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Saturday, August 16, 2003

West Virginia: Kanawha County Sheriff's office reports that a string of four fatal shootings over the past week were linked by ballistics testing to the same type of weapon. The perpetrator(s) remain at large. //www.cnn.com/2003/US/South/08/16/W.virginia.shootings/index.html//wvgazette.com/section/News/2003081514. The incident is reminiscent of the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks.
Dr. Hitoshi Nikaidoh, a 35-year-old surgical resident, was decapitated in a freak elevator accident at a hospital in Houston, Texas. //www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/elevator.asp
The 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park Fire spreads quickly on the outskirts of Kelowna, British Columbia, threatening to engulf the largest town in British Columbia's interior.
A tourist visiting Las Vegas, Nevada, Rebecca Longhoffer, was electrocuted by an iron plate situated in the ground while crossing Las Vegas Boulevard. //www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/lasvegas.asp
Source: Wikipedia