Produced by Gary Drevitch
YES, WE KNOW YOUR QUESTION, AND, NO, WE'RE NOT GOING TO GO THERE
In what her doctor called a "million-to-one" shot,
... a woman who weighs 37 pounds, stands 3 feet tall and uses a wheelchair has given birth to her first child. Eloysa Vasquez, 38, suffers from Type 3 osteogenesis imperfecta, a disorder that makes bones soft and brittle . . .
Well, we think that's great news, and there's not a single other thing we need to find out about this story.
THE FREELANCEDAD.COM AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE GOES TO THE LOWELL SPINNERS
The Class A Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League - a Red Sox minor-league franchise -believe Little League should be fun for all children. But being forced to wear a uniform that goes against a boy's beliefs can instead make it a nightmarish experience affecting his mood, diet, and sense of identity:
. . . General manager Tim Bawmann said many children in New England are devastated when they are assigned to be on a team called the Yankees.
So the team has made a remarkable offer:
... if youth baseball leagues across New England change the name of a team from the Yankees to the Spinners, Lowell [will] pay for new uniforms.
Bravo, Spinners. Bravo.
February 13, 2006 | Permalink |
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