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    Waitress Applicants Videotaped Naked
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least 82 women were secretly
    videotaped naked or partly undressed while applying for jobs at
    a Los Angeles-area Hooters restaurant and changing into the
    chain's distinctive uniform, police said on Thursday.
    Detectives in the Los Angeles suburb of West Covina were
    interviewing the women, who range in age from 17 to 25, after
    seizing 180 video files from the personal computer of former
    Hooters manager Juan Aponte, police spokesman Rudy Lopez said.
    "The videos were of the women changing into and out of the
    Hooters uniform," Lopez said, and were taken while they applied
    for a job at the restaurant, which is scheduled to open in
    April, at a trailer on the construction site.
    At the interview they were told to change into the uniform
    of bright orange shorts and a white tank-top bearing the
    Hooters logo and were surreptitiously videotaped, he said.
    "We're taking photographs of the girls in the videotapes
    and comparing them with the applications and that's who we're
    trying to contact," Lopez said, adding that while more than
    1,200 women had applied it appeared that not all were taped.
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    • Pets may have to buckle up in Santa Fe
      SANTA FE, N.M., March 25 (Reuters) - Buckle up Fido!
      The city of Santa Fe may soon require pet owners to
      restrain their dogs, cats and ferrets in special pet seats or
      with seat belts while traveling in a moving vehicle.
      The ordinance, endorsed by the city's public safety
      committee, would also require that "animals in open beds of
      trucks and cars be tethered or restrained enough so the animal
      can't fly out the window," said Kate Rindy, executive director
      of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter, who helped develop the proposed
      law.
      Rindy said dog seat belts as well as portable pet carriers
      would fit the bill, as would someone merely "holding a pet in
      their lap," she said. "Just like people need to be safe, so do
      animals."
      There are special restraints on the market selling for
      about $20 to $30 to attach an animal to a seat belt.
      The pet restraint law in vehicles is part of a larger
      animal measure that tackles regulations for items such as
      spaying and neutering pets.
      The city council will vote on the ordinance within the
      month, Rindy said.

      Reut15:57 03-25-04
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      • March 29, 2004 -- Educators apparently had no foresight when they opened a $5 million driving range on the campus of L.A. City College.
        Errant golf balls have become the plague of the campus, with students ducking for their lives and using their books as shields.
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        • Alligator bites woman in back of pickup

          The Associated Press
          3/29/2004, 7:28 p.m. CT


          ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A 65-year-old woman is recovering from an encounter with an alligator that bit her as she was sitting in the back of a pickup truck.

          Patricia Compton said Wednesday that she had been sitting on an ice chest in the back of the pickup with her feet outstretched to avoid getting wet as the truck slowly moved through deep water in the remote trail in the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area.

          Compton and seven family members had just driven through the 3-foot-deep water puddle Saturday when the nearly 10-foot alligator lunged up and clamped down on Compton's ankle while her relatives, aged 4 to 14, watched in horror.

          "I thought it was just a log," she said. "Then I saw his head, his teeth on my leg. ... It was vicious."

          In one bite, the alligator sliced through the top of her right shoe, cut a 3-inch gash in her ankle and broke her fibula bone, then released its grip.

          Compton's husband, Jim, jumped out of the cab, but quickly jumped back in when the alligator charged him.

          Patricia Compton underwent surgery at Palms West Hospital and now has the bottom of her leg in a cast. She expects to be released from the hospital on Thursday.

          The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found the alligator covered with scrape marks, and it appeared to have a broken back.

          The Comptons don't believe they struck the gator, so it may have been wounded earlier and was lying there, injured and aggressive, said Lt. Chris Sella.

          "It was acting aggressively when the investigators found it," Sella said. It was killed on the spot.
          Member I.A.C.O.J

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          • Busted?

            City Wants Bigger Bust for Mermaid
            WARSAW (Reuters) - The mermaid patron of a Polish coastal
            town faces plastic surgery after councilors decided her breasts
            were too small and hips too wide, a city official said Monday.
            The mermaid's looks became a hot topic during talks in the
            city hall on a promotion campaign for Ustka, a small port on
            the Baltic coast, in which the town's mermaid shield was
            supposed to play a key role.
            "There was a discussion about the coat of arms and one
            female councilor said jokingly that the mermaid's breasts were
            too small and that she was a bit fat," city hall spokesman told
            Reuters.
            The joke became a serious idea when local and national
            media got wind of the debate, giving sleepy Ustka plenty of
            coverage.
            "We are now considering altering the mermaid slightly by
            making her breasts bigger and making her leaner," the spokesman
            said. "She will become more attractive and Ustka will gain
            publicity."
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            • March 30, 2004 -- For five years, Frances Jackson looked everywhere for her missing dog, Millie, who ran beneath a truck in 1999, then disappeared. Last week, the black Lab was finally returned home to Salem, Ore. - thanks to a microchip. Millie, fitted with the chip as a pup, was picked up as a stray by the Humane Society in a neighboring community. "Millie's getting used to being Millie," Jackson said. "And I'm getting used to having a dog again."
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              FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
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              • Mom heads off to a better place?

                Man Convicted for Decapitating Mother with Sword
                MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - A German man who decapitated
                his mother with a Samurai sword after she told him to move out
                was convicted of murder Tuesday and sentenced to life in jail.
                The man, identified only as Axel T., 22, called police
                after killing his mother last June, a spokesman for the Munich
                state court said. The man told authorities his father had
                committed the crime.
                According to prosecutors the man attacked his mother with a
                17-inch blade after his parents told him to move out. He
                chopped off her head in the kitchen of their flat while she was
                reading a newspaper, the prosecutor said. They added he first
                planned to kill his father.
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                • Doggy Potty

                  Here boy! Dutch dogs get their own toilet
                  AMSTERDAM, March 30 (Reuters) - Dutch dog owners can soon
                  throw away their pooper-scoopers and plastic bags and instead
                  walk their furry creatures to their very own toilet.
                  The developer of a new "doggy toilet," a small fenced-in
                  patch of artificial grass, hopes the self-cleaning device will
                  help rid towns of the mess left behind by man's best friend.
                  The first toilet is being tested in Zaltbommel, a small town
                  in central Netherlands, but the developer has already been
                  approached by government officials from as far away as London.
                  "This is only a pilot programme, but we hope to roll out 200
                  to 300 of these toilets in one year," Hans van de Pos, who has
                  patented the device, told Reuters on Tuesday.

                  Reut12:48 03-30-04
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                  • March 31, 2004 -- You think security hassles at the airport are bad? Listen to this poor soul's story. Asif Iqbal is a software consultant from upstate Rochester who's singled out every time he flies because his name is on the government's watch list. Turns out Iqbal has the same name as a British guy once held as a terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay.
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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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                    • The Rocket's red glare.....bombs bursting in air

                      Surprise Fireworks at Weapons Ceremony
                      KAMPONG SPEU, Cambodia (Reuters) - Onlookers at a ceremony
                      to destroy Cambodian weapons had a close call on Wednesday when
                      a Soviet-era anti-aircraft missile took off and zoomed over
                      their heads.
                      "I had to hit the deck. It was coming straight for us,"
                      said Sour Thy, a soldier standing nearby.
                      The missile landed in a bush about half a mile away.
                      The ceremony, staged by the Cambodian and U.S. military,
                      was meant to mark a fiery end to a stockpile of 233 obsolete
                      anti-aircraft rockets.
                      Few of the assembled officials had expected a demonstration
                      of how the aging and already disarmed Russian-made weapons
                      worked. "Now I've seen everything," said one Western diplomat.
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                      • Hong Kong woman sues government after rampaging monkey wrecks
                        flat-screen television
                        HONG KONG (AP) - A Hong Kong woman says conservation officers
                        chased a stray monkey into her home, where it went on a rampage
                        that destroyed an expensive flat-screen television. Now she's suing
                        the government.
                        Cai Ai-lan told the Small Claims Tribunal that officials spooked
                        the monkey with nets while they were trying to catch it in
                        September, and it went on a minor rampage in her apartment, the
                        South China Morning Post said.
                        Cai, 48, says the officials should have been trying to
                        tranquilize the monkey instead. The Apple Daily newspaper said
                        she's seeking 30,000 Hong Kong dollars (US$3,846) in damages to
                        cover damage to the TV, which was knocked down and ruined.
                        Conservation officers said Thursday that any damage to the
                        television was not their fault.
                        Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department spokesman
                        Albert Hui told The Associated Press the monkey chase had not yet
                        started when it ran into Cai's apartment.
                        Hong Kong has hundreds of wild monkeys in remote parts of the
                        Kowloon peninsula and they occasionally stray into urban areas and
                        cause minor mayhem.
                        Regardless of how Cai's lawsuit is resolved, newspapers reported
                        that she replaced her flat-screen television with a bulkier
                        conventional model.
                        "It is heavier so if the monkey comes again, it's not easily
                        overturned," Cai was quoted as telling the Post.

                        (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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                        • Coverup suspected

                          Tennessee bar covers up exposed nipples on antique photos
                          By MATT GOURAS
                          Associated Press Writer
                          NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) - Nude women have been on the menu at
                          The Sutler for years, but the Nashville pub covered up the
                          19th-century Victorian photos after being warned they might be too
                          racy for state law.
                          The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission decided Wednesday
                          that only one photo showing a woman's genital area was off-limits,
                          but by then every nipple on the menus had been covered in black
                          marker.
                          The pub has displayed the artistic antique photos for many years
                          and had never attracted notice of state regulators until recently.
                          Commission agents had told the pub owner that some of the
                          photos, thought to be from the mid-1800s, might run afoul of state
                          laws that limit sexually explicit material or performances where
                          alcohol is served.
                          The law bans such things as displays of sexual intercourse and
                          nude wait staff, as well as "scenes wherein artificial devices or
                          inanimate objects are employed to depict, or drawings employed to
                          portray, any of the prohibited activities."
                          "The underlying issue is whether the pictures violate the
                          statute," said Danielle Elks, executive director of the Alcoholic
                          Beverage Commission. "It is a very broad statute."
                          Elks said a misunderstanding led The Sutler to black out its
                          menus before the commission made its decision. "It was never the
                          intent of the agency to cite (the pub), and the agency did not
                          threaten them," she said.
                          The owner of The Sutler, Johnny Potts, said he did not want to
                          talk about the issue.

                          (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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                          • Fat German hamster in printer sparks police rescue
                            BERLIN, March 31 (Reuters) - A German hamster called "Teddy"
                            sparked a police rescue mission after he climbed inside a
                            computer printer and got stuck because he was too fat to get out
                            again, authorities said on Wednesday.
                            "Contrary to his normal habits, Teddy climbed inside a PC
                            printer and was unable to get out because of his corpulence,"
                            police in the northern city of Flensburg said in a statement,
                            adding that they initially thought it was an April Fool's joke.
                            Luckily for Teddy, a neighbour of his owner managed to free
                            the hamster so the arriving police officer was spared the task.
                            "After all the commotion, the animal was already peacefully
                            asleep again in his cage, having escaped with nothing but a few
                            bruises," said the statement.
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                            • April 1, 2004 -- April Fool's --Theodures and Annette Raaymakers were having a grand old time fishing on upstate Lake Champlain - until the ice they were standing on broke loose and carried them offshore.
                              The pair frantically waved to people on land as they helplessly drifted north on the ice floe, which was originally 2,000 feet by 1,000 feet - but then began rapidly thinning and cracking. Rescue crews finally reached them and warned: ice fishing during the spring thaw can be hazardous to your health. Duh!
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                              • Antique
                                19th-century Victorian photos
                                thought to be from the mid-1800s
                                menus had been covered in black marker.
                                Did the thought never cross their minds that maybe they could order new "replica" menus instead of defacing antiques?

                                What a shame.
                                September 11th - Never Forget

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