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    August 13, 2006 -- Sometimes when nature calls, there's no time to delay, but a Kentucky man sure picked the wrong spot for a pit stop. Michael Ray Hunter, 37, found out Wednesday night that the parking lot of the West Virginia State Police headquarters in South Charleston isn't the right spot. Trooper J.S. Crane just happened to be walking nearby as Hunter was relieving himself. As Crane approached, he smelled alcohol. That discovery led Crane to the truck where Hunter's friend, James Alan Richardson, 40, was checking phone messages. During a search of the pickup, Crane and another trooper found a marijuana pipe and pills for which Richardson had no prescription. Both men were arrested for public intoxication. Hunter also is charged with indecent exposure and Richardson is charged with possessing controlled substances.
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    August 14, 2006 -- Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates Victory Day, when Japan ended its World War II fight on August 14,1945
    While officials there have fought to get rid of the holiday on the grounds it's discriminatory, many vets still want it. One state senator has tried over the years to change the holiday to Rhode Island Veterans Day or Peace and Remembrance Day, but with no luck. "It was absolutely a no-winner," the lawmaker said. "I did not have support, period."
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    August 15, 2006 --Who are the real worms in this story?
    Officials of Cromwell, Conn., have ordered a 13-year-old boy to stop selling nightcrawlers to fishermen, claiming the handmade sign he's posted in his front yard violates local zoning regulations. Joe Cadieux has been digging and selling worms for pizza money since he was 10. He figures he makes $7 to $10 a month selling them for $2.50 a dozen.
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    Breast implants save woman's life?
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli woman's breast implants
    saved her life when she was wounded in a Hizbollah rocket
    attack during Israel's war with the Lebanese group, a hospital
    spokesman said Tuesday.
    Doctors found shrapnel embedded in the silicone implants,
    just inches from the 24-year-old's heart.
    "She was saved from death," said a spokesman for Nahariya
    Hospital in northern Israel. The woman has been released from
    hospital.
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    A truly bizarre crime...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Thieves in Germany stole 7,500 euros
    ($9,554) from a man by throwing feces at him from behind and
    then pick-pocketing him while they pretended to help clean up
    the mess, authorities said Monday.
    After withdrawing 8,000 euros from a bank for a holiday the
    man was struck in the back of the neck by what he described as
    human feces, police in the central town of Giessen said.
    "Immediately afterwards two large women came up to him from
    behind and claimed they had seen someone excreting down onto
    the street from above," police said in a statement.
    The two women then began briskly wiping the filth from the
    man's clothing with paper towels they had with them. They were
    soon joined by a third man, who also came bearing paper towels.
    Only when the man went to take his foul-smelling trousers
    to cleaners did he notice that 7,500 euros had been taken from
    his back pocket by one of the would-be helpers, police said.
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    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Malaysian bank robbers
    have botched a second daring attempt to steal a cash machine
    when an excavator they used to carry out the heist got stuck.
    Thieves toiled for almost an hour with a stolen excavator
    to dig two cash machines out of a bank branch in the
    northeastern town of Kuala Terengganu on Tuesday.
    But they were forced to flee empty-handed when the
    excavator's digging arm got stuck in the ceiling of the bank,
    Malaysian newspapers reported on Wednesday.
    A week ago, thieves in northwest Penang state used a rope
    to tie an automatic teller machine to a truck and haul it
    through a glass wall and down a flight of stairs -- only to
    discover they had grabbed a cheque-deposit machine by mistake.
    In another recent case, thieves loaded a cash machine onto
    a truck but abandoned it when they discovered it had no cash.
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    GREEN LAKE, Wis. (AP) - A detour that bypasses road work near
    this popular vacation spot sends motorists more than a little out
    of their way - more than 50 miles.
    The construction work is being done about 10 miles west of Green
    Lake, on a 10-block stretch of state Highway 23 in Princeton.
    Locals avoid the construction by taking legal shortcuts through
    Princeton's downtown, about a five-minute trip.
    But those who follow official signs travel a circuitous route
    spanning about 50 miles along state Highways 73, 21 and 49.
    The official detour is long, but it's the best way to divert
    non-local traffic around the construction zone, said Kevin
    Garrigan, Department of Transportation manager for the project.
    A detour using county highways would be shorter, he said, but
    many of those highways weren't built under state standards for lane
    widths and shoulder widths.
    Owners of tourism-related businesses in Green Lake said the
    lengthy detour is costing them customers. "We've seriously lost
    business on this," said Gary Zimmerman, director of the Golf
    Courses of Lawsonia.
    But until the construction ends in November, those who run
    businesses in Princeton say they're getting increased customer
    traffic.
    "People never knew there was a town here," said Kay Pozorski,
    who helps run an art and antiques shop. "For us, it's been a
    boon."
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    DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - A cigarette butt casually tossed to the
    ground sparked a daylong argument between four neighbors that
    escalated into a fight that sent at least three of them to the
    hospital and got them all arrested.
    Police said a guest visiting Bobby Joe Ray, 42, tossed a
    cigarette butt toward the edge of Ray's yard on Aug. 4. The butt
    landed near a fence belonging to Ray's neighbor, Michael Alan
    Bradford, 24. Bradford got angry and started shouting about it.
    Several residents of the neighborhood said Ray and Bradford
    argued about the butt all day, police said, and eventually Ray's
    sister, Shirley Lynn Ray White, 32, who lives across the street,
    tangled with Bradford's wife, Heather Mills Bradford, 27, and the
    men soon joined in.
    At least three went to the hospital for treatment of injuries,
    and all four were arrested and released on bond the same day.
    "It's sad that people were injured over a cigarette butt," Lt.
    Chris Mathews, spokesman for the Decatur Police Department, said
    last week.
    Shirley Lynn Ray White is charged with third-degree assault.
    Bobby Joe Ray and Heather Mills Bradford are charged with
    harassment. Michael Alan Bradford is charged with harassment and
    third-degree assault.
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    Talking Ray...I found a mate for you!

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Single male (red hair, long arms,
    interests include hanging in trees and grooming) seeks female for
    long-distance relationship and possibility of meeting up in future
    to help save species.
    Zookeepers in the Netherlands are planning to hook up Dutch and
    Indonesian orangutans over the Internet and believe the link could
    at some stage be used as an online dating service where apes could
    get to know one another and keepers could work out whether they
    would be compatible mates.
    First things first: A romantic dinner for two.
    "We are going to set up an Internet connection between
    Indonesia and Apeldoorn so that the apes can see each other and, by
    means of pressing a button, be able to give one another food, for
    example," said Anouk Ballot, a spokeswoman for the Apenheul ape
    park in the central Dutch city of Apeldoorn.
    She said the chance of two orangutans actually mating as a
    result of the online interaction was small due to the problem of
    transporting them between the Netherlands and Indonesia. "But I
    wouldn't rule it out completely," she told The Associated Press.
    Ballot said the primary aim of the computer link between
    Apenheul and an orangutan center on the Indonesian part of Borneo
    was to raise public awareness of the apes and their plight.
    Activists say that the spread of palm oil plantations, coupled with
    logging, especially on Malaysian and Indonesian territories on
    Borneo island, is threatening animals such as wild orangutans with
    extinction by chewing up their native jungle habitat.
    Ballot said that, in the past, captive orangutans separated by a
    wall have communicated with one another via a mirror placed in
    front of the two enclosures. Using Web cams and computer screens is
    an extension of that, she said.
    She stressed that only orangutans who show a natural interest
    and aptitude will take part. The Apenheul park has 13 orangutans
    among its collection of apes.
    There is still work to be done to set up the Internet
    connection. "We need to find ape-proof cables and screens,"
    Ballot said, adding that the zoo hopes to have the orangutans
    online by the end of this year or early 2007.
    So next time you run into someone in a chatroom and think "what
    a baboon," think twice: it just might be.

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    Default Welcome back, Ed :)

    Someone at work pointed out the orangutan story to me yesterday. That is just SO ph*ck'd up.
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    Redheads Have More Sex, Survey Says

    POSTED: 8:54 am EDT August 16, 2006

    Is it true that blondes have more fun? Well, that depends on what your idea of fun is.

    Redheads have more sex than women of any other hair color, according to new research in Germany.

    Hamburg sex researcher, Professor Dr. Werner Habermehl, said his new study documented the sex lives of hundreds of German women and compared them by hair color, according to the Daily Mail.

    Habermehl said that the sex lives of redheaded women were not only more active than women with other colors of hair, but that red heads have more partners and sex more frequently than the average person.

    "The research shows that the fiery redhead certainly lives up to her reputation," Habermehl told the Daily Mail.

    He also told the paper that women who dyed their hair red from another color were signaling they were looking for a partner.

    "Even women in a fixed relationship are letting their partners know they are unhappy if they dye their hair red. They are saying that they are looking for something better," Habermehl said to the Daily Mail.

    Psychologist Christine Baumanns doesn't blame the red-headed women for having better sex lives. She thinks it just may be the way they are perceived.

    "Red stands for passion and when a man sees a redhead, he will think he is dealing with a woman who won't mess around, and gets straight to the point when it comes to sex," she said.

    Distributed by Internet Broadcasting.


    And of course there is a survey should you choose to peruse...

    http://www.nbc4.com/news/9687039/det...308162006&ts=H

    Guess maybe that's why I've always had a preference to red..... {even though according to any colour vision test, I am not supposed to "see red".... }
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    August 16, 2006 --- Weird But True NJFFSA16 is back posting WHAT, is it that slow on the WestSide? GOOD TO SEE YOU BACK. Way to long for you not to be here
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    August 16, 2006 -- A detour that bypasses road work on a state highway in Wisconsin's Green Lake resort area directs motorists on a circuitous route that takes them more than 50 miles out of their way - even though there's a direct alternative. Locals familiar with the shortcut get around the 10-block stretch of construction in five minutes. But Wisconsin transportation officials refuse to post signs with the shorter route - because the county roads involved don't adhere to state standards for lane and shoulder widths.
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    Ray....my friend, my brother....I'm glad to be back. The thing that brought me back was a feeling of guilt. I was on my way to the station...and came upon the accident scene at Columbus and 71st Street. That image has been running through my mind for a few weeks now...and I should have immediately reached out to my brothers here at the forums and offered my prayers. I didn't...the BS on the forums had just left a bad taste..as I told you some time ago. After some careful thought...the desire to keep my brothers informed with all the latest firematic news has returned.

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    Default Sounds fishy....yes?

    I don't believe this for a second...

    MEXICO CITY, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Three Mexican shark
    fishermen survived nine months at sea in a small boat by eating
    raw birds and fish and drinking rain water as they drifted
    thousands of miles (kilometres) across the Pacific Ocean.
    The fishermen said they left their home town of San Blas on
    Mexico's Pacific coast last November and were blown 5,000 miles
    (8,000 km) off course after their 25-foot (8-metre) fiberglass
    boat ran out of gas and they were left to the mercy of the
    winds and the tides.
    Their families had given them up for dead, but they found a
    way to survive.
    "We ate raw fish, ducks, sea gulls. We took down any bird
    that landed on our boat and we ate it like that, raw," said
    Jesus Vidana, one of the three survivors, in an interview with
    a Mexican radio station from the ship that rescued them.
    The odyssey finally ended when Vidana and the other two
    men, identified as Salvador Ordonez and Lucio Rendon, were
    rescued last week by a Taiwanese tuna fishing trawler in waters
    between the Marshall Islands and Kiribati.
    "They were very skinny and very hungry," Eugene Muller, the
    manager of the fishing company that found them, said on
    Wednesday.
    The three men were sunburned but were otherwise in good
    shape. Vidana said he and his crew mates always believed they
    would be found.
    "We never lost hope because we were always seeing boats.
    They passed us by, but we kept on seeing them. Every week or
    so, sometimes we'd go a month without seeing one, but we always
    saw them so we never lost hope."
    It was not clear why none of the boats stopped for the
    Mexicans earlier on, and they were lucky to be picked up in the
    end because they were fast asleep and only noticed the rescue
    boat was coming for them when they heard its engine.
    Details of the extraordinary journey were sketchy, in part
    because of language difficulties between the Mexican fishermen
    and the Taiwanese trawler crew.
    The first reports were that they had been lost for three
    months, and Muller said he thought they were drifting for 11
    months.
    Vidana and relatives in San Blas said they set out on their
    dramatic fishing trip last November.
    Muller said he understood that there were five men aboard
    the boat when it set out from San Blas, and that two of them
    jumped overboard a few days into their ordeal. But Vidana made
    no mention of any missing fishermen.
    In San Blas, relatives and friends of the fishermen had
    given up hope and were astonished to hear of their survival.
    "I lived so sad. ... Now that I know my grandson is alive,
    I just want him to come home," Francisca Perez, the grandmother
    of Lucio Rendon, told the Televisa news station. "
    "There are no words to express it. The emotion here is very
    strong because we thought they were dead," said Efrain Partida,
    a fellow fisherman from the small village.
    Mexico's government is sending an official to meet the
    survivors in the Marshall Islands when the trawler that picked
    them up returns to port in a couple of weeks. The government
    will then help them return home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJFFSA16
    Thieves in Germany stole 7,500 euros ($9,554) from a man by throwing feces at him from behind and then pick-pocketing him while they pretended to help clean up the mess, authorities said Monday. After withdrawing 8,000 euros from a bank for a holiday...
    Dang. My bank only allows me to pull out a few hundred from the ATM per day. I can't imagine punching in my PIN and pulling out nearly ten grand.

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    August 17, 2006 -- Heavily armed U.S. border guards surrounded Canadian Stanley Smith and accused him of being a potential bomb-maker when he tried to enter the country at the Peace Arch crossing in Blaine, Wash. Turns out security alarms were set off by radioactive dye injected into Smith for a diagnostic scan following a recent heart attack.
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    Hmm yes, a story like that was circulating around the District last fall - in the news I think. About similar circumstances, and the auto detectors in one of the Park Police went off. Same situ - lady had just had the chemo injections done.
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    Talking When is a fish not a fish?

    CANBERRA, Aug 18 (Reuters) - When is a fish not a fish?
    When it is a giant killer reptile with four legs and sharp
    teeth.
    Politicians in Australia have been pondering the meaning of
    "fish" and have passed new laws making it clear crocodiles
    should be fish too.
    The decision is at odds with the arbiter of the Australian
    English language, the Macquarie Dictionary, which rules that
    fish are "completely aquatic vertebrates, having gills,
    commonly fins, and typically an elongated body usually covered
    with scales".
    The answer to the Australian meaning of "fish" is contained
    in the new Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation
    Amendment (Export Control and Quarantine) Bill 2006, which was
    endorsed by Australia's parliament on Thursday.
    Australia's junior minister for agriculture Susan Ley told
    parliament the new definition was needed to ensure Australia
    had the right to enforce export controls on a wider range of
    fish, including crocodile products, shellfish and prawns.
    For the record, Australia's Macquarie Dictionary defines a
    crocodile as a reptile. ((Reporting by James Grubel, editing by
    Bill Tarrant, james.grubelzreuters.com; Reuters Messaging:
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    Smile Seen the KING?

    The King is dead, long live The King...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Have you seen the king? As the 29th
    anniversary of his death passes, a $3 million reward is being
    offered for anyone who finds Elvis Presley alive.
    U.S. writer, actor and filmmaker Adam Muskiewicz says he
    and a producer friend set up the website www.elviswanted.com
    mostly for publicity and to get the public involved in an
    independent documentary exploring the myth that Elvis is still
    alive.
    "The hoaxing of Elvis Presley's death is the biggest myth
    in the history of pop culture. Does it have any merit? What are
    the facts behind it?" the site asks. The film and site aim to
    explore persistently popular rumors that Elvis did not die on
    August 16 1977, but may have gone into hiding.
    Muskiewicz says he has interviewed countless fans and up to
    175 people who either knew Elvis or had insight into his music
    or lifestyle for the documentary, planned for release next year
    on the 30th anniversary of the American singer and actor's
    death.
    "Right now, about 75 percent (of those interviewed)
    definitely think he's dead," Muskiewicz said by telephone.
    "About 25 percent think he's alive."
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