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rosco 357


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Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede
BY JOE GOULD
DAILY NEWS WRITER

Updated Friday, November 28th 2008, 4:16 PM

shoppers wait till crime scene is cleared up to enter store again,


Police tape surrounds a Wal-Mart that was the scene of a deadly stampede.


A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.

The 34-year-old employee, a temporary maintenance worker, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: WAL-MART CROWD MOMENTS BEFORE DEADLY STAMPEDE
"He was bum-rushed by 200 people," said Jimmy Overby, 43, a co-worker. "They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too...I literally had to fight people off my back."

The unidentified victim was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:03 a.m., police said.

The cause of death wasn't immediately available pending results of an autopsy.

A 28-year-old pregnant woman was knocked to the floor during the mad rush. She was hospitalized for observation, police said. Early witness accounts that the woman suffered a miscarriage were unfounded, police said.

Three other shoppers suffered minor injuries, cops said.

Wal-Mart spokesman Dave Tovar called the incident a "tragic situation."

"The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority," Tovar said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families at this difficult time."

Before police shut down the store, eager shoppers streamed past emergency crews as they worked furiously to save the store clerk's life.

"They were working on him, but you could see he was dead, said Halcyon Alexander, 29. "People were still coming through."

Only a few stopped.

"They're savages," said shopper Kimberly Cribbs, 27. "It's sad. It's terrible."

a note from me, look at this walmart picture, im glad i dont live in new york, i dont think i see anyone that does not look like he is not from india or some other country, i think i heard on the tv new the 8 month pregnant woman misscarried, but im not sure on that point,

runawayhorses


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You know that New York has a diverse population rosco so that should come as no surprise to you..lol

I rather enjoyed my stay in New York and the people being of mixed cultures didn't bother me at all. The only thing I didn't like was the smog. I'm used to cleaner air from Florida I guess but I was coughing like crazy while I was there. As soon as we got out of the city I stopped coughing. But I suppose I could get used to it if I had reason enough to live there.

That's an awful tragedy at Wal-Mart.

gypsy


Moderator
Tyler, I have only been to new York airport, but i could see how bad the smog was..

When we lived in California, smog was so bad, and that was in the sixties,I can't imagine now, how bad it is..

I cannot fathom the madness to shop, and endanger ones life on Black Friday..

gypsy


Moderator
runawayhorses wrote:You know that New York has a diverse population rosco so that should come as no surprise to you..lol

I rather enjoyed my stay in New York and the people being of mixed cultures didn't bother me at all. The only thing I didn't like was the smog. I'm used to cleaner air from Florida I guess but I was coughing like crazy while I was there. As soon as we got out of the city I stopped coughing. But I suppose I could get used to it if I had reason enough to live there.

That's an awful tragedy at Wal-Mart.



I have no problem with mixed cultures,after all everyone of our ancestors came from a different country~

rosco 357


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lol we have so many walmart, seems like one every 15 miles apart, my sister went early to walmart, for a garmin gps for her son at like 5 am, but she has 2 she can go to and she went to the one she knew would be less crowded,, about mid day i stoped at pennys for a gift card, it was busy,, but i may have posted this, it was set up like a bank, with black nylon like seatbelt ropes, and a lady that sent the next person to the next open register, she saw me getting a gift cert, and told me to go to jewlery to pay for it, there was no one there, maybe one, but had acouple of ppl working ,, i think i already posted this, lol,, the air here is ok, but i can tell the lake is better. now tyler u have clean air but do u have those damn love bugs,lol i get when going to disney, lol,, this is true, i forget the hurricane but this happened, the hurricane carried love bugs alway up to where i live, just one time, it was on the news but many years ago, and i still forget the hurricane ...they were not as bad at going to disney but there were many here,, my house gets attacked by lady bugs, lol,, its the color of my house,,, i read an article about it,i sprayed around the garage doors, and i have had to sweep up dead ladybugs twice, and i had a pile, this year has been the worst, never been to new york, but i have been to philly,, i dont want to go back there..OTA

gypsy


Moderator
Why are you killing ladybugs? they are the good bugs,, don't you know how bad those chemicals are,to our health, an environment?

rosco 357


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gypsy wrote:Why are you killing ladybugs? they are the good bugs,, don't you know how bad those chemicals are,to our health, an environment?

because there are tons of them,, they go to a color of a house that is close to the color of a rock my house some of it is called tea and cream so its a tan kinda, ,i mean thousands of them, i have always spray for bugs, around the house, i use to spray the pine trees to keep pine beetles out , but i dont now,it cost to much plus the good stuff they took off the market,, i also spray at the lake to keep wasp from building, i know the places they like to build, but i do it before i leave, adn to keep spiders away, i always find dead spiders, its because i spray,, my mom worked for years at a termite and pest control, she use to get me free good things to spray, but now i have to go to walmart, im no where close to a green person,

gypsy


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Rosco,I shake my head~~ you don't care?

paint your house a different color~LOL!!! or use natural sprays,, there are many ..

rosco 357


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maybe since im farthere south is why all the lady bugs,i mean they smell,, i smash then with the car tires when i pulll in the basement, its the basement doors i have the problem at, i cant even walk close to the doors this for some reason has been a bad year, for them,, this stuff they sell now is so weak , it hardly does any good, i use sevin dust some,or liqiud sevin, or mailition, but that smells to bad, ,,,

SSC


Admin
Love bugs are the curse of some school in Florida that developed them to eat mosquitos, they consist of super glue and hormones. A friend in New York complained about them also, they are everywhere. They swarm to anything white here.

Now your ladybugs Rosco are a different thing I sure didn't know they swarmed. To bad you don't have the arial planes spraying like we do plus the road trucks spraying, I use a spray called High Yield, ..mix 4 tablespoons per quart of water..add 4 table spoons Liquid Downy Fabric softener and one tablespoon mineral oil. This spray repels flys , skeeters and even termites , great for dogs , if used on horses leave out the mineral oil.
For snakes I sprinkle the yard with lime and on the river side use moth balls and a 22...lol

runawayhorses


Owner
We used to have "Lovebugs" real bad here in the 80's but not Ladybugs, the Lovebugs are not as bad anymore. Are we talking about the same thing or did you mean Lovebugs rosco? You'll still get them on your car if you drive on the interstate thou, but not nearly as bad as it used to be. As far as "swarming" goes, it appears sometimes like they do, but I don't think its intentional really, more like they are born together and they seem to go to the same places....at least the two mating are that much is certain..lmao

I wasn't aware they were developed in Florida, I thought they were a natural curse from God..

LoveBugs

SSC


Admin
Tyler the reason you don't have them is they are all in Louisiana , we get them twice a year, I spray my truck lights and bumper and hood with Pam and use a plastic pot scrubber on the windshield, little bastards are full of super glue. santa

rosco 357


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oh ssc, when i was s kid they had a spray truck for bugs, but i have not seen one here in many years, and i dont think they spray where i grew up but could be wrong,

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