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February 19, 1994 | MARYLOU TOUSIGNANT, THE WASHINGTON POST
With a loaded shotgun sitting next to her back door, Lynn O'Hara-Yates says she's living in terror of the dozens of black vultures that gather each morning on her back fence to stretch their wings, sharpen their talons and wait for lunch. Recently, "lunch" has meant assorted pets in her Stafford County, Va., neighborhood. When O'Hara-Yates tried to rescue one of her ducks last month, a vulture swooped down, whooshing within three feet of her head.
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February 19, 1994 | MARYLOU TOUSIGNANT, THE WASHINGTON POST
With a loaded shotgun sitting next to her back door, Lynn O'Hara-Yates says she's living in terror of the dozens of black vultures that gather each morning on her back fence to stretch their wings, sharpen their talons and wait for lunch. Recently, "lunch" has meant assorted pets in her Stafford County, Va., neighborhood. When O'Hara-Yates tried to rescue one of her ducks last month, a vulture swooped down, whooshing within three feet of her head.
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April 9, 1995 | LAURA BLY
Here's a sampling of some of the more intriguing travel-related newsgroups on the Internet: alt.appalachian Regional awareness, events and culture--from bluegrass festivals to poems about springtime in West Virginia. alt.culture.alaska One of several alt.culture newsgroups of interest to travelers. Other examples include alt.cul ture.oregon, alt.culture. us.southwest and alt.cul ture.beaches, a new newsgroup devoted to beaches worldwide. alt.vacation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2005 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Hilary Tham Goldberg, whose often startlingly frank poems reflected her unique perspective as a Chinese Malaysian who converted to Judaism and moved to the suburbs in the U.S., has died. She was 58. Goldberg died June 24 of metastatic lung cancer at her longtime home in Arlington, Va. Poetry appealed to her because "it is the best way to say things with the least possible words," she once said.
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April 19, 2007 | Maura Reynolds and Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writers
Tense from the events on campus, Virginia Tech junior Cody Wilder sought release Wednesday morning by going to the Blacksburg Shooting Range -- where he and his father took a .22-caliber rifle for a little target practice. Though Monday's massacre has made many shudder at the thought of firearms, for some -- especially in this part of the country -- it has not.
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