The good, the bad and the weird


A four-month-old Dayton, Ohio, baby who was in the backseat of her father’s car when it was stolen was found unharmed, reported Nov. 23. A resident of a Dayton apartment complex found the baby, still in her car seat, on the doorstep of a Dayton apartment complex about an hour after the car was stolen.


Three children, ages 3 to 7, died in a West Chester Township apartment fire, reported Nov. 24. The fire started by a cigarette that caused the couch to catch on fire, police said.


The one-house, 13-acre town of Albert, Texas, was auctioned on eBay for $3.8 million, reported Nov. 24. The population of the town is 0, however there is a tavern open on the weekends.

By the numbers

29% is the increase in total federal education funding from 2001 to 2007.

68.5% is the increase in federal special education grants from 2001 to 2007.

300% is the increase in federal funding for reading from 2001 to 2007.

Source: U.S. Department of Education