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Month: July 2006

Strange Bedfellows

Strange Bedfellows

Environmentalists are shown as the stereotypical tree huggin’, sandal wearing hippies in the media. As public lands are being sold off to the highest bidder, the face of environmentalism is changing. In Valle Vidal, New Mexico a battle is brewing. In 1982, Valle Vidal has been available for public use. It’s a nice peace of wilderness with forests, meadows, and elk. Hunters, fisher folk, hikers, nature lovers, and the Boy Scouts enjoyed the beauty of the area. Now energy interest…

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Apologies for the lack of blog entries

Apologies for the lack of blog entries

I would like to apologize to my reader(s) for the absence of blog entries this month. At the beginning of July a family member was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Within two weeks, she was in the hospital having major surgery. Then four days later she was at my house recuperating. It’s been tense and whirlwind like. The world also seems to be caught up in it’s own flurries. India was bombed. Pakistan is increasing nuclear weapon production. North Korea tested…

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Dog Survives Plane Crash

Dog Survives Plane Crash

A family of four met tragedy July 1st when their small plane crashed in Southern California. On boar was pilot, Robert Santoro, his wife Karen, and sons Ian and Dawson. Rene and Edgar Herrera were first on the scene and pulled the family from the wreckage. Robert and son, Dawson, survived the crash, but Karen and Ian did not. Also on board the plane was the family’s nine year old dog, Lindsey. Friends of the Santoro’s had searched for Lindsey…

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DNA Sets One Man Free

DNA Sets One Man Free

In 1988, James Calvin Tillman was convicted of rape. He was sentenced to a 45 year in prison. At 26, he wouldn’t be seeing the light of day for decades. Tuesday, Tillman breathed his first breath of fresh air on the outside. He originally was convicted on a photo ID by the victim and circumstantial evidence. A DNA test has proven that they had the wrong man. Tillman’s DNA was not a match. He’s 44 now and starting over. Meanwhile,…

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Update on Sgt. Joey Bozik

Update on Sgt. Joey Bozik

You may remember this story of a military veteran who had three limbs amputated. The Sentinels of Freedom were helping him get his life together. This is an update on that story. On the 4th of July, Sgt. Bozik, of North Carolina, arrived in Danville, California to restart his life. There was a parade and honors befitting a hero. Bozik and his wife were given a home equipt for a disabled person and a van so they could get around…

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