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  • Until March, Mr. Dayn Riegel and his girlfriend kept 77 cats in their house in Lawrenceville, Ga., but a Humane Society spokesman said he saw no problem, in that all appeared to be in good health and well-fed, and Riegel's home was clean (though filled with litter boxes). Riegel recorded each cat's history on a computer database, provided one packaged meal and one special meal a day for each, and turned over 60 pounds of cat litter a week. (During a recent move from the home, Riegel gave away just a few of the cats.) [Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 3-20-04]

    I bet he doesn't get many visitors over to his home...no room for 'em anyway.

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    • May 30, 2004 -- A Florida woman earned her high-school diploma - at age 90. Uceba Babson of West Palm Beach dropped out of school in 1931 to marry a farmer but decided two years ago to return to the classroom and fulfill a long-held dream. "This is something I promised myself a long time ago," Babson said. "It's been a challenge, but a wonderful challenge."
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      CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
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      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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      • How did this post get so long?
        FF I
        FF II
        Hazmat Operations
        EMT-B
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        The light at the end of the tunnel has been temporarly shut off due to the current work load. The Mangement

        When all else fails USE DUCT-TAPE!!!

        My views posted in this fourm are my personal views only and do not reflect on any agencies that I am afiliated with.

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        • It's Weird But True...
          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 31, 2004 -- Two firefighters scheduled to go on television yesterday to demonstrate the department's new radios showed up a little late - they stopped to fight a fire.
            Battalion Chief Jim Hodgen of the 9th Battalion and one of the firefighters under his command were headed to NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza to show how the new equipment makes it easier for firefighters on upper floors of skyscrapers to communicate with their colleagues on the ground. But when the radios in their truck broadcast word of a fire nearby on West 48th Street, they went there instead. It turned out to be a minor electrical fire in a five-story building where they didn't even need to use their new radios. After helping to extinguish it, they did the demonstration.
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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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            • June 1, 2004 -- For frisky Swedish couples unable to get to the drugstore, here comes the condom ambulance! Beginning Friday, sexed-up lovers can call a number and a white ambulance-like van, with a winged, red condom as its logo, will rush over a pack of 10 prophylactics. "It is 50 percent about pregnancy and 50 percent about sexually transmitted diseases. If we need to get out into the bedrooms to make things better, we will do it," said Carl Osvald of the Swedish Organization for Sex Education.
              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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              • Last Civil War widow dies at 97
                Martin was described as "the last link to Dixie"

                The last surviving widow of a US Civil War veteran has died - nearly 140 years after the conflict ended.

                Alberta Martin passed away aged 97 at a nursing home in Alabama on 31 May after suffering a heart attack.

                In 1927, she married the 81-year-old war veteran of the Confederate army, William Martin, when she was 21.

                After living in poverty and obscurity for much of her life, she later achieved prominence, regularly attending Confederate parades.

                "She was what we call the last link to Dixie," Dr Kenneth Chancery, Martin's caretaker, said.

                "The war hasn't been that far removed, particularly for southerners, and she reminded us of that," he said.

                'Link to past'

                Martin had already been widowed with a son when she met William Martin, also a widower who had served with the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment during the siege of Petersburg in 1864-65 and had a $50-a-month pension.

                The two lived on the same road in Opp, Alabama, and soon a marriage of convenience was born.

                Ten months later the couple had a son, also called William. He survives Martin.

                Soon after her husband died in 1931, Martin married his grandson, Charlie Martin. He died in 1983.

                In her later years, the daughter of a sharecropper became the belle of the modern-day buffs of Confederate history, appearing at their rallies and parades.

                "She was a link to the past. People would get emotional, holding her hand, crying and thinking about their family that suffered greatly in the past," Mr Chancery said.

                The last widow of a Union veteran, Gertrude Janeway, died last year in Tennessee aged 93.

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                • It's raining what?

                  From the NY Post:

                  MYSTERY HAND FALLS FROM SKY

                  June 1, 2004 -- A boat party in an exclusive area of Long Island Sunday night was interrupted - when a severed human hand mysteriously dropped out of the sky onto the deck of a boat, police said yesterday.

                  The bizarre incident occurred in the water just off the Lawrence Village Marina, where a group of boats had gathered to have a party.

                  One owner was in the cabin when "he heard a noise, goes out to check and finds the hand on the rear deck of the boat," said Nassau Detective Sgt. John Azzata. "At this point, we don't have a clue where it came from. It's a mystery."

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                  • May 27, 2004 (BINGHAMTON, NY) — A Virginia man was arrested after police allegedly found him covered head to toe in Vaseline.

                    The 44-year-old man's unique brand of lubrication would not be illegal if he was not accused of using the Vaseline to damage a hotel room. Police told ABCNEWS affiliate WPVI in Philadelphia, Pa., that the man — whose name was not released — coated almost his entire Motel 6 room with petroleum jelly. The cleaning crew found Vaseline on the television set, the mattress, furniture and carpeting and motel officials say the damage is more than $1,000.

                    The well-lubricated suspect has been charged with felony criminal mischief.

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                    • Breakfast anyone?...

                      June 1, 2004 (Bellaire, Texas) — Tons of scrambled eggs -- and not a strip of bacon in sight.

                      It took more than 14 hours yesterday to scoop up 30-thousand pounds of eggs that spilled onto a suburban Houston freeway. It was no yolk, as environmental workers spent a hot day in the sun cleaning up the sticky mess.

                      A special absorbent was used to battle the smell and soak up spilled diesel fuel. Police say the driver of the egg-hauling 18-wheeler may have fallen asleep and ran off the road.

                      After it was all over, clean-up supervisor Gary Babb says someone with a sick sense of humor brought his crew scrambled eggs.

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                      • Man arrested for stealing dad's police cruiser to pull over ex-girlfriend

                        Canadian Press Wednesday, June 02, 2004

                        AUBURNDALE, Fla. (AP) - A police officer's son stole his dad's cruiser in the middle of the night and used it to pull over his ex-girlfriend, authorities said.

                        Richard Melius, 20, first made more than a dozen harassing phone calls to the former girlfriend, then stole the cruiser's keys while his father, Lakeland Sgt. Mark Melius, was sleeping early Tuesday, officials said.

                        He later spotted the woman, Tabitha McKenzie, driving in Auburndale, turned on the cruiser's emergency lights and pulled her over, the Polk County sheriff's office said.

                        McKenzie, who is pregnant with Melius' child, called her family for help. McKenzie's stepfather arrived, and the younger Melius drove home, the report said.

                        He was arrested there on multiple charges, including stalking, falsely impersonating a law enforcement officer and grand theft of auto, according to jail records. He also is charged with burglary, driving with a suspended licence and violation of probation.

                        It could not be determined if he has a lawyer.

                        © The Canadian Press 2004
                        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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                        • June 2, 2004 -- A peregrine falcon whose family calls lower Manhattan home tumbled into the street last night, sending cops, firefighters and animal-control officers rushing to its aid. "It's baby-bird season, and they're just learning to fly," said Michael Pastore of the city's Center for Animal Care and Control. The bird was in good condition at a veterinary hospital.
                          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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                          • June 3, 2004 -- An Indiana man was zapped with 69,000 volts of electricity — and lived to tell about it. Firefighters said they found 22-year-old Jason Grisham — jolted as he climbed an electrical tower in Clarksville — staggering from the scene with "extensive burn marks on his chest, and his pants appeared to have exploded." He's lucky. "Contact with that level of voltage is almost always fatal," said a utility spokeswoman, noting that household voltage is 120 volts.

                            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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                            • Sometimes you gotta play hurt

                              Boy collapses at spelling bee, nails word

                              WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Spelling Bee took a scary turn Thursday when a 13-year-old Colorado boy got lightheaded and collapsed on stage, drawing gasps from an audience packed in for the finals. Akshay Buddiga gathered himself after a few seconds, stood up and, to the amazement of the judges, immediately started spelling his word: "alopecoid."

                              He got it perfectly, drawing a standing ovation. Akshay went back to his chair, looking uncomfortable, when a Bee employee came to escort him off stage for a quick medical checkup.

                              As the crowd buzzed and a national television audience watched, the next speller approached the microphone, and the competition resumed.

                              Akshay, from Colorado Springs, returned for the next round, looking shaky, and correctly spelled "lyophilize." His big brother, Pratyush, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee two years ago.

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                              • June 4, 2004 -- A boozed-up Canadian man was arrested after he used a car wash — to take a shower. The 39-year-old drunk was in a cab when he told the driver to pull over to he car wash in Woodstock, Ontario. He got out, stripped off his clothes and stood under the sprayers and brushes, as astonished witnesses looked on. The man has been charged with being intoxicated in a public place.
                                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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