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Lone survivor of Crandon slaying
'God saved Charlie for a reason' says Neitzel's mother
|RECOVERING FROM WOUNDS: Charlie Neitzel, seated, is recovering from three gunshot wounds sustained in the Oct. 7 Crandon shootings that left six people, including the gunman, dead. Restricted to a wheelchair, Neitzel depends on the assistance of his mother Carole and brother Cyle. (Sam Lucero photo)
By Sam Lucero
PICKEREL -- Charlie Neitzel's passion for working on automobiles helped land him a job this year at Northern Fiber Works in Crandon, where he built fiberglass race truck parts. "I like building stuff with my hands," said Neitzel, 21.
His dream job ended in a nightmarish fashion shortly after 2:30 a.m. Oct. 7, when Neitzel joined his best friend, Aaron Smith, 20, at a house party in Crandon, a community of about 1,900 people located 110 miles northwest of Green Bay.
Neitzel, Smith and five other people - Bradley Schultz, 20, Jordanne Murray, 18, Katrina McCorkle, 17, Lianna Thomas, 17, and Lindsey Stahl, 14 - were shot by another longtime friend, Tyler Peterson, 20, who arrived, uninvited, at the party just minutes after Neitzel.
The shooting rampage left everyone at the party, except Neitzel, dead. Peterson took his own life later that day. Full story ...
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Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
for December 9, 2007: A God of endurance and encouragement (Advent)
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
for December 9, 2007: John the Baptist calls for reform
Editorial -- Stem cell studies could end debate
New method of creating stem cells may end need for destroying
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Foundations of Faith -- Seeing red: the liturgical color for fire and passion
Red symbolizes the blood shed for love of God and us
Sites of Tour -- The place where Peter is buried
Cathedral places altar over 1st century execution site
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Stewardship: A Way of Life -- Rosaries shipped across globe
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Articles on 2007 Bishop's Appeal
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Bishop's Appeal calls Catholics to stewardship (Feb. 9, 2007)
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