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HOUSTON, Texas - 4000 passengers on board a disabled cruise ship are anxious to get to dry land Wednesday night. Now in their 4th day at sea with no engine, overflowing sewage, no air conditioning and no hot water, the guests aboard the Carnival Triumph can't get to dry land soon enough. Mary Poret and Kim McKerreghan got a distressing phone call from their young daughters on Sunday detailing conditions on board. Traveling with their fathers, 10 year old Allie and 12 year old Rebekah are cruise veterans with 8 trips between them. Until now, nothing but good experiences. Their moms drove from Texas to meet them in Mobile supplied with food and, if necessary, antibiotics. They haven't heard from them now in 3 days. For over 3100 passengers and 1000 crew members, the trip to shore remains agonizingly slow. Tugs moving the ship a mere 5-8mph. Everyone will have to endure one more night on board before navigating the last stretch of water through Mobile Bay, arriving nearly 5 days late and almost 500 miles off course. We will continue to follow this story until the Triumph docks. Keep up with this story 24/7 at Fox17.com or Facebook.com/FoxNashville.
Wednesday, February 13 2013, 10:36 PM CST
Nashville judge permanently suspends guardian
May 22, 2013 23:17 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Nashville judge has permanently suspended the public guardian of Davidson County while citing "significant concerns" that she charged excessive fees to the elderly and disabled people she is supposed to protect.
The Tennessean (http://goo.gl/1P5gG ) is reporting that Probate Judge Randy Kennedy terminated public guardian Jeanan Mills Stuart following questions over her billing practices.
As public guardian, Stuart was responsible for making legal, medical and financial decisions for incapacitated people who had no family or friends willing or able to make decisions for them. The paper's revelations showed how Stuart charged those in her care legal rates of $200 to $225 an hour to perform tasks such as shopping or helping them move to an assisted living facility.
Stuart, who has resigned, did not respond to a call seeking comment.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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