Monday, August 14, 2006

This is worth it

Just had to put this story out there...

Woman gives birth to Myracle in wrecked car

PAHOKEE, Florida (AP) -- A pregnant woman in labor, driving herself to the hospital, crashed her car and gave birth while trapped in the mangled, partially submerged vehicle, authorities said.

Kenyetta Biggs spent more than an hour in the car Sunday morning before she -- and her newborn daughter -- were rescued and taken to a hospital, authorities said. Her father said she had not told the family she was pregnant.
Biggs, 21, suffered a broken leg, but she and the baby she named Myracle were reported to be doing well.

Palm Beach County sheriff's Deputy Stephen Maxwell had been starting his shift Sunday when he noticed a person's head poking out through some tall grass along a canal bank.
The deputy stopped and found Biggs trying to get out of her partially submerged car. She told him her baby was inside.

"As I looked around her I saw the newborn baby laying in the passenger seat with the placenta and umbilical cord still attached," Maxwell said.

Maxwell and another deputy pried open the door to free Biggs. Police said she had been driving to a hospital and a strong contraction caused her to lose control of the car shortly after 5 a.m.
Biggs' father, Kenneth Biggs, said he figured his daughter didn't tell relatives of her pregnancy because she was afraid of their reaction. None of that matters now, he said.

"We are definitely welcoming this baby with open arms," he said.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

I Call It

I made this call back in December. I call that Heath Ledger will win best oscar for Brokeback Mountain, over Philip Seymor Hoffman in Capote and David Strathairn in Good Night, Good Luck. They are my top picks, of course, but Heath Ledger's performance is the winner. Thanks for these amazing films!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Mouse Thrown Into Fire Sets Home Ablaze

FORT SUMNER, N.M. (AP) - A mouse got its revenge against a homeowner who tried to dispose of it in a pile of burning leaves. The blazing creature ran back to the man's house and set it on fire. Luciano Mares, 81, of Fort Sumner said he caught the mouse inside his house and wanted to get rid of it. ``I had some leaves burning outside, so I threw it in the fire, and the mouse was on fire and ran back at the house,'' Mares said from a motel room Saturday. Village Fire Chief Juan Chavez said the burning mouse ran to just beneath a window, and the flames spread up from there and throughout the house.
No was hurt inside, but the home and everything in it was destroyed.
Unseasonably dry and windy conditions have charred more than 53,000 acres and destroyed 10 homes in southeastern New Mexico in recent weeks.
``I've seen numerous house fires,'' village Fire Department Capt. Jim Lyssy said, ``but nothing as unique as this one.''