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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A 3-year-old Oregon girl who swallowed 37
tiny magnets is expected to make a full recovery. The Buckyballs
were removed from the girl’s intestines yesterday by doctors at
Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center. KGW reports her parents took her to
be checked after several days of flu-like symptoms. An X-ray
revealed the magnets had formed in a ring. The maker of Buckyballs
issued a statement regretting the incident and saying the magnets
are not toys.
BEND, Ore. (AP) – TrapFree Oregon held a public meeting last
night in Bend to kick off an initiative to ban trapping in the
state. KTVZ reports nearly 60 people attended the meeting at the
Central Oregon Environmental Center. The issue returned to the news
after about several dogs were recently caught in traps across
central Oregon. Wildlife officials plan to review trapping
regulations in June and are seeking comment from the public.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State University has set a new
goal for its current fundraising campaign – $1 billion. The
Register-Guard reports the four-year Campaign for OSU has already
raised $794 million. The Corvallis university hopes to top the
billion dollar mark by 2014. The money pays for scholarships,
faculty endowments and major construction projects.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – The Coast Guard officials say a memorial
service is planned for Thursday to honor the crew of a helicopter
that crashed in Mobile Bay a week ago. The MH-65C Dolphin
helicopter crashed in the bay’s shallow waters during a training
mission Feb. 28. Searchers last week recovered the remains of Lt.
j.g. Thomas Cameron of Portland and two others. A third remains
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