Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tiger Woods' Wife Pregnant With Their Second Child

Even with his golf done for the year, Tiger Woods found something to celebrate Tuesday: His wife is pregnant with their second child.

Woods said on his Web site that Elin is expecting in late winter without being more specific on a due date.

He has not played since his U.S. Open victory in June, and two weeks later had reconstructive surgery on his left knee that put him out for the year. Woods' first child, daughter Sam, was born the Monday after the 2007 U.S. Open.

"Elin is feeling great and we are both thrilled," Woods said. "While my injury has been disappointing and frustrating, it has allowed me to spend a lot of time watching Sam grow. I can't begin to tell you how rewarding it is being a dad and spending time with her and Elin.

"The injury has been a blessing and a disappointment."

The world No. 1 player has begun rehabilitation and has traveled recently to Dubai and New York for business projects.

Woods had said after he married in 2004 that he wanted more than one child. Woods was an only child, while Elin has a twin sister.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sandler and wife have second child

Adam Sandler and his wife Jackie are celebrating the birth of their second child, a baby girl.

Reuters reports that a message on Sandler's website read: "Jackie and Adam had a beautiful baby girl, Sunny Madeline, on November 2. Everyone is happy and healthy."

The couple, who married in 2003, also have a two-year-old daughter, Sadie.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Conservative Jews battle hospital over life of brain-dead child

The Orthodox Jewish parents of a boy whom doctors have ruled "brain-dead" are fighting in court to keep him on life support, arguing that their religion considers him still alive.

Doctors at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington want to end treatment for Motl Brody, 12, whom they declared deceased Wednesday after brain cancer left him with no brain activity, the hospital's lawyer Kenneth Rosenau told AFP.

But Brody's conservative Jewish parents, saying their religion does not define death in that way, are fighting to keep Motl on life-sustaining equipment in the hospital's intensive care unit, their lawyer Jeffrey Zuckerman said.

"The legal issue is this: the parents are deeply religious people and in their religious belief a person is dead when their heart and lungs stop," Zuckerman said.

Read the full story here.