*Last November terrifying photos of the soon-to-be world’s tallest waterslide, Verruckt, were leaked.
Now we all get to shudder with a mixture of fright and anticipation with this trailer released by Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts that shows the upcoming Kansas City attraction from a first-person perspective.
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Earlene Johnson and her daughter Falicia, who is 11-years-old and 400 pounds, exercise daily in an effort to get their weight down.
*Childhood obesity is a problem that doesn’t have an easy fix with the sedentary lifestyle that children have these days.
A lot of children’s only exercise is derived from the Wii and Kinect gaming systems.
Earlene Johnson is desperately seeking answers for her daughter, Falicia, who weighs in at 400 pounds at only 11 years old.
Johnson lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and insists that her and her daughter exercise daily and have been seeing a nutritionist since 2007.
Her pediatrician referred her to her Children’s Mercy Hospital for further treatment, but according to Johnson, they were no help to her either.
Unidentified, irate man takes over the mic from Kansas City’s mayor Sly James, during his state of the city speech Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
*It’s a wonder that many of the speeches given by the president and other government officials go over without a hitch.
Remember when the journalist threw the shoe at Bush’s head over in Iraq?
Well, Kansas City’s mayor, Sly James, didn’t get a shoe to the head, but during his state of the city speech, a mad man ran up on the stage, knocked over a flag, and commandeered the mic from Sly and made a brief statement to the crowd before being hustled to the ground by intense security.
Billy Ray Harris is a homeless man in Kansas City, Missouri, who discovered an engagement ring in his donation cup and held on to it until its owner came back to reclaim it.
*When reading the news these days, we feel like the world has sunk into some sort of morality and/or integrity vacuum that is also sucking the hope out of us.
That’s why when even the smallest moments of courageous love is extended from one to another, we applaud and we applaud loud!
Billy Ray Harris is a homeless man that often takes up residence underneath a bridge. He was on the street asking for donations when Sarah Darling came by and emptied her change purse into his donation cup.
Well, she didn’t just give him her change, she mistakenly threw in her engagement ring, according to CNN.
She went back to find him, but he was gone. When she came back the next day though, he was there:
“I asked him … ‘I don’t know if you remember me, but I think I gave you something that’s very precious to me,’ and he says, ‘Was it a ring? Yeah, I have it, I kept it for you,’” Darling said.
Obviously, the ring is worth much more to her than money and both her and her husband showed their gratitude by setting up a donation site for Harris that has raised $95,000.
Jovan Belcher with his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and their newborn baby in happier times.
*And they’re off. The custody battle over late Jovan Belcher’s daughter is on.
Cheryl Shepard, mother of the Kansas City Chief’s linebacker, is seeking custody of four-month-old Zoey, as well as full control of her dead son’s rich estate. Last week, the court gave her the green light as the estate’s administrator, pending her obtaining a $1 million surety bond.
But it doesn’t appear it’s going to be an easy fight, since Zoey’s maternal family wants full custody as well.
Belcher killed his girlfriend and child’s mother, Kasandra Perkins after a domestic dispute. He later killed himself in front of coaches and teammates the same day.
Cheryl Shepard and her son, Jovan Belcher
*The only child of late Kansas City Chief’s linebacker, Jovan Belcher, is now entitled to receive her dad’s million-dollar fortune.
She’s four-months old and in the care of her grandparents. But the family of Kasandra Perkins, the girlfriend the football player killed, is seeking full custody of the child.
It’s about to get sticky.
“Personally, I don’t know why we would want to reward Jovan’s—the murderer’s — family with giving them the baby, but that’s not a legal argument,” lawyer Jon Michal Franks told ABCNews.com.
The baby was initially in the custody of Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd. But she alleges that the Perkins family tricked her and kept the baby since the funeral of their daughter.
“Cheryl agreed to temporarily allow the maternal relatives [to] take Zoey to Texas for her mother’s funeral,” Shepherd’s lawyer Gretchen M. Gold wrote in an email to the Jackson County, Mo., probate commissioner last week. “The maternal relatives have now ceased communicating with Cheryl Shepherd and have refused to return her calls or return the child to her care.”
Now the families are engaged in a heated custody battle, in two different states to boot. A court date is set for Jan. 22.