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  • Daycare Teacher Fired After Extinguishing Fire At Center

    07/24/2013 1:50:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 36 replies
    http://jobs.aol.com/ ^ | 07/24/2013 | Dan Fastenberg
    When Michelle Hammack,a teacher at the Little Temples Childcare facility in Arlington, Fla., smelled smoke and the children were napping, she rushed out of her classroom to investigate. Seeing that chicken nuggets were burning in an oven, she was able to put out the fire before even the fire trucks arrived on the scene, according to a report by WTEV-TV in Jacksonville. Her boss, however, wasn't impressed. On that same day, the owner of the childcare facility Olga Rozhaov fired Hammack. Rozhakov defended her decision to the media. "I fired her only because she left her room," she told the...
  • Man saves teen who fell onto subway tracks in NYC

    01/02/2007 3:57:13 PM PST · by luv2ski · 94 replies · 4,087+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/02/2007 | AP
    NEW YORK — A quick-thinking commuter saved a teenager who fell on the subway tracks by pushing him down into a furrow between the rails, allowing an approaching train to pass right over them, police said. An 18-year-old man had some kind of medical problem Tuesday and fell onto the tracks, which are a few feet below platform level, police said. Wesley Autrey saw him fall, jumped down onto the tracks after him and rolled with him into the rut between the rails as a southbound train was coming in.- snip-