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Radio host dead at 63

Gene Wolf, longtime radio host of the Random Access show, guest host of the Point 'n' Click TV show and for many years the most famous advocate of Apple's computers in the Syracuse area Mac community, has been killed in a family dispute.

Read my tribute to Gene.



Al and Nancy Fasoldt
Technology writer and photographer Al Fasoldt writes about consumer technology for Technofile Online in Syracuse, New York, USA. He and his wife, Nancy, host workshops in computers and photography.

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Exploding gas tank ignites forest fire
Idaho roadsidwe forest fire Photo by Nancy Fasoldt. Copyright © 2015 Al Fasoldt. All rights reserved.

THIS FOREST FIRE was ignited by the exploding gas tank of a car that crashed along the roadside in rural Idaho Sunday afternoon. No one was injured, but the fire raged up the mountain faster than local firefighters could contain it. It was under control Sunday night after airplanes dropped water on the fire. Photo taken by a Samsung Galaxy S3.

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