cmannphoto/iStock(HOUSTON) — Maleah Davis, a 4-year-old Houston girl whose remains were found weeks after she went missing, will be laid to rest in a colorful “My Little Pony” themed casket.Graphic designer Courtney Sublett said she worked with the little girl’s family to design the exterior of the casket, which highlights Maleah’s favorite “My Little Pony” character — Rainbow Dash — and has lots of pink: her favorite color.The casket also features rainbows, Sublett said, because “we just kind of wanted to show her being sent off over the rainbow because that’s where she is now — in heaven.”“We really wanted to incorporate her in something beautiful and something that would bring a smile to everybody’s face,” Sublett told ABC News on Thursday. “In such a tragic situation, it’s a little bit of positivity.”Maleah, whose disappearance captured the attention of the nation, was reported missing on May 4. Her remains were found in Arkansas on May 31.Maleah’s mother’s ex-fiance, Derion Vence, was arrested in the case, charged with tampering with evidence, said police. More charges are possible, authorities said.Vence, who was caring for Maleah while her mother was away, had told police the 4-year-old was abducted by three men, including one who knocked him out during a carjacking.Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, however, quickly said detectives didn’t believe his story.Investigators found the family’s car in Missouri City, Texas, and authorities said cadaver-sniffing dogs detected the scent of human remains inside.Community activist Quanell X said Vence confessed to dumping the 4-year-old’s body in Arkansas. Detectives then raced to the scene and the little girl’s body was recovered.She will be laid to rest at a private funeral on Saturday, reported ABC Houston station KTRK.“It’s really sad, but I was just so grateful that I got to bring a little light to her story,” Sublett said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The Real Bread Campaign plans to recruit more craft bakers to its cause by launching a practical guide on how to cut additives in commercially made loaves.Raising support among craft bakers will be a key responsibility for a new National Lottery-funded campaign co-ordinator, due to be appointed shortly, said campaign founder Andrew Whitley.”We want to reach out to small bakers via a real bread information pack, which will explain the benefits of making bread without additives and with the appropriate amount of fermentation, as well as giving practical hints and recipes,” he said, adding that he hoped to arrange a meeting with the National Association of Master Bakers to discuss the idea.The Real Bread Campaign, run by food and farming charity Sustain, promotes bread made without improvers, that has been fermented for at least four hours. Whitley said craft bakers could join the campaign if only some of their products were made in this way, but would need clear labelling to differentiate ’real’ bread and those made with improvers.
The kitchen renovation cost about $150,000. From the moment they enter potential buyers are loving the home’s aesthetic appeal.“As you walk through the entrance doors it’s quite pretty and then out the back is very open plan, you have the lounge and the Wyer and Craw kitchen.”>>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON TWITTER<< BRISBANE HOME TOPS MOST POPULAR LIST “It’s a great opportunity because of its location, one, the size of the property, two, and it’s on two lots, which means it’s a very easy application to demolish the house and build two houses,” he said. HAMMER TIME: At least 10 buyers are expected to register to vie for 82 The Avenue, Sunnybank Hills this weekend.MORE than 80 properties are lined up for the auctioneer’s gavel this weekend across the greater Brisbane region. Developers and families are expect to fight it out at the no reserve auction.RE/MAX Connected North Lakes principal Mark White said the owner’s early onset of dementia, meant her family needed to sell the property urgently to fund her health care.“When I spoke to them about auctions, I said this was the best option, because they just have to get it sold,” Mr White said. The Mango Hill home must be sold to fund the owner’s medical care.“The best way to create the right interest is to take it with no reserve and they’ve agreed with what I’ve discussed.”Mr White said the listing had generated a lot of interest from families looking for a large home and developers looking for their next project. More than 200 people have inspected 82 The Avenue, Sunnybank Hills since it hit the market in August.Among the properties going to auction is 82 The Avenue, Sunnybank Hills, which topped the list for Queensland’s most viewed property when it debuted in August, 2018. Place Coorparoo lead agent Kevin Chiu said they had more than 200 inspections on the property and expected at least 10 people to register to buy at its auction this Sunday, September 16. Mr Chui told The Courier-Mail the attention to detail in the renovation was what was turning heads, particularly the $150,000 kitchen renovation.“In Brisbane’s south side, yes there are some houses of probably a similar size, or probably even bigger, but they’re not as refined in luxury of this one,” he said.“The owner did spend a lot of effort to do up this house, and all the materials used in this house is top quality.“For example, Italian floors, marble around the fireplace, and about $150,000 just in kitchen renovations.”Mr Chui said the “smart home” could be run from a tablet or phone and could do just about anything, even help you change a light bulb.“The chandelier will come down, we call it traction, and it will come down and you will replace the light bulb and it will go back up.” A huge crowd is expected at the 11.30am auction on site. The Wyer and Craw kitchen has a French provincial feel.Ms Ball said the Sydney owners plans to occupy the property as their family home had changed and thus they had put it on the market.“They were going to come back in live in it, but Sydney is too appealing,” she said.A Mango Hill property, 47 Chermside Rd, will go to auction with no reserve this Saturday at 4.30pm. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe smart home can even help you change the chandeliers’ light bulbs.An offer has already been submitted on 50 Anthony St, Hamilton, which will be presented to auction this Saturday, September 15 at 4pm. More than 25 groups of people have inspected 50 Anthony St, Hamilton in the lead up to its auction.Ray White Ascot sales and marketing consultant Heidi Ball said more than 25 groups of people had inspected the home, who loved the look and feel of the property.“It’s very aesthetically pleasing,” Ms Ball said.
Bonnie J. Arnold, 88, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg. Born September 17, 1930 in Greensburg, Indiana, she was the daughter of Melvin T. and Stella F. (Hutchison) McNew. She was married to Robert N. Arnold on January 19, 1950 and he preceded her in death on September 4, 1989. Bonnie graduated from Greensburg High School. She worked for many years at the Greensburg Community Schools in the administration building. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Decatur County Hospital Auxiliary, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, The Eastern Star, and had been a volunteer for the American Heart Association. She is survived by two children, Lynda (Roger) Stipe, New Castle, OK, James (Joanie) Arnold, Milford; one sister, Glenda (Tom) Porter, Greensburg; grandchildren, Kimberly (Todd) Abshire, Joseph Stipe (fiancée Jennifer Bray), Shawna Arnold, Callie Arthur; great grandchildren, Seth Powers and Madison Powers, Rory, Nolynn, and Gavyn Abshire, Scottlynn Stipe, Landry Arthur; great great grandchild, Miles Aguilera. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Terry Canfield officiating. Interment will be held in the South Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
WrestleMania. The “Showcase of the Immortals.” The “Grandest Stage of Them All.” However you want to nickname it, the biggest wrestling event of the year often sees WWE wrestlers elevate their talents to levels that were previously unseen, or not thought of.The special tights, the elaborate entrances, the light and sound spectacles, it all comes together for the biggest night in professional wrestling. The match featured one of the worst and most brutal blown spots. The Undertaker plunged over the top rope for his signature plancha, but landed on his head outside the ring. It was a miracle he didn’t fracture his skull.While The Undertaker had dozens — literally over two dozen — WrestleMania appearances, it’s hard not to consider his match with Michaels the best of the bunch, and one of the greatest ‘Mania matches ever.Who won: Undertaker via pinfall But the pageantry of WrestleMania wouldn’t mean a thing if the wrestlers of WWE didn’t step up their game and put on the best performances of their careers.MORE: Seven WrestleMania matches that failed to deliverIt’s no surprise an all-time great like “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels is represented in half of the matches on this list, or that WrestleMania stalwarts such as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Kurt Angle have multiple on here.With so many great main events — let alone matches — that happen at WrestleMania, it’s hard to pin it down to just 10.Here’s the list:Honorable mention: ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin vs. The RockWrestleMania: X-Seven — Or 17, if you prefer (2001)What didn’t make it great? Let’s list off what did:— Featured two of the most iconic wrestlers in wrestling history— No disqualification stipulation announced just before the match— Excellent build-up— Arguably the greatest heel turn of all timeSure, Austin’s heel turn confused everyone for a long time — and to be fair, it was widely rejected — but it still was a genuine shock for everyone watching. Add to that the fact that the match exemplified everything the “Attitude Era” was about and represented. It was one of the biggest spectacles in WrestleMania history.Who won: Austin via pinfall10. ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin vs. Bret HartWrestleMania: 13 (1997)It was an incredibly brutal, physical match. Austin spent a decent part of the match with a proverbial crimson mask and brought out a side of Bret that many thought didn’t exist. Beyond the technical aspects of what Bret did, it brought out just a genuinely mean, nasty streak.You know what else it brought out? The Austin Era in WWF. Many point to this match as the day the guy who was The Ringmaster became “The Texas Rattlesnake.” While the famous “Austin 3:16” promo happened the prior year, this was the match that sent Austin to another stratosphere.Who won: Bret Hart via TKO9. Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat vs. ‘Macho Man’ Randy SavageWrestleMania: 3 (1987)The match is heralded as one of the greatest, cleanest and most technically sound matches in WrestleMania history. Randy Savage, who spent months threatening to end Ricky Steamboat’s career, ended up losing the Intercontinental Championship.With some help in his corner by way of George “The Animal” Steele, Steamboat picked up the win over Savage, capturing his first — and only — championship in the WWF.Who won: Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat via pinfall8. Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the GiantWrestleMania: 3 (1987)It wasn’t the technical masterpiece that we saw in Steamboat vs. Savage, but it perfectly encapsulates ’80s wrestling.Hulk Hogan was battered, bruised and broken down by Andre for the majority of the match, until he did his signature “Hulk Up” and slammed the “7-4, 500-pound” giant. It’s one of the most enduring images of professional wrestling today, and one of the most recognizable in WWF/E history.Hogan slamming Andre is one of the few WrestleMania moments that transcends wrestling: it’s something that’s instantly recognizable from those who even aren’t sports entertainment fanatics.Who won: Hulk Hogan via pinfall7. Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt AngleWrestleMania: 21 (2004)It was the first time both of these men met in the ring, but you could sense their hatred for one another building through the months before the match. The match quality was excellent, as was the in-ring chemistry: something it can take years to develop, if ever. The chemistry between Angle and Michaels — two of the greatest in-ring performers of all time — was instantaneous.The match itself had a bit of everything — some technical prowess, some big spots, trading finishers. Even blood. Yes, blood!Who won: Angle via submission (Ankle lock)6. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. Edge and ChristianWrestleMania: X-7 — or 17 if you prefer (2001)The second-ever TLC — Tables, Ladders and Chairs — match in WWF/E was even better than the first.The ongoing two-and-a-half-year feud among three of the greatest tag teams in wrestling history came to a head at TLC 2, and it was a beautiful trainwreck to watch. Everyone from Rhyno, Lita and Spike Dudley interfered in the match, with Lita eating a 3D like a tasty sandwich.Who could forget the epic spot with Edge spearing a dangling Jeff Hardy off the tag-team titles that hung high above the ring? No WWF/E highlight clip is complete without that spot.Truth be told, this was probably the last time WWF/E truly cared about tag-team sports entertainment, and this match is one of the greatest tag-team matches of all time. It was an absolute classic by any measure of the word.Who won: Edge and Christian5. Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt AngleWrestleMania: 19 (2003)Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle are two of the finest athletes to ever grace a WWE ring. Both had extensive amateur wrestling backgrounds, both were in top physical condition and both had natural ability and charisma that not many other pro wrestlers have.It’s important to note that, prior to Lesnar’s current WWE standing, he was an extremely talented in-ring performer. Regardless of whether his moveset is currently limited by his gimmick to better resemble an MMA fighter, this was Lesnar in his WWE prime. So whatever you know, think and believe about Lesnar in 2020 is absolutely not what he was in the early 2000s.The match is highlighted by the 270-plus pound Lesnar trying to execute a Shooting Star Press on a supine Kurt Angle, but Angle rolled out of the way and Lesnar ended up landing on his head. Lesnar nearly broke his neck on the spot.Given Angle entered the match with a broken freakin’ neck and Lesnar almost decapitated himself, it’s a miracle they finished the match. And the rare face-on-face match delivered on pure technique.Who won: Lesnar via pinfall4. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Benoit vs. Triple HWrestleMania: 20 (2004)This is a sour subject for many, and with good reason. Long after Benoit made a career for himself as one of the best performers on the planet, he murdered his wife and son before taking his own life, leaving a tangled legacy. At the time of his death, Benoit had severe brain trauma because of his years of in-ring work, and reports say that he had the brain of an 80-year-old at the time of his death.But if you can separate Benoit the man from Benoit the performer, you’d understand just how cathartic of an experience Benoit winning was. This match took place in the middle of a period known as the Triple H “Reign of Terror,” which saw the current WWE front office member bury countless opponents as champion, lead the dominant faction known as Evolution and eventually regain the title. Sprinkle in “Mr. WrestleMania,” who had been feuding with Triple H as well, and you have an instant-classic match that stands the test of time.But for one night, Benoit was at the top of the mountain, and he was joined in the ring by fellow former WCW wrestler and best friend Eddie Guerrero as they both held their respective brand’s title in the ring. It was the icing on the cake of an exceptional match.Who won: Benoit via submission3. Shawn Michaels vs. Ric FlairWrestleMania: 24 (2008)The crowd was essentially a library, but with good reason: Everyone knew this was more than likely the last WWE match for the 59-year-old Ric Flair.The match was slightly surreal to watch — Ric Flair was a few steps too slow. He was a little bit out-worked. It was clear that Flair was past his prime, and maybe he was a bit taken by the moment and the potential end of his career. His defeat was followed by genuine tears with his family at ringside.Sometimes wrestling goes beyond strictly entertainment. The emotion Flair exhibited — he had wrestled for more than 40 years in venues from empty gyms to sold-out stadiums — was real and raw.Michaels ending the match with the iconic “I’m sorry. I love you,” moments before hitting a Sweet Chin Music for the exclamation point was one of the most spine-tingling moments in wrestling history.Who won: Shawn Michaels via pinfall2. Shawn Michaels vs. Bret HartWrestleMania: 12 (1996)A 60-minute Iron Man match between two of the greatest in-ring competitors ever, with actual, behind-the-scenes hatred that was brewing as well. That’s really all you need to know.The match went to overtime with Michaels eventually scoring a Sweet Chin Music on his longtime rival.Who won: Shawn Michaels via pinfall1. Shawn Michaels vs. The UndertakerWrestleMania: 25 (2009)What made it great: The match was built as a battle of dark vs. light. To add fuel to the fire, Michaels made one of the best entrances in WrestleMania history, descending from the rafters to angelic choir music, dressed in a white coat and hat; or, the exact opposite of The Undertaker’s entrance.There was a decent amount of animosity that bled into the match, and it was no surprise. Two of the greatest ever really made this feud — in a matter of months — feel as though they were at it for years.