Month: October 2009

Keeping Halloween Fun With A Few Simple Safety Tips

Halloween is almost here – a time for ghouls, goblins and sugary snacks! On October 31, kids from all over the country will be excited to put on their favorite costumes and claim delicious treats in the name of trick-or-treating. While you’re getting ready for the big night, take a moment to think about some Read More…

The Heartbreaking Story Of Somer Thompson

It’s the worst experience any parent can endure: their child is missing and a frantic search results in the most horrific news possible. The murder of a child is a pain that most people cannot even begin to comprehend. Somer Thompson was a bright 7-year-old who attended elementary school in Orange Park, Florida. On Monday, Read More…

The Balloon Boy Controversy: Was The Falcon Heene Scare Real Or A Hoax?

On Thursday, October 15, a 6-year-old boy named Falcon Heene caught the attention of the entire nation. The boy was missing and thought to be trapped inside a homemade weather balloon that broke free and took flight in Fort Collins, Colorado. The balloon was a Mylar covered contraption that contained a small basket on the Read More…

Jaycee Dugard Today – A Happy Ending

Jaycee Dugard is home, safe and enjoying being back with her family after almost 20 years apart. When Jaycee was only 11 years old she was abducted near her home in South Lake Tahoe and taken to Antioch, California. She spent the next 18 years as a prisoner of a man named Phillip Garrido. Garrido Read More…

Closure For Jennifer Schuett? Her Suspected Rapist Is Arrested 20 Years Later

In 1990 a young girl named Jennifer Schuett was abducted from her bedroom in Dickinson, Texas. A man carried her to his car, sexually assaulted the 8-year-old child, slit her throat and left her to die in an overgrown field. The identity of the predator who committed these horrific crimes has remained a mystery, but Read More…

A Nobel Peace Prize … For Future Efforts?

Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” The announcement was greeted with mixed reactions; some argued that the President has done nothing to earn this prestigious honor, and others felt that he was the most deserving candidate. The selection of Obama Read More…

Riding The Google Wave

People have been talking about Google Wave for a while now, even though only a small percentage of the population has actually seen it. One big question remains – will Google Wave change the way people communicate online? Google Wave is poised to be an exciting new way to interact with other people. It’s said Read More…

Horia Cretan – Good Samaritan From The Bronx

On September 30, 2009 Horia Cretan was working in the electronics store that he owns in New York. Most of the day went by like any other, but right around 4pm he heard harrowing screams coming from somewhere above him. Cretan jumped into action. He ran out of his store and raced up the building’s Read More…

The Murder Of Rebecca Doisy: A Background Check Brings A Killer To Justice

In 1976 Rebecca Doisy was a student teacher in Columbia, Missouri who also worked part time as a waitress. She enjoyed being around people at the restaurant, even though she had to deal with difficult customers now and then. One such customer was a man named Johnny Wright. He visited the restaurant where Rebecca worked, Read More…