FRIDAY'S HUM (12-22-06)
SALMON SWIMS UPSTREAM TO RECOUNT VICTORY
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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS?
Burlington Free Press.com posted the AP story earlier yesterday than many media outlets, especially in Vermont. Trouble was, the title was not entirely correct. Instead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the article erroneously reported the title as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. Check out the minor gaffe here.
TERRIBLE TEEN TAKEN TO TANK
Burlington police have arrested Kelly Saxton, 16, of South Hero and charged him with robbery.
Can you guess how the fool was caught? He tried to cash a check from the victim's checkbook. Smart.
Note: Vermont Hum will stay on this story. We will report who the judge will be and what type of sentence the perp will receive.
It will be interesting to see how harsh (or lenient) the penalty is for robbing and injuring an eighty-three year-old woman.
Below is the Hum coverage of the incident from November11-13.
VICTIM VOTES ON WAY TO HOSPITAL
As we reported earlier, an 83 year old woman was assaulted as she and her sister walked to the polling station on election day. Betty Grady was walking on George Street in Burlington when an evil scumbag came up behind her and yanked at her purse, breaking her wrist as he dragged her. He got away and, at this point, is still at large.
Betty Grady lost all her cash in the attack. If anyone knows of a collection being taken please let us know and we'll let many others know.
Incredibly, Betty Grady STILL went to vote before having her injuries treated!
We end our election coverage on a sad note. An elderly woman, walking to the polling station in Burlington, was knocked to the ground and had her purse stolen. She suffered broken bones and assuredly, future psychological trauma. The Free Press tucked this story neatly on page whatever, and life goes on.
My God, can't we do something? Can we make this a bigger story?
Every time we read about something horrific like this, do we think, God, that's awful, and then move on to the next page? It's so easy to feel terrible about something like this and then be swept back to our own busy lives. We feel bad for the old lady but, gosh, we got a bus to catch. Or a plane to catch. Or life to catch.
We all care but what do we do? We have to do something. We will do something.
Vermont Hum is not through with THIS.