For those of us that love the ocean, this story is kind of chilling. A 10-year-old girl is recovering from what doctors said was one of the worst shark bites they've ever seen. It happened in North Topsail Beach in North Carolina. Cassidy Cartwright and her family were vacationing from Pennsylvania. Cassidy was playing in knee-deep water when she felt a sharp pain in her leg. Her mom saw blood and several people rushed to pull her out. Cassidy's leg was split wide open. It turned out the shark ripped through ligaments and some tissue in Cassidy's ankle, but she is expected to recover.
Experts have warned us for years that 60% of all shark attacks happen in 3 feet of water, 15 feet from the shore –so when you go to the beach to play, just keep a sharp eye. That area is also where most people get stung by jelly fish, sting rays and get swept out by rip tides.
~~~~~~~~~~~~Here is a welcome sign that some progress may be happening to get a cease fire in Libya. This was a report of CNN:
Libya's rebel leader says he does not have a problem with Moammar Gadhafi remaining in the country, once he resigns and as long as he remains under supervision, according to a television report.
Mustafa Abdel Jalil contradicted earlier opposition statements that Gadhafi's exit from the country was an absolute prerequisite to bring about the end of the months-long conflict. It signaled a possible willingness to negotiate with the Libyan leader to bring about an end to the fighting.
In a Reuters Television report Sunday, Jalil made the comments while reacting to a proposal put forward by the African Union, which rebels have interpreted to mean Gadhafi should have no further role in the country's leadership.
Jalil told Reuters once Gadhafi resigns, "At that point he can decide if he would stay in Libya or abroad."
"If he desires to stay in Libya, we will be the ones to determine the place and there will be international supervision on all his movements and communications," he said during an interview in the rebel-stronghold of Benghazi.
Jalil took the reins of the rebel movements after resigning from Gadhafi's government in February over what he saw as excessive use of force against demonstrators calling for the leader's resignation.
Libyan government spokesman Musa Ibrahim has previously said the prospect of a peace deal would be welcomed, but not one that rested on Gadhafi's departure.
Live Long and Prosper…..