Bailey’s News Bytes

Bailey Rankin, ‘Doah Staff Writer
January 29, 2014

On Sunday, children that were standing next to Pope Francis at the Vatican released two white doves. While tens of thousands of people watched the Pope’s speech, angry seagulls and crows swept down on the beautiful doves and began to fight. One of the doves lost a few feathers as it fought off  the gull. NBC News reports, “God only knows what happened to the doves after they flew off.” The crow continually pecked at the other dove as it tried to fly to safety.

At the age of three, Derrick Coleman a Seattle Seahawks fullback, was diagnosed as deaf. He claims to be “nobody special” but, to millions of children like him, he’s an inspiration. He is the first deaf offensive player in the NFL NBC News states. He’s relied on lip reading since he was little to excel in school. He was teased when he was younger for wearing hearing aids, but persevered and is now where he is today because of that.

In Australia, a two-year-old is pulling off skateboarding tricks that are “unimaginable” for his age. GrindTV covers a story about a young little boy who has a remarkable talent for skateboarding. The boy isn’t even out of diapers yet and he started just when he was six months old. It’s being rumored that he will be the next upcoming Tony Hawk.

Eric Lawson, the ex-Marlboro man, has died on Jan 10 at his home due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. He was 72. He appeared in Marlboro ads in the late 1970s and anti-smoking commercials throughout his careers. Fox News says he was a smoker since the young age of 14 and he never stopped smoking.


A Caribbean cruise ended abruptly after an illness infected the cruise liner and affected more than 300 people. Yahoo News reports the ship is docked in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands to have health officials come aboard and investigate this scandal. Many passengers felt gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. They thought it was merely seasickness until the captain announced it was a nerovirus.

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