George Anthony who was reported missing was found early Friday morning at the Hawaii Motel on South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach. He had sending text messages to his family saying “he wanted to end his life. Authorities were able to find him by tracking pings from his cell phone.
No drugs or weapons were found in Anthony’s hotel room early Friday morning. He had other items with him at the hotel, but details weren’t released. Those items are being turned over to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
“We do know George Anthony is saying, ‘I don’t want to live anymore,'” Chitwood said.
Documents made public on Wednesday suggest Casey Anthony once joked about drugging Caylee.
A former boyfriend, Ricardo Morales, told investigators she had made jokes about giving Caylee baby medicine to put her to sleep, according to MyFOXOrlando.com. But he also said she seemed to have a normal relationship with her daughter.
VAIL, Colo. — The guy who ended up dangling upside down from a ski lift with his bare bottom whistling in the wind probably doesn’t want to hear any “ski bum” jokes. Vail Resorts said the 48-year-old man wasn’t injured and was rescued after about seven minutes. His name hasn’t been released.
Resort officials have said only that the man was trying getting on the Blue Ski Basin lift on New Year’s Day. They haven’t said what went wrong.
Resort workers stopped the lift, backed it up about 10 or 12 feet and rescued the man.
Bystanders snapped photos and posted them the Internet, showing a man who looks to be hanging by one ski boot, his ski pants and underwear apparently snagged in the chair and reaching no farther than his knees.
Vail spokeswoman Liz Biebl confirmed the photos on one site were in fact the victim.
Friday, November 28, 2008
The 4-day-old girl is being cared for at the Bengal Medical College, which is located on the outskirts of Siliguri, India.
“This is a very rare case, we are not sure if we can perform surgery to put her heart and liver back, but we’ll try our best,” said Miridula Chatterjee, a child specialist.
Last year, then 2-year-old Lakshmi Tatma, underwent surgery in Bangalore, India, to remove six extra limbs and a parasitic twin.
The surgery took 27 hours and Lakshmi has been able to live a relatively normal life ever since. Lakshmi’s surgeon spoke to FOX News’ Bill O’Reilly in June.
SATURDAY, October 25, 2008
Pressly was found beaten early Monday at her home. She was hospitalized and sedated.
Pressly’s parents released a statement saying they were “with her in her last moments.” They also asked for “the privacy we need at this very difficult time,” KATV reported.
Police said Pressly was apparently not targeted but was attacked during the course of a burglary. Her purse was missing.
Pressly was beaten around the head, face and neck. She had been unable to communicate with her family or police while sedated in the intensive care unit.
The anchor’s death came only a day after a doctor said he was encouraged by her recovery.
Dr. Clifton R. Johnson said Friday that swelling in Pressly’s brain had gone down since she was hospitalized and that doctors had slowly been reducing her sedative dosages.
Police have yet to identify a suspect, though detectives have combed the area around Pressly’s home in the Heights neighborhood, a mix of bungalows and mansions near the Little Rock Country Club.
News reports have said detectives found evidence that Pressly’s credit card was used Monday at a gas station a few miles from her home.
Pressly had a brief role as a TV commentator in Oliver Stone’s film “W.,” released in theaters this month.
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Friday, October 17, 2008
Daniela Rossi, an archaeologist based in Rome, said the discovery of the monumental marble tomb of Marcus Nonius Macrinus, including a large inscription bearing his name, was “an exceptional find.”
She said it was “the most important ancient Roman monument to come to light for twenty or thirty years.”
The tomb is on the banks of the Tiber near the via Flaminia, north of Rome. Cristiano Ranieri, who led the archeological team at the site, said the tomb had long ago collapsed into the mud but its columns, roof and decorations were intact. Some parts of the tomb had slipped into the river, but had been recovered.
Marcus Nonius Macrinus, born in Brescia in northern Italy, was a general and consul who led military campaigns for Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor from 161 AD to 180 AD.
He became part of the Emperor’s inner circle and one of his favorites, serving as proconsul in Asia.
By Kate Sikora
September 24, 2008 12:00am
SOURCE: The Daily Telegraph – AU
IT costs as little as $2 and until now has been considered little more than a toy, but a simple ping-pong ball is keeping liver transplant patient Mackenzie Argaet alive.
In a world first, a Sydney surgeon has used the radical method in a transplant operation, which has won him international accolades.
Dr Albert Shun, from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, used the unorthodox approach when confronted with a medical problem while operating on the two-year-old.
Born with biliary artresia, Mackenzie, from Canberra, needed the life-saving operation earlier this year.
But after inserting a portion of the adult-size liver in the little girl, Dr Shun discovered it was too big and was placing pressure on her blood vessels which could have been fatal.
Having heard about the use of ping-pong balls in operations overseas, he decided to test their suitability in transplant surgery.
“I rang my wife and asked her to go to Big W and buy me some ping-pong balls,” he said.
“I was using a sponge as a back-up purpose but there was no way I could close her up the way it was.
“She is the first (transplant patient) in the world that the ping-pongs have been used for these purposes.”
In Mackenzie’s case, the ball keeps the liver off the arteries. Since Mackenzie’s operation, Dr Shun and his team have performed the procedure several times.
However, the ball has only remained in the patients for a few days to allow the swelling to reduce after the transplant.
Dr Shun said Mackenzie’s liver would grow around the ball without causing an infection.
“There shouldn’t be any complications. We are in a unique situation in Australia because we have a low donor rate so we have to be adaptable,” he said.
Unaware she has a foreign object inside her body, little Mackenzie is now running around like every toddler her age.
Her parents Letice Darswell and Guy Argaet are thrilled their daughter is well after she was so seriously ill from birth.
“We didn’t get told about the ping-pong until after the operation,” Ms Darswell said.
“It was a shock when (Dr Shun) came out of surgery.”
Biliary artresia is a rare gastro-intestinal disorder in newborns where the ducts that carry bile from the liver to the intestine are destroyed. Mackenzie’s liver became so scarred that she began to develop cirrhosis and needed a transplant.
“She is so normal now. She is a happy kid,” Ms Darswell said.