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Worst Weatherman
Topic: Local Information 5:01 pm EST, Jan  2, 2006

Worst weatherman ever! Cringfully bad.

Worst Weatherman - Report: Atlanta more dangerous than statistics indicate - Feb. 20, 2004
Topic: Local Information 11:08 am EST, Feb 21, 2004

] Atlanta underreported crimes for years to help land the
] 1996 Olympics and pump up tourism, according to an audit
] commissioned by police and released Friday.
] Police in this relentlessly self-promoting city of the
] New South routinely altered or suppressed thousands of
] crime reports
in a concerted effort "to improve Atlanta's
] chances for selection," the audit said, citing interviews
] with several officers.

Its even worse then you think! - Report: Atlanta more dangerous than statistics indicate - Feb. 20, 2004

Krazy Krispy Kreme Kooks
Topic: Local Information 6:15 pm EDT, Jul 27, 2003

] Gilman and her 11-year-old daughter, Kristen, were among
] Krispy Kreme lovers who planned to spend the night in
] tents in front of the store, eagerly awaiting the grand
] opening. It is the first Krispy Kreme store in New
] Jersey.
] "I'm just thrilled to death that Krispy Kreme is finally
] here," Gilman said. The Toms River resident, who grew up
] in Alabama, said that "when people ask me about Krispy
] Kreme, I tell them they are the third religion in the
] South behind Southern Baptist and SEC football."

Mmmmmm donuts...

Krazy Krispy Kreme Kooks

Westerly Family Moves Out Of Home After Bats Move In
Topic: Local Information 3:10 pm EDT, Jul  3, 2003

] Westerly - Bats infested a Bowling Lane duplex in
] the Bradford section of town, forcing the family living
] there to evacuate and to undergo treatment for rabies.


Westerly Family Moves Out Of Home After Bats Move In

Hepburn: Townspeople Loved And Protected Her
Topic: Local Information 1:57 pm EDT, Jun 30, 2003

] Hepburn had lived in the exclusive beachfront section of
] town known as Fenwick since she was just five years old.
] The house originally owned by her family was destroyed by
] the 1938 Hurricane, but was then rebuilt. She wrote in
] her 1991 autobiography that, "Fenwick is and always
] has been my paradise."

I had no idea she lived here!!! She will be missed.

Hepburn: Townspeople Loved And Protected Her

Warning hits sour note at Asbury Park kindergarten graduation
Topic: Local Information 11:27 am EDT, Jun 19, 2003

] ASBURY PARK -- As she watched her niece graduate from
] kindergarten yesterday, Sherri Stanard's pride turned to
] shock and anger when a vice principal told the children
] to stand up to demonstrate that he believed one-third of
] a kindergarten class would not make it through high
] school because of alcohol, drugs or pregnancy.

Wow... what a Kodak moment.

Warning hits sour note at Asbury Park kindergarten graduation

AC Press | Union says members warned company before act that caused 2002 fish kill
Topic: Local Information 10:11 pm EDT, Jun 16, 2003

] The labor union for striking workers at the Oyster Creek
] nuclear power plant met with representatives for Sens.
] Jon Corzine and Frank Lautenberg at the union
] headquarters here Thursday.
] The talks mostly centered on the union's version of
] events that led to a massive fish kill at the plant last
] year. The two-hour session came as the union begins its
] fourth week of a strike at the nation's oldest nuclear
] power plant.
] At the meeting, two union leaders and six power plant
] workers said on Sept. 23, 2002, that they warned
] management not to turn off pumps that cool water
] discharged from the plant into Oyster Creek.

] "We brought it up several times," said Bill Strako, a
] control room operator. "We said, 'You know, if you do
] that, you're going to violate the thermal limits.'"

] "Does it tie into the strike?" Stroup said. "Yes, it
] does in a way. Our members are the safety net for this
] plant. Now we're walking up and down Route 9 in picket
] lines. And they're bringing in people who will do
] anything they're told."

The plant workers are still striking. Its been about a month now. The outside of the plant has taken on the look of a shanty town. Tents, fires in steel drums, and at least a hundred ragged looking picketers stationed at the plant's three main entrances.. The length of rt9 that runs along the plant is sporting signs every hundred feet or so, "Don't Trust AmeriGen's Lies!", "Who is running the plant?", "Striking for saftey, not money!", etc.. Between the strikers and the heavy national guard presence, its makes for one damn surreal scene..

There has been almost no press coverage.. This is one of the few articles I have found, and I've been looking. The AC Press seems to be the only paper in the area even taking note that there is a strike going on. Of course, all the other papers in the area are Gannet. Still, I find it very strange that the workers of the oldest (and most accident prone) nuclear power plant in the United States or America are striking because they don't feel the plant is safe, and none of our local news papers give enough of a shit to cover it!

Oh the comedy of errors! Plant errors killing fish.. Working striking over saftey.. National guard soldiers accidentally shooting themselves.. At a plant with a rusted and cracked drywell that's over ten years past its design lifetime.

I gotta get the hell outta this town^H^H^H^Hcounty^H^H^H^H^H^Hstate.

AC Press | Union says members warned company before act that caused 2002 fish kill

Asbury Park Press | Man dies in wood chipper accident: Legs pulled into machine
Topic: Local Information 10:21 am EDT, Jun 15, 2003

] Rigoberto Martinez, 20, of Long Branch, was putting
] branches into the machine at a home on Cedar Avenue when
] one of the branches got stuck, First Assistant Prosecutor
] Robert Honecker said.
] Martinez kicked the branch to get it into the chipper,
] but somehow his right foot ended up in the machine,
] Honecker said. Eventually, his left leg also was pulled
] in.
] Martinez died at the scene, Honecker said.
] "This was a horrible accident," Honecker said.
] When they arrived, the chipper was turned off, but
] "unfortunately too late to save Mr. Martinez," Honecker
] said.

Asbury Park Press | Man dies in wood chipper accident: Legs pulled into machine

WKRN Video Player
Topic: Local Information 10:16 pm EST, Feb 27, 2003

5 minutes of icy goodness in nashville. kinda funny to see what happens when I southerner encounters ice.

WKRN Video Player

Grenades and Bomb-Making Chemicals Found Inside Heartland Home
Topic: Local Information 6:56 pm EST, Feb 26, 2003

] (Murray, KY)--An unusual discovery inside a Heartland
] home has dropped somewhat of a bombshell on the folks who
] live nearby.
] On Thursday night, police and bomb squads spent around
] fifteen hours digging up explosives inside a Murray,
] Kentucky home. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and
] Firearms (ATF) is leading the investigation, but the
] Paducah bomb squad and Murray police were there to lend a
] hand. Officers not only found two active grenades, but
] also an inactive rocket launcher, a detonator, and 29
] different hazardous chemicals. There was also a large
] stash of survivalist manuals inside the home, some
] dealing with bombs and booby traps.

Grenades and Bomb-Making Chemicals Found Inside Heartland Home

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