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Oparka

STAFF FAVORITE — SEPTEMBER 2013:

TROY
Nurse delivers baby just outside entrance to hospital

About the reporter: Terry Oparka primarily covers the city of Troy crime, schools and government as a staff writer for the Troy Times. She enjoys keeping residents informed about the issues and writing human interest stories.

About the story: Bob Ortlieb, who works in media relations for Beaumont Hospital, Troy, told her about a little guy's speedy arrival in an SUV in the hospital parking lot before dawn before his mother could make it inside the hospital. A cardiac care nurse with no experience in delivering babies happened to be outside the hospital and assisted with the delivery. Terry was happy and honored to talk with the nurse, Colleen Joseph, and Anna Wanagat, baby Joshua's mother. She was amazed at how both women happened to be in the same place at the same time, with such a happy outcome and said this story just about wrote itself. And baby Joshua and his mother are both doing great.


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SPORTS
'It's all about hard work'
South Lake's Stallworth 'blesses' to get looks from MSU, Tennessee, other D-1 schools

SPORTS
Life's unexpected turns
Former West Bloomfield lacrosse player reflects on life-changing decision

SHELBY TOWNSHIP
Breast cancer survivor stresses importance of following up

DETROIT
Blazing trails
Astronaut, Eastpointe native to receive Wayne State award

FERNDALE
Ferndale marijuana petitioner arrested on drug charges

STERLING HEIGHTS
Church rallies behind baby born without vocal cords

OAKLAND COUNTY
Animal rescues criticize OC shelter's 'up to 30 days' policy
Shelter director defends procedures and policies


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