Dad sells rare Comic to help fund daughter's wedding

Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 3:43 PM
Published: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 9:05 AM
By: Carissa Loethen

Comic book collectors will be inspired by this story.

Father Richard Schaen of Cleveland Heights, Ohio was able to make enough money selling his Spider-Man comic book to help pay for his daughter’s wedding! (Via The Plain Dealer)

Schaen was getting a little worried about the cost of his eldest daughter’s upcoming nuptials when he remembered a box he had stored full of his old comic book collection.

When he took a look through it, he saw some real gems. (Via WTVG)

“Among them? The “Amazing Spider-Man” – volume No. 1 – which he bought for – get this  – about 12-cents when it was published back in 1963.” (Via XETV)

Well, the 69-year-old put that 12-cent purchase he made when he was 19, up for auction on the website and got $7,900 for it! (Via WKYC)

Talk about a return on your investment, but KMSP says if it were in perfect condition, he could have made up to 4 times more.

“It was rated 6.5 on a scale of 10. Pretty good rating, but a mint condition comic would have sold for much, much more.” 

Well, nonetheless, the dad made just enough to pay for a big chunk of the catering costs at his daughter’s wedding.

“Now that he paid off the wedding, he says he will auction off other comic books to pay for a new roof on their house.” (Via WTXF
People magazine says, the dad’s next big sell was a copy of “Daredevil” No. 1, which he sold for $1,600, and he’s putting his first issues of “The Hulk” up next.

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Check out the most popular baby names of 2016

Updated: Monday, December 05, 2016 @ 11:23 AM
Published: Monday, December 05, 2016 @ 4:28 AM
By: Alex Thomas

            Check out the most popular baby names of 2016
Baby (Jose Luis Pelaez / DigitalVision)

As 2016 nears a close, much in the world seems to have changed; however, baby names have mostly stayed the same. BabyCenter announced its most popular names of 2016, and it bears a lot of resemblance to the lists from years past. As in 2015, Sophia was the most popular name for girls, while Jackson was the most popular name for boys.

Here are the top 10 lists:

1. Sophia
2. Emma
3. Olivia
4. Ava
5. Mia
6. Isabella
7. Riley
8. Aria
9. Zoe
10. Charlotte

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1. Jackson
2. Aiden
3. Lucas
4. Liam
5. Noah
6. Ethan
7. Mason
8. Caden
9. Oliver
10. Elijah

>> For the complete lists, visit BabyCenter

According to the site, which includes lists dating back to 1880, Peyton and Mateo are trending, while Melanie, Luna, Zane and Kai all made their first appearance on the top 100 list. For the first time, Riley has broken into the top 10 at No. 7. Meanwhile, Lily, Emily, Jacob and Logan are all out of the top 10.

Politically, there weren’t any real heavy hitters: Donald came in at No. 672, which is up from No. 749 in 2015. Hillary was at No. 2,864, up from No. 3,876 in 2015 (a 64 percent increase). And in case you were wondering, the most popular names in 1880 were Mary and John.

Man found dead in car with stack of parking tickets on windshield

Updated: Monday, December 05, 2016 @ 11:23 AM
Published: Sunday, December 04, 2016 @ 12:35 PM
By: Brianna Chambers - Cox Media Group National Content Desk

            Man found dead in car with stack of parking tickets on windshield
Man Found Dead in Car with Parking Tickets Stacked on Windshield

A Florida man was found dead Nov. 15 inside his SUV, which was parked just blocks away from the blocks Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Five parking tickets piled up on the vehicle's windshield over the course of four days before the man was found inside.

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Passerby Carolyn White was the first person to notice Jacob Morpeau, 62, sitting in the car.

"I can understand why the meter person probably didn't see him from the driver's side," White, who had parked nearby, told the Sun Sentinel.

Morpeau was found sitting in the driver's seat of a Isuzu Axiom SUV with his upper body facing down over the SUV's center console, the Sentinel reported.

"He was underneath the steering wheel, his head was in the middle of the seat, between the two seats," White said. "But you could see him on the passenger's side. That's how I seen him, from the sidewalk."

White said Morpeau was holding a credit card.

According to the Broward County Medical Examiner's office, Morpeau, who had suffered from hypertensive cardiovascular disease, died of natural causes.

Parking tickets on Morpeau's vehicle showed time stamps of 7:39 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, and 7:03 a.m. on Nov. 14. Two tickets were timed 6:39 a.m. and 6:42 a.m. on Nov. 15 for two separate meters; Morpeau's car extended into two parking spaces.

The city dismissed the $160 in parking fees "due to extenuating circumstances," an assistant clerk told the Sentinel.

It's unclear how long Morpeau was in the car before he was found Nov. 15.

"I was being nosy. I never let the meter man catch me. I never got a parking ticket, and I wanted to know why somebody else got caught. And that's what made me look inside," White said. "I wish I could have been there earlier."

Kevin McGoey, the man that made the 911 call after White discovered Morpeau, said tinted windows on Morpeau's vehicle might have been why parking attendants didn't see the man inside the SUV.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.


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Child, 3, run over by float at Christmas parade

Updated: Monday, December 05, 2016 @ 11:23 AM
Published: Saturday, December 03, 2016 @ 11:18 PM
By: Jared Leone - Cox Media Group National Content Desk

            Child, 3, run over by float at Christmas parade
(Getty) (Thinkstock Images)

A 3-year-old boy was in critical condition Saturday night after being seriously injured after falling from and being hit by a Christmas parade float.

The boy somehow fell from the float while it was in motion and was hit by the tires on the trailer, Valdosta police Lt. Adam Bembry told WALB.

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Emergency crews were on scene almost immediately and the boy was taken to Shands Hospital in Florida, according to the Valdosta Daily Times.

“We’re praying for the child and hoping for the best,” Valdosta police Chief Brian Childress told the Times.

 Authorities are investigating the incident.

Doctor resigns after Facebook comments about Michelle Obama cause outrage

Updated: Monday, December 05, 2016 @ 11:23 AM
Published: Sunday, December 04, 2016 @ 6:24 AM
By: Carlin Becker

            Doctor resigns after Facebook comments about Michelle Obama cause outrage
Will Michelle Obama run for President?

A Colorado doctor has resigned from her position after calling first lady Michelle Obama “monkey face” in a Facebook post.

>> Trump-supporting bank VP out of a job after Facebook post about Obamas

According to KMGH, Michelle Herren, a pediatric anesthesiologist at Denver Health Medical Center, posted an unflattering photo of Obama in response to a post that described her as eloquent.

“Doesn’t seem to be speaking too eloquently here, thank god we can’t hear her!” Herren wrote along with the picture. “Monkey face and poor ebonic English!!! There! I feel better and am still not racist!!! Just calling it like it is!”

>> Mayor resigns after replying to Facebook post calling Michelle Obama 'ape in heels'

After coming under fire for the comment, Herren argued that her comments were not racist because they were taken out of context.

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Denver Health Medical Center clearly disagreed, issuing a statement that read, “We are offended by the comments made by this individual, who was acting independently in her private capacity. Her views are contrary to the mission and values of Denver Health, and to our staff and patients. Denver Health proudly serves people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and social backgrounds – and our staff and patient population truly reflect our diverse community and nation.”

Denver Health is deeply disappointed by the remarks posted on social media by Dr. Michelle Herren against the First Lady...
Posted by Denver Health on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Herren, who worked at the hospital for 10 years, has since deleted her Facebook account.