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A very special delivery came to two Bay Area families in quite an unusual way this weekend when two fathers delivered their sons on different parts of the same freeway.
Hanna Sahourieh and his wife, Naomi, of San Bruno, said they were headed to Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco on Friday morning, but their unborn son had other plans.
Sahourieh was forced to park his SUV on the split between Northbound 101 and Interstate 80 and deliver his son after his wife’s water broke when the couple was stuck in traffic.
“Right when I saw the head start to come out I just parked the car, jumped out, dodged traffic and started to get honked at,” he said.
Minutes later, Sahourieh delivered his son at 10:49 a.m. on the freeway.
“She pushed, (the baby) popped right out and he landed on my hand right there in the middle of the freeway in the car,” he said.
Mom said she was only focused on her baby and was glad to hear him cry.
“With my daughter, she didn’t cry at all,” Naomi said. “So when he came out and started crying, I was like, 'Oh my gosh! He’s good; he’s healthy.'"
Sahourieh drove his wife and son to Kaiser in San Francisco to make sure their 9-pound, 1-ounce bundle of joy was OK. Doctors let dad cut the umbilical cord in the car.
The couple named their son Jiries Hanna Sahourieh, but a family member nicknamed the newborn “Way-Way,” a nod to his freeway delivery. It’s a delivery his family will never forget.
“It’s just a blessing and he’s healthy so that’s all that matters,” Naomi said.
Although it is rare for families to have roadside deliveries, another father delivered his son on Saturday afternoon in Novato, also on Northbound 101, with the help of a dispatcher from the Marin County Communications Center.Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:33:09 -0700
You've probably heard by now: LeBron James is going back to his original No. 23 Cleveland Cavaliers jersey. (Via Getty Images)
On Sunday, James posted this picture to his Instagram, writing, "23 it is! It's only right I go back."
The anticipation for his admittedly less important decision comes after he posted the two potential jersey numbers side-by-side a week earlier.
So now that we know James is headed home and he'll be wearing the same no. 23 from his last stint in Cleveland, we're wondering whether James stands to lose anything financially by going back to the old number.
Contrary to popular belief, all the LeBron jerseys in Cleveland were not burned back in 2010, and as you might imagine, many people still own that No. 23 Cavs jersey. (Via WEWS)
Well, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell, James' jersey decision hasn't slowed down sales one bit. According to Rovell, even before he announced his number Sunday, the NBA store sold out of James' Cavs gear. (Via Twitter / @darrenrovell)
And history says any popular player making a major switch in the NBA leads to a jump in jersey sales.
Kobe Bryant, who had the third most popular jersey in the league this year despite playing just six games, switched his jersey number from 8 to 24 back in 2007. (Via ABC / 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!')
Bryant won three NBA championships while playing with No. 8 on his chest, but he didn't have the most popular jersey in the NBA until he switched his number from 8 to 24. (Via Getty Images)
Another example is All-Star veteran big man Kevin Garnett, who went from not making the top 10 jersey sale list at all to being No. 1.
After 12 seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kevin Garnett was traded to the Boston Celtics in 2008, where he led New England to its first NBA championship in more than 20 years. That same year, Garnett had the most popular jersey in the league. (Via Getty Images)
James has had the top-selling NBA jersey for six of his 11 seasons in the NBA, and it seems the move to Cleveland is not going to slow him down. (Via CNN)Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:17:41 -0700
The latest in a string of incidents involving costumed performers harassing Times Square patrons could pave the way for new regulations against those performers. And a less-than-heroic act from Spider-Man is to blame. (Via Andreas Dantz / CC BY 2.0)
Seen in raw footage obtained by the New York Post, a man wearing a Spider-Man costume was arrested Saturday after he allegedly "punched a cop in the face" following a dispute over requesting money from Times Square patrons.
According to WNBC, an unidentified woman offered a $1 tip to the man behind the mask, but 25-year-old Junior Bishop refused the dollar and allegedly insisted that he only accepted $5, $10 and $20 bills.
A nearby cop reportedly overheard the conversation, pulled Bishop aside and told the costumed web-slinger that he wasn't allowed to ask for money. And that's when things got ugly.
Police say Bishop shot back to the NYPD officer, “Mind your own (expletive) business," and continued to yell and swear. (Via New York Daily News)
The officer then asked for his ID and, when Bishop didn't have one on him, police arrested him but he didn't go quietly, police said.
Bishop has been charged with assault, resisting arrest and criminal mischief and misconduct. (Via New York Post)
And The New York Times says Bishop has "aggressively demanded money from tourists" at least one other time, while performing as a different character.
Costumed character arrests have become a frequent free show for tourists wandering through Times Square — something the NYPD wants to crack down on.
A man dressed as Elmo from "Sesame Street" reportedly shouted anti-Semitic slurs in 2012. (Via Youtube / ciallkennett's channel)
In April 2013, a Cookie Monster performer was accused of pushing and endangering a young boy. (Via ABC)
Other incidents include recent sexual assault and groping charges for acts including Woody from "Toy Story" and Super Mario, respectively. There also was essentially a turf war brawl between two competing Statue-of-Liberty acts. (Via The Huffington Post, WNYW, Gothamist)
President of Times Square Alliance Tim Tompkins told WCBS, "Quirky is fine. Creepy is not," and that most street performers "are honest folks who are out just trying to earn a living. But there's also some folks who are taking advantage of people."
The Manhattan City Council is currently drafting legislation that forces performers to obtain licenses and go through background checks, but the council has hit a few hangups because of copyright constraints. (Via The Wall Street Journal)
Additionally, The Wall Street Journal points out requiring licenses could infringe on the performers' First Amendment rights, and the policy could be difficult to enforce, as many who perform are illegal immigrants.Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:55:44 -0700 News Source: MedleyStory More Local News Stories