Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 53715
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2010/2/21-3/9 [Politics/Domestic/911, Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:53715 Activity:nil
2/19    "Using ladder, vet rescued people from Texas office"
        http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100219/ap_on_re_us/us_plane_crash_texas
        A real hero.  Not only did he climb up to the windows, he actually went
        inside the burning building when his ladder wasn't steady enough to
        save people.
2022/08/07 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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