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  • 'Great' Dane: 131-pound dog helps guide 11-year-old with rare genetic condition

    11/12/2015 12:55:34 PM PST · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 12, 2015 | Fox News
    Running, riding bikes and even walking had always been a challenge for 11-year-old Bella Burton due to a rare genetic condition she was diagnosed with when she was 2 and a half. But ever since Bella began leaning on George, a 2-year-old Great Dane whom she met about a year ago through a local organization, she has ditched her wheelchair and crutches, and started to do all the things all the other healthy kids her age can with ease, WCVB reported.
  • What It's Like To Be a Transgender 6-Year-Old Girl,

    10/31/2015 7:36:25 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 69 replies
    People ^ | 31 October 2015 | JENNIFER HEYDE
    To keep up with the adventures of the Keswani family, visit PEOPLE.com/keswanis. It's been a big year for the transgender community, thanks in large part to Caitlyn Jenner. But not every member of the community is 66: Devina Keswani, the youngest of three children in PEOPLE's new web series, The Keswanis: A Most Modern Family, and a proud Girl Scout, is just 6. "One [of my classmates] hates transgender, and he hates me because I'm transgender," Devina says, adding, "Before that he liked me, but now he hates me. He spits at me and pushes me."

    07/08/2015 1:01:18 PM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 7, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Unsatisfied with the removal of the Confederate flag from public places, stores and TV shows, activists are now calling for musician Kid Rock to stop using the banner at concerts. The outspoken and politically incorrect artist was born and raised in and around Detroit, MI, but his love for southern rock and culture has included the use of the rebel flag at shows over the years. While it isn’t clear the last time Kid used one of the flags during a performance, members of a Detroit-based civil rights group are demanding the singer denounce the Army of Northern Virginia battle...
  • 4-year-old gets surprise of his life after befriending UPS delivery guy

    12/06/2014 2:23:32 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 38 replies
    BIZPAC ^ | Lonnie Martens
    4-year-old gets surprise of his life after befriending UPS delivery guy
  • Boy in 'workout gear' refused admission to commissary

    06/02/2014 12:55:53 PM PDT · by GailA · 33 replies
    ROK Drop ^ | 5/23/2014 | NA
    Since we can't post out of the Military Times you will have to copy/paste link. Boy in 'workout gear' refused admission to commissary http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140523/NEWS/305230060/Boy-workout-gear-refused-admission-commissary
  • AMAZING VIDEO: Cat saves boy from dog attack in Southwest Bakersfield

    05/14/2014 9:49:30 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 117 replies
    KERO ^ | 05/14/2014 | Derek VandeWeg, Anne Stegen
    A cat came to her best friend's rescue Tuesday when the young boy was attacked in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield. The surveillance video shows the boy playing on his bicycle when a dog sneaks up behind him and grabs his leg. The family's cat, named Tara, rushes the attacking dog and chased it away. The boy's mother, Eric Triantafilo, told 23ABC the boy needed a few stitches, but he is doing fine this morning.
  • Boy of five banned from playgroup for wearing DRESSES and HIGH HEELS

    05/08/2014 5:05:04 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 5/7/2011 | UK Mirror
    A five-year-old boy has been banned from an after-school club - because he keeps turning up in princess dresses and high heels. Romeo Clarke has a collection of 100 dresses and eight pairs of children’s high heels which he likes to wear every day after school. But the youngster, who has three older sisters, was accused by organisers of the church-run club of “confusing” the other children by his choice of clothes. His shocked mum Georgina, 36, has lodged a complaint with the playgroup, claiming it is discriminating against her son.
  • Report: Miley Cyrus blew off Make-A-Wish kid

    03/27/2014 5:37:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-27-2014 | Taylor Bigler
    Miley Cyrus was too busy creating terrible music to pay attention to a Make-A-Wish kid. Miley Hodge, a seven-year-old girl with a fatal form of osteosarcoma, wanted to meet Justin Bieber more than anything in the world. But Bieber was clearly busy either getting arrested or smoking weed or both, so Hodge had to settle for her second favorite celebrity, Miley Cyrus. According to Radar Online, the Hodge family flew to Los Angeles, Calif. to meet Cyrus and were made to wait a week before finally meeting her at a recording studio. “The family went to Los Angeles and were...
  • Kid stuck behind couch

    01/25/2014 7:07:18 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    WIMP.COM ^ | Jan 25, 2014 | WIMP
    A young boy is found standing behind a couch, pinned up against the wall. After he explains that he can't get out, his parents try to figure out exactly how he got back there as he sheepishly reveals the story.
  • Ukulele Kid - Kid Playing the Ukulele And Singing

    11/27/2013 10:35:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Ukulele Kid - Kid Playing the Ukulele And Singing
  • Report: Russian President Putin 'infuriated' by Obama's 'bored kid' quip

    08/29/2013 2:08:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/28/13 | Justin Sink
    Russian president Vladimir Putin was "infuriated" by President Obama's joke that he looked "like the bored kid in the back of the classroom," according to a Kremlin official quoted anonymously by the New York Times. The report comes as the United States weighs a military response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria — a move that Russian officials have warned President Obama against. Russia is expected to block any attempt to get authorization for a strike in the United Nations Security Council, where Moscow holds veto power. Obama made the comment earlier this summer during a showdown with...
  • Putin has ´that kind of slouch,looking like the bored kidin the classroom,´ says Obamaduring

    President Barack Obama announced Friday afternoon that the White House will publicly release a summary of the legal authorities through which the National Security Agency conducts its controversial surveillance programs. ´Given the history of abuse by governments,´ he said, it is important to explain how such a program is managed, and - equally important - what it may not do. He described his working relationship with Vladimir Putin as ´candid´ and ´blunt,´ and seemed to dismiss concerns that the Russian president´s body language indicated a lack of willingness to work with the United States.
  • Suspension over gun-shaped toaster pastry is now permanent mark on kid’s record

    06/13/2013 5:05:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-13-2013 | Eric Owens
    This week brought more bad news for Joshua Welch, the Baltimore-area second-grader who was suspended for two days because his teacher thought he shaped a breakfast pastry into something resembling a gun. School officials have denied an appeal to have the suspension expunged from the boy’s permanent record, reports The Baltimore Sun. Robin Ficker, the attorney representing Welch and his family, said he will now take the matter to the Anne Arundel County school board. Under local regulations, he has 30 days to do so. “If this school can’t educate a seven-year-old without putting him out of school, how are...
  • Sister of Newtown victim makes gun-control plea in letter to Obama (Innocent but Ignorant Child)

    12/20/2012 6:12:49 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/20/2012 | Yahoo News
    Natalie's letter, written to President Barack Obama and read by Anderson Cooper on air, voiced her clear and thoughtful belief that guns did not belong in the hands of most civilians: My name is Natalie Barden and I wanted to tell the president that only police officers and the military should get guns. If people want to do it as a sport than they could go to a shooting range and the guns would not be able to leave there.
  • Border Police to Probe Hevron 'Kicking Incident'

    07/02/2012 2:37:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/7/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Border Police officials on Monday ordered an investigation into one of its officers after video footage surfaced showing him delivering a kick to an Arab boy, aged 9. The video, taken on June 29, shows one Border Policeman apprehending the boy, named as Abd al-Rahman Burkan, near the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Burkan is shown lying down on the ground when he is caught. A second policeman is then seen approaching the child and kicking him. Burkan was then released and he is shown running away. He was suspected of throwing stones at police in Hevron. Such incidents have sharply...
  • 'Happy kid' kills himself over bullying at two NYC schools

    06/03/2012 9:01:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/3/12 | NBC New York
    NEW YORK CITY -- A 12-year-old boy harassed by school bullies about his intelligence, his height and his deceased father killed himself in the New York City apartment he shared with his mother, according to relatives and those who knew him, NBCNewYork.com reported. "I want to remember him as a happy kid," his anguished sister told NBC 4 New York on Thursday. Joel Morales, of East Harlem, moved to a different school after enduring incessant taunting for months, but the bullying persisted, the fifth-grader’s family said. Advertise | AdChoices Kids chased Morales, threw sticks and pipes at him and teased...
  • Rubio went to a Mormon church as a kid

    02/23/2012 7:47:04 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 105 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/23/12 | maggie haberman
    From the Miami Herald, a little-known detail about Sen. Marco Rubio's personal story: When Marco was 8 years old and living in Las Vegas, the Rubio family attended a Mormon church for a few years. It's a tidbit just released by the publisher of his memoirs. It's also a piece of the history of Rubio, a rising party star and one of the best-known Hispanic officials in the GOP, that comes as a surprise. UPDATE: The incomparable Molly Ball points out via Twitter, "Rubio's cousin Mo Denis is Mormon D state sen. in NV." Rubio is a practicing Catholic. His...
  • Peshawar police make record; detain 5 year kids in charge of drug selling

    09/17/2011 4:25:18 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 2 replies
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 17 September 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 17 September 2011, Peshawar police has arrest five year kid in blame of drug selling from Sattar Shah Colony. It’s the first time in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa police detain minor in drug selling. According to FIR the Sharki police Red yesterday at the house of Israr Ali, whose involved in drug selling, where he escaped from police and they detain his son Awais and cut the FIR Pakistan panel code 9CCNSA. After the arrest police send him to Child Protection Center. Today on Saturday police show the detention to District and session judge Zia Ud in khattak, police investigation officer...
  • Watch This Kid Hijack CNN’s Important Kim Kardashian Live Report

    08/21/2011 10:39:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 8/21/11 | CNN
    Video at link.
  • Boy’s ‘goblin insurance’ benefits Honor Flight Chicago

    10/30/2010 8:49:35 PM PDT · by Saije · 2 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 10/30/2010 | Eileen O. Daday
    A little ingenuity and a desire to help World War II veterans like his grandfather have fueled a novel bar mitzvah project for a Buffalo Grove seventh-grader. He calls it “goblin insurance.” Just in time for Halloween, 12-year-old Sam Herzog is selling insurance to area homeowners to cover any suspicious trick-or-treat pranks that might turn up on their property this weekend. For instance, if pumpkins get smashed or toilet paper covers the trees, Herzog will come and clean it up. He is selling insurance to cover just those types of calamities done by mischievous ghouls or goblins and people are...
  • Parents, Share Incidents of Family Wisdom

    07/30/2010 12:16:10 PM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity ^ | 07/30/10 | Sara Johnson
    This is my first vanity and let's hope the last for those who hate vanities. As a parent, I gained a great deal of insight in life from my sons. I figure it is the central benefit of the self sacrifice of parenting. I am asking Freeper parents and grandparents to share lessons from observing and interacting with their kids.
  • Young giver sells lemonade to help pelicans

    07/24/2010 3:59:15 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 29 replies · 1+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | July 24, 2010 | Kari Dequine
    NEW ORLEANS -- At first, 4-year-old Jonathan Bush wanted to sell all of his toys to help save the oiled pelicans. The images on the evening news upset him, said Lori Bush, his mother. Lori Bush told him he did not have to take that extreme a step -- plus she had planned to pass along his toys to a younger brother, eventually. "How about selling lemonade?" she suggested. Jonathan jumped on the idea immediately, helping his mother organize a well-patronized lemonade stand Saturday morning. "I want to help the pelicans," Jonathan said, adding that he can not help directly...
  • This pretty well sums it up. Any questions?

  • Graham v. Obama: Preacher's Kid Knocks President Over Islam Stance

    05/05/2010 10:11:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 898+ views
    politics daily ^ | 5/5/10 | David Gibson
    Evangelist Billy Graham is 91 years old now and spends his waning days at his mountaintop retreat in North Carolina meeting -- when his health permits -- with fortunate pols like Sarah Palin, as he did last November, or Barack Obama, as he did last week. But "America's Pastor" largely stays out of partisan politics these days, preferring to meet leaders of either party for some spiritual counseling and a photo-op.
  • Sister Mary was protecting 2-year-old from parents, friend says

    02/03/2010 10:48:49 AM PST · by greatdefender · 5 replies · 413+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Feb. 3, 2010 | Anthony Colarossi and Susan Jacobson
    One of Sister Mary's friends came to her defense today, saying the Lake County nun only wanted to protect the child she is accused of taking from her parents six months ago. Laura Maria Caballero, also known as Sister Mary, of Eustis thought the parents of the 2-year-old girl were not taking the best possible care of the child, the friend told the Orlando Sentinel. "Her whole life is giving," Hendrick said. "She's always in court fighting some battle for some kid." He has met the child she is accused of taking and said that Sister Mary would take her...
  • China: Gosh! My 8-year-old daughter is making money at school???

    01/27/2010 3:44:26 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 1,392+ views
    China Smack ^ | 01/27/10
    Gosh! My 8-year-old daughter is making money at school??? Noon today, when my daughter came home from school her mouth was red and swollen. When I asked, she said it was from eating ma la tang[a Chinese type of spicy soup]. This led me to discovering 8 yuan in her pocket, and I asked her where the money came from. She refused to say, so I went to school in the afternoon to investigate. To my astonishment, she’s making money from her classmates! How was she doing it??? Well, many of her classmates bring comics to school and are afraid...
  • Mother Accidentally Stabbed By Toddler

    01/18/2010 7:58:58 AM PST · by greatdefender · 18 replies · 574+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | January 18, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- An Orlando mother was recovering on Monday after being accidentally stabbed by her 21-month-old child. The incident happened at the woman's home near Hoffner Avenue and Conway Road. Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office said the toddler was removing items from a dishwasher and accidentally stabbed the mother. The woman was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center and should be OK.
  • Boy Allegedly Stabs 2 With Hypodermic Needle

    10/22/2009 12:02:04 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 9 replies · 570+ views
    WFTV 9 ^ | October 22, 2009
    MARATHON, Fla. -- An 11-year-old boy has been turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice after authorities charged him with stabbing two 9-year-olds with a hypodermic needle and threatening a third one. The suspect, who was not named by Monroe County Sheriff's officials because he is a minor, was standing in a cafeteria line in school last Thursday. Monroe County Sheriff's deputies said the suspect stabbed two kids in the buttocks with a hypodermic needle. He then chased a third boy, who ran away and hid. The two victims told a teacher, who found the needle hidden in the...
  • How 4-year-old boy mastered 'Miracle' speech in YouTube hit

    10/03/2009 11:11:22 AM PDT · by Saije · 11 replies · 1,607+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/3/2009 | Greg Wyshynski
    Jim Sacco estimates that his son Josh has watched "Miracle," the film about the 1980 U.S. Olympic men's hockey team's legendary upset of Russia, nearly 150 times. Apparently, the movie has made quite an impression... Nicknamed "Rizzo" after the gold medal-winning team's captain Mike Eruzione, Josh sparked an Internet sensation this week when his hilarious, inspirational and eerily impeccable interpretation of actor Kurt Russell's locker room speech as Coach Herb Brooks went viral -- spreading everywhere from blogs to USA Today to the "Ellen" show. No professional coaching. No fancy editing. No script, because Rizzo hasn't learned to read yet...
  • China: When I grow up I want to be a corrupt official (elementary school kid during an interview)

    09/04/2009 12:25:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 657+ views
    When I grow up I want to be a corrupt official On the first day of term, Southern Metropolis Daily asked primary school children in Guangzhou what they want to be when they grow up. Here are some of the answers:(After much head scratching) “I don’t know”“A photographer”“A painter”“A pilot”“A fireman, because firemen can help people put out fires”And then there was this girl:“I want to be an official”“What kind of official?”“A corrupt official, because corrupt officials have a lot of things.”
  • MTA Operator Let Kid Drive Train, Rider Claims

    07/28/2009 7:12:11 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 759+ views
    NBC NY ^ | 07/28/09 | Jennifer Millman
    Driving a subway is so easy an 8-year-old could do it – and one straphanger claims that's who he saw behind the controls of his train. Jules Cattie, a 41-year-old lawyer who lives on the East Side, was shocked when he saw a young child at the wheel, next to the driver, of his Lexington Avenue express train Sunday, according to the Daily News. And the MTA says it's launched "a vigorous and thorough investigation" into the allegation. "I saw him driving. He couldn't have been more than 8 or 9," Cattie told the News. " I thought, 'This is...
  • Prayers for a kid..

    05/30/2009 7:52:53 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 23 replies · 749+ views
    LiveLeak ^ | 5/31/2009 | OldCorpBLT1/3
    Mooadieb, a fellow Liveleaker and my oldest UMSC brother (and Best Friend) was over at the house a few minutes ago and we were swimming, grilling, and having a blast. He and his 10-year-old left to get ready for our evening with Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream" in the park, but on the way home, Mooadieb's little boy accidentally opened the door to the truck and fell out onto the road at 45 MPH. He's hurt really bad. So if you pray (and in this instance I don't care which God you pray to) then please take a minute to get...
  • Boy, 7, breaks into zoo, feeds animals to croc

    02/10/2009 6:01:58 AM PST · by Fawn · 26 replies · 910+ views
    AP ^ | updated 5:31 a.m. ET, Fri., Oct. 3, 2008 | AP
    SYDNEY, Australia - A 7-year-old boy broke into a popular Outback zoo, fed a string of animals to the resident crocodile and bashed several lizards to death with a rock, the zoo's director said Friday. The 30-minute rampage, caught on the zoo's security camera, happened early Wednesday after the boy jumped a security fence at the Alice Springs Reptile Center in central Australia, said zoo director Rex Neindorf.
  • 8-year-old guitar wiz has reason to play the blues

    08/13/2008 9:55:53 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies · 465+ views
    ap ^ | 8-12-08 | CARRIE ANTLFINGER
    ELKHORN, Wis. - When Tallan "T-Man" Latz was 5, he saw Joe Satriani playing guitar on TV. "I turned around to my dad and said, 'That's exactly what I want to do.'" Three years and countless hours of practicing later, 8-year-old Tallan is a blues guitar prodigy. He's played in bars and clubs, including the House of Blues in Chicago, and even jammed with Les Paul and Jackson Browne. He has a summer of festivals scheduled and has drawn interest from venues worldwide.
  • Boy kills snake at petting zoo

    08/26/2007 7:15:48 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 178 replies · 4,133+ views
    EARTHtimes ^ | 8/24/07
    CINCINNATI, Aug. 24 A 10-year-old boy who said he hated snakes killed a 10-foot python at petting zoo by stomping on the reptile's head. Scott Braunstein, a reptile handler who brought the snake to the St. Bernadette Festival in Amelia, Ohio, last weekend, said he was shocked by the boy's violence, The Cincinnati Enquirer said Thursday. The snake, named Popcorn, was a non-poisonous albino Burmese python. Braunstein, who operates House of Reptiles in Dry Ridge, Ky., said the boy approached him and told him that he hated snakes. The child then raised his leg and stomped down on the snake's...
  • China: Boy chases 'transformer' on national highway (mistook a truck as a transformer robot)

    07/17/2007 8:35:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 345+ views
    Shanghai Daily ^ | 07/17/07 | Alice Gu
    Boy chases 'transformer' on national highway Created: 2007-7-17 16:05:52 Author:Alice Gu A BOY riding a bicycle was stopped on a national highway for chasing a truck that he mistook for a robot from the movie "Transformers" in Shandong Province yesterday, according to a newspaper. The 11-year-old boy was stopped at Penglai toll station on National Highway No. 206 and told attendants that he was chasing Optimus Prime, a transformer that leads the Autobots in a war against the evil Decepticons. The boy lives near Daxindian Town, which is close to the toll station, the report said. A few days ago,...
  • Roughing The Spectator

    01/19/2007 6:29:40 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 6 replies · 697+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 19 January 2007 | Brian McGrory
    Roughing The Spectator By Brian McGrory, Globe Columnist | January 19, 2007 Ends up, the most serious injury in the Patriots phenomenal playoff run hasn't been sustained by a player, but by a boy in the stands.
  • Boy, 10, Dies After Mimicking Hussein's Execution

    01/04/2007 7:49:26 AM PST · by eastforker · 76 replies · 1,403+ views
    click2houston ^ | 1/4/07 | click2houston.com
    - Police and family members said a 10-year-old boy who died by hanging himself from a bunk bed was apparently mimicking the execution of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Sergio Pelico was found dead Sunday in his apartment bedroom, said Webster police Lt. Tom Claunch. Pelico's mother told police he had previously watched a news report on Saddam's death. "It appears to be accidental," Claunch said. "Our gut reaction is that he was experimenting."
  • Anti-abortion video/song on YouTube (not graphic; very heartwarming)

    11/21/2006 5:22:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 1,452+ views
    YouTube ^ | 11-21-06
    If you have not seen this anti-abortion YouTube song presentation, you might enjoy it. It is not graphic at all and is a wonderful song. ANTI-ABORTION VIDEO
  • Beheaded (Christian) girls were Ramadan ?trophies?

    11/08/2006 7:30:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 3,589+ views
    Helena Han Basquet ^ | November 9, 2006 | Stephen Fitzpatrick, Jakarta correspondent
    If the Democrats think the Islamic Jihadists will respect them more than President Bush then read this! This is an article everyone needs to read. If you think that because you refuse to be politically incorrect and see these inhuman animals for what they are that they will somehow respect you enough not to do to you what they did to these young girls, then think again! It will get worse. Beheaded girls were Ramadan ?trophies? THREE Christian high school girls were beheaded as a Ramadan ?trophy? by Indonesian militants who conceived the idea after a visit to Philippines jihadists,...

    09/07/2006 12:16:24 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 103 replies · 6,534+ views
    September 7, 2006 -- AN infuriated Warren Buffett has renounced one of his granddaughters - telling her she is no longer his relative "legally or emotionally" because she took part in a documentary about the lives of the very rich. Nicole Buffett, the adopted daughter of Buffett's son Peter and biological daughter of Peter's ex-wife Mary, was featured in Jamie Johnson and Nick Kurzon's documentary, "The One Percent," which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival this year and is a follow-up to Johnson's "Born Rich." Enraged that Nicole not only participated in the documentary, but also plugged it on National...
  • Women Paid to Carry Baby to 12 Weeks before “Harvesting” for Beauty Treatments

    08/08/2006 7:57:04 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 78 replies · 2,504+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9 August 2006 | Hilary White
    LONDON, August 8, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The ancient quest of fashionable women to stave off the effects of age has always left them open to the claims of swindlers. The latest edition of the snake oil chronicles, according to the UK’s Daily Mail, has a more “scientific” cachet and involves injecting stem cells gleaned from aborted babies as well as umbilical cord blood directly into the skin. Scores of British women are opting for a procedure that stem cell experts are condemning as charlatanry. A private British clinic makes arrangements for well-to-do English women to travel to Rotterdam in the...
  • Families Without Children - Report Reveals Changes in Attitudes Towards Kids

    07/22/2006 6:03:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 393 replies · 6,199+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | July 22, 2006
    PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, JULY 22, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Life without children is a growing social reality for an increasing number of American adults. This is the conclusion of the 2006 edition of "The State of Our Unions" report on marriage, released last week by the National Marriage Project. The project is based at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Up until recently, for most people, the greater part of adult life was spent with young children forming part of the household. A combination of marrying later, less children and longer life expectancy means, however, that a significantly greater part of...
  • 'Incorrigible' 10-year-old arrested at mom's insistence(Florida)

    07/06/2006 10:41:40 AM PDT · by devane617 · 132 replies · 3,767+ views
    St Pete Times ^ | 07/06/2006 | Mallory Simon
    NEW PORT RICHEY - Last week, her son turned 10 years old. On Tuesday morning, she watched as police took him away in a patrol car, charged with a felony. A neighbor saw the boy break into her car and make off with a pocket knife, according to a police report. Police were originally uneasy about arresting the boy, who will be a fourth-grader this year. But New Port Richey Lt. Jeffrey Harrington said the mother insisted. They charged him with armed burglary. "The mother was at her wits' end," Harrington said Wednesday. "She thought he was just incorrigible. She...
  • Gangs of New York, Their twins due home from intensive care any minute, an anxious couple considers

    06/25/2006 1:02:39 PM PDT · by Coleus · 35 replies · 1,126+ views
    NY Metro ^ | 06.12.06 | Sarah Bernard & Hugo Lindgren
    Two fuzzy heartbeats—our doctor pointed to the black-and-white monitor of the ultrasound machine, and we both squinted and pretended to see what he was talking about. A lima bean, we thought, with a smaller lima bean next to it? Sensing that we weren’t getting it, he punched a few keys and suddenly the small exam room at Cornell’s Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility filled with a rapid-fire thump-thump-thump-thump: our embryos on speakerphone. So wait, it had worked? Twice? When we still didn’t say anything, our other doctor piped up: “This is good news, you guys.” How did we feel?...
  • Sikh bracelets, but no Christian rings at school bans pupils from wearing 'purity rings'

    06/17/2006 6:25:09 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 86 replies · 4,795+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 06/18/06 | Elizabeth Day
    Sikh bracelets, but no Christian rings at school bans pupils from wearing 'purity rings' A group of teenage Christians have been banned by a secondary school from wearing "purity rings" as a symbol of their religious belief in chastity until marriage. At least one of the dozen pupils, who all attend the same girls' comprehensive in Horsham, West Sussex, is considering legal action against the Millais School for "a breach of human rights". Although the school allows Muslim and Sikh pupils to wear headscarves or kara bracelets as a means of religious expression, the purity ring - a small band...
  • Woman Sentenced for Baby's Wal-Mart Death

    06/15/2006 1:51:26 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 56 replies · 3,807+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 6 15 06 | Associated Press
    MACON, Ga. - A 27-year-old woman was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison for leaving her newborn daughter in a Wal-Mart restroom last year. Amy Shorter covered her face after the verdict was read Wednesday, and several relatives cried as they left the courtroom. They declined to comment. The jury found Shorter guilty of felony murder for causing the baby's death while committing first-degree cruelty to children. Defense attorney Elizabeth Lane had argued that Shorter did not intend to kill her child. Lane said Shorter didn't know she was pregnant and panicked after giving birth in the...
  • Environmental tobacco smoke linked to behavior problems in children and pre-teens

    05/23/2006 11:53:56 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 251 replies · 1,886+ views
    Eurekalert ^ | 04/30/06 | Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A new Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study shows that exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, even at extremely low levels, is associated with behavior problems in children and pre-teens. While the study examined 5 to 11 year olds with asthma, the findings most likely could be extrapolated to include children without asthma who "act out" or experience depression and anxiety, according to Kimberly Yolton, Ph.D., a researcher at the Children's Environmental Health Center at Cincinnati Children's and the study's main author The study will be presented at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time Sunday, April 30, at the annual...
  • Babies Are No Longer Considered A Blessing

    03/09/2006 5:16:12 PM PST · by SJackson · 128 replies · 2,714+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | March 8, 2006 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    A funny thing happened to me the other day when my wife and I had, thank God, another baby (a boy). Many of my friends didn’t seem all that happy for me. Sure, they went through the motions of smiles and congratulations. But it was evident that many thought me insane. Why would a young man and his wife ruin their lives with eight children? Who could afford the day-school bills? Didn’t we want to live life a little, and not just be burdened with kids? It got downright surreal when a European film company pressed me, while my wife...
  • The ‘new woman’ is a housewife (educated women has discovered the secret of a happy marriage)

    04/17/2006 5:10:26 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 75 replies · 2,437+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 16, 2006 | Sarah Baxter and Tom Baird
    A NEW breed of educated women has discovered the secret of a happy marriage — opting to stay at home instead of pursuing a career. The phenomenon, in which wives prefer their husbands to be the main breadwinner, has been identified by American sociologists and is now gaining a foothold in Britain. Unlike the housewives of the 1950s, who had little choice over rearing children and acting as homemaker, this generation of women is building on the advances of the feminist movement to determine their optimum lifestyle. The women are predominantly drawn from the middle classes and have young offspring....