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Teacher dies at Cubs game

Teacher dies at Cubs game, A 28-year-old teacher has died after choking on a hot dog while attending a Chicago Cubs game Sunday. Officials tell WLS-TV in Chicago that Maureen Oleskiewicz of Orland Park was sitting in the bleachers Sunday around 12:55 p.m. when she began choking. Ballpark staff and onsite EMTs responded and transported her to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where she died. "The Chicago Cubs are saddened to hear news of the untimely death of Maureen Oleskiewicz. We express our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. We will continue to keep her family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time," a Cubs news release said. Incarnation Catholic Church in Palos Heights is hosting a prayer service Thursday at 7 p.m. in honor of Oleskiewicz, according to a statement posted on School District 128 website. "There is no magic wand to fix what we cannot comprehend," District 128 Supt. Kathleen Casey wrote in a letter to parents. &

Teacher dies at Cubs game: Teacher dies After Choking on a Hot Dog

Teacher dies at Cubs game After Choking on a Hot Dog. Maureen Oleskiewicz was where she loved to be the most Sunday afternoon -- at Wrigley Field. The 28-year-old teacher was there watching her beloved team, the Chicago Cubs, warm up before their game with her brother, Martin Oleskiewicz. One minute she was laughing and cheering, and the next she fell over. According to the Chicago Tribune, she showed no signs of distress before then. "She just went down," Martin told the paper. At first he thought it was a joke, but he quickly realized the situation was anything but humorous. After emergency personnel attempted to resuscitate her, she was rushed to the hospital. Tuesday she was pronounced dead, and the shocking cause of her death was revealed. Cafemom reports She apparently had choked on one of the most quintessential baseball snacks -- a hot dog. Her brother had no idea what was happening at the time and said she didn't grab her throat or do anything to signal there was

Jerry 'The King' Lawler cleared to Get back on ring after heart attack on 'WWE Raw'

Less than a year after he collapsed on live TV, suffering from a heart attack, legendary professional wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler has been cleared to return to the ring. Lawler hasn't wrestled a match since his heart attack, but that's about to change. The 63-year-old Lawler is set to have his return match May 25 at a small show in Florida. He's scheduled to team with another WWE Hall of Fame wrestler, 72-year-old Dory Funk Jr., the Miami Herald reports. Funk considers it a privilege to be part of Lawler's return. Lawler collapsed during an episode of "WWE Raw" on September 10, 2012. He was commentating on a match after facing a wrestler named CM Punk. His commentary partner, Michael Cole, was tasked with keeping the show on track while updating the viewing audience on Lawler's condition. Jerry returned to "Raw" two months later, resuming his role as commentator.

Jerry 'The King' Lawler cleared to wrestle again after suffering heart attack - Jacksonville Top News

Several months after having suffered a near fatal heart attack on the Sept. 10th edition of RAW, Jerry Lawler has been cleared by doctors to return to the ring, the Miami Herald reported May 7. Jerry 'The King' Lawler, who is a part-time pro-wrestler and does full-time commentary for WWE's Monday Night Raw, suffered a heart attack while on-air in Montreal, Canada. He was pronounced clinically dead for 20 minutes before being resuscitated. via www.Examiner.com

Distress Call From Besieged Envoy Recounted to Congress

The No. 2 U.S. diplomat in Libya was watching television at home in Tripoli the night of Sept. 11 when he missed a call from his boss, Ambassador Chris Stevens. “Greg, we’re under attack!” Stevens said from the U.S. mission in Benghazi, when his deputy, Gregory Hicks, called back. Then their connection was cut off. Soon after, Stevens was trapped in smoke from a fire set by militants inside the mission and went missing. Hicks began a frantic, all-night effort to mobilize a rescue, speaking by phone with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before learning from Libya’s prime minister that Stevens was dead. That account of the Benghazi attack emerged from a House hearing yesterday on the Obama administration’s handling of an incident that remains a political flash point in Washington eight months after the killings of Stevens and three other Americans. While the hearing by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee yielded little new information on the attack, the almost six-hour

Jodi Arias guilty: Haven't been following the Jodi Arias trial?

Jodi Arias guilty - The media circus that is Jodi Arias' murder trial is in its final stretch, as the jury began deliberations Friday following closing arguments. The jury, which has been in court since January, will resume deliberations Monday. It's been an R-rated story, to say the least, with an abundance of testimony about grisly violence and, from Arias, details about a kinky sex life she says she shared with Alexander. CNN reports The case has captured massive if not total interest among Americans. While one part of the country watches CNN's sister network HLN for every twist in the trial, or drives hours to get one of the courtroom's limited lottery seats (yes, they're doled out via lottery), another segment of the nation asks, "Jodi who?" For those of you in the latter category, here are some things you should know as the trial comes to a close: Travis Alexander Lost in the salacious details of the "Jodi Arias trial" is the victim, Travis

Widow of Boston bomb suspect hires criminal lawyer

Widow of Boston bomb suspect hires criminal lawyer. The widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has hired a prominent criminal lawyer with experience defending terrorism cases as she continues to face questions from federal authorities. Katherine Russell added New York lawyer Joshua Dratel to her legal team, her attorney Amato DeLuca said Wednesday. Dratel has represented a number of terrorism suspects in federal courts and military commissions, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee David Hicks, who attended an al-Qaida-linked training camp in Afghanistan. ‘‘Mr. Dratel’s unique, specialized experience will help insure that Katie can assist in the ongoing investigation in the most constructive way possible,’’ DeLuca said in a written statement. He said Russell, who has not been charged with any crime, will continue to meet with investigators as ‘‘part of a series of meetings over many hours where she has answered questions.’’ Providence-based DeLuca and Miriam

Jerry 'The King' Lawler cleared

Jerry 'The King' Lawler cleared in the history of pro wrestling, there have been countless moments when scripted action became tragic reality. Sid Vicious broke his leg during a match. Droz was paralyzed on a botched powerbomb. And some wrestlers like Owen Hart paid the ultimate price and died in the ring. For a brief moment on the September 10, 2012 edition of WWE Raw, it looked like another wrestling tragedy was unfolding. 62-year-old WWE Hall of Famer Jerry 'The King' Lawler had just competed in a rare match and returned to his usual position next to Michael Cole at the WWE announce table. I was watching live and having seen virtually every episode of WWE Raw for 20 years, I immediately sensed that something was wrong. I tweeted, "What just happened on Raw? I think something happened to Lawler. He stopped talking and isn't at the table." What happened was that Jerry Lawler suffered a massive heart attack and was actually clinically dead for several mi

Biggest Loser divorce: Couple split two months before their first baby is due

Biggest Loser couple announce they're getting a divorce... two months BEFORE their first baby is due. What appeared to be a fairytale love story is over as a reality show couple are splitting before the birth of their first child. Biggest Loser couple Sam Poueu, 28, and Stephanie Anderson, 33, who met during 2010's season, got married in April 2012. But now, barely a year later, seven-month-pregnant Anderson released a statement announcing their split. People reported 'It is with great sadness that my marriage to Sam Poueu is ending,' Anderson said. 'Thank you in advance for respecting our privacy during this difficult time.' Over: After just 13 months of marriage and two months before they are due to welcome their first child, Biggest Loser couple Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson announced they're getting divorced  After collectively losing 241 pounds in body weight on The Biggest Loser, Sam and Stephanie Anderson seemed to be on their way t

Jodi Arias guilty: Arizona jury finds Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder

Jodi Arias guilty was founded by An Arizona jury on Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend in a capital trial that riveted America for months with graphic sexual evidence and bizarre testimony. Arias, who could face the death penalty as her case goes into the penalty phase of the trial on Thursday, has admitted to shooting 30-year-old Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix valley home in June 2008. He had been shot in the face, stabbed 27 times and his throat had been slashed. Arias, 32, had tried unsuccessfully to convince the jury that she acted in self-defense after Alexander attacked her because she had dropped his camera while taking photos of him in the shower. She teared up as the jury's decision was read, while a crowd of hundreds erupted into cheers outside the court. Jurors could have convicted Arias of a lesser crime such as second-degree murder or manslaughter, but instead found her guilty of the most serious charg

Megan Fox trampoline: Jumping seems too much Fun for the Star Megan Fox

Depending on your thoughts concerning Michael Bay, Megan Fox, trampolines, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, your feelings about this story could vary. However, there’s no denying this fact, Megan Fox will be jumping on a trampoline during some portion of Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action/CGI film. From the photos below, we can discern a few things. First, Megan Fox will most certainly be playing April O’Neill, the Channel 6 reporter of TMNT fame. Also, Will Arnett’s role will be a cameraman, and has the potential to play a shady character in the TMNT series. Perfect for Will Arnett. The use of Megan Fox in TMNT sparked interest among the industry and those who keep up with movie news, due to the falling out between her and Michael Bay during the Transformers series. Apparently, the scars have mended, as the two are back together with trampoline jumping action! She seems to be Enjoying the trampoline. Webpronews reports

'Biggest Loser' divorce: Couple split two months before their first baby is due.

Biggest Loser couple announce they're getting a divorce... two months BEFORE their first baby is due. What appeared to be a fairytale love story is over as a reality show couple are splitting before the birth of their first child. Biggest Loser couple Sam Poueu, 28, and Stephanie Anderson, 33, who met during 2010's season, got married in April 2012. But now, barely a year later, seven-month-pregnant Anderson released a statement announcing their split. 'It is with great sadness that my marriage to Sam Poueu is ending,' Anderson said. 'Thank you in advance for respecting our privacy during this difficult time.' Over: After just 13 months of marriage and two months before they are due to welcome their first child, Biggest Loser couple Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson announced they're getting divorced  After collectively losing 241 pounds in body weight on The Biggest Loser, Sam and Stephanie Anderson seemed to be on their way to a long and happy life together

Biggest Loser divorce: Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson split up with a childen on the way

Fans of "The Biggest Loser" loved watching Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson fall in love. She stuck by him through his terrible accident and now the two are expecting a baby. On May 8, People reported that they are getting a divorce and calling it quits. The baby is going to born in just two months. Stephanie spoke out and said: "It is with great sadness that my marriage to Sam Poueu is ending. Thank you in advance for respecting our privacy during this difficult time." This is the couple's first child together. They have been married just one year. Sam and Stephanie got married in April of 2012. Now they are getting a divorce, but no official papers have been filed at this time. Back in 2011, Sam fell off of a roof and suffered a terrible time. Stephanie was by his side and the two seemed impossible to break. It is shocking that this couple from "The Biggest Loser" is splitting.

Biggest Loser divorce: Couple Divorce with Baby on the Way

Biggest Loser divorce Couple Sam Poueu & Stephanie Anderson Split Up. Nobody is winning in this situation. Biggest Loser stars Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson have separated – two months before their first child is due. "It is with great sadness that my marriage to Sam Poueu is ending," Anderson tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. "Thank you in advance for respecting our privacy during this difficult time." The two, who met on the hit NBC show's season 9 and wed in April 2012, are in the process of divorcing – but no papers have been filed yet. Get more stories on your favorite celebrities by subscribing now. Poueu, 28, proposed to Anderson, 33, during a special episode of the Biggest Loser in 2010. Before their wedding, he suffered serious injuries after a fall from the roof of a four story building in 2011 and spent nine months in recovery. Shortly after, he admitted to Anderson that "he wanted to have children and grow old with me," she sai

Taco Bell $1 menu

Taco Bell $1 menu is the latest menu plan "Why Pay More" Here's Taco Bell's Brand New 'Low End' Men. Taco Bell is planning to expand it's "low-end" value options by implementing a new "$1 Cravings" Menu, which will replace the food company's current "Why Pay More" menu. According to ABC News, Taco Bell will test the new options in Kansas City, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif., before expanding nationally. Brian Niccol, Taco Bell's chief marketing and innovation officer, told Ad Age last week that the company's "Why Pay More" offerings aren't priced low enough to meet the customers wants and needs. "Why Pay More's" items were "originally priced at 79 cents, 89 cents and 99 cents, though those prices have largely increased to well north of a dollar over time," Ad Age's Maureen Morrison explained. The new Cravings includes a beefy cheesy burrito, shredded chicken mini quesadilla a

Jeanne Cooper dies: The Restless dies at 84

Jeanne Cooper star of CBS the Young and the Restless dies at 84. American actress Jeanne Cooper, who starred on the daytime television soap opera "The Young and the Restless" for four decades, died on Wednesday, her son, actor Corbin Bernsen, said. Cooper was 84. "My mother passed away this morning just a short time ago, peaceful with my sister by her side, in her sleep," Bernsen said in a post on Facebook. Bernsen had been updating the status of Cooper's health on Facebook and Twitter over the past few weeks. Neither the cause of Cooper's death nor what she had been suffering from has been disclosed. Cooper joined the cast of CBS network's "The Young and the Restless," in its first season in 1973, and portrayed the boozy and wealthy Katherine Chancellor. She was still a cast member at the time of her death although her character recently underwent surgery for a brain tumor. Known as the "The Duchess" and the "Grand Dame of G

Kardashian bikini bump: Kim display baby bump during vacation

Kim Kardashian bump display during the vacation. Kim Kardashian showing off her adorable bikini baby bump while on vacation. On May 8, Extra TV posted a picture of her with the baby bump showing in a tiny purple bikini. What do you think of the look? This picture is on the cover of US Weekly and Kim is showing it all off. She has on a bikini with her baby bump showing and she doesn't look fat at all. The cover mocks the fact that people are daring to call her fat when all that she is doing is carrying a beautiful baby in her belly. One source says that Kim Kardashian is still working hard with a trainer. She is now seven months pregnant with Kayne West's baby and still looks great. She is doing all that she needs to do so that she can take care of the baby and look great while doing it. Kim has a lot more confidence with her baby bump now and isn't afraid to flaunt it in a bikini. What do you think of Kim Kardashian's bikini bump? Sound off in the comments.

Kardashian bikini bump

Kardashian bikini bump at seven months pregnant, Kim Kardashian is proudly strutting her stuff in a bikini During a trip to Greece last month, Kardashian showed off her growing baby bump in an eggplant-colored string bikini, according to Us Weekly. The trip was part of a family vacation being taped for her reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The photo comes after weeks of the 32-year-old reality star being criticized for her baby body. "There are maybe two or three covers just this week that say I am 200 pounds," she told Extra in March. "I'm like, 'You are 60 pounds off here.'... It wouldn't even bother me if I gained all the weight. And I have the biggest sweet tooth and I love junk food. Being pregnant, I don't like any of it." Last month, feminist Gloria Steinem defended Kardashian saying, "If our bodies are treated as ornaments instead of instruments ... it's an effort to distract us. So don't be distracted. Why both

High school 'hotness tournament'

May does not only mean the end of a school year for students at a Washington high school. It also means May Madness, a competition that pits female students against each other in a bracket to determine who is the "hottest." The so-called "hotness tournament" has become a tradition at Issaquah High School in Issaquah, Wash., according to Seattle's KING-TV. Over the past five years, boys have been encouraged to vote online for who they think are the best-looking girls in their class. Girls are encouraged to "look their finest" during the voting period. The creators of May Madness -- which is allegedly set up similarly to college basketball's March Madness -- are anonymous, according to The Seattle Times. Last year, the contest's Facebook page had a direct link to voting, but this year it does not. School administrators have been unable to determine who is behind it. via www.huffingtonpost.com

Natalie Maines divorce: Divorce From Country Spawns Solo Album

Natalie Maines divorce is one of the Dixie Chicks has struck out on her own and released a solo album. Natalie Maines this week released Mother, a rock album that breaks from the Dixie Chicks’ country music past. Maines told CBS in an interview this week that the album has a “harder-edge rock feel” than what the Dixie Chicks were playing. Maines told CBS that it would be hard for her to return to country music after fans lashed out in 2003 when she spoke out against the U.S. invasion of Iraq. “It’s definitely difficult for me to go back to country music,” said Maines. “So, yes, I’m sure that 10 years ago did have an effect on where I’m at right now and the fact that I’m doing this solo album.” The Dixie Chicks have not released an album since 2006′s Taking the Long Way. Maines stated that she has not seen her former bandmates in around one year. Maines also appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday to promote the Album. She and Ben Harper performed her first single from the alb

Natalie Maines divorce: Dixie Chicks singer Refuse the break-up circulating story

Natalie Maines divorce from the Dixie Chicks has been exaggerated. According to an interview the singer did with The Hollywood Reporter on May 8, she is not finished with the band that made her famous, despite her new solo album about to hit. "I am open to playing live shows," Maines said. "I remember Glenn Frey told me once that he wished the Eagles had never officially broken up. He looks back at that as kind of a silly thing to do… I don’t see any purpose in that. To me, we’re the Dixie Chicks. We’ll always be the Dixie Chicks." As for the old Natalie Maines divorce rumors from her actor husband Adrian Pasdar, those were false as well. She mentioned Pasdar in the interview, talking about his job as an actor taking him all over the world, and how they are working hard on raising their kids. That is where the influence came for her new album "Mother." She said that the title, named after a song on the album, was about how she loves the sacrifices s

Natalie Maines divorce

Natalie Maines divorce for seven years, Natalie Maines has gone almost completely off the radar with her husband, actor Adrian Pasdar, and their two sons, Slade, 12, and Beckett, 8. "It was a lot of self-realization going on. And therapy. And exercise. Then just all the regular gardening and house chores," says the Dixie Chick-turned-solo artist.This week, she completes her transition from country music expat to acoustic rocker with the release of Mother , out Tuesday. "To me, my roots are rock," she says. The new album "wasn't trying to be anything. It was just being probably the most honest of me, musically." Source: www.Usatoday.com