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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:15 PM
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Strange but true: Archbishop to bless 100-ton subway drill
Strange but true: Archbishop to bless 100-ton subway drill

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan hasnt wasted time getting his hands dirty.

In his first two weeks on the job, the city's Roman Catholic leader has toured the World Trade Center site. He threw out a pitch for the Mets and noshed on city hot dogs. Now, hes getting close to a 100-ton boring machine.

Dolan will bless the drill used to dig the $2.1 billion extension of the No. 7 line Friday, MTA officials announced. Sandhogs now cutting the 7,100-foot twin tunnels flowing west from Times Square requested Dolans grace.

Priests have blessed the subway drills over the years, but not someone of Dolans stature, MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan said.

Building tunnels through bedrock deep under Manhattan is a dangerous enterprise, Donovan said.

Dolan will not venture into the tunnel but give his blessing from the street at West 25th Street and 11th Avenue.

http://weblogs.amny.com/entertainment/urbanite/blog/200...
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:23 PM
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1. That's why I don't go to church anymore. Too boring.
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:34 PM
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2. Boring?!?
Edited on Sat May-02-09 07:34 PM by izquierdista
Not Cardinal Glick!

He'll bless your golf clubs for that perfect tee shot.
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:45 PM
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3. Go digging 20 stories underground and you'll be looking for the sky pilots too.
I can't wait to work on that tunnel. It's going to be a blast. :)


http://www.sandhogs147.org/
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:50 PM
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4. I already looked for em :)
And good luck working on it!
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:06 PM
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5. from a former steel forge heater and trimmer ...
and a labor pool steelworker at nws&w...i salute you. i`ve done some really dangerous shit but nothing compared to you guys who dig into the earth.
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