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Quick Takes

"Quick Takes" Continued...

Issue: "NextGen worship," July 26, 2008

So close, but...

A vehicle fire last month in Lancaster, Pa., could not have happened to a better prepared truck. The Ford F-350 Super Duty box truck owned by Lancaster Safety Technologies had at least eight fire extinguishers on board when a block heater plugged into the vehicle shorted out and caught fire. The extinguishers were unharmed by the fire, but they also went unused, and the blaze caused $25,000 in damage to the truck's cab. "As far as the fire extinguisher truck catching on fire-I thought it was a little ironic," fire official Greg Leaman told the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal.

Hearing both sides

Officers responding to a disturbance in Mesa, Ariz., on June 30 must have been confused. Dispatchers sent officers out after receiving a call reporting a domestic dispute involving a man and a woman heatedly arguing with each other. Instead, police found a 21-year-old man alone in his apartment arguing with himself, but changing the pitch of his voice as he broke windows and caused other commotions. Mesa SWAT arrested the man.

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