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Distress Signal

Oregon man's TV signals for help

An Oregon man's flat-screen TV is loaded with all the bells and whistles -- including one option he'd rather not have. A couple of weeks ago the Toshiba with built-in VCR, DVD and CD player starting emitting the international distress signal. An orbiting search and rescue satellite picked up the signal and before long Chris van Rossman heard a knock at the door. Air Force officials, a police officer and a search and rescue deputy were outside. Officials have told him to keep the TV off or face a fine. A Toshiba spokeswoman says this is the first time the company has heard of such a problem.

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