Friday, July 27, 2007

Kandu The Dog Brings Hope To Hospital Patients

Nearly 2 years after he was taken to the Evergreen Animal Protective League to be euthanized, Kandu the dog has a new home with a family near Steamboat Springs. The Rogers have given the Jack Russell Terrier special devices to help him get around, ski and serve as an inspiration to people.
The 10.5 pound dog, whose previous owner thought couldn't have a good quality of life because he was born without his two front legs, now serves as a therapy dog as part of the Heeling Friends Program. Kandu visits hospital patients to give them hope."He's just joy," said Melissa Uchitelle-Rogers. "That's all he is, he's just pure joy."Kandu now mostly moves around on a specially designed set of wheels that weigh 6.5 pounds (3 kg).


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Thieves steal filled swimming pool

Edgar Valdivia and his wife Daisy of Paterson, New Jersey awoke on Wednesday morning to find their backyard pool - 12-feet in diameter, 3-feet tall, filled with an estimated 1,000 gallons of water - had vanished without a trace.
Amazingly, whoever stole it apparently did it without spilling a drop of water.
Mr. Valdivia said that by 5 a.m. on Wednesday, the pool had simply disappeared, with the ground around it completely dry. Police say the heist was likely well thought out, and whoever pulled it off, it appears they may get away with it. Investigators continue to look into the case, but say they'll likely pass on a full-blown investigation.
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Police lose suspect in 8mph chase

This elder man led police on a low-speed chase around Middlesbrough - and then gave officers the slip.
The lukewarm pursuit started after he caused traffic chaos by crawling down the fast lane of a busy dual carriageway. Police asked the stubborn senior citizen to pull over. But he defiantly cranked his battery-powered mobility scooter up to its top speed - 8mph - and somehow managed to escape their attention. Engineer, Ian Hardy, from Darlington said he couldn’t believe his eyes as he watched the chase unfold on the A1032 Newport Bridge Approach Road on Monday afternoon. “The police tried to pull him up but he issued them with a lot of profanities.”Then the determined man veered onto the Cannon Park roundabout where he gave red-faced officers the slip.“They asked us, ‘scuse me - have you seen a bloke on an electric scooter?’,” added Ian, who was on a walk at the time. “The two in the police car looked a bit embarrassed to have lost a battery-powered scooter.” A police van joined the pursuit and when cops eventually caught up with the man, he was escorted to safety.