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Services for Peterson will be private
The Modesto Bee ^ | August 26, 2003 | John Cote'

Posted on 08/26/2003 5:29:27 AM PDT by runningbear

Services for Peterson will be private

Services for Peterson will be private

By JOHN COTÉ
BEE STAFF WRITER

Published: August 26, 2003, 04:52:21 AM PDT

Laci Peterson's family on Monday had not decided on funeral arrangements for her, but had determined that any ceremony will be closed to the public, a family spokeswoman said.

"They held the public memorial and appreciate the outpouring of support from the community," said Kim Petersen, executive director of the Carole Sund- Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation. The foundation has assisted the family since Laci Peterson, 27, was reported missing Christmas Eve.

"If they choose to do anything else, it will be done in private."

The search for the expectant mother and substitute teacher from Modesto rallied a community and drew the nation's gaze.

In May, an estimated 3,000 people flocked to a Modesto church for a memorial service on what would have been Peterson's 28th birthday.

Four months after her family reported her missing, Peterson's body was found washed up on the eastern shoreline of San Francisco Bay. The body of her unborn son, Conner, was found just over a mile away.

Peterson's husband, Scott, has been charged with two counts of murder in the deaths. He has pleaded innocent.

Last week, the Contra Costa County coroner's office released the remains to the Rocha family after Scott Peterson's defense team examined the bodies and later X-rayed the fetus.

The remains were transferred to the Stanislaus County coroner's .........

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I Am Not a Member of a Satanic Cult

I Am Not a Member of a Satanic Cult

By Osha Neumann, AlterNet

August 26, 2003

I am not a member of a satanic cult and I did not kill Laci Peterson.

I'm not actually accused of killing Laci Peterson, the pregnant California woman who disappeared earlier this year and whose body was recently found. Scott Peterson, her husband, is currently the prime suspect. But his defense team has floated the theory that a satanic cult may have murdered his wife. The "evidence" for this theory is the paintings of a group of artists collectively known as SNIFF , with which I have been associated for four years.

For five years, SNIFF has worked in relative anonymity on the Albany Bulb, the tip of a wild and beautiful spit of overgrown landfill that juts out from the east shore of San Francisco Bay, just north of Berkeley. SNIFF artists began by painting on hunks of broken concrete that protrude along the shoreline. When they ran out of concrete, they began a series of paintings on plywood scavenged from the abandoned campsites of a prior generation of homeless squatters. Propped up on crude easels constructed of wood that washed up on the beach, the line of paintings now extends a considerable way along the waterfront – a gallery of outsider art without guards, curators or admission fees.

According to Scott Peterson's lawyers, the paintings of SNIFF depict "ritualistic killings and occult practices." That's ridiculous. Severed heads, yes. Ritual killings no. There's a painting intended as a warning to vandals who have savaged some of our art, that depicts an executioner chopping off their heads with an ax. There's a painting of a decapitated saint adrift in a row boat with a naked woman. His head with a halo lies at his feet. In a painting of a boxing gym, some of the boxers have had their heads literally knocked off.

The Modesto Bee reporter who broke the story informs readers that, "Many of the paintings portray sexual activity, and several show pregnant women."

That's true. They also show mermaids and volcanoes, carnivals, dancing bears in a circus, a hot tub, a horse.....

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Bags and Baggage
Greta Van Susteren Goes on the Record In Her New Book

Bags and Baggage
Greta Van Susteren Goes on the Record In Her New Book

By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 26, 2003; Page C01

After the O.J. Simpson trial that propelled her to the pinnacle of legal punditry, Greta Van Susteren was on the phone trying to land the first interview with the disgraced football star.

Forty-five minutes later, she said: "O.J., can I have your phone number to call you back? I have to go pick up my husband, and if I'm late, he'll kill me."

She apologized after an awkward pause, one of the few times the mile-a-minute talk show host has been at a loss for words.

In her about-to-be-released book "My Turn at the Bully Pulpit," Van Susteren, 49, recounts her rise from loudmouth lawyer to plastic-surgery cover girl to cable news queen. Since defecting from CNN to Fox News last year, the former adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School has parlayed a no-nonsense interviewing style into a ratings bonanza, making her the most popular woman on prime-time cable.

But for all her success, Van Susteren says over a Diet Coke in her North Capitol Street office, she doesn't feel like a star and isn't sure how many more years she'll be on the air.

"I never thought of myself as a TV person," she says. "The shelf life of women on TV I didn't think was particularly long. I never thought it was forever. I still don't. I love my job, but it's a very fickle business."

Despite her Nielsens success -- her "On the Record" show drew an average of 1.07 million viewers in May, June and July, compared with 598,000 for CNN, 221,000 for MSNBC and 168,000 for CNBC -- Van Susteren doesn't spew opinions like her colleagues Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.

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Scott Peterson admits knowledge of wife

Scott Peterson admits knowledge of wife

MODESTO, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Accused wife-killer Scott Peterson is reported to have admitted knowledge of his pregnant wife's disappearance in a taped conversation.

Fox News quoted sources close to the case saying during a taped phone call between Peterson and his girlfriend Amber Frey, Frey asked whether he'd had anything to do with Laci Peterson's disappearance.

Peterson reponded, according to the Fox report: "Yes ... uh ... uh ... but no. But I know who did and I'll tell you later when I see you."

According to Fox, this was the first public suggestion Peterson initially admitted playing a role in his wife's abduction.

Laci, 27, disappeared on Christmas Eve from the Petersons' Modesto home, a little over a month before she was scheduled to give birth to the couple's first child.

Her body and that of her unborn son washed ashore along San Francisco .......

(Excerpt) Read more at modbee.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: avoidingchildsupport; baby; babyunborn; conner; deathpenaltytime; dontubelievemyalibi; getarope; ibefishing; laci; lacipeterson; smallbaby; smallchild; sonkiller; unborn; wifekiller
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1 posted on 08/26/2003 5:29:28 AM PDT by runningbear
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To: Rheo; Mystery Y; Searching4Justice; brneyedgirl; Scupoli; sissyjane; TexKat; Lanza; Mrs.Liberty; ...
Pinging..... I do read and follow up, but lately have been on a crazy schedule... ;o)
2 posted on 08/26/2003 5:30:35 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: BobFromNJ; WestCoastGal; Sunshine55; Yaelle; madison10; Devil_Anse; nycgal; crystalk; pbear8; ...
Pinging..... I do read and follow up, but lately have been on a crazy schedule... ;o)
3 posted on 08/26/2003 5:31:09 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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State money still sought for Peterson trial

State money still sought for Peterson trial

By ERIC STERN
BEE CAPITOL BUREAU

Published: August 21, 2003, 05:45:13 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Jeff Denham said Tuesday that he will continue pushing for the state to cover Stanislaus County's costs in the investigation and trial of accused murderer Scott Peterson.

"It'll come back up in January," said Denham, a Salinas Republican whose district includes part of Modesto.

His $1.5 million subsidy for the Peterson case survived the budget process but not the governor's line-item veto this month.

"This is going to be a huge cost," Denham said. "You can't expect a case of this size, for a county to bear that."

Peterson, 30, has pleaded innocent to two counts of murder in the deaths of his wife, Laci, 27, and their unborn son, Conner.

The state already reimburses smaller counties for extra costs related to expensive murder trials. Denham introduced a bill earlier this year that singled out the high-profile Peterson case and sought reimbursement for the county's estimated costs.

A version of that bill made it through budget wrangling this summer. However, before Gov. Davis signed the $99.1 billion state budget Aug. 2, he made last-minute trims -- including the money set aside for the Peterson case.

Davis called it "unnecessary" because county officials can apply ........

4 posted on 08/26/2003 5:34:17 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
"I have to go pick up my husband"

"The shelf life of women on TV I didn't think was particularly long"

A regular man-pleaser, she is.

6 posted on 08/26/2003 6:44:41 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse
plastic-surgery cover girl

If her work qualifies as such, the "industry" is in bad shape indeed. I've been waiting for her mouth and temples to recover from the stretching, but it doesn't appear they ever will.

7 posted on 08/26/2003 6:53:09 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (40 miles inland, California becomes Flyover Country!)
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To: ErnBatavia
At least she didn't go for chest enhancement surgery! I can't even picture that... I don't know... if she had more meat on her bones, she'd be... Ron Kuby... ?
8 posted on 08/26/2003 7:08:33 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the ping rb. Got the puters fixed, glad that I did before the prelim. Looks like the media coverage has stepped it back up. Lots of coverage last night.....
9 posted on 08/26/2003 7:12:42 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the ping bear
10 posted on 08/26/2003 7:26:47 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Devil_Anse
Unlike the Clintons, though, she only talks out of one side of her mouth...
11 posted on 08/26/2003 7:29:31 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (40 miles inland, California becomes Flyover Country!)
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the pings RB.
Prayers for the Rochas. This nightmare is never ending for them.
Hi Jackie.........good to see you!
13 posted on 08/26/2003 7:39:20 AM PDT by Wednesday's Child
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To: Wednesday's Child
Hi WC! Good to see you too. Puters went down but I did get your e-mail....great tips, they are working to my advantage so far!
14 posted on 08/26/2003 9:21:47 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Jackie-O
I'm VERY glad to hear that :)
Keep up the good work!
15 posted on 08/26/2003 9:31:31 AM PDT by Wednesday's Child
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To: Nettie
LOL.....
16 posted on 08/26/2003 10:24:00 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Devil_Anse
;o)....hehehe...
17 posted on 08/26/2003 10:24:27 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: ErnBatavia
lol....
18 posted on 08/26/2003 10:25:08 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: Jackie-O
I think it is because of the next court date pending next week?
19 posted on 08/26/2003 10:26:40 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: All
thought this was a weird image:


Scott

20 posted on 08/26/2003 11:43:32 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: All
thought this was a weird image:


Scott

21 posted on 08/26/2003 11:44:49 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear
oops..... computer did a hiccup.... ;o)
22 posted on 08/26/2003 11:45:16 AM PDT by runningbear (Lurkers beware, Freeping is public opinions based on facts, theories, and news online.......)
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To: runningbear; All
I'm sure that's what it is...plus the leak on the "Amber Tapes" and th so called admition of guilt. Hot topic on Gretta last night, Janie Weintraub was puckering up her face and poking her lips out at the notion that Snott's response to Amber was an admition of guilt.
23 posted on 08/26/2003 11:52:09 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: All
BBL...quitting time!! ;0)
24 posted on 08/26/2003 11:53:05 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Nettie
I can't stand her!! Never could. Her "new face" doesn't cover up anything to me.
25 posted on 08/26/2003 12:12:06 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South)
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To: Jackie-O
Jackie: What was on last night?? I didn't get home from work until 7pm!! I missed everything.
26 posted on 08/26/2003 12:13:43 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South)
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To: Jackie-O
Weintraub is another one!! Her facial contortions are unbearable!!
27 posted on 08/26/2003 12:16:05 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South)
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To: ErnBatavia
LOL! A Clinton can talk out of both sides of his/her mouth--and also out of his/her ass.
28 posted on 08/26/2003 1:28:34 PM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse
Good assessment of the Clinton duo Dev.!!
29 posted on 08/26/2003 1:52:52 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South)
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To: runningbear
Thanks for the ping, rb!
30 posted on 08/26/2003 2:02:16 PM PDT by Sandylapper
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To: Canadian Outrage
Hi Lynn! Yes Janie is a walking-talking cartoon, isn't she? I didn't realize that a human could contort their face like she can!
I was busy geting the chickadees situated last night for the first day of school today, but I did manage to catch Greta's Peterson segment.
All talking head attorney's agreed that Snotty's response to Amber when questioned about his involvement in Laci's disappearance was an admition of guilt and will be BIG at trial time. All except Janie of course. Jeff Fieger thinks Amber's testimony will be a key factor in a conviction. Just the fact that he called her constantly after Laci's "disappearance" and 6 times on Valentines Day alone will make the Jury despise him.
31 posted on 08/26/2003 2:17:22 PM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Jackie-O
Hey Jackie!! Glad you got the little ones off to another school year! Isn't that just the most wonderful day for Mom's? As to Peterson, I AGREE. Geragos must honestly be trembling in his poopy pants! There is nothing like a person's own voice admitting to something. Nothing. No more powerful evidence than that can really be offered other than a video of the act. I have thought right from the early stages after his arrest that LE and the DA are very confident. Geragos's defense of the Satanic cult is embarassing!
32 posted on 08/26/2003 3:43:48 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South)
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To: Canadian Outrage
Janie was saying that he was just saying "yeah, ah-huh" like he was just acknowledging the ongoing conversation, blah, blah...the rest agreed that it is the next best thing to a confession. I'm sure that Geragross will try to explain away to the affect that Snott was just expressing his suspisions, Satanic Cult, or whatever else he can dream up....
33 posted on 08/26/2003 6:02:07 PM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: redlipstick
After the O.J. Simpson trial that propelled her to the pinnacle of legal punditry, Greta Van Susteren was on the phone trying to land the first interview with the disgraced football star.

Forty-five minutes later, she said: "O.J., can I have your phone number to call you back? I have to go pick up my husband, and if I'm late, he'll kill me."

She apologized after an awkward pause, one of the few times the mile-a-minute talk show host has been at a loss for words.

oops

34 posted on 08/26/2003 6:40:41 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: cyncooper
Hah!
35 posted on 08/26/2003 6:48:31 PM PDT by EllaMinnow (Is that funny, or is it just me?)
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To: Jackie-O
I can't imagine anybody buying Ms. Weintraubs take on that. No one IF he were innocent his first words would have been a resounding NO!! No thinking about it.
36 posted on 08/26/2003 7:45:53 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South)
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To: Canadian Outrage
Thanks, CO! I wish I could just erase them both from my mind. (A Clintonectomy?)
37 posted on 08/27/2003 7:00:23 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Jackie-O
Let us not forget that some of Little Rita's "sources" have been wrong before. Anything revealed from Amber's taped conversations with Scott is a violation of the gag order.
39 posted on 08/27/2003 9:00:13 AM PDT by I. Ben Hurt
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To: Plinth
OY-VEY!! You like their personalities????
40 posted on 08/27/2003 9:48:51 AM PDT by Canadian Outrage (All us Western Canuks belong South)
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Yes IBH, Rita's special sauces, I mean sources have been wrong before.
I can't wait till the pre-lim to hear some reporting on the facts.....not just leaks from "special sources."
41 posted on 08/27/2003 9:53:37 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Canadian Outrage; Plinth
Maybe Plinth doesn't get out much??? ;0)
42 posted on 08/27/2003 10:09:42 AM PDT by Jackie-O
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To: Plinth
I also think that we'd have to hear the way "yes... um...um" comes out before we can judge the significance as "yes" does serve other principles in conversation.

First, I see you're new to FR. Welcome!

Next, as to liking Greta and Janie, sometimes we just don't like the message vs. the messenger. LOL

To your point about hearing, "yes,..um..um", I agree, but I also feel strongly that we need to hear exactly what the question was. We didn't get a direct quote on it.

As to the name "Peterson", I know what you mean, but don't have an answer for that one.

43 posted on 08/27/2003 11:02:13 AM PDT by Sandylapper
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To: Plinth
Greta, though no beauty, is tolerable. She is, however, capable of speaking in a logical way.

Janie is repulsive. She speaks nonsense, like a crazy woman in a mental hospital.

As for "yes", if I were the prosecutor, and arguments were made about the deeper meaning of "yes", I'd reply, "Ladies and gentlemen, you don't need Mr. Geragos to tell you what this word means. He is insulting your intelligence by pretending you don't know what it means. If anyone here does not know the meaning of this 3-letter English word, please raise your hand and we will replace you with one of the alternate jurors."
45 posted on 08/27/2003 11:20:35 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: I. Ben Hurt
It's a violation of the gag order--if the person who spilled the beans was subject to the gag order.
46 posted on 08/27/2003 11:22:06 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Canadian Outrage
How could he NOT be swept off his feet by two such vibrant and engaging women?
48 posted on 08/27/2003 11:23:21 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Plinth
You're turned on by flat or inappropriate affect? What other flat things turn you on?
49 posted on 08/27/2003 11:24:16 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: I. Ben Hurt
A reply by Scott of "no, but I know who did" was reported months ago, and by a different source. If accurate, that very nearly as damning as "yes...uh...uh...but no."

Oh, but we can't believe anything at all that any of these media people tell us, anyway. Laci probably isn't even dead. She's probably home changing her baby's diapers. We're all the victims of a cruel hoax.
50 posted on 08/27/2003 11:26:52 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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