Tuesday, June 17, 2008

News Roundup, 6/17/08

Posted By on Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 9:48 AM

Police: Father believed to have beaten tot: The man who was shot and killed by police in order to stop him from beating a small child has been identified and is possibly the child's father. Sergio Casian Aguilar stopped his truck on the side of a rural highway and several motorists witnessed him punching, kicking and stomping the small boy to death. The boy was so unrecognizable that DNA tests will have to confirm his identity.

Full story: CNN.com

AmeriCorps helps river town take a stand: Volunteers with AmeriCorps have responded to Clarksville, Mo. to help the small town prepare for the storm runoff from flooded Northern states. AmeriCorps was created in 1993 by President Clinton as a national service program that helps with domestic problems from literacy to disaster relief.

Full story: MSNBC.com

Health officials continue salmonella probe: More than 200 people in 23 states have become sick from tomatoes that were tainted with salmonella. The investigation into the cause is underway with a cluster of nine cases from a single source being the best lead so far. The best news for tomato lovers: the FDA has released a list of areas where eating tomatoes is safe again.

Full story: CNN.com

A Torrey story: Woods's win was greatest U.S. Open ever: After 91 holes that included an 18-hole playoff and a sudden death hole, Tiger Woods won his third U.S. Open. Rocco Mediate gave Woods a run for his money in Mediate's attempt to be the oldest player to win the U.S. Open. Both had injuries to combat and awesome shots to tie them up on the 18th hole two days in a row.

Full story: ESPN.com

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