Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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December 19, 2012

It time to celebrate winners of the annual 'Sammy Awards'

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“When customs officials saw the baby inside the bag at the X-ray scanner, they were stunned,” police officials told Gulf News. “This machine is very dangerous for anyone, let alone a baby in a bag, to pass through.”

Police said the couple resorted to the dangerous subterfuge because the infant didn’t have a passport or visa, and “they wanted to have him with them in the UAE.”

Authorities said the baby could have died after being put into the luggage.

A truly scary thought: How did the visa-less baby and his parents get through airport security in Egypt on their way to the UAE?

The “You’re Certainly In The Right Class” Sammy goes to:

Misty Lawson, of Louisville, Ky.

WDRB reported in February that Ms. Lawson, 30, was in a classroom when a counselor saw her punch her 10-year-old son multiple times in the face and body, bruising his right cheek.

The counselor reported Lawson to the police and Child Protective Services, and she was charged with fourth degree assault, a misdemeanor.

The beating occurred in the middle of the class Lawson was taking … an anger management class.

The “Ingrate Of The Year” Sammy goes to:

The world’s worst boss.

Jackie Bruscia was not only Debbie Stevens’ boss at the Atlantic Automotive Group in West Islip on Long Island, they were pals — at least that’s what Stevens, 49, thought.

That’s why when Bruscia, 61, needed a kidney transplant, Stevens went to the extraordinary measure of donating one of her kidneys. Since they weren’t a perfect medical match, reported the New York Post, Stevens donated her left kidney to the national pool, helping Bruscia get a transplant sooner than she might have otherwise.

And they all lived happily ever after … right up until Bruscia fired Stevens.

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