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Month: April 2006

Good News on the Web

Good News on the Web

Are you tired of reading the same old news? If you’d like to read something positive for a change check out the CThings website. CThings is a website devoted to finding positive news stories. A look at the website shows stories of inspiration and breakthroughs. They cover a wide variety of topics and beliefs. You can’t help but be uplifted when you read these bits and pieces from our world. CThings has news articles, a blog, and a section on…

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Trumpet Guy is a True A’s Fan

Trumpet Guy is a True A’s Fan

I’ve been watching the Oakland A’s since I was chauffeured around in a stroller. They’ve always had good teams and eccentric fans. Crazy George, the Hammer Kids, Pon Pon Man, the Drummers. One night someone climbed up the stands to “Mt. Davis” set up an easel and began to paint (the game, I presume!) Now there is Trumpet Guy. Steven Saxon is a classical trained musician. He dabbles with classical and jazz and can sing some too. In 2000, on…

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Woman Found Alive in Landfill

Woman Found Alive in Landfill

A Washington native disappeared last Thursday without a trace. She failed to show up for work at a veterinary clinic. A search was on to find her. Tuesday, a Ukiah Transfer Station employee found feet sticking out of a garbage pile in the landfill. It was Rebecca Huston, the woman who disappeared–and she was alive! Huston suffered cuts, bruises, and minor hyperthermia. Her overall condition has not been disclosed. Huston had been driving to work last Thursday. She was carjacked…

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Bringing Jobs and Biodiesel to Benson County, North Dakota

Bringing Jobs and Biodiesel to Benson County, North Dakota

Lew Dirkzwager grew up in Benson County, North Dakota. His great grandfather was pioneer in Benson Co. and his family has deep roots there. He’s watched as the farming community has changed and suffered as gas prices skyrocket and farm land is swallowed up. He’s on the verge of doing something that will help the community. Dirkzwager is going into the biodiesel business. He’s bought an abandoned school in Benson County. The property will be the home of Benson County’s…

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Scrappy Goes Home

Scrappy Goes Home

Do you ever watch the show “The Dog Whisperer”? Cesar Milan is my hero! What he does with troubled dogs (and people) is simple amazing. He is truly gifted. You may know that during Hurricane Katrina, thousands of dogs were left behind. Their families thought they would only be gone a day or two. They left food and water so their dogs would survive. They didn’t realize that weeks and months later they still wouldn’t be able to return home….

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