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Weekend Reads Grieving dad buys Super Bowl ad in Florida to reach Trump

19:27  05 february  2018
19:27  05 february  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

Two people stabbed at Eagles’ Super Bowl parade

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a man standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Hannah's dad Steve Eimers.© CBS News Hannah's dad Steve Eimers. A Tennessee man is hoping to catch President Trump's attention and raise awareness about a safety issue that changed his family forever. Steve Eimers paid $1,000 to run a message in West Palm Beach during the Super Bowl with the hope that the president is watching from his Mar-a-Lago resort, reports CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave.

Eimers' 17-year-old daughter Hannah was killed when she struck an X-LITE guardrail in Tennessee in 2016.

"It was worth taking that shot to see if maybe the president will see this," he said.

Instead of collapsing on itself – as the device is meant to – police say the rail acted as a spear, penetrating the driver's door, hitting Hannah in the chest and head. "Nothing prepares you to be the parent of a dead child. And to discover that, well one, the nature of this accident was horrific," Eimers said. At least 13 deaths nationally may involve X-LITE guardrails including a crash in Tennessee that killed 69-year-old Wilbert Byrd and a 59-year-old man in Missouri. Eimers says federal regulators have been slow to act.

Genie Bouchard's going to the Super Bowl with that guy from the Internet

  Genie Bouchard's going to the Super Bowl with that guy from the Internet Genie Bouchard's going to the Super Bowl with that guy from the InternetGenie Bouchard, who has some free time this weekend after losing in the quarterfinals of Taiwan’s Kaohsiung tennis tournament on Friday, will be attending this Sunday’s Super Bowl with a fan she met over Twitter.

"It's one thing to lose your child to an innocent accident but we lost our daughter to a defective product. And to see the Federal Highway Administration be this dismissive it is – it's insulting," Eimers said. The Federal Highway Administration says safety is the top priority and points to new, more stringent safety criteria that went into effect in January. But lawsuits claim there are more than 14,000 X-LITE's on US roads nationwide Since Hannah's death, Tennessee has begun removing its guardrails, complaining of "installation deficiencies." Ten other states now say they too will get rid of the X-LITEs. In a statement to CBS News, Lindsay Transportation Solutions said the "X-LITE has successfully passed crash and safety tests in accordance with federal standards" and noteed no road safety equipment can prevent injury in every crash scenario.

Eagles’ Chris Long says he won’t visit White House if Philadelphia wins Super Bowl

  Eagles’ Chris Long says he won’t visit White House if Philadelphia wins Super Bowl It’s Super Bowl week, which means among other things that it’s time to ask players involved if they plan to accompany their team to the White House, should that team win it all. The Philadelphia Eagles’ Chris Long didn’t even wait until Monday’s media day to assert that, with President Donald Trump in office, he would not want to make the trip.“No, I’m not going to the White House,” Long said on the “Pardon My Take” podcast. “Are you kidding me?”Long didn’t specify Trump as the reason he would decline an invitation to join the Eagles on a possible White House visit, but he didn’t have to, given his comments last year.

Watch: Eagles Fan Climb Hydraulic Fluid-Soaked Poles To Celebrate Super Bowl Win .
To no surprise, Philadelphia Eagles fans are celebrating the franchise's first Super Bowl victory by climbing street poles. The Eagles won Super Bowl LII by defeating the New England Patriots 41–33 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The police department decided to stop using Crisco to grease up street poles and instead switched to hydraulic fluid to prevent fans from climbing poles. Fans were still able to climb street poles when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship. This time, hydraulic fluid would not stop fans either. @Eagles fan > hydraulic fluid. Yep, he scaled the light pole! Come on guys!!! Celebrate safely! Be responsible #[email protected]@6abcpic.twitter.com/V2dkMp8qYY— Christie Ileto (@Christie_Ileto) February 5, 2018 Thousands of fans are gathering at Philadelphia's Broad Street.

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