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’76 flood fatality alive and well

Mon., Aug. 4, 2008, midnight

A man believed to have died in a Colorado flood in 1976 has been found living in Oklahoma.

Darrell Johnson, 63, said he didn’t know he’d been counted among the 144 victims of the Big Thompson Canyon flood until a resident called him.

Johnson and his family left their cabin the morning of the flood, hours before the resort was washed away.

How Johnson ended up on the victims list remains a mystery. He directs funerals in Oklahoma City.


Scientists victims of firebombings

The FBI is investigating two firebombings targeting scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as the latest in a rash of attacks against biomedical researchers who experiment on animals, authorities said.

On Saturday, police said, one scientist and his family were forced to flee from a second-story window after a firebomb was lit on their front porch, and a firebomb destroyed a car belonging to another researcher.

Investigators said they were treating the attacks – which came four days after police obtained threatening animal rights pamphlets left at a coffeehouse containing the names and addresses of UC Santa Cruz scientists – as “domestic terrorism.”

From wire reports


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