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January 2013
1Suspect in NYC subway death arrested before
2Bigger Tax Bite for Most Under Fiscal Pact
3 Two Women Sue After Roadside Body Cavity Search For Pot
4Common weeds that heal
5Unruly passenger taped to seat on Icelandair flight
6Ohio sheriff confronts protesters in football rape case
7Police Foil Teen's Bomb Plot on School
8Mother finds lost wallet, then distributes cash to her kids
9Breast-feeding Moms Unhappy With Mall’s Apology
10Boston declares health emergency amid U.S. flu outbreak
11Nico Marley, Bob Marley’s grandson, is a star prep LB headed for a bright collegiate future
13Police shoot armed suspect in San Diego theater
14Payroll Tax Takes a New Bite
15Children Record Song to Benefit Newtown, Conn., Causes(video)
16Newtown mom dreams about son, urges gun law reform
18Anonymous and encouraging message posted in university restroom
19Three hurt in firearm accident at North Carolina gun show
20Obama sworn in for a second term
21Brother vs. brother: John Harbaugh's Ravens beat Pats for Super Bowl date vs. Jim Harbaugh's 49ers
22Obama lauds progress on gay civil rights in inaugural address
24Gov. Scott can suck it
25Louisiana Police Officer Makes Mentally Disabled Teen's Dream Come True
26Awards Minute Video: What ever happened to Sacheen Littlefeather?
28Pa. Homeowner Sues Seller Over Home's Bloody Past
30Three shot at Phoenix office complex, manhunt for gunman under way
31Judge sentences convicted murderer Joel Lebron convicted of killing Ana Maria Angel in 2002
Children Record Song to Benefit Newtown, Conn., Causes(video)
January 15, 2013

These kids are amazing the video made me cry.

*****

At first glance, they're just a group of happy kids like any other, playing outside when they should be in school.

But these are the children of Newtown, Conn., and only one month after the horrific shooting at the town's Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 children and six teachers dead, these children are eager to help their community.

"So many of the students came to me the day of the tragedy, the day after the tragedy. And all I could see in their eyes, and you know, from what they were telling me is 'How do we help'?," local music school owner Sabrina Post told "Good Morning America" in an interview that aired today on the show.

The children made banners. They drew pictures and helped create memorials. They tied green and white ribbons - the school's colors. But they still weren't satisfied.

So 21 children gathered at the Connecticut home of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, both of the legendary rock band Talking Heads, to record a song that they hope will raise money for Newtown. The children are mostly current or former students of Sandy Hook Elementary.

"My hope is that the kids from Sandy Hook School will have a hit record, you know?," Frantz, the band's drummer, said. "And I think they have a pretty good chance."

Singer Ingrid Michaelson was asked to lend her voice to the project - a cover of the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

"I thought, well, you know, even if it makes these kids who have been through so much, if it brings them and afternoon of joy and excitement then that's what I can do, then that's what I'll do," she said, adding: "I think there's nothing more hopeful than hearing children's voices in unison all together. So yeah, I think people will feel that way, I hope so."

Ten-year-old Kayla Verga sang for her friend, 6-year-old Jessica Rekos, who was one of the students killed when Adam Lanza went on his Dec. 14 shooting rampage at the school.

"Singing the song makes me feel like she's with me and she's beside me, singing along with me," Kayla told "GMA."

Barrett DeYoung, 13, said he participated because she wants to help the survivors at her former school in "any way we can."

Ten-year-old Jane Shearin, a Sandy Hook Elementary School student, sang because she wanted to help.

"I really want to be kind to the people who have lost their loved ones and help them to recover from their sorrow," she said, adding that she hoped "someday our world will be peaceful and loving, no violence at all."

The children's recording will be available today on Amazon.com and iTunes.com. All proceeds will go towards the Newtown Youth Academy and the United Way of Western Connecticut.

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/children-record-song-benefit-newtown-conn-causes-131022810--abc-news-topstories.html#
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