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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
    news.com ^ | 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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipb_PeXOdT4
  • 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...