Boy Rescued 13 Hours After Falling Into Well
FRISCO CITY, Ala. -- After a tense 13 hours of prayer and digging, rescue workers pulled a 22-month-old boy to safety Monday morning from an abandoned well where he fell while playing in a vacant lot.
The boy, Da'jour McMillian, was described as scratched and bruised but calm when brought out to jubilant family, friends and rescue workers.
The child, with his mother, Mica Wilson, was taken to a hospital in Mobile, about 60 miles south of Frisco City, for a checkup and was listed in good condition. Da'jour fell into the well about 4:30 p.m. Sunday while playing with his older brother and sister.
Flood in Hawaii Destroys Irreplaceable Papers
HONOLULU -- Heavy rain sent water as much as eight feet deep rushing through the University of Hawaii's main research library, destroying irreplaceable documents and books, toppling doors and walls, and forcing students to break a window to escape.
Ten inches of rain fell in 24 hours starting Saturday morning in the Manoa Valley near Waikiki. Cars were carried downstream when Manoa Stream overflowed its banks, and a school and church that were supposed to serve as polling places Tuesday were damaged.
Gov. Linda Lingle (R) toured the university Sunday and declared Manoa Valley a disaster area. About 36 university buildings, including dormitories, lost power, and Monday's classes were canceled.
Journalist Photographing Voters Is Arrested
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A freelance journalist who was taking pictures of voters waiting outside the Palm Beach County election headquarters was arrested Sunday after ignoring a deputy's orders to stop, sheriff's officials said.
In response, the voting rights group People for the American Way sued to have a court order elections chief Theresa LePore and the sheriff's office to allow reporters access to voters.
James S. Henry of Sag Harbor, N.Y., was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence.
Rules enacted Friday by LePore prohibit reporters from talking to or photographing voters outside polling stations, prosecutor Leon St. John said. The restrictions were prompted by "numerous complaints by voters," St. John said.
* CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A man was sentenced to 19 to 20 years in prison for strangling a 14-year-old girl in 1975, a case that remained closed for more than 20 years until police read a diary kept by the man's mother. David Allen Jones, 45, was the 16-year-old neighbor of Robin Gilbert when her body was found on a golf course in Reading and a medical examiner ruled she died of heart disease.
* MIAMI -- Florida agreed to pay $1.45 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the mother of a teenager who died of a burst appendix in a juvenile jail. Cherry Williams said jail employees and nurses ignored pleas from her son, Omar Paisley, 17, for three days before he died. Two nurses have been charged with manslaughter and murder in the case.
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