Wednesday, July 07, 2010
CNN iReport highlights note

Welcome to the iReport highlights note for Wednesday, July 7. These are some of the stories we've approved for use by CNN's producers and reporters.


Unemployed with sick wife and child

Scott Duren of Roselle, Illinois, is unemployed and the expenses are piling up for he and his wife and three girls. His youngest daughter, Madison, was recently diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Duren’s employer let him go in February because of all the time he had to take off to be with his daughter, he says. His wife has been on disability since 2005 when she was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder. This week, Duren received his final unemployment check.


Heat wave:

Beating the heat in Ithaca, New York

Bruce Stoff submitted this photo of a girl jumping off a cliff into water in Ithaca, New York. This photo was taken on the afternoon of July 6. Stoff said that it reached 91 degrees that day with 96 percent humidity.

Central Park on July 5

Caroline Newby from Bayonne, New Jersey went to Central Park on Monday after her boss told her to take the day off. Newby said she took a lot of breaks in the shade and drank a lot of water. She believes that it reached at least 100 degrees that day.


Cracking open a hydrant in New York

Lulis Leal sent photos from Washington Square Park and the East Village, where she says it was 102 degrees in the shade.


Oil disaster

Lost sole on Pensacola Beach

Randy Hamilton of Pensacola, Florida, is a graphic designer, photographer and the creator of "One Shoe Diaries," a project where he tells the story of lost shoes around the country. One of the most recent shoes in his collection is a photo of a flip-flop covered in oil, which he describes as a metaphor for the current situation (like the sand tarnished with oil). He took the photo on June 23 or 24 around the time of the really bad glut of oil that came to the area.


Algae enthusiast documents Biloxi oil

Sandra Howard describes herself as an activist for using algae as biofuel. She shot this video of the oil spill in Biloxi, Mississippi, on June 30.


World Cup:

Rotterdam a sea of orange after Netherlands' win

Stephanie Akkaoui shot videos of fans celebrating in Rotterdam on Tuesday after Holland's World Cup semi-finals win against Uruguay. “You know how orange is the team color?” she asked, “That's a great color when it fills the streets. It looked like the city was on fire.”


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Lawsuit over Arizona immigration law


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1 Comment
July 29, 2010
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for the family with a wife and sick child and others alike, how can you support yourself and what the ulternative?

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