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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:01 PM

Woman's belly ring gets caught in pool drain

This OP isn't about belly rings. Or swimming pools:

http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/3235522-113/pool-ring-woman-awkward


Greeley firefighters freed a woman from a drain cover on Wednesday after her belly ring became tangled in the zero-depth swimming pool at the Family FunPlex, 1501 65th Ave.

Dale Lyman, division chief and fire marshal for the Greeley Fire Department , said firefighters were called to the FunPlex at 12:48 p.m. on Wednesday. After failed attempts to turn the ring in a manner that would free the woman, the pool was slightly drained and the cover removed to manipulate the ring free.

The zero-depth pool, which is the splash pool in Adventure Island, ranges from a few inches to about a foot deep, Lyman said. The woman was floating along the bottom of the pool on her stomach with her child when the ring became snagged on the drain cover.

The woman was checked on scene for injuries and released unhurt. . .


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Like many newspapers, ours has revamped its online edition; a subscription fee is required to read most stories. In the runup to the election, germane candidate and issue information was available only to subscribers. No op-eds, no letters to the editor, no candidate articles beyond the first sentence or two, often cutting off mid-word. Endorsements were usually worded such that those first two sentences didn't tell you who they were endorsing, apparently an attempt to build sufficient curiosity that would-be readers would either run right out and by a hard copy or cough up a credit card to buy a subscription. To be fair, they did finally relent and make obits available without a subscription.

The print news industry has been hurting, I get that. Adjustments have to be made. I get that, too. But it occurs to me that, if you're looking to sell yourself as a responsible purveyor of information, wouldn't you want to be showing the best you're capable of rather than how irrelevant you can be?

Yuck.

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Reply Woman's belly ring gets caught in pool drain (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Nov 2012 OP
Blue Owl Nov 2012 #1
BlueStater Nov 2012 #2
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #7
Caretha Nov 2012 #3
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #4
madamesilverspurs Nov 2012 #5
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #6

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:13 PM

1. Gut check

Ouch!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:15 PM

2. Just reading the thread title made me cringe.

ACK!

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:41 PM

7. me too. glad she's ok

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:35 PM

3. Wire snippers would have done the trick n/t

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:41 PM

4. May I play devil's advocate?

If you give the best stuff away why would anybody buy a subscription?

That is the bind they are in.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:57 PM

5. True enough. It is a bind. BUT ---

if a car dealer only displayed old beat up rustbuckets, how many buyers would shop there?

Tricky, to be sure.


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:05 PM

6. Displaying the best did not get them those results

Personally old media is in some ways dying, but that is another discussion.

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