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  • July 29, 2004 -- A Louisiana man who walked up to a cop and spouted off about how dumb criminals were proved his own point when the officer noticed a bag of marijuana sticking out of the man's pocket. "What was that you were saying about stupid people?" the cop shot back as he slapped the cuffs on Jesse Bryant outside a gas station in Slidell. A sheriff's spokesman said: "The deputy then went out to deal with more 'stupid people,' most of whom aren't as helpful as Mr. Bryant in exposing their own misdeeds."
    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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    • StayBack? Wearing WHAT?

      SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - Two men who were arrested for walking
      through a Wal-Mart while wearing women's thong underwear blamed the
      stunt on a "triple-dog dare," authorities said.
      The men, ages 35 and 36, bought two pair of underwear at the
      store Tuesday, went into a bathroom and came out wearing only the
      thongs and T-shirts, police said.
      Witnesses said the men walked through the store and out to their
      car.
      Police caught the men in the parking lot, and reviewed a
      surveillance tape before arresting them for public indecency and
      disorderly conduct.
      When asked why they were wearing thong underwear, one of the men
      said a friend "triple-dog dared" them. They will not be
      prosecuted, authorities said.
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      • July 30, 2004 -- Kansas City police are rewarding motorists who drive safely by stopping them and giving them coupons for free ice cream. But the just-launched program is getting the deep freeze by some who say cops should be solving crime, not promoting popsicles. Maybe next they'll swap their sirens for the Mr. Softee theme song.
        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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        • August 4, 2004 -- A Maine couple was involved in separate car accidents at the same railroad crossing within minutes of each other. Thankfully, neither Glenn Boisvert nor his wife, Cynthia, was seriously injured. Glenn suffered minor injuries when his truck struck a train at the Masardis crossing. Minutes later, Cynthia, who had been notified about her husband's crash, lost control of her car when she arrived at the scene. Her car flipped over several times — but, incredibly, she was OK.
          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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          • "My wipers are clucking...!

            YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) - Not only did this chicken not make it
            across the road, but it wound up in a motorist's windshield wipers.
            Yuba City Police Lt. Bill Ollar said a man reported that he was
            driving along a Highway 99 frontage road Tuesday night when a
            chicken flew by and became entangled in the wipers.
            The man said he didn't want to try to free the bird himself so
            he drove to the police station in this farming community, about 35
            miles north of Sacramento. An officer suggested that he turn on his
            wipers to see if that would free the chicken, but it only set off a
            "wing-flapping, screeching frenzy," police said.
            Finally, an officer donned rubber gloves and freed the bird,
            which was unharmed but got away.
            "After a brief failed attempt to catch the chicken, none of the
            officers wanted to be seen volved in a prolonged 'chicken-chasing
            venture' in front of the police department, so the chicken was left
            to hang around the front of the office to do whatever chickens
            do," police said in a news release.
            Ollar said an animal control officer picked up the bird
            Wednesday.
            "We'd never seen anything like that," Ollar said. "(But)
            we're willing to help anyone with any call they request. We felt
            obligated to assist."
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            • Banking on it

              MOUNT VERNON, S.D. (AP) - Call it a drive-thru delivery.
              The birth of Elaine and Rodney Schabot's new baby gives the term
              full-service bank a whole new meaning.
              CorTrust Bank's Mount Vernon branch became a maternity ward
              Tuesday when the couple couldn't make it to the hospital.
              The couple was headed for a hospital about 25 miles from home,
              after Elaine Schabot went into labor Tuesday morning. But as they
              traveled east along Interstate 90, a blinding rainstorm cut
              visibility to near zero and Schabot told her husband she needed to
              stop.
              They stopped at the bank, where they are regular customers.
              Fifteen minutes later, their 6-pound, 15-ounce daughter arrived.
              "This should show that we're a full-service bank," said Diana
              Descombaz, the bank's assistant manager. "I'm just glad it turned
              out well."
              Descombaz said the couple ran inside, saying they were about to
              have a baby. She called 911 and Paul Morris, a firefighter and
              paramedic who lives in town. Even though he was off-duty, Morris
              rushed to the bank to assist with the delivery.
              "The best noise I ever heard was the sound of that baby
              crying," Descombaz said.
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              • BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A North Carolina family was not amused
                when what appeared to be a battered and fried baby foot turned up
                in a package of chicken pieces.
                The package of Banquet brand chicken pieces, which are produced
                only at ConAgra's Batesville plant, was purchased at a Lowes Foods
                supermarket in Durham, N.C., said Tania Graves, ConAgra
                spokeswoman.
                But the foot wasn't real - it was actually made of dough that
                had been sculpted to include toes and toenails, then breaded and
                fried.
                "It was very realistic-looking," Graves said.
                Police sent the foot-shaped object to the state medical
                examiner's office, which determined that it was dough, not human
                tissue.
                Durham police said in a news release that the object had been
                intentionally shaped to resemble a foot. The investigation was
                turned over to the Durham County Health Department and United
                States Department of Agriculture, and the faux foot was given to
                ConAgra.
                "The minute we had learned about it, we knew the product came
                from the Batesville plant because that's where it was produced, but
                we did not know (the foot was a hoax) until findings came
                through," Graves said.
                She said the company had taken action to assure nothing like
                this would happen again, including discharge of some employees.
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                • I feel drained.......

                  MONONGAH, W.Va. (AP) - Sucked into a 10-inch storm drain,
                  7-year-old Dominick Fonseca was pushed downhill - and underground -
                  more than 130 feet before a neighbor pulled him from the narrow
                  pipe.
                  Dominick was playing with his brother and sister when he fell
                  into a drainage ditch and disappeared from sight on Tuesday.
                  Neighbor Tom Huffman heard Dominick's sister call for help and
                  he jumped into the ditch.
                  "I was on my knees and the water was up to my chest," the
                  40-year-old Huffman said Wednesday. "Once I felt the suction of
                  the pipe, I just happened to run (back down) the alley and flipped
                  the lid up and there he was."
                  Huffman said he could only see the top of Dominick's head after
                  he lifted the heavy metal drain cover. When he reached down to grab
                  the boy, the manhole cover slammed down on Huffman's head. The gash
                  required five stitches, but Huffman said he didn't notice he was
                  hurt.
                  Dominick was crying when he was pulled out.
                  "I was tickled to death when I heard him do that," Huffman
                  said.
                  The 3-foot-9, 45-pound second grader needed 25 stitches to close
                  the cuts on his skull, but was otherwise unharmed.
                  Town crews on Wednesday cemented a heavy grate over the drain
                  pipe opening.
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                  • OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma ice cream man opened
                    fire on a customer after a summer ice cream sale turned sour,
                    police said on Tuesday.
                    Police in Enid, about 75 miles north of Oklahoma City, said
                    they arrested Markus Miller, 29, an ice cream truck driver for
                    Summer Song, on Sunday on two misdemeanor charges as well as a
                    felony charge of pointing a firearm.
                    If convicted, Miller could receive up to 10 years in jail
                    on the felony charge.
                    According to police, an 18-year-old woman approached
                    Miller's ice cream truck and the conversation degenerated into
                    a heated argument.
                    Miller is suspected of taking out a pistol and firing two
                    shots at the feet of the woman. She was struck on the
                    collarbone-area by either a bullet fragment or debris from the
                    shots, police said.
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                    • Man Kills Wife in Chainsaw Accident
                      LONDON (Reuters) - A British man was being treated for
                      shock on Wednesday after he fell from a ladder while pruning
                      trees, accidentally killing his wife with his chainsaw, police
                      said.
                      The 56-year-old man, who has not been named, was cutting
                      back tree branches at his home in southeast London on Monday
                      when he tumbled backwards from the ladder. The running chainsaw
                      crashed down onto the neck of his wife, who was working in the
                      garden below him.
                      "The woman was killed instantly, although she was not
                      decapitated," police said in a statement. "Her husband was
                      taken to hospital. He is still being treated for shock."
                      A police spokesman said the incident was being treated as a
                      "tragic accident."
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                      • Thieves Plunder 3 Tons of Toxic Peppers
                        MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish thieves who made off with three
                        tons of green peppers hoping to make a healthy profit, might
                        instead get a bad case of indigestion: the vegetables are
                        toxic.
                        A farmer in the southern region of Andalusia whose field
                        was raided by the thieves warned the peppers had been treated
                        with a pesticide whose effects will not wear off for at least
                        another week.
                        "The peppers are not fit for consumption yet. It could be
                        dangerous to eat them," said Sebastiana Soriano, a friend of
                        the farmer.
                        He asked authorities to warn the public not to buy green
                        peppers from roadside stalls as they may come from the toxic
                        haul. The pesticide cannot be washed off.
                        Meanwhile, all is not lost for the thieves. They can feast
                        on three tons of watermelon, plundered from the same farmer's
                        land but free of any dangerous substance.
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                        • LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) - A British couple booked themselves
                          into a clinic to quit smoking after the vet said it was the only
                          way to save their beloved sick parrot.
                          Kevin Barclay and Sharon Wood gave up a 50-cigarette-a-day
                          habit to save their Amazon orange-winged parrot J.J., said the
                          vet, Glen Cousquer of the South Beech Veterinary Surgery in
                          Essex, southeastern England.
                          "One of the key things that we need to get right with
                          parrots generally is air quality," he told Reuters.
                          "This particular bird presented with very severe respiratory
                          problems. The owners were instructed to do everything they could
                          to improve the bird's environment."
                          "I think I must have shaken the owners up quite badly,
                          because the next time I saw them they actually had booked
                          themselves into one of these anti-smoking clinics and were
                          determined to stop. They've gone five weeks," he said.
                          J.J., he said, "is doing really well. It is certainly going
                          to improve his life expectancy."
                          It may help the owners, too.
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                          • Holy Sex?

                            Priest, Nun Convicted After 'Sex Act' in Car
                            BLANTYRE, Malawi (Reuters) - A Malawian court convicted a
                            Catholic priest and a nun of disorderly conduct Thursday after
                            they were caught engaged in a sexual act in a parked car with
                            tinted windows.
                            The Malawian priest, 43, and the 26-year-old nun from
                            neighboring Zambia spent the night in police cells after being
                            caught in the act Wednesday, police said.
                            A court in the capital Lilongwe handed down suspended jail
                            sentences of six months with hard labor after the pair pleaded
                            guilty to charges of idleness and disorderly conduct.
                            "These people were caught in a sex act," Assistant
                            Superintendent Kelvin Maigwa told Reuters.
                            Officials in the Roman Catholic Church, whose priests are
                            barred from sex or marriage, declined to comment.
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                            • Police Nab Mugger Who Made Victims Strip
                              BERLIN (Reuters) - German police have arrested a man
                              suspected of holding three teenagers at gun point in the street
                              and demanding money before forcing two of them to strip naked
                              and jump up and down on car hoods, police said Tuesday.
                              The victims, two young men and a young woman, were
                              confronted by the man as they walked home in a Berlin suburb in
                              the early hours of Monday morning. He drew a gun and demanded
                              money but they had no cash on them.
                              "The man then told the two men to strip naked and asked the
                              girl to remove her shoes," a police spokeswoman said.
                              He forced the men to set fire to the clothes and shoes on
                              the pavement then made them climb onto parked cars and jump up
                              and down until they shattered the windshields, she added.
                              Police were alerted but when they arrived the man had fled.
                              A short while later he attacked another women in the area but
                              ran off when she began to scream for help.
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                              • South Africa Denies Plans to Cancel Christmas
                                CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa has denied a media
                                report that it plans to cancel Christmas. The Sunday Times
                                newspaper ran a banner headline "Christmas may be canceled"
                                above a story quoting a task team evaluating the number of
                                public holidays as warning no holiday should be regarded as
                                sacred in multi-racial, multi-faith South Africa.
                                "I would like to reassure all of you that there is no such
                                report which has been tabled before me," Home Affairs Minister
                                Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula told a parliamentary committee on
                                Monday in response to the article.
                                "There has not been that recommendation."
                                Last year the Advertising Standards Authority banned a Post
                                Office advertisement asking children to write to Santa Claus,
                                saying it was "profiting from the natural credulity of
                                children" and perpetuating "a falsehood that could break the
                                fragile spirits of the already disillusioned youth of South
                                Africa."

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