Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009 Good News Stories (Margaret)

Nun helps Bolivia's street kids build future from past of addiction

"Daniel Escalante remembers the exact day he came in from the cold: March 16, 2000.

He was living in and around the cemetery in La Paz, more than two miles high in the Andes Mountains, where temperatures plunge as soon as the sun goes down. By day, Escalante and his teenage friends would do odd jobs or shine shoes to earn a few cents to buy a watered-down bottle of alcohol to drink or glue to sniff."

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Kathy Ireland: From Super Model to Role Model

"When most people hear her name, they think Sports Illustrated and super model.

For those who have followed Kathy Ireland’s life more closely, however, the type of model she is shooting to be today and for the past decade is a role model for working moms and aspiring businesswomen."

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New Building Design Withstands Earthquake Simulation

"Researchers at the University of Michigan simulated an off-the-charts earthquake in a laboratory to test their new technique for bracing high-rise concrete buildings. Their technique passed the test, withstanding more movement than an earthquake would typically demand."

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