Sohail Khan, 13, shows his
By Saeed Shah
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
shrapnel wound in his stomach.
MARDAN, Pakistan — The Pakistani army denies knowing that its war against Islamic militants has caused civilian casualties, but patients and family members at a local hospital told McClatchy Newspapers on Thursday that multiple relatives were killed when the military shelled or bombed their homes.
So far, there appear to be just a handful of civilian casualties from the fighting in Swat, a valley 100 miles from Islamabad. More of them, however, along with damage to homes and businesses and the plight of the hundreds of thousands who've been displaced by the fighting, could undermine hard-won public support for fighting the Taliban.
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Olympic women’s softball silver medalist Vicky Galindo will be the Grand Marshal of the Union City 50th Anniversary Parade tomorrow.
James Logan’s Marching Band and Color Guard, which performed with the official International Olympic Orchestra were hometown hero Galindo won her medal, will also be a featured parade entry in the parade.
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By Jamey Padojino, Courier Daily Editor
The newest version of Star Trek has movie watchers wondering what the future holds for Captain James T. Kirk and the I.S.S. Enterprise crew.
Released last Friday, this movie is said to be the biggest movie of the season. Considering the positive reviews Star Trek has been receiving, this feat nonetheless stands true.
The movie is enjoyable for both sci-fi lovers and the average Joe who has no background on the storyline. It is a prequel to all the other movies, so they storyline is not difficult to understand.
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