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Submission + - Florida Residents Panic and Radio DJ's suspended for April Fools Prank->

titanium93 writes: Lee County Florida's water utility was besieged by upset people calling to find out what happened to their water. They heard from their local radio station's DJ's that "Di-hydrogen Monoxide" was coming from their faucets!
Morning DJ's Val and Scott from 'Gator Country' Radio have been suspended indefinitely for their actions.

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To Prevent Deforestation, Brazilian Supermarkets Ban Amazon Meat 94

Hugh Pickens writes writes "BBC reports that the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets, representing 2,800 members, says it will no longer sell meat from cattle raised in the rainforest, a step they hope will cut down on the illegal use of rainforest where huge swathes have been turned into land for pasture and soy plantations. Public Prosecutor Daniel Cesar Azeredo Avelino says consumers will benefit from the deal. 'The agreement foresees a series of specific actions to inform the consumer about the origin of the meat both through the internet and at the supermarkets,' says Azeredo. 'We hope that the big chains will quickly take action.' The supermarkets' pledge comes as part of an initiative by the Public Prosecutor's Office to deprive the meat producers of outlets and an internet campaign aimed at informing Brazilian consumers of the ethics of boycotting meat from Amazonian sources is also planned. Brazil's Greenpeace advocacy group says the growth of the cattle industry in the Amazon is the single biggest cause of deforestation. For decades now, Brazilian authorities have battled illegal logging and other activities that continue to reduce the rainforest and in January the Brazilian government announced it plans to prepare an inventory of the trees in the Amazon rainforest. The Forestry Ministry said the census would take four years to complete and would provide detailed data on tree species, soils and biodiversity in the world's largest rainforest. The last such exhaustive survey was conducted more than three decades ago but didn't help stop deforestation."

Submission + - Pirate Radio Station in Florida Jams Automotive Electronics->

titanium93 writes: Police say a pirate radio station was broadcasting Caribbean music from an antenna placed on top of the eight-story Regents Bank building in Hollywood FL. For months, dozens of people could not use their keyless entry systems to unlock or start their cars when parked in the banks vicinity. Once the cars were towed to the dealership for repair, the problem went away.
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Comment Re:Just another way to bash someone's success (Score 1) 422

Just come up with a 'reasonable accomodation' that will allow a sociopath to exercise a position of power and discretion without dangerous fuckups, and we'll talk...

Yes, put them in the Collections Department. You need to be absent of a soul to do that.

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