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Timothy and Maddie have chosen each other as best friends.
"I just think kids should know that you should never judge a book by its cover," says Maddie Smith.
10-year-old Maddie Smith practices what she preaches. The typical 4th grader reached out to Timothy Britt knowing he needed a friend.
"It's just one of those times where it brings you to tears because you wonder if your child will have a friend when they're autistic," said Timothy’s mother Cari Britt.
Cari Britt says along with autism, her son lives with mild Cerebral Palsey. He was born five weeks early and has had five major surgeries in his 10 years. Social interactions are a challenge for him except with Maddie. She walks with him to class and they read books together.
Timothy's teacher, Andrea Martz says the interaction between the two has become contagious.
His personality is one of Maddie's favorite characteristics.
"I'm glad that she got to see that and now she's showing that to other people because they see her really caring about him and then they want to do the same thing,” says Andrea Martz.
Thursday, March 7 2013, 11:40 PM CST
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.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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