James Harris, 37, was shot in the leg while hunting with some friends on Saturday afternoon.
The group shot a bird which landed on the other side of a fence, the Iowa Department of Natural Resource said in a press release.
"Harris reportedly went to retrieve the bird, placed his gun on the ground and crossed the fence near the muzzle end," the press release said.
"When he crossed the fence, hunting dogs stepped on the gun, which discharged and struck Harris in the left calf at a distance of roughly three feet."
Harris was treated at a regional medical center and later transported by helicopter to an Iowa City hospital.
MOSES &THE RED SEA
Nine-year-old Joey, was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday school. "Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt .When he got to the Red Sea , he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked acrosssafely. Then, he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up thebridge and all the Israelites were saved.""Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?" his mother asked. "Well, no, Mom. But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!"
My 2 cents...I wish it was still the good Ole Days
SCHOOL 1977 vs 2007
Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
1977 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2007 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.
Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1977 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2007 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.
1977 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2007 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.
Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1977 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2007 - Billy's Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their Dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.
Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school .
1977 - Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.
2007 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.
Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.
1977 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.
2007 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.
Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.
1977 - Ants die.
2007 - BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1977 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2007 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy
> Keep reading to the bottom of the page -- don't stop at
> the feet (You'll see).
> Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night
> in the home of a wealthy family.
> The family was rude and refused to let the angels
> stay in the mansion's guest room.
> Instead the angels were given a small space in
> the cold basement.
> As they made their bed on the hard floor, the
> older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.
> When the younger angel asked why, the older angel
> replied, 'Things aren't always what they seem.'
> The next night the pair came to rest at the house
> of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his
> After sharing what little food they had the couple
> let the angels sleep in their bed where they could
> have a good night's rest.
> When the sun came up the next morning the angels
> found the farmer and his wife in tears
> Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole
> income, lay dead in the field.
> The younger angel was infuriated and asked the
> older angel how could you have let this happen?
> The first man had everything, yet you helped him,
> she accused.
> The second family had little but was willing to
> share everything, and you let the cow die.
> 'Things aren't always what they seem,' the older
> angel replied.
> 'When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I
> noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the
> Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and
> unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the
> wall so he wouldn't find it.'
> 'Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed,
> the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him
> the cow instead.
> Things aren't always what they seem.'
> Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things
> don't turn out the way they should. If you have
> faith, you just need to trust that every outcome
> is always to your advantage. You just might not
> know it until some time later..
> Some people ( )
> come into our lives ) /
> and quickly go.. (_ /
> ( ) Some people
> \ ( become friends
> \ _ ) and stay awhile...
> leaving beautiful Oooo
> footprints on our ( )
> hearts... ) /
> (_ /
> ( ) and we are
> \ ( never
> \_ ) quite the same
> because we have
> made a good
> Yesterday is history.
> Tomorrow a mystery.
> Today is a gift.
> That's why it's called the present!
> I think this is special...live and savor every
> moment... This is not a dress rehearsal!
> (\ /)
> ( \ / )
> ( \()/ )
> ( / \ ) TAKE THIS LITTLE ANGEL
> ( / \/ \ ) AND KEEP HER CLOSE TO YOU
> / \ SHE IS YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
> ( ) SENT TO WATCH OVER YOU
> THIS IS A SPECIAL GUARDIAN ANGEL.... YOU MUST
> PASS THIS ON TO 5 PEOPLE WITHIN THE HOUR OF
> RECEIVING HER..AFTER YOU DO MAKE A WISH....
> IF YOU HAVE PASSED HER ON, YOUR WISH WILL
> BE GRANTED AND SHE WILL WATCH OVER YOU FOREVER...
> IF NOT.HER TEARS WILL FLOW AND NO WISHES
> WILL BE GRANTED....
> Now don't delete this message, because it comes from
> a very special angel.
> SOMEBODY NEEDS YOU TO SEND THIS TO THEM
> Never take away anyone's hope. That may be all they
|You Are a Ghost|
Your greatest power: Blending in really well
Your greatest weakness: Being too passive
You play well with: Witches
OMRO, Wis. — The candy-apple red Mustang GT is just a toy, but that didn't stop 3-year-old Jordan Will from taking his battery-operated wheels for a brief ride along a busy stretch of highway.
Drivers stopped and neighbors chased down the car until an officer could pull over Jordan and his 2-year-old passenger on Sunday.
"Nothing bad happened, so it's kind of cute now when you look at it," said his father, Doug Will. "But at the time, it wasn't cute at all. It was scary. I was really upset."
The Mustang is decked out with all the extras: a rear spoiler, a premium sound system and chrome wheels.
The boys drove the tricked-out ride through their Omro neighborhood and pulled up to a busy intersection.
"He even obeyed the signs, so that was good. He stopped at the red light and got on the cross walk," said neighbor Jaci Bauer.
Another neighbor, Jason Bauer, panicked when he saw the boys cross over a highway, onto a sidewalk and over a bridge. He gave chase for a few blocks until an officer pulled the boys over.
"By the time we stopped them, they probably made it five or six blocks from home before anyone even noticed they had been wandering around town," Jason Bauer said.
Doug Will had been searching for the boys when he got the call to come get the car.
"He just said, 'We went for a ride, daddy,"' Will said.
All Jordan can do now is sit in the little car. His father has taken away the keys and removed the battery.
Officers said Jordan's dad won't be cited.
Omro is in east-central Wisconsin, about 10 miles west of Oshkosh.
|What Your Halloween Habits Say About You|
You often feel invisible when you're in public. And it's a shame, because you're really quite a character.
Your inner child is full of wonder and very sweet.
You fear people taking advantage for you. You are always worried about protecting your own interests.
You're prone to be quite emotional and over dramatic. Deep down, you enjoy being scared out of your mind... even if you don't admit it.
You are unique, expressive, and a trendsetter. Your ideal Halloween costume is over the top and one of a kind.
we survived the trip, landed Sat afternoon as projected.
The Local SCAdians were on hand to help unload,
awsome people and lots of potential new friends:)
the place is beyond awsome , the hubby did REAL GOOD!!!!!
pure cold well water, acerage, wheat, wind, fall leaves, quail, pheasent, birdies, horses next door:)>1 mile away...
the boys love it , and we do too,
Bup is in school, xab is hanging with Mom..
the dogs are roaming the back forty now, no really...lol...
it took a week to get the phone /internet hooked up, and it's as slow as molasses in Jan in the rockies...
BUT..better than nothing:)
I'm still unpacking, and liking this place a whole lot...:::smile:) thanks for all of you that were wondering how we are doing, just so you all know this is the first th ing I did , now I'm gonna check my mail:) have about 4000 messages to wade through...laters :)