Octuplets' Mom Gets Food Stamps, Disability

Posted by Zach Ball on Thursday, February 12, 2009,
The mother of octuplets doesn't think the food stamps and disability payments she gets for three of her other six children
add up to welfare, her publicist said. Mike Furtney confirmed that Nadya Suleman gets $490 a month in food stamps. He
also said three of Suleman's previous children are disabled, but Suleman did not want to disclose the nature of the
disabilities, or the payments. Furtney said Suleman's view is that the money is simply "payments made for people with
legitimate needs....
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Man Dragged Under Van 17 Miles

Posted by Zach Ball on Thursday, February 12, 2009,
A pedestrian was struck twice by vehicles in Queens and dragged for 17 miles by the second vehicle before police found him dead in Brooklyn, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters Wednesday.

The badly mangled body was discovered under a van after several passing motorists motioned the driver to pull over, Kelly said. Police had not identified the victim Wednesday evening, he said.

The first driver called 911 to report he thought he had struck a pedestrian but did not see a...

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Killer Peanut Butter Outbreak

Posted by Zach Ball on Thursday, February 12, 2009,
Inspectors found mildew on a ceiling and other problems last year at a peanut butter producing plant in Georgia that has been linked to a salmonella outbreak, according to reports released Monday by the state Department of Agriculture.

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