The Perfect Tribute: 5 Great Things This Week
Including a husband's moving slate to his late wife and an awesome pool party
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2015 5:20 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Not all the stories in the news are doom and gloom. Here are five of our favorites from the week:

  • Husband's Tribute to Late Wife Is Amazing: Sunflowers were her favorite, so when Babbette Jaquish died last year, husband Don knew the perfect tribute: The Wisconsin farmer planted 400 acres of them—and their seeds will lead to something even better.
  • Pregnant Meteorologist Has a 'Message for the Haters': Complain to meteorologists that it never rains when they say it will, and they'll brush it off. But tell a meteorologist her pregnant stomach looks like "sausage in casing," and you may just start a movement. For proof, witness what's happening in Philly with Katie Fehlinger of the local CBS affiliate.

  • Girl With Down Syndrome Now a Gap Model: Gap had a fashion show in Miami, and one of its models was 9-year-old Kayla Kosmalski, who happens to have Down syndrome. The best part is that it's not a one-off: Her inclusion in the show is part of a larger movement.
  • You've Never Seen Bears Do This: Need an antidote for some of the depressing bear stories in the news of late? Mix a mama bear, five cubs, a backyard pool, and savor.
  • Fast-Acting Motel Manager Saves Dozens: A manager who evacuated a Washington state motel minutes before a massive explosion is being credited with saving dozens of lives, including some who were staying in rooms that were reduced to rubble. All can thank her sharp nose.
Click to read about more good-news stories this week, including a baby delivered at a traffic stop.