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December 06, 2007

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Dec 06,2007
(BEND, Ore.) – The seventh annual Make-A-Wish Radiothon exceeded its goal and raised $40,465 and 392,454 frequent flier miles that will help grant six wishes to children living with life-threatening medical conditions in Central Oregon.    The Peak 104.1’s Roy Lamela, KQAK’s Jack Friday, The Peak 104.1’s Bryon Mengle and LITE 95.1’s Dan Dubay at the 7th Annual Make-A-Wish Radiothon in Bend, Oregon.  The two-day event raised $40,465 and 392,454 air miles to grant wishes to ... [full story]
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Dec 06,2007
Fire officials say a kitchen stove rangetop left on and unattended is the  most likely cause of a fire that damaged a home in northwest Bend, Oregon Wednesday night.   Location of fire: 314 NW Wall St. - Bend, OregonAccording to Bend Fire engineer Patricia Connolly, firefighters responded to an alarm at 314 NW Hill Street shortly before 9 p.m., December 5.  Firefighters found the single-story home filled with smoke and soot, and said the kitchen ... [full story]
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Dec 06,2007
A man responsible for providing information to authorities that led to the citation of a Bend, Oregon man for allegedly poaching an elk was awarded $500 from the Oregon Hunter’s Association TIP (Turn in Poachers) program.   OSP Sr. Trooper Hayes presents a $500 TIP reward to Eric Perry – OSP photo According to an Oregon State Police (OSP) news release, Eric Perry was looking for a buck in the Upper Deschutes Unit during the Eastern Oregon ... [full story]
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Dec 06,2007
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A single-engine plane crashed into a synagogue in Augusta, Ga., killing the pilot and causing minor damage to the building.National Transportation Safety Board officials said the crash occurred at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, following reports from the pilot of engine trouble, the Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle reported Thursday.NTSB officials said the two-seat, fixed-wing single-engine Piper was headed to Cartersville, Ga., from Charleston, S.C.No members of the congregation suffered injuries and the synagogue sustained only ... [full story]
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Dec 06,2007
SAN DIEGO -- A 78-year-old retired Marine is accused of raping a fellow resident of a veterans home in California.Andrew Genninger is accused of sexually assaulting a 65-year-old woman in her bedroom at the Veterans Home of California in Chula Vista. Genninger, who claims he is impotent, is being held on $150,000 bond pending a trial next month, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Wednesday.Chula Vista Superior Court Judge William H. McAdam ruled this week that ... [full story]
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Dec 06,2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A 14-year-old girl has taken her first steps since her feet were severed last summer on a ride at an amusement park in Kentucky.Kaitlyn Lasitter is able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg and crutches, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal said Wednesday.The Louisville teen was riding the Superman Tower of Power -- which lifts passengers 177 feet and then drops them at speeds of more than 50 mph -- at ... [full story]
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Dec 06,2007
LOS ANGELES -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center announced plans to ramp up efforts to locate and prosecute alleged Nazi war criminals hiding in Argentina.Efraim Zuroff, the top official with the Wiesenthal Center, was quoted Thursday as saying Operation Last Chance would be a final push to locate elderly Nazis suspected of hiding in South America."The natural tendency is to be sympathetic toward people after they reach a certain age, but these are the last people ... [full story]
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Dec 06,2007
WASHINGTON -- Iraqi law enforcement and military officers training in the United States for special intelligence programs disappeared or left their posts to seek asylum.The Washington Times Thursday said it has learned nearly a dozen Iraqi officers fled U.S. military training facilities and five Iraqi military personnel training with the U.S. Army disappeared between 2005 and 2007."Nothing that this command is aware of would suggest that any of those students who departed from their training ... [full story]
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Dec 06,2007
FARMINGTON, Conn. -- A University of Connecticut construction committee official has accused the university of breaking the law by failing to report unfavorable audit findings.Charles Urso has called for an independent audit to look into the university's practice of shifting construction money between accounts without approval, the Hartford Courant said Wednesday.Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell has asked the university to address Urso's questions.University President Michael Hogan said there has been "some misunderstanding of the process," ... [full story]
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Dec 06,2007
OMAHA -- An unhappy young man who shot and killed eight people at an Omaha mall left a suicide note predicting he would now be famous.Five other people were wounded, two of them critically, in Wednesday's shooting spree at the Westroads Mall, CNN reported.Police identified the shooter as Robert Hawkins, 19, of Bellevue, Neb., The New York Times reported.Hawkins, dressed in camouflage and armed with a rifle, apparently went to the mall after losing a ... [full story]
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