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.

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.

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

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