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Good News Headlines (Updated)

Filed under: Miscellaneous — DRJ @ 6:47 am

[Headlines from DRJ]

Firefighters use CPR to save drowning fawn in Oak Grove, Minnesota:

Little tragedies occur every day in nature. On Tuesday, one was in progress in Oak Grove. A pair of twin fawns – so young there were still strands of umbilical cord trailing from their bellies – got trapped in a creek and were about to drown.

‘So blessed.’ Slidell Wal-Mart cashier who walked miles to work given a car after story goes viral:

Singleton, who said she hasn’t owned a car in a decade, has worked at the Wal-Mart on Northshore Boulevard for three years. Slidell Police Officer Brad Peck came across her in the pre-dawn hours Monday as she walked along the U.S. 11 overpass.

“She was really hugging that guardrail, too,” Peck said.

Peck noticed her Wal-Mart uniform and stopped to ask if he could give her a lift. He figured she worked at the Wal-Mart store on Robert Boulevard, the one nearest where they were. But she told him she worked on Northshore Boulevard, some 9 miles from her home.

Child who survived Mall of America fall undergoing further procedures:

The [5 year old boy] boy, named Landen, plunged 40 feet when he was randomly grabbed by Emmanuel Aranda and tossed over the railing.

Aranda has pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder in the April 12 attack. Landen suffered head trauma and multiple broken bones.

The family’s post says Landen is recovering, his spirit is strong, but there is still a long road of recovery ahead. The GoFundMe site has raised more than $1 million over the past month.

UPDATE: More good news – Yoga instructor saved in Hawaii. Thanks to Dave in the comments.


12 Responses to “Good News Headlines (Updated)”

  1. Yes, I imagine there’s not much eating in a newborn fawn. You should let it grow till it’s weaned.

    nk (dbc370)

  2. Oh, you’re bad!

    My favorite line in that story: “As the old saying goes, you can tell the measure of a man by how he treats someone… or something… that can do him “absolutely no good.”

    DRJ (15874d)

  3. — Now there’s something you don’t see every day, Chauncey.
    — What’s that, Edgar?
    — A man taking his mother-in-law out to dinner.
    — Oh, I don’t know, Edgar. She hasn’t spoken to him in a month, and he wants to show his appreciation.

    nk (dbc370)

  4. Good grief, what happened to everybody? This place used to be packed. I ask seriously. I liked the lively comments.

    Bellman (fc5c41)

  5. Here’s my own good news headline, from some days ago but still fresh:

    DRJ Returns to Talented Group of Co-Bloggers at Patterico’s Pontifications!

    Beldar (fa637a)

  6. @ Dave: First glance at your #4 I interpreted “Maui” as “Mars,” which would have been even more cool.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  7. Love you, Ms. Singleton, and your friends in Slidell.

    I used to see one immigrant after the other pushing their stolen grocery carts down the street in front of my house. Young, able-bodied. One day I saw an elderly immigrant couple walking down the street but they were pulling their own hand cart full of groceries. I wanted to kiss them! Class and dignity all the way.

    Patricia (3363ec)

  8. Not necessarily good, but weird:

    Owners of a Noah’s Ark replica file a lawsuit over rain damage

    (The damage was to the surrounding property, not the Ark itself; but still…)

    Dave (1bb933)

  9. Thanks for the additions, Dave. I added the Hawaii story above.

    DRJ (15874d)

  10. That is a weird story.

    DRJ (15874d)

  11. From another source:

    The lawyer for the Ark Encounter, according to The Courier-Journal, said the lawsuit was not a laughing matter.
    Snort! Snicker! Giggle!

    The lawyers went in two by two
    The insured’s and the insurer’s too
    Just to get bucks for the rain
    Not to pay bucks for the rain

    nk (dbc370)

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