Monday, March 03, 2008

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Mom watches 'American Idol' while toddler nearly drowns

Indianapolis police say a mother of five was watching “American Idol” while her 3-year-old girl nearly drowned in a bathtub last week.

Sheila R. Brooks, 25, has not been charged in connection with the near drowning of Sirius Brooks. Sirius was in critical condition Friday at Methodist Hospital.

Brooks left Sirius and her 1-year-old sister, Sereena, in the tub with about 9 inches of water and went into another room to get clothes, according to a police report made public Monday.

Brooks was in her bedroom when her oldest daughters, Daesheana Twyman, 7, and Dasianaye Twyman, 5, entered the room, police said. “Daesheana stated that they were … watching ‘American Idol’ on TV … and her mother suddenly stated that she forgot and left the two youngest children in the tub,” Officer Gustavia Dodson wrote in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report.

Brooks told Daesheana to take the children out of the tub, police said. Daesheana found Sirius submerged and called for her mother. Brooks performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation while her brother, Darnell Wilson, 38, called 911, police said. Police found about an ounce of marijuana, five burnt marijuana cigarettes and a scale in the house, according to the report. » Article here

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Pregnant Tip #24

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Airplane in German has a tough time landing.

Caption this.

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Moms brawl at Chuck E. Cheese

A child's birthday party at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant was cut short after a fight broke out between two mothers. Natick police said the mom of the 9-year-old birthday boy apparently became enraged because the other woman's son was "hogging" an arcade game.

Catherine Aliaga, 38, and Tarsha Williams, 33, both of Boston, would be summoned into court to answer charges of simple assault and battery stemming from the scuffle.

Police received a number of 911 calls about the fight Saturday night. He said what started as a birthday celebration turned into a "birthday melee." » Article here

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If you know who Erin is -- this is hilarious.

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Two girls, one cake.

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One damn good catch.

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Say it all in six words.

Brevity: a good thing in writing. Exploited by texters, gossip columnists, haikuists. Not associated with the biography genre. But then—why shouldn’t it be? Life expectancies rise; attention spans shrink. Six words can tell a story. That’s a new book’s premise, anyway. “Not Quite What I Was Planning.” A compilation of teeny tiny memoirs. The forebear, it’s assumed, is Hemingway. (Legend: he wrote a miniature masterpiece. “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Slightly sappy, but a decent sixer.) » Full article here

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'I can tell you from experience that an overhead dog attack is much worse than your every day earthbound dog attacks.'

Mariah's new video is... well, err-- interesting.

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Dude hits woman while on his way to anger management class

A man who struck a woman at a bus stop while on his way to an anger management class pleaded guilty today to fifth-degree assault.

Justin John Boudin, 27, can expect to face a sentence for time served in jail. Boudin was waiting at the bus stop at Minnesota and East Seventh streets about 5 p.m. Aug. 29 when he accosted a 59-year-old woman and others.

"Why don't you show me some respect?" he reportedly yelled at the woman. When she took out a cell phone to call police, he hit her in the face, according to the criminal complaint. When a 63-year-old man tried to stop Boudin, Boudin hit him with a blue folder — which fell on the ground — and fled. Police tracked him down through the folder, which included Boudin's anger management homework and his name. » Article here