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  • Court Rejects Appeal on Sex Toy Sales Ban
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on
    Tuesday a constitutional challenge to an Alabama law that makes
    it a crime to sell sex toys.
    The high court refused to hear an appeal by a group of
    individuals who regularly use sexual devices and by two vendors
    who argued the case raised important issues about the scope of
    the constitutional right to sexual privacy.
    The law prohibited the distribution of "any device designed
    or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human
    genital organs." First-time violators can face a fine of up to
    $10,000 and as much as one year in jail.
    The law, adopted in 1998, allowed the sale of ordinary
    vibrators and body massagers that are not designed or marketed
    primarily as sexual aids. It exempted sales of sexual devices
    "for a bona fide medical, scientific, educational, legislative,
    judicial or law enforcement purpose."
    Georgia and Texas are the only other states that restrict
    the distribution of sexual devices, according to the court
    record in the case.
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    • Best-Dressed Homeless in the World...
      SEOUL (Reuters) - Some South Korean homeless are dressing
      in style after the government gave away thousands of fake
      designer garments confiscated by customs agents.
      The Korea Customs Service distributed more than 3,500 fake
      pieces in the southern city of Pusan this month with the
      permission of the fashion houses whose designs had been
      pirated.
      A customs official declined to name the designers whose
      ripped-off creations are now being worn by the homeless but
      said both they and the state prosecutors had approved giving
      away the jackets, blouses, shirts and pants.
      "We hope this will be of some help to the poor who need
      practical assistance in such hard times," the official said.
      Customs agents removed the labels from the clothes before
      giving them to a welfare agency for distribution.
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      • Dutch travel firm seeks money by breaking hearts
        AMSTERDAM, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The delicate problem of how to
        dump a lover before moving on to the next one has been given a
        new twist by a Dutch Web site.
        The site suggests women tell their partner they want a baby
        and men buy their girlfriend underwear that's too big.
        But instead of just helping people give lovers the elbow,
        the site sells holidays -- working on the assumption that people
        want to go away for a fling without the shackles of a loved one
        at home, Dutch communications company Young Works said.
        Some 180,000 people have visited www.dumpjeschatje.nl since
        it was launched on Monday, it said.
        The site also provides two downloadable documents with
        blanks left for names -- one a curt business-style letter, the
        other a scathing poem -- to end relationships in writing.

        Reut11:11 02-22-05
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        • Welcome back....^
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          NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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          • RAY.....IS THAT YOU?

            Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Naked?
            NEW YORK (Reuters) - The diners arrived at a nice Manhattan
            restaurant on a cold February night and stripped off coats,
            hats, gloves and scarves. They didn't stop there.
            Skirts, shirts, pants, underwear and stockings all ended up
            stashed in plastic bags by the bar as the patrons got naked for
            the monthly "Clothing Optional Dinner."
            "It's exciting to be in a restaurant nude," said George
            Keyes, 65, a retired junior high school English teacher.
            Nude yes, but not unadorned.
            Keyes, a lifelong nudist, wore a necklace, earrings and a
            black leather "genital bracelet" with red studs. And white
            sneakers.

            Reut00:04 02-21-05
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            • Ok..... That's one restaraunt I won't be visiting.
              Chris Minick, P.E., Firefighter II
              Structures Specialist, MD-TF 1

              These statements are mine and mine alone
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              • pictures speak a thousand words

                pictures speak a thousand words...
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                • Chris, ROTFLMFAO!

                  Welcome Back, Ed!
                  September 11th - Never Forget

                  I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

                  Sheri
                  IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                  Honorary Flatlander

                  RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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                  • Rain, sleet, snow and 90th birthday doesn't keep mailman from his job

                    Canadian Press Wednesday, February 23, 2005

                    STAPLETON, Neb. (AP) - Rain, sleet and snow have not kept Kermit Paxton from making his six-day-a-week journey to deliver mail. His recent 90th birthday didn't stop him either.

                    Monday through Saturday, Paxton rises early, gets in his truck and transports mail on his route that's about 115 kilometres long. He's been doing this for the past 27 years.

                    The retired rancher said there are some drawbacks to the job he otherwise enjoys. Sometimes the mail is very heavy.

                    He also has had a few frightening experiences. Paxton said he turned his van upside down once on icy road conditions, and he did the same thing on ice two or three years ago in his pickup.

                    When he is not delivering mail, Paxton spends some time delivering Bibles as a member of Gideons International for more than 30 years.

                    Paxton lives a healthy and active life, and said his job has helped him live a lot longer than he expected. He apparently does not figure to retire any time soon. His mail delivery contract runs another two years.

                    © The Canadian Press 2005
                    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                    impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                    IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                    • Beer Commercial Featuring Shotgun Is Banned
                      LONDON (Reuters) - A "threatening" beer advertisement
                      depicting a double-barreled shotgun pointed at the viewer was
                      banned by Britain's advertising watchdog on Wednesday.
                      There were 51 complaints about the advert for Ruddles ale
                      which featured a shotgun positioned at the reader from between
                      two pub stools, and read: "Excuse me, I believe that's my
                      seat."
                      Complainants said the advertisement, which appeared in
                      newspapers, was offensive and irresponsible because it condoned
                      the threatening use of guns.
                      The Union Pub Company said the advert was particularly
                      offensive to pub landlords.
                      Greene King, which produces Ruddles, said the advert was
                      part of their "uncompromisingly from the country" campaign,
                      which targeted male bitter-drinkers who would recognize the
                      humor behind the advertisement.
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                      • Hint: It's Above South Korea
                        TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea has menaced Japan with
                        missiles, kidnapped its citizens and stands between it and a
                        place in the soccer World Cup finals, but one in four Japanese
                        high-school students can't place the country on a map.
                        Only 76 percent of high school pupils in a survey by an
                        academic body could locate the reclusive communist state,
                        despite a daily bombardment of news about it in the Japanese
                        media.
                        As for Iraq, where Japan has some 550 soldiers in one of
                        the country's most controversial overseas deployments and where
                        a Japanese was beheaded by kidnappers, over 40 percent of
                        university students and high-school pupils couldn't find it.
                        "While students are interested in the news, they don't see
                        it as important to know where the countries are," said Yumiko
                        Takizawa, a geography professor at Teikyo University who ran
                        the survey for the Association of Japanese Geographers.
                        "Inter-dependence and links between countries are ever more
                        important," Takizawa said. "It's clear that an education system
                        that teaches a proper knowledge of the world is needed."

                        Reut00:04 02-24-05
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                        • Naked frolic lands Florida prosecutor in jail
                          KEY WEST, Fla. (Reuters) - A drunken Florida
                          prosecutor who streaked across a motel parking lot and
                          mistakenly jumped into a stranger's car landed in the slammer,
                          a state attorney's office spokesman said Wednesday.
                          After tossing back a few drinks with colleagues last
                          weekend, Monroe County assistant prosecutor Albert "A.J."
                          Tasker, 28, stripped off his clothes as a prank and headed
                          toward what he thought was a friend's vehicle.
                          But Tasker jumped into the back seat of the wrong car,
                          where a woman was waiting for her boyfriend. The woman
                          screamed, the boyfriend arrived and Key West police arrested
                          Tasker.
                          "The devil made him do it," said Matt Helmerick, spokesman
                          for the Monroe County state attorney in Key West.
                          Tasker, who was hired in December, was jailed
                          misdemeanor charges of disorderly intoxication and exposure of
                          sexual organs. He was released on bond and is on an unpaid
                          leave of absence from his job pending an internal
                          investigation.
                          "It's embarrassing to us, it's embarrassing to him,"
                          Helmerick said. "If this guy had been a doctor or a janitor or
                          a short-order cook, there would be no news."
                          REUTERS
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                          • N.Irish artist plans Titanic iceberg stunt
                            BELFAST, Feb 23 (Reuters) - In a bizarre celebration of
                            Belfast's industrial heritage, a Northern Ireland artist is
                            planning to tow an iceberg to the city that built the Titanic.
                            Rita Duffy, who says the iceberg would represent a dramatic
                            piece of "performance art" as it slowly melted in Belfast Lough,
                            is working on a feasibility study with a local filmmaker before
                            seeking funding for the project she hopes will happen in 2008.
                            "It can be done," she told Reuters. "We are thinking of
                            coming down the old Viking journey from the north of Norway.
                            It's totally possible."
                            When she was launched from Belfast's Harland and Wolff
                            shipyard, the luxury liner RMS Titanic was the largest man-made
                            moving object on Earth, hailed as "unsinkable" by her owners
                            White Star.
                            The ship struck an iceberg off Canada on her maiden voyage
                            in April 1912 and sank with the loss of more than 1,500 lives.
                            Duffy says she is keeping the finale of her project a
                            secret, but believes the iceberg could be a symbol of hope in a
                            city scarred by decades of sectarian division.
                            "It comes from the story of the Titanic ... some people
                            might see it in bad taste and I suppose some might find it
                            amusing, but I actually see it as a deeply serious project," she
                            added.
                            "I like to think this project is going some way to altering
                            the damaged psyche of Belfast ... It's about courageously facing
                            into that which interrupted our journey."

                            Reut11:13 02-23-05
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                            • February 24, 2005 -- Hey, kids, watch out for that mystery meat! Parents of students at the Eaton Elementary School in Washington, D.C., were furious after learning that the principal let animal-welfare workers use the cafeteria to spay 500 cats over the weekend. "The air was thick with the smell of urine," said mother of three Kelley Ellsworth. "I'm shocked that they would cut up a cat in a school cafeteria." Officials had the lunch room fumigated before it reopened yesterday.
                              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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                              • February 25, 2005 -- File this under Stupid Bank Robber tricks.
                                Cops in Chicago say Randy Washington, 24, phoned a talk show on radio station WFIE to brag about how he and five pals had entered a bank, tied up the tellers and fled with a wad of cash. But bank workers heard the call-in, recognized details of the crime and called cops, who traced the call to the man's cellphone and arrested him.
                                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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