The DogChannel Newswire (02-01-08)

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Surprise Egypt Tombs Yield Ornate Coffins, Dog Mummies
Four ancient tombs containing well-preserved mummies, ornate painted coffins, and mummified dogs have been unearthed in El Faiyum, an oasis about 50 miles southwest of Cairo, National Geographic reports.
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Montana Musher Triumphs in Sled Dog Race
Lincoln sled dog racer Jason Barron won the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Wednesday morning. He crossed the finish line in Duluth, Minn., where the wind chill was 40 degrees below zero, the Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune reports.
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Iowa Lawmakers May Make It a Felony to Watch Dogfighting
Watching a dogfight would be a felony crime under a bill discussed Thursday by a House panel. Jim Lykam, D-Davenport, said the number of such events could drop if spectators knew they faced stiffer punishment, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls (Iowa) Courier reports.
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Dispute Over Dog May Go To Court
A Michigan family is suing a man who they believe has their Boxer. While on vacation, the person watching their dog initially said he ran away, but later admitted giving the dog away, the Ironwood (Mich.) Daily Globe reports.
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News Reunited Woman With Stolen Dog
A Maltese dog-napped by thieves who ransacked a New York apartment has been reunited with her owner. Two women claimed they had bought the dog from a man on the street for $650 after he told them he couldn’t care for the pooch anymore. The sisters said they realized they had been sold a stolen dog after seeing news reports about the Maltese, the New York Daily News reports.
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