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Daredevil Grandma Hang-Glides, Skydives • Semenya Withdraws From Championships

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• 79-year-old Susie Mann was diagnosed with terminal intestinal cancer. Instead of giving up, Mann has decided to live out her "bucket list," and go hang-gliding, skydiving, swimming with the dolphins, and hiking the Grand Canyon on a donkey. •


• For the first time since the 1939 World's Fair, New Yorkers will be able to see Vermeer's famous painting "The Milkmaid". It will be on display at the Met, alongside all 36 known paintings by the Dutch master. • Over 15 years ago, a fertility clinic at the University of California, Irvine, made the news for giving away embryos without consent. Two dozen lawsuits resulting from the mixed up embryos have finally been settled, but Shirel and Steve Crawford are still searching for their biological children. "Our children are out there somewhere," Shirel said, "maybe someday they will find us." • We mentioned yesterday the disappearance of Yale University graduate student Annie Le, who has still not yet been found. The FBI has joined in the search for Le, and in a horrible/ironic twist, MSNBC reports that Le wrote an article earlier this year on how to stay safe on campus. • An Australian teenager could be sentenced to seven years in prison for taking RU-486 to induce an abortion at her home — the drug is illegal to take without medical supervision. • Caster Semenya has withdrawn from South Africa's national cross country championships this Saturday. Her coach says she's "not feeling well." • The first transsexual marriage in Iran is set to take place, but only after the transman is medically examined to "prove it would be a proper male-female relationship." Surprisingly, Iran carries out more sex change operations than any country aprart from Thailand, but this will be the first time a transsexual marriage is made legal. •

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DISCUSSION guys, that Susie Mann story brought me to tears.