Whoopi Goldberg

Sister runners have medals, magazine cover but still no home

Three sisters whose track and field prowess brought them medals, TV appearances and even a magazine cover are still struggling for something that's eluded them: a home of their own.

Tai, Rainn and Brooke Sheppard and their mother still share a bed in a Brooklyn homeless shelter despite an outpouring of attention that began this summer when The Associated Press wrote about how they overcame hardships to qualify and earn medals in the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston.

Ten-year-old Rainn won the 3,000 meters; Tai, 11, was second in the 80-meter hurdles, and Brooke, 9, was second in the high jump.

Many were touched by their plight and wanted to help; a philanthropist...