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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup8-Year-Old Dies Following Supposed Sudden Cardiac Arrest
After local emergency services received a call at 8 a.m. Thursday morning about a boy at Pumpkin Center Intermediate School who had difficulty breathing, the boy was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He died later that evening, according to local news station WBTV.  While lethal heart problems in otherwise healthy children are rare,   there are a number of conditions that could explain a sudden cardiac death or life-threatening heart attack in young patients. (ABC)

U.S ‘decades behind’ other countries in parental leave, report says
Human Rights Watch finds that 178 countries have national laws guaranteeing paid leave for new mothers and more than 50 nations for new fathers. The US is one of the few exceptions in the company of Swaziland and Papa New Guinea. Past efforts in Congress to enact a paid family leave law have floundered, drawing opposition from business lobbyists who say it would be a burden on employers. (MSNBC)

Mom gives birth in Kansas hospital elevator

Alyssa Lynn Leming arrived Friday as her parents rushed through the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.  It took just an hour from the onset of severe contractions to the birth of the 5-pound, 11-ounce girl whom they have nicknamed Ellee for her unusual arrival.  Leming told The Lawrence Journal-World that she and her husband, Patrick, just couldn’t reach the delivery room in time.  When the elevator door opened, Leming says she asked the assembled staff, “Can somebody please catch her head?” (MSNBC)

Mom sells kids’ toys on eBay as punishment
One mom, fed up with her boys’ the popular Japanese manga Beyblade and how they wrecked her bathtub, decided to gather the offending tops —— and put them on eBay. She even posted a picture of her sons, one clearly in tears, while the younger one has a mug shot look, as he holds up the zip lock bag of Beyblades to present to the buying public.  (MSNBC)

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