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Firemen Strike, Brits Shrug
If the compositions of Bach and Mozart send some listeners into raptures, they also send some folks packing. Danish railway authorities used high-volume broadcasts of Bach's organ music and Mozart's doom-laden opera Don Giovanni to clear Copenhagen's main station of drunks and junkies. If things get really bad, they can always play The Ketchup Song .There was no al-Qaeda dirty bomb, no chemical plant disaster, no towering inferno. None of the worst-case scenarios imagined by tabloid journalists and military planners ahead of the U.K.'s first fire-services strike in 25 years came to pass. But...

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