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WHEEL. The punishment of the wheel was formerly to put a criminal on a wheel, and then to break his bones until he expired. This barbarous punishment was never used in the United States, and it has been abolished in almost every civilized country.

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Wheeling Mayor Nick Sparachane and the leadership of Hopeful Housing Corporation yesterday joined a wide-range of community leaders and housing partners who all share the determination to revitalize the community and help more Wheeling families become first-time homeowners.
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Upholding the validity of water wheeling rates set by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the California Supreme Court today denied petitions to review the wheeling case.
19, 1996--A set of principles that will help guide Metropolitan Water District of Southern California into the next century and its world of water wheeling were adopted Tuesday by Metropolitan's board of directors.