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NTS: Not a Good Way to Reconcile

All she wanted to do was have an uninterrupted conversation with her estranged husband. At least that’s what Helen Sun told police Monday night when they asked her why she had handcuffed herself to her sleeping almost-ex and began biting him.

The previous day, Sun changed the locks on their bedroom door while her husband, who had just filed for divorce, was out. That night, Robert Drawbaugh woke to find himself handcuffed to his wife. As he called for help on his cell phone, Sun began biting him on his chest and arms. Police who arrived at the house broke in after they heard screams of pain (apparently Drawbaugh wasn’t “in” with the Twilight crowd). Sun was arrested, her charges include assault and unlawful restraint.   

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I really only have one question: Did she actually think this would work???

In 2006, then-editor Steve Smith of The Spokesman-Review had the idea of starting a publication for an often forgotten audience: teenagers. The Vox Box was a continuation of the Vox, an all-student staffed newspaper published by The Spokesman-Review. High school student journalists who staffed the Vox made all content decisions as they learn about the trade of journalism. This blog's mission was to give students an opportunity to publish their voices. The Vox Box and the Vox wrapped up in June 2009, but you can follow former staffers' new blog at