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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: DEC. 26, 2007

RECUPERATING RAPTOR: A bald eagle paces his cage at the Shasta Wildlife Rescue as he recovers from what is believed to be injuries from high-tension wires. Bald eagles at the Shasta Wildlife Rescue normally cannot be viewed by the public. Special permission from California Fish and Game was required to photograph the birds without using any flash equipment.

Photo by Paul Robeson

RECUPERATING RAPTOR: A bald eagle paces his cage at the Shasta Wildlife Rescue as he recovers from what is believed to be injuries from high-tension wires. Bald eagles at the Shasta Wildlife Rescue normally cannot be viewed by the public. Special permission from California Fish and Game was required to photograph the birds without using any flash equipment.

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  • WELCOMING A NEW CHURCH: Sikh priests with swords sang at opening of the Sikh Centre in Anderson on April 13, the birthday of the Sikh religion. The event was attended by approximately 150 well-wishers from Anderson and beyond.
  • 88 KEYS ON FIRE: Jason D. Williams closed the 26th Annual Mosquito Serenade free concert series this summer by attacking the piano like Jerry Lee Lewis. Ken Hartman, Anderson Parks and Recreation director, estimated attendance for the show at 3,000 and for the entire series at 20,000.The series, which ran for 10 weeks beginning in June, featured a range of music from reggae to jazz to country western in an outdoor setting by the Sacramento River.
  • RECUPERATING RAPTOR: A bald eagle paces his cage at the Shasta Wildlife Rescue as he recovers from what is believed to be injuries from high-tension wires. Bald eagles at the Shasta Wildlife Rescue normally cannot be viewed by the public. Special permission from California Fish and Game was required to photograph the birds without using any flash equipment.
  • SEARCHING FOR CLUES: Four members of the Wilcox family were found shot to death in their burned-down home in Happy Valley. Here, a member of the Search and Rescue team was in the house last Wednesday along with forensic specialists in search for clues about the tragedy.
  • PRESENT WREATHS: Army Specialists Kurt Willburn and Matthew Roberts march toward a grave at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo last week to place wreaths on veteran’s graves. Specialist James Harris and Staff Sergeant Cathy Strudle headed up the wreath project.
  • AN ELUSIVE FISHER: A tree-climbing mammal, fishers are rarely seen in the wild. This one was captured by a remote camera triggered by a motion detector set up by Sierra Pacific Industries’ wildlife biologist Steven Self in the Pacific Coast range near Eureka.

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