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2005-05-02 10:55:00

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Norm Macdonald rises each morning with the sun, grabs his .223-caliber rifle and slips into the passenger seat of a tiny, doorless helicopter for another day of shooting pigs. As the chopper skims over rugged terrain, Macdonald scans dozens of simple fence traps he's set up for the thousands of wild swine that have overrun this Southern California island. When there are pigs in the traps - and there always are - Macdonald leans out and pumps two bullets...

2004-11-30 18:00:06

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Firefighters rescued dozens of squealing pigs Sunday night as they extinguished a fire in a pig sty near a garbage dump. Two piglets died, while dozens of others were rescued in the fire. The fire burned a pig shelter near Marin Sanitary Service's Marin Resource Recovery Center. When firefighters arrived, they faced a chaotic scene with an estimated 30 to 40 pigs running around. Initially, fire crews had trouble reaching the blaze after a distraught sow blocked...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.