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(HealthScoutNews) -- Working can be hazardous to your health. But the
dangerous jobs may not be the ones you're thinking of, say researchers at San
Jose State University in California.
Executives, administrators and managers actually have the lowest heart
attack risk of all the groups studied. The people really at risk hold low-paying
jobs: operators, laborers and truck drivers.
How about carpal tunnel syndrome? That's an occupational hazard for
typists and other people who work at keyboards, right? Wrong! The greatest risk
goes to dental hygienists. Right behind them are butchers, dentists and sewing
And as for mental illness, the group with the greatest likelihood of
developing a job-related neurosis are truck drivers. After that comes jobs in
finance, insurance and real estate.
For the latest health news & Health-Life Services like tools,
calculators, & a physician locator, go to http://www.HealthScout.com.
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Today's thought is: 020314 Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset. --Saint Francis de
Today may have been filled with tense people, hectic schedules, or
confusion and anger from those around us. We live and interact with a
variety of situations that can range from slightly stressful to very
stressful. How we handle ourselves in those situations can determine our
inner peace. We can be like an amoeba and suck up the surrounding mood and
conform to it, or we can remain detached from the situation and be in touch
Just because the environment around us is like a
battlefield or is so uncomfortable we want to squirm, that doesn't mean we
have to prepare for battle or move about restlessly. Whatever is happening
outside of us is somebody else's issue. Our most important issue is us
and our own inner peace. The only way our inner peace can change is if we
allow it. We are in control of our inner selves-not the world around
I can remain calm and serene in the face of any crises because of
my strong faith. I believe all is well with me.
" Be careful around those individuals who have bought into
negativity Because they have the uncanny ability of selling it as
" I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, Harmony, health, love and
abundance. Then whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, They will
keep getting a busy signal And soon they will forget the number." ---
[||||] A L - Q A E D A C O V E R A G E [||||]
from the high premiums exacted by companies offering terrorist insurance,
the major airlines may form their own insurance company. (USA Today)
They already have a slogan: "Fly in the Friendly Hands of United
[||||] H 2 O W O E S [||||]
According to a report in the
Journal Environmental Science & Technology, US waterways are
contaminated by beauty product chemicals, medications, perfumes,
contraceptives, painkillers, insect repellent, nicotine and caffeine.
On the plus side, this year three walleyed pike graduated
from MIT and accepted entry level jobs at DuPont.
Did Ya' Know: 020315 ------------------------------------ Seedless oranges
propagate today because of grafting. The first one was
Before the barometer was discovered, German meteorologists
use to predict air pressure changes with frogs. Frogs croak when
The Jack Russell dog is named for the English minister
who first bred it, Rev. John Russell.
This White House site provides
easy access to current Federal economic indicators, including: Employment,
Income, International, Money Output, Prices, Production, and Transportation.
Site provides links to information produced by a number of Federal
It makes people wonder! ~AIKEN~
Today's thought is: 020315 A.A. Thought for the Day We must know the nature of
our weakness before we can determine how to deal with it. When we are honest
about its presence, we may discover that it is imaginary and can be
overcome by a change of thinking. We admit that we are alcoholics and we
would be foolish if we refused to accept our handicap and do something about
it. So by honestly facing our weakness and keeping ever present the
knowledge that for us alcoholism is a disease with which we are afflicted,
we can take the necessary steps to arrest it. Have I fully accepted my
Meditation for the Day There is a proper time for
everything. I must learn not to do things at the wrong time, that is, before
I am ready or before conditions are right. It is always a temptation to do
something at once, instead of waiting until the proper time. Timing is
important. I must learn, in the little daily situations of life, to delay
action until I am sure that I am doing the right thing at the right time. So
many lives lack balance and timing. In the momentous decisions and crises of
life, they may ask God's guidance, but into the small situations of life,
they rush alone.
Prayer for the Day I pray that I may delay action
until I feel that I am doing the right thing. I pray that I may not rush in
Mack Trucks has
recalled 869 of its CX and CH model trucks to replace a power steering hose. The
trucks are from the 2000 and 2001 model years, and were manufactured between
September 2000 and December 2001.
On certain models equipped with R.H.
Sheppard M90 steering gears, an incorrect hose was used for the high-pressure
line between the power steering pump and the steering gear. The hose is rated at
2,000 psi, while it should be rated at 3,000 psi. This hose could develop a leak
or burst while in service. Should the line burst, steering control would still
be maintained, but power assist will be lost.
Dealers will replace the
steering hose. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable
time should contact Mack at (610) 709-3011.
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Services Get Live Advice and Call me NOW at Keen, Your Personal Advisor.
DMV probe over alleged
A Mar. 16, 1986,
confidential memo by a top official at the Division of Motor Vehicles alleges
officers at weigh stations in North Carolina's Buncombe and Henderson counties
accepted payoffs and gifts, campaigned for political favors and failed to cite
"grossly overweight" trucks owned by influential construction and paving
According to three North
Carolina news sources, interviews, court filings and 1986 DMV documents point to
a possible pattern of corruption within the department that could span
An investigation into
allegations of ticket-fixing at weigh stations by the DMV is rooted in a 1999
speeding citation issued to a former congressional candidate, a prosecutor said.
The district attorney asked
that the State Bureau of Investigation look into the speeding ticket, which he
believes mushroomed into a bigger investigation. The findings of the probe,
begun in 2000, are in a report not yet made public by the State Bureau of
Investigation, though some of the allegations were leaked to the media.
On Mar. 7, District
Attorney Charles Hipps told area newspapers the case became "the catalyst" for
an exhaustive State Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged ticket fixing and
bribe-taking by the DMV's western district. "I could not, in good conscience,
overlook that," Hipps said.
Allegations by David
Ricky Brookshire, a 21-year DMV veteran, are revealed in the report. Brookshire
says he was fired for being a whistleblower. His lawsuit contains claims very
similar to ones in a 1986 investigation that also alleged officials were taking
bribes. He says DMV supervisors encouraged weigh station enforcement officers to
accept gifts and cash from truckers, companies and contractors in exchange for
more lax enforcement. --Donna Carlson, staff writer
Did Ya' Know: 020316 ------------------------------------ Your heart is a muscle,
but it never gets tired.
The ring of fire is in the Pacific Ocean is the
area where more than 75% of the world's 850 active volcanoes are
Your tongue print is as unique as your
The earth travels through space at 660,000
*grin* It makes people wonder! ~AIKEN~
Today's thought is: 020316 The Twelfth Step says that having had a spiritual
awakening, we try to carry this message to others. Our message is one of
hope, love, comfort, health-a better way of life, one that works.
do we carry it? Not by rescuing. Not by controlling. Not by obsessing. Not
by becoming evangelists for the recovery cause.
We carry the message in
many small, subtle, but powerful ways. We do our own recovery work and
become a living demonstration of hope, self-love, comfort, and health. These
quiet behaviors can be a powerful message.
Inviting (not ordering or
demanding) someone to go to a meeting is a powerful way to carry the
Going to our meetings and sharing how recovery works for us is a
powerful way to carry the message.
Being who we are and allowing our
Higher Power to guide our actions are powerful ways to carry the message.
Often, we find ourselves carrying the message more effectively than we do
when we set out to reform, convince, or coerce someone into
Caretaking and controlling are not ways to carry the message.
All those behaviors carry is codependency.
Still, the most powerful
form of helping others comes down to helping ourselves. When we do our own
work and are honest and open about it, we impact others more than by our
most well- intentioned "helping" gesture. We cannot change others, but when
we change ourselves, we may end up changing the world.
Today, I will
strive to carry the message in ways that work. I will let go of my need to
"help" people. Instead, I will concentrate on helping and changing myself.
If an opportunity comes up to share my recovery with someone, I will do so
quietly. God, help me show others comfort, empowerment, and hope. I can be a
channel to help others when I am ready. I do not have to force this; it will
Did Ya' Know: 020317 ------------------------------------ In the most daring act
of gallantry in all history, Rodrigo Ponce de Leon (1443-1492) famed Spanish
army officer, to retrieve a glove dropped by Ana de Mendoza at a reception
attended by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, leaped into a pit filled
with lions! He recovered the glove and escaped unharmed. (1483, Seville,
Female koel birds of India have a shriek that sounds exactly
like, "Who are you?"
The burgundy snail (helix pomatia) has an eye on
each of its 2 long tentacles, yet its vision is so poor it must find its
way by feeling objects with its 2 shorter tentacles.
who purchased Wolverhampton Inn, in Wolverhampton, England in 1807, opened a
heavy oak chest that stood behind the bar, lid nailed down, and found 25,000
gold sovereigns, worth $121,682. The money had been left at the inn by
Bonnie Prince Charlie, who had forgotten to claim it when he left for
*grin* It makes people wonder! ~AIKEN~
Day of Prayer for Truckers set for March 21 By Tony
The third annual National Day of
Prayer for Truckers will be observed March 21, with a moment of silent prayer at
9 a.m. local time.
Several trucking-related ministries will hold a prayer
service at the Mid-America Trucking Show; the service is scheduled for 9 a.m.
March 21, in room 101 of the south wing of the Kentucky Fair & Exposition
Center. Bob Hataway with TransAliveUSA will lead the prayer for truckers across
the country. Chuck Sonn of Hope Haulers will be the keynote speaker; Kenny
Robbins of the Dreamers Tour will be the featured singer.
Today's thought is: 020317 Being human is itself difficult, and therefore all kinds
of settlements (except dream cities) have problems. --Jane
A sure cure for rage at the minor irritations of daily life is to
sit back from the traffic jam, the broken appointment, the lost vital
information, and say, "Being human is itself difficult." It may not cure
our frustrations for long, but it's worth practicing.
Many of our
troubles stem from forgetting just how difficult it is. We often have
impossibly high standards for behavior, especially our own. We are
complicated, marvelous creatures who have many skills, but we thwart our own
capacity for enjoyment by expecting that we will be perfect.
human is difficult; we perform it imperfectly. And when we combine our
effort with others'-building a building, performing a play-we multiply our
imperfections as well as our skills. Yet we need each other.
can detach ourselves from anger and disappointment and reflect on how
wonderful it is that we can do anything at all, we may remember to love
ourselves and others for our human complexity and
Nobody's perfect; such is the nature of my humanity.
unveiled a seven foot bronze statue of her late mate at Liverpool's
dedication of their new John Lennon Airport. (USA Today)
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In their new
$12.95 "Table For One," Contemporary Books offers readers a handy guide to
restaurants that extend to diners eating alone the same courtesy they offer
twosomes and groups.
Among the faves are Chicago's "Pariah
Grill," "Leper's Cafeteria" in Cleveland and "Le Social Misfite" in Lower
Did Ya' Know: ------------------------------------ Caddys? The word caddy
(or caddie, as its sometimes spelled) comes from France, via Scotland, and
is a corruption of "cadet." In France a cadet was a rich man's younger son.
Since the eldest son inherited the whole estate, any males born after
him often joined the army, which gives us the military sense of cadet.
Eventually cadet came to mean someone who did lowly work, a "go-for" or
errand boy--just the kind of person to serve another person who wants only
to putter around.
Karen Roman grew the world's largest cauliflower.
It weighed 22 pounds.
Diane Sheer holds the record for licking the
most stamps in a five minute period.
Charles Dickens kept the head
of his bed aligned with the North Pole. He believed that the earth's
magnetic field would pass longitudinal through his body and ensure him a
good night rest.
*grin* It makes people wonder! ~AIKEN~
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