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  • Sen. Coons: My daughter does not think Biden is creepy

    01/11/2015 10:55:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/11/15 | Lydia Wheeler
    Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday,” couldn’t help but ask Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) about a video, which went viral, of his daughter looking uncomfortable while Vice President Joe Biden whispered in her ear and gave her a kiss on the head during the senator’s swearing in ceremony last week. “I have to ask, cause a lot of people have been speculating about it, does she think the vice president is creepy?” Wallace asked. “No, Chris,” Coons said with a chuckle. “She doesn’t think the vice president is creepy.” To the contrary, Coons went on to say that Biden,...
  • Naming my daughter thank you freepers

    11/14/2014 5:10:41 AM PST · by The Friend · 62 replies
    None ^ | 14 Nov 2014 | The Friend
    Dear Freerepublicans, I came across your great Free Republic website about four years ago when I was googling the internet looking for information that can help us deciding on a formal name for our newly born daughter. Fourteenth November is celebrated as children’s day in India. 150 years ago, India’s first prime minister was born this day. Today, let me extend a long overdue ‘Thank You’ to this useful website and its inspiring members for the help that I received without you not even knowing about it. In the West, every formal name has an associated predictable child hood name....
  • Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter: ‘There’s No Way You Can Secure The Border’

    06/27/2014 4:58:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/27/14 | Aldana Fourcade
    Nancy Pelosi’s daughter believes the border cannot be secured. In an interview with MSNBC’s Richard Lui, filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi talked about the American dream, and how it is very much still alive. She spoke about her recent visit to see families on the Mexican side of the border, claiming that “they have nothing” and because of that, will do whatever it takes to get to the United States. Many people choose to go through the horrendous travel “because they have nothing to lose. They’re gonna come to America or they’re gonna die trying,” says the daughter of the minority leader
  • Daughter of first American killed in Afghanistan learns freed Taliban leader was behind it

    06/13/2014 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/14 | Hollie McKay
    Alison Spann was just 9 when she learned her father, a U.S. Marine-turned CIA operative, had become the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan. Thirteen years later, she found out her country had freed the Taliban leader behind his death. In the time between, Spann has cherished the memory of her father, Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann, who was killed during a Nov. 25, 2001 prisoner uprising at a northern Afghanistan compound where he was interrogating Taliban fighters. The 32-year-old was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony in which he was lauded by then-CIA Director George Tenet...
  • Dad's viral videos totally nail Saturday mornings for parents

    04/09/2014 2:04:38 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Today Moms ^ | April 8, 2014 | Alesandra Dubin
    Being a mom or dad is one of life's greatest joys. But early on weekend mornings? We're not always feeling the joy so much. In a series of Vine videos now going viral, one bleary-eyed dad captures the truth of Saturday mornings as a parent. Tony Serafini, a 38-year-old dad from Leominster, Mass., spends Saturday mornings alone with his 4-year-old daughter after his wife and eldest daughter leave for dance class. He started shooting a series of videos showing the little girl rocking out to her favorite music in the background, while dad blearily waits for his caffeine to kick...
  • 13 Democrats Charged with Embezzling Millions from Charity

    03/11/2014 3:38:36 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 31 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 10 March 2014 | Onan Coca
    Leave it to the sleazy down-home Democrats of the Midwest to steal more than $16 Million from various charities, including one for those suffering from AIDS. Also not so surprising, several of the scammers have ties to President Barack Obama, including one who happens to be related to President Obama’s friend and former pastor Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright. The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield has been busy the past few years investigating a variety of fraud schemes involving state grants. Thirteen people have been charged so far, six who have pleaded guilty. Two of them have ties to President...
  • Police: Tulsa Homeowner Wounds Man After Daughter Cries For Help

    02/16/2014 12:05:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 9 February, 2014 | Dee Duren
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa police say a 19-year-old man may be paralyzed after an early morning shooting at a house in the 2500 block of East 1st Street. Officers were called to the home just before 4 a.m. and found the wounded man lying in the back yard. "He had been struck at least once by a bullet," said Captain Steve Odom, Tulsa Police Department. The woman who owns the house told police the man entered her 19-year-old daughter's bedroom window. The two got into an argument, and the man began hitting the girl, police believe.
  • Plastic surgeon turns daughters into Barbie dolls (Video included)

    12/14/2013 9:34:40 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 13, 2013 | QMI Agency
    Dr. Michael Niccole takes pride in his profession and the spoils of his work can be seen in his children. The Orange County plastic surgeon has operated on his adopted 25-year-old daughters multiple times over the years, according to a video by Barcroft Media. Daughter Brittani says in the video her first surgery was breast augmentation after she finished high school at 18. Then she got a nose job right before her 21st birthday and started Botox injections at the age of 22. Meanwhile, her sister Charm got her navel changed from an outie to an innie when she was...
  • On Strange Names and the Curse of Individualism

    12/08/2012 12:50:55 PM PST · by NYer · 171 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 7, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Living and working the African American Catholic Community I have been subject to some time with names that are often unpronounceable. It is a controversial practice even in the Black community for parents to name their children all sorts of crazy, made-up names that are often intentionally misspelled.DeQuanna, Sharkeisha, LaDarrius, Shamyra, Marketta, Shontella, LaRochelle, Shandrika, Charmonique, Myosha, LaKeisha, DeQuan, Rhondella, Raviona, Rominthia, Tomika, LaVenia, Trishela, LaTasha, ABCDE, Tyeisha, Mootron, Knoshon, Keyshawn, Tarquisha, Q’J'Q’Sha, Laquintas, Jamarcus, JoNathans, et al.I trip over this especially at Baptisms when I am supposed to solemnly pronounce the name of the child. Even after the irritated...
  • White House touts O-Care in praising de Blasio's daughter

    12/26/2013 4:24:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/25/13 | Ian Swanson
    The White House on Tuesday plugged ObamaCare in praising the decision by New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s daughter to open up about her struggles with drugs and depression. Chiara de Blasio’s decision to go public gives voice “to the millions who suffer from substance abuse disorders,” Gil Kerlikowske, the White House drug policy director, said in a statement released late on Tuesday. He also said Obama’s signature health law could help de Blasio and others like her. Kerlikowske said the law expands access to mental health treatment, which will give “many more a chance to follow in Chiara’s footsteps.”...
  • Reagan's Daughter: Why Am I Losing My Health Insurance?

    10/27/2013 5:54:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 155 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/27/13 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Former President Ronald Reagan's liberal activist daughter Patti Davis is asking just what many other people across the United States want to know — why she's losing her insurance. "Could the president please explain why I and others are losing our health ins. plans? Wasn't supposed to happen!" Davis posted on Twitter Friday afternoon.
  • Valerie Jarrett´s Daughter and Son-in-law work for company that receives $653 Million for Obamacare

    10/27/2013 12:19:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies ^ | 10/27/13 | UnSlave Me
    At this point this is still speculation with little confirmation, however it is highly suspect. I urge anyone to look further into this for more info. *Note Balkisson is not the PM's son, as written below, but rather an MP's son. ... B. Facebook Page: Now we know why a company in Canada got the contract for Obamacare:::::: "Michael D. Harbison via Dutch Valkema Dutch Valkema
  • Daddy-daughter duet is the sweetest little bedtime song

    09/24/2013 5:15:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Today ^ | 9/24/13
    Nothing's better as a parent than possessing the power to soothe a sleepless child. For one man armed with a pink ukulele, a little daddy-daughter duet did the trick, and video of the adorable performance has gone viral.
  • Charlie Sheen's 'Two and a Half Men' Daughter will be Gay ('a gorgeous 21-year-old lesbian')

    07/10/2013 5:55:49 PM PDT · by drewh · 49 replies
    Big Hollwyood ^ | 10 Jul 2013, 10:29 AM PDT
    LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI)--Jenny, the daughter of Charlie Sheen's "Two and a Half Men" character Charlie Harper, will be a gorgeous 21-year-old lesbian, Hollywood's E! News reported. The recurring character, which has not been cast yet, will be introduced in the sitcom's upcoming 11th season. E! said Jenny will share many traits, including a love of women, with her deceased father. Sheen played Harper until he was fired at the end of Season 8 for his drug use, erratic behavior and insubordination to show creator Chuck Lorre. The show's ninth season kicked off with Harper's funeral and the arrival...
  • SAN BERNARDINO: Homeowner shoots intruder, police say

    06/19/2013 5:19:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 16 June, 2013 | RICHARD BROOKS
    A San Bernardino homeowner alerted to an intruder by his daughter shot and wounded the burglar after he tried to attack the homeowner late Saturday, June 15, police say. Leonard Guerra, 35, of San Bernardino, was arrested for investigation of burglary and false imprisonment and booked at a hospital jail ward, where he was listed in critical but stable condition, Sgt. Travis Walker said in a written statement. The home in the 2200 block of West Mill Street was being renovated. Shortly before 11:30 p.m., Guerra broke into the residence, police said. “When a female family member who lives in...
  • "Rot in hell":Daughter's outburst about mom who has resurfaced after missing for ELEVEN years

    05/03/2013 1:27:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 121 replies ^ | 2 May 2013 | | David Mccormack
    Full title - "'You deserve to rot in hell for what you have done to me': Daughter's twitter outburst about mom who has resurfaced after being missing for ELEVEN years" The teenage daughter of a woman who secretly left her family 11 years ago says she's angry and doesn't want to have a relationship with her. Morgan Heist said Thursday that she's still trying to sort out why Brenda Heist would have decided to abandon her and her brother in Pennsylvania in 2002 and hitchhike with strangers to Florida. Morgan Heist is now a 19-year-old freshman at a community college...
  • MSNBC segment: Host asks young daughter if she’d marry a girl when she grows up

    04/07/2013 10:20:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 4/6/13 | Doug Powers
    I’ll say this much: At least in this example it’s her own kid instead of a room full of other people’s children (and I’m assuming the audience watching the segment at the time consisted of fewer people than the average kindergarten classroom). From The Blaze: Regardless of where you stand on the issue of gay marriage, few will likely agree with MSNBC host Krystal Ball’s decision to use her young daughter to promote gay marriage during a segment titled “Political Playground” on Thursday. “What if you were in love with a girl? Would you marry a girl?” Balls asks her...
  • MSNBC Now Uses 4-Year-Old Daughter of Anchor To Push For Gay Marriage

    04/05/2013 5:03:15 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies ^ | 4-5-2013 | Jeffrey Meyer
    MSNBC’s blatant promotion of gay marriage appears to have taken a bizarre and sad turn. Krystal Ball, co-host of The Cycle, has taken to using her four-year-old daughter Ella as a prop in a pro-same-sex marriage video. In the 3-minute video, Ball asks her young daughter a series of questions about who she is allowed to marry, eventually asking her what happens if she loves another girl. Ball’s daughter, who is clearly taking cues from her mom, says that because she lives in New York she can marry another girl if she loves her. [Video} Such blatant and disgusting use...
  • Father Exposes13-Year-Old Daughter For Lying About Her Age On Facebook (Video)

    02/26/2013 3:06:21 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/26/2013 | Youtube
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  • TSA refused to let mother comfort her weeping wheelchair-bound daughter, 12, as they detained

    12/14/2012 12:43:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/14/12 | Lydia Warren
    A 12-year-old girl who uses a wheelchair was left in tears after TSA agents detained her for nearly an hour at a Texas airport after saying they found traces of bomb residue on her hands, her mother claimed today. Shelbi Walser was travelling to Florida with her mother, Tammy Daniels, for treatment for her brittle bone disorder when she was stopped at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Texas. A TSA agent swabbed Shelbi´s hands and she tested positive for explosives. But the wheelchair, which is likely to have transferred any substance to her hands as she pushed it Source: 29...
  • Can't Stop Crying

    08/18/2012 10:26:18 PM PDT · by bicyclerepair · 127 replies
    Me | August 19, 2012 | bicyclerepair
    Hi FRiends, Boy do I need someone to talk to. Just came back from dropping off my daughter at college and the empty house is making me cry so much. Been a member since 2004. This is my first post. So sorry but I can't stop feeling sad and hurting inside because I miss her so much. I respect you all so much and value your comments. Some are harsh, but most are honest and decent. So maybe I can drown my heart-ache reading your thoughts. Sincerely, bicyclerepair--Ft. Lauderdale
  • Mom Shocked by Teen Daughter's Alleged Plot to Kill Her

    05/23/2012 9:53:18 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    (Video at the link) KTLA News 5:34 p.m. PDT, May 23, 2012 HESPERIA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Three middle school students were arrested Tuesday in Hesperia on charges of attempting to murder the mother of one of the students. The mother called the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Tuesday morning to report that she had been attacked in her home in the 8500 block of C Avenue. "I don't know what to say. I just can't believe it," Angelica Aquirre told the L.A. Times. Sign up for KTLA 5 Breaking News Email Alerts Aquirre said she was in bed asleep early...
  • Jesse Jackson’s daughter hired by Fox News

    04/07/2012 7:25:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Apr 4, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Jesse Jackson’s daughter hired by Fox News By Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller 7:46 PM 04/04/2012 On Wednesday, The Washington Examiner reported that the Fox News Channel has hired Santita Jackson, the daughter of Rainbow PUSH Coalition founder and president Jesse Jackson. The report, which Fox News confirmed to The Daily Caller, says that she will debut Friday at 7:15 a.m. on “Fox & Friends.” Santita Jackson had hosted a daily radio show on WVON 1690 AM in Chicago. According to its website, the station provides “an interactive forum for the African-American community to discuss current, social, economic, and...
  • Jessie Sansone Latest Victim of New Age Schools and Complicit Cops

    02/24/2012 10:49:40 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 3 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 24, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Imagine for a moment that you are Jessie Sansone: a day like any other, going through the normal routine. You go to pick up your three kids from school and are confronted by a handful of Kitchener, Ontario’ finest. Your first thought is probably wondering if something awful has happened. You think of your kids – are they okay? Then confusion mixes with panic when you discover the cops are here for you. Now you really worry about the kids. Any short lived relief you feel is heavily quashed with the weight of unbelief when they inform you of your...
  • Gun-toting father shoots daughter’s laptop over Facebook post

    02/10/2012 3:02:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 60 replies ^ | 02/10/2012 | Alexandra Myers
    <p>A Facebook post went viral Wednesday after the father of a 15-year-old girl decided her online activity was disrespectful, but it’s bringing her a kind of fame she probably never imagined. Her punishment? Eight exploding, hollow-point rounds from a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, straight into her laptop.</p>
  • mother's nightmare as baby born deformed after doctors misdiagnose ectopic pregnancy

    01/24/2012 7:17:44 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:24 AM on 25th January 2012 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A mother is suing the obstetrician who she claims misdiagnosed her pregnancy as ectopic and injected her foetus with an abortant, resulting in birth defects. Thirty-five-year-old Rachel Schoger of Caldwell, Idaho, says she was four weeks five days pregnant with her daughter, Seraphine, when her doctor injected her foetus with chemotherapy drug methotrexate in 2006. Two weeks later, the baby was found inside the uterus. And against all odds, Seraphine made it through term. But the little girl will never lead a normal life, her mother says, after she was born without reproductive organs or a rectum as a result...
  • Anita Perry, Rick's wife, now also organizing an Iowa Strike Force for him

    11/21/2011 10:17:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Anita Perry, the 59-year-old wife of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, has been very actively campaigning for him on her own all fall. Now, she's taken on a new assignment. Mrs. Perry has launched an online drive to recruit hundreds of volunteers for what she calls the Perry Strike Force. This would consist of Perry fans who would travel to Iowa and work across the state Jan. 2-4, getting out Perry caucus-goers to the hundreds of meeting sites on the evening of Jan. 3. (Don't worry, the BCS Championship Game is not until Jan. 9 this time.) "With over 1,700...
  • Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain...gets a dose into reality (my title)

    10/09/2011 5:44:47 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 30 replies ^ | Oct 5th 2011 |
    "My client will not be bullied out of exercising his First Amendment right to make clear his belief that your client is a spoiled, brainless twit who is cheapening the political discourse in this country" Mike Riggs | October 5, 2011
  • “Nobody puts baby in the corner” changes ever-so-slightly with fatherhood

    08/28/2011 7:14:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies ^ | August 17, 2011 | Matthew Dicks
    Things change when you have a child. You begin to feel differently about a multitude of life’s experiences. The entire world takes on new meaning and nuance. Take Dirty Dancing. Pre-fatherhood, I watched Patrick Swayze tell Jerry Orbach that “Nobody puts baby in the corner” and thought, “Hell yeah, Johnny Castle! You let that patronizing old fool have a piece of your mind! He doesn’t deserve Baby for a daughter! Damn straight nobody puts Baby in a corner!” Now that I’m a father, things have changed slightly. Now I watch Patrick Swayze tell Jerry Orbach that “Nobody puts baby in...
  • Miss Lucas strikes back

    08/15/2011 3:53:14 PM PDT · by Immerito · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 15, 2011 | Paul Andrews
    As the eldest daughter of Star Wars creator George Lucas, the force was bound to be with her. After years of Martial Arts training, Amanda Lucas, 30, has become a professional cage fighter. As incredible pictures have been released of her training, the adopted eldest daughter of George, who appeared in the Star Wars prequels, said she turned to fighting to battle her own demons caused by growing up as a 'fat and wimpy'' kid. She said her billionaire father is 'very supportive' of her new career as a pro cage fighter - but he can't stand to watch her...
  • D-Day for Casey: Prosecutors dismiss 'absurd' claim that Caylee drowned

    07/04/2011 11:57:32 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:05 PM on 4th July 2011 | By Jacqui Goddard
    Casey Anthony’s six-week murder trial finally rested today as jurors were sent away to decide whether her two-year-old daughter was the victim of an accidental drowning that she covered up out of fear and grief, or was brutally murdered by a 'pathological liar' who wanted to live free and party. Judge Belvin Perry dispatched the jury in Orlando, Florida, to consider their verdict after the state delivered an emotionally stirring rebuttal to the defence’s closing arguments, telling the panel of seven men and five woman that Caylee Anthony died in June 2008 at the hands of 'the most well documented...
  • Face of Defense: Airman Honors Father With Bronze Star

    06/21/2011 3:34:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Air Force Capt. George Tobias
    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., June 21, 2011 – An Air Force Space Command chief master sergeant used the occasion of her retirement ceremony here to take care of one last troop -- her father, who was presented with the Bronze Star Medal he earned four decades ago. Army Col. Timothy Coffin, deputy commander of Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Strategic Command, pins the Bronze Star on retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Porter as his daughter, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Nancy Geisler, looks on during her retirement ceremony June 13, 2011, at Peterson Air Force Base,...
  • (reprise) DFU YOUTUBE: The Truth about the Alec Baldwin Tape (defending the next mayor of NY)

    06/12/2011 8:21:59 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 6-2011 | dfu
    So, you thought the screaming tirade by Alex Baldwin was against his daughter, right? Guess again. It was a set up by the dreading right wing fanatic, Sean Hannity. Finally, the record has been corrected. THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ALEC BALDWIN TAPE
  • 'I've never liked my child' mother explains why she can't love her eldest daughter

    06/03/2011 12:15:50 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:12 PM on 3rd June 2011 | By Tamara Abraham
    For most mothers, the love they have for their child is unconditional. And if that wasn't the case, few would dare admit it. Which perhaps explains why a woman breaking that social taboo has chosen to write under a pseudonym. In an article published today in the latest issue of REDBOOK, the mother-of-two, who calls herself Jennifer Rabiner, confesses how she has never been able to love her eldest child.
  • Columbia Professor and Huffington Post Contributor David Epstein Pleads Guilty in Incest Case

    05/27/2011 8:58:32 AM PDT · by Parody · 41 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 25, 2011 | Robert Stacy McCain
    You will recall that Palin-hating blogger David Epstein was arrested in December and charged with felony incest for having sex with his adult daughter (now 24) from 2006 through 2009.One of our readers has obtained court documents (for Case #2010NY090162) indicating that Epstein copped a plea to a misdemeanor charge of attempted incest. (Click the image to enlarge). That ruling was on May 11 — two weeks ago — and yet I can find no news reports about Epstein’s conviction. You might think that at least the New York Times would find the disposition of this case newsworthy.The alert reader...
  • 'Becoming a grandmother at 29 is my worst nightmare' says mum

    02/27/2011 1:36:00 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:40 PM on 27th February 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    "'Becoming a grandmother at 29 is my worst nightmare' says mum after discovering her 14-year-old daughter is pregnant" A woman who is set to become Britain's youngest grandmother at 29 said it was 'her worst nightmare' when she discovered her 14-year-old daughter was pregnant. Kelly John said she always hoped Tia would not repeat her mistake and become pregnant at 14. But after getting over the shock, the grandmother-to-be has vowed to do 'everything' to bring up the new baby.
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary: I Told My Daughter to Buy Japanese Car

    02/09/2011 4:11:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/9/11 | Penny Starr
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today that he told his daughter to buy a Japanese car--a Toyota Sienna--and that she did so. LaHood's comment came as he announced the results of a 10-month long Department of Transportation study that was undertaken to determine whether electronic systems could have been responsible for reports of sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles. The study determined that this was not the case. LaHood's statement that
  • Frail couple suspected of manslaughter over death of OCD daughter

    02/08/2011 7:21:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 6, 2011 | Richard Savill and John Bingham
    An elderly couple have been arrested on suspicion of killing their daughter who died after two decades battling an extreme form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Ken and Marion Hancox, who are both in ill health, have spent eight months under suspicion of the manslaughter of their housebound daughter, Samantha, a former law student. The 40-year-old developed a crippling phobia of germs which forced her to shower up to 20 hours a day and left her incapable of cooking for herself. She developed the disorder as a student and had needed constant care from her parents ever since. By the time...
  • Army officer's wife killed teen children because they were 'mouthy,' Tampa authorities say

    01/29/2011 10:33:39 PM PST · by Red Steel · 45 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11:47 a.m. EST, January 29, 2011
    The woman who authorities say killed her teenage daughter and son because she was fed up with them talking back and being mouthy will not appear in court Saturday because she's being treated at a hospital for an unknown condition. Authorities say Julie Powers Schenecker was taken to Tampa General Hospital shortly after midnight Saturday to be treated for a medical condition that existed before she was taken to jail. Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies — who oversee jail inmates — said they could not reveal Schenecker's medical condition, citing health care privacy laws. An arrest affidavit said Schenecker shot her son...
  • Kidnapping victim reunited with family after 23 years ("Carlina was a missing link")

    01/22/2011 1:36:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Asia One ^ | 1/21/11
    Kidnapping victim reunited with family after 23 yearsReuters Fri, Jan 21, 2011 NEW YORK, US - New York police renewed their search for the kidnapper of a woman who was abducted 23 years ago and recently reunited with her family, officials said on Thursday. Carlina White, 23, was reunited with her family this week after being kidnapped as a newborn from Harlem Hospital in 1987, police said. Unaware of her true identity, White was raised as Nejdra Nance with a family in Bridgeport, Connecticut, about 45 miles east of her biological parents' home. She became suspicious when her Connecticut family...
  • Dupnik's own daughter faced drug charges, but did he find her help?

    Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has managed to place himself in the media spotlight by blaming the political and media climate as the reason for last weekend's Tucson's massacre. In fact, the Pima County Sheriff went as far as to blame talk radio host Rush Limbaugh for the tragic shooting that took the lives of six and wounded 14. However, if Sheriff Dupnik is willing to use this line of logic, is he then willing to take responsibility for the fact that his own adult daughter was arrested on drug charges in his own county? His daughter was first arrested for on...
  • Girl, 4, can see for the first time thanks to miracle stem cell operation

    12/14/2010 9:44:31 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 38 replies · 11+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 14th December 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A little girl who has been blind since birth has seen her mother and father for the first time - at the age of four. Izabelle Evans can now see up to three feet in front of her after groundbreaking stem cell treatment in China costing Ł50,000. Parents James Evans and Hollie McHugh said nothing could beat the feeling of the first time their daughter looked into their eyes and said: 'mummy' and 'daddy'.
  • Why I'd rather my daughter marry a rich man than have a brilliant career

    12/10/2010 7:59:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/10/2010 | Frances Childs
    During a chat with a group of 17-year-old girls recently, our ­conversation turned to their dreams for the future. One girl, Patty, wants to be a lawyer. Another, Justine, has her heart set on becoming a doctor. But it seems there’s one aspiration that’s proving surprisingly popular — and it doesn’t involve years of ­dedicated study, either. Yes — feminists look away now — most of the girls I talked to are intent on marrying a rich man. This idea is buoyed by a culture of celebrity that sees attractive women marrying well and then enjoying ­luxurious lifestyles as a...
  • Mystery Marine in iconic WWII photo is identified by his own Afton, Minn., daughter

    11/30/2010 9:23:59 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 33 replies · 2+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 11-30-10 | Jim Carney
    Jim Carney Akron Beacon Journal A mystery that was decades in the making ended with just one glance. The daughter of the World War II Marine took one look at her computer screen and recognized him. "Oh, my God, that is my dad," said Becky Thursby Cardarella of Afton, Minn. She knew right away that the man in the iconic black-and-white photo was her father, Marine Pfc. Gerald Paul Thursby Sr., crouching next to another Marine during the battle of Peleliu on Sept. 15, 1944.
  • Yelm soldier gets 2 months for holding girl's head underwater

    09/03/2010 5:49:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    The News-Tribune ^ | 9/3/10 | JEREMY PAWLOSKI
    A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who held his 4-year-old daughter’s head underwater in a kitchen sink at their Yelm home as punishment for not reciting the alphabet will spend the next two months in jail. Joshua Ryan Tabor, 27, was sentenced Thursday; he earlier had pleaded guilty under an Alford plea to three counts of third-degree felony assault of a child, domestic violence, as part of a plea deal. Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but concedes there is enough evidence to convict if the case goes forward at trial. As part of the plea deal,...
  • As tornado bore down, store owner sacrificed his life to save daughter

    06/19/2010 7:46:11 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies · 1,442+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 6-19-10 | Kevin Bonham
    MENTOR, Minn. — Wes Michaels sacrificed his own life to save his daughter, Heidi, from the tornado that destroyed the Cenex gas station/convenience store late Thursday afternoon. Heidi Michaels, 25, who teaches at Climax Public School, was helping out at the store to give her father a day off on his 58th birthday, when the tornado hit this lakeside community of 150 about 50 miles east of Grand Forks.
  • Face of Defense: Father, Daughter Return From Iraq

    05/21/2010 4:25:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 295+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Sgt. David Bruce, USA
    Camp Atterbury Public Affairs CAMP ATTERBURY JOINT MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, Ind., May 21, 2010 – It’s difficult for any leader to send someone into harm’s way, but it’s especially hard when that someone is your daughter. Before leaving Camp Atterbury, Ind., for deployment to Iraq in 2009, Army 1st Sgt. Bob Hempstead and his daughter, then Pfc. Crystal Hempstead pose for a photo during their pre-mobilization training at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. Crystal Hempstead since has been promoted to sergeant. The soldiers serve with the Indiana National Guard’s 1313th Engineer Company. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Elizabeth Gorenc  (Click photo for...
  • Daughter of Top Hamas Terrorist Being Treated in Israel

    04/24/2010 10:05:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 1,092+ views
    inn ^ | 4/24/2010 | staff
    A report on Channel 2 Sunday morning said that Jordan's King Abdullah has personally petitioned Defense Minister Ehud Barak to allow the three year old daughter of a top Hamas terrorist into Israel for medical treatment. The girl underwent a major operation at the Jordanian Hospital in Gaza last week, but the operation failed, apparently because of a doctor's error. The girl's life is now in danger, and Abdullah wants Israeli doctors to save her.
  • Stalin's daughter is a cheesehead? Yep, film says

    04/12/2010 9:13:15 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 42 replies · 1,843+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 4-11-10 | Ryan Foley
    MADISON, Wis. - An independent film is bringing to light a well-kept secret in these parts: Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's only daughter has lived incognito for much of the past two decades in small towns in Wisconsin.
  • NJ man accused of raping, beating 5 daughters

    03/11/2010 4:50:55 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 47 replies · 1,745+ views ^ | 3/11/2010 | DAVID PORTER
    A New Jersey man with apocalyptic visions is accused of years of terrorizing his family, raping his five daughters and impregnating three, beating his children with wooden boards and even moving at one point to avoid child welfare investigators. The nightmarish picture of a family subjected to more than a decade of threats and violence and largely cut off from the outside world is emerging in a state courthouse where prosecutors are preparing to have the man stand trial five times, one per child victim. As the first case nears trial, questions have been raised about whether state authorities could...