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March 17, 2008

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Mar 17,2008
A nearby illegal open burn spread to a vehicle and camp trailer parked next to the detached garage of a northeast Bend home Thursday morning, completely destroying them, officials reported. According to Bend Fire Acting Battalion Chief Andy Hood, firefighters responded to 63308 Lamoine Lane about 8:15 a.m., March 13, to a report of a structure fire with flames and smoke showing from the west side exterior of the garage. Ten firefighters from two engine ... [full story]
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Mar 17,2008
REDMOND, Ore. – A 36-year old man thought to be a California resident was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly pulling a utility razor blade on employees as he attempted to leave the Redmond Walmart store without paying for a computer. He fled the scene on foot but was later apprehended, police reported.   Jason R. Melcado - DCJ photo  According to Redmond Police Captain Dave Tarbet, Jason R. Melcado, possibly from Velleja, California, allegedly fled the store ... [full story]
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Mar 17,2008
MONTREAL - Dozens of protesters in Montreal clashed with police during a march against police brutality. The (Montreal) Gazette reported that 47 people were arrested in the demonstration that left about 10 fast food restaurant windows broken and one car firebombed.The three-hour march, in which protesters held signs fashioned like tombstones with the names of 42 people they said have been killed by local police in the past 21 years, also included groups protesting alleged ... [full story]
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Mar 17,2008
TORONTO - Media mogul Conrad Black's son faces charges stemming from a hit and run in downtown Toronto, police said Sunday.Jonathan David Black was charged with careless driving, failure to stop after an accident, driving while under suspension and operating a motor vehicle without insurance, Canwest News Service reported.Police accuse Black of ramming his Infiniti into the back of a stopped vehicle in downtown Toronto and then fleeing the scene Thursday. He will appear in ... [full story]
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Mar 17,2008
CANBERRA, Australia - An Australian naval vessel sunk with all hands in 1941 has been discovered off the west coast, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced Sunday.The wreck of the HMAS Sydney was 12 miles from the wreck of the Kormoran, a German raider, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. The two vessels fought each other in November 1941 in a battle fatal to both. The government planned to issue an interim order protecting both wrecks, the Australian ... [full story]
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Mar 17,2008
YORK, England - A schoolgirl found in a man's apartment in northern England 24 days after she vanished will remain in police care for several days, officials said Sunday.An emergency protection order for Shannon Matthews, 9, has been obtained, The Guardian reported. Her parents were told that Shannon is being questioned by investigators trained in working with young children. "I fully understand that the police need to keep speaking to Shannon to establish exactly what ... [full story]
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Mar 17,2008
TEHRAN - The conservatives who won the Iranian parliamentary elections include blocs who may oppose hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Ali Larinjani, who formerly represented Iran in nuclear negotiations, will be a member of the new Majlis or parliament, the BBC reported. Larinjani, head of a group calling themselves reformist conservatives, ran for parliament from the holy city of Qom after a falling out with Ahmadinejad. Another member of the group, Tehran Mayor Mohamed Qalibaf, is reportedly a ... [full story]
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Mar 17,2008
DAMASCUS, Syria - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said Sunday there is the chance of a Syrian-Israeli war."Everything is possible, every rational person should prepare for every eventuality in the wake of the crazy policies advocated by the U.S., whose goals are certainly not achieving stability and security in the region," Moallem told an al-Anba reporter. Al-Anba is a newspaper in Kuwait. When asked about the possibility that Israel was connected to the death of Hezbollah ... [full story]
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Mar 17,2008
LONDON - Security agencies in Britain are seeking new anti-terrorism powers that would allow authorities to track individuals' whereabouts, a report said.The observer reported that among information up for grabs is data gathered from the 17 million Britons who use smart cards to travel by underground, bus and train. Authorities say such information could help them identify patterns of suspicious behavior.The request for more access to individuals' information comes as Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government is ... [full story]
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Mar 17,2008
AMES, Iowa - Police said they arrested a 20-year-old Illinois man allegedly seen in an Iowa State University dormitory with a gun early Sunday.ISU police said Jawon R. Jackson of Aurora Ill., who is not a student at the Iowa school, faces felony charges for allegedly pointing a gun at someone in the dormitory, The Des Moines Register reported. The incident on the sixth floor of Willow Hall occurred shortly before 1 a.m., the newspaper reported. ... [full story]
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