Dying Woman Picks Road Trip Over Chemotherapy-BBC News
When 90-year-old Norma Bauerschmidt from Michigan was diagnosed with terminal cancer in July 2015 she decided to go on a road trip with her son Tim and his wife Ramie Liddle instead of take chemotherapy. They travelled more than 13,000 miles and visited 34 states including being part of a St. Patrick’s Parade in Hilton Head, South Carolina and fulfilling one of Mrs. Bauerschmidt’s lifetime goals to ride in a hot air balloon before her death last week. Mrs. Liddle started a Facebook page Driving Miss Norma to document their travels and the page attracted more than 440,000 followers. “In the last year we have seen the best of the best of the people in this country,” Mrs. Bauerschmidt said.
As Creepy Clown Rumors Sweep College Campuses, Cops Urge Calm-CBS News
Since August, people in South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Upstate New York have reported suspicious incidents concerning people dressed as clowns. The clown scare extended to major universities with clown sightings being shared on social media at Penn State University on Monday night. Police officials were unable to confirm if any Penn State University students saw a clown. “Our main message is don’t believe the hype and don’t be afraid of the clowns,” Deputy Commissioner John J. Miller of Counterterrorism and intelligence for the New York Police Department said.
Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti-CNN
Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Haiti Tuesday morning with 145 mph winds killing at least three people. The Category 4 hurricane could drench Haiti with up to 40 inches of rain as the country still recovers from a cholera outbreak after a 2010 earthquake that killed more than 10,000 people. Forecasters expect the hurricane to impact Cuba and the Bahamas before hitting Florida. “We’ve already seen deaths. People who were out at sea. There are people missing. They are people who didn’t respect the alerts. They’ve lost their lives,” Interim Haitian President Jocelerme Privert said at a news conference.