Residents of Newport Beach, Calif., are up in arms over the news that many city lifeguards make more than $100,000 a year, with two making $200,000. Lifeguard union president Brent Jacobson says the salaries reflect the extra challenges of patrolling a surfing mecca. "Lifeguarding here is different than any other place in the entire world," said Jacobson.
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