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Medical miracles

Well, I made it.  Turns out that that I fell on the right side of the somewhat forbidding mortality rate at Rob & Emma's Hospital and Tire Center.  Maybe it's just me, but I did think it was bad form for the nurse, while she was escorting me down the hall to pre-op, to shout out, "Dead man walking!"  I guess it's a tradition. 

Slight change  in the schedule.  I'm skipping the Case Update for this week, since I wouldn't get to it until Thursday, and I might as well wait until Monday and give you two weeks' worth.  I'll have a nice war story about my latest foray into the maws of the criminal justice system for you tomorrow, and we'll do the 8th District cases on Thursday.  Friday... Well, we'll see what turns up.

In the meantime, you might want to check out the latest blog post by one of my peeps, Brian Wilson, who talks about the kharmic aspects of the AIG bonus blowup.

See you tomorrow, when I'll explain just exactly how far you can go when Junior gets out of line.

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