May 11th, 2004

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Breakdown

If I ever make a post describing events similar to Christa's, someone please kick the sissy out of me.

So I just got done coloring my hair. Dark Auburn is what it's called. I got both upset and depressed with work, and I had bought the color a week ago, so I figured, what the hell. That and I got depressed watching biography's of famous celebrities.
Not that I'm knocking you, Christa, but rather my so-called "feminine side." Blargh.

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Whoops

COPENHAGEN (AFP) - A Danish trawler made a surprise catch when it scooped up a German submarine in its nets, forcing the vessel to rise to the surface, Danish sea rescue officials said.

The trawler was fishing in the Skagerrak waters between Norway and Denmark, about 20 nautical miles off the Danish port of Hirtshals, when it made its unusual catch.

"But the trawler's nets were not able to withstand (the weight of) this extraordinary catch," a sea rescue duty officer told AFP.

"The crew of the trawler was never in danger, they were more scared than anything else. And a German vessel helped the captured submarine to disentangle itself and continue on its route," he said.
Full story.

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Compassionate Conservative

In an E-mail originally authored by CPT Justin Dodge, U.S. Army, and forwarded to me by my Dad, I read an abbreviated account of SSG Mike McNaughton and his once-and-a-lifetime run. Snopes has the full story:

On 9 January 2003, 31-year-old Staff Sergeant Mike McNaughton of Denham Springs, Louisiana, a member of the Louisiana Army National Guard, was serving with the 769th Engineer Battalion in Afghanistan, scouting for land mines. Suddenly, according to Sgt. McNaughton, "I closed my eyes for a second going up in the air and then landing on the ground, and that's when I just --I knew exactly what happened." Sgt. McNaughton had stepped on an anti-personnel mine, and in the resulting blast he lost his right leg, as well as the middle and ring fingers of his right hand and a chunk of his left leg. Sgt. McNaughton was evacuated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany for immediate treatment and later flown to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., for follow-on care.

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While recuperating at Walter Reed, Sgt. McNaughton was honored to receive a visit from President Bush. One of the subjects of common interest they discussed was running, and the President extended an invitation to Sgt. McNaughton to come running with him once he was up and about.

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In April 2004, Sgt. McNaughton and his family made the trip to Washington, and -- true to his word -- the President went for a run with him.
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President Bush runs with SSG McNaughton


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