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Aug 27,2007
LOS ANGELES - A self-described pedophile said he needs to leave California to avoid violating a state order barring him from areas where children gather. Photos: Santa Monica Police Department "I have to leave the state, really, I mean I can't live here under this Orwellian protocol, whatever you want to call it, it's just nightmarish," said Jack McClellan, a self-described pedophile who has never been convicted of the crime.McClellan, however, has been so public ... [full story]
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Aug 27,2007
MARBLE FALLS, Texas - A man wanted in Texas for allegedly killing a bartender may be linked to the deaths of four other people, it was reported Monday.Paul G. Devoe III, 43, is accused of killing a bartender in Marble Falls, Texas, Friday night, the Austin (Texas) American-Statesmen reported.Sunday night, four bodies were found in a Jonestown-area house and police say Devoe may be responsible for their deaths, said Roger Wade, a spokesman for the ... [full story]
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Aug 27,2007
A 45-year old Redmond man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly attacking his supervisor with a sledgehammer at a home construction site in Terrebonne, deputies reported.   Kenneth Keys - DCJ photo Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an assault at the construction site near the intersection of NW 13th Street and Foss Drive in Terrebonne about 7:30 a.m., August 24, Sgt. Chad Davis wrote in a news release. Investigation determined that earlier in ... [full story]
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Aug 27,2007
WASHINGTON - Critics say the U.S. Army's new "Quick Ship" program trades quality for quantity in recruiting new soldiers."My sense is that right now, they're willing to take anybody who is willing to walk in the door and ship by Sept. 30," said Cindy Williams, an analyst in Security Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.More than 90 percent of the Army's new recruits since late July have accepted the $20,000 "quick ship" bonus to ... [full story]
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Aug 27,2007
WASHINGTON - Cities across the United States are limiting what homes can be torn down and replaced with huge so-called McMansions, it was reported Monday.Preservationists decry the demolition of older, more modest homes, while residents complain expensive new homes raise property taxes, USA Today reported.In Atlanta, an ordinance approved last week bans construction of giant homes on small lots, while in Edna, Minn., new zoning requires deeper setbacks on narrow lots to limit the size ... [full story]
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Aug 27,2007
WACO, Texas - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales thanked his family, co-workers and President George Bush as he resigned from office Monday.Standing alone for a brief Washington news conference, Gonzales called his time as the top U.S. justice official "an incredible journey.""We live in the greatest country in the world and I have lived the American dream," the son of Mexican immigrants said. "Even my worst days as attorney general have been better than my ... [full story]
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Aug 27,2007
A 50-year old La Pine man whose family reported him missing Friday night after he failed to return home from swimming at the Wickiup Dam was found safe and sound by Search and Rescue team members the following day. About 10:45 p.m., August 24, Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies received a report that Wesley Scott Murphey, 50, of La Pine was missing after he left earlier in the day to go swimming.  According to a news ... [full story]
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Aug 27,2007
Deputies say excessive speed played a role in an accident in northeast Bend Saturday evening that sent a 49-year old La Pine man to the hospital with serious injuries after he failed to stop at a stop sign, lost control, and was ejected from his Harley Davidson motorcycle when it rolled. According to a news release prepared by Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies Sgt. Dan Swearingen and Vander Kamp, Steven Frank Viola crashed his 2007 black Harley ... [full story]
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Aug 24,2007
Q: Some of our well-meaning friends have scared us about the possibility that our three cats might cause our unborn baby to be abnormal because of a parasitic disease called toxoplasmosis. My physician has not mentioned this disease and has not even asked whether or not we have pets. Are we worrying overtime? We dearly love our cats; however, we would never knowingly do anything that might cause risk to our unborn baby. A: You ... [full story]
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Aug 24,2007
Every few years a new fad sweeps through the public schools. There's been self-esteem, new math, whole language, New Age, outcome-based education, school-to-work, mental health screening, school-based clinics, global education, diversity, multiculturalism, and early childhood education. The newest public school fad was announced last week on the front page of the New York Times, so educators must be taking it seriously. If it hasn't come to your town yet, no doubt it will come soon. ... [full story]
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