Thinking Outside of the Box – What if ???

Always thinking outside of the box someone came up with the following ideas I thought were pretty clever…..flagranny2 


Boy With 31 Fingers & 16 Toes Has Extra Digits Removed

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Fox News

[Thanks to advanced medical procedures this little boy, who was born with a rare medical condition of polydactyly, is fortunate that his condition can be surgically addressed…..  flagranny2] 

A 6-year-old boy from China, who was born with 5 extra fingers and 6 extra toes, has undergone an operation to remove his extra digits, the Daily Mail reported. If you do the math – that’s 31 fingers and toes.

The unnamed child suffered from a condition known as polydactyly, in which a person has more than five fingers per hand and five toes per foot.

This condition can occur on its own without any other symptoms or underlying disease, according to the National Institutes of Health, or may be inherited.
In this case, the boy appeared to have central polydactyly, where an extra digit of a long or ring finger is concealed in a web between the adjoining normal fingers. 
The boy’s mother said he has been ridiculed all his life because of the malformation, but thanks to a six hour surgery at a hospital in Shenyang, China, doctors were able to remove the extra toes and finger  
         

Stallworth-NFL Star Pleads Guilty to DUI Manslaughter/Ohio Teen Gets 23 Years in Prison for killing mother over video game

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 

I’ve included two articles in one post because in both crimes the convictions were the same but the punishments were far from being the same. The NFL player, charged with manslauter, received 30 days in jail while the 17 year old teen received 23 years without parole.  Did the punishment fit the crime?  Comments welcomed.

2_61_donte_320MIAMI —  The NFL and the Cleveland Browns are reviewing the charges against wide receiver Donte Stallworth, who is accused of killing a pedestrian while driving his Bentley drunk after a night out at a posh South Beach hotel. 
   
 Excerpt  [ Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle cited Stallworth’s lack of previous criminal record, cooperation with police and willingness to accept  “For all of these reasons, a just resolution of this case has been reached,” Rundle said. ] End of excerpt

Stallworth also reached a confidential financial settlement to avoid a potential lawsuit from the family of 59-year-old Mario Reyes, according to Stallworth attorney Christopher Lyons. Reyes was struck and killed March 14 by Stallworth, Stallworth, 28, told Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy that he hopes to get involved in drunken driving education programs.

“I accept full responsibility for this horrible tragedy,” said Stallworth, who was accompanied at the hearing by his parents, siblings and other supporters. “I will bear this burden for the rest of my life.”

Stallworth faced 15 years in prison. After his release from jail, Stallworth [ Full story ]

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Ohio Teen Gets 23 Years in Prison for killing mother over video game

2_61_011209_MomSlain ELYRIA, Ohio —  A northeast Ohio teen who shot and killed his mother and wounded his minister father was sentenced Tuesday to 23 years in prison for crimes rooted in his obsession with video games with violent themes.

Daniel Petric, 17, who could have gotten life without parole, shook his head slightly, sniffled and held back tears but sat down without saying a word when given the chance by Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge.

Petric’s eyes were red from crying when his father, Mark Petric, asked the judge to be lenient and said his son regrets killing his mother and reminds his father often that he is glad his father survived.

“He’s told me that many times,” said Mark Petric. As for his mother, Daniel Petric’s frequent comment is “Dad, I miss mom. I miss mom,” the father said.

“He still does not understand why he did something so terrible,” Mark Petric told the judge. [ continue ]

Richard McTear, 21, faces 1st degree murder charges after tossing 4-month-old baby out a car window

MyFox Tampa Bay – source
Tuesday, 05 May 2009

Investigators say McTear, 21, tossed the infant out of a car window …….

Emanuel Wesley Murray, murder victim

wesley-murray_20090505133132_320_240TAMPA – The suspect in the kidnapping and death of a 4-month-old infant will face first-degree murder charges, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a domestic violence call at the Mirabella Apartments in the 12400  block of 15th Street North in Tampa 3:15 a.m.

 The 17-year-old mother said her ex-boyfriend beat her and threw her infant son down on the concrete, then took off with the child.

When the police found McTear they told him he would be facing a 1st degree murder charge

For photos and the full story go>>>

Legendary broadcaster Paul Harvey dies

Sun March 1, 2009

And so ends the rest of his story……..As many of us listened to Paul Harvey anticipating his “and that’s the rest of the story” has died.  Condolences go out to his friends and family…….flagranny2

art_paul_harvey_gi(CNN) — Paul Harvey, the legendary radio host whose career sharing “the rest of the story” with listeners spanned more than 70 years, has died, according to ABC Radio Networks.

He was 90.

Harvey died at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where he kept a winter home, said Louis Adams, a spokesman for the networks. He was surrounded by family members when he died, Adams said.

Known for his deliberate delivery and pregnant pauses, Harvey’s broadcasts were heard on more than 1,200 radio stations and 400 Armed Forces networks and his commentaries appeared in 300 newspapers, according to his Web site. Submit your memories of Paul Harvey to iReport

He had been hosting his radio shows part-time for much of the past year, after recovering from physical ailments including pneumonia and the death of his wife, Lynne “Angel” Harvey, in May 2008.   To continue for the rest of story click here

Skiier Caught Dangling Bare-Bottomed on Lift

Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Associated Press – Foxnews.com 

The picture says it all !!!!….flagranny2

There must be an easier way to get on a ski lift??

There must be an easier way to get on a ski lift??

 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.

Missing Missouri Teens Found Safe in Iowa

Monday, October 27, 2008 
FOX NEWS

Two Missouri teenagers who disappeared during a football game nine days ago have been found safe in Iowa.

Christina “Paige” Alley, 14, and Levi Carlson, 16, were found Sunday under a highway bridge in Council Bluffs, Iowa, MyFOXKC.com reports.

“They were living on the streets in Omaha, Neb., and Council Bluffs, Iowa,” Paige’s father, Jeff Alley, told the station. “They had some help from some transient people.”

The teens vanished during a football game on Oct. 17 in Lathrop, Mo. Alley performed in the band at the game’s

The teens vanished during a football game on Oct. 17 in Lathrop, Mo. Alley performed in the band at the game’s halftime show and then got permission to leave.

When the pair didn’t come home at all that night, Alley’s parents called police. Carlson was originally identified as a victim, but police later named him a suspect, according to MyFOXKC.com.

The Alleys were reunited with their daughter on Sunday night.

“To put our arms around her was just amazing,” Jeff Alley said. “I can’t even describe it. It was just wonderful.

For the full story see  MyFOXKC.com