UNION, Mo. (AP) -- Ann McDonald knew the baby was coming and there wasn't a hospital in sight, so she pulled over and delivered the child outside - what else? - a McDonald's restaurant.
Chayse Westin McDonald was due Wednesday. But on Sunday, Ann McDonald knew her time was getting near - and fast.
Problem was, there is no hospital in this eastern Missouri town, and the closest one in Washington was 15 minutes away.
McDonald and the child's grandmother, Linda Cuneio, got in the car, but it soon became evident they wouldn't make it to a hospital. So they pulled over at a McDonald's in Union. The baby was born beneath the golden arches.
"I was standing by her and I thought I better get something," Cuneio told KMOV-TV in St. Louis. "I better catch this baby. Just at that instance, the (emergency medical technician) walked up."
The irony of the location wasn't lost on mother or grandmother.
"Of course everyone is like, 'Are you going to name him Ronald?,'" Ann McDonald said.
Ann McDonald's husband is serving in Iraq. He is expected home in April.
An article from Fort Myers headlined "Pig problems: Wild hogs become nuisance," appeared in FLORIDA TODAY Nov. 14 describing a problem that also occurs locally.
Visit the Fountainhead South neighborhood in Melbourne, or any other homes that border Melbourne International Airport. We are overrun with wild pigs.
They have dug up our yards. We get the grass packed down and the next day we have another trench where they have dug it up.
They not only are digging, but also, contrary to what was described in this article, very aggressive. I stepped out my front door Friday evening and one almost ran me over. On Saturday night, my neighbor was approaching my front door and a pig came out after her. These pigs were not cornered and certainly were not in any danger.
I have contacted the Airport Authority, as have several other residents. To date, I have not had a response on any efforts to control our pig population.
Swimmer Phelps charged with drunken driving Posted: Monday November 8, 2004 5:05PM; Updated: Monday November 8, 2004 5:59PM
Michael Phelps won six gold medals in Athens. Al Bello/Getty Images
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) -- Six-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps was arrested last week and charged with drunken driving.
A trooper saw the 19-year-old swimming sensation go through a stop sign Thursday night, state police said Monday. The trooper saw signs of intoxication and arrested Phelps for driving under the influence, police said.
Phelps also was charged with violation of a license restriction and failure to obey a stop sign. The legal drinking age in Maryland is 21.
"I made a mistake." Phelps told Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly by phone. "I know it's wrong to get into a car when you've had anything to drink. I'm 19 years old and I made a big mistake. I was taught to take responsibility for your actions so that's why I'm calling."
The swimmer from suburban Baltimore won eight medals at the Athens Olympics, including six golds.
Phelps, wearing a Baltimore Ravens jersey, was introduced to the crowd before the team's game Sunday night
Howard Keel, the Hollywood hunk who went from singing and dancing in a such classic movie musicals as Show Boat, Kiss Me Kate and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in his youth to going toe to toe with J.R. Ewing on TV's Dallas in his later years, died Sunday morning at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 85.
Keel was apparently too ill to participate in CBS' Dallas Reunion: Return to South Fork, which was taped before his death and aired on the network Sunday night.
October 31, 2004 One dead, five injured in Jacksonville skydiving plane crash Associated Press JACKSONVILLE - One person was killed and five others were injured when a plane carrying skydivers crashed Saturday at a small airport, officials said. The identities of the victims aboard the Cessna 206 weren't immediately released. The plane, operated by Skydive Jacksonville, crashed shortly after noon, Jacksonville police spokesman Ken Jefferson told The Florida Times-Union for its Sunday editions. Investigators said one person died at the scene. Five others, including the pilot, were hospitalized; one person was critically injured, while the remaining passengers suffered only minor injuries, Jefferson said. Officials said the plane crashed at Herlong Airport, which is where Skydive Jacksonville is based. A woman who answered the telephone at Skydive Jacksonville's offices Saturday evening declined to comment. The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.
NEW YORK (Billboard) -- Dennis Miles, the hockey-masked rhythm guitarist with rapper Ice-T's hard-rock band Body Count, has died after a battle with lymphoma. Miles, whose stage name was D-Roc, died August 17 in California. He was 45. Two other members of Body Count have already died: drummer Beatmaster V succumbed to leukemia in 1996 and bassist Mooseman was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2000.
Jul 7, 11:48 PM Police clear away camp that sheltered dozen people BY J.D. GALLOP FLORIDA TODAY PALM BAY -- They lived deep in the woods, an isolated world not far from the rumble of the railroad tracks and across from a school where children played. But Tuesday that world ended for at least a dozen homeless people as public works officials cleared away tents and other property from four encampments just off of Robert J. Conlan Boulevard in northeast Palm Bay. "They had a string of commercial burglaries that led us back to that area," said Palm Bay police Officer George Santiago, who patrols the industrial area where the camps were located. "It's been there at least a year and had gone unnoticed but it had gotten too large. They even had a warning system and running water," said Santiago, describing the camps as "advanced."
techstar25 writes | about 10 years ago
COCOA BEACH -- Dead croakers lined the beach as far as the eye could see Wednesday. Each wave brought more ashore.
"It sure is difficult to deal with," said A.J. Hutson, assistant city manager for Cocoa Beach.
Hutson sent a cleanup crew to the city's beach parks to pick up the fish. Judging by the thousands of fish bodies on the beach Wednesday, that seemed a losing proposition.
Croakers stretched along the sand from Cape Canaveral to Satellite Beach.
Earlier this month, similar croaker kills fouled beaches in Ocean City, Maryland and as far north as southern New Jersey.
Biologists suspect recent hurricanes may have helped trigger a bacterial or viral disease specific to croakers.
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techstar25 writes | more than 10 years ago
"The English Roses": The wonderful new children's adventure from the author and illustrator of "Sex". It's sure to be as exciting and imaginative as her last opus.