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You have my attention

When was the first moment you sat up and paid attention to the news on your own volition?

For me, it happened when I was 11. All I need to say to people who were around then, chronologically and geographically, is it was the Baby Jessica story.

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For those who might not know, or remember, Baby Jessica was an 18-month-old in Texas who was trapped in a well, dozens of feet below ground, in 1987.

While other news stories had obviously affected me, this 58.5 hour rescue had me at the edge of my seat.

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A write up on the event from the time, from the LA times.

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