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Occupational Hazards


(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 machine operators.

      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 Sales

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 with ourselves.

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 us.

I can remain calm and serene in the face of any crises because of
my strong faith. I believe all is well with me.

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Today's meditation comes from the book
Night Light by Amy E. Dean copyright 1986
available through our online bookstore at:

" Be careful around those individuals who have bought
into negativity
Because they have the uncanny ability of selling
it as well!"

" 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."
--- Edith Armstrong

[||||]     A L - Q A E D A    C O V E R A G E     [||||]     

Reeling 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.    (USA Today)

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 mutant.

 Before the barometer was discovered, German meteorologists
use to predict air pressure changes with frogs. Frogs croak
when pressure drops.

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 agencies.

*grin* It makes people wonder!

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 handicap?

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 alone.

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Today's meditation comes from the book
Twenty-four Hours a Day by Anonymous copyright 1975
available through our online bookstore at:

Mack recalls CX, CH model trucks

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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DMV probe over alleged ticket fixing

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 companies.

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 decades.

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

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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 fingerprints.

The earth travels through space at 660,000 mph.

*grin* It makes people wonder!

Prolly true, but I choose 
not to think about it.

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.

How 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 message.

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 recovery.

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
happen naturally.

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Today's meditation comes from the book
The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie copyright 1990
available through our online bookstore at:

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, Spain).

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.

Richard Fryer, 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 France.

*grin* It makes people wonder!

National Day of Prayer for Truckers set for March 21
By Tony French

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.

Contact Hataway at Bob_Hataway@transalive.com or (877) 262-8995 with any questions.

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Today's thought is: 020317
Being human is itself difficult, and therefore all kinds of
settlements (except dream cities) have problems.
--Jane Jacobs

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.

Being 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.

If we 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 simplicity.

Nobody's perfect; such is the nature of my humanity.

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Today's meditation comes from the book
The Promise of a New Day by Karen Casey and Martha Vanceburg copyright 1983, 1991
available through our online bookstore at:

[||||]     S E E M S    S O    F A R    A W A Y     [||||]     

Yoko Ono unveiled a seven foot bronze statue of her late mate at
Liverpool's dedication of their new John Lennon Airport.     (USA Today)

[||||]     C H E C K    P L E A S E !     [||||]     

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 Manhattan.

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

*grin* It makes people wonder!

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