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  • #76
    Weird But True

    The 1918 World Champion Boston Red Sox
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    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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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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    • #77
      October 18, 2003 --Bite your tongue if you want to become a fluent English speaker - or better yet, have a doctor chop off a half-inch or so. That's what parents in Korea are having done to their children to give them an edge in their increasingly competitive global society. The five-minute operation is being performed on youngsters who have difficulty pronouncing some English words. The procedure makes the tongue more flexible by cutting the strap of tissue linking it to the floor of the mouth.
      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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      • #78
        October 19, 2003 -- A Tanzanian man sliced off his penis in a failed attempt to win sympathy from creditors after throwing away their money on prostitutes and alcohol. The 24-year-old man came to the agonizing decision after realizing he could not pay back the thousands of dollars friends and family lent him to invest in a business venture. The man is being treated at a hospital in the African country's northern Manyara region.

        HAY... I DON'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP. IT'S IN THE NEWs
        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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        • #79
          OMFG!!!
          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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          • #80
            Monday, October 20, 2003
            Enlightening sighting for local family
            By KRISTEN ENEVOLD, CALGARY SUN


            Two glowing clouds that seemed to follow a Bearspaw family around their property Saturday night has the makings of a fictional tale, but Omkar Channan knows what he saw.

            "It does sound silly, but it's also something I've never seen before -- and no one I've talked to has an explanation," he said yesterday.

            Around 10 p.m. Saturday, Channan's son was walking the family dog on their property northwest of the city.

            "All of a sudden, the dog started barking and we saw two small clouds over the house -- they seemed to be chasing each other around and then merging together," said the elder Channan, who is a published author and recently retired from his role as the city's chief controller of prosecutions.

            As the family gathered outside, the strangest part of their experience began.

            "We were walking around the property, and whatever it was seemed to be following us," said Channan, explaining the objects were about 900 to 1,200 metres above ground.

            In an effort to get witnesses to the strange event, the Channans called the RCMP, both the Calgary International and Springbank airports, and neighbours.

            "It was the strangest thing I've ever seen," said Carol Geremia, one of the Channan's neighbours who also called others as she ventured outside.

            "The clouds, or whatever they were, were perfectly round and illuminated -- it kind of gave me the creeps," she said.

            The Cochrane RCMP member who stopped by attributed the illumination to an event possibly going on at Olympic Plaza, while the airports didn't see anything unusual in the night sky.

            But Channan and his neighbours are still intrigued.

            "The (possibility) of it being a UFO comes to mind, but I've never experienced anything like that before and it's just really bizarre that it seemed to be following us," Channan said.

            Don Hladiuk has been an astronomer for more than 30 years and the Channans' experience is unusual, he said.

            "Over the past 20 to 30 years, I've heard a lot of stories and a lot can be explained, but this one comes out of the abnormal," he said.

            The only explanation Hladiuk could think of is lightning interacting with clouds, or the Calgary Police Service's helicopter flying overhead.

            Meanwhile, the Channans and the Geremias will be looking to the skies again tonight to see if what they spotted will return.
            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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            • #81
              BERLIN, Oct 20 (Reuters) - A 25-year-old German woman
              enraged over another Saturday night of boring television
              programmes and dull re-runs hurled her TV set out the window of
              her fifth floor apartment window, police said on Monday.
              "There was nothing decent on so I just threw the thing out
              the window," the woman identified as Veronika K., told Bild
              newspaper.
              No one was hurt in the incident in Potsdam. She later calmed
              down and watched another television with her children.
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              • #82
                Austrian saved by a crane when parachute fails
                BERLIN (Reuters) - A parachutist jumping from a 480-foot
                skyscraper escaped death when his chute failed to open properly
                but got snared on a crane next to the building leaving him
                hanging, German police said Monday.
                "He got lucky after his initial misfortune," said a
                spokesman for police in the Bavarian capital Munich.
                Fire services took an hour to rescue the 32-year-old
                Austrian extreme sports enthusiast after his base jump from the
                35th floor left him hanging 150 feet up.
                Police released the man, who is under investigation for
                making an illegal parachute jump, on bail.
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                • #83
                  BLANTYRE, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A Malawi court fined a foreign
                  journalist on Sunday for breaching security rules by trying to
                  use a business class toilet on a state airliner carrying
                  Vice-President Justin Malewezi.
                  "Your Worship...I did not know that it was an offence on Air
                  Malawi to visit the toilet in the business class," Peter
                  Chilambwe told Presiding Magistrate Arthur Mtalimanja.
                  The Zambian journalist said after being fined 50 kwacha (47
                  U.S. cents) on a charge of conduct likely to cause a breach of
                  public peace that he would never travel with Air Malawi again.
                  "They should make these rules clear when one is booking," he
                  told Reuters.
                  Regional Police Prosecutor Paul Jeremani said Chilambwe was
                  not armed or violent, but police had treated the case seriously
                  because the security of the vice-president -- who was sitting in
                  the business class section -- had been at stake.
                  Cabin staff alerted police on the ground when Chilambwe
                  tried during a flight on Friday to go from the economy section
                  of the plane to the toilet in business class.
                  Chilambwe was arrested on arrival in the capital Lilongwe
                  and pleaded guilty to the offence, which carries a maximum
                  sentence of a fine and three months imprisonment with hard
                  labour.
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                  • #84
                    Niagra Falls ....slowly I turn

                    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. (CP) - A Michigan man survived a plunge over
                    Niagara Falls wearing only the clothes on his back, witnesses say.
                    Bystanders at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls said a smiling
                    man climbed over a wrought-iron barricade early Monday afternoon,
                    slid down the embankment to the rocks below, stepped into the water
                    and went over the Falls.
                    Other witnesses said the man apparently then swam to shore.
                    The man, whose name was not released, was walked out from the
                    gorge with the help of emergency services personnel and did not
                    appear to have any serious injuries.
                    "When we got down there, the guy had just got onto the rocks
                    down there," said Capt. Shawn Bates, of the fire department's
                    rescue unit, who said the man told him he was 39 and from Michigan.
                    "He swam over to the rocks by himself. He was very co-operative.
                    He grabbed a hunk of moss and put it in his pocket and said: That's
                    going to be a souvenir. I don't know if he was thinking quite
                    right."
                    The man may be the first person known to have survived after
                    plunging over the Falls without any safety devices.
                    That's a miracle, said Lynda Satelmajer, who was sure she was
                    watching a suicide when she saw the man prepare to go into the
                    water.
                    "We thought that he looked odd because he made eye contact with
                    us and he seemed a bit edgy, kind of jumping around," she said.
                    Satelmajer said she and her family were standing at the spot
                    where the man went into the water.
                    "He walked over to where we were standing and he jumped and
                    slid down on his backside and went over the brink," she said. "It
                    was really freaky, actually. He was smiling."
                    The scene was equally surreal for Lavaughn and Diedre Love, who
                    were in Niagara Falls to celebrate their first wedding
                    anniversary.
                    "The guy just basically jumped in the Falls," Diedre Love
                    said. "I saw him go over. He didn't yell or anything."
                    Her husband said the couple had just made their way to the Falls
                    after watching a movie about the daredevils who had tested the
                    mighty cataract and failed.
                    "They did it in a barrel, but this guy went over without a
                    barrel," he said.
                    Witnesses said staff on a tour boat attempted to throw the man a
                    life preserver, but the strong current swept it away.
                    Somehow the man just swam to the shore, said Satelmajer.
                    Members of the Niagara Parks police rescue team found the man
                    and brought him out of the gorge, where he was treated by a medical
                    team before being taken to Greater Niagara General Hospital.
                    Hospital spokeswoman Marilyn Bellows said the man was in stable
                    condition, but declined to provide any additional information about
                    when he would be released.
                    Police are investigating the incident. If he did go over the
                    Falls, the man faces a $10,000 fine.
                    "We were very, very skeptical that he actually went over the
                    Falls," said Dave Bredin, the fire department's platoon chief.
                    Bredin initially believed the man had climbed over the wall of
                    the deck and got stuck at the shoreline.
                    "The fall should kill you," Bredin said.
                    "This guy went over the Falls with nothing on him and he says
                    he only has a pair of sore ribs? There's no way he would have lived
                    through that." (Niagara Falls Review)


                    (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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                    • #85
                      STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Travis, a 170-pound chimpanzee, can do
                      lots of things humans do. He waters the flowers, enjoys a glass of
                      wine, brushes his teeth and even watches baseball on television.
                      But one thing Travis apparently has not mastered is sensing the
                      best time for play time.
                      The diaper-wearing chimp bolted from a sport utility vehicle
                      driven by his owners Sunday night, commandeered an intersection in
                      the heart of this busy Fairfield County city and held police at bay
                      for a few hours.
                      Despite the efforts of officers, who arrived in more than a
                      dozen cruisers, the chimp continued playing in the middle of the
                      street, rolling on his back and occasionally charging officers.
                      "He just wanted to play, but it wasn't the time or place,"
                      Sandy Herold, who owns Travis with her husband, Jerry, said Monday.
                      The chimp, when not closing doors on squad cars to prevent being
                      trapped inside, made occasional runs toward the crowd on all fours.
                      "He's very strong," Sgt. Richard Phelan said.
                      By 11:20 p.m. police had succeeded in getting the chimp into its
                      owners' car. Officers pressed their hands against the doors of the
                      SUV to hold the chimp inside.
                      Travis, who is nine years old, was sleeping it off Monday.
                      "He got up and had breakfast and went back to bed. He's
                      tired," Herold said.
                      Travis and his owners will not face charges, police said.
                      "There is no enforcement action planned," said Assistant Chief
                      Frank Lagan. "It's the first time it got loose."
                      A new law requires new owners of such animals to have permits,
                      but does not apply retroactively, according to David Leff, deputy
                      commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection.
                      Lynn DellaBianca, the city's animal control officer, said she
                      plans to contact the owners and advise them to take more
                      precautions.
                      "I don't think it's a good idea to be driving around with a
                      chimpanzee in your car that can easily escape," DellaBianca said.
                      "An animal like this could easily kill a human."
                      Lagan and Herold said Travis became agitated when someone threw
                      something at the car, perhaps a paper cup.
                      "When this guy threw this, that's what he thought, that it was
                      part of his play time," Herold said.
                      Travis is playful and not mean, Herold said. She described the
                      chimp as almost human and said Travis even mourned when Herold's
                      daughter was killed in a car accident a few years ago.
                      "He would take her picture and hold it," she said. "If I cry
                      he'll lick my tears."
                      Travis runs his own bath water and prefers ice cream, wine from
                      a tall-stemmed glass and filet mignon over bananas.
                      "He likes them, but he's not crazy about them," Herold said,
                      acknowledging Travis could stand to lose a few pounds.
                      Travis also feeds hay to the horses near his house in a more
                      rural part of Stamford. He used to root for the New York Mets when
                      Stamford native Bobby Valentine was the manager, but now he roots
                      for the Yankees.

                      "He loves baseball. He likes anything with action," Herold
                      said.
                      Travis will now travel in a more secure van, Herold said. Gone
                      are the glory days when he would ride in his owner's restored
                      Corvettes.
                      "He would wave to people coming down Summer Street," Herold
                      said. "They were like his cars."

                      (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
                      Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
                      Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

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                      • #86
                        October 21, 2003 -- A company that ordered a stripper to entertain its execs is crying false advertising after the woman turned out to weigh 280 pounds. Officials at B&G Cleaning in Warwickshire, England, said the obese stripper cheerfully told them, "You'll have to make do with me because all the other girls are dropping their kids off at school." A spokesman for the stripper's firm, Beechline, said, "Our information is that a roly-poly was booked, and we will defend any case against us."
                        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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                        • #87
                          October 21, 2003 -- NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario - For the first time in history, a man survived a plunge over Niagara Falls yesterday with only the clothes on his back to protect him. Witnesses described seeing the man float by in the swift Niagara River, go headfirst over the 180-foot waterfall, and then pull himself out of the water onto rocks below.
                          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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                          • #88
                            ****ed off the boss?

                            MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine government press
                            undersecretary has apologized for urinating while drunk on
                            President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's chartered jet last month,
                            newspapers reported Wednesday.
                            The Philippine Star daily said Heraclio "Rocky" Nazarano
                            relieved himself near the plane's emergency exit, which he
                            apparently mistook for a restroom.
                            Arroyo was on the other side of the plane en route to Manila
                            from a visit to Paris.
                            "I deeply apologize about all the shattered expectations," The
                            Star and Business World daily quoted Nazareno as saying in a cell
                            phone text message to fellow reporters. "How I wish I could deny
                            it. But it was one moment of weakness I'm really sorry about.
                            "The problem is the situation went beyond everybody's
                            control," said Nazareno, a former reporter.
                            Press Secretary Milton Alingod told reporters that Nazareno
                            submitted a request for transfer, but insisted it was done before
                            the plane incident and was pending Arroyo's approval.

                            (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
                            Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
                            Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

                            *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
                            On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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                            • #89
                              October 22, 2003 --If you think the waterways around Manhattan are yucky, get a load of this. Milwaukee is about to shell out $2 million on a filtering system at a wastewater treatment plant in a bid to stop condoms from floating into Lake Michigan. The issue drew attention when a fisherman saw hundreds of used condoms in the Milwaukee harbor. Since then, the city has paid somebody $460 a day to scoop the spent contraceptives out with long-handled nets.
                              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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                              • #90
                                At our city's two wastewater treatment plants, used condoms are known as "sewer trout", plastic tampon applicators are called "beach whistles"...
                                ‎"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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