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April 04, 2007

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Apr 04,2007
Vancouver Police are investigating the death of a five-year-old girl who was killed when she rode her bicycle into a passing vehicle late Sunday morning, authorities reported. The accident occurred about 11:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of SE 188th Street, and when police arrived medical personnel with Vancouver Fire and AMR were administering add to the child, Selena Bailey. According to witnesses including a 9-year-old child, it appears as if Selena was not aware ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2007
ST. LOUIS - Eight St. Louis police officers were disciplined for allegedly giving friends and family members baseball playoff tickets confiscated from scalpers last fall. Police Chief Joseph Mokwa suspended the eight officers for two weeks without pay and reduced them in rank for at least a year, which reduced their pay, the department said in a release Wednesday. The affected officers, who could lose as much as $20,000 in pay, were not named. Six ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2007
Passing of Senate Bill 362 should ensure affordable medication, cut costs for Oregon businesses Salem — The Oregon House of Representatives today voted unanimous approval of Senate Bill 362, which would harness the state’s bulk purchasing power to make prescription drugs more affordable for individual Oregonians, employer-sponsored health plans and labor organizations. “The skyrocketing cost of health care—and prescription drugs in particular—has meant that families, children and seniors have for too long gone without both ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2007
A 65-year old Washington County man is alive today following an accident last week when his truck rolled down a steep driveway, knocked him down, and came to rest with a tire on his chest – thanks to a quick-acting neighbor. On March 30 about 1:40 p.m., Kerry Gerttula pulled into his steep driveway at 310 NW 87th Avenue in an unincorporated area of Washington County, Oregon.  He may have forgotten to put the truck ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2007
Faced with current and upcoming vacancies, law enforcement recruitment challenges, and the possible addition of trooper positions this Legislative session, Oregon State Police Superintendent Timothy McLain announced the Department is undertaking an unprecedented recruitment effort called OSP Project 200.  "OSP Project 200 is a plan developed to successfully create the internal capacity to recruit, hire, train and deploy qualified applicants for projected career opportunities with the Department during he next three years,' said Superintendent McLain. ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2007
NAZARETH - The decision by Israeli troops to fire at figures along Lebanon's border last week represents a drastic change in Israel Defense Forces' policy, a report said. The Jerusalem Post reported that when the IDF troops opened fire at the shadowy figures last Thursday at the Israel-Lebanon border, the military action represented a less restrained defense policy from the military group. Thursday's instance of gunfire was the first in the region from IDF forces ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2007
PROVO, Utah - A decision by Brigham Young University to invite U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney to speak at the Utah school prompted two student demonstrations on Wednesday. More than 200 BYU students gathered at the campus library Wednesday, as the campus debated the school's decision to have Cheney deliver this year's commencement address, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. "He made some horribly misleading arguments linking Iraq to attacks on (Sept. 11, 2001)," freshman Heather ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2007
MOSCOW - An alleged Taliban militant from Russia who once spent time in a U.S. detention center has asked officials in the Netherlands to grant him political asylum. Shamil Khazhiyev - who RIA Novosti said spent time fighting with Taliban forces -- is seeking political asylum in the Netherlands after allegedly being harassed by security forces in his native Russia, the Moscow News reported. After being arrested by U.S. forces in 2002 for his alleged ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2007
LOS ANGELES - The trial of an accused serial killer has begun in Los Angeles, with prosecutors presenting photos of Chester Dewayne Turner's 11 alleged victims. Deputy District Attorney Bobby Grace said Tuesday the prosecution would prove that the 39-year-old was behind the killings in the 1980s and '90s, the Los Angeles Times said. "These are the victims of a killer," Grace said. "Today we can say the name of that killer -- Chester Turner." ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2007
ABU DHABI - Kuwait's As-Siyasa newspaper claimed Wednesday the United States is planning a missile attack on Iran later this month. Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper said no ground troops would be involved in the air-launched attack, which it said President George Bush would justify by citing Iran's alleged complicity in fueling conflicts in Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Lebanon and Afghanistan. The newspaper quoted sources as saying the goal of the strikes would be to trigger ... [full story]
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