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The parents of a boy who was mistreated by a school bus aide were awarded 81-thousand dollars today by a Palm Beach County jury. Wavelength’s Kenneth Hughes has the story...

Sandra Bivins was assigned to help Corey McNeer, who suffers from cerebral palsy, on and off the bus to Allamanda Elementary School daily.

A school bus videotape caught Bivins in January 2003 roughly picking up McNeer and tossing him into another seat. The tape also shows Bivins throwing a backpack at the boy, who was nine at the time.

The bus driver alerted the school district, which informed the parents a few weeks after the incident. Bivins was fired and records show she has undergone a psychological evaluation and taken an anger-management course.

The McNeer Family’s attorney, Judy Hyman, says Corey came home with bruises and began to have trouble sleeping but is recovering.

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Hyman says Bivins was poorly trained for the job. Schools spokesman Nat Harrington says aides get 40 hours of training and are observed annually by a supervisor.

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David Sacks turns Daylight into confectionery.

New York – Liquid love and sticky situations poured themselves out of lenses and on to screens as photographer David Sacks and crew completed a three day shoot at Metromotion-Daylight's cyc studio in New York.

Models lent their bodies as canvases to Sacks, an award winning industry expert whose career spans decades and borders. Thousands of images were captured over the three day shoot and ideas invented themselves in an inspired atmosphere that took the session from quiet body shots to syrup–skin contact which produced glazed faces and milky masks.

Sacks, whom did all the casting for the shoot, has visited and shot at Metromotion-Daylight on multiple occasions. “They always feel like part of the crew, never intrusive,” Sacks remarked on his relationship with the production studio.

Metromotion-Daylight has been serving the spreads for the industry scene for over 20 years with a portfolio that spans the entertainment, advertising and arts communities. They are a one-stop shop with four studios fully supported by a range of services including digital equipment, lighting, grip and a fleet of ultra decked out production vehicles. Metromotion-Daylight can be contacted through their site at

All photography by David Sacks, retouching by Jennie Barrese, photo assisting by Steve Meyer and Taylor Hingston. The stylist on hand was Amy Auslander with hair/make-up by Alberto Luengo. More information on David, along with his work, can be found at


In discussing current topics on what is being done by world and local governments to combat the virus, we turn to wavelengths reporter Kenneth Hughes with the issues. Ken...

Thank you _____, with an alarming rare new strand of HIV that is highly resistant to most anti-retro-viral drugs and with World Health Organization figures showing that only about seven percent of the six million people in poor countries who need anti-retro-viral treatment are getting it, the time to take real and urgent action is now.

On a global level, the production costs of the drugs are the key issue as to why the world’s infected are not receiving the medications they need. European and U.S. pharmaceutical giants make the majority of the drugs, which are protected by patents and can cost as much as $5-thousand per person a year. The developing countries, which need these medicines the most, can only afford to spend less than $1-dollar per person a year on health care.

The biggest player in the anti-retro-viral drugs market is Glaxo-Smith-Kline, which brings in a share of more than 40 percent of the six billion dollar a year industry. The corporation was singled out by protesters at last year's AIDS conference in Bangkok, who assert the company fails to get any of its drugs to South Africans infected with HIV. Demonstrators say despite the company granting a production license to a South African firm to make generic drugs three years ago, not one pill has been produced.

Some developing countries such as Brazil, Thailand and India are producing inexpensive generic drugs but not enough to reach all those infected. The United States came under severe scrutiny from European countries at the 2004 AIDS conference in Bangkok. Officials accused the U.S. of pressuring poor countries to relinquish rights to make the generic drugs in return for free-trade agreements. protesters outside of the conference say they are tired of bilateral donors who give money with strings attached.

Despite being the second largest donor nation in 2004 with 25-billion dollars given, critics attack President George Bush’s preference for programs that emphasize abstinence as opposed to condom distribution and sex education. Bush highlights a program called the A-B-C approach, which stands for abstinence, being faithful in marriage and, when appropriate, condom use.

On a somber note, U.N. officials report that three million children in the world have lost one or both parents to AIDS between 2001 and 2003 which brings a total of 15-million children worldwide who have been orphaned by AIDS.

In January 2004, New York City health officials announced that a rare strain of HIV has been detected that is resistant to virtually all anti-retro-viral drugs and appears to lead to a rapid onset of AIDS. While HIV strains that are resistant to some drugs have been on the rise in recent years, federal officials say this new case is quite worrisome for several reasons.

The viral strain was resistant to three of the four classes of drugs used to treat HIV infected patients. In this new case, the medication resistance comes in conjunction with a quick transformation into AIDS. Investigations show that this case has the possibility to develop into AIDS within ten months. On average, it takes ten years from the time a person is first infected until the development into AIDS.

As stated before by ______, our alarming local level which shows that one out of 173 people in Palm Beach County has AIDS or is living with HIV informs us that we must do all we can as a community to stop the spread of this epidemic dead in its tracks and subvert any culturally based stigma associated with the disease.

The Comprehensive AIDS program of Palm Beach County, also known as CAP, is the largest provider of HIV and AIDS services in Palm Beach County. Their mission is to provide and promote education, advocacy and compassion to individuals and families affected by the infection. CAP is the only multi-lingual and multi-ethnic HIV-AIDS service agency in Palm Beach County with five offices devoted to serving nearly 3,000 men, woman and children living with the HIV or AIDS.

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It's Famous.

The Savory Cumin Lamb Burger served by Xi'an Famous Foods in New York
City's Chinatown is an explosion of spicy, meaty Asian goodness that
immediately forces one to devour the initial tasty bundle of joy and
require another, and another. The almost cracker-like, bread is sliced
as like a pita and cradles the spiced lamb, jalapenos, onions and
scallions. Xi'an is named after one of the ancient capitals of China
which is home to the terracotta warriors and was a spot on the silk
road so think Middle Eastern, Chinese food love connection. There are
currently three locations in NYC, with two being in Flushing, one at
41-28 Main Street, the other in the Flushing Mall on 39th Avenue, and
then a smaller, counter only location just under the Manhattan bridge
at 88 East Broadway. The place is no doubt an essential spot to hit if
in the area and should be deemed one of the top tastes to try in
Chinese cooking and in NYC. The lamb burger is priced at a meager
$2.50 and you'll no doubt want more than one. Their menu also offers
hand pulled noodles, slapped and smacked about by someone that you'll
just wanna take home with you after sucking one down. The Mount Qi
pork or vegetable noodles should definitely be tried and are served by
themselves or in a succulent, hot soup that are priced the same.