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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 21,2007
WILMINGTON, Ill. -- A jury has awarded $15.5 million to a Wilmington, Ill., couple after the husband claimed he was falsely arrested in connection with their daughter's death.Will County sheriff's Sgt. Edward Hayes, Deputies Scott Swearengen, Michael Guilfoyle, Brad Wachtl and the estate of late deputy John Ruettiger were found liable for the false arrest of Kevin Fox, violation of his due process rights, malicious prosecution against him and infliction of severe emotional distress on ... [full story]
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Dec 18,2007
LONDON -- British families whose non-European relatives visit would pay a $2,000 bond under immigration proposals announced Tuesday.Non-European tourists also could stay only three months versus the current six months under the plans, which aim to curtail illegal immigration and employment, London's Daily Telegraph said.Similar measures where shelved in 2000 due to protests. Some deemed the plan impractical."If you have for example a big wedding in Leicester you are dealing with 20 people coming and ... [full story]
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Dec 28,2007
UNITED NATIONS -- The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International in Sri Lanka said there is no explanation for more than $500 million in missing tsunami relief funds.The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Integrated Regional Information Networks released a statement Friday saying Transparency International Sri Lanka has "no precise evidence to explain the missing sum of (nearly $535 million)."TISL said there is a gap in the amount distributed by aid agencies and the ... [full story]
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Dec 24,2007
NEW YORK -- A New York man who injured his back and neck after he slipped on pigeon poop and fell down the stairs at a subway station has won more than $6 million. Shelton Stewart, who suffered two broken bones in his neck, one broken bone in his back, herniated disks and a bruise to his spinal cord in the Sept. 21, 1998, fall, successfully sued New York City Transit and won $6.13 million, ... [full story]
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Dec 17,2007
HARTLEPOOL, England -- The sons of a British man and woman accused of faking his death have disowned their parents and been cleared as suspects by police.Police in the northeastern city of Hartlepool said Mark Darwin, 32, and his brother Anthony, 29, had been questioned during the weekend, Sky News reported Monday."The result of these lengthy interviews was that there was nothing to suggest they are anything other than witnesses and, of course, victims in ... [full story]
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Dec 21,2007
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Hard-living faux music legend Dewey Cox, aka actor John C. Reilly, had already downed two shots of tequila on stage and wiped his sweaty face with towels that he then tossed to hooting fans. He'd also rocked the house with more than a dozen tunes, including his pro-midget ditty, "Let Me Hold You (Little Man)."  By encore time, the pompadoured, guitar-strumming, harmonica-blowing showboat was bare-chested and gyrating in the famed Sunset ... [full story]
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Dec 21,2007
Armando Rodriguez lives on a quiet street in El Cajon, Calif. Seldom does anyone suggest that he go back where he came from. Matter of fact, few Americans ever heard of the place he came from - Gomez Palacio, in Mexico's central valley. Now retired at age 86, however, Rodriguez finds quiet amusement in the beef Hispanics hear so often - that they swipe jobs that might otherwise be filled by willing Americans. Some of ... [full story]
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Dec 05,2007
OTTAWA -- A legislative report recommends citizenship for the "Lost Canadians," people affected by wrinkles in the 1947 Citizenship Act.Many people in the group only learned they were not technically Canadian citizens when they applied for passports, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reports. Recent changes in rules for Canadians traveling to the United States brought a spate of passport applications and of new "Lost Canadians."Those affected by the law include the children born in U.S. hospitals ... [full story]
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Dec 03,2007
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- British teacher Gillian Gibbons, jailed for insulting Islam, was released from a Sudanese prison Monday and will soon be on her way home.Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir pardoned Gibbons after a meeting with two British peers who will accompany Gibbons back to Britain sometime Monday, the Daily Telegraph reported.Gibbons, 54, had been sentenced to 15 days behind bars for violating Muslim laws by allowing her class of 7-year-olds to name a teddy bear ... [full story]
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