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  • OSLO, Norway (AP) - Arild Tofte and Kaare Heggdal know that
    recycling pays, but they weren't quite prepared for the jackpot
    that a scrapped cash machine contained.
    It was still full of cash. Enough to buy a house and take a
    luxury vacation.
    The two Norwegians run a recycling company in the western Norway
    town of Aaroedalen, and had been hired by the Sparebanken Moere
    bank to remove an outdated automatic teller machine, or ATM, from a
    gas station, media reported Wednesday.
    Tofte, 30, said the woman on duty at the gas station was more
    than a little skeptical when two men showed up with a trolley and a
    truck, wanting to remove her ATM.
    "She calmed down when I explained that the machine was empty
    and that we had a contract to pick it up," Tofte told the local
    Romsdals Budstikke newspaper.
    During their rounds to pick up more scrap, they got a call
    saying a security guard was seeking the machine.
    "The guy was apparently a bit agitated," said Tofte. "He was
    very eager to empty the cash from the machine."
    The cash was removed. The bank - which blamed the incident on a
    communications mix-up - didn't say how much was in the ATM. But
    Tofte said the guard who emptied the machine told him it was enough
    to buy a house, take a luxury vacation and still have money to
    burn.

    (Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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    • The Three Amigos?

      Canadian Promotes Cartoon Condoms Against AIDS
      UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Using humor to promote safe sex,
      a Canadian television producer on Tuesday launched 20 short
      videos of animated condoms in 41 languages to help fight
      HIV/AIDS around the world. The cartoons, called 'The Three
      Amigos,' are a hit in South Africa, where they have run for
      nearly a year. Now they are available in more than 40 languages
      in an effort to get them aired in Asia, Latin America and
      Eastern Europe as well as elsewhere in Africa.
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      • Think about it...

        Son, we live in a World that needs firefighting equipment, and that equipment needs to be accounted for by people in Fire Department Logistics. Who's gonna do it, you? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for rescue response equipment and you curse the supply guy. You have that luxury, you have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Firefighting equipment shortages, while tragic, were probably the result of poor acquisitioning decisions, and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you...helps make people safe! You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at staff meetings, you WANT me in that position, you NEED me in that position! We use words like PPE, GPC, Hazmat....we use these words as the backbone of a life spent supporting the Fire Department; you use them as a punchline! I have neither the time, nor the inclination to explain myself to a person who puts out fires with the very parts I provide, AND THEN QUESTIONS THE MANNER IN WHICH I PROVIDE IT! I would rather you just said thank you and went on your way; otherwise I suggest you find your own Firefighting Equipment. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
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        FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
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        FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

        Charleston 9
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        • Notorious Taxis Take Mayor for a Ride
          PRAGUE (Reuters) - Prague Mayor Pavel Bem got a close-up
          look at how the city's notorious taxi drivers operate when he
          went undercover for a ride and was overcharged by some 500
          percent.
          Bem, at the request of the daily Mlada Fronta Dnes, wore a
          disguise and pretended to be a foreigner when he hailed a taxi
          from Old Town Square to take him to Prague Castle, a route
          commonly traveled by the city's tourist masses.
          Upon arrival Bem could not believe his eyes when the
          1.8-miles trip cost a whopping $34.17, about 500 percent over
          the official rate.
          "I expected to be overcharged by maybe 50 or 100 percent.
          But not by 500 percent!" Bem said, adding controls on taxis
          will be increased.
          During another ride the mayor asked to pay in euros and the
          fare rose instantly by 200 percent.

          Reut00:02 01-18-05
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          • Man in Batman suit climbs onto roof of Dutch court
            AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - A man in a Batman suit climbed
            onto the roof of the courthouse in the Dutch city of Utrecht Monday
            morning.
            Police said they weren't worried that the man would jump and
            they planned to ignore him until he came down.
            "He's not hurting anyone up there, and we don't have a lot of
            manpower to waste playing around with him," Utrecht police
            spokesman Thomas Aling said. He said the man would face trespassing
            charges.
            Dutch radio NOS reported the man was part of the group Fathers
            for Justice, which protests unfair treatment of fathers in divorce
            cases. The Dutch arm of the group could not immediately be reached
            for comment.
            In September, a member of the group's British wing wearing a
            Batman suit climbed onto a balcony at Buckingham Palace, Queen
            Elizabeth II's London residence.

            (Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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            • January 18, 2005 -- An art dealer left the city of Seattle $1 million to buy a new fountain, with just one catch — it must contain at least one life-sized statue of a naked man.

              Why?
              Stu Smailes, who died at the age of 69, "was a very funny man" with a "very strong sense of humor," explained his lawyer, Tim Bradbury.
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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
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              • January 19, 2005 -- The action-filled video game that Martin White was playing on his TV suddenly became a terrifying 3-D experience when an out-of-control SUV crashed through the wall of his Maine home and slammed into him. Cops say it's a miracle that White, 39, escaped with just cuts and bruises after a 1995 Jeep spun out, skidded several hundred feet down an icy road and barreled into the house.
                "It's not every day you see this kind of thing," said Phillips Fire Chief Glendon Bachelder.

                We can't argue with that, Chief.
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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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                • January 21, 2005 -- A Nebraska college sent out postcards to prospective students suggesting they'd be getting plenty of sex if they enrolled. The cards, mailed out by Doane College, show a young man surrounded by hot young coeds, and encourage students to "play the field." Campus officials have apologized.
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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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                  • January 22, 2005 -- A Wisconsin teenager believes there's reason to the children's summertime rhyme "no more pencils, no more books" — so he's suing to make it state law. Peer Larson, 17, of Milwaukee claims his summer vacation was ruined last year after he was given pre-calculus homework that caused him "a lot of undue stress." His goal is a statewide ban on summer homework for all schoolkids.
                    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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                    • January 23, 2005 -- A Canadian man has cursed the heads of the National Hockey League — from beyond the grave. Archie Bennitz, 84, an ardent hockey fan from Kanata, Ontario, used his own obituary to blast NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players' Association executive Bob Goodenow, for the lockout that has left fans without hockey this season.
                      In his obituary, in the Ottawa Citizen, Bennitz called Bettman and Goodenow "skunks."
                      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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                      • Do NOT Give This Man Batteries...
                        VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Police were on the
                        search on Friday for a thief who made off with three "male
                        appendages" from a Vancouver-area sex-toy store and may now be
                        looking for batteries.
                        A clerk discovered the man stuffing the fake body parts
                        into his clothes and asked "if he was going to need batteries
                        for these three objects," the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
                        said in a news release.
                        "The male calmly stated 'no' and then panicked and fled,
                        running out of the store with the three objects, minus
                        batteries," the police statement said.
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                        • Israeli Women Lawmakers See Red Over Rabbi's Ruling
                          JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Female legislators in Israel have
                          seen red after a leading rabbi compared women who wear the
                          color to prostitutes.
                          Protesting against a ritual ruling by Rabbi Eliyahu
                          Abergil, head of the rabbinical court in the southern city of
                          Beersheba, banning Jewish women from dressing in red, several
                          woman lawmakers wore the color in parliament Monday.
                          "It's not up to a rabbi to tell us to whether to wear black
                          or red or any other color," said Erela Golan, a legislator from
                          the Shinui party who organized the protest. "Just because we
                          wear red doesn't mean we are prostitutes."
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                          • Newspaper Sacks Reporter Over Fake Yahoo Baby
                            BUCHAREST, Romania (Reuters) - A Romanian tabloid said on
                            Monday it had fired a reporter for making up a story about a
                            couple who named their son Yahoo as a sign of gratitude for
                            meeting over the Internet.
                            Bucharest daily Libertatea published a story this month
                            saying two Romanians had named their baby for the popular Web
                            site and printed a picture of his birth certificate. The news
                            was published internationally, including by Reuters.
                            "It was the reporter's child's birth certificate, which he
                            modified," said Simona Ionescu, Libertatea's deputy
                            editor-in-chief. "We fired him."
                            She said Ion Garnod, who had worked for the paper for
                            several years, had admitted inventing the story to look good.
                            "If it were real, it would have been a good story indeed,"
                            Ionescu said.
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                            • Man Survives 35 Days Lost in Mushroom Cave
                              PARIS (Reuters) - A Frenchman lost in a labyrinth of
                              disused mushroom caves said he had survived 35 days by eating
                              rotten wood and clay, after being rescued only thanks to a
                              teachers' strike.
                              Jean-Luc Josuat-Verges, 48, told French newspapers he had
                              gone to the deserted caves at Madiran in the Pyrenees in
                              December seeking isolation during a spell of depression which
                              had left him considering suicide.
                              While wandering through the cave network his flashlight
                              stopped working, and he was unable to find his way out.
                              His abandoned car was found 35 days later by three children
                              who were not at school because their teachers were on strike.
                              The children alerted police who rescued Josuat-Verges from the
                              caves. French media said he had lost 40 pounds and was "weak."
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                              • Wherefore art thou Romeo?

                                Husband Commits Suicide, Then Wife Wakes from Coma
                                ROME (Reuters) - An Italian pensioner committed suicide
                                after his wife fell into a coma, but just hours after he killed
                                himself the woman woke up, Italian media reported on Saturday.
                                Recalling the end of "Romeo and Juliet," the 70-year-old
                                man, Ettore, who had sat by his wife's bedside for four months
                                after she slipped into a coma following a heart attack, finally
                                gave up hope and gassed himself in the garage of his family
                                home.
                                Less than a day later, his wife, Rossana, woke up in her
                                hospital bed in Padua and immediately asked for him.
                                The northern town of Padua lies just 40 miles from Verona,
                                where star-crossed lover Romeo killed himself believing Juliet
                                to have died. But minutes later Juliet woke up and seeing Romeo
                                dead, stabbed herself.
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