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POSTED: October 9, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Dog survives 110-mile ride on engine: SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — A dog has survived a 110-mile ride on the hot engine of a pickup truck during a Southern California heat wave.

The driver of a Chevrolet Silverado felt the pickup move slightly after he stopped in San Clemente on Monday. He had just driven from Chino to Orange and Camp Pendleton.

The Orange County Register said 52-year-old Jaime Magaña noticed fur above the left front tire and he opened the hood to find a 25-pound dog atop the engine.

Temperatures outside were nudging 100 degrees.

Magaña called for help and an animal control officer put the dog, nicknamed Chevy, into her air-conditioned truck.

It perked right up.

Magaña says he’s seen the dog in his Chino neighborhood.

The hunt is on for the dog’s owner.

Judge does jury duty

EBENSBURG, Pa. — A western Pennsylvania judge spent the day in the county courthouse — but not in her usual seat.

Instead, Cambria County Judge Linda Fleming sat among 119 other people who reported for jury duty Thursday at the courthouse about 70 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Fleming says she felt it was important to serve and not use her position as an excuse to get out of jury duty. Potential jurors watch an orientation video in which Fleming and four other judges explain the process. Fleming says a woman sitting next to her didn’t recognize her in the video.

Fleming was picked for a 36-member panel assigned to a criminal case. But she wasn’t seated as one of the case’s 12 jurors after an attorney objected.

Fleming says she declined the $9 each juror is paid for the day.

 

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