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    April 20, 2006 -- Police in Horatio, Ark. were amused at the reaction of a man arrested for repeatedly exposing himself to a female motorist while he stood on a state highway - naked except for a shirt covering his face. "He was worried I was going to charge him with reckless driving for putting his pants back on while driving," said the arresting officer, who busted the brash flasher for indecent exposure and harassment. You might say the guy was trying to give the woman a "bum" steer.
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    I'm old....er
    September 11th - Never Forget

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    Quote Originally Posted by RspctFrmCalgary
    I'm old....er
    YES you are.....but better!

    April 21, 2006 -- He's 76, but he's still playing doctor.
    Police in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., busted a man who was going door-to-door offering free breast exams. At least two women accepted. A third called police after the sicko asked her to remove her clothes and began conducting a genital exam, police said. Turns out the guy is a shuttle driver for an auto dealership - not a doctor.
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    Heard about this one on the morning radio news yesterday. Ya gotta shake yer head and wonder eh. As the DJ's said, "How many Dr's actually do door to door house calls anymore?" I would have figured that'd be a 'first clue' that this was bogus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35
    YES you are.....but better!

    April 21, 2006 -- He's 76, but he's still playing doctor.
    Police in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., busted a man who was going door-to-door offering free breast exams. At least two women accepted. A third called police after the sicko asked her to remove her clothes and began conducting a genital exam, police said. Turns out the guy is a shuttle driver for an auto dealership - not a doctor.
    Thanks, Ray! I swear, it must have been THE most boringest (is that a word LOL) birthday I've had. Will have to try to make up for it tonight

    As for Dr. Boobie .... ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    September 11th - Never Forget

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    As for Dr. Boobie ....

    Now THAT was funny.
    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!

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    April 22, 2006 -- That legendary sign overlooking Tinseltown might as well be changed to Hollypoop. A mysterious woman has been putting down 150 pounds of birdfeed daily, attracting flocks of pigeons whose droppings cover sidewalks, buildings, cars and the Hollywood Freeway. "You can't paint over it. You can't wash it out with a hose because it turns it into a muddy slurry," griped a local official.
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    April 23, 2006 -- Boo, matey.
    A group of specialists from the Rhode Island Paranormal Research group is investigating whether a 150-year-old whaling vessel at Mystic Seaport in neighboring Connecticut is haunted after several visitors reported spotting an apparition below decks. Three separate groups of tourists at the historic seafaring museum last summer say they saw a vision of a man, dressed in 19th-century clothes and chomping on a pipe, working on the whaler Charles W. Morgan. The "ghost" didn't say anything, but nodded at them.
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    April 23, 2006 -- A rare mistake by Tony Stewart's championship race team cost him a prime starting spot Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Stewart was supposed to start third, but had to move to the back of the field because his crew accidentally returned his qualifying tires to Goodyear and the tire company promptly destroyed them. It meant Stewart could not start the race on the tires he qualified on, a NASCAR requirement. "It was probably too many chefs in the kitchen there working on the tires afterwards," team president J.D. Gibbs said. "One of the guys who has a great heart was trying to help out and wound up messing up. "It's very frustrating, but it's one of those deals ... It's just an innocent mistake and they feel awful about it."
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    April 24, 2006 -- A lazy 8-year-old boy stole his teacher's car to drive a mile to his house. Akos Szabo of Koeszeg, Hungary, broke into the car, adjusted the mirrors and drove home, parking in the driveway - shocking his parents, who had no idea he could drive. When asked why he had taken the car, Akos cheekily answered he just hadn't felt like walking home.
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    Talking Only In Maryland Eh? :-)

    So....

    Why Did The Turkey Cross The Road?

    POSTED: 2:19 pm EDT April 21, 2006
    UPDATED: 2:30 pm EDT April 21, 2006

    LAUREL, Md. -- A wild turkey is creating traffic headaches for drivers in Laurel.

    Authorities were in Laurel along Route 198 Friday trying to catch the bird, which is causing problems for drivers by running back and forth across the six-lane highway.

    The turkey has not been apprehended.

    Copyright 2006 by nbc4.com.
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    April 25, 2006 -- Police in Hayward, Calif., spent an hour pushing a naked man up the chimney in his stepmother's home. Seems he didn't have a key when he got home after a night of bar-hopping, so he climbed onto the roof, removed his clothes so they wouldn't hinder his descent, and then used a cable-TV wire to help him rappel down the chimney. But the cable snapped and he went into a freefall - ending up wedged three-quarters of the way down.
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    Ok.. this is a new one one me....

    Woman Sues Over Spankings At Work. Company Claims They Spanked Both Sexes Equally

    POSTED: 1:20 pm EDT April 25, 2006

    FRESNO, Calif. -- A former saleswoman for a Fresno alarm company said she was humiliated when her supervisors spanked her with a competitor's yard sign while co-workers watched and jeered.

    Janet Orlando, 53, is suing Alarm One Inc. in Fresno Superior Court.

    Lawyers for the company said the spankings were done in fun, and that both male and female employees were spanked.

    Alarm One's lawyers said Orlando voluntarily quit after five months of employment, The Modesto Bee reported. The paper reported that lawyers also said the woman was a willing participant in the spankings and that the company did not intend to hurt any of the spanked employees. The company reportedly wanted to spank employees to "build camaraderie among the sales force."

    The employees at the company reportedly work on commission and are required to attend daily sales training meetings, at which they were spanked for talking out of turn or arriving late, the paper reported

    "The spankings also were used to increase productivity from its work force," Orlando’s lawyer told the paper. The paper reported that during the spankings, the workers yelled lewd comments and hooted. Some of the comments reportedly were "bend over, baby" and "you've been a bad girl," according to court documents.

    Former Alarm One supervisor Nina Correia testified that she trained Orlando and that Orlando never complained about being spanked -- also saying that Orlando had fun at the meetings and participated in yelling foul language when people got spanked, the paper reported. "She was willing, ready and excited about being there," Correia testified.

    The case that is expected to wrap up Tuesday.

    Distributed by Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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    April 26, 2006 -- A hungry dog in Naperville, Ill., started a house fire when she tried to get her paws on some cold pizza left lying on her owner's kitchen stove. The pooch inadvertently turned on a burner when she attempted to leap onto the stove top. Firefighters, alerted by a neighbor, saved the dog, but the pizza was history.
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    April 27, 2006 -- An inmate in the county jail in Huntington, Ind., faces new charges after his wife sent him two Bibles - with cocaine hidden in their spines. The wife, who also was arrested, said her husband planned to sell the drugs in the slammer.

    Sounds to us like they haven't got a prayer.
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    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters expected to find only charred debris when they poked through the burned out hulk of a music store. Instead, they stumbled upon a slithering, 6-foot anaconda. Authorities said some of the 40- to 50-pound snake's skin was peeling but otherwise she was in good health. Firefighters were told that the snake, named Eye, had been in a state of hibernation, said Santa Ana fire Capt. Ben Gonzales. "They told us it was pretty hungry," Gonzales said. "They told us that after we'd all been handling it." Eye belongs to Jonathan Kent, owner of the burned out Orbit Studios store. Kent, 35, was arrested Monday for investigation of setting the fire, which caused $550,000 in damage. He was being held at the Central Men's Jail on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department Web site. Eye likely escaped serious harm because snakes often crawl under things and into hidden spaces that could offer protection from a fire, said Don Boyer, the San Diego Zoo's reptiles curator. The reptile was taken to the Orange County Animal Shelter and will be put up for adoption if Kent doesn't reclaim her, officials said.
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    So she would have been very hungry after being in hybernation for awhile eh? Good thing she didn't form a 'crush' for the guys eh?......
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    April 28, 2006 -- A parrot named Pepo spent five days "under interrogation" in an Argentine prison - until he named his owner. Seems two neighbors claimed ownership - and a judge figured Pepo would eventually make like a canary and sing. He did. On his fifth day in custody, Pepo not only said his owner's name, he sang the theme song of his favor soccer team.
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    April 29, 2006 -- Think big when you steal big. That's what a Cincinnati couple should have done before breaking into an appliance store and stealing a big-screen TV. The two were nabbed when cops spotted them in their mid-size car with one of the back doors open and the 55-inch television sticking out.
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    April 30, 2006 -- Dan Young Jr. had a $150,000 check in his name awaiting the Illinois governor's signature - the price the state put on the nearly 13 years he spent in prison for murder before DNA testing cleared him. Young, though, will never cash that check. He died Thursday, hours after being struck by a hit-and-run driver as he walked on Chicago's South Side. Young, 45, had been a free man for just over a year.
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    May 1, 2006 -- The Big Apple is losing its brogue. In a stunning reversal, hordes of Irish immigrants are waving goodbye to the Statue of Liberty and heading home. "A lot of them don't want to go back," said Seamus Dooley, chairman of the Gaelic Athletic Association. "They're here illegal, so they don't have a choice." The GAA kicked off its 94th season yesterday in Gaelic Park in The Bronx - but with 10 less teams. The group - which plays Emerald Isle sports like hurling - has lost 200 players in two years. It's tempting for many to bolt now while the economy in Ireland is booming. The Irish government reckons that 14,000 people moved to Ireland from the U.S. from 2000 to 2004. In the same period, the number of Irish-born residents living in The Bronx has dropped by 36 percent. "My neighborhood is dying," said Irish native Joan Henchy, referring to Woodlawn in The Bronx. "Our businesses are dying." "We want the same things that were offered to our grandparents and great-grandparents," she said. But their ancestors didn't have to deal with 9/11. Since then, "It's a lot harder to get a job without papers," said one Irishman who's lived here for over 10 years. Trips home used to be a piece of cake, but now immigrants are fingerprinted. Overstay the three-month tourist visa and one risks being banned for life. Marie, 29, an illegal immigrant with a 31/2 year old son, was at Gaelic Park yesterday. She's waiting to see if the Senate acts before deciding whether to leave. Meanwhile, she can't have a bank account, drive a car or buy a house. "And they say 'the luck of the Irish,' " she said.
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    Another Man Glued To Toilet Seat In Salisbury. Second Incident In 30 Days

    POSTED: 9:40 am EDT May 2, 2006

    SALISBURY, Md. -- For the second time in a month, police in Salisbury, Md., are investigating a report of a man glued to a toilet seat.

    The latest incident happened Sunday night at the North Salisbury Wal-Mart. Police said an employee found a 20-year-old man stuck to the seat. They said he was banging on a wall for help.

    The man was treated at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

    Late in the evening on April Fool's Day, a man got glued to a seat at a local Denny's restaurant.

    Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.
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    Nude Dude Ranch Opens

    POSTED: 7:28 am EDT May 1, 2006

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Hey, dude! You're nude! And that's just the way the owners of an Arizona dude ranch want it.

    The Mira Vista opens Monday as a clothing optional resort on 30 acres in Tucson. Guests can play tennis, do Yoga or lounge by the pool with nothing on but sunscreen.

    The property used to be a guest ranch favored by the Hollywood elite in the 1930s.

    Dave Landman, one of the new owners, said while clothing is optional, good behavior is mandatory. He said theirs is a family-oriented nude resort.

    He warned guests not to do anything they wouldn't do in their mother's living room.

    Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.


    He warned guests not to do anything they wouldn't do in their mother's living room.
    I think that might leave little to the imagination for some folks......
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    Villagers Blame Evil Spirits As Several Girls Have Mass Fits

    POSTED: 7:23 am EDT May 4, 2006

    VIENTIANE, Laos -- Villagers in one Laos town believe evil spirits are responsible for mass fits among dozens of high school girls last month.

    On April 25, a girl began shaking uncontrollably in her classroom. On seeing her, 21 others began to exhibit similar symptoms. The next day, 14 more girls were similarly affected as they were walking into the school.

    An ambulance was called to the school and several girls were taken to the provincial hospital, where authorities could not establish the cause of the fits.

    One doctor said the fits could have resulted from stress and that some girls might have fallen into a state of shock when they saw the condition of their friends. Townspeople called in monks to bless the school and get rid of "evil spirits."

    Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.


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