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WW II airman’s remains

in Sierra are identified

The remains of a U.S. Army Air Forces airman, missing since 1942 and found on Darwin Glacier in the Sierra Nevada in 2005, have been identified as those of Aviation Cadet Ernest G. Munn of St. Clairsville, Ohio. They will soon be returned to his family for burial with military honors, the Defense Department said.



Recent study says fault

is likely under Martis Dam




A new study says a recently active earthquake fault likely exists under the 36-year-old earthen-fill Martis Dam, 3 miles east of Truckee. The Army Corps of Engineers keeps the water level low because the dam is considered a high risk and water seepage may destabilize it.

Fairplay has explaining

to do on Bonaduce tussle

Reality TV figure Jonny Fairplay will have to provide a court with more details about his tooth-busting dust-up with Danny Bonaduce (shown above) before his lawsuit against producers of an awards show can go forward. Superior Court Judge Michael Solner told Fairplay, whose real name is Jon Dalton, to explain why the producers of Fox Reality Channel’s “Really Awards” were negligent and involved in the alleged battery. The lawsuit stems from an altercation last year in which Fairplay, a competitor on “Survivor: Pearl Islands,” jumped into Bonaduce’s arms on stage during the awards show to give him a hug. Bonaduce, 48, responded by tossing Fairplay over his shoulders. Fairplay lost a tooth and broke another.

Check toys – and

yourself – for lead

Screen toys and people for lead from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the lobby of the Rood Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City. A $10 donation is suggested for a fingerstick blood test. X-ray lead screening for items is free.


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