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  • So that's why Miller is in clear bottles.....
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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    • La cockaroacha, La cockaroacha................

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      • Warning! Warning! Killer kangaroos are loose in Australia.

        July 8, 2004 --The aggressive hoppers, driven into the capital city of Canberra because of a drought in the bush, have already attacked one woman and killed a pet dog. "My friend started shouting: 'There's a kangaroo in the pond. It's got [my dog] Summer,' " said Christine Canham "It was surreal. The kangaroo just stared back at us."
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        • Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
          Weird But True July 5, 2004 -- Yesterday, the New York Mets swept the New York Yankees in this weekend series. The Yankees are 50-29...
          Ya know....somebody once said, "Why do they call it the World Series, if it's always played in the Bronx?"

          Subway Series? Bring 'em on!
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          • Socko Wacko?

            COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A man accused of grabbing a 9-year-old
            boy, carrying him behind a Kroger store and stealing his socks has
            been arrested on kidnapping and robbery charges.
            Maurice C. Teague told officers he has more than 500 pairs of
            children's socks.
            Investigating officers said they couldn't confirm the number but
            said they found "a lot" of socks at Teague's home, police
            spokeswoman Sherry Mercurio said on Tuesday.
            Police said Teague, 28, accosted the boy Friday evening and
            dropped a piece of identification as he fled. They arrested him at
            his home on Sunday, Mercurio said. He's jailed on $75,000 bond.
            "It's odd, obviously - someone going after little boys'
            socks," Detective Guy Patete said.
            Police said the child was on his way home from the grocery
            around 6:30 p.m. when Teague asked to buy his socks for $5. The boy
            refused again when Teague offered him $10, and Teague picked him
            up, ran behind the store and pulled the boy's shoes and socks off
            his feet.
            Police said the boy picked up Teague's identification and his
            mother called police. Teague, who has no criminal record, at first
            denied the account but then admitted gsafbing the boy, police said.


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            • Estonians Wife-Carrying Champions for Seventh Year
              SONKAJARVI, Finland (Reuters) - Two Estonian students
              clinched the country's seventh straight wife-carrying world
              championship on Saturday, winning the "wife's" weight in beer
              and a sauna.
              Using the "Estonian Carry," where the woman clamps her
              thighs to the sides of the man's face while hanging upside down
              on his back, Madis Uusorg carried Inga Klauso 830 feet through
              a pool and over hurdles in just over a minute.
              Uusorg, 20, claimed there was no secret to their victory.
              "I just tried to run and not think about anything," he said.
              "Madis is very good at carrying women. I didn't have to do
              anything," his friend Klauso, 19, said. Contestants to not have
              to be married.
              The race has its roots in local legend, according to which
              it was common in the late 19th century to steal women from the
              neighboring villages.
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              • What is a faggot?

                Britain's "faggot" dish cooks up controversy
                LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) - Britain's television watchdog
                banned a supermarket chain on Monday from using the word
                "faggot" in an advert, referring to a traditional British dish.
                Somerfield's advert featured a husband complaining about his
                wife's repetitive cooking.
                When she told him it was Friday so he was getting his usual
                faggots, a traditional dish of meatballs in gravy, he said:
                "I've nothing against faggots, I just don't fancy them."
                "Three listeners were offended, as they believed the
                husband's response alluded to homosexuals, faggots being a
                derogatory term for them," said media watchdog Ofcom.
                But Somerfield denied Ofcom's charge. "Faggots were chosen
                to demonstrate the idea because they are commonly perceived as
                an outdated and slightly comical product, not because of any
                allusions to homosexuality," it said.
                But Ofcom ruled that the term was "highly derogatory" and
                banned the advert from being broadcast again.

                Reut11:05 07-05-04
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                • Naked Nepals?

                  KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Female rice farmers are plowing their
                  fields at night in the nude to please the rain God during a dry
                  spell in southwestern Nepal, a news report said Sunday.
                  A 35-year-old farmer, Ambika Tharu, said she and other women
                  were daring to bare all for the rain God because of a delay in the
                  annual monsoon season and the need for precipitation for their rice
                  crops.
                  "My mother-in-law said the God would be pleased and make
                  rainfall if women till the land naked," Tharu told the Himalayan
                  Times newspaper.
                  The delay of the monsoon rains, which usually begin in the first
                  week of June in Nepal, have prevented farmers from planting rice.
                  Weather forecasters in the capital Katmandu - 500 kilometers
                  (310 miles) northeast of Baijapur village where the naked farmers
                  are appealing for rain - said the situation is expected to improve
                  in the next few days.

                  (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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                  • July 9, 2004 -- Sex and driving don't mix. Just ask Carl Nunez, who was allegedly driving naked from the waist down when gal pal Nicole Dougherty, climbed on top of him sans panties in Vineland, N.J. Cops say the sex romp ended when the obviously distracted Nunez slammed into a utility pole. They're now both in the hospital with head injuries.
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                    Charleston 9
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                    • Oinking and Boinking?

                      Kenya town kills 500 pigs for mating with dogs
                      NAIROBI, July 9 (Reuters) - A Kenyan mayor ordered more than
                      500 pigs to be shot dead because they were mating with stray
                      dogs, the East African Standard reported on Friday.
                      A squad of town council guards moved from estate to estate
                      shooting pigs roaming free in Nyahururu town, 150 km (95 miles)
                      north of the capital Nairobi.
                      Town mayor Muritu Karumba said he ordered Thursday's cull to
                      avoid an outbreak of disease caused by the pigs and dogs mating,
                      which he said broke the laws of nature and "caused unnecessary
                      commotion."
                      But the unfortunate pigs' owners immediately cried foul,
                      claiming collusion between Nyahururu's authorities and the
                      town's bacon traders to cut competition in pork supplies.
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                      • July 11, 2004 -- A West Virginia woman picked the wrong guy to flash.
                        Wytona Mollohan, of Whitman, is serving 90 days in the slammer after she exposed her breasts to a man who turned out to be Logan County District Attorney Brian Abraham. Mollohan was standing by the side of the road when she flashed Abraham, who was driving his car. Abraham immediately turned around, called cops and ordered Mollohan to stay put.
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                        FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
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                        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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                        • Iranian man dodges suicide pact with new bride
                          TEHRAN, July 11 (Reuters) - An Iranian man who struck a
                          suicide pact with his new bride over their guilt for having
                          pre-marital sex is being held by police after he backed out on
                          his side of the bargain, judiciary officials said on Sunday.
                          The couple, who were not named, had been married for just
                          two days when, "due to their guilty consciences for having
                          illicit sexual relations, they decided to kill each other at the
                          same time," the official said.
                          The man helped to hang his wife but then changed his mind
                          about killing himself and handed himself in to police in the
                          northeastern Khorasan province, the official told the ISNA
                          student news agency.
                          Pre-marital sex is taboo in the Islamic state where some
                          girls have to go through a virginity test before tying knot.

                          Reut10:42 07-11-04
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                          • Seewee Wabbit

                            German police revive rabbit caught in house fire
                            BERLIN, July 10 (Reuters) - German police successfully
                            resuscitated a dwarf rabbit named Napoleon by breathing through
                            a ball point pen after he passed out in a house fire,
                            authorities said on Saturday.
                            Two officers were called to a Berlin flat where firefighters
                            had dragged the unconscious rabbit's cage outside. The officers
                            opened Napoleon's mouth with a pen and breathed down it while
                            giving the pet a cardio massage, a police spokesman said.
                            The officers then rushed Napoleon by police car to a vet,
                            who will keep him for observation for a few days.

                            Reut12:40 07-10-04
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                            • Senseless Census?

                              EU knows its cattle better than its citizens
                              BRUSSELS, July 10 (Reuters) - The European Union knows the
                              precise number of cows grazing its fields, but not the number of
                              citizens in the 25 member states, its chief statistician was
                              quoted as saying on Saturday.
                              Michel Vanden Abeele, director-general of statistics agency
                              Eurostat, told Belgian newspaper L'Echo that the EU's leaders
                              should stop demanding unnecessary data.
                              "Because of the mad cow disease crisis, we know the exact
                              number of cattle in Europe. By contrast, we can't give the
                              precise number of people who live in the European Union," he
                              said.
                              There were 80,587,601 cows -- 20,271,497 of them dairy
                              cattle -- in the EU at the end of 2001, the most recent year for
                              which full figures are published on Eurostat's Web site
                              (http:/europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat).
                              Around 450 million people currently live in the EU.
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                              • Smells like fish.....

                                ANCHORAGE (AP) - The stench broke the case of the missing
                                halibut.
                                A fishy stink led airline officials to what they believe is the
                                40 pounds of halibut a traveler reported missing from his checked
                                bags two weeks ago.
                                Brenee Davis, a general manager for Continental Airlines in
                                Anchorage, said the company's baggage handlers discovered "a ton
                                of rotting fish" under a luggage conveyor belt recently at Ted
                                Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
                                She suspects it was the halibut passenger Ray Bolanos reported
                                missing from a cooler he checked on a June 24 flight from Anchorage
                                to Seattle. The fish was thrown away immediately.
                                "We've gone through a few cans of Lysol," Davis said.
                                Davis' theory is that Bolanos' cooler wasn't properly secured
                                and came open on the conveyor belt.
                                Bolanos doesn't buy that explanation.
                                When his fish cooler came off the luggage carousel in Seattle,
                                he said he found a rope he had tied around the chest inside and his
                                40 individually wrapped one-pound chunks of halibut gone.
                                "It's not something that was chewed off. It was a clear cut,"
                                Bolanos said Saturday, when he was reached on his cell phone in
                                Kenmore, Wash.
                                Davis said workers initially thought the smell was related to
                                construction at the airport. Then it got worse.
                                "There was mass migration down there to figure out what the
                                smell was," she said.
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