One of the things about weird news stories — both here and on other sites — is that the stories are very rarely followed up on.
To remedy that (somewhat), here are a few updates on some recent stories —
This horrifying story continues to stay in the general news. The latest story is that a Connecticut state biologist warned in a report last October that “this is an accident waiting to happen.”
In addition, the family of victim Charla Nash is seeking $50 million in damages to cover her massive medical costs. After Nash, 55, lost her nose, upper and lower lips, eyelids and both her hands in the attack, as well as the bony structures in her mid-face, she remains in critical condition at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
To help defray medical costs, a Charla Nash Trust website has established. If you wish to donate to help her recovery, you can donate there.
Still no word if Yale’s Skull & Bones have given back the skull of Apache warrior Geronimo, but there has been a dispute over the rest of his bones, with a second branch of the family saying that they want his remains to remain in Oklahoma, where they currently reside.
Okay, I can’t find a link to the story, but I did read that the seal that had landed on the beach in Milford returned safely to the sea.
The 67-year-old Bridgeport teacher who forced a 5-year-old boy to eat the rest of his lunch that he had thrown in the garbage has been put on “medical” leave for a week (or until the media furor dies down). I don’t think it’d be a shock if she was forced to retire after this.
The grave stone of Lucia D’Arcangelo, which was unearthed during renovations to Duggan School in Waterbury, may just be the marker with no remains beneath it. The manager of a local cemetery says that records show the woman’s remains are interred there; state archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni suggest that stone may have been moved by vandals or was cast-off by the carver as a mistake.