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02/09/2014

That's one way to upstage the bride! Woman goes into labour at best friend's wedding

Amanda Hutchinson was rushed into a car outside her best friend's wedding after her waters broke just as she was arriving at the ceremony.

Amanda, 28 - who was supposed to be bridesmaid, but pulled out when she discovered she was pregnant - gave birth to a daughter outside the wedding on Saturday.

As well as the bride losing her best friend from the ceremony, the groom also lost his best man Gareth – father of the newborn.

The bride, also called Amanda, now says that one of her favourite pictures from the big day is of her, her husband, his best man and his wife in hospital with their new daughter.

Amanda Vasey, 37, who married her new husband Steven Vasey, 35, a ground worker, on Saturday at the King's Hotel in Darlington, said: "I had just finished getting dressed when Gareth, my husband's best man, ran into the room and told me that Amanda had gone into labour.

Woman gives birth at best friend's wedding
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"At first I didn't believe him because he had been so nervous about his speech that he had joked about spilling water on the floor and saying his wife's waters had broken to get out of doing it.

"But then I saw that he was serious and my mum and bridesmaids ran down to help.

"They had to get huge sheets from the hotel to cover up the car because there was such a commotion and everyone was staring at her.

"But luckily there were no complications and the baby was brought into the world safely."

New mother Amanda, who is a care assistant from Darlington and her daughter, who weighed 7lb 9oz, missed the ceremony as they were rushed to hospital.

Amanda's husband Gareth, 28, a bricklayer, and the couple's son Alfie, one, went with them.

Bride Amanda, who is a support worker, said: "Amanda is one of my best friends and I desperately wanted her to be part of my wedding, but when she found out she was pregnant she refused to be a bridesmaid.

"She had already tried on the bridesmaid's dress and everything but thought she would ruin the photos if she was too far on.

"I told her not to be silly but she insisted.

"It's funny actually because she totally shied away from the wedding because she was pregnant, she didn't want to be in the pictures and she didn't come to the hen do, but in the end it all ended up being about her."

The new mum apologised profusely to her friend and cried when the bride made a special trip to visit her in hospital after the ceremony,.

Amanda said: "She kept saying sorry she had ruined the day and all that but she hadn't ruined it, it's a special blessing that the baby was born on the day Steven and I got married, now we'll always remember her birthday too.

"When we went to see her in the hospital we both cried, it was a really emotional day for me because I was marrying the love of my life, but also our best friends were welcoming a little baby into the world."

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30/08/2014

Obama to Attend Chef's Wedding Amid Scrutiny of 'Let's Move' Program

Sandwiched between high-end fundraisers, President Barack Obama plans to travel to upstate New York to attend the wedding of MSNBC host Alex Wagner and Sam Kass, the Obamas' personal chef and a driving force behind the first lady's efforts to overhaul the nation's nutrition policy, Politicoreports.

Obama's attendance at Kass' wedding comes amid increased scrutiny of the administration's efforts, particularly the Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign.

The relationship between the Obamas and Kass, who serves as senior policy adviser on nutrition, began in Chicago and continued in the White House, where he has joined the first lady on several of her major initiatives, including the White House vegetable garden.

A graduate of the University of Chicago with a degree in U.S. history, Kass joined the White House staff in 2009 as assistant chef to Executive Chef Cris Comerford and would be tapped to be the food initiative coordinator a year later, according to his biography on the White House website.

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Kass' father, a teacher at one of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, once taught Malia Obama, the eldest Obama daughter.

But it is his service as executive director of Michelle Obama's controversial "Let's Move" campaign where he has had the most impact.

The controversial campaign was launched in February 2010 with the goal of engaging "every sector impacting the health of children" to reduce childhood obesity and improve school nutrition programs.

Four years later, the program has achieved its goal of expanding healthier choices in school cafeterias, but it also has posed additional challenges to school districts and has resulted in a decrease in student lunch participation.

"Despite efforts to promote healthier choices to students, schools are struggling with decreased student lunch participation," Diane Pratt-Heavner, a spokeswoman for the School Nutrition Association, told The New York Times.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says about 150 districts have dropped out of the program since the rules went into effect, Businessweek reports.

This week, the School Nutrition Association released findings from a survey of more than 1,100 school meal program operators across the nation, which found that schools are expanding their healthy choices, but are meeting a range of challenges related to the administration's food nutrition standards.

The survey found that 63 percent of districts have salad or produce bars, and just over half of schools (52 percent) serve locally sourced fruits and vegetables, which represents a 48 percent increase from 2011.

Among other key findings in the report, full-paid meal prices have increased since 2011 in all grade levels, with the average price for a full-paid lunch reaching $2.18 for elementary schools, $2.37 for middle schools, and $2.42 in high school.

The report found that the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act’s Paid Meal Equity mandate "is a primary driving force behind meal price increases, with 83 percent of those who increased full paid lunch prices in 2013-14 attributing the increase to Paid Meal Equity requirements."

The program requires whole grain alternatives and smaller meat and grain portions.

A January Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found school lunch participation has experienced a decline since 2007, but the greatest decline — 10 percent — came in 2012-13, while the number of students receiving free meals has been increasing. The GAO survey found 48 states said the new meal requirements set by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act directly affected student participation in the program.

"Despite school menu enhancements and creative marketing efforts, school meal programs nationwide are struggling with a decline in student lunch participation. US Department of Agriculture (USDA) data shows that under the new standards, lunch participation is down in 49 states, with more than 1 million fewer students choosing school lunch each day," the association reports.

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28/08/2014

MiGreatPlaces: World War II Wedding in Historic Village

Historic Village in Houghton Lake. A place meant to tell stories.

"We have a country store, a doctor's office, a pharmacy, a barber shop, a carriage house, a chapel..."

But this village, meant to depict a 1890's lumber community, got quite a gift. A trunk from a local business owner.

Agnes, President of the Historical Society explains, "This trunk contained all sorts of wedding memorabilia and the dress and the vale and the cake top and the bouquet and invitations and cards of a couple that was married in April of 1944. The gentlemen was in the US Army and they were married while he was on leave because he was being shipped to the Pacific."

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The trunk was full of memories between Virgil and Dolores Blackburn of Bay City. Some happy, some sad.

"And everything surrounding his death and his wedding were left in this trunk." Including the letter no military family wants. This one from one of the most famous names of World War II.

"A letter signed by General Douglas MacArthur. A condolence letter to the family. There's a lot of materials relative to War Department correspondence and their letters going back and forth. It's a wonderful treasure that we hold for them."

"I was up getting ready for work and we get the Restorer on Thursday and I read the first picture on the bottom and I saw my mom's name and I was like 'Oh my gosh!' I went to work that day and I was telling everybody, "I saw this stuff on my mom there's this story about this World War II couple and he went off to war and died and didn't come back," and it ended up being my mom," said Therese.

It turns out Dolores' daughter, Therese, and one of her sons lives in Houghton Lake. Through circumstances that aren't important anymore, she accidentally lost the trunk and these memories.

"They were high school sweethearts and he got asked by his friends to go into the war. I guess he didn't have to do the war thing because he was an only son."

Then, "they wanted to get married, and so they got married in April and it was over a weekend and then he had to leave for the war and then he never came back."

Virgil was killed in New Guinea. Some time went by and Dolores fell in love again. Married Edward Kusmierc and they had five children together.

But with this new find at Historic Village, Therese found a way to honor her mom and someone she never knew.

"She really did love Virgil so it was kind of mixed emotions all day long."

"During Village Days we have a opportunity for people to renew their vows in our historic chapel and very often they wear old fashion clothes but she chose to renew her vows in her mother wedding vale carrying the train on her wedding vale were her two grand daughters," said Agnes.

"We didn't know until we got back but they put her cake topper on top of the cake."

Fitting, a World War II soldier and his bride and a trunk full of memories reunited after 70 years.

"It's a part of history and it's a part of, kind of a small homage to her. Hopefully she's up there looking down and enjoying it."

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