Florida is a popular place for people to retire, but elephants? Steve Hartman visited the Center for Elephant Conservation in Lakeland, Fla., where Ringling Brothers Circus retirees not only start a new life, they sometimes start new families, too.
A Young Immigrant's Achievement
Amadou, an East Harlem high school student, nearly didn't make it to a robotics competition in Atlanta due to his immigration status. Amadou came from Senegal when he was 13 in order to get a better education.
A Wish That Saved A School
Tommy Gerimickalas, who has cystic fibrosis, has been raising money to save his Philadelphia elementary school. St. Cyril's was facing closure, but Tommy's fundraising will allow the school to stay open for at least another year.
Lessons For Life
Miss Hazel Haley has been teaching English literature at Lakeland Senior High for 69 years. Haley, who is 90, figures she's had about 13,000 students during the course of her teaching career.
Life-Saving Line Drive
Jenny Sorrell, seen here at Ameriquest Field in Arlington, Texas, was hit by a line drive during a Texas Rangers game ... and it may have saved her life. When doctors performed a CAT scan following the incident they discovered 15 tumors on Jenny's ovaries.
Bravery In The Face Of Bigotry
Josephine Boyd Bradley braved ignorant mobs to become the first black student at a North Carolina high school nearly 50 years ago. Half a century later, she finally got the recognition she deserved and a reunion with her first friend at Grimsley High School -- Julia Adams.
Seeing Life Clearly
Eleven-year-old Kelsie Buckley is a one-girl fundraising team for the Mississippi libraries that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Kelsie, who suffers from a rare disease that affects her eyesight, is seeking to raise $10,000 for each storm-ravaged library.
Home Is Where The Mailbox Is
Marylyn Rogers is more than just a U.S. Postal Service employee to the homeless customers she serves at the General Delivery window. The window at New York City's main post office provides the homeless with an opportunity to receive mail and feel like they're a part of society.
Liberty University's award-winning debate team is a powerhouse. But for Liberty founder Rev. Jerry Falwell, the program is about a lot more than bragging rights; it's about winning the culture war. The university recruits debaters the way other schools look for top athletes.
Violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain successfully merges two musical genres that seemingly have nothing in common -- hip-hop and classical. Roumain says his music is all about bridging differences.
Five kids from the autoshop program at West Philadelphia High School stepped into the future by building a sports-economy car -- one that runs on soybean bio-diesel fuel. The car goes from zero to 60 in four seconds and gets more than 50 miles to the gallon.
A new trend in funerals sent Steve Hartman to Ramsey Creek Nature Preserve in Westminster, S.C. Here people can bury their departed loved ones in the country's first all-natural, do-it-yourself cemetery. Pretty much any kind of funeral is acceptable at Ramsey Creek -- as long as the casket is biodegradable and the bodies are not embalmed.