The DogChannel Newswire (02-09-08)

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Posted: February 9, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Dog Survives Weeklong Avalanche Ordeal
Tom Pick saw the frightened look on his dog's face as the snow gave way, but he could only watch as a small avalanche swept the black Labrador Retriever down the mountainside. That was the start of a weeklong ordeal for 3-year-old Lizzie, who somehow survived a week in the snowy backcountry before being spotted at a lake about 5 miles away, the Associated Press reports.
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Dog Survives 6-Story Fall
Police call it "the miracle landing" at the Tampa, Fla., International Airport. A 65-pound Labrador Retriever, without benefit of an airplane or parachute, flew from the top of an airport parking deck six stories down – and survived, The Tampa Tribune reports.
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Amid Storm Debris, a Need for Miracles Small or Large
In the cold, gray light of morning, Marilyn Francis stood on the street beside her ruined home Thursday and prayed for the return of her dog, Button. The tornado took her husband and her home, but she received her own small miracle when she saw Button walking down the street, the New York Times reports.
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Middle School Boy Saves Woman, Dog From Icy Pond
An eighth-grader who left school early because he wasn’t feeling well rescued a woman stuck in an icy pond after she ventured out on the ice to save her dog, who had fallen through, the Denver Post reports.
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Investigators Say Officer Justified in Shooting D.C. Man’s Dog
Investigators have determined that a police officer was justified in shooting a D.C. man's dog on Christmas Eve and said no further action will be taken after the officer stated the dog attacked him while he was on patrol, NBC 4 (District of Columbia) reports.
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Cheryl   Monaca, PA

2/10/2008 1:01:44 AM

Jared Vigil puts a face on all that is good in our youth. He has a great future ahead of him.

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