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  • Police Captain: 'Every Detective' Brought Into Search for Missing Utah Mom

    12/12/2009 1:39:47 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 106 replies · 4,127+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah police are putting more investigators into the search for a 28-year-old mother whose disappearance has been termed "highly suspicious." Since Susan Powell was reported missing Monday, authorities have questioned her husband and searched a desert area where he said he took the couple's two young children, ages 2 and 4, camping last weekend in freezing conditions.
  • Soldier mom refuses deployment to care for baby

    11/17/2009 5:35:06 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 43 replies · 1,488+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon Nov 16 | RUSS BYNUM
    SAVANNAH, Ga. – An Army cook and single mom may face criminal charges after she skipped her deployment flight to Afghanistan because, she said, no one was available to care for her infant son while she was overseas. Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, 21, claims she had no choice but to refuse deployment orders because the only family she had to care for her 10-month-old son — her mother — was overwhelmed by the task, already caring for three other relatives with health problems.
  • PRAYERS FOR MARYSECRETARY!

    11/06/2009 10:11:01 AM PST · by alpha-8-25-02 · 162 replies · 2,034+ views
    11/06/09 | ALPHA-8-25-02
    Dear prayer partners, Our dear marysecretary had a successful kidney transplant surgery early this morning. Her pastor reports: "From: Jerry S. Subject: Mary's Surgery Date: Friday, November 6, 2009, It is 4:45 am we just got home the hospital; Mary’s surgery went well, she now has a new kidney and the doctor seemed please with the results. Thank you very much for your prayers and please keep them up because there is a long road to recovery, also keep Richie in your prayers that he can get some rest. You prayer warriors are much appreciated, may God’s blessing be upon...
  • New patriot group, MOM for America, plans 2010 rally in Washington, DC

    10/16/2009 3:11:02 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies · 656+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Leigh-Ann Bellew National Communications and Media Relations Coordinator M.O.M. for America www.MOMforAmerica.com labellew@momforamerica.net 732-670-6699 M.O.M. FOR AMERICA TO RALLY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Sisterhood of patriots organizing to voice frustrations over excessive federal spending and increasing governmental interference in the lives of their children and families. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mothers who are concerned about the future of America for their children and families are organizing to gather next year in the nation’s capital. The M.O.M. for America Rally is set for August 14, 2010. "M.O.M. for America was founded for the mothers of the United States...
  • M.O.M. for America (moms are gonna rally)

    10/12/2009 1:03:38 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies · 1,893+ views
    M.O.M. for America Washington, DC Rally - Saturday, August 14, 2010 OUR PERMIT APPLICATION IS BEEN CONFIRMED, WE SHOULD BE RECEIVING THE PERMIT NEXT WEEK! (10/9/2009 - 12:23 p.m.)
  • State to Mom: Stop Baby-Sitting Neighbors' Kids (update)

    09/30/2009 8:48:19 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 11 replies · 879+ views
    Fox News Detroit ^ | Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009, 10:35 PM EDT | JAMES PRICHARD
    [snip] Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd said the agency was following standard procedure in its response. "But we feel this (law) really gets in the way of common sense," Boyd said. "We want to protect kids, but the law needs to be reasonable," she said. "When the governor learned of this, she acted quickly and called the director personally to ask him to intervene." State Rep. Brian Calley, R-Portland, said he was working to draft legislation that would exempt situations like Snyder's from coverage under Michigan's current day care regulations. The bill will make it clear that people who aren't in...
  • 75-year-old mom's aim is true (shooting) (TN)

    09/23/2009 9:18:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 687+ views
    knoxnews.com ^ | 19 September, 2009 | Sentinel Staff
    PETROS, Tenn. - She may be 75, but she's still a mom. Jesse Williams, 28, discovered that truism Thursday night when the mother of a man he allegedly was fighting shot him once in the leg to stop the assault on her son. According to Morgan County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy William Angel, Williams broke into David Brandenburg's residence at 905 Back Petros Road. The 43-year-old Brandenburg was home and began struggling with the intruder. The fighting men spilled out from the house and onto the yard, where Brandenburg's mother, Ruth Robbins, heard the commotion. Robbins lives next door, Angel...
  • Cops: Texas Mom Says Devil Told Her to Decapitate Baby

    07/26/2009 9:52:14 PM PDT · by nmh · 52 replies · 1,899+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/26/09 | AP
    DALLAS — Police said they found a 3 1/2-week-old infant stabbed and decapitated in a Texas home on Sunday and his mother "screaming that she killed her baby" after the devil told her to do it. The mother, Otty Sanchez, 33, of San Antonio, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition with self-inflicted stab wounds to her chest and stomach, said San Antonio police spokesman Joe Rios. Investigators took a sword, a machete and a kitchen knife from the home.
  • Son tries to sell nude photos of mother online

    07/07/2009 11:00:37 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 42 replies · 3,926+ views
    The Age [Au.] | 7/6/09
    Source and link only:http://www.theage.com.au/technology/son-tries-to-sell-nude-photos-of-mother-online-20090706-d9ki.html
  • ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd

    05/08/2009 5:35:22 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 79 replies · 4,765+ views
    In Honor of Mother's Day, this weekend.... I'd like to be the ideal mother, but I'm too busy raising my kids. - Unknown The hand that rocks the cradle usually is attached to someone who isn't getting enough sleep. - John Fiebig The mother of three notoriously unruly youngsters was asked whether or not she'd have children if she had it to do over again. Yes, she replied. But not the same ones. - David Finkelstein A little boy forgot his lines in a Sunday school presentation. His mother was in the front row to prompt him. She gestured and...
  • ‘Miracle mom’ home after waking from coma

    03/03/2009 8:33:46 AM PST · by CMoran325 · 13 replies · 934+ views
    Today Show ^ | March 2, 2009
    With his wife in a seemingly irreversible coma, Michael Smith brought his children to Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati to say goodbye to their mother before she was pulled off life support. But Lori Smith’s 8-year-old daughter Megan wasn’t ready to say goodbye. Instead, she said, “Mom, if you love us and you hear us, move your eyes.” “Lori moved her eyes, and that was the first sign that I knew Lori was there,” Michael Smith said. “I didn’t know if Lori was being mom for the last time or what, but God really gave us a miracle and brought...
  • Octuplets' Mom On Welfare, Spokesman Confirms

    02/10/2009 8:00:35 AM PST · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 26 replies · 1,496+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, February 10, 2009 | The Associated Press contributed to this report
    LOS ANGELES — The Southern California mother of octuplets receives $490 a month in food stamps and three of her first six children are disabled and receiving federal assistance, her publicist confirmed Monday evening. Spokesman Michael Furtney said Nadya Suleman did not want to disclose the nature of the disabilities, or the type or sum of the payments. Furtney confirmed the public assistance payments after two sources told The Los Angeles Times that Suleman was receiving food stamps and federal supplemental security income. "In her view these are just payments made for people with legitimate needs and are not, in...
  • Ohio, 3 Found Shot At Scene Of Ohio Fire (Mom, Dad, Daughter killed, home set on fire)

    01/25/2009 4:14:27 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 55 replies · 3,515+ views
    channel3000.com ^ | January 24, 2009
    COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- An Ohio man was in custody Saturday after three people were found shot at the scene of a fire. The fire was reported at a building in the 9700 block of Sacremento Street at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said that when they arrived at the home, they saw a man outside armed with an assault rifle. The man then ran back inside the home, officers said. Rescue units noticed smoke as they tried to get inside the home. When police made it inside, they found the three victims -- a man, a woman and a...
  • Band of Brothers(4) Spend Christmas With Mom

    12/25/2008 9:41:10 AM PST · by freepersup · 10 replies · 769+ views
    abc news / Yahoo news ^ | 24 Dec., 2008 | Bob Woodruff
    >>> see video in link <<<
  • The Mom Song

    12/24/2008 5:40:10 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 12 replies · 469+ views
    http://bhsclass67.blogspot.com/2008/11/mom-song.html For anyone who is a mom, or has or had a mom.
  • wat do i get my mom?

    12/13/2008 5:28:34 PM PST · by Heavan13 · 126 replies · 2,846+ views
    i have 40 $.she is 60. 4 christmas
  • Face of Defense: Deployed Mom Finds Inspiration From Her Own

    10/21/2008 4:22:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 203+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | 1st Lt. Carolyn Frazier, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2008 – A mother’s job is not easy duty, especially for a soldier mom serving in Iraq, thousands of miles away from home. That’s why one servicemember looks to her own mother to help with her four children. Army Staff Sgt. Tonya Harvey, a material handling supervisor for the 3rd Infantry Division’s 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, holds a picture of her four children at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Iraq, Sept. 25, 2008. U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Carolyn Frazier  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “She is...
  • Michigan Mom May Lose All Children After Abandoning 13-Year-Old Son in Nebraska

    10/16/2008 8:15:58 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 6 replies · 937+ views
    MyFoxWGHP ^ | 10/16/2008
    Prosecutors in the home county of a Michigan woman who abandoned her 13-year-old son at a Nebraska hospital this week said Thursday they are seeking temporary custody of all the woman's children. Prosecutor Deborah Carley said a hearing would be held Thursday afternoon in Oakland County juvenile court on her petition for temporary custody of the five children of Terri and Terrance Martin of Southfield. Terri Martin made a roughly 12-hour drive to leave the 13-year-old at an Omaha hospital under Nebraska's unique safe haven law. All states have laws designed to allow desperate new mothers to leave their newborns...
  • Texas Police Say Mother-Daughter Crime Team Stabbed Elderly Man to Death for $15

    09/06/2008 1:42:48 PM PDT · by nmh · 17 replies · 455+ views
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | Saturday, September 06, 2008 | Fox News
    PASADENA, Texas — Two teenage girls are accused of stabbing a 75-year-old man to death in a robbery that netted them just $15, and police say the mother of one of the teens helped put them up to it. Dannette R. Gillespie, 38, gave knives to her 15-year-old daughter and Vanessa Anne Ocampo, 19, then waited in the back seat of their car while the teens robbed and killed Eugene Palma, according to a probable cause warrant. ... Ocampo told investigators they went to the bar and followed Palma home when he left. Gillespie handed knives to her daughter and...
  • Casey - What did you do to Caylee? (20/20 TV on 9/5/08)

    09/05/2008 10:45:44 AM PDT · by nmh · 18 replies · 518+ views
    No Episode Title New insights into the life of missing Florida toddler Caylee Anthony; officials investigate possible serial attacks on women at a mall in South Florida. 20/20 TV Show ABC Fri 9/5 10:00 PM
  • "Legally Mom"

    09/04/2008 8:02:01 AM PDT · by Religion and Politics · 2 replies · 119+ views
    Well, the night came and Sarah was up to the task. As I have slept on it now, I wonder just what transpired last night. The media and pundits were generally behaved and declared an evening cease fire of sorts. I am sure they will be back at it again. But what was the night about for us voters? What has been sinking in for me since her announcement as VP candidate is that Sarah is "us". She is real and she is authentic. She is someone you could have talked to at the mall. In that, she doesn't fit...
  • Mother Arrested For Giving Wine To Baby

    08/21/2008 3:02:59 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies · 202+ views
    WKYT ^ | August 20, 2008 | staff reporter
    She says she was just trying to put her baby to sleep, but a mother's method got her arrested at the state fair. The sheriff's department in Jefferson County says Kathryn Bowen bought a cup of wine at the horse show at Freedom Hall, but Bowen apparently didn't intend to drink it, or drink all of it. Two police officers were watching nearby. "The deputy and the corrections officer observed her remove the bottle from a bag, uncap the bottle, place the contents of the glass into the bottle and then handed it to the baby who then proceeded to...
  • Advertisement Woman charged after young daughter drives her to bar

    08/15/2008 7:01:17 AM PDT · by Texican72 · 14 replies · 99+ views
    The Longview News-Journal ^ | August 15, 2008 | Randy Ross
    A Longview mother remained in the Gregg County Jail on Thursday after police said she had her 12-year-old daughter drive her to a bar on the woman's birthday. Jennifer Lynn Rosenburg, 35, was arrested Wednesday night at Leon's Steak House after an officer stopped her daughter on a traffic violation as the child was turning into her home's driveway. The woman's last name was spelled Rosenberg on a police report, but Rosenburg in jail records. Longview Police Officer C.E. Davis stopped a blue minivan in the 400 block of 15th Street after the vehicle turned into a residence without using...
  • Psychotic Mom (Youtube Video)

    08/07/2008 9:08:07 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies · 136+ views
    youtube ^ | 2006
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MavlrKO1n-c Also, in the comments section, another guy posted a link to his myspace page on which he posted a recording of his mother: http://www.myspace.com/insanepsychomom
  • Economy is driving women to stay home

    07/22/2008 12:49:27 PM PDT · by Sopater · 54 replies · 152+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | July 21, 2008 | LOUIS UCHITELLE
    When it comes to the workplace, they're facing the same troubles afflicting men. Across the country, women in their prime earning years, struggling with an unfriendly economy, are retreating from the workforce, either permanently or for long stretches. They had piled into jobs in growing numbers since the 1960s. But that stopped happening this decade, and as the nearly seven-year-old recovery gives way to hard times, the retreat is likely to accelerate. For the first time since the women's movement came to life, an economic recovery has come and gone, and the percentage of women at work has fallen, not...
  • Girl Missing 5 Weeks Never Reported Lost; Mother Says Doing Own Search

    07/17/2008 9:49:21 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 24 replies · 193+ views
    Local 6 ^ | July 16, 2008 | Anon
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A woman accused of not reporting her daughter missing for five weeks refused to answer a judge's question of where her daughter was in a bizarre missing person case that continues to frustrate investigators. Casey Anthony, 22, was taken into custody Wednesday after her daughter's grandparents called Orange County sheriff's deputies over concerns about the well-being of Caylee Marie Anthony, 2. Detectives said when they contacted Casey Anthony it was determined that she apparently never told anyone that Caylee has been missing for more than a month. Thursday, Judge John Jordan asked Anthony where her daughter...
  • Goo-goo-ga-gun: Mom packs heat in baby's stroller

    07/13/2008 5:05:40 PM PDT · by walkerk · 20 replies · 75+ views
    Wellsville Daily Reporter ^ | Thu Jul 03, 2008, 02:48 PM EDT | Rocco LaDuca
    UTICA, N.Y. - Police say they have never encountered anything like it: a mom pushing a stroller containing an infant, knives, a box cutter and a sawed-off shotgun. The 29-year-old Utica woman is now in police custody after authorities say she threatened another woman with the weapons. The child has been turned over to Child Protective Services. “It’s pretty sad when individuals have to put a child at risk by carrying weapons in a stroller, and this type of behavior will not be taken lightly,” Utica Public Safety Commissioner Daniel LaBella said. “In my 20-plus year career, I’ve never seen...
  • Kids Connect Alcohol Odors With Mom's Emotions

    06/25/2008 1:38:34 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 154+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-25-2008 | Catherine Forestell
    Kids Connect Alcohol Odors With Mom's Emotions ScienceDaily (June 25, 2008) — How children respond to the smell of alcoholic beverages is related to their mothers' reasons for drinking, according to a new study from the Monell Chemical Senses Center. When asked to choose between the odor of beer and an unpleasant odor, children of mothers classified as 'Escape drinkers' were more likely than children of Non-escape drinkers to choose the unpleasant odor. "Children's responses to odors provide us with a window into their emotions," says study lead author Julie Mennella, PhD, a Monell biopsychologist. "When given a choice between...
  • Video Shows Attack in Mt. Clemens (another attack by mob)

    06/06/2008 8:23:24 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 24 replies · 272+ views
    MY Fox Detroit ^ | 4-5-08 | Amy Lange
    Several violent attacks in Mt. Clemens have investigators looking for a gang of young men. As FOX 2's Amy Lange reports, police are now releasing surveillance video of the suspects
  • America Supports You: Troop-Support Group Founder Named ‘Favorite Mom’

    05/21/2008 4:25:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 53+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 21, 2008 – Two of America’s favorite siblings bestowed a very special honor on the founder of a grassroots troop-support group recently. Donnie and Marie Osmond named Patti Patton-Bader as “America’s Favorite Mom” on the May 11 “America’s Favorite Mom” program presented by Teleflora and NBC. "I really am lucky to know so many heroes in my life," said Patton-Bader, who has two sons in the Army, one currently deployed to Iraq. "Whether they are the troops who serve our country or the amazing mothers here on this ‘America's Favorite Mom’ program, I am honored to be...
  • Obama’s Sword of Damocles: October Surprise Won’t Surprise Us

    05/12/2008 10:15:21 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 24 replies · 345+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 5/12/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    [Placed in the public domain, copying and widespread circulation are encouraged] Obama’s Sword of Damocles: October Surprise Won’t Surprise UsLooming Scandal Will “Toricelli” Barack Obama After Democratic National ConventionThe Democratic Party’s superdelegates, even those who have endorsed Barack Obama, need to do some serious reconsideration between now and the convention. Should Obama become the nominee, the Democrats are likely to find themselves in the same situation as they did with Robert Toricelli (D-NJ) in 2002. As described by Wikipedia (more information at the Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A20602-2001May12), In the middle of an increasingly competitive race against Republican Doug Forrester, Torricelli decided...
  • Vanity: Happy Mother's Day

    05/11/2008 2:41:21 PM PDT · by metmom · 6 replies · 163+ views
    You Tube ^ | Sunday May 11, 2008
    The Mom Song Sung to William Tell Overture with Lyrics
  • Children's Book Explains Why Mom Deploys

    05/09/2008 5:38:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 75+ views
    Army.mil ^ | Jacqueline M. Hames
    "My Mommy Wears Combat Boots," was written by Sgt. 1st Class Sharon G. McBride before her second deployment, partly to explain to her daughter why she would be gone. The book was published in February. Photo by courtesy WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 8, 2008) - A new children's book, written by a former Soldier and single mother, helps to explain why mom deployed and how to cope with the emotions associated with her departure. "My Mommy Wears Combat Boots," written by Sgt. 1st Class Sharon G. McBride, is geared to young children and toddlers to help explain why mom...
  • Hee-e-e-er's Johhny's Mom (funny)

    05/09/2008 11:16:57 AM PDT · by meandog · 8 replies · 106+ views
    McCain for President ^ | 5/8/08 | Cindy McCain
    Sunday is Mother's Day and in our family, as well as in so many others, it is a day to give thanks to the mothers in our lives. Our family is especially thankful for John's mother, Roberta McCain. At ninety-six years old, she is still as active and delightful as ever and even joins us out on the campaign trail from time to time. Recently, she and my husband, John, sat down to film an interview about his childhood. From this interview, our campaign has put together a special Mother's Day message from our family to yours. Our family has...
  • ****The Official Friday Silliness Thread (Salute To Mothers)****

    05/09/2008 5:23:10 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 92 replies · 314+ views
    All of us were guided by our mother's voice, wisdom and common sense, even if we didn't think so at the time. Whether we remember what she said fondly, or try to forget these phrases, they are still part of us. Ultimately, without even realizing it, we pass them along to our children, who will in most likelihood pass it on to their children. Here are a few that maybe you will remember!!!"Someday your face will freeze like that!" "You kids are trying to drive me crazy!" When you don't listen to your Mother, that's when you get into trouble....
  • Welfare Moms Celebrate 'Keep Kids Away from Work Day.'

    04/24/2008 7:34:43 AM PDT · by SvenWaring · 6 replies · 140+ views
    DotPenn ^ | April 24, 2008 | Sven Waring
    “What’s that?” asked little Johnson Benson as he stared in wild-eyed amazement at the streams of cars traveling on I-99 toward State College. “They’re called commuters and they’re going to work,” replies his mother, Madine Selkers. “Work? What’s that mommy?” Johnson said, raising his eyebrows. “It’s a way for other people to enable my substance abuse, as well as provide us with a lifestyle of relative ease and border-line criminal behavior,” Selkers said. “These people owe us a living, Johnson, and you should avoid them.” Today, thousands of Welfare mothers, mainly in Blair County and Bellefonte, will keep their children...
  • Mom Sees What Navy Life Could be Like for Son (If Mom ain't Happy, ain't Nobody Happy.)

    04/22/2008 5:52:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 70+ views
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, April 22, 2008 – Since the fourth grade, Wendy Wachtell’s son, Jameson, has wanted to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. She thought his desire would wane with age, like wanting to be a fireman in the fourth grade. But it soon became clear that was what he wanted, she said. Now, with Jameson a sophomore in high school, conversations and considerations for his future are taking a more serious tone. Naturally, she conceded, as a mother, Wachtell is concerned about her son joining a military force while the nation is at war. But, yesterday, as...
  • Dr. Mom Was Right -- And Wrong -- About Washing Fruits And Vegetables

    04/14/2008 5:20:18 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 107+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-14-2008 | American Chemical Society
    Dr. Mom Was Right -- And Wrong -- About Washing Fruits And VegetablesA new study shows that irradiation could be key to removing hard-to-reach pathogens inside fruits and vegetables. (Credit: Courtesy of USDA-Agricultural Research Service, photo by Stephen Ausmus) ScienceDaily (Apr. 13, 2008) — Washing fresh fruits and vegetables before eating may reduce the risk of food poisoning and those awful episodes of vomiting and diarrhea. But according to new research, described recently at the 235th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, washing alone -- even with chlorine disinfectants -- may not be enough. Studies show that certain disease-causing...
  • America Supports You: MWR Worker is Troops? Substitute Mom

    04/01/2008 6:10:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 96+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait, April 1, 2008 – Troops passing through Camp Buehring on the way to deployment in Iraq can find a little piece of home at the camp’s recreation center, “The Oasis.” Violet Kelly, a recreation lead with Morale, Welfare and Recreation on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, talks with some civilians in Camp Buehring's recreation center March 10, 2008. Kelly is best known as "Big Momma" to the troops who pass through the camp, as well as to her colleagues. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The comfortable feeling certainly is not a result...
  • Police hunt Boca Raton killer of 2 moms, 1 child

    03/22/2008 6:34:30 PM PDT · by LucyJo · 20 replies · 1,564+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March. 22, 2008 | AP
    BOCA RATON, Fla. - The 911 call lasted a split second. Not even a breath was heard. It was Nancy Bochicchio's last desperate plea for help. The single mom and her 7-year-old daughter, Joey, would soon be dead, each bound and shot in the head in the back seat of their black Chrysler Aspen.
  • Mom stabs teenage son while waiting in Largo doctor's office

    03/22/2008 4:43:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 59 replies · 2,449+ views
    LARGO -- A Dunedin mother is facing attempted murder charges after police say she met up with her 15-year-old son at a Largo doctor's office and used a knife to stab and slash him. Celeste Minardi is held without bond in the Pinellas County Jail after stabbed her son and slashed his throat and face in a doctor's office Saturday morning along Seminole Boulevard. Largo Police say the teen suffered serious injuries but are not saying what prompted the attack. Minardi meets her son at the doctor's office but instead of bringing him personal care items police say she brought...
  • Hero mom smashes door to save senior

    03/22/2008 2:27:03 AM PDT · by ansel12 · 18 replies · 1,040+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 4:00 AM | BY LISA L. COLANGELO and LARRY McSHANE
    The 47-year-old mother of two couldn't explain the sudden burst of strength that allowed her to get inside the home, where the elderly family friend lived alone. But Russo quickly swung into action after spotting the incapacitated Schwing through a window Thursday afternoon.
  • America Supports You: Mom Offers Inspiration to Troops

    02/28/2008 4:22:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 57+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2008 – The simple request for a “mom hug” from a young Marine serving in Iraq ignited one mom’s desire to inspire all servicemembers. Gail Lynne Goodwin launched “Inspire Me Today,” a Web site devoted to inspirational content, just 12 days ago, but the idea had been simmering for years. “Inspire Me Today was something I’ve wanted to do. It’s been my personal passion, I guess you would say,” Goodwin said. “When a person is inspired, the world changes exponentially.” As any good mom might do, however, Goodwin put her dream of launching the Web site...
  • Prayer needed for friend and unborn baby.

    02/15/2008 5:45:35 PM PST · by spotbust1 · 209 replies · 497+ views
    none | 2/15/08 | spotbust1
    A very good friend of mine is in urgent need of prayers. She is faced with a pregnancy that will not survive and will probably kill her. Her baby is developing with it's brain out side of it's skull. Her doctor has told her she needs to abort the baby as soon as possible as there is evidently some risk to herself as well. I know that there are many prayer warriors here at FR so I turned to you. Thank you in advance for the prayers.
  • The Million Mom March: What a crock! (2000)

    01/24/2008 6:06:53 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies · 271+ views
    Salon ^ | May 17, 2000 | Camille Paglia
    Last Sunday's Million Mom March, the gun-control protest organized (as the major media is finally admitting) by the sister-in-law of Hillary Clinton's longtime lawyer pal and hatchet woman, surly Susan Thomases, may not do the Democrats much good this year. ...It doesn't take a weatherman to figure out that the average citizen doesn't want national policy determined by packs of weeping women led by a shrill, dimwitted talk-show host (Hillary sycophant Rosie O'Donnell).
  • The Mom - Sung to the "William Tell Overture"

    01/11/2008 5:06:36 PM PST · by tang-soo · 9 replies · 175+ views
    The Mom ^ | 1/11/2008 | Anita Renfroe
    Enjoy the Mom Song as told to the music of William Tell. 3:15 long. Link is here.
  • Maryland's New Year Begins With Tax Increases

    01/01/2008 11:17:57 AM PST · by kinoxi · 64 replies · 314+ views
    WJZ.com (cbs) ^ | Jan 1, 2008 1:17 pm US/Easter | Adam May
    ne of a variety of tax increases taking effect in Maryland on New Year's Day could help some smokers keep their resolutions to kick the habit this year--a doubling of the cigarette tax from $1 to $2 a pack. The vehicle titling tax also is going up from 5 to 6 percent, and the corporate income tax will rise from 7 percent to 8.25 percent. Other taxes, including a jump in the sales tax from 5 to 6 percent also are going up this week.
  • Mom reunites with daughter spirited away nearly 14 years ago

    12/12/2007 12:43:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 287+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 12-12-2007 | Sara Jean Green
    The moment she spotted the young woman in the puffy silver jacket, Ginger Mayes screamed her daughter's name and rushed the escalator, oblivious of the other passengers streaming into the baggage-claim area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Zarminah Al-Rabiah stepped off the escalator and into her mother's arms. The women clutched each other in a minutes-long hug, sobbing and then laughing.
  • House OKs $1.4 billion tax-reform plan [MD]

    11/12/2007 3:11:08 PM PST · by Norman Bates · 10 replies · 171+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2007 | Tom LoBianco
    ANNAPOLIS — House lawmakers passed a $1.4 billion tax plan early yesterday morning after long weekend debates in which leaders of the Democrat-controlled General Assembly scrambled to find support for the plan. The House version of Gov. Martin O'Malley's tax plan includes an increase in the sales tax, corporate income tax and restructuring of the personal income tax and a plan to spend more than $450 million on transportation projects. Mr. O'Malley, a Democrat, called state lawmakers back to Annapolis last month for a special Assembly session to pass his plan of tax increases and legalizing slot machines to generate...
  • Hillary Clinton Fundraising Scandal: Million Mom March, 2000

    10/11/2007 3:10:43 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 8 replies · 184+ views
    Grizzly Groundswell ^ | 10/11/07 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Clinton-backed group diverted tax exempt money to political campaigns, filed questionable tax return The anti-Second Amendment Million Mom March is yet another example of Creative Clinton Campaign financing, with 501(c)(3) tax exempt money being redirected for political campaign and electioneering purposes. Not only did the organization use tax deductible money to support the election campaigns of Al Gore and other candidates, it filed a very creative Form 990 tax return for the year in question. Hillary Clinton was closely involved in orchestrating the Million Mom March, and its questionable activities reflect very strongly on her personal character and integrity. For...