Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tyson's daughter dies after accident, police say - CNN.com

(CNN) -- The 4-year-old daughter of boxing legend Mike Tyson died Tuesday, a day after she was injured in a treadmill accident at her home, police in Phoenix, Arizona, said.

Former world boxing champion Mike Tyson traveled from Las Vegas to Phoenix to be at his daughter's bedside.

Former world boxing champion Mike Tyson traveled from Las Vegas to Phoenix to be at his daughter's bedside.

Exodus Tyson was prounounced dead at 11:45 a.m. local time Tuesday, said Sgt. Andy Hill, a Phoenix police spokesman. He gave no other details.

The girl was found by her 7-year-old brother on a treadmill in the Phoenix home Monday "with her neck on ... a cable" attached to the machine, police said in an earlier statement.

The mother "took her daughter off the cable" and called authorities, and Exodus was taken to a hospital, according to police.

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson traveled from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Phoenix where his daughter was on life support in critical condition on Monday, police said. Video Neighbors react to news »

The 42-year-old Brooklyn-born Tyson became the youngest world heavyweight champion in history when he lifted the World Boxing Council title aged 20.


Tyson also won the WBA and IBF versions of the crown during a career that was littered with controversy including disqualification for biting Evander Holyfield's ear during a 1997 title rematch.

He retired from the sport in 2005, but was back in the news this month with the U.S. release of the film "Tyson," a documentary that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Upstart Poetry Magazine(Print) Seeking Submissions

Attention Upstate South Carolina. Don Savant and Krystal Klear Printing are teaming up to bring you a new magazine that will be designed to showcase some the area's poets and writers. We are currently seeking poetry submissions for the magazine's inaugural issue. We ask that you submit your original work in any genre along with a brief bio that will let our readers know a little bit about you and your writing. Submit your writing as a word document in Times New Roman 12 pt. Font. We will need your name, your pen name if applicable, address, contact numbers and e-mail address on a page in word separate from your bio and submission. Please Title your work. If the work is untitled, please let it be known. We look forward to working with the many known and unknown talents of Upstate, SC.

Please submit your work and any questions you may have by June 1st, 2009 to poeticvoices@gmail.com