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  • June 6, 2004 -- A snake looking for a place to take a nap slithered into a transformer station, sparking a huge power outage in Oklahoma. The bull snake was electrocuted when it touched a power line and set off a fire that knocked out electricity to 2,300 people in Marlow, Okla. City administrator Janice Cain estimated the reptile to be 3 to 4 feet long, but added: "It depends on if you measured before and after — those are two different things."
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    • Short skirt ban stirs row in Russian Baltic enclave
      MOSCOW, June 4 (Reuters) - A Russian regional government has
      told its women employees to stop wearing short skirts and tone
      down their make-up because they were arousing their male
      colleagues' "animal instincts."
      The ruling by Oleg Shlyk, deputy governor of Kaliningrad on
      Russia's Baltic coast, has stirred indignation among many in the
      enclave -- including its menfolk.
      "Of course, a woman must attract a man's attention, but not
      so much as to overstep norms and arouse not business-like but
      only animal instincts," Shlyk told the NTV television network.
      An NTV commentator said Shlyk's ruling meant that women in
      Kaliningrad administration headquarters would have to forsake
      short skirts in favour of business-suits, shun outlandish
      jewellery and wear only modest make-up.
      Yuri Matochkin, a deputy in the regional parliament,
      indignantly said the ruling brought shame on Shlyk himself.
      "If this distracts him, then he has chosen the wrong job and
      if he cannot control himself to direct his energy correctly he
      ought to change his job," Matochkin said.
      Vladimir Nikitin, a senior parliament official, agreed.
      "Deputies of our duma (parliament) and members of staff have
      not given any reason to doubt their high moral level and
      reliability, as far as their dress code goes at least," Nikitin
      said.
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      • Tenet said to be 'victim of ancient Albanian jinx'
        TIRANA, Albania (Reuters) - A Tirana newspaper offered its
        own explanation Friday for CIA director George Tenet's
        resignation -- he fell victim to an ancient Albanian curse.
        "If he had not planned a visit to Albania, probably he
        would have not been struck by the curse of the Pojan jinx,"
        Alfred Peza, editor of the Korrieri daily, said in his column,
        citing a supposed evil spirit that jinxed the villagers of
        Pojan ages earlier.
        Tenet was clearly felled by the jinx, wrote Peza, as were
        the late Soviet Army Marshal Georgy Zhukov, former West German
        foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and others who were
        demoted or quit after becoming involved with Albania.
        Tenet's resignation, the paper said, kept him from visiting
        the Albanian birthplace of his mother who, by his own account,
        escaped from southern Albania on a British submarine just as
        the Iron Curtain was closing after World War Two.
        But it might not have been his first trip to the former
        Stalinist bastion. Previous reports, also unconfirmed, say
        Tenet twice visited Albania, incognito, in the early 1990s.
        REUTERS
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        • Finders keepers? Argentine sued after $50,000 find
          BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, June 3 (Reuters) - A jobless
          Argentine who found $50,000 buried in trash and promptly bought
          a house, two cars and a corner shop is now being sued by a
          woman claiming her maid mistakenly had thrown out the cash.
          "All I can say is that I am no criminal," Paulo Altamirano,
          a 46-year-old man who ekes out a living by collecting street
          garbage in the central city of Cordoba, was quoted as saying on
          Thursday by local DyN news agency.
          Emilia Mascoy, a 70-year-old store owner, brought a lawsuit
          for fraud and demanded her money be returned. She says a maid
          mistakenly threw out the box of cash during a spring cleaning
          at her home, DyN reported.
          A massive economic crisis in 2002 forced thousands of
          Argentines known as "cartoneros" to earn their living by
          collecting and then selling street garbage such as cardboard.

          Reut17:56 06-03-04
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          • Dutch church officials upset over nude cyclists
            AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) - A planned nudist bicycle
            tour in the Netherlands' so-called "Bible Belt" has upset local
            church officials who are holding their own youth charity bike
            ride the same day.
            They have tried in vain to get local authorities to ban the
            nudists to stop them clashing with the youth chapter of the
            Reformed Church when they both take to the road in the eastern
            town of Apeldoorn on June 12.
            The nudist tour is part of the World Naked Bike Ride that
            also takes place in London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal,
            Toronto and Pforzheim, Germany.
            The organizer of the church bike tour told the ANP news
            agency Thursday he had tried to coordinate the routes with the
            nudist tour to avoid any embarrassing meeting but had obtained
            no reply.
            He is now asking the 300 or so cyclists on his youth tour
            to call the police if they see any nudists.
            "Nudity in public is provocative and illegal," he said.
            REUTERS

            Reut11:01 06-03-04
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            • June 7, 2004 -- Sure, obesity's a big problem in America, but some folks think the PTA at the Chandler School in Duxbury, Mass., has gone too far — they've banned cupcakes from class birthday parties. "People go to birthday parties all the time and get cake and ice cream. It's the kid's special day, and now it has to be regulated," fumed mother-of-four Nancy Krahmer.
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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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              • June 9, 2004 -- Women's underwear is safe once again in Lebanon, Ind., where cops have busted a notorious lingerie thief who has plagued the area for two years. Police said Gary Wright, 35, has busted into at least eight homes to steal bras and panties. "He said he had a fetish . . . He said he liked to smell them, then he would dispose of them in trash Dumpsters," said Sheriff's Detective Lt. Albert Hendrix.
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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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                • ummmmm......yah whats that word i'm looking for....oh yah WEIRDO!!!!
                  I don't want to hear excuses. I want to see results.

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                  • June 10, 2004 -- Oh, bee-have! Norm Gitzen of Lake Worth, Fla., didn't mind 700,000 bees living in the roof of his house until recently — when they began stinging him and his nephew. So he hired beekeepers to remove the buzzers from the space above his breakfast nook. There was a plus: Gitzen filled four buckets with honey weighing close to 65 pounds.
                    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 11, 2004 -- Thirteen cops — more than half the police force of Hildade, Utah — have more than one wife. But state Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, who uncovered the scandal in the Mormon community, says he won't bring his legal resources to bear on the prolific marrying men. "We just don't have the resources to start charging bigamy," he said.
                      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*****************

                      Comment


                      • June 12, 2004 -- New evidence that smoking can be life-threatening:
                        A 47-year-old Texas man was just sentenced to 60 years in prison. His DNA was linked to a cigar stub left behind in a 1998 convenience-store stickup. The smoked perp, Charles Ray Drewery of Baytown, had dropped the butt on the store counter when he emptied the till.
                        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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                        • June 13, 2004 --A Kentucky man was busted for drunken driving — on a bicycle. Terry Murrell was nabbed after he was seen weaving down the middle of a Hopkinsville road. Murrell was charged with operating a non-motor vehicle under the influence and not having lights on his bike.
                          now what is a drunk going to do...
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                          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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                          • BC-AS-ODD--Australia-Kangaroo
                            Report: Wallaroo splash-lands in backyard swimming pool
                            CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A small kangaroo jumped more than 2
                            meters (6.56 feet) over a backyard fence in suburban Sydney - and
                            landed in a swimming pool, a newspaper reported Sunday.
                            David Punton discovered the wallaroo - a short, stocky variety
                            of kangaroo found in the wild across Australia - in his pool after
                            his two barking dogs woke him at dawn, The Sunday Telegraph said.
                            "At first, I thought it was another dog in the water because I
                            have never seen 'roos around here," Punton told the newspaper.
                            "But I walked out and there was a wallaroo in the pool."
                            It jumped a fence more than 2 meters (6.56 feet) high, he said.
                            The report didn't mention the size of the animal, but an adult
                            wallaroo can grow up to 2 meters (6 1/2 feet) long from head to
                            tail.
                            A Sydney wildlife service volunteer rescued the wallaroo, the
                            newspaper reported.
                            Wildlife experts told the newspaper the wallaroo was probably
                            looking for water, as much of eastern Australia has been suffering
                            a drought for about two years.
                            Punton could not be contacted for further comment.

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

                              COLUMBIA, Missouri (AP) - Fraternity members who packed
                              fireworks into an antique cannon that exploded, punching a hole
                              through a roof and blowing out the window of an apartment across
                              the street, have been banned from serving alcohol at parties.
                              The Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of Missouri also
                              must lead two safety presentations. The alcohol ban lasts through
                              the 2004-2005 school year.
                              Three fraternity members, including the chapter president and
                              vice president, are awaiting trial on misdemeanor charges stemming
                              from the April 29 explosion. One cast iron fragment crashed through
                              the ceiling of a nearby apartment building and landed on a pingpong
                              table during a game.
                              The university and the fraternity's national office, based in
                              Lexington, Virginia, confirmed the sanctions to the Columbia Daily
                              Tribune.
                              Chapter president Seth R. Fagan, 21, told police he fired the
                              cannon as part of an annual tradition, according to court
                              documents. He is charged with reckless exploding and third-degree
                              assault, both punishable by one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

                              (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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                              • Suburban St. Louis lake vanishes over the course of days
                                AP Photo MOSTP101
                                By JIM SUHR
                                Associated Press Writer
                                WILDWOOD, Missouri (AP) - To people around Wildwood, it is
                                nothing but freaky: an entire 23-acre (9-hectare) lake vanished in
                                a matter of days, as if someone pulled the plug on a bathtub.
                                Lake Chesterfield went down a sinkhole this week, leaving
                                homeowners in this affluent suburb wondering if their property
                                values disappeared along with their lakeside views. The town is
                                about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of St. Louis.
                                "It's real creepy," said Donna Ripp, who lives near what had
                                been Lake Chesterfield. "That lake was 23 acres (9 hectares) - no
                                small lake. And to wake up one morning, drive by and it's gone?"
                                What once was an oasis for waterfowl and sailboats was nothing
                                but a muddy, crackled pit outlined by rotting fish.
                                The sight had 74-year-old George English scratching his head.
                                "It's disheartening, getting out on your deck and seeing
                                this," he said as he stood next to wife, Betty, and the
                                "lakeside" condominium they bought in 1996 for its view. "One
                                day it's a beautiful lake and now, bingo, it's gone."
                                Some residents said they noticed that the lake, after being
                                swelled by torrential rains weeks earlier, began falling last
                                weekend. The Englishes said they noticed the drop-off Monday.
                                By Wednesday, the manmade lake - normally 7 to 10 feet (2 to 3
                                meters) deep in spots - had been reduced to a mucky, stinky mess.
                                David Taylor, a geologist who inspected the lakebed Wednesday,
                                told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the sinkhole was formed when
                                water eroded the limestone deep underground and created pockets in
                                the rock. The sinkhole was "like a ticking time bomb."
                                The lake and surrounding housing development date to the late
                                1980s. The development now includes more than 670 condominiums and
                                houses, about one-tenth of them bordering the lake.
                                Because the lake is private property, the subdivision's
                                residents will have to cover the cost of fixing it, probably
                                through special property assessments. George English expects it to
                                cost $1,000 a household.
                                It is a price English said he is willing to pay. He just wants
                                the unsightly pit gone, either by refilling it with water or
                                dumping enormous amounts of dirt into it to create green space or
                                usable land.
                                "I think it'll come back again," he said. "You have to hope
                                they can fix it."

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