The Daily Herald from Arlington Heights, Illinois on March 9, 2008 · Page 118
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Three of those spacewalks will feature Dextre, which is sure to steal the show. With 11-foot arms, a shoulder span of nearly 8 feet and a height of 12 feet, the Canadian Space Agency's Dextre — short for dexterous and pronounced like Dexter — is Man charged student's murder Asvirialnl I Vw AUBURN, Ala. — A man arrested after a car and foot chase by police who suspected him in a string of robberies was charged with capital murder in the abduction and shooting death of an Courtney Lockhart Auburn University student, police said Saturday. Courtney Lockhart was arrested Friday in Phenix City, about 30 miles from the campus where 18-year-old Lauren Burk was a freshman. She was found shot on the side of an off-campus road Tuesday night and her car was found burning in a campus parking lot. Lockhart tried to flee Phenix City police after being pulled over Friday, Auburn Assistant Police Chief Thomas Dawson said. 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