Hello Cruel World
Wednesday, October 01, 2003
Bad News, Good News ... sigh
I wonder if the difference here was at least partly because there was more food around in the USA than in China? A three-year-old alone for 18 days and a two-year-old left for 19 days.

Previous Post on the story of a three-year-old girl starved to death after police arrested her mother and left her locked at home with no food for 18 days.
Previous Post, Sat Jul 19, 2003

Now there's another story that perhaps ended more happily, but still points to problems in the system.

Toddler survives three weeks trapped in flat
October 1, 2003
Jacksonville, Florida. A two-year-old girl survived on ketchup, mustard and dried pasta for nearly three weeks after she was left home alone while her mother served time in a Florida jail ...
Other links:
Florida Tot Home Alone Nearly 3 Weeks, Survives
Tue September 30, 2003 05:41 PM ET
Toddler survives over two weeks alone on what she could find
Associated Press Writer

Created: 9/30/2003 7:57:24 AM; Updated: 9/30/2003 5:40:21 PM
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