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Morning Lineup – January 12

Saturday Morning

An interesting and unusual event took place in Cleveland about ten days ago.  I guess it's appropriate for us to look at it because after all, an ambulance and an engine company did respond and handle the situation.  I am talking about an unfortunate lap dancer who took an unplanned tumble off of a 2nd-floor balcony while "performing" in a lakeside strip club back on January 2 and fell 35 ft. or so, thus receiving a severe head injury.  The story has popped up in the news again yesterday because the young lady passed away in the hospital as a result of her injuries.

The 9-1-1 call was placed shortly after midnight from Christie's Cabaret on the 2nd after Lauren Block, 22, fell from the balcony, landed on the floor below and ceased moving.  The Cleveland Plain Dealer told us:

Pasknale Storino, of Point Pleasant, N.J., told police Block was giving him a lap dance on the balcony of the club when the accident happened.

"He stated that she grabbed the rail, as he was facing away from the balcony, and she tried to complete some sort of jump/dance move, and accidentally went head first over the rail.," according to the police report.

KSDK-TV covered the original story last week with this video report:

 

The MetroHealth Medical Center announced Wednesday morning that she had passed away, apparently without regaining consciousness.  Her family, in a public statement, wanted to make sure it was known that Lauren was an organ donor.

OSHA also disclosed that they are opening an investigation.

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Before we disband to get the equipment checked out, we can see what else has been popular at the Consumer Electronics Show that will be wrapping up in Las Vegas later today:

 

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Ok, I'm heading to get another pot started.  See you back in the day room after equipment check.

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