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  • What happened to Baby Alpha Beta? Did the newborn found behind a grocery find her birth mother?

    07/06/2015 11:31:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 6, 2015 | Theresa Walker
    Kayla Tovo paced next to her parked car, not sure what to expect. "Mom, what are you doing?" her little boy called out the window. "Give me a minute," she answered. A decade ago, Tovo manned a machine gun for the Army in Afghanistan. Yet the meeting she was about to go to, at a park in Huntington Beach, spooked her. On the drive over she'd stopped to buy a yellow rose. A yellow rose means friendship. A yellow rose means starting over. A yellow rose would express three words to someone she'd be meeting for the first time –...
  • EXPLOSIVE REPORT: FORCES WERE AVAILABLE TO HELP AMERICANS UNDER ATTACK IN BENGHAZI

    04/29/2013 6:26:39 PM PDT · by crosslink · 315 replies
    The blaze ^ | 4-29-2013 | Jason Howerton
    The U.S. government had the ability to “react and respond” to the Benghazi terrorist attack and could have had forces on the ground before the second wave of the assault began, a special operator with knowledge of the response told Fox News in an exclusive interview. Due to the explosive nature of his allegations, the special ops member asked to remain anonymous. “I know for a fact that C 110 the UComm CIF was doing a training exercise, not in the region of northern Africa, but in Europe. And they had the ability to react and respond,” he told Fox...
  • Obama Did Not Follow His Own Directive.

    10/29/2012 6:26:14 AM PDT · by sirchtruth · 4 replies
    Kyle Clark Interview Of Obama ^ | 10/29/2012 | sirchtruth
    Obama - I’ve said over the last couple of months since this happened, the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. Number two, we’re going to investigate exactly what happened so that it doesn’t happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice. And I guarantee you that everyone in the state department, our military, the CIA, you name it, had number one priority making sure that people were safe. Sirchtruth...
  • Special report -Mormonism besieged by the modern age [Lds church is hemorrhaging in member losses]

    02/01/2012 4:50:21 AM PST · by Colofornian · 176 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 29, 2012 | Peter Henderson and Kristina Cooke
    ...A religious studies class late last year at Utah State University...was unusual for two reasons. The small group of students, faculty and faithful there to hear Mormon Elder Marlin Jensen were openly troubled about the future...asking hard questions. And Jensen was uncharacteristically frank... Did the leaders...know that members are "leaving in droves?" a woman asked. "We are aware," said Jensen, according to a tape recording of his unscripted remarks. "And I'm speaking of the 15 men that are above me in the hierarchy of the church."... "My own daughter," he then added, "has come to me and said, 'Dad, why...
  • I Fear The Terrible NewsThat Gilad Shalit Will Be Forced To Contend With Upon His Arrival

    10/14/2011 5:40:42 AM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    October 14, 2011 | lbryce
    Gilad Shalit was a newlywed at the time of his abduction. While tragic events such as what Gilad has had to endure is overbearingly difficult to contend with, it is certainly the young wife that suffers more than her fair share. In the first few days after the abduction, Fox News anchor John Gibson spoke with Gilad's wife, the interview of whic was extraordinarily traumatic. Gilad's wife ran the gamut of emotional distress, hysteria, incoherence, madness, poor girl, to such a degree Fox had no choice but to immediately stop the interview.. I thought of her, her difficult plight through...
  • Fort Worth Principal Arrested After Abandoning Children in Hotel (Went Drinkng and Dancing)

    05/09/2010 5:15:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 62 replies · 2,978+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | 5/8/2010 | Domingo Ramirez
    FORT WORTH -- A Forth Worth middle school principal was behind bars Sunday on charges that she abandoned her children at a hotel to go to a nightclub in downtown Dallas, authorities said Sunday. Carla Wesbrook-Spaniel, 44, was in the Dallas County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail. Wesbrook-Spaniel, the principal at J.P. Elder Middle School, was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in Dallas after she scuffled with a bouncer and Dallas police near a nightclub in the 1500 block of Main Street, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News.
  • Understanding the Black Experience?

    05/23/2009 3:48:39 AM PDT · by Scanian · 56 replies · 1,853+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2009 | Kevin Jackson
    received an email from a black man who was attempting to convince me that, though I am completely black, I have no experience growing up black in America. The bulk of his theory on my ‘blackness' was based on the fact that I constantly lampoon Obama in my blog. He counseled me to embrace Obama, as Obama could help me to "rediscover the black experience." He warned that "whites would never see me, as I see me." Touting Obama as the poster child for blackness is a ridiculous notion. Further, the idea that Obama can teach me "blackness" is equally...
  • Neb. parents rush to leave kids before law changes

    11/13/2008 6:12:32 PM PST · by Gordon Greene · 55 replies · 1,508+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/13/2008 | NATE JENKINS
    LINCOLN, Neb. – The mother was running out of more than patience when she abandoned her 18-year-old daughter at a hospital over the weekend under Nebraska's safe-haven law. She was also running out of time: She knew that state lawmakers would soon meet in a special session to amend the ill-fated law so that it would apply to newborns only. "Where am I going to get help if they change the law?" said the mother... To the state's surprise and embarrassment, more than half of the 31 children legally abandoned under the safe-haven law since it took effect in mid-July...
  • 11 Kids Left At Neb. Hospitals In 24 Hours (child abandonment)

    09/26/2008 5:39:43 AM PDT · by Renfield · 19 replies · 868+ views
    KETV.com ^ | 9-25-08
    OMAHA, Neb. -- Child welfare officials in Nebraska said 11 children -- nine from one father -- were abandoned at hospitals in the state Wednesday night under the state's unique safe haven law. On Wednesday night, one father left his five boys and four girls, ages 1 to 17, at a hospital emergency room. Two unrelated boys ages 11 and 15 were dropped off at another hospital. One of the boys was placed in foster care and the other is still at the hospital undergoing evaluation, reported KETV-TV. Five of the nine siblings who were abandoned Wednesday have been placed...
  • Back in the USSR

    08/16/2008 12:13:14 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 25 replies · 225+ views
    Insight ^ | Aug. 14, '08 | Jeff Jacoby
    Henry Kissinger used to say that while it can be dangerous to be an enemy of the United States, to be a friend is fatal. The people of South Vietnam learned that bitter lesson when the United States abandoned them in 1975. The Poles learned it after Yalta, the Hungarian freedom fighters learned it in 1956, and Cubans learned it at the Bay of Pigs. And tens of thousands of Iraqis learned it in 1991, when at the urging of George H.W. Bush they rose against Saddam Hussein, only to be slaughtered when American support never materialized. Now we can...
  • Sorry, fellas, it's quitting time!

    02/16/2008 3:50:36 PM PST · by humblegunner · 43 replies · 148+ views
    The Associated Press and ABC News ^ | February 15, 2008 | Staff
    CORSICANA, TX -- A driver who apparently took her work rules very seriously abandoned a bus full of former prisoners along a highway because her hours for the day were over, police said. The 40 passengers had been paroled or released from the state prison in Huntsville. Some wore ankle bracelet monitors. They were aboard a charter bus that was headed Thursday to a terminal in Dallas but wound up 60 miles short. "In 31 years in law enforcement I've never seen anything like this," Corsicana Police Sgt. Lamoin Lawhon said. ~Snip~
  • Shopper had pattern of leaving child unattended

    12/16/2006 3:54:09 AM PST · by radar101 · 45 replies · 2,053+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | 16 DEC 2006 | Bill Bertolino
    Gardenia Zakrzewski Johansson The Scottsdale woman under investigation by state authorities for leaving her toddler in the car this week while shopping at Neiman Marcus had left her child unattended the week before while she went jewelry shopping in north Scottsdale and later went to Starbucks with her dog, according to a police report. Gardenia Zakrzewski Johansson, 39, shopped calmly for about 20 minutes at Hodson Jewelry Gallery, 8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, before telling employees “I have a baby in my car, can you watch him while I go to Starbucks?” according to the report. A jewelry store employee...
  • Abandonment Of Homeless Probed

    10/25/2006 9:41:43 PM PDT · by CAWats · 9 replies · 348+ views
    Monterey Herald (Monterey CA) ^ | Wed, Oct. 25, 2006 | ANDREW GLAZER
    LOS ANGELES - Authorities have launched a criminal investigation into suspected dumping of homeless people on Skid Row after police witnessed ambulances leaving five people on a street there during the weekend. The city attorney's office is reviewing police videotapes and photographs of the five alleged dumping cases Sunday to determine whether the patients were falsely imprisoned during their transfer and whether the hospital, Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, violated any laws regarding the treatment of patients. Two of the patients told officers they did not want to be taken downtown, said police Capt. Andrew Smith. ''There is an expression...
  • 'I DON'T WANT YOU ANYMORE' (mom abandons and literally pushes away tot on NYC street)

    09/07/2006 11:51:23 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 174 replies · 4,333+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 7, 2006 | LORENA MONGELLI and ERIKA MARTINEZ
    A terrified 3-year-old girl was left stranded in the lobby of a Chinatown building after her mother angrily told her, "Go away! I don't want you anymore!" police and witnesses said yesterday. Little Angelina Chen was seen running after her mother, weeping and desperately calling, "Mommy! Mommy!" as her mother walked off, witnesses told The Post. Police arrested the woman, Jin Lin, 32, of Queens, hours after witnesses said she left the child in an office building near the corner of Market and Division streets. She was charged with abandonment of a child and endangering the welfare of child. But...
  • Germans panic and dump their cats as Serbia joins the bird flu list

    03/04/2006 10:05:38 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 53 replies · 1,249+ views
    Germans panic and dump their cats as Serbia joins the bird flu list Disease/Infection News Published: Sunday, 5-Mar-2006 Printer Friendly Email to a Friend According to an animal welfare society in Germany, hundreds of cats are being left at animal shelters following the disclosure earlier in the week that a cat on the island of Ruegen had died from the deadly bird flu. The charity says they are examining the abandoned cats for any sign of illness including bird flu. German veterinary authorities confirmed last week that a dead cat found on the Baltic island of Ruegen had been infected...
  • Mother accused of abandoning child on Beltway, faces charges

    07/28/2005 11:15:31 AM PDT · by JZelle · 14 replies · 627+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-28-05 | Gary Emerling
    A Newport News, Va., woman is facing charges including felony child neglect after police said she abandoned her 4-year-old son and struck him with her car Tuesday night on the Beltway in Falls Church. Virginia State Police said Channoah Alece Green, 22, left her son along the heavily traveled interstate when she became upset with him. She also faces a felony hit-and-run charge related to the incident; police said she hit her son with the car when he tried to climb back inside. "Apparently, as she pulled away, she actually struck her own child and knocked him to the ground,"...
  • Four children found living alone in flat (Ft Worth)

    06/29/2005 7:17:36 AM PDT · by jtminton · 37 replies · 1,425+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 06/29/2005 | Deanna Boyd
    FORT WORTH - Four children were taken into protective custody Tuesday morning after they were found alone in a filthy apartment without electricity or edible food, police said. Lt. Dean Sullivan said Fort Worth police were dispatched to the Woodland Oaks Apartments at 1401 Morrison Drive about 9:30 a.m. on a report by a resident that four children, ages 2, 5, 10 and 13, had been abandoned inside one of the apartments. There, police found the children living in an unsuitable living condition without electricity or edible food, Sullivan said. There was rotting food throughout the apartment. He said the...
  • As Japan goes grey, toymakers design dolls for the elderly

    02/23/2005 1:59:07 PM PST · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 33 replies · 1,949+ views
    APF via Yahoo ^ | February 23., 2005
    TOKYO (AFP) - As Japan produces fewer children and more retirees, toymakers are designing new dolls designed not for the young but for the lonely elderly -- companions which can sleep next to them and offer caring words they may never hear otherwise. Talking toys have become such a hit that some elderly people have embraced them as substitutes for the children who have grown old and deserted entire neighborhoods in the rapidly greying country. The Yumel doll, which looks like a baby boy and has a vocabulary of 1,200 phrases, is billed as a "healing partner" for the elderly...
  • "Where's the Beef?"

    01/18/2005 3:08:36 PM PST · by Derek2012 · 21 replies · 338+ views
    "Twain's Journal" | Jan. 18, 2005 | Derek2012
    Where has the VA gone to? I mean the viable, the dependable, the ...old VA! When I went in the service in "75", we were guaranteed certain things upon entering the service, I.E.: Dental coverage (Service Related)! Now we don't even get this. I understand by heresy, that there are now many inconsistencies, in the system (VA). How can I align myself with the people who now protest these new changes? Is there a "Chat Forum", either in here, or outside of this site, that I can turn to to reply to and reflect upon? I understand that the republican...
  • Girl, 14, abandoned by mother who ran off with her lover

    11/30/2004 5:25:06 PM PST · by saquin · 86 replies · 5,226+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 12/01/04 | Russell Jenkins
    WHEN Chloe Riley, 14, arrived home from school to find her mother had walked out and left her to fend for herself, she set out to do just that. For a fortnight she carried on as normal, keeping up her schoolwork and telling no one that her mother, Stephanie, an IT teacher, had disappeared. But when she returned home to find the locks changed, she had to accept that she had been abandoned. Her mother had cancelled the tenancy on the council house they had shared in the Wirral and moved in with her lover. For two months the girl...
  • FROM THE PEWS, QUIET REBELLION

    12/19/2004 6:36:32 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 134 replies · 1,741+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 19 Dec 2004 | Michael Paulson, Globe Staff
    For years, they followed the rules as best they could, attending Mass at least once a week, teaching religious education, helping in the office or the rectory. But for weeks now, in a quiet but extraordinary uprising against the church authority they had been taught to respect, hundreds of Catholics in eight communities in and around Boston have been occupying churches the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is attempting to close. They have taken over the roles formerly administered by priests and paid church employees, doing everything from leading worship to cleaning buildings. One major thing they cannot do, consecrate the...
  • Girl let out of criminal custody

    12/17/2004 2:38:37 PM PST · by atomic_dog · 24 replies · 912+ views
    Monterey County Herald ^ | Dec. 17, 2004 | George Sanchez
    Girl let out of criminal custody Farmworker who abandoned baby in toilet held for immigration By GEORGE B. SANCHEZ Herald Salinas Bureau The young Oaxacan woman accused of abandoning her newborn outside Soledad is now being held for immigration officials after a judge released her from local criminal proceedings. An immigration hold was placed on the woman when she was booked into Juvenile Hall in June after being arrested on charges of attempted murder and child abandonment, said Mike McNews, Monterey County probation services manager. The woman has since turned 18. On Thursday, the court ordered her released from custody...
  • 2-year-old boy dies in locked van; mother arrested

    08/20/2004 11:35:22 AM PDT · by thegreatbeast · 20 replies · 1,043+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, August 20, 2004 | Bay City News
    A 2-year-old boy died of heat exhaustion in Healdsburg on Thursday after his allegedly intoxicated mother left him and his 4-year-old brother in a locked van in 90-degree heat for about eight hours, police said. The mother of Liam Paulsen, 35-year-old Rena Corban, apparently began drinking in the morning and passed out on a couch when she returned home around 10 a.m. after running errands with the children, according to Healdsburg police Sgt. Toni Pinochi.
  • Police trying to ID (abandoned)baby's mother(daughter of Tarrant Co. judge, lives with judge)

    11/20/2003 6:38:34 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 10 replies · 135+ views
    Fort Worth star telegram ^ | 11/20/03 | Domingo Ramirez Jr.
    HURST - Crime scene investigators Wednesday combed through a car and a house on Louella Drive looking for clues leading to the mother of a newborn boy found inside a trash bin last week. A tip and witness statements led them to a 24-year-old woman who lives at the house, police said. The team of investigators arrived about 2 p.m. at the spacious 1-story brick house in the 400 block of Louella Drive. The house is about four blocks southwest of where the baby was found Friday morning inside two plastic bags. The baby, temporarily named John Doe, remained in...
  • FReeper Needs Geriatric Legal Advice (Vanity)

    07/15/2002 9:18:03 PM PDT · by Xenalyte · 15 replies · 474+ views
    me ^ | 7/15/02 | me
    Texas Legal FReepers, I need your help. In very brief: my grandfather's second wife (of around five years; they're in their early 90s) has more or less abandoned him. She misrepresented herself as quite well-off, and after they were married, come to find out she's not all that moneyed. That wouldn't be a problem, except she's bankrupted him. My grandfather retired from Shell in 1976, and between his pension and his investments, he saved up a VERY nice nest egg for him and my grandmother. After she left us and he remarried, everyone thought they'd live inside their income just...
  • ABANDONED BABY

    07/12/2002 10:06:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 998+ views
    Associated Press - breaking on the wire | July 12, 2002
    DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ An 18-year-old mother who gave birth to a baby boy in the bathroom of her father's Brookfield diner and dumped the infant in the garbage has been sentenced to four years in prison. Teresa Perez of Danbury was sentenced by Judge Patrick Carroll in Danbury Superior Court on Thursday. The baby, named Christopher, was born Nov. 23. An employee emptying the trash found the infant several hours after his birth. The child barely survived the incident. His temperature had dropped to 85 degrees and he was treated for hypothermia at Danbury Hospital. He now lives with...