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Thursday, November 10, 2005
That's Happening Here? 5 Stories Fast Bryn Mawr woman, 92, supervised decoderswith the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) during World War II. Mary Engman died Friday of complications from shingles. More. ... The Flyers' Simone Gagne's $160,000-plus Aston Martin DB9 had starting woes, so traded it in for a silver Lambourghini Gallardo. Must be nice. Hope he has a clunker to park at the mall. More. .... $200 for customized sneakers? It's a trend. Lawrence Moore's Newport, Del., biz can put pop-culture in your step with the likes of movie and sports designs. See "Fly Feet." ... Is pet-sitting a good way to make a living? Carrie Maria and her husband, Lindsay, (pictured) of Queen Village say their business, called Monster Minders, beats an office job. "We're in this for good, because we love animals," she said. More. ... Being perky under pressure leaves call-center workers "emotionally exhausted," a Penn study says. "A lot of these workers are given mirrors, and they're told to smile while they're on the phone, because their voices will sound happier," said one of the authors. The stress leads to burnout. Untested: Whether highly paid and admired TV news personalities suffer similar effects from faking feelings. More.