By PATRICK WHITTLE and MARINA VILLENEUVE AP, updated at 4:31 PM ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A woman with a history of drunken driving convictions drove her car onto a baseball field in Maine during a game, police said, striking and killing a Vietnam War veteran who confessed five years ago to killing a 4-year-old girl in an alcohol-fueled 1968 hit-and-run. Screaming bystanders and ballplayers fled as Carol Sharrow, of Sanford, drove through a gate onto the field Friday night, police said. Video shows the car driving around the infield, turning over home plate and then heading toward the stands behind third base. Douglas Parkhurst, of West Newfield, was near the park’s main gate before he was hit and Sharrow sped away, police said. A witness said the man whose grandson played on the team was trying to push children out of the way. He died on the way to the hospital, while no one else was hurt. ‘‘It was awful,’’ said Sanford resident, Karyn Bean, who … [Read more...] about He died shielding kids at a Maine baseball field. Fifty years ago he killed a girl in a hit-and-run.
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Time and again Alicia Guerrero had sought protection from the man accused of shooting her in the neck and fatally wounding her 15-year-old daughter last month in the driveway of their Romeoville home.A Tribune review of court records captures the mother's harrowing, nearly yearlong quest to shield her child, Briana Valle, from Erick Maya, 23, the teen's former boyfriend who is charged with her death.They were shot in their car Feb. 13 as Guerrero prepared to take her daughter to school."I can't think or have peace," Guerrero had written last March as she sought an emergency order of protection against Maya. "He is an adult and she is a minor. I want him to leave us alone."The peace she looked for proved elusive. Court records and interviews with law enforcement officials reveal a series of clerical errors and faulty addresses that may have led to nearly a dozen failed attempts by Cook and Will County authorities to serve Maya with the orders of protection that Guerrero had been … [Read more...] about Mom sought girl’s protection from ex-boyfriend before Romeoville shooting
Throughout history, several cases of “feral children,” deprived of human interaction in their early lives, have crept into scientific consciousness. There was Victor, a boy found naked and filthy in France’s wilderness in 1800; Oxana Malaya, a Ukrainian girl who was raised by wild dogs, eating raw meat and running on all fours; and then there was the most famous case of all, happening in California, of a girl nicknamed “Genie.” Beyond the horrors of growing up feral, the worst part is how these kids may miss a critical period of learning language and never be able to communicate like the rest of us. Eric Lenneberg, a linguist and neurologist, first popularised the critical period (CP) hypothesis in the late 1960s. His research suggests that a specific window exists for learning language, either spoken or tactile. Outside of it, grasping the basics of communication becomes extremely difficult. While there is much debate over how children acquire language, … [Read more...] about The Heartbreaking Story Of Genie, A Feral Child Who Will Never Learn To Communicate
JULIET MACUR, New York Times 2:01 pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Now Playing: Multiple former Washington Redskins cheerleaders spoke to the New York Times and outlined a 2013 trip to Costa Rica where they were allegedly required to be topless for a calendar shoot and "picked" to be personal escorts. Media: Sports Illustrated When the Washington Redskins took their cheerleading squad to Costa Rica in 2013 for a calendar photo shoot, the first cause for concern among the cheerleaders came when Redskins officials collected their passports upon arrival at the resort, depriving them of their official identification. For the photo shoot, at the adults-only Occidental Grand Papagayo resort on Culebra Bay, some of the cheerleaders said they were required to be topless, though the photographs used for the calendar would not show nudity. Others wore nothing but body paint. Given the resort’s secluded setting, such revealing poses would not have been a concern for the women … [Read more...] about Washington cheerleaders describe trip to Costa Rica that crossed a line
When the Washington Redskins took their cheerleading squad to Costa Rica in 2013 for a calendar photo shoot, the first cause for concern among the cheerleaders came when Redskins officials collected their passports upon arrival at the resort, depriving them of their official identification. For the photo shoot, at the adults-only Occidental Grand Papagayo resort on Culebra Bay, some of the cheerleaders said they were required to be topless, though the photographs used for the calendar would not show nudity. Others wore nothing but body paint. Given the resort’s secluded setting, such revealing poses would not have been a concern for the women — except that the Redskins had invited spectators. A contingent of sponsors and FedExField suite holders — all men — were granted up-close access to the photo shoots. One evening, at the end of a 14-hour day that included posing and dance practices, the squad’s director told nine of the 36 cheerleaders that their work … [Read more...] about Redskins cheerleaders describe a trip to Costa Rica that crossed a line