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Protesters get to sit in on wedding photos


Protesters get to sit in on wedding photos

Nathan Lee and Carolyn Hyatt decided that they wanted to take wedding photos in Cincinnati's Piatt Park on Saturday. It's a beautiful setting that makes for nice pictures, and wedding photos aren't unusual there. But it is also the spot where Occupy Cincinnati protesters are camping out, which might make it less beautiful to some brides. But not Hyatt. She's sympathetic to the cause. "I've got a bunch of friends that have been down here all week," she told WLWT-TV. "But I've been so busy with — you know — having a wedding coming up." So they decided to have their photos taken with the protesters, so they could be a part of it. "I think it's great."

Occupy Calgary has a lot of needs

Occupying Calgary's Olympic Plaza has caused protesters to run short on supplies, reports the Calgary Sun. So, rather than break ranks to restock, participants are taking to Facebook to ask for moral supporters to bring them things they need. Like medical supplies, toiletries, hand sanitizer, hand warmers and clean clothes. Oh, and condoms. So apparently everyone isn't protesting all the time. And you're never going to look at those urban campgrounds the same way again.

Fast reactions

To save grandson, they dropped him

Herbert and Judith Lamb were sleeping in their third-floor apartment in Boston when there was an explosion in the building. They were trapped, and they were most concerned about their 6-year-old grandson. Cut off from escape, they were relieved when firefighters got to the scene. But not able to wait for them, the Lambs took the boy to the window, lined up over Lt. Glenn McGillivray, and dropped him, hoping for the best. And that's what they got. McGillivray hauled in the kid like he was dropped in by Tom Brady. "Thank you for saving me," he says he told McGillivray, according to WCVB-TV. "Thank God I caught him," McGillivray told the Boston Globe. "I've never had to do that before, and I hope I never have to do it again." The explosion was part of a failed suicide attempt in another apartment. Fifteen people were rescued, 10 were hospitalized.

Board vs. bulldogs goes to the board

A woman in Colton, Calif., was walking her dogs Sunday morning when they caught the attention of two large, unrestrained bulldogs. This did not go well. First the bulldogs went after the pets, then they attacked the 31-year-old woman. It wasn't until the woman's son, 11, came along that order was restored. On his own, he wouldn't have been much of a match for the dogs, either, but he had a skateboard. He used his board to hit the dogs, distracting them from their prey — his mom — and then drive them away. Mom was taken to the hospital, and the bulldogs were taken to quarantine at the shelter.

Compiled from Times wire services and other sources by staff writer Jim Webster, who can be reached at

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