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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

BETTER RED THAN DEAD

Red Adair's dead.

Red was the world's most famous fireman. In 1961, he extinguished a massive blaze known as The Devil's Cigarette Lighter...a fire so big that astronaut John Glenn saw it while he was orbiting the earth.

He was a tough-talking Texan who was larger than life. His last words were: "I done made me a deal with the Devil. Says he's gonna fix me up with an air-conditioning-unit long as I don't put out any of the fires down there..."