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The skinny: Church wedding axed so dad can walk down aisle

'My hero'

Church wedding axed so dad can walk down aisle

A Michigan woman who had been planning a traditional church wedding changed the venue to an Ohio nursing home so her father with Alzheimer's disease could walk her down the aisle. Miriam and Mark Davis of Canton, Mich., married Saturday at the Foundation Park Alzheimer's Care Center in Toledo. A beaming Bernard Reeves, 64, gave his daughter away as many of the 30-some wedding guests struggled to hold back tears. Reeves has advanced-stage Alzheimer's disease. "My dad has been my hero my entire life and I know that if he was well, he would be at my wedding front and center," Miriam Davis, 31, told the Blade before the ceremony. "And I thought, 'Why not move it there and it would be more of a special event?' "

Bad move

Longer sentence wasn't his plan

Alan Leroy McVay hoped to delay the three-year burglary sentence he was facing last year in Oregon. His idea was to destroy the records of his case by detonating a 7-gallon propane tank hurled through the window of the prosecutor's office. His plot fizzled. The device broke a window, but it didn't get into the office and didn't explode. Prosecutors said the case could have been reconstructed from digital files anyway. On Monday in federal court at Medford, Ore., McVay was sentenced to five times the burglary sentence: 15 years. He agreed in May to a plea deal on a charge of malicious destruction of property by explosion. At sentencing, he said he was sorry, the Medford Mail Tribune reported.

Uncle Sam letter

Living dead man's daughters get bill

The federal government wants to recoup benefits paid to the daughters of a man who was declared legally dead and then turned up alive years later. Donald Miller Jr. disappeared in the 1980s, and a death ruling in 1994 allowed his family to get Social Security benefits. When the 62-year-old Miller resurfaced last August, saying he had lived in other states and returned to Ohio, the government took notice. The Social Security Administration wants his two daughters to return $47,000 to cover benefits they received as teenagers, plus interest, his ex-wife, Robin Miller, told the Courier in Findlay, Ohio. She said the family was stunned.

Compiled from wire services

The skinny: Church wedding axed so dad can walk down aisle 08/18/14 [Last modified: Monday, August 18, 2014 9:28pm]
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