7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
akrause@norwalkreflector.com There will be plenty of Corey Feldman and David Faustino sightings in Norwalk in May and none of them will be false. That's because Feldman, of "Stand By Me" and "The Lost Boys" fame and Faustino, of "Married With Children" renown, will be in Norwalk on May 22 for a celebrity charity golf outing. The event, set for 1:30 p.m. at Eagle Creek, is Norwalk Moose Lodge 1248's first such event. It's designed to raise money for hospice and scholarships for area students. The cost is $90 per person, which includes practice balls, greens fees, a golf cart and dinner at the Moose. There's an extra cost of $25 to hear Feldman's band "Truth Movement" at 8 p.m. Lodge chapter administrator Ted Heckman said he was able to bring Feldman and Faustino to Norwalk through his former position as a manager of national touring bands.
7:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
God's snowflakes Each snowflake is unique in its appearance, in its shape, in its internal and external characteristics. At the first snowfall, we are awed with the beauty of the white-blanketed ground, glittering like fields of diamonds reflecting the heaven's light. As the changes occur in our environment so too does the white essence. The snow becomes packed and hardened, soiled by the elements of everyday life. But then the heavens bring forth a new covering, hiding the bleakness and filth of the old snow, once again allowing the crystal flakes to glisten. Over time, as the flakes become mounds, we lose sight of their once intended beauty. We become impatient with the ugliness, with the inconvenience caused by the imperfect weather conditions chilled by the frigid exterior. We try to ignore it in hopes that it will go away. Like the snowflake, each of us is unique, created in his image, molded by the hands of the master. We fall into different environments and conditions sometimes becoming soiled, hardened and no longer reflective of his light. Our clients are often viewed that way. Their birth was like that first snowfall, sweet, gentle and radiant. Their environment and life's experiences have often changed them into a hardened adult covered with a thick, icy layer resistant to and protected from life's damaging elements. They are often ignored in hopes that they will go away. At Abigail, we need to look through the transparent ice and see the once precious form that our Lord created. We need to try and melt the icy surface allowing the warmth of his love to radiate within their souls. We need to convince them that the only true protection is through a relationship with our heavenly father. We need to show them that his love is great and no matter what their life has been filled with, he will forgive, his love is limitless.
7:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARCH 4, 1982 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 28 years ago: Latest storm turns area into icy mess "Literally hundreds" of cars slid off the road this morning as freezing rain turned the area into a virtual skating rink. All area schools were closed and residents were urged to stay home unless there was an emergency.
7:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
MARCH 3, 1982 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 28 years ago: City is healthy: Goodsite Mayor Wayne Goodsite credits an increased tax base for Norwalk's continued fiscal stability in the face of unemployment and high interest rates, he told Norwalk City Council Tuesday night.
7:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
A picture that accompanied a story in Monday's edition about the Firelands Hero awards included incorrect information in the cutline. Pictured with Mark, Spencer and Tessa Lamar was Cathy Slyker, head CPR instructor for the Firelands division of the American Red Cross.
7:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
EL MONTE, Calif. (MCT) - A child molestation suspect who was shot and wounded by police after brandishing a fake handgun at officers was out of the hospital and behind bars Sunday, records show. Luis Arce, 41, of El Monte was booked on suspicion of child molestation and rape charges, according to El Monte police and sheriff's booking records. He was being held at the Inmate Reception Center in Los Angeles in lieu of $300,000 bail.
7:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Average retail gasoline prices in Ohio increased a half a cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.60 per gallon today.
7:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Like a thoroughbred emerging from the gate at a snail's pace but significantly picking up ground, South Central's Firelands Challenge team is catching up to Edison and Monroeville. South Central scored 20 points during the first championship match Feb. 22. The Trojans scored more than twice times that many in Monday's second match at Edison. The final result will reflect the cumulative score of the three championship matches, with the last one scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Monroeville.
7:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW YORK (MCT) - More than 250,000 people in Maine, New York and New Hampshire remained without electrical power Sunday, following the heavy storm that hit the Northeast with snow, sleet and blustery conditions late last week. And there's more bad weather on the way as Wall Street and the Northeast prepare to return to work Monday. Another storm carried snow and rain into New England on Sunday night.
7:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Last summer, a pet Burmese python coiled itself around a young girl in Sumter County and suffocated the 2-year-old inside her crib. That snake is alive today. In mid-December, a Florida Black Bear roaming neighborhoods near Longwood took a non-lethal swipe at a man with a history of feeding bears near the man's front door. The bear was trapped within 24 hours and then euthanized. These cases and the immediate aftermath of Wednesday's tragedy at SeaWorld - trainer Dawn Brancheau's drowning death at the mouth of killer whale Tilikum - illustrate how government and society dictate life and death decisions for animals who injure or kill humans. Tilly, linked to two earlier human deaths, will live, SeaWorld officials said.
7:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Congress will pass legislation aimed at keeping certain jobless benefits, highway and transit money and other government programs funded, Sen. Jon Kyl, the Senate's No. 2 Republican, said Sunday. But the approval is highly unlikely to come before Monday morning. Several programs expire at midnight, and Congress has failed to extend them because of an objection by Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky. Bunning wants the $10 billion price offset by budget reductions.
7:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANTIAGO, Chile (MCT) - Ohio native Laura Bradshaw said she didn't realize at first that it was an earthquake. Later, she would acknowledge how lucky she and others around her were. The 24-year-old Bath High School grad is in Chile, on a 10-month tour teaching English at a technical university. Bradshaw is in her second year in Chile, just having returned from a month at home. Her return had her in Chile, in an apartment shared by natives and foreigners, when the giant 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast, though she is somewhat north of the area hardest hit.
7:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
Norwalk city council has a tough decision to make. The council members, at some point, need to decide what zoning best fits adult arcades.
7:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
PHILADELPHIA (MCT) - As recalls and manufacturer defects continue to raise questions about Toyota vehicle safety, owners may worry that auto-insurance premiums may be affected, too. Not necessarily, experts say.
7:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Congressional investigators said they had found evidence that Toyota Motor Corp. "deliberately withheld' evidence in lawsuits related to vehicle safety, exhibiting a "systematic disregard for the law.' The allegation, made Friday by Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, came two days after Toyota's chief executive appeared before Congress asking forgiveness for the automaker's handling of the issue of sudden acceleration.
7:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (MCT) - Lipoban was advertised as a miracle drug that absorbed fat, allowing people to shed weight without changing their diets. The claim was a lie, but the pills did absorb something - money from people's wallets. The Boca Raton man behind the ads spent the better part of three decades making similar weight-loss claims, raking in enough money to buy a posh Virgin Islands hideaway.
7:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard paid the commissioners a visit at Tuesday's meeting to talk business. Howard told the board he could obtain two used patrol cars that could be painted and fitted as sheriff's cruisers for less than $15,000. The $15,000 comes from insurance money from the recent cruiser that was totaled.
7:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Authorities have determined a Ridgefield Township shed fire did about $12,500 worth of damage to the structure and contents. Seventeen firefighters with the Huron River Joint Fire District responded to what originally was reported to be a barn fire at 4:07 p.m. Sunday at 1660 Jacobs Road.
7:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - Chris Carroll may be Monroeville's answer to Batman. Actually, Carroll said he was at the right place at the right time to catch one of four suspects running away from a break-in at his one-time rental property.
7:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - When 14-year-old Tessa Lamar discovered her father not breathing and his lips purple, she was scared like any child would be. But an instinct also kicked in. It was as though the information about CPR she picked up at a baby-sitting course training two years ago drove her, like an involuntary muscle movement, to start the potentially lifesaving process for her 47-year-old father, Mark.
7:53 AM Jul 26, 2010
Could the city of Norwalk save money by going with a private company to collect residents' trash? With the city and county currently trying to hash out a new solid waste contract, this idea is being tossed around.