Boy, 8, Killed Defending Sister From Rapist

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RICHMOND, Va. — The family of an 8-year-old boy beaten to death as he tried to defend his 12-year-old sister from a brutal rape gathered outside their home Friday, grappling with the details of the vicious attack. They leaned on one another, crying, shaking and struggling to understand the loss of little Martin Cobb. “He was a lovely little boy. He didn’t deserve this,” said Geraldine Pitchford, the children’s aunt, choking back tears in front of the family’s home in Richmond’s working-class Southside. Martin’s mother was too distraught to come outside.

An 8-year-old Virginia boy was beaten to death Thursday trying to defend his 12-year-old sister from a brutal rape, police and relatives said.An 8-year-old Virginia boy was beaten to death Thursday trying to defend his 12-year-old sister from a brutal rape, police and relatives said.

“I’m still trying to make sense of this senseless crime,” Pitchford said. “I couldn’t fathom the thought of this ever happening.” The neighborhood’s calm was shattered Thursday, when police rushed to the home at 6:30…

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Boy, 8, Killed Defending Sister From Rapist

Living to help other disabled people, and people in need, Change the sign!! And Earth

RICHMOND, Va. — The family of an 8-year-old boy beaten to death as he tried to defend his 12-year-old sister from a brutal rape gathered outside their home Friday, grappling with the details of the vicious attack. They leaned on one another, crying, shaking and struggling to understand the loss of little Martin Cobb. “He was a lovely little boy. He didn’t deserve this,” said Geraldine Pitchford, the children’s aunt, choking back tears in front of the family’s home in Richmond’s working-class Southside. Martin’s mother was too distraught to come outside.

An 8-year-old Virginia boy was beaten to death Thursday trying to defend his 12-year-old sister from a brutal rape, police and relatives said.An 8-year-old Virginia boy was beaten to death Thursday trying to defend his 12-year-old sister from a brutal rape, police and relatives said.

“I’m still trying to make sense of this senseless crime,” Pitchford said. “I couldn’t fathom the thought of this ever happening.” The neighborhood’s calm was shattered Thursday, when police rushed to the home at 6:30…

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Just One Road: Needles Highway in The Black Hills of South Dakota

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On a too-brief tour of the monuments, the good folks at Holiday Inn Downtown recommended Needles Highway, something not mentioned in many travel guides—perhaps because there is no fee other than accessing Custer State Park. Deemed “impossible” to construct by its critics, the Needles highway—a National Scenic Byway—was completed in 1922 and includes 14 miles of sharp turns, low tunnels, and impressive granite spires.

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There’s nothing secret about this road. It lies smack at the heart of the T-shirted darkness that is the Black Hills. You know. Jackpines. Mount Rushmore. A stone’s throw from Sturgis.

Part of the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, the ride starts just outside of the town of Custer and tears right through Custer State Park. Most riders head to the greatest hits of the area—Iron Mountain Road, Needles Highway and Mount Rushmore—so you might get lucky and have…

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Could Your Hope Chest Be A Danger To A Child?

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I had always admired my aunt’s hope chest.  She had told me it was an engagement gift from her fiancé. At one time it was filled with items that she would need after she became a bride.  I don’t think it ever occurred to her that this beautiful cedar box used to store treasures could be potentially dangerous to a child.  She had promised me that when she died the hope chest would become mine.

When I inherited this hope chest it never ran through my mind that what I had just brought into my home was a potentially dangerous piece of furniture.  I had never heard the warnings or the announced recalls.

Recently when I heard the tragic news of two children, ages 7 and 8, who had been trapped in a hope chest and died, I was overwhelmed with sadness.  As more details emerged surrounding this horrific ordeal…

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I Love the Way You Lie: NaBloPoMo

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Did you ever tell a lie you had to keep repeating in order to not blow your cover?

Unfortunately, yes I have. The circumstances were extraordinary. Extraordinarily bad. I was in an abusive relationship at the time.
I thought that if I convinced him to move out of state with me then he would not be close to my kids. So I told people that this is what I wanted. I told him that I wanted to move away with him. I told his mother that I wanted to move. She tried to talk me out of it. I do feel terrible for lying to her.
It was a means to an end. Luckily, it was not the end of me or my children. Not everyone is as blessed as I was to have a new beginning.
If I had to do it all over, I would have gotten…

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Equipped? You say?

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Equipping but not equipped. The question becomes when does learning begin and end? There is many answers to this question. However, building a business takes knowledge. We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.

Learning from our defects causes us to excel. It is like putting together a parachute, if you do not follow the proven directions expect to fall quickly. I could not image anyone skipping steps with this one. It would be quite devastating to say the least. But just like anything we do, instructions are part of the deal.  The key is whether we follow them. How does one take their shortcomings and change it into success? One way is to acknowledge shortcomings, and learn from them.  Know one wants to revisit the same imperfections twice. For example…

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Equipped? You say?

carolyncolemangrady

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Equipping but not equipped. The question becomes when does learning begin and end? There is many answers to this question. However, building a business takes knowledge. We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.

Learning from our defects causes us to excel. It is like putting together a parachute, if you do not follow the proven directions expect to fall quickly. I could not image anyone skipping steps with this one. It would be quite devastating to say the least. But just like anything we do, instructions are part of the deal.  The key is whether we follow them. How does one take their shortcomings and change it into success? One way is to acknowledge shortcomings, and learn from them.  Know one wants to revisit the same imperfections twice. For example…

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