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Family sues funeral home for $88 Million, alleging wrong body was put in mother’s plot

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Copiague, New York — Eleven siblings are suing a Long Island funeral home after, they say, the director put the wrong person in their mother’s plot.

They’re seeking $88 million, claiming gross negligence.

The family members say they warned the funeral director at Amityville’s Joseph A. Slinger-Hasgill Funeral Home but he didn’t listen, CBS New York reports.

Two of the siblings told the station they made it very clear that the body they were shown wasn’t their mother.

“I said, ‘Those aren’t my mother’s nails. Her burn mark is not on her arm,'” Salimah Lee said.

“When I first walked in, I said, ‘That’s not Mom.’ … He insisted that it was,” Lee’s brother said.

“I said, ‘Mom has a mole.’ I just kept picking out different things,” Lee said, adding, “And he stood at the top of the steps of the funeral home, laughing, going, ‘Oh, I hear that all the time. They tell me. People say that all the time. The embalming fluid smooths them out.'”

Three days later, after the service for 87-year-old Sadie Williams, a phone call from the director proved they were right all along.

“He said, ‘I just want you to know that that wasn’t your mom,'” Lee recalled.

She says she raced over to the funeral home and recorded a video capturing the moment she finally saw her mom.

“That’s my mother. … I just knew it. I said her mole was missing and everything,” Lee can be heard saying in the video.

“I’m just sick. I’m sick. … So now I have to let the other family know,” the funeral director can be heard saying.

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The late Sadie Williams in an undated family  photo.

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“Every single time I think about it, all I can see is my mother on that cold slab, naked … and he showed no concern when he opened that door and I saw her, just stark naked on the table, just sitting there, like she was waiting for me to find her,” Lee said, crying.

What was supposed to be a no more than 72-hour burial because of Muslim tradition turned into 22 days.

“They questioned it and they questioned it and they questioned it, and the funeral director insisted he was right,” said Phil Rizzuto, the family’s attorney.

CBS New York tried getting a response from the funeral home but was told officials couldn’t comment before speaking with lawyers.

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Donald Trump says Boris Johnson making ‘big mistake’ backing wind power

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Donald Trump has warned Boris Johnson he is making a “big mistake” by backing “ridiculous” wind farms to drive the UK’s push to a net zero carbon economy.

The former US president said he still liked the British Prime Minister but claimed that he was wrong to support renewable wind energy.

The UK has become a world leader in wind energy, particularly offshore, and Mr Johnson has pushed for Britain to become to wind what Saudi Arabia is to oil in the drive to reach net zero by 2050.



I think wind is… ridiculous

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Investment in the technology over the past decade or more has led to the world’s largest wind farm, Hornsea One, being built in the North Sea off the east Yorkshire coast.

But Mr Trump, in an interview with former Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said the UK was destroying its landscape by permitting the turbines to be installed.

Speaking to Mr Farage on GB News, the businessman – who owns golf courses in Scotland and Ireland – said: “He’s wrong, Boris is wrong if he’s going heavy into wind.

“He’s making a big mistake.”

The former White House incumbent labelled wind power the “most expensive form of energy”.

In comments made in Florida on Monday and due to be aired this week, Mr Trump said: “I think wind is, I think it’s ridiculous.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pictured onboard the Esvagt Alba during a visit to the Moray Offshore Windfarm East, off the Aberdeenshire coast (Jane Barlow/PA)

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The one-term president added: “Remember, every 10 years, you have to replace those monsters.

“And a lot of times they don’t bother. You know what they do? They just let them rot. They kill all the birds, they are so bad.”

Despite the criticism, Mr Trump – defeated by Joe Biden in last year’s presidential election – said he was fond of the Prime Minister, who he suggested had become “more liberal”.

“I like him. I get along with him. I’ve always gotten along with him,” Mr Trump said.

“He’s gone a little bit on the more liberal side.

“But I’ll tell you with energy, I’m surprised that he would allow that to happen because you have one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

“And you’re destroying it with all these wind turbines all over the place.”

Mr Johnson has not always been an advocate for wind power. In 2013, he said wind farms could not “pull the skin off a rice pudding”.

The interview with Mr Trump,  which touches on a range of subjects, including the royal family, the presidential election, the subsequent Capitol Hill riots, Black Lives Matter, the migrant crisis in the US and the UK, and the question of whether he plans to run for office again, is due to air at 7pm on Wednesday.

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Covid deaths: 1,438 get aid in city | Ahmedabad News

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Ahmedabad: The district collector office has so far disbursed the Covid death aid of Rs 50,000 to 1,438 families in the past five days. The similar number of applications are already under process, said authorities. In all, Ahmedabad city has 3,319 recorded deaths and district 93.
Sandip Sagale, Ahmedabad collector, said that the process is expedited, and they are working on the details collected by teams. TNN

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Where Is the ‘Facts of Life’ Cast Now? The Show Is Being Recreated Live

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Charlotte had been acting consistently in various roles before and after her time on The Facts of Life. According to IMDb, her most recent project was in 2015, but her career goes back to the early 1950s. Over the years, she played various roles in All in the Family, Pretty Little Liars, 101 Dalmations, and more.

Unfortunately, Charlotte passed away at 92 years old in her L.A. home in 2018. According to The L.A. Times, she had been diagnosed with bone cancer in 2017.

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