Monthly Archives: January 2007

Settlement Reached In Mission Space Death

Walt Disney World has announced it has reached a settlement with the family of a boy who died after riding the Mission Space thrill ride.

Four year old Daudi Bamuwamye was unconscious and later pronounced dead after riding the simulator attraction in Epcot in June 2005.  Autopsy results showed Bamuwamye had a heart attack caused by a previously undiagnosed condition.
    
However, the family sued Disney, saying the park didn’t do enough to warn the public of the dangers of the ride and for not getting enough medical attention fast enough for the boy.

Should have Disney settled eventhough there were ample signed posted?    

 (Source: Central Florida News Station)

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Woman Sues Chicago Radio Station Over Unrewarded Corvette

With all the radio station contest running, and wiht the most infamous Hold you Wee Contest that killed somebody, here is another twist to the radio station contest. In a news covered by FoxNews, Undocumented Woman Sues Chicago Radio Station Over Unrewarded Corvette.

Juice of the story “A 22-year-old woman is suing a Chicago Spanish-language radio station over allegations that they refuse to give her the car she won in a contest because she’s undocumented.”

There is two sides to the coin, one, the lady is an illegal and has no social security # which makes her illegal (in the country) and therefore, ineligible to receive the prize cos a SS # is needed for the station to inform the IRS.

But I think the station should have announce, “Car giveaway contest, terms apply” like what you would hear for those annoying car commercials.

What do you think?

Woman died holding wee for Wii

Funny as it sound, this is true that a lady died from holding her wee while trying to win a Nitendo Wii. The woman, Jennifer Strange, 28, was found dead Friday in her suburban Rancho Cordova.

She was taking part in “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest in which KDND 107.9 radio station promised a Nintendo Wii video game system for the winner. Contestants were required to consume as much water while not going to the toilet. Initially, contestants were handed 8-ounce bottles of water to drink every 15 minutes. Then they were given much bigger bottles, as another contestant claimed after drinking five 8 ounce bottles.

A preliminary investigation found evidence of “consistent with a water intoxication death”, as declared by the assistant Coroner.

Apparently, she did not win as the radio station supervisor mentioned “her head was hurting her real bad…and she was crying [when she left the building]”. Not to mentioned that she lost her life at the end of the day. No word on any lawsuits filled against the radio station but they sure got some PR!

Lesson to Learned: “If you go to go, you got to go”.

 (source: CNN News on Jan 14, 2007)