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May 29,2007
BALTIMORE - The first black elected to represent Maryland in the U.S. Congress, Parren J. Mitchell, has died in a Baltimore hospital at the age of 85. Family members said he died of complications of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center after living at a nursing home for several years after suffering a series of strokes, The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday. Mitchell was elected in 1970 to the first of his eight terms in Congress, ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
SAN DIEGO - Marines who are 18 can be thrown into the very teeth of it. They face death in battle. They make life-and-death decisions in split seconds. But here's a simple choice they can't make: "Miller or Bud?" If Marines are younger than 21, they can't go to a bar and order a cold one. They are not happy about it, if an informal poll of nearly a dozen underage Marines in Oceanside is ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Japanese delegation at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, says it won't try to stop Eskimo bowhead whaling anymore. The annual meeting began Monday with delegates from about 80 countries hearing from IWC scientists the existing quota of 75 bowheads for Alaska's North Slope and St. Lawrence Island Eskimos was sustainable, the Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday. They estimated bowhead numbers at more than 10,800, and growing steadily. Every ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
DALLAS - An 8-month-old girl was the only survivor of an apparent murder-suicide west of Dallas on Tuesday that left three girls and their mother dead. The sister of the woman called police when she went to check on the family after her sister didn't show up for work near Hudson Oaks, Texas, KXAS-TV, Dallas, reported. The unidentified 23-year-old woman and her four daughters were all found hanging by strips of cloth in a closet ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
A 38-year old resident of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation was sentenced to three concurrent 36-month terms in prison for the sexual abuse of three women that occurred over a three-year period.  According to the US Attorney’s Office, District of Oregon, the man had sexual contact with and photographed the women while they were drunk and unconscious. Leon Tenorio was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Garr M. King for the abuse which occurred ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
Congressman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) recently announced that Ochoco Health Systems has been awarded a $608,333 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to establish a new health clinic in La Pine, Oregon. Congressman Walden strongly supported Ochoco's efforts to secure the grant from DHHS' Health Center Program and wrote to the Department on Ochoco's behalf in December. Walden has supported a number of Ochoco projects over the years, including the recently-opened ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
BRUNSWICK, Ga. - U.S. President George Bush Tuesday commiserated with those affected by the Georgia and Florida wildfires, visiting a fire station in Brunswick, Ga. Bush, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Homeland Security adviser Fran Townsend, as well as Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Mel Martinez, R-Fla., also participated in a simulated border-crossing exercise. Bush said wildfires had destroyed "a lot of good country" and said he fears the only way to ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
DALLAS - An 8-month-old girl was the only survivor of an apparent murder-suicide west of Dallas on Tuesday that left three girls and their mother dead. The sister of the woman called police when she went to check on the family after her sister didn't show up for work near Hudson Oaks, Texas, KXAS-TV, Dallas, reported. The unidentified 23-year-old woman and her four daughters were all found hanging by strips of cloth in a closet ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured Saturday afternoon when he drove into the path of a pickup loaded with firewood in Prineville, police reported. The unidentified driver apparently pulled into the path of the pickup as he entered S. Main Street from the entrance to Les Schwab Fields about 1:40 p.m., May 26, Chief Eric Bush said. The teen was transported to Pioneer Memorial Hospital with reportedly serious injuries.  The investigation is continuing, Bush said, adding that ... [full story]
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May 29,2007
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - White House spokesman Tony Snow said Tuesday the announcement of a replacement for World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz is imminent. Wolfowitz was forced to announce his resignation after word came he had approved a pay raise and promotion for a woman with whom he had an intimate relationship. During a flight to Georgia where U.S. President George Bush was to inspect damage from wildfires, Snow told the daily press briefing ... [full story]
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