Jonne Wegley joined the Army in 2009, but during basic training was distracted by troubles at home (a brother severely injured; his girlfriend aborting their child and two-timing him) and wanted out.
Like others facing Army assignments, his escape of choice was to ask a pal to shoot him in the leg, rendering him unfit for duty (but, he hoped, not too badly hurt).
The reluctant pal fired one shot, which resulted in the “mangling” of Wegley’s leg and which has so far required 25 surgeries. Sources cited by the Ledger-Enquirer of Columbus, Ga., near Wegley’s post at Fort Benning, said there are easier legal ways to leave the Army.
a ‘shoe thing’
The first day of school, according to Mia Lin, 16, of Framingham, Mass., “is like a movie premiere.”
That’s when she and some of her well-off friends get the opportunity to give fellow students the benefit of their informed summer fashion decisions as they jockey for position in the school’s social order.
Lin told the Boston Globe that her “style” is “urban” and shoe-oriented.
“I have about 90 pairs. I wear whole outfits just to accent my shoes,” including black, red and gold Supra Chad Muska Skytops, which give her, she said, “a swagger boost.”
“Every year is an opportunity to redefine your style.”
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