The DogChannel Newswire (03-04-08)

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Posted: March 4, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Fur Flies Over Trail Ban
Kauai dog owners are incensed at the county's plan to ban dogs along the new $50 million, 16-mile coastal path set to link Lihue and Anahola, the (Honolulu) Star Bulletin reports.
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Dog Is Rescued From Fire That Displaces Three Tenants
Firefighters rescued a Border Collie from an apartment fire caused by food burning on the stove in the City Heights part of San Diego on Thursday. The Red Cross assisted three tenants displaced when flames spread through their second-floor apartment, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.
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Dogs Sniff Out Bedbugs in Hotels, Apartments in NYC
Bedbugs beware. Sniffer dogs are on the prowl. A new company called Advanced K9 Detectives is using Radar the Beagle and Taz the Australian, and four other dogs, to hunt down the bloodsucking vermin in hotels and apartments around New York City, Newsday reports.
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Dogs Nip at Heels of DVD Pirates
Two more dogs have been lined up to join the war against DVD pirates in Malaysia. The country is becoming the first to have a dedicated canine anti-piracy unit, thanks to the initial success of two dogs trained in Northern Ireland, BBC News reports.
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Dogs of War Play Key Role in Iraq
About 1,000 of the military personnel who have served on the front lines of the war in Iraq look quite different from the rest. They are dogs. Mostly Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd Dogs, some Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers, these war canines are trained to take bullets for their comrades, detect roadside bombs, and sniff out other dangers, NPR reports.
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