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April 18, 2007

Immediate opening for a public relations person

The Hercules Fence Company obviously needs one:

Ocala Residents Protest Offensive Sign

POSTED: 7:44 am EDT April 18, 2007

OCALA, Fla. -- Some Ocala residents aren't laughing at a joke posted on the sign of a local fencing business.

The sign in front of Hercules Fence Company says, quote: "What has four wheels and flies? A dead cripple in a wheelchair."

Carol Terrillion had polio as a child and uses a motorized wheelchair. She is also the project coordinator at Ocala's Center for Independent Living.

Terrillion and others protested in front of the business Tuesday and demanded the sign be taken down.

The store's commercial manager told protesters the message would come down Friday. The manager said the store's owner, Paul Buchkovich, decided which weekly jokes to post.

The company also drew criticism in 2005 with another joke posted on its sign.

During Violence Awareness Week, its sign said, quote: "Take your ex-wife out. One bullet oughtta do it."

Posted by joke du jour at April 18, 2007 07:01 PM

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