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Ocean City Fire Chief Gives 'Public Servant' A New Meaning

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Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Larmore was appointed in 2008 by the mayor and city council to oversee a newly merged department of career and volunteer firefighters.
Bryan Russo
Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Larmore was appointed in 2008 by the mayor and city council to oversee a newly merged department of career and volunteer firefighters.

Americans are still closely watching every dollar they make and monitoring every dollar they spend. Yet, one Ocean City public servant is a walking example of how to make the most of $1.

Chris Larmore is the chief of both the volunteer and career fire departments in Ocean City, and although he could get as much as six figures for the 70-plus hours a week he puts in, he chooses to do the job for the paltry sum of just $1 a year.

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Is D.C. The Butt Of The Joke Or A Comedy Powerhouse?

Humor isn't often the subject of scientific inquiry, but the results of a new "humor algorithm" devised by the University of Colorado ranks D.C. among the funniest cities in the country.

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Bake Bread Like A Pioneer In Appalachia ... With No Yeast

Bacteria can make a bread rise and give it a cheesy flavor. That's the secret ingredient in salt rising bread, which dates to the late 1700s in Appalachia, when bakers didn't have yeast on hand.
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Georgia Law OKs Guns In Schools, Churches

The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the "Guns Everywhere Bill," was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country.
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Weekly Innovation: An Inflatable Car Seat That Comes In A Backpack

Parents, you are going to want to read about this prototype from Volvo. It's fully inflatable and designed to make what's normally a clunky and heavy seat both lighter and more portable.

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