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The photo was taken last June and released Wednesday. The buzz cut he had in his previous picture is gone, his hair and beard are now long and gray. He has had the carved swastika scar for decades.

Manson is scheduled for his 12th parole hearing next week. He is serving a life sentence at Corcoran State Prison for the killings of nine people, including the 1969 deaths of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people in cult attacks.

Three of his followers also are serving life sentences. A fourth, Susan Atkins, died in prison in 2009.


Dog eats prized tickets to Masters golf tourney

SEATTLE | Russ Berkman’s dream came true when he won a lottery for four passes to Wednesday’s practice round at the Masters golf tournament in Georgia. But the Seattle-area resident’s stomach turned when he found his dog, Sierra, had eaten them.

Mr. Berkman told KJR radio on Tuesday he was determined to go. His girlfriend told him he had to make Sierra puke.

He induced vomiting and recovered a gooey glob. Then he went to work trying to put about 20 vomit-covered pieces back together.

He says he recovered about 70 percent of the tickets. He took photos and explained the situation to the Augusta National Golf Club as “my dog ate my Masters tickets!”

The club reprinted Mr. Berkman’s tickets and had them waiting for him in Georgia.


Town with 1 resident sold for $900,000

BUFORD | A Wyoming town advertised as the smallest in the United States has sold at auction for $900,000.

Buford is between Cheyenne and Laramie in southeast Wyoming. An unidentified Vietnamese man placed the winning bid at auction Thursday.

As owner of the place along Interstate 80, he will get a gas station and convenience store, a schoolhouse from 1905, a cabin, a garage, 10 acres of land and a three-bedroom home.

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