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May 18, 2007 12:17 PM

Whale picked right time to get lost (10/20/1985)

If E.T. the humpback whale had surfaced in the Sacramento River at Rio Vista 20 or 30 years ago, it might have been harpooned. In 1985, however, a humpback whale gets a celebrity's welcome. Awed residents of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have practically adopted him and Rio Vista city fathers would present him with a key to the city, if only there was a way.

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