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Legionnaires' Disease Leaves 1 Dead, 10 Ill Near Cleveland

People can get the disease by breathing in mist contaminated with the bacteria. Those who become sick experience symptoms similar to severe pneumonia.

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    A health official says an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease east of Cleveland left one person dead and sickened 10 others. 

    Lake County Health Commissioner Ron Graham says investigators believe at least a few of those people were sickened during the summer by Legionella bacteria that entered the air from cooling towers at a company's plant in Eastlake. Those include the 54-year-old man who died in August.

    The cooling towers in question have been cleaned, and officials said Wednesday that no bacteria was found in subsequent testing.

    Graham says officials may never know definitively if the other cases are linked to the same facility.

    Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

    [NATL] Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

    A pig who escaped slaughter is now living out her life in a South African sanctuary and painting original works that have sold for up to $2,000.

    "She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

    Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

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    People can get the disease by breathing in mist contaminated with the bacteria. Those who become sick experience symptoms similar to severe pneumonia.