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In the News, October 10th, 2008

Money Gone Sour

While American' slept, oil prices plummeted to a one-year low below $83 a barrel. Gas at the pump is at a six month low. However, this doesn't seem to be helping the feds as they search for new ways to jumpstart the US economy. Overseas, European fears of a severe global economic downturn caused by the crisis in credit markets ignited a sell-off of both crude and equities as stock markets slumped in trading. World finance ministers and central bankers will gather in Washington this weekend to search for solutions to the global financial crisis, a day late and a dollar short.
What to do with an unruly teen...

Grandparents of an unruly Iowa teenager abandoned her at an Omaha hospital under Nebraska's safe-haven law. The teen is back with her granparents after their attempt to teach her a lesson was followed by guilt.
A 14-year-old Iowa girl was left Tuesday at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

The 14-year-old Iowa girl was left at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She was the 17th child left under a state law that took effect in July but was the first from out of state.

The law absolves anyone of abandonment charges for leaving a child of any age at a state-licensed hospital.

no one deals like we do!

When you are 110 years old..

Ocala-born Onie Ponder says in an interview with weshtv
"I never thought I would ever reach the age of 110,"
"I never thought of age even when I was in my 60s and 70s. I was too busy driving around looking at what other people had done, and I never thought of myself ending this world’s trip,"
she was Born in 1898 during the Spanish American War .
"Less than 5,000. Everybody who had children had tohave them at home. There was no hospital. We didn't have a horse and buggy or a car, we walked everywhere, and that's what I think has given me the stamina I have,"
“If we wanted to play we always had somebody around to help us. We didn't have to run a half a block away to have fun. We had our own yard and it was fenced in to keep the kids in and the cows out."

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