Normand St. Michel says he'll employ partially nude waitresses to lure customers in for a little jiggle with their java at his Madison, Maine, cafe. Some residents are shocked at the plan, but officials say there are no town ordinances to stop it.
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      • Originally posted by DaSharkie
        As I say,

        Stupid people equals job security.
        We responded to a structure fire to find the kitchen heavily involved with fire and the occupant at the neighbors with burns to face and hands. Upon questioning him we found out he was cleaning his auto's carberator at the kitchen table with a bucket of gas and then he tried to dry the carb by using a lighter. The rest is easy to figure out.

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        • February 21, 2004 -- Just call him sleazy rider. Andre Gainey of upstate Schenectady was arrested after being spotted driving allegedly while watching a porn film on a DVD screen inside his Mercedes. He was charged under a state law that bans public displays of offensive material visible to others.
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          • February 22, 2004 -- It's anything but hog heaven for farmers in Belle Plaine, Kan. That's because a pack of wild pigs are wreaking havoc by rooting up yards, wrecking crops and driving canines crazy. "I drive down to Texas to hunt the darn things and here they are in my back yard," complained county Sheriff Gerald Gilkey.
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            • Baby girl is first in family for over 100 years

              Ananova:

              A family is celebrating after the birth of its first girl for more than a century.
              Baby Jessica Harold was born to delighted parents 19-year-old Natalie and 22-year-old Gerrard.
              She is the first daughter born to the family since 1882 - at the time of Jessica's great, great, great grandfather Frederick Harold.
              His three sisters were the last known female Harold children.
              Construction student Gerrard, from Kirkby, Merseyside, said: "I'm over the moon. I'm absolutely besotted with her. I didn't mind what we had, but I was sure it would be a boy."
              Jessica's grandmother, Veronica Harold, 43, said: "I've traced the family tree and the last girl born to a Harold was 121 years ago. We were convinced the family just weren't able to have girls. We thought it was genetic. I was so excited when Jessica was born I must have called everyone in the family to tell them."
              (the baby will be turning 1 in May)

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              • February 25, 2004 -- That new traffic officer - what a dummy!
                That's what they're saying in Santa Clara, Calif., where cops are using a former department-store mannequin for traffic enforcement.The dummy, dressed in full police uniform, is placed at the wheel of a patrol car on busy thoroughfares - and the sight of him spooks motorists into obeying the speed limit.
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                • February 26, 2004 -- A security screener pulled the Stupid Airport Worker Trick of the day when he laid down on a conveyer belt at Denver International and sent himself through the X-ray machine.
                  "I cannot ascribe any sort of motive to why anyone would do this," said Mike Fierberg of the Transportation Security Administration, adding that the man has been disciplined for his dopey stunt.
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                  • Preschoolers crash SUV

                    Panhandle tots opened two locked doors before wild ride

                    By BILL KACZOR
                    The Associated Press
                    2/25/2004, 1:25 p.m. CT


                    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A pair of preschoolers had to get through two locked doors and activate an automatic garage door opener before taking their mother's sport utility vehicle on a wild ride across a golf course, their father said Wednesday.

                    Dr. Michael Hennessey, an obstetrician, said sons Patrick, 4, and William, 2, were at home and on the mend after being treated for injuries suffered when the older boy crashed the SUV into a tree after crossing a fairway near their Shalimar home about 40 miles east of Pensacola.

                    "They'll never get their licenses," Hennessey vowed in a telephone interview.

                    Patrick required surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola to close a facial gash he received when the vehicle's air bags deployed, Hennessey said. His brother, who had gotten into the back seat and fastened his safety belt, was treated at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for a fractured nose.

                    Hennessey plans to install a door alarm because the tots have foiled every other effort to keep them from sneaking out of the house, including dead bolt locks and a butterfly latch they were able to reach by standing on a stool.

                    The doctor was at his office and his wife, Ronda, was showering at their home Monday when the boys went for their wild ride. Neither is talking about what happened, but Hennessey surmises they were trying to visit an aunt who lives nearby.

                    After going with their mother to take an older brother at school, Patrick and William wanted to see the aunt. Their mother refused, saying they needed to go home and get cleaned up for a shopping trip.

                    "They threw a fit," Hennessey said.

                    The boys unlocked one door to get out of the house and another to get into the garage and then use the remote control to open the main garage door, Hennessey said. Their mother had left her car keys in her purse in the vehicle, authorities said.

                    He said he was grateful for a quick response by neighbors, golf course personnel, police, firefighters and ambulance and helicopter crews that took the boys to hospitals.

                    "It could have turned out very, very tragically, especially on a golf course with water hazards," Hennessey said. "As far as imagining the kinds of things that could hurt your children, this was not one of them."
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                    • February 27, 2004 -- An 8-year-old boy has been suspended from school after being accused of sexual harassment - for kissing a classmate on the cheek.Third-grader Stephen Fogelman of Branson, Miss., was booted after he was spotted giving the girl a quick peck during a game of tag in the schoolyard.Stephen's parents say he can't understand why he's in trouble - because he doesn't even know what sexual harassment is.
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                      • DUMB DUMB DUMB.....

                        Its a good thing Cletus wasn't riding with him, there might have been a gunfight to go with this story.

                        Driver Calls 911 As Police Pursue Him

                        MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- It may be right to call 911 to report someone's chasing you on the highway - but not if it's a sheriff's deputy in pursuit.

                        Kevin Richard Vowell, 31, of Maryville placed such a call to emergency dispatchers during a high speed chase on U.S. 411 early Sunday morning, Blount County sheriff's spokeswoman Marian O'Briant said.

                        The incident began when a deputy noticed Vowell driving erratically and signaled for him to stop. Vowell pulled over but then spun his pickup truck around and fled down the highway, with three patrol cars in pursuit.

                        Vowell then dialed 911 and reported he was being chased but would not stop until he got to Vonore.

                        "The dispatcher advised him to stop, telling him, 'You're only making it worse,'" O'Briant said.

                        Police said that after Vowell struck a mailbox and then rammed a cruiser. With a supervisor's permission, one deputy ended the chase by bumping the truck and sending it off the highway. Vowell was treated for minor injuries at the University of Tennessee Medical Center before he was taken to the Blount jail.

                        Vowell was charged with vehicular assault, drunken driving, felony reckless endangerment and felony evading arrest.

                        Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
                        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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                        • February 28, 2004 -- The news just keeps getting worse for Barbie. Two weeks ago, she and Ken split after 43 years together (the toy maker Mattel engineered the split), and now the famed doll has been expelled from a Concord, Mich., middle school after parents complained about how a teacher used it in a math lesson to teach proportions. Laurie Reitz asked her seventh-grade students to take Barbie's measurements and compare them to those of a family member or Reitz herself.
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                          • One thing though, shouldn't it be the teacher that is "expelled" rather than Barbie?

                            What's the world coming to? Almost as shocking as the little boy that got suspended from school for kissing a girl on the cheek .... how ridiculous is that???!!!!
                            September 11th - Never Forget

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                            • February 29, 2004 -- Oops!

                              A Year Is Not 365 Days
                              The earth's year is 365.24219 days long. That's how long it takes the Earth to make one cycle around the sun, and through seasons. Until Julius Caesar proclaimed every fourth year a Leap Year, calendars were a mess. If you lived long enough, you could experience your birthday in two or three different seasons.
                              Now the calendar is pretty orderly, but a small minority of people don't get a birthday during most years. We can thank these guys:
                              45 BC: Emperor Julius Caesar proclaims the last day of February as Leap Year Day, skipping it three out of four years. Back then, February 30th was the last day of the last month of the year, which is why he picked it.
                              4 AD: Emperor Caesar Augustus corrects a counting error in Leap Years. He also gets the month of August named after him, and steals the last day of February so that August can have 31 days, just like Julius' month. Now February has 29 days in Leap Years.
                              1582: Pope Gregory XIII, moves the end of the year to December 31st, and makes century years leap years if they are divisible by 400. (So 2000 is a leap year, but 1900 was not.) He moved the end of the year back two months so that Easter would occur in the spring.

                              HAPPY LEAP DAY
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                              • Man Seizes Ambulance to Speed Mom to Hospital
                                PALERMO, Sicily (Reuters) - An impatient Sicilian farmer
                                leapt behind the wheel of an ambulance Tuesday to get his sick
                                mother to hospital faster but was charged with theft and
                                kidnapping for his pains.
                                The farmer had taken his mother to a small medical center
                                in the south of the Mediterranean island but, after talking to
                                doctors, decided he could not wait for an ambulance driver to
                                take her to hospital in a bigger town, 20 km (12 miles) away.
                                "I was just worried about my mother," Italian news agency
                                Agi quoted the 43-year-old as saying.
                                The woman, whose condition was not known, was later flown
                                by helicopter to a hospital in the capital Palermo -- though
                                not by her son.
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