Archive for May, 2010

A Year Of Anyone, Anywhere

Friday, May 28th, 2010

pf_blog_logoOn Saturday, May 29 2010, this blog – Anyone, Anywhere – celebrates its one-year anniversary!

What a year it’s been! We’ve covered a vast array of topics, brought up ideas on how PeopleFinders can make your life easier and enjoyed reading some opinionated comments from you. A few of our favorite moments include:

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childNearly 800,000 children are reported missing in the United States every year. Many are abducted by family members; others are taken by violent predators and sex offenders. This is an ongoing problem that affects us all.

May 25, 2010 is National Missing Children’s Day. It’s a chance to reflect on the widespread problem of child abduction, and consider what we can all do to keep kids safe. To help, PeopleFinders is happy to offer a few child safety tips.

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Dennis Earl Bradford

Dennis Earl Bradford

When Jennifer Schuett was only 8-years-old she was kidnapped by Dennis Earl Bradford. The young girl was raped, dragged into the middle of a field and left to die. Once she was certain the man was gone, Jennifer tried to call for help, but couldn’t. Her abductor had slit her throat.

Jennifer was lucky to survive. After a grueling night alone, she was discovered by a group of kids who were playing games in the field. They ran to get help, and Jennifer was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

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SupremeCourtSealOn Monday, May 17 2010, the Supreme Court declared Civil Commitment for sex offenders to be legal. This means the federal government may now hold sexual offenders indefinitely.

The concept of Civil Commitment was established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. Adam Walsh was abducted and murdered by a man who is thought to be a repeat sex offender. His father, John Walsh, went on to host the show “America’s Most Wanted.” He pushed for a law that would help protect families from experiencing the same suffering he endured.

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dangerHave you ever responded to an ad on a public forum website? Most of us have made a purchase, unloaded unwanted merchandise or contacted someone at least once after reading a post online.

It’s a wonderful system. People can make transactions with eager buyers or sellers in any city. Individuals offering jobs or looking for employment can find each other quickly. But there is a dark side to this enterprise . And it can be deadly.

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throughouttheworldFamily is defined in many ways. It begins with the people who share your name and ancestry. As you get older, your family continues to grow.

People marry and inherit a second family. Relatives give birth to nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren. Close friends and confidants are invited into the special group of people you call your family, even though they aren’t related by birth. A family is made up of people who share a special bond; it does not need to obey any boundaries.

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Who Shares Your Name?

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

twomensamenameYou may be a unique and inimitable individual, but chances are your name can’t make the same boast. Some names are far more common than others, but most everyone has to share their moniker.

Have you ever wondered about your “name doppelganger?” A man named Wes Moore did. What he found was startling.

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