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Another Place to Recycle Dive Gear. After writing about where to take old equipment when you're done with it, Undercurrent readers are popping up with more places to sell stuff to. The latest is from David Steinberg, who recommends Discount Divers Supply in Seattle. Box up your equipment and ship it to the shop, which will give an estimate once the package arrives, and can offer cash or credit. They're looking for quite an assortment of stuff, including non-working rebreathers and antique dive gear ( )

Witch-Burning Alive and Well in PNG. Papua New Guinea is safe enough -- if you're headed straight to your dive resort. In her review of Walindi Plantation last October, our reporter described the arrest of 29 cannibal cult members in the Western Highlands for eating raw human brains. That regi on is in the news again after a mob stripped, tortured and bound a woman accused of witchcraft, then doused her with gasoline and burned her alive on a pile of tires in front of hundreds of people last month. Kepari Leniata, 20, was accused of sorcery by relatives of a six-year-old boy who had recently died; the connection between the two is unclear. The country's big newspapers printed grisly photos of the burning on their front pages. Police were outnumbered by the mob and couldn't save Leniata. The United Nations said the killing "adds to the growing pattern of vigilante attacks and killings of persons accused of sorcery" in PNG....

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