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American Scene: Witness claims naked attacker was chewing man’s face
Special tactics officers from the Dallas Police Department were working with SMU campus police to manage the scene and try to talk the man down from the crane. No injuries had been reported.
Tech entrepreneur who lived in office gets cash for house
PALO ALTO — A Silicon Valley entrepreneur who secretly lived at the office of AOL Inc. to save money now has his own place.
The San Jose Mercury News reports that 20-year-old Eric Simons recently received $50,000 in new funding and is renting a house in Palo Alto.
When he was no longer able to pay rent, he made the office his home. He kept clothes at the AOL gym, slept on couches and grabbed snacks that were set out for everyone in the morning.
He was caught after about two months in December by a manager in the building. But his story - first reported by technology website CNET last week - has generated a buzz that has attracted other investors.
Young woman battling flesh-eating bacteria speaks
AUGUSTA — The father of a young Georgia woman battling a flesh-eating disease says his daughter has spoken for the first time since she was taken to an Augusta hospital weeks ago for treatment.
Writing on his Facebook page, Andy Copeland declared Sunday “Aimee Day,” saying: “Our baby can talk.”
No further details were available, but by Monday morning more than 100 well-wishers had posted encouraging comments.
Twenty-four-year-old Aimee Copeland developed necrotizing fasciitis after cutting her leg in a May 1 fall from a homemade zip line over a west Georgia river. Her left leg, other foot and both hands have been amputated.
She began breathing on her own last week and was able to sit up in a chair on Thursday.
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