http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061222/ap_on_re_us/caged_children_4 11 adopted children kept in chicken wire cages. Now, I kid people that the difference between having dogs and children is that it is legal to crate dogs. Who would have thought there were actually people out there doing this?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ct/20061221/cr_ct/schooldistricttoreviewdecisionbanningbookaboutgaypenguins I dunno, I am a product of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Perhaps I am too liberal or too well versed in the "free love" generation. Am I the only one who thinks same sex couples are no big deal? This is a children's book. You don't HAVE to buy it. It's just banned from "school" shelves so I guess it's nothing to have a cow over or anything. The reality is that this is some children's living situation, so it might be nice if there were children's books about it. Also kids friends might have that living situation. It's just people loving people. I do think there are worse things to be worrying about. Course I don't have kids, and am not finding myself in an awkard question moment.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ct/20061219/cr_ct/womantellsjuryshewasposinglikecharliesangelsrightbeforesheshothersistertodeath The "Charlies Angels" plea. Look out here girlfriends.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061221/ap_on_re_us/bullet_in_head Evidence against alleged criminal lodged in head. Alleged criminal fights removal of bullet. Interesting predicament involving ones right to refuse medical treatment.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061221/us_nm/usa_churches_arson_dc Wow, imagine this was your kid that did this and came forward. What were these college kids possibly thinking? And from the article, I am not sure they as much "came forward" as were identified.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061220/en_afp/tenniswtausawilliams Father not allowed to sign for his daughters.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061219/ts_alt_afp/usbritainmurder Oh yes, I was wondering what had happened to this case. He took off once, and I for one and glad he has been denied bail. Basically a Scott Peterson like case. These (alleged wife/child murderer) guys are the scariest as they get along in regular society for so long.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061219/ap_on_re_us/santa_claus_kidnapping Santa tried to kidnap someone's 8 year old daughter. The dad chased down "Santa's" motorcycle. This has to be every parent's worst nightmare come true. I am glad for the happy ending in this case.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061219/us_nm/smart_kidnapping_dc Remember Elizabeth Smart. She was kidnapped in 2002, but someone spotted the "homeless" man who had taken her. She was returned, and now the kidnapper has just been declared unfit to stand trial.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061218/us_nm/usa_crime_dc Violent crime higher in 2005 and 2006. Yeah funding cuts have NOTHING to do with this. Course not.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061216/ap_on_re_us/fled_to_florida Getting old just sucks. This poor guy just wants to take care of his wife, but (probably due to his age) is unable to care for her properly himself. He abducted her from a nursing home. In danger of being sentenced for life.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061216/ap_on_re_us/toddler_death I have heard that things like cough syrup and nyquil can cause toddlers and infants deaths. Course, the public has often been wrong when faced with a teary eyed mother.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061215/ap_on_re_us/publisher_child_porn And just when I thought I couldn't find 13 today. Here we go, downloading child pornography.
***How disturbed am I that it's just this easy to find really horrible crime stories out there on what people do to people. That's why it's always a relief to find there are good people in the world. Those good deeds always go unreported. Perhaps a harder search to do for the Christmas Season is in store for me