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Archive for June 27th, 2003

Thank you, Officer

Posted by glasscastle on 27th June 2003

Researchers from Stanford and the University of Toronto have found that receiving a traffic ticket reduces a driver’s risk of dying in a crash by 35 percent. From the June 28th edition of “Lancet”

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Massachusetts Institute of Turkeys

Posted by glasscastle on 27th June 2003

Mr.
Gobbles, a wild turkey
, appeared mysteriously in Kendall
Square, Cambridge, over three months ago.  Even stranger, the bird
seems to be under the protection of federal officials from the Volpe
National Transportation Systems Center……

Mr.
Gobbles even has a blog, with more photos.

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A Man Named “Dog.”..

Posted by glasscastle on 27th June 2003

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Duane "Dog" Chapman, a 50-year-old, Hawaii-based bounty
hunter, his brother Timothy and his son Leland were arrested along with
Shells
and
Krutonog on June 18, about two hours after the group captured convicted
rapist Andrew Luster near a taco stand in this popular Pacific resort
city.

Nice to see a family spending quality time together…

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One-size-fits-all Heart Medication

Posted by glasscastle on 27th June 2003

A once-a-day pill for everyone over 55 could undo some of the ill-effects of our sedentary, high-cholesterol, western lifestyle and slash the rate of strokes and heart attacks by more than 80%, doctors said yesterday.

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Armed in the Classroom

Posted by glasscastle on 27th June 2003

Airline pilots aren’t the only ones clamoring to carry guns to work. Front-line teachers, increasingly in the line of fire, are arming themselves, where else but in that cauldron of urban violence, “Salt Lake City”.

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Fishing, Fenway and all that Jazz

Posted by glasscastle on 27th June 2003

Yesterday I took a break from Blogging to remind myself that there is a "Real
World" out there somewhere. Bobbing
on the Atlantic off Nahant
at dawn
after the delicious, elusive "stripers", baking in the bleachers
of Fenway
watching Pedro pitc
h an afternoon start against the hapless Tigres,
and mooning over Marta Gomez latin jazz at the Regatta Bar, I overdosed on
reality (and sun) and have hastily retreated to my air-conditioned corner of
cyberspace….

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