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   Marysville Yuba Appeal Democrat (Newspaper) - September 4, 2007, Marysville Yuba, California                                Panda mural was a 'sweet gig' for artist SINCE YOU ASKED / PAGE CI �' -A Marysville has a ton of talent SPORTS / PAGE B1 Online: www.appealdemocrat.com OCRAT Sejtember^M^ Marysville-Yuba City, California Singlecoj^47^tax I WORLD AROUND You SPORTS Concussions do big damage Athletes call it getting your bell rung, buta concussion is more like an electrical storm in your brain. A sudden impact to the head temporarily scrambles nerve impulses that transmit thoughts and the brain's orders to the body, as seen when tough linebackers stagger like drunks and go the wrong way on the field after a big hit. Even mild concussions can cause lasting damage. PageBI STATE Bay Bridge work wraps up Traffic flowed in both -directions on the San, Francisco-Oakland Bay; Bridge 11 hours ahead of schedule, as crews wrapped up repairs Monday. Page a I   The Appeal-T Democrats latest online poll asks: Are you concerned about the state of area levees? To vote in our poll, log onto appealdemocrat.com. ' � J.     $ " '' FREEDOM COMMUMt(*TIOII$;l�t. 1530 Ellis Lake Drive, Marysville, CA 95901 INSIDE P3 Lottery AT Movies A2 Calendar__ CteHled   M �T OasslcfornlcsM mm comics    o* opinion   ,g Crosswords & Sports"     TH 7H 73 _   7g} gta� Entertainment� S^5Ru Features GET" T5 KID'S CABOOSE IS ON THE LOOSE Vr'S" �/     Mis*** /    llilllf Photos by Chrif Kaufman/Appeal-Democrat Billy Menigoz, 3, of Nicolaus "rides" in a caboose under Highway 99 on Monday before the Nicolaus Labor Day Parade. Parade perks up town By Andrea Koskey Appeal-Democrat Spectators lined the streets before the start of the annual Labor Day Parade in Nicolaus on Monday, hoping to secure one of the best spots from which to watch the floats pass by. Sitting on a bale of hay set up by parade organizers along Marcum Road, Cynthia and Scott Autrey of Pleasant Grove, said they came to Nicolaus for the first time to enjoy the food, the parade and the company. "We heard this was the place to be," Cynthia Autrey said with a laugh. While they waited for the 68 parade participants to make their way down the street, the Autreys enjoyed a pancake breakfast, which kicked off the Labor Day festivities in the south Sutter County town and lasted most of the day. "It's going to be an exciting day," said Leslie Fair, co-chairwoman of the parade route committee. "We're expecting a much bigger crowd this year than last." Fair said this was the 16th Labor Day Parade in mf Ana Gonzalez, 9, dances Monday with fellow Rancho Santa Maria dancers during the parade. Nicolaus. The celebration was started by parents from local schools who chose the holiday for a celebration. "I don't really know why they chose Labor Day," she said. "But it stuck. We draw from long distances." With everything from floats to vintage cars and horses and tractors, an assortment of participants www.appeal-demoaat.com/sections/ multimedia/ geared up to give paradegoers, such as the Autreys, something to see. "We love the small-town parades. We get to see the tractors and the farm equipment," Scott Autrey said. The parade has grown over time. Dan McBride Sr. remembers when it all began. "We were here from day one," said the owner of a 1931 Deluxe Roadster and a 1931 Town Sedan. "It's our local parade. I was asked to do it 16 years ago, and I've Turn to PARADE / A6 Snakes alive! Indians obsessed with records jft^soMroooo?""1 v Photos by Associated Press C. Manoharan "Snake" Manu passes a garden snake through his nose and out his mouth in an attempt to set a Guinness world record in Chen-nai, India, in September 2004. In the United States, the Guinness World Record book is a favorite of 10 year-olds, but In India, records themselves are the stuff of national headlines.   ' ly Sam Dolnlck Associated Press NEW DELHI-How do you stand out in a land with a billion people? Radhakant Bajpai did it by growing his ear hair more than five inches long. Vadivelu Karunakaren did it by skipping 10 miles in 58 minutes. Arvind Morarbhai Pandya did it by running 940 miles backward in 26 days and seven hours. , India is a land obsessed with superlatives, especially Striking nurses set to return today No one shows up for Fremont rally By Andrea Koskey Appeal-Democrat Replacement nurses at Fre-mont-Rideout Health Group care facilities in the Yuba-Sutter area had a quiet day on the strike front Monday, one day before employees returned to work. Nurse replacements were called in by hospital officials in preparation for a one-day strike that took place Friday after months of failed contract negotiations. Nurses on strike were expected to return to work today. Hospital officials said replacement nurses were contracted for five days. "We were very well-prepared and our patients were very well taken care of," hospital CEO Terri Hamilton said. "That's what we base our success on, the ability to take care of our patients. We talk to them. Every (patient) that I spoke to on Friday said they received very good care." According to the California Nurses Association, the nurses union, roughly 200 people participated in the strike. Hamilton said no additional Turn to NURSES / A4 Province said key to U.S. success By Robert Burns Associated Press AL-ASAD ATR BASE, Iraq -By assembling his war advisers and Iraq's political leaders far from Baghdad        - on Monday,  IRAQ WAR ANALYSIS Radhakant Bajpai set a world record by growing his ear hair Turn to RECORDS / AS more than five inches long. President Bush symbolically underscored U.S. impatience with the central government's political paralysis. And he highlighted his hope that progress at the local level most notably here in Anbar province where the insurgency once held sway - can provide the spark for political reconciliation at the national level. Bush flew to this remote desert air base and met with top politicians from Baghdad as Turn to BUSH/AS President Bush Travels to Iraq   

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