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Oklahoman Modified: July 16, 2009 at 12:11 am •  Published: July 16, 2009
e number is unusually high and state biologists are puzzled by what has caused the increase. Mark Hadley, a spokesman for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, says the first bear killed this year was at a Uintah County campground on July 1. The bear came into camp, refused to leave and posed a threat to a camper, who shot it.


Lifeguards mourn girl
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Lifeguards on Wednesday mourned at a memorial for an 11-year-old girl who was run down by a boat while training to be a lifeguard. Allyssa Squirrell of Laguna Hills, Calif., died in surgery Tuesday. An autopsy concluded that she died of cuts to her back and her left leg, Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino said. Allyssa and other youngsters were practicing a lifesaving technique when she was hit by the boat.

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