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Body found in

Mount Rainier search

Rescue crews on Mount Rainier have discovered a body matching the description of a snowshoer who vanished in a severe storm over the weekend.

Mount Rainier National Park spokeswoman Patti Wold said Monday the body had been turned over to the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office.

The 37-year-old man from Puyallup, Wash., intended to spend Saturday night at Camp Muir, a stone shelter nearly 10,200 feet up the 14,410-foot volcano.

It wasn't clear whether he knew the forecast called for a bad storm, but the conditions forced him to turn back.

Two other people took him into their tent and snow cave at Panorama Point, at 6,800 feet, but the three of them abandoned the camp when one wall collapsed. They descended together toward the visitor center at Paradise, but the man became separated from the others. - AP


Bush still hospitalized

A spokesman for George H.W. Bush said Monday that the former president's breathing had "returned to normal" but that he would remain in a hospital for at least another night pending approval from doctors for him to return to his Houston home. Tuesday will mark one week since Bush, 90, the nation's oldest living former president, was taken by ambulance to Houston's Methodist Hospital to address shortness of breath. Family spokesman Jim McGrath has described the hospitalization as a precaution. - AP

Recycle those trees

Western Colorado goat farmers say Christmas trees make great snacks for their herds, and they're offering to collect them from homes in the Grand Valley. Nevelle Hopper of the Lil Moo Ranch said Friday that the trees are a natural de-wormer for goats, and pine needles have vitamin C. She says the goats enjoy eating them, too.

- AP