Sunday, January 14, 2007
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- Blonde's Year in Review
January - Took new
scarf back to store because it was too tight .
February - Fired
from pharmacy job for failing to print
labels.....Helllloooo!!!....bottles won't fit in printer !!!
March - Got really
excited.....finished jigsaw puzzle in 6 months.....box said "2-4 years!"
April - Trapped on
escalator for hours ..... power went out!!!
May - Tried to make
Kool-Aid.....wrong instructions....8 cups of water won't fit into those
- Tried to go water skiing.....couldn't find a lake with a slope.
July - Lost breast
stroke swimming competition.....learned later, the other swimmers
cheated, they used their arms!!!
August - Got locked
out of my car in rain storm.....car swamped because soft-top was open.
September - The
capital of California is "C".....isn't it???
October - Hate M
& M's.....they are so hard to peel.
November - Baked
turkey for 4 1/2 days ... instructions said 1 hour per pound and I
- Couldn't call 911 ..... "duh".....there's no "eleven" button on the
News of the Week
- Five Fallen Heroes - Rich
- Poor Handling of Police Files - Mack
- Wife Saves Husband From Croc - Rich
- Kentucky Officers Cleared in Taser Death - Mack
- Now, Everyone Can Have a Taser - Rich
- Detroit Officer Says Stop was Racially Motivated - Mack
- Two Vegas Students Shot - Rich
week we try to include training announcments from academies and
training organizations. This week we want to announce that the
Southwest Law Enforcement Academy, located in Bristol, VA, will be
conducting a Glock Armorers Course on March 13, 2007. The fee for the
course is $150 per student and you can enroll at http://www.glocktraining.com.
We also have a couple of good classes coming up at Cardinal Criminal
Justice Academy. The first one is Street Crimes and it will be
conducted August 13 - 15, 2007.
This seminar is very unique and contemporary and is presented through a
combination of lectures and a state of the art multimedia creation, to
give you the best law enforcement training available today. All of the
Street Crimes instructors have at least 25 years of actually street
experience. They are able to blend their many unique experiences in
Patrol, Gang Crimes, Undercover work, S.W.A.T. Team and Federal Task
Forces to create the fastest growing law enforcement training program
in the country.
The fee for this course is $395 per officer with discounts for multiple
officers from the same agency.
Next, is an Urban Patrol Rifle course that will be conducted September
25 - 27, 2007. This training will give the officer or deputy a thorough
understanding of nomenclature, operations, disassembly and assembly
skills, marksmanship fundamentals and skills, and care and maintenance
of the urban patrol rifle. This course will not cover deployment and
engagement issue that should be addressed at the agency level.
This course is fee to member agency personnel and $150 per officer for
non-member agency personnel.
For more information
We welcome training announcements from any
criminal justice training academy or training organization. Just send
the information to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will do our best to announce your training course.
are pleased to be able to assist criminal justices agencies in their
effort to identify and hire the best qualified people.
This week the University of Maryland College Park is hiring patrol
officers. If you are interested in apply, you must have your
application in by February 2. For additional information contact:
Captain John Brandt
Assistant Commander, Police Services Bureau
University of Maryland Department of Public Safety
Next up, the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy is
looking for a Basic Training Manager to supervise the overall operation
of the Basic Training section, including planning, budgeting,
purchasing, and scheduling staff. The position is responsible for
monitoring programs and classes; attending and conducting meetings;
preparing and reviewing reports; preparing budget and purchase
requests; and supervising subordinate supervisors. The starting salary
range for the position is $54,520 - $76,000 depending on
Send resumes and cover letters to:
Mr. Albert C. Oglesby
Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy
45299 Research Place
Ashburn, VA 20147-2600
Phone: (703) 729-4299, Extension 118
Fax: (703) 729-4634
If your agency is looking for qualified people,
just send us a little information about
the job and we will announce it on the show.
Patch Available for Acrobat - Download
Adobe Patch - Rich
- More Apps For iPhone? - Mack
If you have
installed the Internet Explorer 7 browser, probably the first thing you
noticed is the default setup doesn't have the menu bar activated.
Fortunately, it is easy to activate the menu bar. Just, right-click the
gray area at the top of the window. On the pop-up menu, select Menu Bar
and you get your old favorite IE 6 menu.
You can still use the same keyboard shortcuts that you used in Internet
Explorer 6 but there are additional shortcuts now that work with the
new tabs function. That's right, IE finally has the tab feature that
Firefox has had for ages and, if you haven't used them yet, you really
need to check them out. The tabbed browsing let's you have several
different Web pages open in the same window. It's easy to switch
between tabs and cuts down on the number of window that you have open
on your desktop.
Ctrl + click – Opens a link in a new tab behind current page
Ctrl + Shift + click – Opens a link in a new tab in front of current
Ctrl + T – Opens a new tab
Ctrl + W – Closes current tab (or window if tabbed browsing is disabled)
Ctrl + Tab – Switches between tabs
Ctrl + Alt + F4 – Closes other tabs
Ctrl + Q – Displays thumbnails of open tabs
Ctrl + number – Switches to a specific tab (number must be between one
Ctrl + 9 – Switches to the last tab
IE 7 has a new search feature located in the upper-right corner of the
window, just below the window controls. There are a few shortcut keys
associated with it.
Ctrl + E – Takes you to the search box
Alt + Enter – Opens search query in a new tab
Ctrl + Down Arrow – Opens the search box menu
Have you ever
created two or more calendars in iCal and later wished that you had
just used one. Of course, you could cut your events from calendar A,
paste them into calendar B and then delete calendar A. However, there
is much easier solution, just use the '''File -> Export''' menu
Start by selecting the calendar whose activities you wish to move to
another calendar from the Calendars column. Next, pick '''File
When the dialog box appears, choose a name and save location, then
From here, there are two ways to combine the calendars. You can either
drag and drop the exported file into iCal’s window, or you can use
'''File -> Import'''. Just leave the radio button in the Import
dialog set to “'''Import an iCal file'''”.
In both cases, a dialog box will open. The pop-up menu in the middle
will let you specify the destination calendar for the imported events.
Click '''OK''' and the events will be imported onto the existing
calendar. When it’s done, and you’ve checked that the calendar contains
both sets of events, you can delete the unwanted calendar in iCal.
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