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Feb 01,2008
Q: I have enclosed a photo of a doll that was given to me when I was about 5 years old. "Allied Dolls - AE - 3651" is marked on the back of the doll's neck. She stands about 30 inches tall and she is wearing the original dress. Since I never really played with her, she is in excellent condition. Although I have researched the Allied Doll Co. on the Internet, I have not ... [full story]
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Feb 01,2008
OCALA, Fla. - A Florida jury Friday acquitted U.S. movie star Wesley Snipes of felony tax fraud and conspiracy charges.However, in a split verdict, Snipes was found guilty on three misdemeanor charges of failing to file tax returns and faces a maximum one-year sentence on each.He would have faced up to 16 years in prison if he had been convicted of the more serious charges.Co-defendants, Douglas Rosile, Snipes' accountant, and anti-tax advocate Eddie Ray Kahn, ... [full story]
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Feb 01,2008
PHOENIX - A Phoenix Web hosting company took down an Arabic-language site this week after learning that its content was terrorist propaganda.Bob Cichon, president of CrystalTech Web Hosting Inc., said he only learned of www.ek-is.org's ties to al-Qaida, when he got a call from the Arizona Republic.The company's action does not mean the site is dead, the newspaper said, since it has other domain names and hosts around the world, said Eli Alsech of the ... [full story]
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Feb 01,2008
PERUGIA, Italy - The family of a young Seattle woman charged with killing her English housemate in Italy says she is innocent.Amanda Knox's parents and sister told the ABC news magazine "20/20" the story put together by Italian police about the death of Meredith Kercher does not match what they know.Deanna Knox said her sister, a student at the University of Washington, was determined to spend her junior year in Perugia."She stayed home, studied and ... [full story]
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Feb 01,2008
STORNOWAY, Scotland - After 14 Spanish fishermen were rescued Friday from a trawler wrecked on a remote Scottish island, traps were set to make sure no rats would get ashore.The Spinning Dale was driven on the rocks of Hirta in the St. Kilda group, a World Heritage Site because of its seabird colonies, The Scotsman reported. A Coast Guard helicopter lifted the crew off the boat shortly after dawn, waiting until there was enough light ... [full story]
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Feb 01,2008
WOODBURY, N.J. - An employee of a New Jersey assisted living facility has been charged with hitting a resident with a dirty diaper.Karen Long was indicted this week, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.The alleged assault took place in December at Woodbury Mews in Woodbury. Another employee reported that Long, while working an overnight shift, hit an elderly man with a diaper.The victim, 87, was in the unit for residents with dementia. © 2008 United Press International. All ... [full story]
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Feb 01,2008
SOLNA, Sweden - A British citizen who is a longtime resident of Sweden has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for infecting two young girls with the AIDS virus.Merrill Christer Aggett, 38, was convicted in November in Solna District Court, just outside Stockholm. He was given a psychiatric evaluation before being sentenced, The Local reported.Investigators said Aggett, who was found to be HIV positive in 1992, got in touch with 130 girls through Internet ... [full story]
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Feb 01,2008
MILWAUKEE - A 79-year-old Roman Catholic nun was sentenced to a year in a Wisconsin jail Friday for molesting two boys more than 40 years ago.Sister Norma Giannini must also spend 10 years on probation, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. She pleaded no contest in November to indecent behavior with a child.Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joseph Donald gave her a sentence of five years for each crime but suspended all except a year.Giannini, a member ... [full story]
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Feb 01,2008
CANTON, Ohio - A toddler's words can be used at the trial of his father on charges of killing the child's mother, an Ohio judge ruled Friday.Blake Davis, 3, will not be on the witness stand during the trial of Bobby Cutts Jr., The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported.The boy's grandmother, Patti Porter, told police she found Blake alone when she went to check on her daughter, Jessie Davis, at her Lake Township apartment."Mommy's in ... [full story]
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Feb 01,2008
NAIROBI, Kenya - The warring political parties in Kenya have agreed on an agenda for peace talks, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced late Friday.Annan said the four-point framework could lead to the end of violence within two weeks, the BBC reported. He said President Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odina, leader of the Orange Democratic Movement, had also agreed on 18 specific ways to bring peace, including dissolving militia groups and halting provocative speeches and ... [full story]
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