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HIPAA RUINS THE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT- IT POISONS OFFICE INTERACTONS
by CodeWarriorz Thoughts

The impact of HIPAA guideline implementation on the logistics of the office, and the negative effects on office morale and appropriate worker access to said records.

There are those who would obscure the effects of HIPAA under a smokescreen of alleged
benefits of enhanced patient privacy. What a load of horse manure.

The thousand pound elephant in the middle of the room that no one talks about, is the fact
that implementation of this HIPAA nonsense, causes a significant and palpable decrease
in office morale, and interferes with what may have been a previously happy and harmonious
office environment.

The draconian nature of what most health care providers perceive as the regulations mandated by HIPAA,
usually causes most health care institutions to institute some person to become what I call the
"HIPAA Nazi". The martinet nature of HIPAA Nazis make them march around finding all the little ways in which a business MAY be violating HIPAA regs, and the big thing they usually do is start by trying to turn all the monitors around in such a fashion that it makes it more difficult for those people working in these places, to actually USE the monitors.

From that point on, the appointed HIPAA NAZI for each office goes about trying to make life and work in the health care provider's office as unfriendly a place as possible, and to cause the logistics of the place to be a nightmare.

Often, their misinterpretation of HIPAA guidelines, or their carrying these guidelines to such insane lengths,
makes the whole enterprise seem like something a madman would dream up. What often happens, as a result of these crazy modifications of what WAS a perfectly fine office arrangement, is that those people who have the best and most legitimate right to view the records, too often find inappropriate barriers to their free access.

I've personally seen HIPAA implemenation ruin, yes , RUIN the environments in various offices, making the offices become a sea of HIPAA paranoia, but even more, they become unfriendly and almost hostile situations for both health care providers and patients alike.

 

WarriorCode - Another CodeWarrior Site - NEGATIVE OFFICE EFFECTS OF HIPAA IMPLEMENTATION

WarriorCode - Another CodeWarrior Site - NEGATIVE OFFICE EFFECTS OF HIPAA IMPLEMENTATION

NEGATIVE OFFICE EFFECTS OF HIPAA IMPLEMENTATION


HIPAA RUINS THE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT- IT POISONS OFFICE INTERACTONS
by CodeWarriorz Thoughts

The impact of HIPAA guideline implementation on the logistics of the office, and the negative effects on office morale and appropriate worker access to said records.

There are those who would obscure the effects of HIPAA under a smokescreen of alleged benefits of enhanced patient privacy. What a load of horse manure.

The thousand pound elephant in the middle of the room that no one talks about, is the fact that implementation of this HIPAA nonsense, causes a significant and palpable decrease
in office morale, and interferes with what may have been a previously happy and harmonious office environment.

The draconian nature of what most health care providers perceive as the regulations mandated by HIPAA,
usually causes most health care institutions to institute some person to become what I call the
"HIPAA Nazi". The martinet nature of HIPAA Nazis make them march around finding all the little ways in which a business MAY be violating HIPAA regs, and the big thing they usually do is start by trying to turn all the monitors around in such a fashion that it makes it more difficult for those people working in these places, to actually USE the monitors.

From that point on, the appointed HIPAA NAZI for each office goes about trying to make life and work in the health care provider's office as unfriendly a place as possible, and to cause the logistics of the place to be a nightmare.

Often, their misinterpretation of HIPAA guidelines, or their carrying these guidelines to such insane lengths,
makes the whole enterprise seem like something a madman would dream up. What often happens, as a result of these crazy modifications of what WAS a perfectly fine office arrangement, is that those people who have the best and most legitimate right to view the records, too often find inappropriate barriers to their free access.

I've personally seen HIPAA implemenation ruin, yes , RUIN the environments in various offices, making the offices become a sea of HIPAA paranoia, but even more, they become unfriendly and almost hostile situations for both health care providers and patients alike.

 

Citizens criticize APD's use of Tasers

Citizens criticize APD's use of Tasers - The Daily Texan - Top Stories

Rene Perez held a sign out toward southbound traffic on Interstate 35 Friday. It read, "I was tasered, and it sucked." He flipped the sign over. "I was tasered for no reason," it read.

Perez was among an estimated 70 people crowded on the corner of Eighth Street and I-35 in front of the Austin Police Department to protest the department's use of Tasers. Many of the protesters were associated with Austin Spokescouncil, a loose coalition of Austin's pro-peace community.

"A lot of us have witnessed these Tasers," said Jerry Bellow 33, a Austin SpokesCouncil participant. "We all decided that this was a local issue that we should address."

Tasers are a fairly new addition to APD's arsenal of non-lethal weaponry. They look like handguns, though they are painted yellow so officers won't confuse the two. Instead of bullets, Tasers shoot darts strung with wires that deliver an electric shock to the target.

Currently, 654 Tasers are assigned to APD patrol officers. However, APD is asking City Council on Thursday to approve a $75,291 contract with TASER International for the purchase of 90 Model X26E TASERs.

TASER International specifies that these weapons have a peak voltage of 50,000 volts, penetrate clothing up to 2 inches thick and have a 15-to -21-foot range.

"It's another rung on the use of force ladder," said an officer patrolling Sixth Street Saturday night, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "We avoid situations where we would have used deadly force."

The officer said often on his watch there are people who he must continually arrest for repeated violations of the law. After being tasered just once, people are more willing to immediately surrender instead of resisting.

"What I personally like about Tasers is there is no residual effect," he said, explaining that the effects of other less-lethal weaponry, such as pepper spray, can last for hours.

He said he has personally experienced both in training. Taser shock, he said, is painful and contracts your muscles so you can't do anything, but the effect on perpetrators is more psychological.

said. "That's even better, because we don't have to hurt them or ourselves."

Friday's protest was in response to an incident during protests on Jan. 20, after President George W. Bush's inauguration. Three people were arrested during a short scuffle with the police. Perez was the only one who was tasered, supposedly after he was already on the ground.

"They picked the Latino," said Josh Tucker, a radio-television-film sophomore and opponent of Taser use.

Tuckers's opinion that APD has a racial bias in its use of force to guarantee submission of those arrested is shared by many people.

According to a November 2004 report issued by acting Assistant City Manager Rudy Garza, from January 2003 to December 2003 and from January 2004 to October 2004, the percentage of Tasers being used in incidents of force increased from 3 percent to 33 percent. APD claims that the increase directly correlates to the decrease of incidents where use of force is necessary.

Friday's protesters think that the increased use of Tasers is alarming, not comforting.

Among their arguments is the fact that officially, Tasers cannot be classified as non-lethal weapons.

According to a 2004 report by Amenesty International, more than 70 people have died in the United States and Canada since 2001 after being struck by a M26 or X26 TASER, TASER International's top models for police use.

So far, no one in Austin has been killed by a Taser. However, according to Debbie Russell of Austin Spokescouncil, the issue is a time bomb waiting to go off.

"Are they better than guns? Of course. But APD is using them as first point of contact, using them instead of talking to [perpetrators] first," she said.

 

SCLC calls on police to stop using stun guns

A new report released by the SCLC shows that the number of taser gun-related deaths has increased dramatically in the past five years.


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Frederick Williams (right) died after being hit with a stun gun by Gwinnett County deputies.



SCLC officials call for a federal probe into taser guns.






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A new report released by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on Monday shows that the number of taser-gun related deaths has increased dramatically in the past five years.

According to the 30-page study, stun guns have been involved in 86 deaths since 1999. While calling taser gun use a crisis and an epidemic, the Atlanta-based civil rights group is now asking the federal government to study them.

"The SCLC's position is simply that while we agree that law enforcement should have any means of non-lethal force to subdue individuals, we do not condone the use of a device where we're seeing deaths involved in situations that are not lethal," said Dexter Wimbish of the SCLC.

The SCLC plans to hold a series of nationwide meetings to gauge the concern from communities about the weapons, which are used by 7,000 agencies worldwide. The first meeting in Georgia will be held in Gwinnett County next month.

Two people in Gwinnett County died after being hit with tasers by deputies. One of them, Frederick Jerome Williams, died in May of 2004 after a group of deputies used a taser gun to subdue him during a struggle inside the Gwinnett County jail. Relatives said Williams had failed to take medicine to control his epilepsy. They have asked for a federal investigation into his death.

"I think it's atricious that in our society that you can be electrocuted before you're prosecuted," said state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, D-Atlanta.

Since September of 2003, six Georgians in police custody died when a taser gun used to subdue them. Rep. Brooks said he will introduce two bills in the state legislature regarding the so-called stun guns. One would halt all taser gun use in Georgia while more research is conducted. The other will call for an outright ban on taser guns in the state.

Brooks' legislation has received the support of the SCLC and Amnesty International.

The company that produces the weapons, Taser International, points out that not one medical examiner has ruled the taser as an actual cause of death.

 

Recent taser incidents move alder to call ban on city use

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro -- Death of man, after use of stun gun, won't deter police from using Taser

By Joe Hughes
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
February 15, 2005

Two days after a man shocked by a Taser died in a hospital, San Diego police yesterday said they plan to keep using the weapon.


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"We do not believe the use of the Taser contributed to (the) death," San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne said.

The death of Robert Camba, 45, comes amid a growing national debate over the safety of the weapon that had been touted as a nonlethal firearm. About 80 people in the United States and Canada have died over the past five years after being shocked by a Taser.

An autopsy is pending.

Camba died Saturday, two days after a confrontation with police. Officers went to the Plaza Hotel on Fourth Avenue about 6:25 p.m. because of a reported disturbance and found Camba, naked, thrashing around on the floor in his room, sweating profusely and foaming at the mouth.

"When our officers attempted to contact him, he became very violent," Lansdowne said. "He had wrapped a cable cord around an arm and was striking officers with it, and hit officers with a night stand."

Police said officers tried to subdue Camba with a baton, then used the Taser twice, before handcuffing him. As paramedics arrived, Camba fell limp, his breathing became shallow and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was initiated.

Camba was taken to a hospital, where his condition improved. He was later diagnosed as having overdosed on drugs and alcohol, authorities said.

"Over the next 48 hours, his condition took a turn for the worse," Lansdowne said.

Camba died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

Officials at the Plaza Hotel said yesterday that Camba had been there about two weeks after being referred to the hotel by an outreach program. They said Camba had health issues, but they were unsure of specifics.

Friends and family could not be reached.

Police say they are certain they did nothing wrong. San Diego police have used versions of the Taser, without major incident, for about 15 years, Lansdowne said. The latest, the more-powerful X26 version at a cost of about $800 each, has been in use for about nine months.

Tasers use compressed nitrogen gas to propel two wires capped with electric barbs that deliver a 50,000-volt shock. The devices are made by Taser International of Scottsdale, Ariz..

"Taser technology saves lives every day and is deployed by more than 500 law agencies in California alone," said Steve Tuttle, a spokesman for Taser International.

"Medical experts and recent independent studies from the U.S. Department of Defense and the United Kingdom studying Tasers conclude that Taser devices are among the safest alternative available to subdue violent individuals who could harm officers, innocent citizens or themselves."

But some medical experts believe shocks from a Taser can add to the risk of heart failure, especially if a person has been taking drugs. And several police agencies – including those in Chicago and New York – are reviewing the safety of the device. Some agencies are considering a temporary moratorium on the use of Tasers.

Amnesty International has called for a suspension of Taser use, citing a lack of testing to determine safety.

"We want the devices banned until an independent study is done," said Mona Cadena, San Francisco field organizer for the group.

She said about a half-dozen police agencies nationwide have stopped using the weapon.


 

Recent taser incidents move alder to call ban on city use - The Daily Cardinal - News

Recent taser incidents move alder to call ban on city use - The Daily Cardinal - News

Recent taser incidents move alder to call ban on city use
By Ivy Okoniewski/The Daily Cardinal
Published: Monday, February 14, 2005
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Media Credit: Photo courtesy TASER International
TASER International General Counsel and Vice Preisdent Doug Klint models the X26.


The recent use of a taser on a 14-year-old student, a taser-related hospitalization of one Chicago citizen and the death of another last week were reason enough for Ald. Andrew Heidt, Dist. 13, to issue a call of action.

His proposal, which he will deliver to Madison City Council Feb. 22, would ban any use of tasers by the Madison Police Department until the City Council can find definitive proof of tasers' safety.

"There's significant documentation of fatalities for what's supposed to be a non-lethal weapon," Heidt said.

Tasers are a common tool modern police departments use to immoblize suspects without permanently injuring them.

According to Taser International's website, www.taser.com, tasers work by releasing a shock of up to 50,000 volts, prompting the "uncontrollable contraction of the muscle tissue, allowing the Advanced Taser to physically debilitate a target regardless of pain tolerance or mental focus."

However, Heidt is unconvinced of tasers' safety after hearing of numerous reports where those receiving tasers' shocks died soon after.

"You don't know if you're tasering somebody, if they have a heart problem," he said. "To be hit with this kind of voltage can exacerbate it and cause a fatality."

After he presents it to the City Council, Heidt's proposal will likely head to committee. While Heidt is unsure of what documentation is needed to prove tasers safe, the committee could potentially be a place for alders to decide such specifics.

However, John Webster, UW-Madison professor emeritus of biological engineering, currently investigates just that. Webster is creating a standard test to determine whether or not tasers actually put forth deadly levels of current.

Although Webster believes pre-existing, industry-sponsored studies have scientific merit, his independent research could potentially become the universally accepted benchmark for taser safety.

"It is my opinion, my hypothesis, that tasers don't do that, that people are not electrocuted by tasers," Webster said after citing how taser victims' symptoms are inconsistent with that of electrocution.

Webster believes exacerbating factors such as cocaine usage or preexisting health problems are actually at fault for taser deaths. He also emphasized the difference between current, which is what actually kills people, and voltage.

"The voltage is really not important. But it certainly makes a good headline, if you want to alarm people, to talk about the 50,000 volts," he said.

Police Chief Noble Wray also finds the safety concern concerning tasers to be exaggerated. In interview with the Wisconsin State Journal, Wray said he would oppose the Taser moratorium.

Currently, every Madison police officer with taser access receives specialized training regarding their operation, according to Madison police sources.

 

EVEN MORE "FROM THE TASER FILES" NEWS...

KAALtv.com - 6 News First Online

Local opposition to public availability of Tasers Watch video
Updated: 02-15-2005 07:21:27 PM

(KAAL) -- Previously available only to law enforcement agencies, taser weapons are now being sold in most states to anyone able to afford the hefty price tag.

A local firearms dealer appeared today on "Good Morning America", explaining why he believes the technology should be more widely available.

However, as 6 NEWS FIRST reporter Mark Johnson explains, there is local opposition to that point of view.

Tasers are gun-like devices that fire electrically charged needles into their target from a cartridge, rendering the person virtually helpless.

They've only recently become available to the general public at a thousand dollars a pop.

Albert Lea weapons retailer Milan Hart demonstrated as part of his appearance on "Good Morning America".

"It's non-lethal, completely non-lethal. I was tased this morning on national television. I have a heart condition - it didn't hurt me. I'm still alive."

However, public availability of taser technology certainly has its critics.

"If you introduced a probe into an eye, into the groin area, just the introduction of the probe inappropriately can have a lasting downside effect," argues Capt. Curt Rude, Austin Police Dept. "It's irresponsible to make this stuff available to the public."

One argument against use of Taser by the general public is that there are other devices less potentially dangerous.

That argument may not be valid according Hart.

"If you have asthma, mace and other types of sprays can kill you and there's probably been more deaths being sprayed with mace because of people - asthmatic people - than there ever will be with this."

Hart says that included in the price of every device he sells is a full hour of training with Freeborn County Deputy Kevin Freitag.

However, police captain rude remains opposed.

"It seems profit-driven. Now that the police departments are armed, lets arm the entire country and maximize the profit. That's what I strongly suspect."

Currently, only California and New York ban public sale of tasers.

- Mark Johnson


 

MORE "FROM THE TASER FILES"

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Madison School Board member Ruth Robarts is right when she says that the incident in which a Madison police officer used a Taser to subdue a Memorial High School student "warrants serious public discussion." And she is also right that the place for much of that discussion is the School Board.


The officer involved in the incident is employed and supervised by the Madison Police Department, but he serves as a full-time school officer and is compensated by the school district. Thus, while Police Chief Noble Wray argues that the use of the Taser was justified and that officers are following proper procedures, the School Board is in a position to help develop sounder procedures for the use of a weapon that has been linked to at least 90 deaths over the past five years.

Robarts wants the board and the district's administrators to come up with protocols to ensure that Tasers are never used in the schools unless they are required as an alternative to the use of deadly force. That is the proper standard and, had it been in place, the officer would not have used the Taser while attempting to apprehend the 14-year-old student at Memorial.

Robarts is also interested in the broader question of how the schools use police officers, how the Police Department instructs officers regarding arrests at schools, and whether the district's current resources are adequate to reduce the likelihood that Tasers will be used in future arrests in the schools.

She is also asking whether the schools are the right places to make certain types of arrests - as arresting students during the school day can create a host of additional problems for the student involved and for other students and school employees. And she wants to know whether school officials can develop better procedures to ensure that, when it is absolutely necessary to make an arrest on school grounds, the apprehension of the youth is done in the least confrontational way possible.

Robarts is asking questions that need to be asked. And she is doing so in a thoughtful, forward-looking manner that invites the rest of the board and the community to join in a debate that needs to take place.
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WE DON'T NEED A STINKING DEBATE...BAN THESE PIECES OF CRAP~!

 

The Austin Chronicle: News: Mayor's Aide Makes Bad Bet on Toll Roads

The Austin Chronicle: News: Mayor's Aide Makes Bad Bet on Toll RoadsMayor's Aide Makes Bad Bet on Toll Roads
BY MICHAEL KING
In the latest fracas of the Toll Road Wars, toll opponents are accusing mayoral aide Matt Curtis of attempted "bribery" – although the would-be target of the alleged "bribe" is less adamant about that charge than his colleagues at Austin Toll Party, the leading group opposing the toll road plan adopted by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. According to Toll Party organizer Sal Costello, last Friday outside BookPeople, volunteer Jimmy Gardner was gathering signatures on recall petitions (the group wants to recall Mayor Will Wynn and two City Council members who voted for the plan) when he was accosted by a man – later identified as Curtis – who first offered to bet him that his toll road information was incorrect and then offered to "buy" all his petitions and signatures if he would just pack up and go home. Costello said the group is forwarding its information to the district attorney's office, which is reportedly looking into potential charges of bribery or related offenses.

Interviewed by phone, Gardner said that during his admittedly unfriendly exchange with Curtis, who never identified himself, he didn't really think he was being bribed. According to Gardner, Curtis told Gardner a recall would hurt people on the mayor's staff, that his maps were incorrect, and more specifically that MoPac is no longer included in the toll plan – even offering to bet him $200 against nothing on a phone call to CAMPO staff to settle the issue. When Curtis' call didn't quite do that – "He handed me his cell phone, and the CAMPO lady said, 'Not exactly,'" recalled Gardner – Gardner wanted just to dismiss the whole thing as "a stupid bet." But Curtis was insistent. "He said, 'If you give me your petitions there, I'll give you $200 if you just pack up your table and go home.'" Gardner, who is currently unemployed, says he answered, "I don't want your money, and I'm not for sale," and said he would continue collecting signatures. "I didn't really think at the time that it was a bribe," Gardner added. "I didn't really look at it like that – I just say a fool and his money are soon parted."

After Curtis had moved on, a Statesman reporter who happened to be nearby asked Gardner about the encounter and identified the man as Curtis. Shortly thereafter, Austin Toll Party called a press conference to denounce the aide for bribery. Asked later if Gardner is claiming that Curtis literally attempted to "bribe" him, Costello said, "Yes, absolutely."

Gardner himself was a good deal less absolute. "I'm accusing him [Curtis], first of all, of betting – which probably isn't illegal, I don't know," he said. "Then, just giving me money, which is probably not illegal, I don't know the technicalities of it. But he did offer me money for the signatures – but since this guy didn't identify himself as a government official, I just thought he was some weirdo just trying to drop some cash on me, and I just said, 'Nah, buddy, get out of here.' That's the story in a nutshell."

Curtis is not talking, especially since the Toll Partiers have gotten the DA involved. Mayor Wynn has thus far declined to get in a shouting match with the toll opponents, and his office was blindsided by the incident and not happy to be drawn directly into the fray. But Wynn's chief of staff, Richard Arellano, sternly defended his staff member, and blamed the recall campaigners for reflexively denouncing anyone who disagrees with them as corrupt. "These people are desperate for publicity," Arellano said, "and in order to get it, they will say anything, and even try to hurt people. Matt Curtis is guilty of only one thing, and that is forgetting that if you stop to argue with a barking dog, you're liable to get bitten."



 

KXAN.com - Controversy Heats Up Over Toll Roads

KXAN.com - Controversy Heats Up Over Toll RoadsA recall petition campaign by an anti-toll road group is heating up in Austin. The group, People for Efficient Transportation, are collecting signatures to recall Austin's mayor and two city council members.

Monday, they collided in front of the county tax office with the local non-profit Citizens for Responsible Community Leadership. They say the public needs to know the real facts.

"We have a traffic problem? Definitely. Is this the way to finance it? No. The money is already there. Roads have already been built. This is ridiculous," Sue Anne Campbell, anti-toll volunteer, said.

"If we're going to have a recall election every time the city council makes a bold, controversial decision, then we're going to have an election every other week. It's gonna cost us a million dollars just for a special election, so, I mean, it kinda sounds silly," Ian Davis with CRCL-PAC said.

There will be a Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting on toll roads next Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the LBJ Auditorium at UT.

 

kvue.com | News for Austin, Texas | Local News

kvue.com | News for Austin, Texas | Local News: "Toll roads could cost more than expected

06:17 PM CST on Tuesday, February 15, 2005

By MICHAEL MENDOZA / KVUE News

It's going to cost you more to drive on Austin area toll roads than first thought.
Some of the estimated tolls have jumped from 12-15 cents per mile -- to 21-64 cents each mile.
That increase has some business owners along the proposed toll roads worried about the future.
Some businesses have started renting space month to month, thinking that a shrinking customer base will force a move.
Delivery-based companies say the tolls will affect their bottom line.
'Increasing any expense directly related to the trucks is going to be hard. It's not anything you ever look forward to,' says Aric Jordan with Ice Works.
KVUE Online Video

KVUE's Michael Mendoza reports 'I just think we pay enough taxes, and that ought to be enough to pay for any kind of road improvements we need to have,' says driver Jeff Speak.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, some of the toll estimates will probably decrease as the projects near completion"

 

kvue.com | News for Austin, Texas | Local News

kvue.com | News for Austin, Texas | Local NewsToll roads could cost more than expected

06:17 PM CST on Tuesday, February 15, 2005


By MICHAEL MENDOZA / KVUE News



It's going to cost you more to drive on Austin area toll roads than first thought.



Some of the estimated tolls have jumped from 12-15 cents per mile -- to 21-64 cents each mile.

That increase has some business owners along the proposed toll roads worried about the future.

Some businesses have started renting space month to month, thinking that a shrinking customer base will force a move.

Delivery-based companies say the tolls will affect their bottom line.

"Increasing any expense directly related to the trucks is going to be hard. It's not anything you ever look forward to," says Aric Jordan with Ice Works.

KVUE Online Video

KVUE's Michael Mendoza reports
"I just think we pay enough taxes, and that ought to be enough to pay for any kind of road improvements we need to have," says driver Jeff Speak.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, some of the toll estimates will probably decrease as the projects near completion

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24, 2004   Friday, June 25, 2004   Saturday, June 26, 2004   Sunday, June 27, 2004   Tuesday, June 29, 2004   Wednesday, June 30, 2004   Thursday, July 01, 2004   Friday, July 02, 2004   Saturday, July 03, 2004   Sunday, July 04, 2004   Monday, July 05, 2004   Tuesday, July 06, 2004   Wednesday, July 07, 2004   Thursday, July 08, 2004   Friday, July 09, 2004   Saturday, July 10, 2004   Sunday, July 11, 2004   Monday, July 12, 2004   Tuesday, July 13, 2004   Wednesday, July 14, 2004   Thursday, July 15, 2004   Friday, July 16, 2004   Saturday, July 17, 2004   Sunday, July 18, 2004   Monday, July 19, 2004   Tuesday, July 20, 2004   Wednesday, July 21, 2004   Friday, July 23, 2004   Friday, July 30, 2004   Monday, August 02, 2004   Tuesday, August 03, 2004   Wednesday, August 04, 2004   Thursday, August 05, 2004   Friday, August 06, 2004   Saturday, August 07, 2004   Sunday, August 08, 2004   Tuesday, August 10, 2004   Wednesday, August 11, 2004   Thursday, August 12, 2004   Friday, August 13, 2004   Saturday, August 14, 2004   Sunday, August 15, 2004   Monday, August 16, 2004   Tuesday, August 17, 2004   Friday, August 20, 2004   Saturday, August 21, 2004   Tuesday, August 24, 2004   Wednesday, August 25, 2004   Thursday, August 26, 2004   Friday, August 27, 2004   Sunday, August 29, 2004   Monday, August 30, 2004   Wednesday, September 01, 2004   Thursday, September 02, 2004   Friday, September 03, 2004   Saturday, September 04, 2004   Sunday, September 05, 2004   Monday, September 06, 2004   Tuesday, September 07, 2004   Wednesday, September 08, 2004   Thursday, September 09, 2004   Friday, September 10, 2004   Saturday, September 11, 2004   Sunday, September 12, 2004   Monday, September 13, 2004   Tuesday, September 14, 2004   Wednesday, September 15, 2004   Friday, September 17, 2004   Saturday, September 18, 2004   Sunday, September 19, 2004   Tuesday, September 21, 2004   Wednesday, September 22, 2004   Thursday, September 23, 2004   Friday, September 24, 2004   Saturday, September 25, 2004   Monday, September 27, 2004   Tuesday, September 28, 2004   Wednesday, September 29, 2004   Thursday, September 30, 2004   Friday, October 01, 2004   Saturday, October 02, 2004   Sunday, October 03, 2004   Monday, October 04, 2004   Tuesday, October 05, 2004   Wednesday, October 06, 2004   Thursday, October 07, 2004   Friday, October 08, 2004   Saturday, October 09, 2004   Sunday, October 10, 2004   Tuesday, October 12, 2004   Wednesday, October 13, 2004   Thursday, October 14, 2004   Friday, October 15, 2004   Saturday, October 16, 2004   Sunday, October 17, 2004   Monday, October 18, 2004   Tuesday, October 19, 2004   Wednesday, October 20, 2004   Thursday, October 21, 2004   Friday, October 22, 2004   Saturday, October 23, 2004   Sunday, October 24, 2004   Monday, October 25, 2004   Tuesday, October 26, 2004   Wednesday, October 27, 2004   Thursday, October 28, 2004   Friday, October 29, 2004   Saturday, October 30, 2004   Sunday, October 31, 2004   Monday, November 01, 2004   Tuesday, November 02, 2004   Wednesday, November 03, 2004   Thursday, November 04, 2004   Friday, November 05, 2004   Saturday, November 06, 2004   Sunday, November 07, 2004   Monday, November 08, 2004   Tuesday, November 09, 2004   Wednesday, November 10, 2004   Thursday, November 11, 2004   Friday, November 12, 2004   Saturday, November 13, 2004   Sunday, November 14, 2004   Monday, November 15, 2004   Tuesday, November 16, 2004   Wednesday, November 17, 2004   Thursday, November 18, 2004   Friday, November 19, 2004   Saturday, November 20, 2004   Sunday, November 21, 2004   Monday, November 22, 2004   Thursday, November 25, 2004   Friday, November 26, 2004   Saturday, November 27, 2004   Sunday, November 28, 2004   Tuesday, November 30, 2004   Wednesday, December 01, 2004   Thursday, December 02, 2004   Friday, December 03, 2004   Saturday, December 04, 2004   Tuesday, December 07, 2004   Wednesday, December 08, 2004   Thursday, December 09, 2004   Friday, December 10, 2004   Saturday, December 11, 2004   Sunday, December 12, 2004   Monday, December 13, 2004   Tuesday, December 14, 2004   Wednesday, December 15, 2004   Thursday, December 16, 2004   Friday, December 17, 2004   Sunday, December 19, 2004   Monday, December 20, 2004   Friday, December 24, 2004   Saturday, December 25, 2004   Sunday, December 26, 2004   Wednesday, December 29, 2004   Thursday, December 30, 2004   Friday, December 31, 2004   Monday, January 03, 2005   Wednesday, January 05, 2005   Thursday, January 06, 2005   Saturday, January 08, 2005   Sunday, January 09, 2005   Tuesday, January 11, 2005   Wednesday, January 12, 2005   Thursday, January 13, 2005   Saturday, January 15, 2005   Wednesday, January 19, 2005   Friday, January 21, 2005   Saturday, January 22, 2005   Sunday, January 23, 2005   Monday, January 24, 2005   Wednesday, January 26, 2005   Thursday, January 27, 2005   Friday, January 28, 2005   Saturday, January 29, 2005   Monday, January 31, 2005   Thursday, February 03, 2005   Friday, February 04, 2005   Saturday, February 05, 2005   Sunday, February 06, 2005   Monday, February 07, 2005   Tuesday, February 08, 2005   Wednesday, February 09, 2005   Thursday, February 10, 2005   Friday, February 11, 2005   Saturday, February 12, 2005   Sunday, February 13, 2005   Tuesday, February 15, 2005   Thursday, February 17, 2005   Saturday, February 19, 2005   Sunday, February 20, 2005   Wednesday, February 23, 2005   Saturday, February 26, 2005   Sunday, February 27, 2005   Monday, February 28, 2005   Wednesday, March 02, 2005   Thursday, March 03, 2005   Sunday, March 06, 2005   Tuesday, March 08, 2005   Wednesday, March 09, 2005   Thursday, March 10, 2005   Friday, March 11, 2005   Saturday, March 12, 2005   Sunday, March 13, 2005   Monday, March 14, 2005   Tuesday, March 15, 2005   Wednesday, March 16, 2005   Thursday, March 17, 2005   Friday, March 18, 2005   Saturday, March 19, 2005   Thursday, March 24, 2005   Friday, March 25, 2005   Saturday, March 26, 2005   Sunday, March 27, 2005   Wednesday, March 30, 2005   Thursday, March 31, 2005   Friday, April 01, 2005   Saturday, April 02, 2005   Sunday, April 03, 2005   Wednesday, April 06, 2005   Thursday, April 07, 2005   Saturday, April 09, 2005   Sunday, April 10, 2005   Monday, April 11, 2005   Thursday, April 14, 2005   Saturday, April 16, 2005   Sunday, April 17, 2005   Monday, April 18, 2005   Wednesday, April 20, 2005   Thursday, April 21, 2005   Friday, April 22, 2005   Saturday, April 23, 2005   Sunday, April 24, 2005   Tuesday, April 26, 2005   Friday, April 29, 2005   Saturday, April 30, 2005   Sunday, May 01, 2005   Monday, May 02, 2005   Tuesday, May 03, 2005   Wednesday, May 04, 2005   Thursday, May 05, 2005   Friday, May 06, 2005   Sunday, May 08, 2005   Wednesday, May 11, 2005   Thursday, May 12, 2005   Friday, May 13, 2005   Sunday, May 15, 2005   Monday, May 16, 2005   Wednesday, May 18, 2005   Thursday, May 19, 2005   Friday, May 20, 2005   Saturday, May 21, 2005   Sunday, May 22, 2005   Monday, May 23, 2005   Tuesday, May 24, 2005   Wednesday, May 25, 2005   Thursday, May 26, 2005   Friday, May 27, 2005   Saturday, May 28, 2005   Sunday, May 29, 2005   Monday, May 30, 2005   Tuesday, May 31, 2005   Wednesday, June 01, 2005   Thursday, June 02, 2005   Friday, June 03, 2005   Saturday, June 04, 2005   Sunday, June 05, 2005   Monday, June 06, 2005   Tuesday, June 07, 2005   Wednesday, June 08, 2005   Thursday, June 09, 2005   Friday, June 10, 2005   Sunday, June 12, 2005   Tuesday, June 14, 2005   Thursday, June 16, 2005   Friday, June 17, 2005   Saturday, June 18, 2005   Sunday, June 19, 2005   Monday, June 20, 2005   Tuesday, June 21, 2005   Thursday, June 23, 2005   Saturday, June 25, 2005   Sunday, June 26, 2005   Tuesday, June 28, 2005   Wednesday, June 29, 2005   Thursday, June 30, 2005   Friday, July 01, 2005   Saturday, July 02, 2005   Monday, July 04, 2005   Wednesday, July 06, 2005   Thursday, July 07, 2005   Saturday, July 09, 2005   Sunday, July 10, 2005   Friday, July 15, 2005   Sunday, July 17, 2005   Tuesday, July 19, 2005   Wednesday, July 20, 2005   Thursday, July 21, 2005   Saturday, July 23, 2005   Sunday, July 24, 2005   Tuesday, August 02, 2005   Thursday, August 04, 2005   Friday, August 05, 2005   Saturday, August 13, 2005   Wednesday, August 24, 2005   Friday, August 26, 2005   Saturday, August 27, 2005   Saturday, September 03, 2005   Wednesday, September 07, 2005   Thursday, September 08, 2005   Saturday, September 24, 2005   Wednesday, September 28, 2005   Wednesday, October 19, 2005   Thursday, October 20, 2005   Friday, October 21, 2005   Sunday, October 23, 2005   Wednesday, November 02, 2005   Monday, November 21, 2005   Wednesday, November 23, 2005   Friday, December 02, 2005   Saturday, December 10, 2005   Saturday, December 17, 2005   Sunday, December 18, 2005   Monday, December 19, 2005   Wednesday, December 21, 2005   Wednesday, January 04, 2006   Friday, January 06, 2006   Monday, January 09, 2006   Monday, January 16, 2006   Tuesday, January 17, 2006   Friday, January 20, 2006   Sunday, January 22, 2006   Saturday, January 28, 2006   Tuesday, January 31, 2006   Wednesday, February 01, 2006   Thursday, February 02, 2006   Wednesday, February 08, 2006   Thursday, February 09, 2006   Friday, February 10, 2006   Saturday, February 11, 2006   Sunday, February 12, 2006   Monday, February 13, 2006   Tuesday, February 14, 2006   Wednesday, February 15, 2006   Thursday, February 16, 2006   Saturday, February 18, 2006   Monday, February 20, 2006   Wednesday, February 22, 2006   Thursday, February 23, 2006   Sunday, March 05, 2006   Tuesday, March 07, 2006   Friday, March 24, 2006   Saturday, March 25, 2006   Wednesday, April 05, 2006   Thursday, April 06, 2006   Friday, April 07, 2006   Saturday, April 08, 2006   Tuesday, April 11, 2006   Monday, April 17, 2006   Tuesday, April 25, 2006   Thursday, April 27, 2006   Tuesday, May 09, 2006   Friday, May 12, 2006   Saturday, May 13, 2006   Sunday, May 14, 2006   Monday, May 15, 2006   Tuesday, May 16, 2006   Thursday, May 18, 2006   Friday, May 26, 2006   Sunday, May 28, 2006   Monday, May 29, 2006   Wednesday, May 31, 2006   Thursday, June 01, 2006   Sunday, June 04, 2006   Monday, June 05, 2006   Friday, June 09, 2006   Saturday, June 10, 2006   Sunday, June 11, 2006   Friday, June 16, 2006   Monday, June 19, 2006   Friday, June 23, 2006   Sunday, June 25, 2006   Tuesday, June 27, 2006   Wednesday, June 28, 2006   Friday, June 30, 2006   Sunday, July 09, 2006   Thursday, July 13, 2006   Friday, July 14, 2006   Saturday, July 15, 2006   Monday, July 17, 2006   Tuesday, July 18, 2006   Wednesday, July 19, 2006   Tuesday, July 25, 2006   Wednesday, July 26, 2006   Friday, July 28, 2006   Sunday, July 30, 2006   Monday, July 31, 2006   Thursday, August 03, 2006   Friday, August 04, 2006   Sunday, August 06, 2006   Monday, August 07, 2006   Wednesday, August 09, 2006   Thursday, August 10, 2006   Sunday, August 13, 2006   Tuesday, August 15, 2006   Thursday, August 17, 2006   Friday, August 18, 2006   Wednesday, September 06, 2006   Friday, September 08, 2006   Monday, September 11, 2006   Wednesday, September 13, 2006   Thursday, September 14, 2006   Friday, September 22, 2006   Saturday, September 23, 2006   Sunday, October 01, 2006   Tuesday, October 03, 2006   Monday, October 30, 2006   Monday, November 06, 2006   Tuesday, November 07, 2006   Sunday, November 12, 2006   Tuesday, November 21, 2006   Wednesday, November 22, 2006   Thursday, November 23, 2006   Friday, December 01, 2006   Monday, December 04, 2006   Tuesday, December 05, 2006   Thursday, December 14, 2006   Wednesday, December 20, 2006   Thursday, December 21, 2006   Friday, December 29, 2006   Wednesday, January 10, 2007   Thursday, January 11, 2007   Saturday, January 13, 2007   Monday, January 15, 2007   Wednesday, January 17, 2007   Saturday, January 20, 2007   Tuesday, January 23, 2007   Tuesday, February 20, 2007   Saturday, February 24, 2007   Sunday, February 25, 2007   Friday, March 23, 2007   Wednesday, April 04, 2007   Tuesday, April 10, 2007   Thursday, April 12, 2007   Friday, April 13, 2007   Thursday, April 19, 2007   Friday, April 20, 2007   Tuesday, April 24, 2007   Tuesday, May 08, 2007   Thursday, May 10, 2007   Friday, May 11, 2007   Monday, May 14, 2007   Tuesday, May 15, 2007   Sunday, May 20, 2007   Monday, May 21, 2007   Tuesday, May 22, 2007   Wednesday, May 23, 2007   Thursday, May 24, 2007   Sunday, May 27, 2007   Wednesday, May 30, 2007   Thursday, May 31, 2007   Friday, June 01, 2007   Monday, June 04, 2007   Wednesday, June 06, 2007   Saturday, June 09, 2007   Sunday, June 10, 2007   Monday, June 11, 2007   Friday, June 15, 2007   Tuesday, June 19, 2007   Tuesday, June 26, 2007   Wednesday, June 27, 2007   Thursday, June 28, 2007   Saturday, June 30, 2007   Monday, July 02, 2007   Tuesday, July 03, 2007   Friday, July 06, 2007   Tuesday, July 10, 2007   Friday, July 13, 2007   Tuesday, July 24, 2007   Saturday, July 28, 2007   Sunday, July 29, 2007   Monday, August 13, 2007   Sunday, August 19, 2007   Saturday, August 25, 2007   Monday, August 27, 2007   Wednesday, August 29, 2007   Friday, August 31, 2007   Friday, September 07, 2007   Wednesday, September 12, 2007   Wednesday, September 19, 2007   Friday, September 21, 2007   Friday, September 28, 2007   Tuesday, October 02, 2007   Thursday, October 11, 2007   Saturday, October 27, 2007   Thursday, November 01, 2007   Saturday, November 03, 2007   Monday, November 05, 2007   Wednesday, November 28, 2007   Tuesday, December 04, 2007   Tuesday, December 11, 2007   Friday, December 14, 2007   Friday, December 21, 2007   Tuesday, December 25, 2007   Saturday, December 29, 2007   Monday, January 07, 2008   Thursday, January 10, 2008   Saturday, January 12, 2008   Sunday, January 13, 2008   Tuesday, January 15, 2008   Friday, January 18, 2008   Saturday, January 19, 2008   Friday, January 25, 2008   Sunday, January 27, 2008   Monday, January 28, 2008   Tuesday, January 29, 2008   Sunday, February 03, 2008   Wednesday, February 06, 2008   Friday, February 08, 2008   Sunday, February 10, 2008   Monday, February 11, 2008   Tuesday, February 12, 2008   Monday, February 25, 2008   Tuesday, February 26, 2008   Monday, March 03, 2008   Tuesday, March 04, 2008   Saturday, March 22, 2008   Saturday, April 19, 2008   Wednesday, April 23, 2008   Saturday, April 26, 2008   Wednesday, April 30, 2008   Monday, May 05, 2008   Tuesday, May 13, 2008   Wednesday, May 14, 2008   Saturday, May 17, 2008   Tuesday, May 20, 2008   Saturday, May 24, 2008   Sunday, May 25, 2008   Thursday, June 12, 2008   Tuesday, June 17, 2008   Saturday, July 05, 2008   Tuesday, July 08, 2008   Monday, August 04, 2008   Thursday, August 28, 2008   Thursday, September 11, 2008   Saturday, September 20, 2008   Monday, September 22, 2008   Tuesday, September 23, 2008   Wednesday, September 24, 2008   Friday, September 26, 2008   Monday, September 29, 2008   Saturday, October 04, 2008   Wednesday, October 08, 2008   Thursday, October 09, 2008   Sunday, October 12, 2008   Wednesday, October 15, 2008   Wednesday, October 22, 2008   Thursday, October 23, 2008   Friday, October 24, 2008   Tuesday, October 28, 2008   Wednesday, October 29, 2008   Monday, November 03, 2008   Tuesday, November 04, 2008   Thursday, November 06, 2008   Saturday, November 08, 2008   Monday, November 10, 2008   Wednesday, November 19, 2008   Thursday, December 18, 2008   Monday, December 22, 2008   Sunday, January 11, 2009   Thursday, January 22, 2009   Monday, January 26, 2009   Thursday, February 19, 2009   Tuesday, February 24, 2009   Friday, February 27, 2009   Monday, March 02, 2009   Thursday, March 05, 2009   Wednesday, March 11, 2009   Thursday, March 12, 2009   Friday, March 13, 2009   Thursday, March 19, 2009   Monday, March 23, 2009   Friday, March 27, 2009   Saturday, March 28, 2009   Sunday, March 29, 2009   Thursday, April 02, 2009   Tuesday, April 07, 2009   Tuesday, April 14, 2009   Tuesday, April 21, 2009   Thursday, April 23, 2009   Saturday, April 25, 2009   Sunday, May 03, 2009   Wednesday, May 06, 2009   Tuesday, May 12, 2009   Wednesday, May 13, 2009   Thursday, May 14, 2009   Sunday, May 17, 2009   Tuesday, May 26, 2009   Wednesday, June 03, 2009   Thursday, June 04, 2009   Tuesday, June 09, 2009   Friday, June 12, 2009   Saturday, June 13, 2009   Sunday, June 14, 2009   Monday, June 22, 2009   Thursday, June 25, 2009   Saturday, July 11, 2009   Tuesday, July 14, 2009   Friday, July 24, 2009   Tuesday, August 18, 2009   Wednesday, August 19, 2009   Friday, August 21, 2009   Monday, August 24, 2009   Thursday, September 03, 2009   Wednesday, September 09, 2009   Thursday, September 10, 2009   Sunday, September 13, 2009   Monday, September 14, 2009   Tuesday, September 15, 2009   Wednesday, September 23, 2009   Friday, September 25, 2009   Sunday, September 27, 2009   Tuesday, September 29, 2009   Monday, November 02, 2009   Tuesday, November 10, 2009   Thursday, November 12, 2009   Tuesday, November 24, 2009   Thursday, February 25, 2010   Thursday, March 04, 2010   Wednesday, March 17, 2010   Tuesday, March 23, 2010   Friday, April 09, 2010   Friday, April 16, 2010   Wednesday, April 21, 2010   Thursday, April 22, 2010   Friday, April 23, 2010   Thursday, April 29, 2010   Sunday, May 02, 2010   Friday, May 07, 2010   Sunday, May 09, 2010   Monday, May 10, 2010   Tuesday, May 11, 2010   Tuesday, June 15, 2010  

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