June 25, 2007 Day care provider pleads not guilty to shaking baby TAMPA -- Day care provider Rebecca L. Saunders pleaded not guilty Monday morning to one count of aggravated child abuse. She continued to deny any wrongdoing in the case of Kaleb Schwade, the 5-month-old boy that authorities said sustained a brain injury after Saunders shook and battered him. "She is not afraid to be here," said her attorney, Leon Jones. "She's not afraid to show her face because she knows that she did not do anything wrong." He took issue with Kaleb's mother's Myspace.com page, on which she has elicited national sympathy and donations by posting daily updates to her blog about her son. "The problem with blogs and MySpace is that there is no checks and balances on it," he said. "It's the courtroom that matters." Kaleb's parents attended the hearing but did not speak to reporters. Dianne Cueto, a spokeswoman for the family, said afterward that Kaleb has shown signs of improvement but "still has a long journey ahead of him." He is taking anti-seizure medication, she said. Doctors recently have been trying to get his vomiting under control. He has shown some response when they play music, Cueto said. "The prognosis is still one day up, one day down," she said. "Each day brings new hopes and new dashes of those hopes." Circuit Judge Chet Tharpe ordered Saunders to not have any contact with children under 18. -- Colleen Jenkins What a moron!