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  • Policeman Arrested Driving in Fishnet Tights
    PARIS (Reuters) - A French policeman faces trial in a
    police court for driving under the influence after he was
    stopped at the wheel of his car drunk and wearing only a pair
    of fishnet tights, a prosecutor said on Friday.
    The man admitted he was a part-time prostitute after fellow
    police chased him through the Bois de Boulogne, a wooded area
    on the outskirts of Paris reputed as a nighttime hangout of
    transsexual prostitutes, in the early hours of Thursday.
    The policeman said he needed the extra income. If
    convicted, he could lose his driver's license and be fined.
    Prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to try him
    for passive soliciting, which is punishable by prison in
    France.
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    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
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    • 7-Year-Old Boy Saves His Father's Life
      CANBERRA, Australia (Reuters) - A seven-year-old Australian
      boy will be nominated for a bravery award after walking 1.3
      miles through rugged bush with broken ribs and collapsing lungs
      to get help for his injured father, emergency services said
      Monday.
      Tyler Moon and his father, David, 39, were seriously hurt
      Saturday when their all-terrain four-wheeled vehicle turned
      over and pinned the boy's father to the ground about 120 miles
      south of Sydney in New South Wales state.
      "With the severity of his injuries he staggered as two
      lungs were collapsing to make it home for dad because he loves
      his dad. We think he deserves recognition," said Ian Badham of
      CareFlight, which airlifted Tyler to a Sydney hospital.
      Tyler collapsed after making it home to his mother, Gail.
      He and his father were now recovering in separate Sydney
      hospitals.
      "He was always a hero in my eyes. He's now just a hero in
      everyone else's eyes," Tyler's mother told reporters on Monday.
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      • ST. LOUIS (AP) - Despite a daily regimen of birth control pills,
        Merah the orangutan is pregnant. And St. Louis Zoo officials are
        uncertain who the father is.
        "Needless to say, we have a lot of unanswered questions,"
        primate curator Ingrid Porton said. "It's a little embarrassing, I
        have to admit."
        Diligent about trying to prevent overcrowding and inbreeding,
        zookeepers have been giving 35-year-old Merah a daily birth control
        pill mixed into yogurt and honey. Porton suspects the mixture
        either spilled or was swiped by her 8-year-old son Sugi.
        The how is less important than the who, however. Scientists hope
        the father is 40-year-old Junior, a previous mate with great genes.
        They concede it could be Sugi, Merah and Junior's son. Merah has
        had liaisons with both.
        "That's not uncommon in the wild or in captivity," Porton
        said.
        Tests will determine paternity. Merah appears near the end of
        her eight-month term.
        "If she is pregnant by Sugi, it's not the worst thing in the
        world. It's successive inbreeding that is a problem," Porton said.
        "But if she's pregnant by Junior, it's a wonderful thing."

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

        AP-NY-05-10-04 1607EDT
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        • May 12, 2004 -- Australians must start having more sex. In fact, their government is demanding it. The nation's treasurer, Peter Costello, said that couples owe it to their country to have more kids and should get on with the job. "You go home and do your patriotic duty tonight," he proclaimed. What a Country !!!
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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
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          • Billboard On Times Square Shows Rabbits Having Sex

            POSTED: 10:08 a.m. EDT May 12, 2004

            NEW YORK -- A Times Square billboard has pictures of rabbits doing what rabbits are known for.

            The billboard is by Swatch watches. It's a giant clock with rabbit couples in various sexual positions -- which the ad company is calling Bunny-sutra -- a takeoff on the Kama sutra.

            Some tourists interviewed by the New York Post were aghast that a sexual billboard could be shown across Times Square. However one New Yorker said the ad was "funny."

            A spokesperson for Swatch Group U.S., told the Post the company is always "very tongue in cheek This is a playful ad."
            Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press
            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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            • May 14, 2004 -- Being declared dead can be a real hassle, especially when you're alive. That's what happened to Alice DeHan, 67, of Stuart, Fla., when she suddenly found her cellphone service shut off, her car insurance canceled and her bank account frozen. "I treated it like a joke - until they canceled my HMO," said DeHan, who called the Social Security Administration and learned that someone there had marked her as deceased.
              "I told them I was alive," she said, "and there was dead silence on the phone."
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              CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
              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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              • May 17, 2004 -- A cop yesterday hurled a firefighter to the ground during a lower Manhattan drill designed to test how well emergency agencies work with one another responding to a terror attack, sources told The Post.

                The incident - which flew in the face of assertions by Mayor Bloomberg and other officials that the had gone well - happened just outside the Bowling Green subway station.

                One source familiar with the incident said a transit cop grabbed a firefighter from Squad 18 without any provocation as the firefighter tried to walk into the station.

                The cop threw the firefighter to the ground, according to the source.

                The victim landed on his air-supply pack, which was strapped to his back.

                Firefighters who witnessed the scene confronted the police officer, asking why he had grabbed their colleague.

                "I had to do it," said the cop, according to the source, who said that incredulous firefighters then reminded the officer that the exercise was only a drill, not a real emergency.

                The firefighter was not injured, and walked away from the scene.

                The cop apparently was acting on the belief that firefighters were barred from the station while police searched for a simulated explosive device, the source said.

                The source noted that cops and firefighters had been allowed inside earlier, but almost everyone was eventually told to leave because another "bomb" was suspected.

                At that point, only the police bomb squad was supposed to be there.

                That's when the grabbing incident took place, even though cops not assigned to the bomb squad were in the subway station at the time, the source said.

                The NYPD said it had no record of the incident, and an FDNY spokesman declined to comment.

                But a source said the incident had been written up, with the names of those involved, for FDNY officials.

                The violence came on the heels of a decision last week by the Bloomberg administration to clearly spell out which agencies have command at the scene of various types of emergencies, an issue that has been a sore point for FDNY-NYPD relations.

                Yesterday's exercise involved police, fire, and other agencies confronting a mock double bombing and collision of two subway trains at the station.

                The drill involved more than 1,000 local, state and federal personnel.





                ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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                CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                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."
                *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                • May 21, 2004 -- An enterprising teen computer nerd was making a mint from his new business — hacking into his school's computer and changing kids' grades, cops say. The student from Corona del Mar HS in Newport Beach, Calif., was arrested after allegedly collecting several hundred dollars per student to change their bad marks to passing grades. The price "depended on how significant of a grade change the students wanted and how quickly they wanted it done," said police Sgt. Steve Shulman
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                  CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                  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."
                  *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                  • May 22, 2004 -- While their owner was away, two cats did play — with fire. Liberal Fire Department investigators said a pair of cats started a fire inside a small southwest Kansas home by jumping onto a stove. Apparently, one of the cats ignited a burner by stepping on a push button. Material on the stove caught fire, and flames spread to other areas of the kitchen and spread smoke throughout the house. Investigators said the homeowner was out of town, and the fire apparently burned unnoticed for some time. The cats survived the fire and were being treated at an animal hospital until the owner could pick them up...
                    Last edited by E40FDNYL35; 05-22-2004, 06:04 AM.
                    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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                    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                    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."
                    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                    • May 23, 2004 -- A family dog survived five weeks at the bottom of a 30-foot deep pit in the California desert. Stephen Schwartz was hiking with his family in Death Valley National Park when their pooch, Shadow, fell into a pit. They tried in vain to rescue the dog, and after Shadow stopped responding to their calls they assumed he had died. But Shadow was very much alive, surviving on water at the bottom of the hole. Five weeks later, brothers Scott and Darren Mertz rescued Shadow after hearing barking from the pit.
                      ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                      NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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                      CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                      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."
                      *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                      • May 24, 2004 -- The developer of million-dollar homes in Fort Lauderdale took a neighbor to court to try to stop her from hanging her laundry outside to dry. "I'm sure if you bought a $3 million house and your neighbor across the street has purple panties flying in plain visibility, you wouldn't want her doing that," said Robert Strauss of Floridian Estate Builders. But a judge ruled in favor of Poppy Madden, who'll continue to hang her clothes because "I hate pulling my skirt out of the dryer when it's all wrinkled in a ball."
                        ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                        NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                        343
                        CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                        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."
                        *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                        • May 26, 2004 -- Politics is a dirty business, especially in Pennsylvania, where lawmakers are spending time and taxpayers' money to name an "official state soil." The state House voted 177-22 to designate Hazleton soil as the state's top dirt, but some folks say the pols should be sent to the sty for such stupid legislation. Still, Bruce Willman, of the Soil Association lobby group, insists: "This is not a trivial undertaking."
                          ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                          NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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                          CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                          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."
                          *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                          • May 27, 2004 -- Two San Francisco cops — a woman and man — were caught moonlighting in a hard-core porn flick called "Bus Stop Whores." She's still on beat duty, while he's been given a desk job, but some of their colleagues say its much ado about nothing. "Hey, this is San Francisco, what do you expect?" said Sgt. Joe Garrity. "Personally, I haven't seen the movie, but then I'm more of a Disney kind of guy. "But from what I hear, Brad Pitt doesn't have anything to worry about."
                            ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                            NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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                            CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                            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."
                            *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                            • May 28, 2004 -- Tom Gibson has watched a lot of TV without a break this week — 47 hours and eight minutes, to be exact. The 24-year-old London man broke the world record for continuous television watching, beating the old record of 47 hours and 16 seconds. "This was no easy task," he said. "On Wednesday morning at about 2 a.m., I felt like I was going to nod off . . . but I never took my eyes off the screen."
                              ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                              NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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                              CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                              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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                              • poor guy...

                                In April, the Virginia Supreme Court turned down the petition for a new trial for Aleck J. Carpitcher, who was sentenced in 1999 to 38 years in prison for molesting an 11-year-old girl even though she recently told authorities she made up the whole incident to punish Carpitcher, who was at the time dating the girl's mother. The justices cited state law, which allows consideration of "new evidence" only if it is submitted within three weeks of the sentencing date. [Daily Press (Hampton Roads)-AP, 4-21-04]

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