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Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 9:09 AM
MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Seven brides for one dying father.
An Ohio man was granted his final wish shortly before he died from brain cancer, as he got to give away his seven daughters in a bridal ceremony.
William L. “Willie” Shelton died on Oct. 16 at the age of 44. Only one of his daughters is married, but all seven of them decided to create a ceremony so the former U.S. Army sergeant could experience the thrill of seeing all of them in wedding dresses, WJW reported.
“The one constant was always, ‘I want to see my girls grow up, and I want to walk them down the aisle,’” Shelton’s wife, Cheryl Shelton, told WJW.
Willie Shelton’s hospice center, along with a photographer and hair stylist, helped put the daughters’ plan into action within a few days.
"We had this idea we put together in three days,” Cheryl Shelton told WJW. “We got all the wedding gowns for the girls and hospice helped us out a great deal with some of the planning.”
The father was told that he would be giving away his daughter, Emily Flinn, who was renewing her vows with her husband, Tyler Flinn.
“We got married at a courthouse, so there wasn't the formality to it where he could actually give me away,” Emily Flinn said.
“He had no clue that this was going on and everybody got dressed, so I said, ‘She is going to have all the girls be the bridesmaids and everything for her.’ Little did he know that they were all going to be brides,” Cheryl Shelton told WJW.
Three days later, with Willie Shelton wearing his dress uniform in a backyard ceremony, each of his daughters came out of the house, one at a time, all in wedding gowns.
“He looked a little confused, and then it was just great to see everybody,” Flinn told WJW.
“This was very touching for him, and it was a dream that we could fulfill to the best or the closest we could possibly do,” Cheryl Shelton said.
Willie Shelton was helped out of his wheelchair and stood with his daughters during the ceremony, WJW reported.
“I always assumed that my dad would be there to walk me down the aisle, and when the possibility was there that he wasn't going to be able to -- this was everything,” Lindsey Shelton told WJW
Less than two weeks after the ceremony, Willie Shelton passed away -- but his daughters will carry his memory with them.
All seven daughters will receive a locket in which they will have a photo of their father with them in a wedding dress.
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 12:10 PM
— Five Democratic members of Congress have said they will not attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address set for the end of the month, boycotting the speech, they say, because of an alleged racial slur over immigration by the president.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), announced Monday she will not attend the speech. Four other Democrats had previously said they will not be attending. When Trump gives the speech in front of a joint session of Congress on Jan. 30 he will see the female Democrats attending the speech, led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D-Calif.), dressed in black to show solidarity with the “Me Too” movement which gives voice to those who have been sexually harassed or assaulted.
While this will be Trump’s first State of the Union address, it is not the first time he has addressed a joint session of Congress. Trump spoke before Congress last February.
Check back here on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. for live updates from the speech and reaction afterward.
Here’s how to watch the speech.
When is the speech: Tuesday, Jan. 30
What time: 9 p.m. ET
What channel: The speech will be carried live on all the major cable and news networks.
Livestream: on YouTube from the White House YouTube channel
Where is it taking place: President Trump will deliver the speech from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Why he does it: Article II, Section 3, Clause 1 of the Constitution says, the president “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” The speech was first called the Annual Message, then in the 1940s, the address became known as the “state of the union.” Since 1947, the speech has been known as the “State of the Union Address.”
Firsts for State of the Union speeches
First radio broadcast of the address: President Calvin Coolidge, 1923.
First television broadcast of address: President Harry Truman, 1947.
First televised evening delivery of address: President Lyndon Johnson, 1965.
First live webcast on Internet: President George W. Bush, 2002.
First high definition television broadcast of the address came with President George W. Bush’s State of the Union message in 2004.
Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), said she will give her guest ticket to the speech to a person involved in the “Me Too” movement.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other female Democrats have said they plan to wear black to the speech in solidarity with the “Me Too” movement.
Who is not coming:
More than 60 members of Congress boycotted Trump’s inauguration. So far, five Democrats have said that they will not attend the State of the Union address. They are:
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 11:57 AM
WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to testify before a grand jury as part of the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its possible ties to the Trump campaign, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
SCOOP: Mueller has subpoenaed Steve Bannon to testify before a grand jury as part of the ongoing Russia investigation. First person in Trump's inner circle known to have received a grand jury subpoena. https://t.co/dbKWuDjdMp— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) January 16, 2018
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 9:08 AM
DUNCAN, Okla. — An Oklahoma family is mourning the loss of their 3-year-old daughter who was the victim of a dog attack.
Rylee Marie Dodge was mauled by her family’s dog, an animal they said they had owned for only five days, KSWO reported.
Rylee’s father Jason was visiting his brother, when he got a call about the attack from his mother who was watching Rylee.
When he got home, he said his mother was trying to rescue the little girl from the pit bull named Remington, KSWO reported. His mother was also injured by the dog. Eventually he was successful in getting his daughter away from the animal, and was putting Rylee in his truck when paramedics arrived, KSWO reported.
Doctors tried to save Rylee, but she died at an area hospital.
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 11:53 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Danica Patrick is dating Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The NASCAR driver confirmed the two were an item to The Associated Press Monday.
“Yes, Aaron and I are dating,” she said.
“Entertainment Tonight” reported that rumors were swirling at the start of the new year that Patrick, 35, was dating Rodgers, 34, after being seen having dinner with him on two occasions.
Paparazzi cameras caught up with Patrick Jan. 4. Although she was chatty, she quickly clammed up when asked if she was dating Rodgers.
She put those rumors to rest with her statement, which was also confirmed by her representative.
According to the race car driver, she first met Rodgers at the 2012 ESPYS.
“I told him a long time ago I’d always root for him as a player,” Patrick, a Chicago Bears fan, told The AP.
“Now I am probably going to cheer for the whole team,” she said. “Take out the word ‘probably.’ Now I’m going to cheer for the whole team.”