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  • Details Of Lisa Irwin Search Warrant Released

    10/21/2011 12:15:57 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 71 replies
    kmbc.com ^ | October 21, 2011
    Detectives and FBI agents spent roughly 17 hours on Wednesday searching the property at 3620 North Lister Avenue. Court documents reveal a list of items taken as evidence. The items include a multicolor comforter, purple shorts, a multicolor Disney character shirt, a Glo Worm toy, a "Cars"-themed blanket, rolls of tape and a tape dispenser. Lisa was reported missing early on the morning of Oct. 4. "Investigative interviews with the people involved revealed conflicting information for clear direction in the investigation," an affidavit supporting the warrant said. "(Deborah) Bradley made the statement she did not initially look for her baby...
  • Benefits of siding with aluminium are clear

    10/17/2009 9:18:35 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 799+ views
    The National (Abu Dhabi) ^ | Saturday, October 17, 2009 | Oliver Cornock
    In the days before electrolysis, the metal could only be extracted from its ore, bauxite, by a process involving pure sodium; itself an exceptionally rare and expensive metal. As a result, he would tell us, the king of France kept two sets of cutlery for dinner: everyday fare and minor functionaries dined with golden knives and forks, whereas for special occasions and particularly honoured guests, the aluminium would be brought out. It is a measure of how times change that today some 36 million tonnes of aluminium are produced globally every year, making it abundant enough to be practically disposable....
  • Freeper Humor Break

    09/22/2003 9:41:23 AM PDT · by sonsofliberty2000 · 20 replies · 188+ views
    I thought maybe a humor break might do the site and some Freepers a little good. Here is some contributions from yours truly and lets see if anyone can top these. Plus try bumping a few people to the thread. The more the merrier: ______________________________________________________ Out The Window Al Gore and the Clintons are flying on Air Force One. Bill looks at Al, chuckles and says, "You know, I could throw a $10,000 bill out the window right now and make one person very happy." Al shrugs his stiff shoulders and says, "Well, I could throw ten $1,000 bills out...
  • Alderman Joe Moore Becoming Persona Non Grata in Chicago's 49th Ward - Ethics Not Enforced

    02/11/2003 5:57:52 PM PST · by Ward49_MudZapper · 2 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 1997 | James Webb
    CHICAGO SCANDALS REACH DALEY'S DOOR Associated Press Tuesday, October 28, 1997; 6:56 a.m. EST BY JAMES WEBB Associated Press Writer EXCERPT: Daley scolded minority aldermen and low-level city and county workers who fell to federal probes involving illegal dumping and no-show workers who are friends or relatives of public officials. In July, he pushed grumbling aldermen to adopt ethics rules governing their conduct. But political observers say the behavior pales by comparison to the behind-the-scenes relationships getting attention now. "What's different now is the light has finally shown on where the real money is being made," said Alderman Joe Moore,...