Dad sells rare Comic to help fund daughter's wedding

Published: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 9:05 AM
Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 9:05 AM

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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Officers rescue woman in wheelchair from floodwaters

Published: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 9:12 PM

Police car lights. (Photo: Scott Davidson/flickr/Creative Commons)

Three Atlanta police officers rescued a wheelchair-bound woman from rising water on Tuesday.

"I wouldn't call us heroes. We were just doing our duty,” officer Travis Gray told Channel 2 Action News.

Body-camera video showed the high water the officers had to wade through to get to the Buckhead home.

It was around 4-feet deep and rising from a nearby raging creek after heavy downpours moved through the area.

Neighbors told the three officers that a woman in a wheelchair needed help.

"That's what we get called to do and we respond and do it,” Gray said.

Before the officers could get to the woman, they had to shut off the power.

Once inside, they realized the challenge facing them.

"She was just trapped by the water,” officer Abraham Arias said. “Time was against us.”

"I can't really say (it was) stressful, because we're mainly just thinking about her, trying to get her out,” officer Elton Alexander said.

They quickly wrapped the woman in life vests but they knew they couldn't carry her out easily because the water was too deep.

"Lifting her up was not an option,” Arias said.

Thinking fast, the officers called in a floatation device from the Sandy Springs Fire Department.

As they moved her from the wheelchair and carried her to safety, she got her first look at what was happening outside.

"She was surprised that there was so much water around her home,” Arias said.

Once on dry land, the officers say they realized this could have ended much worse.

"At the end of the day, she's our main concern,” Alexander said.

Unmanned boat crashes full-speed onto Florida beach

Published: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 5:40 PM
Updated: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 8:10 PM

An unmanned boat crashed full-speed onto Daytona Beach Saturday. (Photo: WFTV)

A man is under arrest for allegedly stealing a 32-foot boat that later crashed ashore onto Daytona Beach with no one on board Saturday morning, Volusia County Beach Safety officials said. 

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Officials have not identified the man, but said he stole the boat from a marina in Daytona Beach and is the only suspect.

Coast Guard officials began searching after the boat when it ran ashore near the Silver Beach entrance of Daytona Beach around 10:30 a.m., beach safety officials said.

The boat was traveling full speed when it came ashore, investigators said. Beach safety officers had to board the boat and turn off the engine. 

"It's very bizarre," said Deanie Davis, a beachgoer. "I've walked this beach too many times and I've never seen a boat float up." 

No one was injured when the boat ran aground, beach safety officials said.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Daytona Beach Fire Department and beach safety officials are investigating the boat crash.

"There's not a whole lot of talk about what's going on so our curiosity is definitely there," said Bruns Powers, beachgoer. 

Report: Supreme Court Justice Kennedy ‘contemplating’ retirement

Published: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 7:54 PM

President Donald Trump, left, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, center, and Justice Neil Gorsuch participate in a public swearing-in ceremony for Gorsuch in the Rose Garden of the White House White House in Washington, Monday, April 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Multiple reports from CNN and the Associated Press say Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is considering retirement.

Latest: Big cases, retirement talk make news at end of SCOTUS session

Kennedy, who has sat on the court for 30 years and will soon turn 81, has been mulling retirement according to some of his former clerks. His clerks gathered this weekend for a reunion with the Kennedy, a year ahead of schedule, spurring rumors Kennedy may step down as soon as Monday when the Court’s current session ends.

The Sacremento, Calif., native has been the Court’s most moderate voice for years and is often the deciding vote.

Kennedy’s most famous decision was Obergefell v. Hodges, which swung the Court vote in legalizing gay marriage. Kennedy’s decision was praised by gay marriage advocates for its sweeping opinion and eloquence, while others criticized the decisions for the many loopholes it left open, including how gay marriage fits within the legal realm with religious institutions. 

Decisions expected by the court this week, one involving a Missouri church and it being denied state funds to build safe soft sources for a playground and possibly a decision on 


Texas mother left children in hot car to teach them 'lesson,' police say

Published: Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 7:53 PM

Cynthia Maria Randolph. (Photo: Parker County Sheriff's Office)

A woman from Parker County, Texas, who previously claimed the deaths of her two young children in a hot car in May as an accident, admitted that she left them in the vehicle to teach them “a lesson,” police said.

Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, told “several variations of the events” during police interviews, and later said she broke the car window to make it look like an accident according to WFAA.

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What really happened on May 26, police said, is that Randolph’s 2-year-old daughter refused to get out of the car. The mother responded by shutting the door to teach her “a lesson,” assuming “she could get herself and her brother out of the car when ready.”

Randolph proceeded to go inside the house where she smoked marijuana then fell asleep for two or three hours.

Randolph initially told authorities she was folding laundry and watching TV and realized within an hour that her kids were “gone.” She said they took off. She found them in the car, where they had locked themselves inside. She broke the car window in an attempt to save them, according to CBS Dallas-Fort Worth.

Randolph is being held without bail.