Saturday Morning – This and That
Even though he's busy working his company's booth at the FDIC, our newshound Mark Donovan had the time to send us a link to the online newspaper SFist, a "new media" that concentrates on San Francisco and does a great job with keeping the local flavor in their content. On Wednesday they published a short article that begins:
Every year on the anniversary of the Great 1906 Earthquake, the heroic fire hydrant at 20th and Church Streets that saved the Mission District is honored with a ceremonial wreath-laying and a fresh coat of gold paint. This year however, on the 106th anniversary of the city-leveling quake, the little hydrant that could got painted a slightly less heroic color, apparently due to a Rust-Oleum mix-up at a local Lowe's Hardware Store.
Unfortunately when the sun arose Wednesday the golden fire hydrant was sporting a shiny new silver coat. SFist tells us how that horrendous happening occurred and then completes the story with a Happy Ending HERE.
You might be wondering, as I was, just what is the significance of this particular hydrant and why is it memorialized as such? Well, last year SFist posted the story of that year's golden touchup and they included a bit of historical context to it. So CLICK HERE to learn the story behind the story. The hydrant is obviously no longer in service with the outlet caps welded on and the top nut covered over.
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This is wrap-up day at the FDIC and during the weekend the Indianapolis airport and surrounding Interstate highways will be facilitating the exodus of the 30,000 fire/rescue/ems visitors who are brim full of new training concepts and technology updates. FossilMedic, Mike Ward is taking one last lap around the exhibit hall this morning and he has already posted a couple of articles for you. So after you finish reading the Lineup, keep scrolling down for the day's first postings that Mike has planted.
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The first quarter-round winner in the NHL playoffs has emerged. Nashville edged out Detroit 2-0 last night to end the Red Wings' season by taking the series 4-1. Pittsburgh extended their chances by beating Philadelphia for the 2nd consecutive game and now just trail in their series 2-3. That puts a whole lot of pressure on both teams for their next game Sunday at noon on NBC network.
Now the pressure is on us to get this equipment checked out for today, so let's get started with that daily task. I'm headed to the Bunn-O-Matic to get more life-sustaining coffee started for us. See you back in the day room later.
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