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‘Boared’ piggy goes banking in Austria (video)

July 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

VIENNA (AP) — Piggy bank has a new meaning in a town east of Vienna after a surveillance camera caught a wild pig on a night foray to a local branch of one of Austria’s financial institutions. Continue Reading

France’s high credit rating downgraded one notch

January 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Finance Minister Francois Baroin told a French TV station that France had been downgraded by one notch by credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s. That would mean a rating of AA+, the same as the United States since it was downgraded last summer.
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George Michael recovering from pneumonia in Vienna

November 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Doctors treating George Michael say the ex-front man for the pop group “Wham!” is making progress as he recovers from pneumonia. Doctors Gottfried Locker and Christoph Zielinski say the 48-year-old Michael remains hospitalized nonetheless. They say in a statement that he “needed intensive care because of the seriousness and spread of the infection.”
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Vonn takes giant slalom in World Cup, becomes 5th skier to win all 5 disciplines

October 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Lindsey Vonn used a blistering finish to win the season-opening World Cup giant slalom today and become the fifth female skier to win a race in all five Alpine disciplines. Continue Reading

Urine hand, face washes finally lead to 23-year museum employee’s firing

August 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Alfred Zoppelt says he was fired after 23 years of working as an attendant at the Belvedere, a castle in Vienna with a major art collection. He says his adherence to urine therapy was previously “never a problem.” Continue Reading

JHS music students raise money for trip

September 17, 2010 in The Jamestown Sun

The trip of a lifetime for 15 Jamestown High School music students is months away but preparations are already moving as they look to raise thousands of dollars for the cost.
Teachers nominated band and choir members ranging from sophomores to seniors for the 2 1/2-week trip that will show students seven European countries, said Cheryl McIntyre, trip chaperone and director of choirs at the high school. Continue Reading