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  • Vanity - Book/Author Suggestions for a 12/13 y/o Girl

    12/01/2009 6:14:54 PM PST · by highimpact · 84 replies · 1,521+ views
    highimpact | 11/31/09 | highimpact
    I'm seeking help finding a new author and/or book suggestions for my daughter for Christmas. She is 12 going on 13, and very smart (gifted student, genius IQ, home-schooled.) She is moving beyond her pre-teen books. I'm looking for books/authors that are early adult, without graphic sexual/horror situations. She enjoys mystery, history (fiction or non-fiction), adventure, and romantic comedy. She is a big fan of Brian Jacques and Gail Carson Levine.
  • Man charged with statutory rape in ‘marriage’ to 14-year-old girl.

    11/09/2009 9:04:40 PM PST · by MissouriConservative · 40 replies · 1,888+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Nov. 09, 2009 | CHRISTINE VENDEL
    Vincent Mosby signed a marriage contract and paid a dowry in a religious ceremony in August, police said. Mosby, 23, of Kansas City didn’t legally wed his 14-year-old bride, however, because Missouri law won’t allow it without a judge’s order. Police said she was pressured into the union because her mother and stepfather thought she was going to be sexually active with a boy her age. ***** Police said the girl’s stepfather and mother became concerned that she was going to become sexually active, so the stepfather allegedly approached Mosby about marrying the girl. The girl was “strongly encouraged” to...
  • Pictured: Battered face of girl attacked by jailed football star Marlon King

    11/01/2009 7:56:09 PM PST · by bogusname · 49 replies · 4,784+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 1, 2009 | Sam Greenhill
    Covered in blood, this is Marlon King's victim minutes after he smashed her in the face. Emily Carr was punched so powerfully by the footballer that she felt she had been hit with a brick. Her nose is permanently disfigured. King, 29, a £35,000-a-week striker for Premier League Wigan Athletic, was jailed on Thursday for lashing out at the 20-year-old student when she spurned his crude advances in a club...
  • Girl, 17, found murdered in field lured to her death by Facebook predator

    10/27/2009 11:39:59 PM PDT · by bogusname · 4 replies · 1,020+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October, 28, 2009 | Paul Sims and Chris Brooke
    A predator on the Sex Offenders' Register killed a 17-year-old girl he met and groomed on Facebook after luring her to a secret meeting. The 32-year-old posed as a 16-year-old boy to befriend Ashleigh Hall on the social networking site. But within hours of their first meeting, the teenager was dead...
  • Teen girl who fled Islam ordered back to Ohio

    10/13/2009 5:33:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1,025+ views
    wnd ^ | 10/13/09 | staff
    A Florida judge has concluded a 17-year-old girl who fled her Muslim family after she turned to Christianity, explaining she feared she would be the victim of an "honor killing," should be returned to Ohio where her family lives
  • Kashmir girl fights off militants (Awesome then some)

    09/29/2009 9:42:51 AM PDT · by vimto · 31 replies · 1,863+ views
    BBC online ^ | 09/29/09 | Binoo Joshi
    The insurgents went to the house looking for Ms Kauser but her father, Noor Hussain, resisted their demands, Rajouri district senior police superintendent Shafqat Watali told the BBC. I had never touched a rifle before this, let alone fired one - but I had seen heroes firing in films Rukhsana Kauser Three gunmen then entered the house and attacked Ms Kauser's parents, while four other militants remained outside. "My parents told me to hide under the bed and then opened the door," Ms Kauser told the BBC. "Without saying anything they [the militants] started beating my parents and my uncle....
  • Disturbing Twist To Tahoe Kidnapping Drama

    08/27/2009 7:25:02 PM PDT · by nmh · 102 replies · 3,823+ views
    Bay CIty News ^ | 8/27/09 | Staff
    Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was 11 in 1991 when she was snatched ... ... The case broke after Garrido was spotted Tuesday with two children as he tried to enter the University of California, Berkeley, campus to hand out religious literature. The officers said he was acting suspiciously toward the children. They questioned him and did a background check, determining he was a parolee, and informed his parole officer. Garrido was ordered to appear for a parole meeting and arrived Wednesday with Dugard, his wife and two children. During questioning, corrections officials said he admitted kidnapping Dugard. It was not...
  • White House Says Girl With Campaign Ties Chosen at 'Random' to Speak at Obama Town Hall

    08/12/2009 5:48:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies · 2,209+ views
    Fox ^ | 8/12/09 | staff
    Facing a barrage of questions Wednesday over the friendliness of the audience at President Obama's New Hampshire town hall meeting, the White House insisted that all questions were selected at random -- including one from an 11-year-old girl whose mother worked as an Obama organizer. Julia Hall of Malden, Mass., grabbed the microphone Tuesday during Obama's town hall meeting in Portsmouth, N.H., and told the president she saw signs "outside saying mean things about reforming health care" as she walked into the building.
  • Fox: Obama Portsmouth "town hall" attendees hand-picked; donors to Obama's campaign given preference

    08/12/2009 6:07:27 AM PDT · by pabianice · 51 replies · 2,590+ views
    Fox News Channel | 8/12/09
    Breaking on Fox. More: Eleven-year-old who asked why people are being so mean to Obama is daughter of major campaign donor; little girl has publicly spoken in favor of Obama.
  • Airmen save Iraqi girl's life after IED blast

    07/30/2009 5:31:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 903+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Jake Richmond, USAF
    7/30/2009 - JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq (AFNS) -- Security forces Airmen, emergency medics and hospital staff here saved an Iraqi girl after an improvised explosive device detonated at her feet in July near Joint Base Balad. The girl and her family had just attended a Joint Base Balad-sponsored clothing-and-toys distribution for local children at the east entry control point, but shortly after the event ended Airmen near the ECP heard an explosion. Maj. David Haigh and Master Sgt. Sua'ava Poti, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing antiterrorism officers, along with Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Potts of the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Group, were...
  • Afghan Girl Translates for Chairman at School Opening

    07/21/2009 4:56:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 626+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Stacie N. Shafran, USAF
    PANJSHIR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, July 21, 2009 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other senior U.S. military members, a best-selling author, and Afghan officials all were on hand for the opening of a girl’s school here last week. But among the dignitaries, a 16-year-old Afghan girl stood out. Lima, 16, a 12th-grade student at a Kabul high school, translates English into Dari for local Afghans as Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during the opening ceremony of the Peshgur School for Girls in the Khenj district of eastern Afghanistan’s Panjshir province,...
  • Doctors Baffled, Intrigued by Girl Who Doesn't Age

    06/23/2009 1:15:55 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 32 replies · 2,762+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 6/23/09 | Bob Brown
    Years Pass, but Brooke Greenberg Remains a Toddler. No One Can Explain How or Why.Brooke Greenberg is the size of an infant, with the mental capacity of a toddler. She turned 16 in January. "Why doesn't she age?" Howard Greenberg, 52, asked of his daughter. "Is she the fountain of youth?" Such questions are why scientists are fascinated by Brooke. Among the many documented instances of children who fail to grow or develop in some way, Brooke's case may be unique, according to her doctor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine pediatrician Lawrence Pakula, in Baltimore.
  • Girl, 3, beheaded 'in land dispute'(Papua New Guinea)

    06/22/2009 7:35:34 PM PDT · by Soothesayer · 20 replies · 1,416+ views ^ | June 22, 2009 | world news
    A THREE-year-old girl has been beheaded in Papua New Guinea in an attack thought to be over a land dispute. Police made the shocking discovery yesterday in Madang province, on PNG's northeastern coast, after residents reported that up to seven men had abducted the girl from the coastal village of Bogia. Four men have been arrested over her killing. The police commander of Madang province, Chief Inspector Anthony Wagambie, told PNG's The National newspaper that he was "disgusted'' by the gruesome killing, which he he said was linked to tensions over land. "Police will continue investigations until all seven suspects...
  • Airline Sends Girl, 10, on Flight to Wrong Airport

    06/16/2009 12:19:36 PM PDT · by rawhide · 77 replies · 2,381+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday , June 16, 2009 | AP
    Continental Airlines is apologizing for sending a 10-year-old Massachusetts girl flying alone to New Jersey instead of Ohio. Jonathan Kamens says he brought his daughter, Miriam, to Logan International Airport in Boston on Sunday. She was to fly to Cleveland to visit her grandparents. He tells WBZ-TV that shortly after the plane landed in Ohio, his father-in-law called saying she had not arrived. Kamens says for 45 minutes no one could tell him where his daughter was, setting off a panic among the family. She was finally located unharmed in Newark, N.J. The airline says the error was caused by...
  • Man Accused Of Attempted Kidnapping Bonds Out Of Jail (Molested little girl)

    04/17/2009 12:23:06 PM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 10 replies · 677+ views
    WFTV-TV ^ | 17 April 2009 | Staff
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- An Orange County man was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly attempted to kidnap a 9-year-old girl who was playing with friends in her neighborhood. Marcus Younge, 23, was booked into jail, but was released on $5,000 bond Friday morning. The girl's mother says Younge tried to grab her daughter while she was playing outside near Pershing Avenue and Goldenrod Road in Orlando. The girl told investigators that she was playing hid and seek with neighborhood friends when an unknown black male came out of nowhere, grabbed her by the wrist and tried to pick her...
  • Natasha's lesson saves Ohio girl

    03/26/2009 2:10:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1,925+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/26/09 | Elizabeth Cohen
    (CNN) -- Connie and Donald McCracken were watching CNN one evening last week when they learned of the tragic death of actress Natasha Richardson from a head injury. Immediately, their minds turned to their 7-year-old daughter, Morgan, who was upstairs getting ready for bed. An injured Morgan McCracken has benefited from awareness after Natasha Richardson's death. 1 of 2 Two days earlier, Morgan, her father, and brother had been playing baseball in the yard of their Mentor, Ohio, home when her father hit a line drive that landed just above Morgan's left temple. A lump formed, but the McCrackens iced
  • Raw Video: Deputy Shown Kicking Teen Girl

    02/28/2009 9:55:49 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 58 replies · 1,702+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2/27/09
  • On the Ground: Americans Help Burned Girl, Train Afghans

    02/13/2009 3:35:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 285+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2009 – U.S. servicemembers treated a badly burned Afghan girl, an American contractor trained Afghan soldiers in driving and maintaining combat vehicles, and a provincial reconstruction team provided training for Afghan and prison guards in recent examples of efforts to make both an immediate and a long-term difference in Afghanistan. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Charles Lambe, Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team security forces, and Army Master Sgt. Blue Rowe, Panjshir PRT civil affairs, instruct Dashtak Prison confinement guards in riot control and cell extraction tips and techniques in Panjshir province, Jan. 29, 2009. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for...
  • Lost tool bag forces changes to planned spacewalks

    11/20/2008 6:13:21 AM PST · by Raster Man · 26 replies · 650+ views
    My Way News ^ | 11/19/08 | Mike Schneider
    The briefcase-sized tool bag drifted away from astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper on Tuesday as she cleaned and lubed a gummed-up joint on a wing of solar panels on the space station.
  • Lost tool bag forces changes to planned spacewalks

    11/19/2008 7:07:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies · 1,349+ views
    My Way News ^ | 11-19-2008 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER
    Flight controllers were revamping plans Wednesday for the remaining spacewalks planned during space shuttle Endeavour's visit to the international space station, after a crucial tool bag floated out to space during a repair trip. The briefcase-sized tool bag drifted away from astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper on Tuesday as she cleaned and lubed a gummed-up joint on a wing of solar panels on the space station. She and fellow astronaut Stephen Bowen were midway through the first of four spacewalks planned for the mission. The tool bag was one of the largest items ever lost by a spacewalker. As Stefanyshyn-Piper cleaned up...
  • Astronaut outside space station loses tool bag

    11/18/2008 2:46:46 PM PST · by frithguild · 67 replies · 2,031+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 18 06:36 PM US/Eastern | AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A spacewalking astronaut accidentally let go of her tool bag Tuesday after a grease gun inside it exploded, and helplessly watched as the tote and everything inside floated away. It was one of the largest items ever to be lost by a spacewalker, and occurred during an unprecedented attempt to clean and lube a gummed-up joint on a solar panel. Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper was just starting to work on the joint when the mishap occurred. She said her grease gun exploded, getting the dark gray stuff all over a camera and her gloves. While wiping off...
  • Soldiers Help Iraqi Girl With Congenital Heart Condition

    10/24/2008 4:12:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 340+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Michel Sauret, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, Oct. 24, 2008 – Rawan, a 5-year-old Iraqi girl, bounced on the couch and clapped her tiny hands, evoking laughter from those watching her. Army Spc. Michael Kim of New York City, a member of the 415th Civil Affairs Company, holds Rawan, a 5-year-old Iraqi girl with a congenital heart disease, during her visit to the civil-military operations center on Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Iraq, Oct. 9, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michel Sauret  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. From the color of her blue lips, she looked as though she...
  • Girl called racist for wearing Palin t-shirt

    10/17/2008 6:48:12 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 44 replies · 1,482+ views ^ | 10/17/08 | Melissa DiPane
    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35, Orlando) -- She's only 12 years old but Ashleigh Jones is feeling the heat of this election year. That’s because the seventh grader at New Smyrna Beach Middle School was called a racist by classmates for wearing a pro-Sarah Palin t-shirt. Jones is volunteering at the Republican Headquarters in New Smyrna Beach. The Palin t-shirt was a gift from her fellow volunteers. But when she wore it to school she learned just how tough politics can be. “Some of the students were calling me racist because I was Caucasian,” she said. “I wanted the...
  • Video Shows Man Punching Girl In Line At McDonald's

    10/01/2008 9:41:16 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 81 replies · 2,903+ views
    KNBC Los Angeles ^ | October 1, 2008 | KNBC Story Monkey
    LOS ANGELES -- Police are asking for the public's help to find the man who repeatedly punched a 16-year-old girl in the face at a McDonald's restaurant in South Los Angeles. (VIDEO AT LINK) The victim was attacked while in line at the McDonalds at 7123 Crenshaw Boulevard at about 10:15 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2008. Police say the suspect and the teen got into an argument about who was first in line, and he struck her repeatedly in the face. Anyone with information about the man's identity is urged to call detectives at the LAPD's 77th Street Division at...
  • Obama Girl vs McCain Girl Olympics Part 1

    08/13/2008 9:35:24 AM PDT · by NEPAConservative · 1 replies · 40+ views
    YouTube ^ | August 13, 2008 | NEPAConservative
  • More Attractive Girl Mimes Song at Opening Ceremonies to "Project the Right Image"

    08/12/2008 12:23:45 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 14 replies · 180+ views
    Breitbart.Tv ^ | 8/12/2008 | Unknown
    See video at link; there is no article.
  • 60-year old postpones marriage to 10-year old girl

    07/31/2008 2:32:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 85+ views ^ | 20 July 2008 | Soren Billing
    A 60-year old Saudi man has agreed to postpone his marriage to a 10-year old girl after protests from a human rights group. The elderly man decided to take a second wife in a challenge with the girl’s father, who said he was afraid of his first wife and dared him to take a second one. But the man agreed to postpone his marriage after the Saudi National Human Rights Association sent a letter to the Emir of Hail, a city in northwestern Saudi Arabia, reported on Sunday, citing Saudi newspaper Al-Madina. The report did not say for how...
  • Elvis no name for a girl

    06/05/2008 7:37:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 106+ views
    The Local ^ | June 4, 2008
    Swedish tax authorities have informed a couple in Stockholm that they may not keep the name Elvis for their five-month old daughter.
  • AFRC commander presents goods to Afghan girl, village

    06/02/2008 6:17:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 75+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Capt. Toni Tones, USAF
    6/2/2008 - BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- Representing a group of Americans who want to assist in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan, the commander of the Air Force Reserve Command presented several boxes of donated items to a 10-year-old Afghan girl and her village here May 30. Lt. Gen. John Bradley, on behalf of his wife Jan, presented housewares, clothing, shoes, toys and toiletries collected specifically for Lamia and the residents of Shakal Village, located near Bagram. General Bradley met Lamia this past winter while delivering humanitarian aid to her village. "She (Lamia) came up to me, pointed...
  • Girl, 14, disappears after online relationship (perp's license plate # is 'OMGROFL')

    06/01/2008 1:48:45 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 51 replies · 882+ views
    KOMO News ^ | 5/31/08
    A 14-year-old Boise, Idaho, girl has disappeared and is believed to be in danger after meeting a 27-year-old man on the Internet. Police say the girl may be in the Seattle area with the man, who is wanted on a kidnapping warrant. The girl, Saddie "Elaine" Julian, was last seen Wednesday morning. Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating her. She is described as 5 feet tall, weighing 90 pounds, with pale skin, long red hair and a thin build. According to police, Saddie developed an online relationship with Morgan Douglas Jones, 27, of Birmingham, Ala., while playing...
  • A 16-pound tumor!!!

    04/24/2008 1:06:18 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 9 replies · 46+ views
    MIAMI (April 23) - A Vietnamese girl with a 16-pound facial tumor is in Miami awaiting surgery to restore her ability to eat and speak. Fifteen-year-old Lai Thi Dao suffers from a Schwannoma tumor that has been growing since she was 3. The tumor has severely disfigured her face and kept her from ever attending school. Doctors at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center say the tumor threatens to suffocate Lai. They will remove it in a 10-hour surgery on April 29. Schwannoma tumors are usually benign. Lai's doctors say the size of her tumor is extremely rare and...
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Girl (Marisa Miller) Sues Dating Service

    04/23/2008 8:40:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies · 11,029+ views
    KNBC ^ | 4/23/08
    Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Girl Sues Dating ServiceUPDATED: 2:36 pm PDT April 23, 2008 LOS ANGELES -- Supermodel Marisa Miller sued a nationwide dating service and its owner for allegedly using her photo to promote his business without her consent, court papers obtained Wednesday show. Marisa Miller, the cover girl for February's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court against DNA Diamonds and its owner, Jason Itzler, who supposedly bragged about being "king of all pimps." Miller's allegations include misappropriation of image and likeness, invasion of privacy and unjust enrichment. She is seeking unspecified general,...
  • Never too young to be a hero (Severe Tissue ALERT; Hero to the Heroes)

    04/15/2008 6:51:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies · 172+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Airman 1st Class Veronica McMahon, USAF
    4/15/2008 - TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) -- Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines working the Tyndall Air Force Base air show Saturday recently an unexpected surprise that caught many off guard. Hard at work on the flightline in the blazing sun, many troops were stopped by the voice of an 11-year-old girl thanking each military member for his or her service. Along with the "thank-you" came a goodie bag. The little girl handing out the "doses of appreciation" was Bailey Reese, founder and president of Hero Hugs, an organization based on recognizing and appreciating America's troops. Hero Hugs is...
  • 8-year-old girl asks for divorce in court

    04/11/2008 10:07:28 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 66 replies · 701+ views
    Yemen Times ^ | 4/9/08 | Hamed Thabet
    Nojoud Muhammed Nasser YT Photo by Hamed Thabet SANA’A, April 9 - An eight-year-old girl decided last week to go the Sana’a West Court to prosecute her father, who forced her to marry a 30-year-old man. Nojoud Muhammed Nasser arrived at court by herself on Wednesday, April 2, looking for a judge to handle her case against her father, Muhammed Nasser, who forced her two months ago to marry Faez Ali Thamer, a man 22 years her senior. The child also asked for a divorce, accusing her husband of sexual and domestic abuse. According to Yemeni law, Nojoud cannot prosecute,...
  • Attorney: Girl too young for attack case (Brutally attacked another girl on a playground)

    04/10/2008 11:58:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 354+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/10/08 | AP
    ERIE, Pa. - Two young girls accused of brutally attacking another girl on a playground are too emotionally immature to understand the criminal charges against them and the charges should be dismissed, their attorneys said. The girls, ages 10 and 11, face aggravated assault and other charges for the attack on another 10-year-old girl at an elementary school playground the evening of April 3. The girls are accused of stomping on the victim and breaking her hip, police said. Erie County Public Defender Tony Logue says he will ask a Juvenile Court judge to dismiss criminal charges against the 10-year-old...
  • World's Smallest Girl Proud Of Her Tiny Size

    04/06/2008 8:18:10 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 2,376+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-7-2008 | Kate Day
    World's smallest girl proud of her tiny size By Kate Day Last Updated: 2:44am BST 07/04/2008 At just 1ft 11 in tall, she is dwarfed by her neighbour's baby, but Jyoti Amge is 15 years old. How About That? Because news doesn't have to be serious The teenager, who is the world's smallest girl according to the Indian Book of Records, has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. Now fully grown, she weighs just 11 lb. Jyoti Amge with a neighbour's 13-month old baby and with her school friends Far from being unhappy about her tiny size, Jyoti says that...
  • Soldiers Help Afghan Girl Shot in Tribal Conflict

    03/14/2008 4:16:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 224+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE ZORMAT, Afghanistan, March 14, 2008 – An Afghan girl who survived a Feb. 26 tribal shoot-out that killed several members of her family is doing well today, thanks to the efforts of soldiers here. Army Staff Sgt. Landon B. Powell, head medic, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 4th Squadron, 73rd Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Forward Operating Base Zormat, Afghanistan, sends a medical evacuation request for a girl who had been shot in a tribal conflict, Feb. 26, 2008. Photo by Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I...
  • Haditha girl returns home after heart surgery in U.S.

    03/09/2008 1:49:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 561+ views
    HADITHA, Iraq – A two-year-old Iraqi girl returned to Haditha March 7 after undergoing open-heart surgery at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University. Ala Thabit Fattah, the girl’s father, and several family members traveled with Marines to Baghdad International Airport to meet Amenah, who departed Iraq Jan. 22 with his wife. “I am very happy. I was very worried that my daughter would not come home alive,” Fattah said. “I am very grateful for the great treatment the American people gave to my family.” The family then flew to Al Asad Airbase in Al Anbar Province, where...
  • Autism Breakthrough: Girl's Writings Explain Her Behavior and Feelings

    02/19/2008 10:44:13 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 13 replies · 195+ views
    ABC ^ | 2/19/08 | John McKenzie
    Doctors Amazed by Carly Fleishman's Ability to Describe the Disorder From the InsideCarly Fleischman has severe autism and is unable to speak a word. But thanks to years of expensive and intensive therapy, this 13-year-old has made a remarkable breakthrough. Two years ago, working with pictures and symbols on a computer keyboard, she started typing and spelling out words. The computer became her voice. "All of a sudden these words started to pour out of her, and it was an exciting moment because we didn't realize she had all these words," said speech pathologist Barbara Nash. "It was one of...
  • ‘Obama Girl’ Didn’t Vote

    02/06/2008 7:46:22 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies · 930+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 6, 2008 | Jennifer 8. Lee
    So, did the “Obama Girl” actually vote for Barack Obama on Tuesday? Actually, no. Last summer, the amateur music video “I Got a Crush on Obama” was a Web hit, splashing a seductive performance by a 26-year-old model named Amber Lee Ettinger across millions of screens and prompting deep thoughts about candidates and sex appeal, the YouTube generation of voters, viral marketing and so forth. On Tuesday night, City Room ran into Ms. Ettinger at an election-watching party in Greenwich Village and asked how things went at the polls. “I didn’t get a chance to vote today because I’m not...
  • ‘Obama Girl’ Didn’t Vote

    02/18/2008 10:24:42 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 35 replies · 555+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 6, 2008, | Jennifer 8. Lee
    So, did the “Obama Girl” actually vote for Barack Obama on Tuesday? Actually, no. ...On Tuesday night, City Room ran into Ms. Ettinger at an election-watching party in Greenwich Village and asked how things went at the polls. “I didn’t get a chance to vote today because I’m not registered to vote in New York,” she said. So where is Obama Girl registered to vote? “New Jersey.” Um, but didn’t New Jersey also hold a primary? True. The problem, she explained, was that she was sick in New York City and was unable to get back across the Hudson River...
  • Airmen Deliver School Supplies, Soccer Balls to Safwan School

    02/12/2008 4:34:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 181+ views
    BAGHDAD — Students at Safwan school, located near Umm Qasr, recently received a gift of supplies and athletic equipment from Coalition forces. Airmen from the 887th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, delivered dozens of supplies to the students. The supplies included paper, coloring books, pencils, crayons and hand-sewn book bags, as well as a dozen soccer balls. Many of the materials were donated by Girl Scout Troop 76 from Cornwall, N.Y. The 887th ESFS is charged with the external security of Forward Operating Base Bucca, under the command of the 300th Military Police Brigade. “Taking a...
  • Marines Launch Rescue Effort to Save 3-year-old Hadithah Girl

    01/24/2008 3:35:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 81+ views
    Marines from Company L, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, came across a family with a three-year-old girl in need of heart surgery. Amina, pictured with her father, was flown to Jordon Jan. 22 and is scheduled to fly to Nashville, Tenn., to have open-heart surgery. Photo by Lance Cpl. Shawn Coolman. CAMP FALLUJAH -- Marines operating in Al Anbar Province airlifted a young Hadithah girl in desperate need of a life-saving surgery, and her mother to the Jordanian border Jan. 22. They were met there by a team of medical professionals who will escort them to...
  • UPDATE: Young Iraqi Girl Continues Recovery One Step at a Time

    01/17/2008 4:35:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 86+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Ben Hutto, USA
    Capt. Mike Garrison, from Fort Lee, Va., the physical therapist assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, helps Soham, a young woman who lost both her legs during an insurgent rocket attack, balance herself during a physical therapy session at Patrol Base Assassin, Jan.15. Photo by Spc. Ben Hutto, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs. FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — A young woman from Khargulia, a village southeast of Baghdad, is recovering one step at a time. Soham lost both her legs in an insurgent rocket attack last July. Scouts from Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry...
  • Girl Gets Bizarre Surprise Instead of iPod

    12/28/2007 6:21:56 PM PST · by highimpact · 33 replies · 270+ views ^ | 12/28/07 | staff
    A little girl thought she was getting an iPod for Christmas but ended up getting a rude surprise. She got the box but when she opened it up, she found a surprising switch: the iPod had been replaced with a bizarre note. The note reads in part "Reclaim your mind from the media shackles." Jay Ellis, the girls father, returned the ipod to the Germantown, Md. Wal-Mart store where he purchased it. The store manger told him that another customer returned an iPod with a similar issue. MyFoxDC attempted to reach Apple for a comment, but got no response.
  • Girl charged, brings knife to school to cut steak

    12/14/2007 4:42:44 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 98 replies · 600+ views
    wwsb ^ | 12/14/07 | AP
    OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Marion County school officials say they seized a 4-1/2 inch steak knife from a 10-year-old student. She was using the knife to cut her steak. She is facing a felony charge of bringing a weapon to school. School employees at Sunrise Elementary School told Marion County sheriff's deputies the girl was eating lunch and using the knife to cut her steak when she was spotted by two school officials. They took the knife away from her. The sheriff's office says the student told deputies she brought the knife to school so she could use it for...
  • Iraqi Girl Gets Gift of Mobility (Bring Tissues. Lots)

    12/12/2007 4:41:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 310+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky
    Suha Hussein Yas, a 15-year-old girl who suffers from a disease similar to polio, smiles while sitting in her gift from Soldiers of Company B, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. The Soldiers learned of Yas’ condition while interacting with local residents during the initial build-up of Patrol Base Hawkes. They delivered the wheelchair to her, Dec. 7. Photo by 1st Lt. Greg Highstrom. FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU — An Iraqi girl suffering from a disease limiting her ability to walk received the gift of mobility, Dec. 7, thanks to Coalition...
  • Soldiers, U.S. Doctors Help Iraqi Girl Burned by Boiling Water

    12/05/2007 4:22:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 182+ views
    Capt. Keri Mullens (left), brigade surgeon, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., begins treatment on 5-year-old Dhuha Khalid Abed's legs. Dhuha was brought to Patrol Base Murray by her father Khalid Abed (pictured on right) Dec. 4 to receive treatment for second and third degree burns she suffered while playing with her brother around a pot of boiling water. Photo by 2BCT, 3rd Inf. Div. PATROL BASE MURRAY — The day after treating 307 local residents at a coordinated medical engagement in Al Buaytha, U.S. Army medics were back on the job again at Patrol Base...
  • Teen films girl gang assault in New York City subway car

    12/05/2007 10:10:15 AM PST · by Barney Gumble · 239 replies · 1,938+ views
    DECEMBER 5--A group of teenage girls menaced a male subway rider before attacking him as their train pulled into a Brooklyn station, a violent assault videotaped last month by a high school student who, of course, immediately uploaded the clip to YouTube. The 4:18 video, which you'll find below, was shot on the A train as it traveled in Bedford-Stuyvesant (subway ads and the train's stops indicate that the footage was shot late at night several weeks ago). The video was uploaded to YouTube on November 7 by Kadejra Holmes, a high school student and aspiring Harlem filmmaker. In a...
  • Cox, Girl Scouts work to fight hunger for holidays

    11/16/2007 4:21:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 122+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — If you notice a stagecoach parked in front of Safeway on Saturday, you may want to stop and check it out. The unusual looking vehicle — owned by Tim Cervantes of Cox Communications — is part of a food drive, with donations going to St. Vincent de Paul for its turkey box distribution, the Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving dinner and the Carmichael Family Resource Center. It’s part of a community service project that includes Cox employees and Girl Scout troops 217, 271 and 721. “Last Saturday was the first day of our drive,” Cevantes said. “We couldn’t believe...