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Talk:Wikinews Shorts: May 7, 2007

Apologies - I am out of practice - please would someone kindly clean this up for me Fentonrobb 15:23, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Russia Today urlEdit

this url[tt_news]=5154&tx_ttnews[backPid]=122&cHash=2e62a3ec31 seems to be a problem for the template. --SVTCobra 23:22, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

i have now hidden this from the page but it still appears in edit view. not sure how to fix. --MarkTalk 15:03, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
I have fixed it by replacing the [ and ] with %5B and %5D respectively. —Zachary talk 15:22, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
Cheeers - simple now i know how to do it!! --MarkTalk 15:23, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Price for semi-precious copper shows dramatic rise in 2007Edit


I talked to a local scrap collector named "roger" He told me he has been making a lot more money as of late, due to the rapidly rising prices, and that he now focus's on scrap metal collection, instead of working on temp jobs and other more traditional employment.

In early march, I called Triple M metals for their spot price on #1 copper, they where 2.90 Canadian Dollars per pound, they are as of Friday, May 5, paying 3.45 Canadian Dollars per pound.

Rz350 16:46, 7 May 2007 (UTC)


Original reporting seems to be uneccessary for an article of this nature. There are many, many articles in all kinds of publications that discuss the rising price of copper and other metals. I'd just as soon avoid the telephone testimony of "roger" the scrap-metal dealer. --SVTCobra 19:08, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

It qualifies as OR, but it needs to have a more time-specific title. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:26, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Change the title somthing you think is apprioate. The OR section of it relates to increase in scrap metal collection by individuals, and I added this in a bit more detail to the article. Roger is a scrap collector with a truck, and thus a decent source for that aspect of it.

Rz350 19:30, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Exploding backpack kills one man in Las VegasEdit

Widely reported as a backpack, authorities have now claimed it was not a backpack. Police are treating it as a (rather unusual) homicide, and are treating the victim as the intended target. The device does not appear to have been designed for destruction of the structure, and so it does not, at this time, seem to be terrorism. More as it develops. -- 16:51, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

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