August 24, 1995
Oklahoma City mom gets a second chance at happiness
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (CNN) -- When the Oklahoma City bombing claimed the lives of her two young sons, the world got to know Edye Smith. The 23 year-old mother became a public symbol of sorrow.
Despite the tragedy, Smith is planning to start a new family. A surgeon in Austin, Texas reversed her tubul ligation, free of charge. The hospital and medical staff where the surgery took place also provided its services without charge.
Just as Smith was being wheeled into the operating room, she talked about what this surgery could mean to her and her family. "I'm a little bit nervous. I wasn't nervous until everybody started asking me if I was nervous, but I'm real excited. I'm real excited about it."
A reporter asks, "This could be the beginning of a new life for you?"
Smith: "That's exactly what it is. It's the beginning of a new life, and it's maybe the end of some of the heartache and grief that me and my family have experienced."
After the surgery, Edye Smith plans to remarry her ex- husband.
Look! Up in the air! Is it a plane, a bird... no, it's the
REDMOND, Washington (CNN) -- America Online managed to steal a little of Bill Gates thunder. As Microsoft's Chairman started speaking at the unveiling of Windows 95, a blimp appeared in the sky near the Microsoft campus.
It turned out to be a scale model blimp controlled by radio from the ground. It carried America Online advertising and AOL shot footage of the prank blimp from a hovering helicopter. The new Microsoft Network will be competing with AOL, the fastest growing online service in the U.S.
The blimp avoided Microsoft's airspace. After all, Microsoft is known to react aggressively to companies that go up against it.
Students' rank highest SAT scores in two
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Some encouraging news in education. This year's scores for the SAT college entrance exams are the highest they've been in more than two decades. The national average on the verbal part of the test rose from 423 in 1994 to 428 this year, while math scores increased from 479 to 482.
In regional matters, North Dakota students earned top honors with the highest overall math scores and second best verbal scores. Meanwhile, Iowa students prevailed in the verbal category and had the next best math scores.
As for gender differences, boys bested girls in both categories, averaging 429 on verbal tests to girls' 426. The gap was larger in math, with boys outscoring girls 503 to 463.
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