Sunday, March 4, 2007
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Frappr Shout Out - The week we want to say hello
to Mike Worden, Okanogan, Washington.
Thanks for downloading and listening to the show, Mike. Mike's Frappr
map entry says that he is "200 miles from everywhere" but he still a
member of our legion of listeners.
News of the Week
- Three More Fallen Heroes - Rich
- Kid Traded For Car - Mack
- Another Protected Bird - Rich
- Robbery No Laughing Matter - Mack
- Sorry - Wrong Number - Rich
- LE Museum Gives Hands-on Police Experience - Mack
- Break Your Neck to Get an iPod - Rich
week we try to include training announcments from academies and
training organizations. This week Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy,
located in Salem, VA will be conducting a Grade Crossing Collision
Investigation course August 28 – 29, 2007.
course is being presented by the Norfolk Southern Railway Police
Department and it will include a thorough examination of all aspects of
grade crossing collision investigation including hazardous material
concerns, rail yard safety, investigation techniques, DMV forms and
Virginia Railroad laws. This course even includes includes a train ride
and lunch. For registration information, send me an e-mail at
also want to announce that Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy,
located in Lynchburg, Virginia is conducting a course entitled
Investigating Use of Force Cases For Field Supervisors, on April 13,
course will cover a variety
of topics including what constitutes deadly force, the phases of a use
of force event, organizational factors that influence a department’s
use of force experience, supervision and use of force, court decisions
regarding use of force and much more.
The cost is $150.00 per person and for
additional information, telephone Ron Staton at (434) 455-6188.
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
week the City of Lexington Police Department is accepting applications
for the position of Police Officer I. Applicants must be at least 21
years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. College
credits are desirable. Starting salary is $27,969 plus a great benefits
Application forms are available at the Human Resource Office,
SecondFloor, City Hall, 300 East Washington Street, Lexington, VA
24450. Applications may also be downloaded at
Applications should be returned no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, March
16, 2007. I
will put the web links and contact information in the Shownotes.
Any questions, may be directed to Roger Clark, Administrative Assistant
to the Chief of Police at 540-462-3749.
- 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.
- Hey Buddy, Got A
Match - Rich
- Learn From A Tutor - Mack
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We got this tip for Entourage users over at Macworld Weekly. If you're
having problems with regular pauses in Entourage or hangs that tie up
the application with periods of heavy disk activity, try turning off
the background database check.
Just launch Entourage while holding down the '''Option''' key; Database
Manager is launched instead.
Then click '''Set Database Preferences''' and uncheck '''background
This should correct both problems.
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