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Doe-whopped – motorcycle narrative

Doe-whopped – motorcycle narrative Wayne D. Manning What do attending a safety stand-down, being a good Sailor, applying operational risk management (ORM), obeying the law, and being a good parent have in common? A lot more than you might think, especially when you and your child collide with a deer while riding a motorcycle. My […]

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Watch the pop, or wish you had …

Watch the pop, or wish you had … – microwave popcorn Ken Testorff Those are the choices you have with microwave popcorn. No one knows that lesson better than a co-worker. Having returned from his lunchtime workout, he tossed a bag of popcorn into the microwave as usual, pressed the two-minute button, and hit the […]

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Child passengers at risk in America

Child passengers at risk in America By The National SAFE KIDS Campaign, Washington, D.C. When it comes to buckling up, changing the behavior of an entire society happens gradually and is accomplished best through ongoing education, good laws, and strong enforcement. These efforts have had favorable results with child occupants of motor vehicles in the […]

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Those pick-me-ups might put you down

Those pick-me-ups might put you down – ephedrine supplements Ken Testorff I’ve been known to use the substance ephedrine when I felt tired and wanted an extra burst of energy,” admitted IT1 (AW/SW) Craig Crim. As he explained, “Ephedrine stimulates the central nervous system and is available over the counter. You find it in most […]

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Why you shouldn’t run red lights

Why you shouldn’t run red lights Ken Testorff Chalk this one up to reckless driving. A PO1 and his passenger were southbound, crossing an intersection on a green light, when a young woman ran a red light at a high rate of speed. Her vehicle slammed into the passenger side of the PO1’s car at […]

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So much for a blaze of glory

So much for a blaze of glory – motorcycle narrative Jerome Smith It’s great to be young and invincible. It was May in Jacksonville, Fla., and the call of the open road was loud enough to make Jack Kerouac rise from the dead. Having returned from a cruise only a few months earlier, I had […]