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Saturday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2014.
There are 263 days left in the year.TIH


1861, the American Civil War began as Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. American Civil War, also called War Between the States between the United States and 11 Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America. The north eventually won and the war ended in what year? ************18651955, the vaccine against polio was declared safe and effective. Who  discovered and developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine??? ************* Jonas Salk
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Kimberly Ring – The Company of Animals to discuss the Anxiety Wrap at 630 PM EST--------------------------Crocodile caught wandering around California mallDon't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall.California Fish and Wildlife officials have taken custody of the croc, are feeding it rainbow trout and will likely donate it to a zoo.Police say the crocodile was apparently left outside the Roseville store by someone who didn't want it anymore.The animal had grown to 4-feet long, and its jaws had been wrapped shut with heavy-duty tape. There was a note identifying it as a Nile crocodile and requesting someone "call rescue."Police say no one was hurt when the animal was picked up with the help of a catch pole typically used to nab stray dogs.
--------------------------Commuter's video shows rat terrifying NYC subwayTurns out, New Yorkers are just as wimpy as anyone else.A subway train was leaving the Fulton Street station in lower Manhattan on Monday when someone shouted, "Rat on the train!"Jinais Ponnampadikkal Kader (jih-NYE'-ees poh-nahm-PAH'-dihk-kahl KAH'-dur) started recording the ensuing panic on his cellphone.His video shows people screaming as a large rat runs from side to side. It ends when the train reaches the High Street station in Brooklyn.The 28-year-old Kader is a software developer who lives in Harrison, N.J.More than 700,000 people had clicked on the YouTube video by mid week.
------------------------Dog who outran NYC commuter train rescued by officials and put up for adoption...A fast and frisky pooch who outran a New York City commuter train is lucky to be alive.The speedy dog was seen galloping alongside a Metro-North Railroad train on a parallel track this week.About half a dozen other trains in the area scheduled to pass through were told to slow down and watch out for a stray animal. The trains run on tracks that are electrified by a third rail -- at about 700 volts.Engineer Joseph Delia said that the dog was running "like she didn't have a care in the world." Then she got ahead of the train -- running directly in front of it -- and Delia said he had to go "real slow" to avoid hitting her.Delia was afraid the dog would hit the third rail, She’s not a very big dog. I was worried she wouldn’t make it and get electrocuted."Two MTA police officers brought the dog to safety at the 125th St. station in Manhattan. The agency said the dog walked into the officers' arms at the end of the platform as customers applauded. The officers named the dog "Tie," after all the railroad ties she crossed, and plan to put her up for adoption. The owner of the dog is not known. ---------------------Woman battling cancer seeks home for best friend...Pat Cudd and her dog, Sherlock, are the best of friends -- companions through and through. But Cudd has cancer and she's worried about what that will mean for Sherlock.
 
Cudd said she wants to find Sherlock a good home, but it's been hard because her time is short and her best friend is a pit bull mix.Cudd said Sherlock was adopted from the Humane Society.
 
Cudd said Sherlock is very smart and sensitive, and he knows when he is being treated right and wrong. She also said a family with no other pets would be best.
 
But for a family that needs love, Cudd said Sherlock's a giver.Anyone interested in adopting Sherlock should send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-775- 0797.---------------America’s next generation of youngsters should be called “Generation Rex.”If you’re wondering why playgrounds are so quiet and dog runs are packed, a new report has an answer: More and more US women are forgoing motherhood and getting their maternal kicks by owning handbag-size canines.Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that a big drop in the number of babies born to women ages 15 to 29 corresponds with a huge increase in the number of tiny pooches owned by young US women, reports the business-news site Quartz.Dog-crazy New York ladies said that they aren’t surprised by the findings — and that they happily gave up diaper changes, temper tantrums and college funds for the easy affection of their doggy “child.”The federal data behind the report show that over the past seven years, the number of live births per 1,000 women between ages 15 and 29 in America has plunged 9 percent.At the same time, research by the American Pet Products Association shows the number of small dogs — under 25 pounds — in the United States has skyrocketed, from 34. 1 million in 2008 to 40.8 million in 2012.
 
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