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T.O. veteran earns medals

Published: August 9, 2006

8102006Thad Taft, a 75-year-old disabled U.S. Air Force veteran from Thousand Oaks, received two gold medals at the 26th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which took place recently in Anchorage, Alaska.

At age 21, Taft suffered a spinal cord injury and could no longer walk. He’d been serving in the military during the Korean War and was a crewmember of a plane that lost an engine and crashed. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs brought Taft “back to life,” the veteran said, and he’s remained positive when he might otherwise have been devastated.

$1.4 million in refunds urged

Published: August 9, 2006

Charity raffle under scrutiny | Officials allege proceeds were spent for personal use.

A new lawsuit has been filed after a spinal cord injury research fundraiser failed to award the prizes it promised.

The Missouri attorney general wants a St. Louis-based charity to refund $1.4 million to consumers who purchased raffle tickets for an opulent Parkville mansion, a fundraiser that was supposed to help spinal cord injury research.