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{{newsitem|Big Sur ablaze|3 Jul 2008|[[California]]'s [[Big Sur]] region, long popular with travelers, is experiencing a severe forest fire that has burned thousands of acres of forest and destroyed many homes and businesses.  The [[Pacific Coast Highway]] through the region is closed because of the fire, which is only 3% contained at this time.  Consult the [[Monterey (California)]] County web site on the fire [http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/PR_OES/PR_fire.htm] for current conditions.}}
 
{{newsitem|Big Sur ablaze|3 Jul 2008|[[California]]'s [[Big Sur]] region, long popular with travelers, is experiencing a severe forest fire that has burned thousands of acres of forest and destroyed many homes and businesses.  The [[Pacific Coast Highway]] through the region is closed because of the fire, which is only 3% contained at this time.  Consult the [[Monterey (California)]] County web site on the fire [http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/PR_OES/PR_fire.htm] for current conditions.}}
  
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{{newsitem|New Tokyo Subway Line Opens|14 Jun 2008|A new subway line, the Fukutoshin Line, has opened in the western part of [[Tokyo]], [[Japan]]. The new line is meant to relieve congestion from the nearby Yamanote and Saikyo lines on the busy corridor between [[Tokyo/Ikebukuro|Ikebukuro]], [[Tokyo/Shinjuku|Shinjuku]] and [[Tokyo/Shibuya|Shibuya]]. It also offers through-running to two suburban railways that operate to [[Saitama]] prefecture.}}
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{{newsitem|A new illumination system of the Saint Petersburg TV tower|5 Jun 2008|A new illumination system has been installed on the [[Saint Petersburg (Russia)|Saint Petersburg]] TV tower. Now it will greet townspeople and city guests with strobe lights. A similar system was mounted in 2003 on the [[Paris]] Eiffel Tower. The TV tower is an important 310 meter landmark of Saint Petersburg; it was built in 1962.}}
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{{newsitem|Frontier Airlines throws the Little Rock|1 Jun 2008|Frontier Airlines, currently under bankruptcy protection, will end service to [[Little Rock]], [[Arkansas]] on June 1. Service will also be eliminated to [[Sioux City]], [[Memphis]], [[Jacksonville]], and [[Tulsa]].}}
  
 
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