Friday, August 29, 2008

What the hell is going on???

Hide-and-seek turns up abandoned baby in bushes

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - A 6-year-old girl playing hide-and-seek with her grandmother found a newborn baby girl abandoned in a vacant lot next to her home. Lilliana Williams-Rodriguez told her grandmother Thursday evening that she had found a doll in the bushes.
But Thelma Williams, 55, who has six children, knew right away the baby lying motionless in the weeds near a basketball hoop was no doll. She called 911 and wrapped the baby in clothing until firefighters arrived.
Police estimated the child was born an hour or two before she was discovered. The baby girl was taken to the hospital with a fever but was expected to recover.
The infant, partially wrapped in a black shirt, still had her umbilical cord attached, said police Sgt. Tom Connellan. Police weren't sure if she was born at the scene or brought there and abandoned. They were searching for the infant's mother.
The state's Abandoned Infant Protection law allows parents unable to care for their newborns to leave them, no questions asked, with a responsible person at a hospital, police station or fire station.
"Leaving the baby in the bushes like that — if the baby hadn't been found, it probably wouldn't have survived for long," Connellan said.
Williams said it was lucky her granddaughter asked her to play that evening. "It was a game of hide-and-go-seek that turned into a day of reckoning," she told The Post-Standard of Syracuse.


MSC said...

Lisa, it's easy to be cynical and say that all politicians are the same, but this year there are vast differences between the candidates and the direction they want to take this country. It's also easy to think that one vote doesn't matter, but in the 2000 eletcion Bush won Florida by 534 votes giving him the state's 5 electoral votes which were all he needed to become President. Also, I think it's ok to vote against someone if their beliefs are antithetical to your own. Ok - I'll get off my soapbox now!

lisa_mynx said...

um... I think you commented on the wrong one...
But if I were to vote against someone because their beliefs differed from mine, then I'd be left with no one to vote for-- this two party system sucks...

MSC said...

Yes, I did comment on the wrong one -sorry about that! That doll image is really creepy and disturbing by the way, but it is perfect for the subject of the article.

lisa said...

yeah, i found that pic by doing a search on "abandoned babies"-- dude, e-mail me