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  • Healthcare Sharing Ministries Provide Christ-Honoring Alternative to Insurance Under Obamacare

    10/19/2013 3:19:33 PM PDT · by narses · 16 replies
    Christian News ^ | 10/12/13 | Heather Clark
    As the deadline looms for American citizens to comply with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, many Christians are scrambling to understand their enrollment options. But many may be unaware of the fact that Obamacare provides a heath insurance exemption for people of faith who enroll in a Biblically-based healthcare sharing program. On pages 107 and 128 of the Affordable Care Act, Christians who participate in healthcare sharing ministries are exempt from the “individual mandate” to obtain health insurance. The legislation reads, “…Exemptions from Individual Responsibility Requirements — (A) In the case of an individual seeking exemption based...
  • Obamacare vs. Samaritan Health-Care Ministry: A Case Study

    10/19/2013 3:17:17 PM PDT · by narses · 7 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | October 1, 2013 | Jim Epstein
    When Jason Morris' son Cole was two years old, he broke his thighbone and spent several weeks in a full-body cast. The medical bills came to about $13,000, but Morris, his wife, and six children don't have health insurance. Instead they belong to Samaritan Ministries, an organization of devout Christians who chip in to cover each other's medical bills. Following the usual process at Samaritan, members from all over the country mailed the Morris family small checks that added up to enough money to cover all the bills. "We had the emotional side of it," says Morris, "but the financial...
  • The good Samaritans caught on dashcam:including one who plucked a baby from the middle of a road

    05/05/2013 7:25:21 PM PDT · by rawhide · 8 replies
    DailyMail UK ^ | May 4, 2013 | Jaymi Mccann
    Dashboard cameras are more commonly used for documenting car crashes, accidents and crimes, but one Youtube user has uploaded a series of goof deeds captured on the devices. The video, which was uploaded by ArkadiYM93, features a series of kind acts by good Samaritans in Russia. It has since gone viral, amassing more than 880,000 viewings in just a one day. The video has had a very positive response on the website as Youtube users expressed their gratitude to ArkadiYM93. Youtube user xlv90 wrote ‘This video is so inspiring. It actually made me just want to go out and start...
  • Good Samaritan vessel aids wooden-hull trawler

    12/14/2012 1:59:33 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | December 13, 2012
    KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Two Wrangell mariners are safe with the help of a Good Samaritan vessel. The Coast Guard says the wooden-hull trawler Carrie Arlene sent out a distress report . ... The Coast Guard and Wrangell Search and Rescue tried to reach the vessel but were turned back by foul weather.
  • Lodge To Serve Wounded Warriors

    06/23/2012 5:43:36 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 5 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | June 22, 2012 | Casey Grove
    <p>Blinded when a suicide bomber's car exploded in Mosul, Iraq, in 2005, Scotty Smiley was in Alaska this week speaking on behalf of a new wilderness lodge for wounded military members and their spouses.</p> <p>Capt. Smiley, the first blind, active-duty Army officer, stood in uniform on a Port Alsworth dock jutting into Lake Clark and said he was enjoying the sun and fresh air. He talked to reporters about how the bomb blast nearly wrecked his marriage half a dozen years ago. An all-expenses-paid retreat like the one starting this weekend, put on by evangelist Franklin Graham's charity Samaritan's Purse, would go a long way toward helping other couples' relationships and faith survive a spouse's lasting battlefield wounds, Smiley said.</p>
  • 2 arrested after fight, shooting at Hendersonville apartment(TN)

    03/13/2012 4:47:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    wsmv.com ^ | 12 March, 2012 | Forrest Sanders
    HENDERSONVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A neighbor armed with a shotgun who rushed in to stop a fight inside a Hendersonville apartment is facing his own set of charges. Officers responded to a shots fired call at an apartment on Waterview Circle and determined that a man, identified as Charles Ferrell, 29, and a woman had been living together at the residence. Police determined that Ferrell attacked the woman, causing some minor bodily injury. During the assault, the female victim was physically forced into a bedroom. Police said when she left the bedroom, she was physically assaulted and threatened with a...
  • The Good Samaritan Shot to Kill

    10/22/2011 7:22:05 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-22-11 | david hanners
    Police called him a "Good Samaritan," but Minneapolis detectives were still investigating Friday the case of a man who shot and killed an armed robber he chased down the night before. The man who fired the fatal shot had a permit for his handgun and told police he used the weapon after the fleeing robber turned and confronted him behind a restaurant. Police spokesman Sgt. William Palmer said the department was leaning toward classifying the shooting as self-defense. "However, decisions on charging are left up to the county attorney's office. And since there's a death, it might even be taken...
  • Man who robbed elderly woman is fatally shot by witness in Minneapolis

    10/21/2011 5:15:12 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 53 replies
    the republic ^ | 10-20-11 | ap
    MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police say a man who witnessed an elderly woman being robbed and pistol-whipped shot and killed her attacker. Authorities say the armed robber confronted the woman in the parking lot of a grocery store about 10 p.m. Thursday, took her purse and hit her in the head with his gun. A man who witnessed the robbery chased the suspect and shot him. When police arrived, the witness told officers he had a permit to carry a gun and that he had shot the armed robbery suspect during a confrontation outside a nearby restaurant. He told officers where...
  • "Nobody's Shalom" / A modern Parable of The Good Samaritan

    10/16/2011 12:09:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/16/11 | Julian Dulce Vida
    "Nobody's Shalom" - World Premiere Laemmle Sunset 5 Hollywood California Written and Directed by Jullian Dulce Vida Academy Qualified for Live Action short category Oscar race 2008
  • Officials: Good Samaritan shot man he tried to help(TX)

    09/17/2011 9:19:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    chron.com ^ | 16 September, 2011 | Jazmine Ulloa
    A 62-year-old man who stopped to help a couple on the side of the road Thursday evening in Southeast Bexar County ended up shooting the man he was trying to help after he was allegedly attacked, Bexar County deputies said. A 31-year-old man and his wife had been traveling on FM 78 around 7 p.m. when their truck ran out of gas at Firestone Parkway, and the older man pulled over to help, deputies said. A dispute arose between the two men over how the husband was addressing his wife. Investigators believe the older man was assaulted before he fired...
  • Good Samaritan lassos pair of dogs trapped in canal

    09/03/2011 9:45:39 AM PDT · by algernonpj · 16 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | September 1, 2011 | Phil Ferolito
    Noya Deats' routine walk along the Roza Canal turned disastrous Wednesday when her two dogs, Fawn and Nia, decided to take a swim. ... But once in the water, neither dog could get out because of the swift current. Unsure what to do, Deats ran alongside the canal to keep up with them while she called her husband, Matt, and the police. ... After watching the deputy struggle to rope the dogs, he [farm laborer Jesus Villanueva] took the lasso and said: "Let me see." ... Seconds later, he lassoed each dog in rapid succession, pulling them to safety.
  • Samaritan’s Purse: The Palins Pitch In

    05/04/2011 4:53:59 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 49 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | 05/03/11 | Doug Brady
    The Palins were in Alabama today helping out with disaster relief in the wake of last week’s killer tornado outbreak. Via Samaritan’s Purse: Todd Palin, four-time winner of the Iron Dog off-road snowmobile race across Alaska, along with his wife, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, joined Samaritan’s Purse volunteers to help tornado victims in Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday. “I came here to work hard,” Todd said. “There’s no point in being here if you’re not going to work hard.” After getting a safety briefing and talking with volunteers, the Palins joined a crew helping homeowner J.L. Price recover from the...
  • Catastrophe in Japan (Christians Assembling Aid)

    03/14/2011 3:58:40 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 12 replies
    Samaritan's Purse. ^ | March 14, 2011 | Staff
      At the request of Japanese Christians, Samaritan's Purse has deployed a team to provide emergency aid to people affected by the deadly earthquake and massive tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of the country on March 11.Staff members are on their way to the affected area. We will be working with local churches to distribute food, water, blankets, hygiene supplies, and other aid to people who have lost virtually everything. “The people of Japan need help, and we are going to help them however we can,” said Ken Isaacs, Samaritan’s Purse International’s vice president of projects, who is...
  • Good Samaritan saves woman whose legs severed by train

    06/29/2010 1:16:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 6/28/10 | Pierre St-Arnaud
    Jeweller credits his ‘agile’ fingers for being able to tie knots in arteriesA man with no medical training managed to save a young woman's life when both her legs were severed by a train and he tied the protruding arteries of her legs into knots. The woman was reportedly hoping to spend Sunday night under the stars with her boyfriend as they jumped onto a slow-moving freight train near Jonquiere, northeast of Quebec City. According to authorities, the 20-year-old woman lost her footing and fell under the wheels.
  • Two more charged in St. Paul beating of good Samaritan

    06/11/2010 9:11:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 928+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | June 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Mohr
    Two more men were charged Friday in the May 25 beating of a good Samaritan at a downtown St. Paul convenience store. Ibrahim Mohammed Abdullahi, 22, and Zakaria Abdinasser Yusuf (aka Zamria Yusef), 21, both of St. Paul, were charged by the Ramsey County attorney's office with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. St. Paul police arrested them Thursday night after receiving tips. Last Friday, the Ramsey County attorney's office charged Ahmed Farah Hirsi, 22, with second-degree assault.
  • Former Burger King President's Bag Becomes Gift to Northwest Montana

    12/24/2009 1:18:28 AM PST · by This_far · 18 replies · 2,350+ views
    KECI Missoula ^ | 12/22/09 | Maritsa Georgiou
    We're following up on a story tonight that shows one good turn deserves another. Sunday night, we told you about a missing backpack in Kalispell. It contained a laptop and $6,000 that belonged to the former president of Burger King. Russ Klein thought he put it in his rental car. As it turns out, the vehicle was someone else's. We ran the story Sunday night. The next morning, the car's owner took the bag, the laptop and the cash to Kalispell Police. Klein offered a reward, but the good samaritan turned it down. So, Klein and his wife gave the...
  • Health Care Sharing Ministries To Be Rendered Useless By Obama-Democrat Healthcare Travesty.

    11/02/2009 10:26:03 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 1 replies · 576+ views
    Samaritan Ministries International Email To Its Members ^ | November 2, 2009 | Samaritan Ministries
    Health Care Sharing Ministries To Be Rendered Useless By Obama-Democrat Healthcare Travesty. Our Freedoms Stricken! This will adversely affect thousands of pastors, evangelists, and missionaries! November 2, 2009 Please Contact Your U.S. Representative Now! A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require all Americans to purchase government approved health insurance. Your sharing through Samaritan Ministries will not be considered adequate to meet the bill’s requirements in its current form. A vote is planned for this week on H.R. 3962 – The Affordable Health Care for America Act. Despite all of our efforts to date,...
  • Two Gang Members get 21 Years for Death of Good Samaritan

    03/17/2009 4:16:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 948+ views
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | t03/16/2009 | Ruby Gonzales
    Two taggers who pleaded no contest to killing a West Valinda man who tried to stop them in 2006 were sentenced to 21 years in state prison. Anthony Alex Castillo, 21, of Azusa and Robert Alex Lopez, 19, of La Puente pleaded no contest in Pomona Superior Court to one count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted the shooting was done as part of a street gang activity, said Deputy District Ross Alari. Killed was Robert Whitehead, 44, of Valinda. He was shot to death on March 9, 2006. Paul "Malo" Salazar, a Bishop Amat graduate suspected of actually pulling the...
  • Colorado withdraws ticket issued to good Samaritan

    03/01/2009 1:58:24 AM PST · by antiunion person · 14 replies · 886+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sat Feb 28, 11:52 am ET | ALYSIA PATTERSON
    DENVER – The Colorado State Patrol has withdrawn the $22 jaywalking ticket issued to a good Samaritan who was seriously injured by a pickup after he pushed three people out of its path. Bus driver Jim Moffett of Denver and another man were helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when he was hit Feb. 20. Moffett, 58, suffered bleeding in the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen. He remained hospitalized in serious condition Friday
  • Good Samaritan Gets Ticketed After Saving Lives.

    02/26/2009 12:01:13 PM PST · by I Hate Obama · 15 replies · 806+ views
    DENVER – A good Samaritan who helped push three people out of the path of a pickup truck before being struck and injured has gotten a strange reward for his good deed: A jaywalking ticket. Family members said 58-year-old bus driver Jim Moffett and another man were helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when he was hit Friday night. Moffett suffered bleeding in the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen. He was in serious but stable condition Wednesday. The Colorado State Patrol issued the citation. Trooper Ryan Sullivan said...
  • Palin, Parnell to Travel to Western Alaska

    02/19/2009 12:44:34 PM PST · by SolidWood · 8 replies · 732+ views
    Office of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin ^ | February 19, 2009 | Office of Gov.Palin
    Governor, Lt. Governor to Travel to Western Alaska February 19, 2009, Juneau, Alaska - Following up on several trips to Western Alaska by multi-agency state personnel, Governor Sarah Palin and Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell will travel with Franklin Graham, President and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, to the communities of Marshall and Russian Mission on Friday. Samaritan's Purse is a nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid across the world. Working with private sector and nonprofit resources, an estimated 10,000 pounds of food will be distributed to more than 200 Alaska families in need. For several weeks the administration has been working...
  • A fine Sunday indeed for Tony Romo

    09/14/2008 7:52:58 PM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 10 replies · 201+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Sep. 11, 2008 | RANDY GALLOWAY
    A couple of miles from the house, the Whites had their own mini-disaster. A tire blew on the Mercury. Bill, luckily, managed to nurse his wounded ride off the street and into the lighted parking lot of a strip mall. Bill became a bit woozy himself when he discovered his jack was malfunctioning. Never a good thing at midnight. Plan B kicked in, however. One of those cigarette-lighter-plug-in air compressors was available. Except it was leaking more air than it was pumping. "I don't know, a hundred cars, probably more, had to go by. Nobody was stopping," said Bill. "That's...
  • SUBWAY SAVIOR STABBED

    05/17/2008 10:36:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 89+ views
    nypost.com ^ | May 17, 2008 | IRENE PLAGIANOS, MURRAY WEISS and TOM LIDDY
    May 17, 2008 -- A crazed homeless man spit on a pregnant woman in the subway yesterday - then allegedly stabbed a man who valiantly intervened to protect her. The victim, Clarence Carter Cochran, 44, a real estate agent and actor, was waiting in the 23rd Street/Sixth Avenue subway station at 1 p.m. when a friend stepped off the F train. As they began to talk, ex-con Herron Wilson, 64, who was screaming wildly, lunged at the woman and spit on her. "I'm like, 'Did you really just spit? You spit on a pregnant lady!' " the well-muscled Cochran told...
  • Man fatally hurt trying to stop thieves

    03/06/2008 7:08:16 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies · 161+ views
    Contra Costa ^ | 03/06/2008 | BETSY TAYLOR
    CRESTWOOD, Mo.—Surveillance video from a Starbucks in a St. Louis suburb captures the moments before Roger Kreutz went from hero to tragic victim. He stands in line behind a young man and woman at the coffee shop, where he's a regular customer. The young man fiddles with items on the counter while she orders a coffee, pays and heads out the door. The young man swipes the tip jar, and Kreutz, in the spur of the moment, gives chase. What happened next is not caught on tape. Police say the two suspects, with the young man behind the wheel of...
  • Man Killed Trying To Stop Starbucks Tip Jar Thief

    03/06/2008 2:01:51 AM PST · by DemforBush · 15 replies · 329+ views
    KXAN-TV ^ | 3/05/2007 | N/A
    A Good Samaritan who tried to stop two thieves from running off with a Starbucks tip jar has died after the pair hit him with their car...
  • Good Samaritan Killed Aiding Stranded Motorist

    12/03/2007 5:11:50 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies · 322+ views
    kpho ^ | 12/03/2007 | Staff
    1 Dead, 27 Hurt In 6-Car Crash Good Samaritan Killed Aiding Stranded Motorist MESA, Ariz. -- A good Samaritan was killed and 27 other people were hurt after he stopped to help a motorist whose hood had popped open on U.S. 60 in east Mesa, police said. The incident started when a dark sedan, its hood up, stopped in the road two lanes from the shoulder. The victim came to his aid. But soon after, five other vehicles struck the Xterra, the victim or one another, said Department of Public Safety Sgt. William Rogers said. [snip] As for the motorist...
  • Samaritans Disrupt Alleged Rape in Progress (Five Young Adults Tackle, Detain Rape Suspect...)

    10/30/2007 11:37:11 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies · 291+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 29, 2007 | DAVID SCHOETZ
    Samaritans Disrupt Alleged Rape in Progress Five Young Adults Tackle, Detain Rape Suspect Until Police Arrive By DAVID SCHOETZ Oct. 29, 2007 Five good Samaritans disrupted the alleged rape of a 22-year-old Oregon woman, chasing down and tackling the suspect until authorities arrived, police said. Police in Salem, Ore., responded to a 911 call early Saturday morning from a young woman who reported that she and four friends had just confronted a man who appeared to be raping an unidentified woman along a busy road about three miles from the city's downtown. When police arrived, they found a bloodied 37-year-old...
  • Evangelicals' Work in Africa Criticized

    03/01/2007 4:39:00 PM PST · by xzins · 8 replies · 672+ views
    ENews ^ | 1 March | Katy Pownell
    Evangelicals' Work in Africa Criticized By KATY POWNALL (Associated Press Writer) From Associated Press March 01, 2007 2:51 PM EST ALER, Uganda - "Telephone to Jesus. Hello?" the children of Aler refugee camp sing, their bare feet thumping the ground as they dance wildly in their concrete chapel. Most camp residents have never used a phone, but they are learning about Jesus. The Rev. Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, smiled as he watched the children - members of a club run by Samaritan's Purse, the Christian missionary organization he leads. Christian evangelicals have been coming to Africa...
  • Man clubs thief with trowel from bed of truck traveling 70 mph

    01/21/2007 10:18:37 AM PST · by seowulf · 13 replies · 390+ views
    KOMO TV-Seattle ^ | 1/20/2006 | April Zepeda
    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. - A good Samaritan who stopped to help a car accident victim was nearly punished for his good deed when that accident victim tried to run off with his truck. But it turned out, the car thief had picked the wrong guy. Clint Lucas of Lake Stevens was driving in Bothell when he saw a car spin out of control and crash into a ditch. He stopped to see if everyone was OK. But that's when the driver got out and jumped in Clint's new $40,000 Ford truck. In an instant, Lucas decided no one was going...
  • Girl arrested in good Samaritan beating

    11/11/2006 9:40:11 AM PST · by radar101 · 3 replies · 497+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 11 NOV 2006 | Melissa Pinion
    A 16-year-old girl suspected of leading a good Samaritan to two men who beat, stabbed and carjacked him has been arrested, deputies said Friday. The girl, whose name wasn't released because of her age, was arrested about noon Wednesday in the 26500 block of Fresno Street. She was booked into San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of attempted murder, carjacking and possession of stolen property. The 33-year-old Highland victim remained hospitalized Friday with stab wounds to his chest and arm, said San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Beavers. Investigators said the man feared for his safety and asked that...
  • Good Samaritans slain while interrupting attack, police say

    09/01/2006 10:53:26 PM PDT · by xrp · 54 replies · 1,664+ views
    CNN Dot Com ^ | 9/1/2006 | Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A couple found a man raping a young woman in their driveway and tried to flee with her but were shot to death by the attacker, police said. The teenager was also shot and was expected to recover, police said. A suspect was arrested. The couple came upon the attack when returning to their home in the Fern Rock neighborhood from a night out late Wednesday, police said.
  • Conquering the Mountain - at a Price (Everest abandonment)

    05/29/2006 6:48:26 PM PDT · by WildReeling · 307+ views
    Church of Man ^ | 5/25/06 | The Apostle
    In the Washington Times this week there came a report of a climber who was left to die on the slopes of Everest. Mark Inglis, an amputee on atrificial legs, defended his group's decision to leave David Sharp, a man they found dying on the side of the mountain. "At 28,000 feet it's hard to stay alive yourself. He was in a very poor condition, near death. We talked about [what to do for him] for quite a lot at the time and it was a very hard decision," said Inglis. The group moved on, after some of the group's...
  • Good samaritan aids young girl struck by van

    03/16/2006 4:15:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 459+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Eric D. Arndt
    CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan (March 16, 2006) -- As Bert Corn, the director of the Personal Services Center on Camp Foster, headed to work the morning of Jan. 5, he witnessed a Department of Defense Dependants Schools high-school student struck by a vehicle near Route 23 outside of Kadena Air Base. Carlos Saldana, training chief for Marine Corps Community Services, witnessed the accident from his car and saw the girl being knocked about 30 yards toward the middle of the road by a distracted driver in a black van. Saldana saw the event unfold from his vehicle. By the time...
  • Good Samaritan's plight sparks local outpouring

    12/16/2005 8:06:31 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 346+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/16/5 | Kelli Phillips
    Residents across the state are offering cash, tools and even cars to a Good Samaritan whose landscaping truck was stolen Tuesday while he rescued a family from their overturned vehicle on Highway 4. The Highway Patrol office in Martinez and the Times have fielded dozens of phone calls from people who want to help 30-year-old Nelson Santos replace his stolen truck and equipment. "Someone is offering him their (Toyota) 4Runner," said CHP Officer Scott Yox. "My phone hasn't stopped ringing today." Calls have come in from all over the Bay Area and as far away as San Diego. One man...
  • Man's Pickup Stolen As He Stops To Help Crashed Family

    12/15/2005 8:27:01 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 690+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | December 15, 2005 | The Associated Press
    From the "no good deed goes unpunished" file ... Someone stole his pickup while he helped to rescue a mother and her three kids... The good Samaritan stopped ... According to the California Highway Patrol, Santos left his truck running while he scrambled to help the accident victims. ...Santos was cutting the kids free from their seat belts, someone jumped into Santos' truck and drove away... None of the three kids was seriously hurt. And police are still searching for Santos' white Chevy pickup.
  • Marine good samaritan receives gracious gift from community

    10/20/2005 5:35:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 311+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 20, 2005 | Cpl. Renee Krusemark
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2005) -- Good things really do happen to good people. At least that’s what Cpl. Matthew Castaneda found out months after saving a 71-year-old woman from her burning car. Two weeks after being recognized by the city of Oceanside for his heroic efforts Sept. 21, Castaneda, an electronic technician with 1st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, received a good deed of his own. His 2000 Dodge Stratus, which needed more than $5,000 worth of repairs, was going to be fixed for free. “To us as a family it’s a really...
  • Katrina Floodwaters Trap Couple In Alligator-Filled Ditch

    09/01/2005 5:24:37 PM PDT · by Huntress · 15 replies · 1,885+ views
    WKMG Local 6 News ^ | 8/31/05 | Unattributed
    A man in Pascagoula, Miss., is credited with saving the lives of a 90-year-old man and his wife after rising waters carried their car into a ditch filled with alligators that had escaped from a nearby alligator farm, according to a Local 6 News report. "The alligators were waiting," good Samaritan David Nix said. "The water was coming through my window and the alligators were waiting for these people to die. They were sitting in the car and not doing anything, in shock and scared. They were just grabbing the steering wheel." Good Samaritan David Nix said he noticed the...
  • Dear Abbey: We Have Seen the Enemy... (Offduty troop's vehicle is scavenged after accident)

    06/13/2005 9:18:16 AM PDT · by John Filson · 39 replies · 2,906+ views
    UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE ^ | June 13th 2005 | Jeanne Phillips (Abigail Van Buren)
    DEAR ABBY: Last April, my nephew, "Frank," a first lieutenant in the Army, was on the third day of a road trip from Fort Campbell, Ky., to Seattle to deliver his pickup truck to his parents' home for storage during his second tour of duty in Iraq. He was on I-80 near Cheyenne, Wyo., in a snowstorm when his truck skidded on an icy patch, collided with a big rig, rolled over multiple times and landed off the roadway in the snow. Frank had multiple deep lacerations to his head, legs and feet, crushed bones in one foot and back,...
  • Good Samaritan dies of injuries

    06/09/2005 6:17:26 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 14 replies · 801+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | June 9, 2005 | Unattributed
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  • (Vanity) DAMNING TERRI SCHIAVO TO "SAVE" HER?

    03/26/2005 7:59:22 AM PST · by Xenurus · 5 replies · 605+ views
    March 25, 2005 | Xenurus
    Defense of adulterer Michael Schiavo's thirteenth public attempt to murder his invalid wife (with the aid and abetment of the Florida courts) only manifests that America’s conscience is in a Persistent Vegetative State. Depriving a cat of food and water for a week would see Schiavo in an orange jumpsuit by nightfall---with the torches and pitchforks of PAWS, PETA and Greenpeace at his jugular. Merely human, Terri has no such rescuer; tortured to death in Florida as the 300 million of us sit and watch. Not one man can be found in America. Had she, like Charles Manson, been imprisoned...
  • Good Samaritan Gun Use (John Lott)

    03/02/2005 8:34:08 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 8 replies · 634+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | 3-2-05
    Good Samaritan Gun Use Wednesday, March 02, 2005 By John Lott, Jr. A multiple victim public shooting last week outside the court house in Tyler, Texas, stemming from a custody dispute, resulted in the murder of two people and the wounding of four others. Killings like this frequently make the news, and this story was carried by all the television networks and most major newspapers. ABC and NBC evening news coverage was fairly typical; they noted, respectively, that “David Hernandez Arroyo (search) fired off more than 50 rounds. He killed two people before police shot him dead” and “A gunman...
  • Good Samaritan Story - (angel of mercy doing God's work - touching story)

    02/28/2005 1:34:13 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 359+ views
    Private Email | FEBRUARY 28, 2005 | Metro Denver Hospice Physician
    This was written by a hospice physician in Metro Denver, Colorado.... I just had one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and wanted to share it with my family and dearest friends: I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5, stuck in traffic on Colorado Blvd., and the car started to choke and splutter and die - I barely managed to coast, cursing, into a gas station, glad only that I would not be blocking traffic and would have a somewhat warm spot to wait for the tow truck. It wouldn't even turn over. Before...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 02-27-05

    02/27/2005 7:15:59 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies · 3,134+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 02-27-05 | New American Bible
    February 27, 2005Third Sunday of Lent Psalm: Sunday 12 Reading IEx 17:3-7 In those days, in their thirst for water,the people grumbled against Moses,saying, "Why did you ever make us leave Egypt?Was it just to have us die here of thirst with our children and our livestock?"So Moses cried out to the LORD, "What shall I do with this people?a little more and they will stone me!"The LORD answered Moses,"Go over there in front of the people,along with some of the elders of Israel,holding in your hand, as you go,the staff with which you struck the river.I will be standing...
  • I Am Third - Doing the Right Thing in the Neighborhood, and In Our Daily Lives

    01/04/2005 8:58:35 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 325+ views
    myself | 1/4/2005 | Pyro7480
    This is a vanity of sorts, but I wanted to write about a situation I found myself in last night, and the calling all men have in their lives. Last night, around the turn of the 1 am hour EST, I was posting to FR. I should have gone to bed an hour and a half earlier, but the topic I was posting to was too interesting to me. At that moment, I heard two people yelling outside my house. My first thought that it was my roommate arguing with someone, since she had company over. So I went upstairs,...
  • One's dead, one lives. How come?

    12/27/2003 2:08:26 AM PST · by Samwise · 15 replies · 418+ views
    The Indianapolis Star ^ | December 27, 2003 | Terry Horne
    <p>Still sore and shaken, Emmanuel Kiwanuka wondered Friday why he lived and a good Samaritan died after a sport utility vehicle struck them as they were changing his tire on Christmas morning.</p> <p>"One's dead and one lives. How come?" asked Kiwanuka, 55.</p>
  • Saba Did the Right Thing, Say Many [Others say, What was she thinking?]

    11/19/2003 3:11:08 PM PST · by Russian Sage · 3 replies · 189+ views
    Arab News ^ | 19 November 2003 | Somayya Jabarti, Arab News Staff
    Saba Did the Right Thing, Say Many Somayya Jabarti, Arab News Staff   JEDDAH, 19 November 2003 — Out of ruins heroes rise — or heroines.Saba Abu Lisan, a young Saudi woman, rescued seven people, including her two sisters, after the Al-Muhaya Compound bombing in Riyadh on Nov.8 .Wounded and bleeding herself, she transported the victims to King Faisal Specialist Hospital in her father’s Mercedes. Her actions — a conflict between following human instinct and violating Saudi law — stirred a mixture of reactions.“There’s nothing to think about,” said Muhammad Haider, a Saudi father of four, when asked his...