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  • Federal agents implicated in disappearance of Mexican students

    04/30/2016 6:02:16 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 5 replies ^ | 4/15/16
    Mexico's national human rights commission has said two federal police officers participated in the disappearance of 43 students in 2014. It's the first time national agents have been implicated in the case. The commission announced Thursday it had found an eyewitness who alleges federal officers were present at the scene of the abduction in Mexico's southwestern Guerrero state. Jose Larrieta Carrasco, the commission member investigating the case, said the new evidence suggested the officers did nothing to stop local police from taking the youths away. The 43 student teachers disappeared in the city of Iguala on September 26, 2014. Investigators...
  • Report: thousands of refugees 'disappear' after registering in Germany

    02/25/2016 9:36:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 25.02.2016 | [ksb/jr (Reuters, dpa)]
    It's been reported that many refugees never move into their intended accommodation after registering in Germany. It comes as Berlin tightens up laws regarding asylum. Germany's "Sueddeutsche Zeitung" daily reported on Friday that last year 13 percent of registered refugees never went to their planned shelter, equating to more than 130,000 people. The newspaper based its report on a response from the federal Interior Ministry, on request of Germany's Left Party. The ministry listed possible reasons for the refugees' disappearance as asylum seekers continuing their journey to other countries or submersion into illegality. ...
  • Witchcraft, white supremacists, meth labs or a family grudge?

    07/22/2014 10:09:43 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Will Payne
    Five years ago Bobby Jamison, Sherilyn Jamison and their six-year-old daughter Madyson mysteriously vanished. It wasn't until more than four years later that their decimated, skeletal remains were found on a remote Oklahoma mountainside, lying side-by-side, face down in the dirt, three miles from their abandoned truck. On Saturday their loved ones held a memorial for the family. The modest but emotional ceremony may have given their family and friends a scrap of comfort - but it did little to end their torment. They still have no real idea what happened to their loved ones in a case that has...
  • FBI taking over investigation of family's mysterious 2010 disappearance

    04/10/2013 1:22:04 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/10/2013 | Gabriel Falcon
    STORY HIGHLIGHTS Joseph and Summer McStay and their two children haven't been seen since 2010 The FBI is taking over the investigation from San Diego County authorities The family's abandoned SUV was found near the Mexican border A surveillance video shows what appears to be them crossing the border (CNN) -- The family -- mom, dad and two kids -- left their home looking like they meant to be back in a few minutes. But surveillance video caught what appears to be the four of them walking across the border into Mexico. There's been no word of them since. Now...
  • Missing Missouri girl's parents say they are cooperating

    10/07/2011 1:31:50 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 87 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | October 07, 2011 | Maria Fisher
    The parents of a missing 10-month-old Missouri girl planned to make a public statement Friday after police announced that the couple had stopped talking with detectives investigating the baby's disappearance. Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley didn't speak to the media Thursday night after a police news conference accusing them of no longer cooperating, but relatives read a statement insisting they never had stopped. The family said the couple would have more to say Friday.
  • UPDATE 1 — North Korea releases Dutch stamp dealer accused of subversive activities

    08/15/2011 12:59:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Wire Update ^ | 08/14/11
    UPDATE 1 — North Korea releases Dutch stamp dealer accused of subversive activities By BNO News PYONGYANG/UTRECHT (BNO NEWS) -- North Korea on Saturday released a Dutch stamp dealer after he was earlier accused of subversive activities during a business trip to the country, a family friend told Dutch media on Sunday. Willem van der Bijl, 59, who is the owner of a post stamp collection shop in the Dutch city of Utrecht, traveled to the Asian country in early July to buy North Korean stamps and paintings. He was scheduled to fly back to the Netherlands on July 30...
  • Missing Dutch tourist appears in North Korean newspaper

    08/11/2011 4:06:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    BNO News ^ | 08/10/11
    Missing Dutch tourist appears in North Korean newspaper By BNO News PYONGYANG (BNO NEWS) -- A Dutch tourist who has gone missing during a business trip to North Korea appeared in a state-run newspaper on Wednesday to praise the country's recent elections. Willem van der Bijl, 59, who is the owner of a post stamp collection shop in the Dutch city of Utrecht, traveled to the Asian country in early July to buy North Korean stamps and paintings. He was scheduled to fly back to the Netherlands on July 30 but never took the flight. A report from the state-run...
  • Egypt: Reports of "surge in disappearance of Coptic girls"

    05/20/2011 6:52:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    jihad watch ^ | 5/20/11 | Marisol
    Again, what better subterfuge is there than to accuse your enemy of what you yourself have engaged in for years? And the fabricated stories of Muslim women (or alleged converts to Islam) being abducted by Christians in Egypt have indeed provided a handy cover for a new string of disappearances. They are nothing new, as Coptic Pope Shenouda III observed even in 1976 that "there is a practice to convert Coptic girls to embrace Islam and marry them under terror to Muslim husbands." And our own archives are full of over seven years of such reports. Meanwhile, the world looks...
  • Bone Found on Aruba Tested in Natalee Holloway Case

    11/16/2010 9:50:53 PM PST · by jerry557 · 23 replies
    FOX KDVR ^ | 11/16/10
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Dutch forensic experts are testing a piece of bone found on the Caribbean island of Aruba to see if it comes from missing American teenager Natalee Holloway, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. Experts first will establish whether the bone is human before comparing its DNA to that of Holloway, said Netherlands Forensic Institute spokeswoman Inge Oevering. Holloway, then 18, disappeared in 2005 while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba. Her remains have never been found, despite extensive police searches. If the bone turns out to be from Holloway, it would be the first concrete evidence...
  • S. Korean fishing boat goes missing amid tension with N. Korea(taken by NK?)

    08/08/2010 3:05:57 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/08/10
    S. Korean fishing boat goes missing amid tension with N. Korea SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean fishing boat has gone missing in the East Sea, an official said Sunday, amid tension between the divided Koreas over naval exercises in the Yellow Sea. The North has threatened physical retaliation for the five-day maritime exercises the South is holding in the Yellow Sea in a show of force after its warship sank in an attack blamed on Pyongyang.
  • Investigators On The Scene Of Where Jacob Wetterling Disappeared More Than 20 years (MN)

    06/30/2010 3:30:07 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 62 replies · 1+ views
    kstp ^ | 6-30-`0 | Cory Kampschroer
    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has confirmed Stearns County investigators are at a property in the area where Jacob Wetterling was abducted more than 20 years ago. Neighbors report seeing several unmarked law enforcement vehicles Wednesday morning at the property in St. Joseph. A sheriff's office squad car is parked at the entry to the driveway. The sheriff's office tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that, "an investigation is occurring today, but details of that investigation are restricted by a Stearns County court order." The sheriff's office would not release any other details about the investigation and gave no indication when more details would...
  • Josh Powell leaving Mormonism

    06/03/2010 9:57:51 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 70 replies · 871+ views (Salt Lake City) ^ | June 2, 2010 | Brent Hunsaker
    Josh Powell is apparently shopping around for a new church. On the website, which is widely believed to be written by Josh and his father, Steven Powell, there was this paragraph: “Finding trustworthy spiritual support is more critical now than ever, since according to the media, members of the Mormon community had been pressuring Susan to divorce Josh on the basis of his beliefs. Josh and his family have recently enjoyed the fellowship of religious communities that share his and Susan's pro-family values. They have been investigating Christianity as an alternative to Mormonism. Vibrant faith communities in the local...
  • Police: Florida Girl's 1985 Disappearance Solved

    01/02/2010 5:23:27 PM PST · by workerbee · 65 replies · 3,968+ views
    AP via FOX ^ | 1/2/10
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Authorities in northeast Florida say they've closed the 24-year-old case of a missing seventh-grader, but the girl's mother says she doesn't believe it. Martha Jean Lambert vanished near her St. Augustine home on Nov. 27, 1985. Her mother, Margaret Pichon, says she remains convinced that the 12-year-old girl was kidnapped. However, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said Friday that Pichon's son David Lambert has confessed to accidentally killing his sister in an argument. Sgt. Chuck Mulligan said Lambert told police that he panicked and buried the girl in a shallow grave. Lambert was 15 at...
  • Chris Matthews on Governor Sanford (Sanford might have participated in "naked hiking week.")

    06/24/2009 5:59:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies · 1,216+ views
    National Review ^ | 6/24/2009 | Greg Pollowitz
    Unbelievable. Matthews just insinuated that Governor Sanford might have participated in something called "naked hiking week." And Richard Wolffe thinks Sanford might have some mental condition that doesn't allow him to deal with the pressure of the campaign.
  • Mystery of the missing millionaire (hedge fund death watch)

    09/06/2008 2:01:40 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 249+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 09/05/08 | Dennis Murphy
    Mystery of the missing millionaire Samuel Israel III was living the good life with other people's money — playing a dangerous game, with staggeringly high stakes By Dennis Murphy Correspondent NBC News updated 7:51 p.m. ET Sept. 5, 2008 This report aired Dateline Friday, Sept. 5, 10 p.m. Dennis Murphy Correspondent NEW YORK CITY - No one knows for sure why the story of Sam Israel III found its way to Bear Mountain Bridge. Israel a millionaire living the high life. He had a boat, a nice house, and some cars. Suddenly, he was at the center of a mystery...
  • Bounty Hunter Says He's Revoking Bond Posted For Casey Anthony

    08/28/2008 8:01:16 AM PDT · by freespirited · 28 replies · 473+ views
    WFTV ^ | 8/28/08
    Eyewitness News was informed Thursday morning by bounty hunter Leonard Padilla that he's beginning the process of having Casey Anthony's $500,000 bond revoked after details emerged that suggest missing 3-year-old Caylee Anthony is dead. Padilla said he's working to determine the process and hopes to begin it Thursday afternoon or Friday. Leonard Padilla told Eyewitness News that in the last 24 hours since the DNA test results became public he's received numerous threats to Casey's life and thinks she's be safer in jail. "As far as you're concerned, she's going back to jail?" WFTV reporter Daralene Jones asked Padilla on...
  • NATIONWIDE SEARCH for Missing Father of three. Please HELP!!!

    02/17/2008 1:16:17 PM PST · by XR7 · 53 replies · 568+ views
    KOMO-TV ^ | 2/17/2008
  • Aruba prosecutors close Holloway case

    12/18/2007 10:40:18 AM PST · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 86 replies · 157+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/18/07 | Margaret Weaver
    ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Authorities have closed the investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and do not have evidence to charge anyone, the prosecutors' office said Tuesday. The three young men who were last seen with the Alabama teenager have all been notified that they will not be charged, the Public Prosecutor's Office said. "The public prosecutor's office and the police have gone the extra mile and have exhausted all their powers and techniques in order to solve the mystery of the disappearance of the girl," it said. The three suspects — a Dutch college student and two Surinamese brothers...
  • Wife's at a loss to find husband after he wins the lottery

    11/20/2007 3:30:36 PM PST · by Don W · 54 replies · 558+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 19/11/07 | Evan S Benn
    A former beauty queen is suing her airline-mechanic husband, claiming he tried to hide his lottery jackpot from her. The clues trickled in that Donna Campbell's husband was hiding something from her. Arnim Ramdass started to keep the television off at all times, then he disconnected their phone line. But the ah-ha! moment came when Campbell thumbed through the mail at their Miramar house and saw a postcard: Congratulations on the purchase of your new home.
  • Disappearance of cop's fourth wife suspicious, relatives say

    11/06/2007 10:52:00 AM PST · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 87 replies · 124+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/06/07
    BOLINGBROOK, Illinois (CNN) -- Police are using tracking dogs, airplanes, infrared sensors and volunteers on foot Tuesday to look for a young mother who disappeared nine days ago, leaving her 4- and 2-year-old children behind. Stacy Peterson, 23, has been missing from her suburban Chicago home since October 28. 1 of 2 Friends and relatives of Stacy Peterson, 23, say her disappearance is suspicious. Her husband of four years, Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson, 53, reportedly has told police his wife said she was leaving him for another man, and police are not treating the disappearance as a criminal investigation....
  • Ancient DNA Traces The Wooly Mammoth's Disappearance

    06/11/2007 10:35:44 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 1,273+ views
    Psysorg ^ | 6-7-2007
    Ancient DNA traces the woolly mammoth's disappearanceSome ancient-DNA evidence has offered new clues to a very cold case: the disappearance of the last woolly mammoths, one of the most iconic of all Ice Age giants, according to a June 7th report published online in Current Biology. DNA lifted from the bones, teeth, and tusks of the extinct mammoths revealed a “genetic signature” of a range expansion after the last interglacial period. After the mammoths’ migration, the population apparently leveled off, and one of two lineages died out. “In combination with the results on other species, a picture is emerging of...
  • Amber Alert Cancelled

    05/07/2007 7:50:33 AM PDT · by VRWCmember · 5 replies · 287+ views
    VastRightWingConspiracy Times | 05/07/2007 | VRWCmember
    The Dallas Police Department and the National Basketball Association have cancelled the Amber Alert issued Thursday night, May3, for Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk had last been seen in the final 3 minutes of Game 5 on Tuesday May 1, and had apparently disappeared or fallen victim to an abduction prior to Thursday night's game 6 in the playoff series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors. Nowitzki was found Sunday making plans for a month-long vacation, preparing his MVP acceptance speech, and making plans to join the German National Team for the European Championship Tournament in September. With the...
  • Iran says West may have seized ex-defense official (Iran acknowledges disappearance)

    03/06/2007 4:02:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 627+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03/06/07
    Iran says West may have seized ex-defense official 54 minutes ago Western intelligence services may have kidnapped a former Iranian deputy defense minister who went missing in Turkey, Iran's police chief was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Ali Reza Asgari was on a personal trip and vanished after arriving in Turkey from Damascus, Iranian police chief Ismail Ahmadi-Moghaddam was quoted as saying by the Iranian ILNA news agency. "It is possible that former deputy defense minister Asgari was kidnapped by Western intelligence services because of his Defense Ministry background," Ahmadi-Moghaddam said. "He went missing after three days stay in Turkey....
  • As two celebs await burial, funeral director says James Brown's body is looking good

    02/25/2007 7:56:14 AM PST · by melt · 41 replies · 1,809+ views
    AP via San Diego ^ | 2/20/07 | Katrina A. Goggins
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – While a medical examiner in Florida says Anna Nicole Smith's body is decomposing so rapidly that a public viewing may not be possible, the funeral director handling the still-unburied corpse of James Brown says the soul singer is looking good. “No problem,” said Charles Reid, director of the C.A. Reid Funeral Home, which handled The Godfather of Soul's funeral service. Reid said this week that he has checked Brown's body almost daily in the past two months during the legal fight over Brown's estate and where he should be buried. The reason for the difference in their...
  • Might everything disappear?

    05/29/2006 3:05:34 AM PDT · by gallaxyglue · 36 replies · 840+ views
    UNESCO ^ | 05/05/06 | UNESCOPRESS
    05-05-2006 10:00 am “Might everything disappear? Species, languages, cultures, values…” is the theme to be debated at the next 21st Century Talks to be held at UNESCO on 9 May 2006 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, (Room II). Chaired by the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, and moderated by Jérôme Bindé, Deputy Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences and Director of the Division of Foresight the talks will bring together four personalities of international renown. Jean Baudrillard teaches sociology at the Universities of Paris IX and X and lectures internationally. His numerous published works include: The Consumer Society: Myths and...
  • Climate Change May Be Key To 10,000-Year-Old Mystery...Disappearance Of Ancient People

    05/16/2006 11:41:02 AM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 1,020+ views
    Newswire ^ | 5-16-2006
    Climate change may be key to 10,000-year-old mystery - University of Alberta leads investigation into disappearance of ancient people OTTAWA, May 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced an investment of $2.5 million in a research project that will investigate the link between climate change, human genetics and the disappearance of an entire culture from the Boreal forest region of Siberia between 7,000 and 6,000 BC. With the help of DNA analysis, radiocarbon dating and climate modeling, University of Alberta professor Andrzej Weber will lead an international team of scholars in...
  • D.B. Cooper (Vanity)

    05/05/2006 10:22:55 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 14 replies · 552+ views
    45 year old D.B. Cooper enters Portland International Airport. Cooper uses the name Dan Cooper to buy a one-way ticket to Sea-Tac International Airport on November 24, 1971, a Wednesday before Thanksgiving. He boards Northwest Flight 305, a Boeing 727-100. He boards the airplane and attracts no attention. He is wearing suit with a pearl tie and wearing a homburg hat. The airplane starts to taxi and take off from the runway. Flight attendant Flo Schaffner walks by and he hands her a note. Men traveling alone handed nots to flight attendants as a way to pass hotel and phone...
  • Charges pending for Aruba suspects - (did suspects destroy evidence while they were free?)

    07/02/2005 6:06:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 1,069+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES INSIDER.COM ^ | JULY 2, 2005 | Peter Prengaman
    ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Aruba's chief government spokesman said late yesterday that three young men detained in the disappearance of an Alabama teenager could be formally charged as soon as Monday. Spokesman Reuben Trapenberg did not clarify what charges would be filed against the three. Earlier, Aruba's attorney general, Karin Janssen, said the young men had been charged with murder since their arrest three weeks ago. "The three have been charged with the murder of Natalee Holloway from the beginning" of their arrest 10 days after the young woman went missing May 30, she said in a recorded interview. "At the...
  • The 'Disappeared Lake' of Russia Found 100m Underground (evil American plot was uncovered?!)

    06/16/2005 8:44:59 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies · 6,207+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/17/05 | Chung Byong-sun my tanslationThe 'Disappeared Lake' of Russia Found 100m UndergroundChung Byong-sun 06/17/05  In a bizarre twist of nature, a lake disappeared overnight in Russia. A lake turned into a mud pit overnight in Nizhni Novogorod, 250km to the east of Moscow. The picture shows the shore of what used to be lake, and its bottom. (Moscow) The mystery surrounding a lake which disappeared one night in Russia last May has been finally solved. On May 19th, a lake holding one million cubic meter of water disappeared without a trace in the village of Bolotnikovo in Nizhni Novgorod, 250km to the east...
  • Police: Missing bride-to-be case a 'criminal investigation' (Jennifer Wilbanks case)

    04/28/2005 9:48:47 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 37 replies · 2,538+ views
    CNN | April 28, 2005 | Staff
    DULUTH, Georgia (CNN) -- The search for a bride-to-be who disappeared while jogging two nights ago has been classified as a criminal investigation, police said Thursday. Maj. Don Woodruff of the Duluth Police Department did not say what had prompted the change in the status of the case. A massive search in the Atlanta suburb ended Wednesday evening with no clues to the whereabouts of 32-year-old Jennifer Wilbanks, whose wedding had been scheduled for Saturday, Police Chief Randy Belcher said. (Snip) The parents of Wilbanks' fiance said her disappearance is out of character. Wilbanks was described by police as 5...
  • Scrapes with the fact-checkers

    01/02/2004 1:04:03 AM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 84+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/02/04 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    <p>Why when things have been going so swimmingly on the campaign trail did Howard Dean heave off a gratuitous lie to an Iowa newspaper? Moreover it was an obvious lie, the kind of lie a mischievous adolescent might tell. Mr. Dean, the leading moralizer in a field of moralizers, all primping and curtsying to win the Democratic presidential nomination, was asked to identify his "closest living relative in the armed services." Mr. Dean identified his brother, a young man who anyone familiar with Mr. Dean's biography knows, disappeared while a tourist in Laos in 1974.</p>
  • Mark Hacking Found by Police Wearing Nothing But Sandals.

    07/23/2004 12:04:52 PM PDT · by Positive · 9 replies · 1,713+ views
    FoxNews | 7/23/2004 | FoxNews
    Mark Hacking had checked into a hotel on Tuesday and was found outside the hotel walking around naked. Needed psychiatric attention.
  • A Week Later, Relatives Still Looking for Answers in Mississippi Family's Disappearance

    02/19/2004 6:59:05 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 152+ views
    AP ^ | Feb.19, 2004
    A Week Later, Relatives Still Looking for Answers in Mississippi Family's Disappearance Feb 19, 2004 By Ralph D. Russo / Associated Press Writer JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Nearly a week has passed since relatives of Michael and Rebecca Hargon last saw the young couple and their 4-year-old son, all of whom appear to have vanished amid unexplained violence. Investigators spent three days searching the Hargons' house in the small town of Vaughan, about 40 miles north of Jackson, for clues to what might have happened the family. What authorities found were dried blood droplets throughout the house, bullet holes in...
  • Body of missing American yeshiva student found

    10/03/2003 1:44:07 PM PDT · by anotherview · 5 replies · 179+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 3 October 2003 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Oct. 3, 2003 Body of missing American yeshiva student found By YAAKOV KATZ The body of a young man believed to be missing American yeshiva student Eliezer Zusia Klockhoft, 19, was found near Mount Meron in the Upper Galilee on Thursday. The body was identified on Friday, Israel Radio reported. Klockhoft disappeared after visiting the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar-Yochai on Mount Meron in early August. The body was found by a group of yeshiva students and Zaka volunteers from the Meron region who have been searching for Klockhoft since he went missing. Galilee district police chief Dep.-Cmdr. Dov Lutzky...
  • Missing firefighter sought by police

    05/24/2003 12:39:22 PM PDT · by JustPiper · 25 replies · 226+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 5-24-03 | N/A
    Help Chicago area Freepers. My daughter and I drove around this area today trying to find this vehicle, details: CHICAGO -- An Edison Park woman was seeking the public's help Friday in the search for her 46-year-old husband, who sent a despondent e-mail then disappeared in the middle of the night from his home. Police were looking for David "Scotty" Welch, a 23-year Chicago firefighter who lives in the 7700 block of West Jerome Street. He drove off in his green Dodge Ram truck early Thursday morning without packing a thing. At 2 a.m., his wife, Julie, received a call...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il believed to have hidden in a bunker (his 50-day disappearance explained)

    04/14/2003 3:31:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 276+ views
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 04/14/03 | N/A
    Kim Jong-il believed to have hidden in a bunker South Korean intelligence sources said yesterday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il spent most of the 50 days he was not seen in public, from mid-February through March, at a retreat at Mount Baekdu, where a bunker is equipped to monitor and control North Korean military forces. It is also believed to be relatively safe from a nuclear attack, both in the design of the structure and in its proximity to China. Mr. Kim’s seclusion fueled much speculation about his whereabouts. It coincided with a period of increased U.S. military presence...

    03/01/2003 5:17:30 AM PST · by Hellmouth · 108 replies · 1,492+ views
    This Is Bristol/Western Daily Press (UK) ^ | 17:32 - 26 February 2003 | NA
    WAS THE KING OF SWING SILENCED BY BULLET OF A US HITMAN? 17:32 - 26 February 2003 King of Swing Glenn Miller was a bisexual whose music had hidden subliminal messages used to brainwash German troops, a sensational new investigation claims. And although the bandleader is officially listed as dead, lost in an air crash over the Channel, fresh evidence suggests he was murdered by US secret service hitmen in the red-light district of Paris. The musician, whose body has never been found, may have been assassinated because he had threatened to blow the whistle on a group of gay...
  • CBS 48 Hours - Elizabeth Smart abduction, 7 months later

    01/10/2003 8:10:25 PM PST · by pttttt · 6 replies · 439+ views
    CBS News 48 Hours TV show website ^ | January 10,2003 | various
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 10, 2003 • Phone Numbers: Do you have information to share with the police? Smart Hotline: 800.932.0190 Police Hotline: 801.799.3000 • Link: Click here to see the official Elizabeth Smart site. Find out how to help. (CBS) In the weeks after 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was stolen from her bed, her family and her friends lined up with other searchers and combed the region. Thousands of people spread out into the canyons and foothills. Task Force commander Cory Lyman and his task force worked around the clock. They kept returning to the Smarts’ home in one of...
  • Police seeking to verify trip story (Laci Peterson)

    01/03/2003 5:02:34 AM PST · by wimpycat · 266 replies · 630+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 1/3/03 | Ty Phillips
    <p>Modesto police on Thursday asked the public for help corroborating the story of a Modesto man who reported his pregnant wife missing Christmas Eve.</p> <p>Police released photos of Scott Peterson's truck, boat and boat trailer, asking anyone who saw Laci Peterson's husband the two days before Christmas to call the Police Department.</p>
  • What killed the mammoths and other behemoths?

    06/05/2002 3:34:28 PM PDT · by vannrox · 95 replies · 3,710+ views
    FR Post 6-6-2 | Interview with Ross MacPhee
    Interview with Ross MacPhee What killed the mammoths and other behemoths that once roamed the Americas? This mammalogist thinks it may have been hyperlethal disease Image: Clare Flemming Around 11,000 years ago, at the end of the Pleistocene epoch, North America witnessed an extinction that claimed its mammoths, giant ground sloths, camels and numerous other large-bodied animals. Exactly what happened to these megafauna is unknown. Indeed, researchers have puzzled over their disappearance for decades. Traditional explanations hold that either dramatic climate shifts, or human hunting (overkill) extinguished these species. But in recent years a new hypothesis has emerged. According...
  • What happened to Lanman?

    03/20/2002 1:38:29 PM PST · by 4CJ · 69 replies · 259+ views
    None | Never | Me
    What happened to Lanman? It has come to my attention that we never formerly posted a thread referring to the disappearance of the Freeper known as "Lanman". I am deeply disturbed (some just say disturbed) by my omission, and was indeed asked by another Freeper if I knew what happened to him. I humbly apologize and beg for forgiveness. Welcome back Lanman. We did miss you.