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Month: February 2007

And the Snow Angel Crown Goes To

And the Snow Angel Crown Goes To

North Dakota takes it’s snow angels seriously. In February, they broke the world record for the most snow angels created in one location. They will then regain the crown that Michigan stole from them. The event was held on the capitol grounds. 8,910 people registered to participate. There was a 5 month old and a 99 year old–both making snow angels for the first times. People actually took time off works just so they could be there. The snow angel…

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Update: Senator Tim Johnson is out of the Hospital

Update: Senator Tim Johnson is out of the Hospital

You may remember that Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota suffered a brain hemorrhage on December 13th 2006. His recovery is going so well that he’s been released from the hospital. Johnson has a long road ahead of him. Right now he’s staying at a private rehabilitation facility. He’s come a long way in his rehabilitation, but still has a long way to go. Things are on track for Johnson to make a bid for reelection in 2008. His Democractic…

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Thrift Store Thrill

Thrift Store Thrill

Michael Sparks of Nashville, Tennessee may have had the best thrift store shopping experience ever. Sparks found a copy of the United States Declaration of Independence and plunked down $2.48 for the purchase. Sparks noticed his copy had a date of 1823. There was a notation that it was “by order of the government”. He had an inkling that it might be valuable so he had it appraised.It turns out he’s got the real deal! His copy is value at…

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Update: Smallest Baby

Update: Smallest Baby

Earlier this week I wrote about Amillia Sonja Taylor who is the smallest baby ever to survive. She was supposed to go home Tuesday. She was born in October and grew to a big enough size (4 1/2 lbs) to go home. Doctors decided Wednesday to keep her in the hospital awhile longer. They did not cite any specific problem, only that this is a precaution. Let’s hope that little Amilia will be home with her parents very soon.

The Smallest Baby Ever

The Smallest Baby Ever

Little Amillia Sonja Taylor has made it. Born at just 10 ounces in the 21st week of pregancy, the odds were against her. She’s a fighter and now gets to go home. Amillia was born October 24thto Sonja and Eddie Taylor. She is the first baby born under 23 weeks who has lived. She is also the fourth smallest ever to survive. “We weren’t optimistic, but she proved us all wrong” Dr. Smalling commented. Amillia has spent her short life…

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