Sampson Parker stood Monday in what had been a cornfield, calm and relaxed and smiling. Behind him was the rusty old corn picker that almost took his life, but settled for his right arm.
The machine didn’t take the arm outright. It just grabbed hold of it and wouldn’t let go. It was only when sparks from the machine set the stubble-strewn field on fire and Parker faced the prospect of being burned alive that he did the only thing he could to save his life.
He cut off his own arm with a pocketknife...(continue).
Third wrong-sided brain surgery at R.I. hospital
If you need your brain operated on, don't go to Providence, Rhode Island to get it done. Rhode Island Hospital was fined %50,000 and reprimanded by the state Department of Health Monday after its third instance this year of a doctor performing brain surgery in the worng side of a patient's head...(continue).
Police: Killer escaped in prison garbage can
Only the smart survive.
ALBION, Pennsylvania (AP) - A convicted murderer remained at large Tuesday, two days after he escaped from a medium-security prison by hiding in a garbage can, state police said...(continue).