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The skinny: Babies born in unexpected places, Subway shop and subway stop


TWo Babies who could not wait

Two women had their babies in unexpected places last week: a Subway shop and a subway stop. After a woman burst through the door screaming that she was in labor, workers at the Minden, Nev., shop put down sandwich wrappers and trash bags Friday. They delivered a boy with help from paramedics who arrived just in time. Across the continent, Shavonnte Taylor, 23, was on a Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority platform on her way to an obstetrician's office Thursday when she had her baby boy at the aptly named L'Enfant Plaza.


Swamped after prince's photo-op

The new prince's new clothes have barely been glimpsed, but have led to a run on his cotton swaddle with tiny birds on it. When photos of newborn British Prince George hit the Internet, New York-based aden + anais was buried in 7,000 orders in nine days.


Contest celebrates 1813 battle hero

Oliver Hazard Perry may be best known as a victorious naval hero of the War of 1812, but the 200th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Lake Erie will not neglect his impressive facial hair. The winner of a sideburns contest honoring the Navy commodore will be named this week, the Erie-Times News reports.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: Babies born in unexpected places, Subway shop and subway stop 08/05/13 [Last modified: Monday, August 5, 2013 7:52pm]
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