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February 22, 2008

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Feb 22,2008
Feb. 8, 2008 Reports: Hugh Robert Nicholson, 34, was arrested for suspicion of DUII. Jordan Kenneth Ashley, 21, was arrested for assault and attempted robbery. Kevan Lance Pealer, 53, was arrested for suspicion of DUII. Feb. 9 Reports: Benjamin John Mansker, 18, was cited and released for minor in possession of alcohol or tobacco. Leron Jay Cubit, 28, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Sergio Moras Hernandez, 27, was arrested for violation of a restraining ... [full story]
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Feb 22,2008
PHOENIX - Rep. Richard Renzi, R-Ariz., was indicted on charges of fraud, extortion and money laundering in an Arizona land deal, the Justice Department said Friday.Also named in the 35-count indictment were James W. Sandlin, Sherman, Texas, a real estate investor and Renzi's business associate, and Andrew Beardall, Rockville, Md., another Renzi business associate, the department said in a news release. The indictment charged Renzi and Sandlin with 27 counts -- including wire fraud, extortion and ... [full story]
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Feb 22,2008
BELGRADE, Serbia - The U.S. State Department was asked Friday to approve the evacuation of family members and non-essential personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Serbia.Rioters protesting Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia torched the embassy Thursday, damaging the first two floors. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack Friday said no sensitive material was lost or stolen, CNN reported.A burned body officials said is a protester was removed from the embassy. U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter expressed disappointment ... [full story]
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Feb 22,2008
CHICAGO - The managing director of Egan-Jones Ratings Co. says the entire Safeway grocery store chain could be bought, it was reported Friday."Grocery stores generate stable cash flow. They are the quintessential buyout candidates," Sean Egan told the Chicago Sun-Times.Egan said that the supermarket chain could be purchased by a private-equity concern, and named Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co., Thomas H. Lee Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners as potential buyers.Safeway, which tried to sell its ... [full story]
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Feb 22,2008
LONDON, Ontario - Police in London in southwestern Ontario said Friday they have charged seven girls between 12 and 16 for a gang-like "swarming" assault and stabbing.London police Constable Amy Phillipo told the Canwest News Service the attack happened about 9:40 p.m., Feb. 2 in a well-lit commercial area.She said an unidentified 19-year-old woman was walking with two younger teenage boys when they were confronted by a "large group" of teenage girls. "The group approached the ... [full story]
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Feb 22,2008
Three of Seven Business Fail OLCC Compliance Check on February 14BEND, Oregon – A compliance check of Central Oregon businesses by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission conducted February 14 turned up dismal results – 43 percent of those checked sold alcohol to minors. The 57 percent passing rate is well below last year’s statewide average of 78 percent. The three businesses that failed the check by selling booze to underage buyers -– Westside Texaco Food Mart ... [full story]
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Feb 22,2008
BAGHDAD - Four British soldiers were wounded in car-bomb explosions in Barsa, Iraq, a British military spokesman said.Two of the British soldiers were wounded and their patrol vehicle was damaged when their military unit was the target of an explosives-filled car attack Friday in Al-Zubair, KUNA reported. The other two British soldiers were wounded Thursday in a car-bomb attack on their military unit near the Basra airport, the spokesman said.Two Iraqi police officers died and six ... [full story]
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Feb 22,2008
EDMONTON, Alberta - Residents of southeast Alberta are upset with a provincially ordered deer cull to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, the Edmonton Sun reported.The affected area is a 6.5-mile radius around Chauvin, where provincial game officials have been ordered to shoot every deer on sight to prevent the spread of CWD from neighboring Saskatchewan, the report said. Locals, backed by the Alberta Fish and Game Association, have complained the cull targets more deer ... [full story]
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Feb 22,2008
CALGARY, Alberta - Police in Calgary, Alberta, suspect white supremacists are behind two fire-bombings this month in the city, the Calgary Sun reported Friday.Both attacks involved Molotov cocktails being thrown at inhabited houses, Detective Brad Weinberger told the newspaper.In the first incident, he said there were three people at home when the bomb smashed through a window, he said. "There was no fire internally but the potential for huge damage and loss of life was there," ... [full story]
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Feb 22,2008
DAMASCUS, Syria - Arab leaders threaten to derail the two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unless Israel responds positively to the initiative.Leaders plan to restate support for the initiative during an Arab League meeting next month in Syria, The New York Times reported Friday. The initiative promised Israel normalization with league members in exchange for resolving the Palestinian refugee issue and creating a Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The support comes with ... [full story]
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