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  • British boy finds snake in cereal packet
    LONDON, May 4 (Reuters) - A British boy tucking into his
    breakfast had a nasty surprise when he discovered a two-foot
    long snake inside his packet of cereal.
    Jordan Willett, 5, thought he had found a toy when the
    serpent -- a harmless corn snake -- slithered out of the packet
    of "Golden Puffs" his parents had bought from discount store
    Netto in Telford, central England.
    "It was quite long and popped its head up. I've seen snakes
    on TV before but never in a box of cereal," he told the Daily
    Mail newspaper.
    Netto said on Wednesday it was talking to its suppliers to
    review procedures and check on its stock.
    "This does seem to be a bizarre incident but we are treating
    it seriously," said Netto trading director Clive Cooper.
    Corn snakes, which feed on mice and birds, are commonly kept
    as pets around the world.
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    • May 7, 2005 -- Carjack or "carjerk" — you be the judge.
      Two weeks ago, a man in Baltimore stole a car at gunpoint from two women. This week, one of the women called cops when she spotted the vehicle parked on a city street. After cops towed it, the carjacker reported the car stolen and soon found himself under arrest. Asked why he reported the car stolen, he explained that he had left his wallet in it.
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      • What a tool! Though he would have been busted anyway cause they would have gotten his name from the wallet.
        "There are only two things that i know are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And im not so sure about the former."

        For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

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        • May 8, 2005 -- Maybe she wanted to be sure she'd spend Mother's Day with her son. A man on his way out of the hospital was struck by a car driven by his mom on Thursday, as she was on her way to pick him up. Lilian Carter, 84, was driving to the entrance of Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H., as her son Ron, 49, was walking out to meet her. She suddenly sped up, hit him and crashed into a concrete pillar — sending them both back into the hospital.

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          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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          • Brazilian town declares May 9 Orgasm Day, to improve married relationships

            Canadian Press May 11, 2005

            RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) - Sex rarely makes the news in Brazil's conservative Northeast, until a small town declared an official Orgasm Day on Monday.

            Felipe Santolia, mayor of Esperantina, endorsed the May 9 holiday, which he said was intended to improve relationships between married couples.

            "We're celebrating orgasm in all its senses. There's even a panel discussion on premature ejaculation. But from what I've seen, women have more trouble achieving orgasm than men, especially in marriage," Santolia said by telephone from Esperantina, about 2,100 kilometres north of Rio de Janeiro.

            Santolia said the remote town of 38,000 people has been unofficially celebrating orgasm day for years, but that the town's former mayor had vetoed a bill making it an official municipal holiday.

            The city council passed a law Saturday creating the holiday. Santolia, who took office earlier this year, said he would sign the bill later Monday.

            "I'm 32, single and I have an open mind. Beside the theme is very much of the moment," he said.

            Orgasm Day celebrations include a series of panel discussions by sexologists from across Brazil and a presentation of Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues.

            Santolia said the idea of celebrating Orgasm Day at first created a scandal in this poor region, known for its religious fervour. But he said residents gradually residents warmed to the idea.

            "I've seen scientific studies that show when a woman is unloved, when her husband can bring her to orgasm, it affects all aspects of her life, her relationships with her children, at home, with the city and at work," Santolia said.

            © 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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            • May 15, 2005 -- Maybe weathermen really can predict the future. Thunderstorms caused flash flooding in Yakima, Wash., on Monday — which just happened to be the National Weather Service's Flood and Flash Flood Safety Awareness Day. It was also the start of the state's Severe Weather Awareness Week.
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              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
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              • May 16, 2005 -- The city of Milwaukee has spent $1.8 million on its sewage plant — to catch stray condoms from washing into Lake Michigan. The drastic measure became necessary after a fisherman spotted a slick of thousands of condoms floating in the lake, all from folks who had flushed them down their toilets. Officials are keeping their fingers crossed. "If we need to take more steps, we don't know what they would be," sewage boss Bill Graffin admitted. Perhaps they should try some prophylactic measures before it's too late.
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                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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                • May 17, 2005 -- A distressed and disoriented man, taken to a psychiatric ward after he was found wandering along an English beach in a dripping-wet suit, hasn't spoken a single word in six weeks — but he sure can play the piano. "When he plays, he's totally focused . . . I recognized some John Lennon and a snippet from Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake,' " said Steve Spencer, chaplain of the hospital in Dartford. The plight of the 20-something mystery man is eerily similar to that of pianist David Helfgott, who suffered a nervous breakdown and whose story was made into the Oscar-winning movie "Shine."
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                  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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                  • Caste spat over school puddings
                    PATNA, India (Reuters) - Indian officials are investigating
                    reports villagers in one of the most backward states stopped a
                    school giving lunch to its students because lower caste Dalits,
                    or untouchables, cooked the desserts.
                    Two Yadavs, a cow-herd caste just above Dalits, forced a
                    government school to stop serving the federally mandated
                    lunches after they found out Dalit women had been hired to make
                    the rice puddings, local newspapers reported.
                    District official Chaitanya Prasad told Reuters education
                    authorities were looking into the incident at Pathari, 130 km
                    (80 miles) from Patna, the capital of Bihar, a state where
                    hundreds of people have died in caste wars over recent decades.
                    Although caste discrimination is outlawed, some Indians
                    regard Dalits -- more than 16 percent of the country's
                    one-billion plus people -- as less than human and abuse and
                    even murder are still common.
                    Government schools give children lunch every day as part of
                    a federal program to fight poverty and malnutrition.
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                    • HUH???

                      Viagra-fueled Italian stallions seized by police
                      ROME (Reuters) - Italian police have discovered a
                      mob-linked race track where they say horses were pumped full of
                      Viagra and other drugs to fix races.
                      The illegally built and operated track, known locally as
                      "Miss Charmet," is located on the outskirts of Naples city --
                      home to the Camorra, the local version of the Sicilian Mafia.
                      "We are able to ascertain the use of the famous (drug)
                      Viagra to increase the performance of these horses," police
                      commander Mario Pantano told local television.
                      It was not clear how Viagra affected the horses' speed.
                      The track and its horses, worth an estimated 5 million
                      euros ($6.4 million), were seized by authorities investigating
                      illegal doping of horses, according to local media.
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                      • Cover UP!

                        School tells teachers to cover up with aprons
                        NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Women teachers at a school in the
                        Indian city of Bhubaneswar have been told to wear aprons so
                        that senior male students do not get distracted by their
                        bodies, Indian newspapers reported Tuesday.
                        "The unconscious exposure of a body by a lady teacher
                        during teaching could be an object of amusement for male
                        students inside the classroom," K.C. Satpathy, the principal of
                        DAV Public School, was quoted in The Times of India newspaper
                        as saying.
                        "By wearing an apron, the quality of teaching could
                        improve."
                        Satpathy said the decision by the school in the eastern
                        city was the result of a two-year study that showed adolescent
                        boys in higher classes were "losing concentration" inside the
                        classrooms of some female teachers.
                        In India, many women teachers wear saris which can cover up
                        as well as reveal a woman's figure, depending on how they are
                        worn.
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                        • Court to rehear bartender's lipstick lawsuit
                          SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal appeals court agreed on
                          Friday to reconsider the case of a bartender who was fired from
                          her job at a Nevada casino for refusing to wear lipstick, blush
                          and other make-up.
                          Alleging sex discrimination, Darlene Jespersen sued her
                          employer, Harrah's Entertainment Inc., after it dismissed her
                          in 2000 for refusing to comply with a policy that required
                          women to wear makeup.
                          In December, Jespersen's case was dismissed by a
                          three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals,
                          which said the policy was legal. Without comment, the court
                          reversed the ruling on Friday and ordered the case to be
                          reheard by an 11-judge panel.
                          Jespersen's attorney said the case of the 20-year Harrah's
                          veteran could determine the rights of women in service
                          professions to choose how to present themselves.
                          "What makes it discriminatory is that it requires women to
                          present themselves in a particularly feminine way," said the
                          attorney, Jennifer Pizer of Lambda Legal in Los Angeles.
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                          • Silent 'Piano Man' poses beach riddle
                            LONDON (Reuters) - A smartly dressed man found wandering in
                            a soaking wet suit near an English beach has baffled police and
                            care workers after he refused to say a word and then gave a
                            virtuoso piano performance.
                            The man, wearing a formal black suit and tie, was spotted
                            by police in Kent on April 8 and taken to a psychiatric unit
                            where it proved impossible to identify him because he stayed
                            silent.
                            It was only after he was given a pen and paper that
                            care-givers were given an intriguing clue to his possible
                            background when he drew an intricate picture of a grand piano.
                            He was taken to the hospital's chapel where he played
                            classical music on the piano for hours.
                            However, despite his picture being posted on the National
                            Missing Persons Helpline's (NMPH) Web site, no one has come
                            forward to identify him.
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                            • Belief in sex-mad demon tests nerves
                              CHAKE CHAKE, Tanzania (Reuters) - Mohammed Juma starts to
                              sweat and fidget as he recalls his rape by Popo Bawa, the most
                              feared spirit-monster of the Zanzibar spice islands.
                              "We believe reading the Koran is our only defense, nothing
                              else," says the 41-year-old driver and father of four. "But
                              Popo Bawa is real, and well prepared."
                              Vacationers on the Indian Ocean islands tend to smile
                              dismissively at accounts in guidebooks of the bat-like ogre
                              said to prey on men, women and children. But for superstitious
                              Zanzibaris a visit from the sodomizing gremlin is no joke.
                              Although no one ever has seen it, belief in the monster and
                              his unnatural lust is so strong that entire villages will sleep
                              out of doors for protection: Popo Bawa (Swahili for Bat's Wing)
                              prefers to attack behind closed doors at night.
                              In huts set amid rustling groves of jackfruit and mangoes
                              on Zanzibar's Pemba island, victims told Reuters in interviews
                              that they detected a bad smell, became cold and went into a
                              trance in the moments before they felt the creature's inhuman
                              strength.
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                              • Banned bun-snatching ritual revived
                                HONG KONG (Reuters) - A dozen people in Hong Kong scrambled
                                up a steel tower covered in buns Monday, reviving a religious
                                ritual banned 26 years ago when the former British colonial
                                government declared it too dangerous.
                                A similar tower constructed out of bamboo collapsed in
                                1978, injuring over 100 climbers and onlookers, but the
                                government allowed the tradition to be resurrected this year in
                                a bid to lure visitors to Hong Kong's colorful islands.
                                The event on Hong Kong's fishing island of Cheung Chau
                                commemorates islanders who died in a bubonic plague in the 19th
                                century. The sweet buns were supposed to cure all illnesses.
                                The 14-meter (42 foot) tower was covered with more than
                                1,000 buns for Monday's contest.
                                The 12 climbers were given three minutes to collect as many
                                as they could, with buns at the top earning more points than
                                those lower down.


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