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Boy's Lemonade Stand Raises $10,000 in One Day

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A 6-year-old boy from Gladewater, Texas, raised over $10,000 on Saturday when he set up a lemonade stand to help fund his father's hospital bills.

Drew Cox charged 25 cents per cup as he attracted customers in from within 70 miles away, reports the New York Daily News.

According to MSNBC, Drew's father, Randy Cox, suffers from seminoma, a type of testicular cancer. But in Randy's case, the tumors have appeared in his chest and other unusual spots.

Among the donations to Randy Cox's cancer fun was a $5,000 check. A friend of his, Tameka Royal, set up an internet account to generate donations to the family, which includes Cox's wife and two other boys in addition to Drew.

A former Modesto, Calif., teacher who quit his job to move in with his 18-year-old student girlfriend was arrested Friday on charges of sexually abusing a student almost 15 years ago.

Jordan Powers, 18, promptly broke up with Christopher Hooker, 41, when he called her from jail after his arrest, MSNBC reported. The student whom Hooker allegedly abused met Hooker online in 1998, when she was a 17-year-old student at Davis High School in Modesto, where Hooker worked at the time.

Powers said she believes the woman previously involved with Hooker came forward to rescue Powers' relationship with him.

According to the Associated Press, investigation on Hooker's history of sexual abuse began in February of this year, when Hooker and Powers came forth to the public about their relationship. The now ex-couple claims they didn't have a sexual relationship until Powers turned 18, although they met while Powers was still a 14-year-old student at Enochs High School in Modesto.

Hooker was arrested n one count of oral copulation with a minor, and a judge set his bail at $50,000. The judge set a hearing for next Tuesday to consider lowering Hooker's bail.

Just hours after buying three Mega Millions lottery tickets, a Wichita man was struck by lightning.

Bill Isles, a 48-year-old volunteer weather spotter for the National Weather Service, was standing in his backyard around 9:30 p.m. when it happened. Isles had been communicating with other weather spotters via radio when he was struck. A weather intern was the one to call 911, reported Reuters.

Isles was not directly hit by the lightning, and therefore suffered no major burns or physical injuries.

According to Isles, he told a friend as he left the grocery store where he bought his tickets, "I've got a better chance of getting struck by lightning."

The odds of winning the lottery are 176 million to one, while the odds of being struck by lightning are 775,000 to one.

St. Paul Teen Scores Porn Star Prom Dates

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After contacting almost 600 porn stars on Twitter, Tartan High School student Mike Stone ended up with not one, but two dates to prom, the Huffington Post reported.

The 18-year-old student now has to come up with $400 each for Megan Piper, 19, and her friend Emy Reyes, 24, to fly from Los Angeles to the Twin Cities, according to City Pages.

But Stone's high school has already prohibited the adult film stars from attending.

According to the Star Tribune, Patty Phillips, the school district's superintendent, said "her attendance would be prohibited under Tartan's standard prom procedures and would be inconsistent with two school district policies."

The visitor policy, however, disallows visits "not in the best interest of students, employees or the school district" and those that "substantially disrupt the orderly operation of school or school activities."

Stone has not received any punishment for his threat to the orderly operation of Tartan's prom, and is currently planning his own alternative "Porn Prom."

Red Bull Ad Depicting Jesus Pulled

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An advertisement for Red Bull in which Jesus claims it is neither a miracle nor Red Bull that allows him to walk on water, but rather stepping stones barely hidden beneath the surface, has been pulled from circulation in South Africa after angering religious groups.

The commercial aired during Grey's Anatomy Monday night and elicited over 100 complaints within the following day, reported Times Live in South Africa.

According to The Associated Press, Roman Catholic bishops in South Africa urged followers of faith not to consume Red Bull, and donate money that would have been spent on the energy drinks to charity.

"It is never our intention to hurt anyone's feelings," Red Bull said in a statement responding to the situation.

"We also suggest that the marketing team and their advertising and public relations companies make a serious effort to attend sensitivity training," said Cardinal William Napier, spokesman for the South Africa Catholic Bishops Conference, according to IOL in SA. "People are more than consumers and faith-based symbols are more than marketing opportunities."

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