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Albany Times Union (Sunday) - - AROUND THE REGION -

1919: Her­man Berg of Bleecker Street walked into po­lice head­quar­ters with a French poo­dle un­der his arm and in bro­ken English im­plored De­tec­tive Patrick Shee­han to take the dog and kill it while show­ing the po­lice­man sev­eral scratches on his hands. Shee­han, a dog lover who had re­cently lost his pet dog of 14 years, Bea­zle, re­fused but took the poo­dle and agreed to find a proper place­ment for it. The next evening, Berg’s wife ar­rived at head­quar­ters with Berg trail­ing be­hind her to re­port her lost dog. Noth­ing Shee­han said could con­vince the two that the dog hadn’t been shot and dis­posed of un­til he re­turned it to their house the fol­low­ing morn­ing.

1969: A grease fire that be­gan at about 10:15 Sun­day morn­ing in the Siena Col­lege fri­ars’ deep fryer caused ex­ten­sive dam­age. The splat­ter­ing grease burned three fin­gers of the left hand of chief cook Homer G. Durham, 38, of Al­bany. He was treated at Al­bany Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal. The Shaker Road and Latham vol­un­teer fire com­pa­nies were called to the scene.

1994: Tonya Hard­ing’s body­guard and an­other man were ar­rested and charged with con­spir­acy in the at­tack on Olympic skat­ing ri­val Nancy Ker­ri­gan, a saga that had cap­ti­vated the na­tion. The body­guard, Shawn Eric Eckardt, 26, and Der­rick Brian Smith, 29, were ar­rested in Port­land, said Michael Schrunk, Mult­nomah County dis­trict at­tor­ney. The Seat­tle Post-in­tel­li­gencer re­ported that two oth­ers named in the ar­rest war­rants were still at large: Hard­ing’s for­mer hus­band, Jeff Gil­looly of Port­land, and an­other Port­land man iden­ti­fied as Shane Stant, be­lieved to be the hired as­sailant. Re­ports that Hard­ing also had been named in the war­rants were re­futed by au­thor­i­ties.

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