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Month: May 2009

Lottery Winners Will Make Special Donation

Lottery Winners Will Make Special Donation

Marin County (California) Sheriff, Brian Cabaud, bought a lottery ticket last Thursday in Mill Valley, CA.  He promised to split his winnings with his girlfriend, Anneliese Hansen, if he won.  That ticket was one of three that won the Mega Millions Jackpot that totalled $227 million on May 1st.  Each ticket is worth $75 million. The reality of winning the lottery hasn’t sunk in yet.  The couple hasn’t made many plans for the money.   Outside of trip to Disneyland, they’ve…

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Mother Wright Dies at age 87

Mother Wright Dies at age 87

The Founder of the Mother Mary Ann Wright Foundation, a tireless advocate who fed the needy, passed away at the age of 87. The Mother of 9 who left Louisiana and her husband (took the 9 kids with her) in the 1950s.  She worked two jobs so her kids would have food and shelter.  At the age of 63, she had a vision which told her to feed the hungry.  And, that’s just what she did. At first she used…

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Troubled Youth Get Vision Care

Troubled Youth Get Vision Care

Optometrist, Dr. Rosie Flores, volunteers at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center.  She comes across youth who’ve done poorly in school and then end up in trouble.  One thing she has noticed about many of these kids…they have poor vision and they don’t even know it. Many of the teenagers get their first eye test after they’ve been arrested.  Some of them were plagued with vision problems that lead to their difficulties in school.  Some can’t read because they can’t…

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My Favorite Team Breaks MLB Record

My Favorite Team Breaks MLB Record

It’s not often I read of either of my favorite baseball teams doing anything well.  So, it’s with great pride that I report that the Los Angeles Dodgers have broken the record for the most games won at home to start the season.  The previous mark was 12 games.  The Dodgers won 13 in a row tonight with a win over the Nationals. Now if my other team, the Oakland A’s, would win one game, I’d be very delighted! Congrats…

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First Face Transplant in US

First Face Transplant in US

Five years ago, Connie Culp’s life was destroyed.  Her husband shot her in the face and then turned the gun on himself.  She was horribly disfigured.  She didn’t even have a nose anymore. This week she unveiled her new face.  The surgery took place place in December of 2008.  She had surgery 30 times.  The surgeons tried all sorts of things to no avail.  Then in December an opportunity arose for a face transplant.  There was considerable risk since the…

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