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  • July 17, 2004 -- Sometimes it rains cats and dogs, and sometimes it rains . . . fish. During a hailstorm in Ocean Springs, Miss., this week, two people working on a pier were pelted with small, ice-cold fish. A local scientist offered two possible scenarios — the storm had either pulled the fish into the thundercloud and coated them with ice, or it sucked them up from a fishing boat.
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    • First I found ducks halting a multi million dollar construction site, then a fellow who can not work on the day of a new moon, now this:

      'Merlin' faces British court after going shopping with sword

      Canadian Press Saturday, July 17, 2004

      PORTSTMOUTH, England (AP) - Merlin appeared in court Tuesday, resplendent in his Druid robes and defended by King Arthur Pendragon, but without the metre-long sword that caused alarm in a local shop.

      Merlin Michael Williams, 26, of Westbourne, England, was arrested last week after carrying his spell-casting weapon while shopping at a store in Portsmouth. The sword was confiscated as evidence.

      Williams presented himself at Portsmouth Magistrates draped in a green robe and blue cloak.

      Pendragon, who addressed the court in a white robe with a red lion print, was joined by a dozen other members of the Insular Order of the Druids, who filled the public gallery.

      Williams argued precedent, explaining that previous cases heard by the court had allowed Druids the right to carry ceremonial swords, which are used to cast spells and create circles of safety.

      The case was adjourned for a month to give prosecutor Colin Shackel time to examine precedents.

      "It is accepted by the Crown this was sheathed and there was no offensive action by the defendant," Shackel said. "The issue is whether this is an offensive weapon per se."

      Williams remained free on bail.

      The Insular Order of the Druids was founded in 1993 at Stonehenge and is one of at least eight self-styled Druid groups in Britain.

      © The Canadian Press 2004


      Not really sure it is the wisest thing to wear a sword in public, but then there are other religious orders where such things are a part of the religious ceremony........ I guess.
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      • Gives new meaning to "Hookers."

        MIAMI, July 18 (Reuters) - Law enforcement officials in the
        Florida Keys are mystified by a bizarre new pastime -- young
        people dangling themselves from meat hooks on a popular
        sandbar.
        A U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said on Sunday that the
        Monroe County sheriff's office and Coast Guard were called on
        July 12 to the sandbar off Whale Harbor in Islamorada where
        locals say wild behavior is becoming a tradition.
        They found that five young people had erected a bamboo
        tripod and hung meat hooks from it. A young woman, her feet
        brushing the surface of the shallow water, dangled from the
        frame, hooks embedded firmly in her shoulders.
        According to a Coast Guard video, she did not seem to mind
        the hooks.
        Lt. Tom Brazil of the Coast Guard told the Key West Citizen
        newspaper that a young man, who also had hooks embedded in his
        heavily pierced and tattooed skin, assured him the group was
        "just enjoying the afternoon."
        A Coast Guard spokeswoman in Miami said the group had
        clearly done this before and intended to post photos of
        themselves on a Web site dedicated to "body modification" --
        the ritualistic piercing of the body.
        "It looked like a daily routine for them," she said, adding
        that the hooks had been inserted in the skin in a professional
        manner and had drawn very little blood."
        "As long as they weren't creating any kind of ruckus or
        riot within a crowd they really weren't breaking any laws."
        The Coast Guard passed the video on to federal justice
        authorities but no further action will be taken.

        Reut15:05 07-18-04
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        • LANGHORNE, Pennsylvania (AP) - A man who returned a rental car
          allegedly forgot to take along 88 bags of heroin he had left in the
          car.
          Employees of an Enterprise Rent-A-Car agency called police and
          reported finding the drugs hidden under a layer of napkins in the
          car's console, authorities said.
          Using information found in the wallet the man also left behind,
          Detective Daniel Baranoski of nearby Middletown contacted Robert
          Laguerre, posing as someone who had found the heroin, and told him
          he wanted to return the drugs for a reward, authorities said.
          Baranoski set up a meeting with Laguerre at a mall in this
          Philadelphia suburb, and Laguerre was arrested when he arrived,
          police said.
          Laguerre was arraigned Thursday on charges of possession of a
          controlled substance with intent to deliver. He had been released
          from a New Jersey prison in April after serving time for heroin
          distribution.
          Enterprise spokesman Lee Broughton said people often leave
          bizarre things in rental cars, but this was the first time he had
          heard of heroin.

          (Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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          • Check-Out Woman Hits Self on Head, Claims Robbery
            BERLIN (Reuters) - A German supermarket check-out worker
            stashed the day's takings into her shoes and hit herself over
            the head, pretending she had been held up and attacked by a
            robber, Bavarian police said on Thursday.
            The 26 year-old woman told police she was alone in the
            south German store when a masked man forced her at gun-point to
            fill his pockets and several bags with money from the shop's
            cash box before knocking her unconscious with a blow to her
            head.
            Police became suspicious after medical examinations
            revealed the woman's head injury didn't match up to her
            description of the attack. The woman then confessed she had hit
            herself on the head with a blunt object and stolen the money to
            pay off debts.
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            • Woman Who Offered Pig as Tiger Bait Faces Charge
              MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida woman who offered up a
              Yorkshire pig as bait to entice an escaped tiger back home will
              face charges of animal cruelty, local newspapers reported.
              Linda Meredith, of Loxahatchee where "Bobo" the tiger was
              killed by wildlife officers on Tuesday in a shooting his owner
              labeled a "murder," is being punished for putting the piglet in
              a car trunk, an official told the Palm Beach Post in Thursday's
              editions.
              "I was appalled," said Palm Beach County Animal Care and
              Control Director Diane Sauve. "Carrying an animal in a trunk in
              90-degree heat, where it's probably 140 degrees (60 degrees
              Celsius) inside, is not acceptable."
              Meredith had urged sheriff's deputies to hold the piglet by
              its hind legs or twist its ears to make it squeal and attract
              Bobo, who spent 24 hours as a fugitive after escaping from
              former B movie Tarzan actor Steve Sipek's home, 50 miles north
              of Miami. The deputies declined to use the pig.
              Meredith said she also was outraged to find out she could
              face animal cruelty charges.
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              • World War One Claims Another Victim
                VENICE (Reuters) - A 70-year-old Italian died on Saturday
                when a World War One bomb, part of his collection of military
                memorabilia, exploded while he was showing it to a friend in
                his garden.
                Aldo Busato, a retired farmer, died instantly. The man he
                was showing the bomb to was seriously injured, the local fire
                brigade said.
                Busato lived in north-eastern Italy, the focus of Italian
                fighting against the Austro-Hungarians in the 1914-1918 war.
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                • Great balls of fire!

                  Blazes Start 'Balls of Fire' Rumors
                  CAIRO (Reuters) - A series of fires in the southern
                  Egyptian province of Sohag has destroyed some 160 houses,
                  giving rise to rumors that spirits are at work or mysterious
                  balls of fire are falling from the sky, a local official said
                  Sunday.
                  But the causes are mundane -- kerosene stoves, cigarette
                  butts and electrical short circuits, Brigadier Ezzat Aboul
                  Kassem told Reuters. Flaming pigeons, their feathers set alight
                  in the blazes, may explain talk of balls of fire, he added.
                  Two children have died in the fires, which started last
                  month, and about 30 people have been injured, either from burns
                  or from smoke inhalation, security officials said.
                  Aboul Kassem, who is director of police investigations in
                  Sohag, said the number of fires was higher than usual this
                  year, at 25 for the first half of July against 15 in the same
                  period last year, possibly because the weather has been hotter.
                  "Investigations have shown that there are burned pigeons on
                  top of some of the burned houses and it's probable that they
                  fell there after catching fire at other houses," he said.
                  "Maybe that explains the rumors of balls of fire falling from
                  the sky."
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                  • July 20, 2004 -- Officer William Rossi was really abreast of things on the job — but it wasn't a good thing. Cops at San Francisco International Airport have accused Rossi, 48, of abandoning his traffic-control duties to adjust surveillance cameras so he could ogle women as they walked through the terminal. Now the 25-year police veteran may soon find his own butt — out on the street.

                    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

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                    • July 21, 2004 -- It's no insult to call Don Gorske a meathead — the burger-loving Wisconsin man has just set a new world record by chomping down his 20,000th Big Mac. Gorske, who has eaten at least one of the burgers every day since 1972, is "the champ. There's no one in his league. No one even on the radar," said David Rause, who owns the McDonald's in Fond du Lac where Gorske set the record. He boasts that he's had a Big Mac in all 50 states.
                      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."
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                      • The Point of Drinking Is to Get Drunk?
                        LONDON (Reuters) - Germans are Europe's worst binge
                        drinkers with almost one in five believing "the point of
                        drinking is to get drunk," according to a survey Wednesday.
                        In the past, Britons have been condemned as the continent's
                        prime offenders but the Mintel market research survey of 35,000
                        people painted a different picture.
                        "Although the Germans may not go drinking as often as the
                        British, when they do drink, many want to get drunk," said
                        Mintel senior consumer analyst Michelle Strutton.
                        The survey showed that 17 percent of German adults believe
                        "the point of drinking is to get drunk." This was twice the
                        proportion of adults in Britain who felt the same way.
                        "The fact that German adults are seemingly more inclined
                        than the British to get drunk could help ease the British
                        reputation for lavish drinking and an over-indulgent pub
                        culture," Strutton said.
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                        • Radio Reporter Mugged on Air
                          JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African radio reporter
                          went a little more live than anticipated on Tuesday when he was
                          mugged on air for his cellphone.
                          Regan Thaw of the Johannesburg area Talk Radio 702 was
                          about to deliver an on-site report from a local squatter
                          settlement when one of the locals pulled a gun on him.
                          "I asked him a question but got no response, I just heard
                          shuffling and muffled voices in the background," said 702 news
                          editor Katy Katopodis, who was on air with Thaw at the time.
                          "He had a gun held to his head and he was told 'give me
                          your phone' ... (the man) threatened to kill Regan if he didn't
                          hand over the phone and his belongings."
                          Thaw complied and the show went on -- without his report.
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                          • Man Jailed for Strangling Lover in Sex Game
                            HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court sentenced a man to
                            six years in jail after he accidentally killed his girlfriend
                            in a sex game of strangulation that turned horribly wrong, a
                            court official said Wednesday.
                            Yu Ping, 22, grabbed his lover's throat for about a minute
                            after sex last February. He only discovered something was wrong
                            when his lover did not regain consciousness. Asphyxiation is
                            widely believed to produce hallucinations that raise sexual
                            pleasure.
                            "Regardless that the activity was consensual, it must have
                            been plain to him that what he was doing would place the
                            deceased in considerable harm or even cause death," deputy High
                            Court Judge Michael McMahon was quoted by newspapers on
                            Wednesday as saying in his ruling.
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                            • Hair-Raising Hair, Skinheads Banned from Stage
                              HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam has banned skinheads and actors
                              with uncombed or colored hair from performing on stage to
                              preserve "traditional aesthetic values," the culture ministry
                              has announced.
                              Regulation 47, issued last week, said the ministry had
                              banned "all hairdos that inflict horrors, colorfully painted or
                              dyed hair, uncombed hair, shaved heads, racy and revealing
                              dresses and make up that goes against traditional aesthetic
                              values" from the stage.
                              The communist country enforces strict censorship of all
                              public performances, but this regulation has made some theater
                              people unhappy.
                              "It is an individual's taste, and it should not be banned,"
                              Truong Nhuan, deputy director of a theater in Ho Chi Minh City
                              was quoted by Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper as saying,
                              referring to the latest regulation.
                              One man in Vietnam who probably will not be seen on stage
                              any time soon is 73-year-old Tran Van Hay, who was in the news
                              last week for his snake-like coil of hair, which he claims is
                              6.2 meters (20 feet) long.
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                              • Florida Gators

                                Alligator savages Florida woman in "tug-of-war"
                                MIAMI, July 21 (Reuters) - A woman fought a 10-minute
                                battle with a 12-foot (four-meter) alligator on a Florida
                                tourist resort island on Wednesday, escaping with arm and leg
                                injuries, local television reported.
                                Miami's WSVN television said the unidentified woman was
                                ambushed by the alligator while landscaping on Sanibel Island,
                                off Florida's Gulf Coast around 180 miles (290 km) northwest of
                                Miami.
                                She fought it for 10 minutes before being escaping.
                                "(It was) like a tug-of-war almost," a man who helped the
                                woman told the television station.
                                Sanibel police said the chief of police would not be
                                available to comment on the reported attack until Thursday.
                                Wildlife experts say attacks by alligators are rare as they
                                tend to shy away from humans. Saltwater crocodiles are
                                considered far more aggressive.

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