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October 12, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
July 12, 2007 — The Travelodge on Vandiver Drive at Range Line Street is one of the many motels the Silveys have called home. “I’m the only woman that I know that’s married on the street,” Michele says. “We’re the youngest couple out there.” In August, Michele and Charlie were banned from the Quality Inn after someone called in a police report, complaining that they were “scam artists who get churches to pay for them and were panhandling other hotel guests.” Charlie says he grew up in a single-parent household without much structure. He says he has a lot of mental problems, including bipolar disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Charlie spent 49 days in jail in 2006 after pleading guilty to misdemeanor harassment of his wife, who had filed a restraining order against him. Charlie was “cheating and drinking all the time,” Michele says, “and I thought he wasn’t fit to be around the kids.”

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