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Teenager Walks Away from Six Story FallDayton Daily News

 MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A teenager fell six stories from a hotel balcony but walked away with just bruises and scrapes.

Matthew Savage, 17, was reaching up to a balcony one floor above to grab a bathing suit that had fluttered down from the 11th floor when he tumbled over the railing Friday. Savage hit other balconies on his way down and slammed onto a slanted rooftop, then slid into bushes. After landing in the bushes, he got up and started walking back to his room. But paramedics strapped him to a board and flew him to a hospital, where tests showed he was fine.

I know enough about being a teenager at Myrtle Beach to know he’d probably had a few. And that’s probably what saved him.

Huge Spam Spike This WeekPC World

A massive spam blast that started Tuesday is still in progress and shows no sign of abating, a security company said. “The scale of this stock pump-and-dump spam campaign is like nothing we’ve seen before,” said Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at Sophos PLC.

I’ve noticed it as I monitor the companies spam service, Frontbridge, and the one I use personally, Spam Arrest. It’s just amazing that these things keep coming, but I guess it means there are enough gullible people to make it worth while.

Pinellas Paramedics Cleared in DeathSt. Pete Times

It seems that a guy had a heart attack on the hospital grounds about 200 feet from the Bay Pines Veterans Hospital Emergency Room. However, since he was a non-veteran, Bay Pines refused to treat him. So, Paramedics had to call a supervisor for guidance, and subsequently took him to St. Petersburg General where the guy died.

You would think that maybe the VA would be a little more sensitive to their current public relations situation, but I guess not.

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