Woman beats husband unconscious with frying pan

rosie_215795eBy Mike Hixenbaugh
Rocky Mount Telegram

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

An elderly Enfield woman is in jail today after allegedly beating her husband with a frying pan following an argument over breakfast.

Halifax County deputies said the dispute began early on Friday when 85-year-old James Lewis complained about the meal prepared by his wife, 71-year-old Rosie Lewis

As Rosie Lewis worked to prepare a second breakfast, authorities said, the couple continued to bicker. The fight escalated when James Lewis allegedly drew back his cane to hit his wife
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Health care reform battle turns ugly

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By Mike Hixenbaugh
Rocky Mount Telegram

Saturday, August 08, 2009

The temperature of the national health care debate has risen to unhealthy levels, some Democrats are saying, prompting a sharp change in plans for the congressional recess.

Attempting to deflate what Democrats are calling “generated outrage” over plans to overhaul the U.S. health care system, most North Carolina members of Congress are not hosting town hall meetings this month. U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield is the state’s only Democratic congressman so far to announce plans to hold a public meeting.

The community forums have been a staple of the legislative work break, offering constituents face time with lawmakers who usually toil at offices in Washington. In recent weeks, though, some lawmakers nationwide have been embarrassed by angry protesters disrupting community meetings by shouting and chanting against President Barack Obama’s proposal to reform health care

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