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Cycle for MS / Shelbyville: Stacy Case A Franklin native was back home this week, but she couldn't stay for Thanksgiving. She's on a mission to raise money for a cause near and dear to her heart. She's doing it one piece of pavement at a time and finding reasons to be thankful along the way.
Cycle for MS / Shelbyville: Stacy Case
A Franklin native was back home this week, but she couldn't stay for Thanksgiving. She's on a mission to raise money for a cause near and dear to her heart. She's doing it one piece of pavement at a time and finding reasons to be thankful along the way.
Side by side with semis....
AnnaMary Richmond says: "We are biking across this wonderful country."
The trio from Jackson Hole, Wyoming started October 4th in San Diego.
AnnaMary Richmond says,"My father passed away a little over 2 years ago and he had MS for 15 years. His name was David Richmond. His balance was affected, . his vision. He was a fighter pilot and after he was diagnosed with MS. He couldn't fly anymore.
Riding for a cure for MS is what keeps AnnaMary, Sallie and Steve going. His grandma also has the disease.
AnnaMary Richmond says, "We had a plan when we started, but it has
been more of a day to day routing adventure. We have tried to stay off
big interstates. We'll get to a town and find a computer and map the next few days. We'll hit dirt roads that have no end so we'll turn around. We've walked our bikes many times."
23 hundred miles so far... Just 700 left to go. And so much to be grateful for.
The BGA grad and her friends have slept on and under everything you could imagine, and met many others who understand their drive.
AnnaMary Richmond adds, "At gas stations or RV parks or random places
people will come up to us and say my brother has MS or my son. It
affects so many more people than you really know. We want to get the
awareness out there and fnd a cure."
400 thousand Americans have it..
AnnaMary says, "."Nat:We really have been blessed. There is so
much focus on all the bad things going on in the world, but there are
wonderful people out there and we have encountered many, many.
So far, the trio has raised more than 17 thousand dollars for M.S. Research. They'll end their journey in Charleston, South Carolina then rent a car and drive to Washington, DC to Arlington National Cemetery where AnnaMary's father is buried. To learn more about it, we have two links at Fox17.com. Click Foxlinks and look for Cycle for MS.
So far, the trio has raised more than 17 thousand dollars for M.S. Research. They'll end their journey in Charleston, South Carolina then rent a car and drive to Washington, DC to Arlington National Cemetery where AnnaMary's father is buried.
To learn more about it, we have two links at Fox17.com. Click Foxlinks and look for Cycle for MS.
Wednesday, November 28 2012, 06:54 PM CST
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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