Friday, February 15, 2008

News Roundup, 2/15/08

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University president: Campus gunman was a good student: Northern Illinois University is in mourning today after a gunman shot 21 people and then himself Thursday. Victims' names are starting to be released, and a source close to the case has identified the shooter as Steven Kazmierczak. The president of the University said the shooter was a former graduate student who had an excellent record as an undergraduate.

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Limbaugh sees no reconciliation with McCain: Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh considers Senator John McCain, the Republican party’s likely presidential nominee, to have betrayed conservative principles by voting against tax cuts and not being as tough as Mr. Limbaugh would like on illegal immigrants. The commentator is openly considering going to the other side.

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The bell rings, then the door crashes in: Burglars struck Charlotte homes more than 870 times in January, a 17 percent increase from the same month in 2007. The burglaries have occurred throughout the city, particularly in the South, University City and North Divisions, said CMPD spokeswoman Julie Hill.

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First order for pet dog cloning: A South Korean company says it will charge a woman $150,000 to clone her dead pit bull terrier. They plan to use tissue taken from its ear before it died. The company says this will be the first time a pet has been cloned commercially.

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