A Do-It-Yourself Kind-Of Girl
Some things are better left to professionals; especially when they involve piercing. Unfortunately, Deborah Robinson’s 13-year old daughter didn’t think so. She attempted to pierce her belly-button and managed to cause such damage that she lay virtually dead at her home’s living room for nearly four weeks before good ‘ole Deb decided to call paramedics to come to her aid. The 13-year old wasted to 75 pounds and was found wearing a diaper. The teen was suffering from sepsis – a painful bloodstream infection – and had no detectable blood pressure. Robinson is charged with wantonly and recklessly permitting substantial bodily injury to a child under 14 – a felony. The teen remains in critical condition. Robinson’s attorney is trying to poke holes in the state’s case.
Coons Moving To A City Near You
Chicago and other major Illinois cities and villages are seeing more and more raccoons join populated areas to survive an ongoing Midwest drought. The drought has killed the buds of wild fruit tress and brought the raccoons searching for food. Pet food, sprinklers and discarded fast food trash has become a regular fare for the giant rodents. Only a fraction of the raccoons are relocated, the majority are killed. Sidebar: Would it still rub the PETA folks the wrong way if I were to have a coat made of raccoons killed during these raids?
Meet Me In Florida; No Make That California
The space shuttle Discovery landed at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert at 8:11 a.m. EDT. It was initially scheduled to land in Cape Canaveral, Florida, but lightning and thunderstorms had NASA divert the shuttle to California. This is the last US space flight until research is done to explain why foam pieces become dislodged during takeoff. Discovery spent 14 days in space – 2 days longer than anticipated, due to inclement weather and last minute checks. During their journey, Discovery orbited Earth 219 times and traveled 5.8 million miles.
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