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    September 11th - Never Forget

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

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    December 24, 2003 -- A robber broke into song in an Illinois court in a bid to get a reduced sentence - but he hit a sour note with the judge, who hit him with 12 years behind bars. James Reid, 20, stunned Circuit Judge Annette Eckert in Belleville by belting out a gospel hymn that he composed himself, admitting he knocked over a Taco Bell restaurant and singing: "God has changed that man. I'm doing the best I can." But his plea apparently fell on deaf ears.
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    Thumbs up Weird....but our brothers answer the call!

    German firefighters rescue flock of seagulls
    MUNICH, Germany, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Munich firefighters were
    called out on Christmas day to rescue a flock of seagulls that
    got stuck when a lake near the city's Olympic stadium froze
    over.
    "They didn't notice it was getting colder and their tails
    got frozen stuck," a fire brigade spokesman said on Thursday.
    "We were able to help most wiggle free but one bird was so stuck
    so we had to cut out the whole chunk of ice and take the whole
    thing back to the station."

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    December 26, 2003 -- Parishioners cleaning the roof of their church in Ontario made an unholy discovery - more than two dozen pot plants ready to be harvested. Ministers at the Gospel Hall Church are quizzing worshippers - but authorities say its unlikely anybody will suddenly find religion and confess.
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    26 December 2003: Possibly Rabid Racoon Becomes Dinner


    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A fraternity member was treated for possible exposure to rabies, and he and two others could be expelled for beating, skinning and then eating a raccoon that might have had the disease, the fraternity's president said.

    The men had spotted the raccoon behaving erratically outside the Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Georgia on Dec. 12. One hit it with construction pylon and shot it with a pellet gun in the fraternity's parking lot, Athens-Clarke County Animal Control officials said. Another skinned the raccoon, and a third cooked and ate some of its meat.

    Erratic behavior can be a symptom of rabies in an animal, but the raccoon could not be tested because its carcass was burned. At least one fraternity member was treated for possible exposure to rabies, which can be fatal if left untreated.

    The three members involved will go before the fraternity's grievance committee and face possible sanctions from reprimands to expulsion, said Larry Bales, fraternity president.


    ``It was a ridiculous situation - an isolated incident,'' Bales said. ``It was not a fraternity-sanctioned event.''
    ‎"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."
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    PARIS, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A pair of thieves who seized a van
    loaded with pricey designer goods on Wednesday took a two-hour
    detour so they could drive the owner home for his Christmas Eve
    dinner, before fleeing with the loot.
    Posing as police, the two men tricked the van driver into
    pulling over at a motorway intersection on the edge of Paris by
    chasing him in a car fitted with a flashing blue light, a siren
    and a "police" sign, local media reported on Friday.
    Despite being armed with guns and wearing balaclavas, the
    thieves showed some seasonal goodwill when they asked their
    victim where he lived, explaining "we don't want you to have too
    far to walk," according to police sources.
    They then drove the man around 300 km (185 miles) to his
    home in Saint Soupplets in eastern France, so he could arrive in
    time for the traditional Christmas meal which in France is eaten
    on the evening of December 24.
    Showing that Christmas spirit only goes so far, the man,
    whose van was loaded with clothes from labels like Gucci and
    Yves Saint Laurent, has filed a complaint with police.

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    ATHENS, Dec 26 (Reuters) - The crew of a freighter that
    half-sunk off the Greek island of Santorini on Christmas Eve
    spent Christmas Day thanking the coastguard for rescuing them,
    only to be arrested on Boxing Day for smuggling.
    The North Korean-flagged Elisabeth hit an islet southwest of
    Santorini during a storm on Wednesday. Coastguard officers
    evacuated the eight-man Ukrainian crew and took them to hospital
    for checks, inspecting the ship the next day once weather
    allowed.
    "When the coastguard went to check for spills and boarded
    the ship, they found it did not carry cement as declared, but
    around 35 tonnes of smuggled cigarettes," a Merchant Marine
    Ministry spokesman said on Friday.
    The crew's rescue had been featured on Greek television as a
    heart-warming tale on Christmas Day, with crew members offering
    thanks and season's greetings. All have been arrested on charges
    of smuggling, the spokesman added.
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    The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity ??? I what to be a COLLAGE KID !!!Gonzo, where do I go to join up....
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
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    December 28, 2003 --A friendly Christmas-lights competition in Florida turned nasty when one of the losers went berserk and began tearing lights off the winner's display. First-place champ Donna Simmons-Groover of Jensen Beach said she watched in horror as her neighbor told her he should have won, then went berserk and attacked her lights. Cops may now charge the Scrooge with vandalism.
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    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

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    SACRAMENTO, California (AP) - The children of a cancer patient
    who donated his body for research filed a lawsuit after learning
    their father's embalmed head was kept in a tool shed for nearly 11
    years.
    The head of Osie K. Whitten, who died Dec. 24, 1990, of colon
    cancer, was among 150 pounds (67.5 kilograms) of human cadaver
    parts allegedly removed from the medical center at the University
    of California, Davis, by a former autopsy assistant.
    David Lawrence Beale, who worked for Pathology Support Services
    Inc., which managed the medical center's morgue and autopsy
    service, was arrested last summer after the remains were found
    among his belongings.
    He pleaded not guilty to charges of receiving stolen property
    and possession of methamphetamines. Police say Beale told them he
    used the remains to hone his dissection skills.
    The medical center, Beale and Pathology Support Services were
    named in the lawsuit filed by Whitten's children.
    The medical center said it could not comment; it previously said
    it had changed the way human remains are handled. Pathology Support
    Services said Beale's activities were not part of his job.

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    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - An elderly Vietnamese man who was found
    alive four months ago after spending seven hours inside a drawer at
    a morgue has really died this time, state-controlled media reported
    Saturday.
    Nguyen Van Quan, 73, died Wednesday following a long illness at
    Nguyen Tri Phuong hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, more than four
    months after his daughter and son-in-law discovered him alive there
    when they came to take him home for his funeral, the online
    newspaper VnExpress.net said.
    Quan was admitted to the hospital in August after complaining of
    a tight chest. He then experienced heart failure, his blood
    pressure dropped to zero and no pulse was detected. He was sent to
    the hospital morgue after doctors tried for 30 minutes to
    resuscitate him.
    Quan was discovered alive seven hours later and was sent back to
    the intensive care unit where he stayed until he finally passed
    away, the report said.
    He suffered from asthma and had been admitted numerous times to
    the hospital with breathing difficulties, a doctor at the hospital
    has said.

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    Talking Hey Edith...call the groinocologist

    ROME, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A man in Sicily asked a friend to
    shoot him in the groin in the hope of making his ex-girlfriend
    feel sorry for him, police said on Friday.
    Police in the central Sicilian city of Piazza Armerina said
    they became suspicious when the 27-year-old went to hospital
    with wounds from a hunting rifle's pellets in the groin area.
    At first he said the wounds had been caused in a hunting
    accident, but later admitted he had asked a friend, 16, to shoot
    him in an attempt to win back the affection of his girlfriend,
    who had apparently left him because of his violent character.
    The man's wounds are expected to heal, doctors said.
    Police said the man, and the 16-year-old, had been charged
    in connection with the shooting. Local reports said the man's
    ex-girlfriend had made clear she never wanted to see him again.

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    This is something you would not expect to find during a routine inspection.....

    A church topped with pot and a sleeping judge among 2003 wackiness

    JEN HORSEY Canadian Press Thursday, December 25, 2003

    TORONTO (CP) - Churches are usually adorned with crosses, but parishioners of a southwestern Ontario congregation were shocked this year to find marijuana plants stretching for the heavens atop their house of worship.

    Two members of the Gospel Hall congregation in St. Thomas, Ont., were on the roof for some routine maintenance when they found more than two dozen pot plants being cultivated there.

    "It's a little bit of a surprise to find it on the rooftop of a church," said Staff Sgt. Chris Herridge of the town's police force.

    Investigators weren't optimistic they would be able to collar the holy growers.

    This was just one of several incidents of wacky wrongdoing encountered by Canadian authorities in 2003. This was, after all, the year when even the prime minister publicly contemplated breaking the law to puff on a joint.

    Jean Chretien joked in October that he might be willing to try marijuana once it's decriminalized.

    "Perhaps I will try it when it will no longer be criminal. I will have my money for my fine and a joint in the other hand," the 69-year-old Chretien said.

    In legal circles in 2003, a recent Ontario case proved that man who is his own lawyer does indeed have a fool for a client.

    After representing himself in court on drug convictions - and losing - Clayton Gordon hired a lawyer to take his case to Ontario's appeals court, claiming his convictions for selling cocaine should be overturned because he had bad counsel.

    But the judge, no fool himself, ruled the convictions should stand. Gordon was ordered to serve seven months in jail.

    Perhaps Gordon had been hoping he could bore the judge into releasing him, like the man convicted of mischief and criminal harassment in 2001 who got a new trial this year after the courts found his judge fell asleep during cross-examination.

    The accused's trial lawyer, Kim Schofield, said she and other court officials in Toronto opted to drop a 2,136-page copy of the Criminal Code on the judge's desk to get his attention.

    "I dropped the Code and His Honour was visibly stirred from his slumber," Schofield said in her affidavit.

    Some lawbreakers may have wished they'd followed the judge's example and stayed in bed this year. Instead, some of them did what they could to make it easy for the cops to track them down.

    An Edmonton thief was looking to unload a stolen SUV and picked the wrong buyer earlier this year when he offered it back to its original owner for $50. He was arrested before he sealed the deal.

    "It certainly made our job easier. I wish they would all end that way," Wes Bellmore, an Edmonton police spokesman, said at the time.

    Another Alberta crook put a stop to his own nine-day robbery spree when he gave police all the clues they needed to find him.

    He dropped his wallet - containing identification - during a gas station heist, giving the investigators who'd been baffled to that point the lead they needed to make the arrest. Albert Bradridge, 38, was sentenced earlier this year to eight years in prison.

    Two teenagers ran out of excuses this summer after they allegedly stole a boat and took a joyride down the LaHave River in New Brunswick.

    The teens, aged 16 and 17, took the boat, got drunk on some liquor they found on board, beached themselves on an island and then torched the watercraft - stranding themselves with no way to get home. The boys, who weren't named because of their ages, were eventually flown ashore in an RCMP helicopter.

    A wannabe cop got more than he bargained for when he pulled over a passing car on a country road in Ontario this June. He had equipped his car with flashing red lights and used it to pull over the vehicle.

    The off-duty Ontario Provincial Police officer behind the wheel of the passing car spied several giveaway details - among them, the fact that the so-called cop was driving a white Plymouth Neon under the flashing lights instead of an actual police vehicle - and instead, arrested his would-be captor.

    The 40-year-old alleged impersonator faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

    Young adults often complain about living at home, but few go as far as a 21-year-old Kitchener, Ont., man who opted for prison over family life this July.

    Under a term of bail, Michael McAllister was to live with his mother or his sister. But he was returned to jail while awaiting trial on his methadone trafficking charge at his request; his lawyer, John Lang, argued McAllister couldn't take the "house rules."

    An elderly northern Ontario driver clearly had some problems with the road rules this year when she dramatically failed her drivers test.

    On her fifth try at the test, with the examiner sitting in the passenger seat, the 81-year-old backed her car 25 metres too far out of a parking spot and plunged backwards over a steep embankment into a nearby river.

    Both she and the drivers' examiner were unharmed but it took a tow truck about 15 minutes to recover the sodden car.

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    PILOT MOUNTAIN, North Carolina (AP) - As soon as a group of
    fellow bikers pulled the handlebars out of his abdomen after his
    motorcycle crash, Brian Shipwash wanted to do one more thing in
    case he died.
    So he reached into his pocket and pulled out a small box, broken
    and blood-spattered, with a ring inside and asked Shandra Miller to
    marry him.
    She said yes.
    "I said, 'Shandra, the reason we were going to Pilot Mountain
    today was so I could propose,"' Shipwash said Monday while
    recovering in his room at a hospital in Winston-Salem, North
    Carolina.
    "I said something like, 'I know this is not the best time in
    the world, but will you marry me?"'
    Shipwash, 32, was riding his Harley-Davidson up Pilot Mountain
    on Sunday afternoon with Miller hugging his back.
    As they came to a curve, Shipwash lost control, crossed the
    center lane and slammed into the side of a pickup. The collision
    sent the couple flying. The handlebars on Shipwash's motorcycle
    stuck 6 inches (15 centimeters) into his abdomen.
    "I was crying at the time because of the wreck," Miller said.
    "But when I saw it (the ring), I just started crying even more."
    Among those who stopped to help were about 10 bikers on
    Harley-Davidsons who pulled the motorcycle off Shipwash.
    Shipwash suffered no injuries to any major organs, breaking his
    left hand and right leg. He was in good condition Tuesday.
    Miller, 29, said she suffered only a sore knee.
    Neither the pickup driver nor his four passengers were injured.
    No tickets were issued.

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    Ms Thomas was reported in the hot dog eating contest a few months ago and now she still "eating".

    Fruitcake-eating champ crowned in Buffalo: 105-lb woman eats 2 kg in 10 minutes

    Canadian Press Tuesday, December 30, 2003

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A 105-pound professional eater was crowned Fruitcake Champion Tuesday after downing more than two kilograms in 10 minutes and beating her nearest competitor by a single bite.

    With paramedics on standby, Sonya Thomas swallowed 2.2 kilograms of the ubiquitous holiday fare. "My jaw is very tired right now," she said after outeating 405-pound Eric (Badlands) Booker of Long Island by about 3.5 grams.

    The contest, believed to be a first, was sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating and kicked off Buffalo's New Year's festivities.

    Despite her size, Thomas, 36, is no lightweight on the professional eating circuit. She's eaten 43 tacos in 11 minutes to claim victory in the World Champion Chicken Taco Eating Contest. She also holds the female world record for eating 24 hot dogs in 12 minutes and for eating 68 hard-boiled eggs in eight minutes.

    Booker of Long Island, who holds title to pea-eating and corned beef hash-eating contests, said there were no hard feelings after his close second.

    "There is no agony of defeat in this sport," he said, nevertheless blaming his loss on a miscalculation on the amount of hot coffee he'd need to wash down the cake. Booker swigged from plastic foam cups between frenetic bites shoved into his mouth with alternate hands.

    Thomas' approach was more methodical: She chomped down on and shoved in larger slices with both hands, taking little time to chew.

    "This is much tougher than it looks," said contestant Gary Pufpaff, a bulky Buffalo radio host in his first eating contest. He managed to consume only about 400 grams - washed down with eggnog - to finish last in the five-person field.

    Jim Reeves of Buffalo and Matthew Daniels of Syracuse, finished third and fourth, eating one kilogram and 700 grams, respectively.

    The contest capped a "fruitcake amnesty campaign," during which people were encouraged to send their unwanted fruitcakes to Buffalo to be eaten and distributed to the hungry. The campaign highlighted a holiday food drive for the Food Bank of Western New York.

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    SANTA FE, N.M., Dec 31 (Reuters) - A New Mexico couple
    returned home from a week-long vacation to find the legs of a
    dead man dangling from their ceiling, police said on
    Wednesday.
    The man was identified as Carl Smith, 81, and he was the
    former husband of the woman who lived in the home, said Trish
    Ahrensfield, a spokeswoman for the Albuquerque police.
    "He was stuck in an air conditioner duct," Ahrensfield
    said, adding a cause of death has not yet been determined.
    Police said it appears the man was trying to break into the
    home from the roof and died while attempting to get in through
    the air conditioner duct.
    The couple, who were not identified, said their home was
    cold when they returned on Tuesday and they went to the
    bathroom to see if the heater had been shut off. When they
    looked up, they saw the legs hanging from the ceiling.

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    LONDON (AP) - A flight in the United States proved lucky for a
    British woman who suffered a heart attack.
    Fifteen heart specialists, all bound for a medical conference in
    Florida, stood up to offer help when a cabin attendant asked, "Is
    there a doctor on board?"
    Dorothy Fletcher, 67, who had been on her way from Britain to
    her daughter's wedding, said Wednesday that she owed her life to
    the doctors.
    "I was in a very bad way and they all rushed to help," said
    Fletcher, who was stricken on a flight from Philadelphia to
    Florida.
    "I wish I could thank them but I have no idea who they were,
    other than that they were going to a conference in Orlando."
    Fletcher, who lives in Liverpool, northwestern England, spent
    two days in intensive care in a hospital in Charlotte, North
    Carolina following the heart attack on Nov. 7.
    She spent three more days in the hospital, but still made it to
    Florida for her daughter Caroline's wedding.
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    I was called for jury duty on an arsonist once. It seems him and his buddy decide to break into this house in a small town of about 500 people. Being criminal masterminds, they decide they will burn it afterwards to cover all clues. They buy a jerry can of gas at the only gas station in town, proceed to break in and steal a few things. The one rocket scientist goes upstairs to check for more goodies, while his buddy pours gas all over downstairs. Genius 1 comes down stairs with a fur coat and a camera, stops just before bottom and lights a bloody cigarette. Police and fire fighters found them both outside the house fairly badly burned. When the charged guy gave this statement in court, it was bedlam, even the Judge started laughing. Like someone posted
    STUPID SHOULD HURT ! This guy seemed wquite insulted that we laughed at his stupidity.

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    Weird and wacky reign supreme in 2003
    By Paul Majendie
    LONDON, Jan 1 (Reuters) - From the Polish undertaker caught
    smuggling cigarettes in a hearse to a pair of one-legged
    Brazilian prisoners skipping jail, the weird and wacky reigned
    supreme around the world in 2003.
    Oddball tales abounded with Canadian prisoners being offered
    fruit-flavoured condoms, Cambodians being urged to eat more dogs
    and China axing haemorrhoid TV ads during meal times.
    Tales of love gone sour were plentiful. A Filipino housewife
    wreaked revenge on her hapless spouse by cutting off his penis
    while he slept, after she discovered text messages from another
    woman on his mobile phone.
    Not to be outdone, an Italian pensioner beat her husband to
    death with a scrubbing brush because the couple had never had
    children.
    Vasectomies caused some truly weird headlines.
    In London, a vasectomy brought train services grinding to a
    halt. A trainee driver fell out of his cab after fainting over
    fellow workers' graphic descriptions of the operation.
    A Brazilian man who went to a clinic to have an aching ear
    checked ended up having a vasectomy after mistakenly believing
    that the doctor had called his name.
    In Tanzania, a man cut off his genitals in an attempt to win
    sympathy from friends and relatives after squandering the money
    they lent him on prostitutes and alcohol.
    POSSUMS ON A POWER TRIP
    The animal kingdom invariably raises a smile and 2003 was no
    exception.
    Possums on a power trip in New Zealand sparked a blaze when
    they climbed a pole and short-circuited the electricity line.
    Queen bees now have to slum it under new European Union
    rules which only allow a retinue of 20 bees to accompany the
    queen on her voyage.
    A French hunter was shot by his dog after he left a loaded
    shotgun in the boot of his car with two dogs, and one
    accidentally stepped on the trigger.
    Cambodian canines had to run for cover after people in Phnom
    Penh were urged to eat more dogs as part of a crackdown on stray
    mutts wandering around the capital.
    A German man who taught his dog Adolf to give a Hitler
    salute by raising his right paw was charged with violating
    Germany's anti-Nazi laws.
    German humour was once thought to be as scarce as tasty
    British food, charming French waiters and punctual Italian
    trains, but a new generation of Germans have developed a taste
    for the offbeat.
    A priest in Duisburg used an old washing machine to brew
    beer, a stumbling bank robber in Giessen forgot to cut open eye
    slits in his mask and 937 Germans set a mass yodelling record.
    But no corner of the earth was off-limits for the bizarre.
    Fijians apologised to descendants of a British missionary
    killed and eaten by their ancestors more than 130 years ago.
    Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre sacked an ice-cream-loving prima
    ballerina, saying she was too heavy and too tall for most of her
    dance partners to lift.
    Six British schoolboys were rushed to hospital after taking
    the erection-enhancing drug Viagra at lunchtime for a dare.
    But at least they were spared the constant embarrassment of
    a British couple who were forced to move house because of the
    shame caused by the name of their street -- Butt Hole Road.

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    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Nine villagers have been arrested
    for killing and eating a dog after it went on a biting rampage in
    eastern Cambodia, a newspaper reported Friday.
    Police arrested the men, in their late 20s and 30s, on Tuesday
    following a complaint from the dog's owner, 46-year-old Sao Saman,
    according to the Koh Santepheap daily.
    He has accused the villagers of killing and eating his dog, it
    said.
    The villagers stalked and killed the dog after the animal bit
    two people and a pig in their village in Svay Rieng province, 110
    kilometers (68 miles) east of Phnom Penh, the newspaper said.
    About 100 villagers staged a protest in front of a provincial
    administration office Wednesday, seeking help in securing the
    release of the nine arrested men.
    Provincial court officials could not be immediately reached for
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    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A Malaysian man earned almost
    3,000 ringgit (US$790) and the title of best rat catcher by killing
    1,175 of the rodents in three months with a slingshot.
    The council in the northern city of Kota Bahru offered residents
    1 ringgit (US$0.26) for each rat they killed as part of an campaign
    to eradicate the vermin.
    At the end of the three-month campaign, 43-year-old laborer
    Ismail Hamzah had presented the council with 1,175 rat carcasses -
    the vast majority of the 1,922 total handed in, the New Straits
    Times newspaper reported Friday.
    Ismail was paid the bounty for each rat and a first prize bonus
    of 1,500 ringgit (US$395), the paper reported.
    Ismail said he hunted rats and shot them with pebbles from a
    slingshot made from a block of wood and rubber from a wheel tube
    from his son's bicycle.

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    January 2, 2004 --The timing was a bit off, but the sentiment was real. Brian Shipwash was speared by his handlebars when his motorcycle crashed in Pilot Mountain, N.C. As he lay in the dirt with blood gushing from his gut, he stunned his biker girlfriend by popping the question. "I said something like, 'I know this is not the best time in the world, but will you marry me?' " Shipwash said. She said yes before Shipwash, 32, was rushed to the hospital to be sewed back up
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    SANTA FE, N.M., Jan 2 (Reuters) - A New Mexico funeral home
    owner received the surprise of his career when a man pronounced
    dead at a hospital came back to life just before he was to be
    embalmed.
    Russell Muffley, the owner of Muffley Funeral Home in
    Clovis, New Mexico, said he noticed Felipe Padilla breathing
    when the man pronounced dead at a hospital was being
    transferred to his facility on Wednesday. Padilla, 94, was
    rushed back to the same hospital, but did not recover. He was
    declared dead for a second time.
    "When we were getting ready to move him from the stretcher
    to the embalming table, we noticed signs of life," Muffley
    said.
    Padilla was breathing on his own but not speaking when
    paramedics took him from the funeral home back to Plains
    Regional Medical Center. He died a few hours later and was
    taken back to the funeral home, where arrangements had already
    been made.
    Padilla will be buried next week.
    "I have been doing this for 39 years and this has never
    happened before," Muffley said.

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    January 6, 2004 --Helium balloons set off at an Oregon football game finally came down 22 hours later - and 900 miles away, in Nebraska. Dean Wittstruck found the balloons, marked, "Go Ducks!" and "Go Team!" in a field by his home in Martell. The balloons were apparently carried by a jet stream six miles above the ground.
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