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Children disciplined by vinegar, showers
interest alaert ^ | 8 26 03

Posted on 08/27/2003 12:00:26 AM PDT by freepatriot32

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Three Indianapolis children were forced to drink vinegar, eat peppers and take cold showers as a form of discipline, sheriff's deputies said.

Marion County sheriff's deputies found the malnourished children ages 10, 8 and 6 with rashes Sunday after a neighbor reported "banging and howling" from the apartment. Deputies said one boy told them that he had been kept in the bathtub all day.

Police said the mother and two other women gave the children acid-reducing gum to offset the effects of the vinegar and peppers.

Mary Corrigan, 33, and her friends, Edee Mowrer, 36, and Julie Watson, 26, were arrested on preliminary charges of child neglect, the Indianapolis Star reported.

Court records showed Corrigan said she was a former employee of the Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries. Watson said she worked for Acme Health Services, a local firm that specializes in home health care, the Star said.

Copyright 2003 by United Press International. All rights reserved.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: by; children; disciplined; showers; vinegar

1 posted on 08/27/2003 12:00:26 AM PDT by freepatriot32
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To: freepatriot32
This is NOT neglect; this is ABUSE. Neglect is often because of ignorance and instead of being punished, the parents should be taught. Abuse is deliberate. These charges need to be upgraded.
2 posted on 08/27/2003 1:29:50 AM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: freepatriot32
Three Indianapolis children were forced to drink vinegar, eat peppers and take cold showers as a form of discipline, sheriff's deputies said.

Dang it! How'd they find out about my hangover cure?
3 posted on 08/27/2003 1:38:47 AM PDT by mugsy
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To: freepatriot32
Mary, Edie, and Julie.

Boy kept in bathtub all day.

Alarm going off in my head.

4 posted on 08/27/2003 2:38:03 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: freepatriot32
Generally, when this sort of thing gets posted, a howl goes up from some of the folks who (apparently) think the authorities are at fault if they interfere with "Good Christians whose ideas of parenting are a mite strict".

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Let the howling begin !!

5 posted on 08/27/2003 4:55:01 AM PDT by genefromjersey (So little time - so many FLAMES to light !!)
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Really?
Geez, this is just flat out abuse.
6 posted on 08/27/2003 6:03:03 AM PDT by netmilsmom (God Bless our President, those with him & our troops)
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To: mugsy
Does vinegar work for a hangover cure??
7 posted on 08/27/2003 6:08:26 AM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: Freedom4US
I have a shot of Vinegar every morning..!
My Mother used to give it to me mixed with water. Havent been sick or to a Doctor(other than scheduled physicals) in over 50 years.
8 posted on 08/27/2003 6:26:47 AM PDT by Jay Howard Smith
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To: Jay Howard Smith
I guess that makes your full of piss-n-vinegar. (hehe)
9 posted on 08/27/2003 6:29:39 AM PDT by fml
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To: genefromjersey
I won't side with the parents but I would say that these stories tend to sound horrible such that none of us would care if the children are removed. It makes you wonder what the headline would say if child services visited any of our homes though. Are the charges true? Are they blown out of proportion to justify the means? If my son stays in his room to play one day will the headline read Child Isolated in Room for 20 Hours a Day? I think everyone should maybe not take these stories as gospel until the parents have a chance to defend themselves.
10 posted on 08/27/2003 6:47:01 AM PDT by Naspino
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To: Jay Howard Smith
Eat a pickle. Same thing.
11 posted on 08/27/2003 6:48:19 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Freedom4US
Does vinegar work for a hangover cure??

Yep, vinegar and peppers, along with some water and a four hour nap.... ;)
12 posted on 08/28/2003 1:57:09 AM PDT by mugsy
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