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Gacy case helps in unsolved death

Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing — one he didn’t commit.

The queen scene

WENATCHEE — The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival kicks off Thursday with numerous events, from entertainment and a food fair at Memorial Park to the Queen’s Court exhibit at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Check out today’s special section in The Wenatchee World for more photos and a story on this year’s queen, Roslyn Thompson.

Nesting season

WENATCHEE — Spring is not only Apple Blossom season, it’s also nesting season. This osprey could be seen Tuesday building a nest in Riverfront Park. Opsrey are currently monitored by the state, but are not considered a species of concern. They are managed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife as needed to prevent them from becoming endangered, threatened or sensitive.

As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.

Land acquisition discussion coming to East Wenatchee

EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County commissioners are defending their support of a state land buy near Grand Coulee, saying they expect the public benefit from new fishing and hunting opportunities to far outweigh lost tax revenue.

Metals futures

NEW YORK — Spot nonferrous metal prices as of 7 a.m.

Portland grain

PORTLAND, Ore. — Bids as of noon Tuesday for grains delivered to Portland, by rail or barge, in dollars per bushel. Information from USDA Market News Service.

Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Corporate deals and some solid earnings reports propelled the stock market to its sixth straight gain Tuesday.