BIKERNET NEWS FLASH--APACHE JIL RETURNS, RESPECT FOR SOLDIERS AND CRAZY HORSE REPORTS
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COP GONE BAD IN FLORIDA--
A veteran reserve deputy with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office who supervised other employees and was trusted by his superiors was charged with grand theft Wednesday after an internal investigation revealed he had falsified timecards to the tune of $45,000, authorities said.
Sheriff's deputies took Richard Timothy Barrett into custody Wednesday morning after Barrett's boss drove him to New Smyrna Beach's city administration building. He was being held Wednesday at the county's Branch Jail on $5,000 bail.
The 45-year-old Barrett is a firefighter with New Smyrna Beach. The city's fire chief, Tim Hawver, said he learned of the charges earlier in the week and decided to pick up Barrett at the fire station and drive him to the administration building because he did not want Barrett arrested in front of his colleagues.
Sheriff Ben Johnson was angry.
"We're the people that are supposed to protect the public, not steal from it," Johnson said Wednesday. "I'm very, very disappointed."
By LYDA LONGA and MARK JOHNSON
Daytona News Journal Staff Writers
MASTER PAINTER'S REPORT--
Why am I posting a tank mural of the Twin Towers this week? I'm not exactly sure. Mainly cos it's just a nice mural, but way back in '95 when I painted it, I had no idea how very fragile these monuments of mankind were or the precious life that gathered inside them each day. I just kinda saw them, painted them and basically took it for granted that they would be there always.
I guess that's the lesson for this week, taking things for granted. Like thinking that I won't be the one to go down on a bike if I am always very careful. Well, it wouldn't have mattered how careful I was, cos I've been taking that little Sportster of mine for granted. Always trusting that it will get me safely to where I am going - even if I don't check all the mechanical workings as closely as I should. Yes, I made it home each night at Sturgis. Little did I realize at the time what a miracle that was.
It wasn't until the old boy pulled off the rear wheel last night that I knew I owed fate a big one. There aren't many things that can risk a rider's life more than having a wheel seize up. And that's just what almost happened to me. A seal on the rear axle was shot and the bearing was less than 10 miles from eating itself and freezing up. It was rusty, the rollers bitten down, ready to fall out, and a nasty thin piece of metal was about to work it's way among the already loose rollers. One short ride away from disaster.
All those road trips pounding the living snot out of that bike, many of those miles in the rain. Jim had noticed the rear wheel looked as tho it had moved over just a bit, so he took it off to check the bearings. I'll check that bike over much more often in the future. Chances like this don't come twice, yet alone even once.
Biketoberfest is already shaping up to be a wild time. I just heard from the guys who kidnapped me 2 years ago. They want to meet at The Iron Horse. The staff of The Horse will be in town. Corbin is throwing their usual brutal Biketoberfest party and having a Rat's Hole bike show in their parking lot on Sat. Even the new poster guy for Iron City Beer, LapDog himself, will be skulking around town signing cans of Iron City.
I'll have a blow by blow feature for Bikernet written up in short order due to the fact that Jose ain't the one with a laptop. I'll have my newest toy with me, come home at night, sit in the doorway of the tent by the lake, zap this badboy to life, and get all the lurid details down before the morning fog clears them away. Now, if I can just get that Sporty back on the road.............
BIKERNET TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS--
Three gentlemen are seated together on a cross-country plane trip.
After about an hour the first gentleman, by way of breaking the ice, puts down his New York Times and announces:
"My name is Jonathan Smith. Rear Admiral. U.S.Navy. Retired. Served in Korea and Vietnam. Married. Two sons. Both Doctors."
He picks up his paper and continues to read.
About an hour later, the second gentleman puts down his Washington Post and says, "Dillard Jones. Admiral. U.S.Navy. Retired. Served in Korea, Vietnam and Gulf War. Married. Two sons. Both Lawyers."
He then picks up his paper and continues to read.
Later on, the third man puts down his Daily Racing Form and grunts,"Gus Miller. Senior Chief Petty Officer. U.S.Navy. Retired. Served in Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War and Enduring Freedom. NEVER married.
Two sons, Both Admirals."
FELLATIO MAY DIGNIFICANTLY DECREASE THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER IN WOMEN--
Thursday, October 2, 2003 Posted: 9:19 AM EDT (1319 GMT)
AP) -- Women who perform the act of fellatio on a regular basis, one to two times a week, may reduce their risk of breast cancer by up to 40 percent, a North Carolina State University study found.
Doctors had never suspected a link between the act of fellatio and breast cancer, but new research being performed at North Carolina State University is starting to suggest that there could be an important link between the two.
In a study of over 15,000 women suspected of having performed regular fellatio over the past ten years, the researchers found that those actually having performed the act regularly, one to two times a week, had a lower occurance of breast cancer than those who had not. There was no increased risk, however, for those who did not regularly perform.
"I think it removes the last shade of doubt that fellatio is actually a healthy act," said Dr. B.J. Sooner of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, who was not involved in the research. "I am surprised by these findings, but am also excited that the researchers may have discovered a relatively easy way to lower the occurance of breast cancer in women."
The University researchers stressed that, though breast cancer is relatively uncommon, any steps taken to reduce the risk would be a wise decision.
"Only with regular performance will your chances be reduced, so I encourage all women out there to make fellatio an important part of their daily routine," said Dr. Inserta Shafteer, one of the researchers at the University. "Since the emergence of the research, I try to fellate at least once every other night to reduce my chances."
The study is reported in Friday's Journal of Medical Research.
The reasearch consisted of two groups, 6,246 women ages 25 to 45 who had performed fellatio on a regular basis over the past five to ten years, and 9,728 women who had not. The group of women who had performed fellatio had a breast cancer rate of 1.9 percent and the group who had not had a breast cancer rate of 10.4 percent.
I got this directly off the Associated Press wire service. It also ran today on the CNN web site so it's for real.
I may go into the practice of medicine starting immediately. I already ordered my shingle.
RESPECTS FOR SOLDIERS--
It is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier,
who salutes the flag,
who serves under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.
Don't take it lightly!
--from Thomas C.
APACHE JIL REPORT--Apache Jil is responsible for one of two Bandit tattoos. She worked out of a humble shop in Tombstone, Arizona. Bert Grimes handled the other Bandit tat in 1971. Sinwu's tattoo artist of choice is Bob Roberts. Apache Jil now resides in Reno.
"My cell # is 775-750-1502," said Jil recently trying to find Bandit. Give here a call if you want a quality tat and an old school experience.
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With 20 Years Of Dust
Someones Lost Dreams
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I'm Gonna Make Him Proud
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No Front Brake
She's Gotta Be Loud
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He Can Hardly Wait
She's Gotta Make Him Proud
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Gonna Strip Her Down
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She's Gonna Be Sane
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START THE PRESSES--So what's it all mean? Should we shut down the projects, drink beer and stare at the tube? I can't stand commercials. I recently discovered a satellite system of radio stations. Just 11 bucks a month and no more commercials. I'm for that.
I suppose us A-types need to keep rolling or shrivel up and turn to dust. Not sure what the answer is or what the hell I would do with the solution if it was delivered on a silver plate. Speaking of A-types, watch for a future American Rider. I'm covering the controversy
surrounding the new book on Excelsior-Henderson. Two brothers gave up everything to build a company and came within a knat's wing of making it. Now's there's trouble in paradise.
Watch for it on the pages of American Rider, although we'll keep you up on all the action here on Bikernet.