Wikinews interviews Australian Paralympic skiers Jessica Gallagher and Eric Bickerton

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Wikinews interviews Australian Paralympic skiers Jessica Gallagher and Eric Bickerton

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Sunday, Wikinews sat down with Australian blind Paralympic skier Jessica Gallagher and her guide Eric Bickerton who are participating in a national team training camp in Vail, Colorado. ((Wikinews)) This is Jessica Gallagher. She’s competing at the IPC NorAm cup this coming week. Jessica Gallagher: I’m not competing at Copper Mountain. […]

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Ireland’s smoking ban a success after first year

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Ireland’s smoking ban a success after first year

Monday, March 28, 2005 Tomorrow will be an historic day in the Republic of Ireland. It will be exactly one year since the initial introduction of the once controversial smoking ban. The ban, introduced on March 29 2004, made Ireland the first country in world to completely ban smoking in all workplaces. The idea was […]

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Arson charge for man who cleaned home with gasoline

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Arson charge for man who cleaned home with gasoline

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Ernest Krajniak from Chilton, Wisconsin in the United States has been charged with arson after a lit cigarette ignited gasoline soaked clothes, setting his apartment ablaze. On Friday April 3, Krajniak, 47, cleaned his entire apartment with about five gallons of gasoline, wiping everything down with the soaked clothes. After he […]

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Gunman killed outside Colorado governor’s office

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Gunman killed outside Colorado governor’s office
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Jan 18

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 A man identified as Aaron Richard Snyder showed up on Monday around 2:25 p.m. outside the Colorado Capitol offices of Governor Bill Ritter. He was carrying a 357-caliber 7 shot Smith and Wesson revolver with 20 extra rounds of ammunition and started screaming “I am the emperor” and “I am here […]

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Kennedy Center names 2007 honors recipients

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Kennedy Center names 2007 honors recipients
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Jan 18

Friday, September 14, 2007 The Kennedy Center announced that its 30th presentation of the Kennedy Center Honors would go to pianist Leon Fleisher, comedian Steve Martin, singer Diana Ross, director Martin Scorsese and musician Brian Wilson. The Center was opened to the public in 1971 and was envisioned as part of the National Cultural Center […]

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An account of the Esperanza Fire from an animal rescuer

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An account of the Esperanza Fire from an animal rescuer
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Jan 18

This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details. This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details. Saturday, December 2, 2006 As families fled their homes in the early morning hours on Thursday October 26, there was no warning. The Esperanza Fire […]

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GM posts first annual loss since 1992

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GM posts first annual loss since 1992
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Jan 17

Friday, January 27, 2006 General Motors Corporation (GM) has posted its first annual loss since 1992. GM reported losing US$4.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2005 and a total loss of $8.6 billion for the entire year. GM admitted Thursday night that the loss could swell further as it pays pensions and healthcare costs […]

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Canada’s Davenport (Ward 17) city council candidates speak

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Canada’s Davenport (Ward 17) city council candidates speak
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Jan 17

Saturday, November 4, 2006 On November 13, Torontoians will be heading to the polls to vote for their ward’s councillor and for mayor. Among Toronto’s ridings is Davenport (Ward 17). One candidates responded to Wikinews’ requests for an interview. This ward’s candidates include Wilson Basantes Espinoza, Alejandra Bravo, Fred Dominelli, David Faria, Cesar Palacio (incumbent), […]

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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon Championships

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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon Championships
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Jan 17

Saturday, June 20, 2009 Rafael Nadal, the 2008 Men’s Singles winner at the Wimbledon Championships, announced today his withdrawal from the 2009 Championships because of a knee injury caused by his tendinitis. The formal announcement came after he had played the second of his warm-up matches. I am picking Andy Murray or Roger Federer On […]

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Canada, U.S. to tighten security between ‘cross-border’ library

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Canada, U.S. to tighten security between ‘cross-border’ library
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Jan 17

Sunday, May 27, 2007 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the United States Border Patrol and local officials from both sides are looking into tightening security at a Quebec library. The library has been deliberately on the border of Canada and the U.S. since it was built in 1904 by American sawmill owner Carlos Haskell […]

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