But on days like today, this was all I seemed to find:
Train Collision near Los Angeles Kills 10
A suicidal man will face murder charges after parking his vehicle on the tracks, causing a commuter train collision.
Deadliest Day for U.S. In Iraq War
Thirty marines and a navy corpsman were killed in a helicopter crash near Jordan...
Kidnappers Demand $3 Million for MLB Player's Mom
Kidnappers holding the mother of Detroit Tigers pitcher Ugueth Urbina have demanded a $3 million ransom, but have not contacted the family in several weeks, Venezuelan police said Tuesday.
Researcher Threatened by Superiors at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Medical journal publishes study of coronary disease related to Vioxx after withholding the report because the researcher said he was threatened by superiors at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
And the bad news parade just went on...
Radio Station pulls show over Tsunami slur
Education Chief condemns PBS Show
McDonald's Obesity Suit Revived
...until I felt saddened and absolutely smothered.
Now I'm not asking for a bunch of cute stories about pets that found their way home or kids that say the darndest things. Superficial good news sets off a suspicious and sarcastic mind just as quickly as bad news overwhelms and paralyzes. But Lordy, can't there be some balance here? Somewhere, somebody must have done something good, or thought-provoking, or inspirational or humorous. I'd even settle for boring and normal.
If the major news sources can't (or won't) print something that doesn't make me want to curl up into a fetal position and sob, I figure I have two choices:
I can look for the nearest exit OFF the Information SuperHighway
I can ask Google.
It's all in how you spin it. Try this: "Richard Hatch DIDN'T get locked up in jail" or "Cat Woman got nominated for an award" or how about the 29 year old man that was declared dead and then took a breath while being examined in the morgue? That's gotta be good news, right?
HEY! Good News! Dick Clark was released from the hospital!
I'm with you, Tuna!
And it just seems to keep going.. From today:
Tuna, you need to spend more time in Chat where you will be comforted by the more banal side of the internet. Or maybe a session spinning.
Here's a story that brought me to tears, GT. A father in Sri Lanka found his 5 year old daughter nearly a month after the tsunami. He had been away from home driving a truck when the wave hit, killing his wife and other children. His brother survived and they found each other, but they couldn't find the little girl. When he finally found her, her first words to him were "Daddy, where WERE you?". The photo of them together was the most wonderful thing I've seen in years. Hope this helps.
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