CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1997 |
In a child custody case that has drawn national media attention as it raised questions about the rights and responsibilities of young, unmarried parents, a family law commissioner ruled Tuesday that a single mother with a Harvard University scholarship can return to school with her daughter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1997 |
Tommaso Maggiore, the Long Beach waiter who lost a bid to stop his ex-girlfriend from leaving California with their infant daughter to finish school at Harvard University, said Thursday that he has decided to move to Cambridge, Mass., to be closer to his child. "It's kind of like a gut instinct is telling me this is the right thing to do," said Maggiore, who had contended in court that it was unfair for his daughter, Bailey, to be moved across the country.
October 1, 1995 |
* Because of confidentiality laws, the names of most of the children in this story have been changed . Delicate rhythms of breath wheeze through 4-month-old Shana Newman's* lips as her lungs labor against a summer cold and the circumstances of her birth. Her navy blue dress is all frills and fuss, the sort of stuffy infant-wear that overly doting parents might insist on for their first baby girl.
October 16, 1996 |
Doctors expect a 10-year-old girl to recover fully from colon-removal surgery that followed her parents' monthlong battle against child welfare officials and doctors who recommended the lifesaving operation. Rachel Stout, who has suffered from severe ulcerative colitis, was in good condition at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, where she underwent the operation. Rachel's parents, Steve and Patricia Stout, had fought Texas Child Protective Services.
April 27, 1997 |
When Gina Ocon entered Harvard University on a full scholarship three years ago, she felt secure enough to map out the rest of her life: an Ivy League degree, law school, a job in international relations and, one day, an ambassadorship. Today, at 21, Ocon is a single mother in Lakewood, relying on a welfare check. Trapped on the fault line between the feminist and fathers rights movements, she wants to return to Cambridge with her 10-month-old baby; the scholarship she earned is still valid.