They were husbands. They were fathers. They were both killed in South Carolina’s worst train wreck in more than a decade. And one of them had expressed concern about the tragedy before it happened. Michael Cella, 36, and Michael Kempf, 54, were killed early Sunday morning when an Amtrak train ran off the main track, smashing into a parked CSX freight train in Lexington County. The wreck was caused by a railroad switch locked in the wrong position, federal investigators said. Cella, the train’s conductor, and Kempf, the engineer, were both in the first car at the time of the collision. They were both passionate railroad men who were dedicated to their families, according to those close to them. Cella had a personality that attracted positivity, said Michael Callanan, a rail expert and Cella’s former coworker. “He had this smile. It didn’t matter what kind of day you were having, he could make you smile,” Callanan said. He and Cella were hired by … [Read more...] about Proud fathers, proud husbands: Amtrak crash victims lived for their families
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And you thought the commercials for the Super Bowl would get all the attention this week. Back in 2005, a “lovely woman” named Melania Trump starred in an Aflac commercial that probably would have remained in some dusty corner of our collective memory if her husband hadn’t brought it up on Wednesday. It’s the one where Trump swaps voices with the iconic Aflac duck. The First Lady ends up with duck feet at the end of the commercial, which was her acting debut. During a White House visit on Wednesday, an Aflac employee gave President Donald Trump a pair of socks decorated with Aflac ducks, CBS News reported. “Oh good. Your chairman (Dan Amos) I know very well, and he's done a fantastic job,” the president said. “They actually a long time ago hired my wife to do a big commercial.” “You know that right?” he continued. “An Aflac commercial and I think it was a successful commercial too.” Trump, a former model, was newly … [Read more...] about Remember when Melania Trump made an Aflac commercial? Her husband does
Charlene Ventanilla, 36, holds her newborn son Shane. Last month, Ventanilla was suffering from postpartum psychosis when she stabbed Shane and then turned the knife on herself last month, according to her husband. (Courtesy) From left, Vincent Ventanilla, Charlene Ventanilla, Ken Ventanilla and Shane Ventanilla lived in Long Beach together until Shane and Charlene’s deaths. Ken, 36, and Vincent, almost 2 years old, are now staying with relatives nearby. (Courtesy) Charlene and Ken Ventanilla were married aboard the Queen Mary. (Courtesy) Charlene and Ken Ventanilla pose together after the couple bought a pair of luchador masks in downtown Los Angeles. (Courtesy) Baby Shane Ventanilla quickly earned the nickname “Little George” for his resemblance to George Foreman, according to his father, Ken Ventanilla. (Courtesy) Show Caption of Expand By Jeremiah Dobruck | [email protected] | Press-Telegram PUBLISHED: October 16, 2016 at 12:19 am | … [Read more...] about Husband: Why my wife killed our baby and herself
Sir Rod Stewart has led the tributes to Paul Young's wife Stacey, who died after a two-year battle with brain cancer. The former model - who has been married to the music star since 1987 - passed away on Friday (26.01.18), aged 52, in the presence of her husband and their three children - daughters Levi and Layla, and son Grady, along with her son Jude. Rod tweeted: "My dear Paul Young, my heart goes out to you for your loss. Stacey was warm, wonderful and always got the joke. Much love - Rod." And Paul replied, revealing to his fans that Rod was responsible for getting them together. He tweeted: "Thanks Rod: still can't believe you recommended the brunette! And you were spot on x." Actress Patsy Palmer tweeted: "Hey Paul. I'm so sad and very sorry for your loss. I loved Stacey she was a beautiful angel inside and out . You are all in my prayers." Martin Kemp wrote: "Love going out to Paul Young and family tonight... So sad to hear Stacey lost her battle today! Our thoughts … [Read more...] about Rod Stewart leads tributes to Paul Young’s wife
Our times Rusty of “absolutely marvelous St. Paul” reports: “My wife and I live in St. Paul. She was on the phone this morning with her sister, who lives in a suburb of Minneapolis. My wife was inviting her sister and her husband to join us for dinner at a St. Paul restaurant tonight. “Her sister’s husband, in the background, yelled out to his wife: ‘Tell them I am NOT going to that s***hole St. Paul!’” Kathy S. of St. Paul reports: “During announcements after church Sunday, one speaker started out his announcement by saying that ‘Not everyone can come from Norway.’ “Laughter can be the best medicine.” Our theater of seasons Mounds View Swede writes: “The low sun and a clear day make for long shadows across the yard. They change a bit as the sun makes its way across the sky, adding and deleting things as it moves. “The back yard looked pretty similar to the front yard in places. “The deck … [Read more...] about Sunday Bulletin Board: What does St. Paul look like, from the suburbs of Minneapolis? Not that! Surely he must’ve been joking!