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Old 10-20-2007, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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This isn't humorous, but it does have a nice ending.

You've probably heard of the young man from Morgantown who got separated from his parents while hiking in Dolly Sods last Sunday. Autistic, non-verbal, with the mental capacity of a 3-4 year old, many feared for the worst.

But over 300 volunteers from as far away as Huntington went looking for him, in addition to the State Police, Forest Rangers, etc. They searched for four days. If you've never been to Dolly Sods, you could walk within ten feet of a bear and never see it. But they kept searching. Fellow students at his high school in Morgantown collected over $1500 to be used for supplies.

He is finally rescued Thursday afternoon. Although hungry and thirsty, it appears he is none the worse for the experience. After a night in the hospital in Elkiins, he has returned home.

When asked about the rescue efforts, one of the crew leaders said (paraphrasing) "It's what we do in West Virginia."
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:57 PM
 
Location: somewhere on the map
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what a warm fuzzy feeling.......i am so glad he was found..that so could have easily been my son.......what a wonderful ending......Thank god for whom all was involved..
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:15 AM
 
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That was miracle finding that boy after all that time...

Question: Does this global warning mean we will have NO ladybugs this year?
If so...I'm for it...
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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I'd say it means the exact opposite... EXPECT MORE! I hate those things
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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What's with all the stink bugs? I've never seen so many.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:05 PM
 
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This is a wonderful story but I am just not understanding how this boy is in any kind of high school, with a 3-4 year old mental capacity.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:55 PM
 
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This 7 or 8 year old kid in WV told me he wanted to be a crop circle when he grows up and that a stray dog was his cousin.There was also a lawnmower from the late 70's that had been left in one spot for so long that half of it was in the ground with weeds growing over it and that was his best friend. We use to feed scraps to stray cats out of a huge glass bowl and it disappeared, I thought it was a possum or a dog that took it but it was replaced in the same spot after 6 months which lead me to believe that it was the crazy hillbilly neighbors who use their bathtub as a "storage bucket" since they don't use it for bathing (seriously). I knew this guy up there whos' first and last name were the same although spelled differently. West Virginia is a beautiful state though.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:47 AM
 
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Glad that guy is okay - now getting back to the original meaning of this thread "Only In WV" the Register-Herald reported recently that a grandfather was pulled over (along Vance Drive?) because he was hauling his four grandchildren to King Tut's Drive In for a snack while PULLING THEM IN A BOAT WHILE HE DROVE A LAWN TRACTOR.
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:48 AM
 
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I'll bet that cop cited them for not having seatbelts..the law is strange sometimes...Do we have airbags in boats yet?
And whats the matter with being a 'Crop Circle...Big Wheel...get it?
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Citybilly,

It's called mainstreaming. Students with special needs are (and have been for a while) integrated into the regular school system. Usually, they'll take some classes taught by a Special Ed teacher, and other classes with the rest of the student body.

Snorpus
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