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  • Parents Name Baby Chevy Dale Karr

    07/16/2007 9:59:01 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 4 replies · 305+ views
    tbo ^ | Jul 16, 2007
    PLANT CITY - Roger Karr Jr.’s first wheels were a Chevy El Camino. In fact, he’s driven nothing but Chevys ever since. So it seemed only fitting that he named his first-born son after his favorite brand of car, with the name of his favorite NASCAR driver — Dale Earnhardt Jr. — thrown in for good measure. Chevy Dale Karr arrived at Brandon Regional Hospital on June 13. His father had been mulling over names for months, ever since a sonogram confirmed the baby was a boy. “I wanted something interesting,” the young father of two said of the moniker....
  • True Crime-That Winkler Jury Re-Visited and Heh-John Mark Karr the Joke

    07/10/2007 8:13:45 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 175+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 7/09/07 | Pat Fish
    In this True Crime post some older cases get new attention. We've got some new insight into the logic of Mary Winkler's jurors. Not that the logic makes sense. Also, John Mark Karr, heh, the Jonbenet nut arrested. Also, an 11 yr old drinks and drives, a child stabs her 8 yr old brother and another horrific gang rape.
  • Former JonBenet suspect faces battery charge

    07/07/2007 9:42:24 AM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 8 replies · 367+ views
    CNN Headline News ^ | july 7th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- A former suspect in the killing of JonBenet Ramsey was arrested early Saturday in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, after a 911 call of domestic violence, police said. John Mark Karr, 42, is charged with battery and obstruction of a 911 call, Lt. Keith Zgonc of the Sandy Springs police said. Karr was arrested in Bangkok, Thailand, last year in connection with the 1996 slaying of the 6-year-old beauty queen. JonBenet's beaten and strangled body was found December 26, 1996, in the basement of her parents' home in Boulder, Colorado. Karr was taken to Colorado, but his DNA...
  • True Crime Update 11/28/06

    11/28/2006 5:25:34 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 159+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 11/28/06 | Pat Fish
    The holiday season arrives but True Crime continues. You will never believe the story of this couple and a motel room. Also, bodies found in Atlantic City drainage ditch. Lots of drownings, but were they accidents? Covering pervert polygamist Warren Jeffs and wondering how his trial might affect a major upcoming presidential candidate. A Clinton neighbor's wife dies under strange circumstances and this fellow argues that because the deer was dead when he made love to it that he is not technically guilty of animal cruelty.
  • TV Tidbits-John Ramsey Pees On Our Collective Feet AGAIN!

    11/27/2006 5:29:56 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 11 replies · 366+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 11/27/06 | Pat Fish
    Time for a few TV Tidbits. First, an old-age rant about those American Music Awards. If this is the best in music America has to offer I must thank the Lord I was born in the 50's. Next, a summary of that "48 Hours" Tribute to John and Patsy Ramsey. Indeed, the stupidity to defend these killing parents continues and I am amazed at those who continue to carry John Ramsey's water. Some startling revelations on that pervert Geek John Mark Karr and the silly reason they thought he killed Jonbenet. Some serious lies were spread about this guy.
  • John Mark Karr Case Documents

    11/02/2006 2:47:50 PM PST · by rivercat · 5 replies · 467+ views
    Sonoma County Sheriff's Office ^ | 11/2/2006 | various
    The Sonoma County Sheriff has released the Karr documents.
  • True Crime Update 10/17/06

    10/17/2006 3:31:48 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 2 replies · 192+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 10/17/06 | Pat Fish
    Time for some True Crime. We have a woman who used her baby as a weapon, a Duke update, some comments about Jonathan Edington who killed his neighbor for allegedly molesting his toddler. Then there's the murdering soldier, Martinez, and he's facing life. Oh and the lovely John Karr, ersatz murderer of Jonbenet Ramsey, is grabbing his fifteen minutes before he molests again. Some bodies are being exhumed for that murder of the Nevada Controller. He killed her; did he also kill her husband? Finally, that Vermont missing coed found. A creep lent her his cell phone then murdered her.

    10/12/2006 6:25:51 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 25 replies · 2,023+ views
    the drudge report | oct 12, 2006 | drudge

    10/09/2006 12:16:02 PM PDT · by kellynla · 27 replies · 1,059+ views
    Drudge ^ | Oct 08 2006 | staff
    San Francisco police say they stopped a limo carrying John Karr after the one-time JonBenet Ramsey suspect was spotted wandering near a school and peering in a window! The AP reported this weekend: Police say the received a call from the Convent of the Sacred Heart school, where Karr worked briefly as a teacher's aide in 2000. School employees told police the limo carrying Karr and two producers for ABC's "Good Morning America," stopped near the school. Karr got out, strolled the sidewalk and approached the school's door. Police say no laws were broken, but they did take the names...
  • All Charges Against John Mark Karr Dropped(Evidence lost)

    10/05/2006 2:15:51 PM PDT · by kellynla · 67 replies · 1,829+ views
    KABC 790AM | 10/5/2006 | staff
    KABC Radio 790AM reports that all charges against John Mark Karr have been dropped.
  • Judge blasts Karr's prosecutors, may dismiss charges

    09/25/2006 7:13:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 702+ views
    San Francisco ^ | 9/25/6 | Peter Fimrite
    SANTA ROSA -- A Sonoma County judge handling the five-year-old child pornography case against suspect John Mark Karr threatened today to dismiss the charges and lashed into prosecutors for not telling her that key evidence -- a computer and hard drive containing sexually explicit images -- had been lost. Superior Court Judge Cerena Wong said she will consider a motion from Karr's attorney, Robert Amparan, to dismiss the 2001 case on Wednesday, a move that if approved would set Karr free without his having to register as a sex offender in California. Wong also will consider whether to unseal evidence...
  • Evidence missing in Karr child porn case

    09/21/2006 4:52:58 AM PDT · by abb · 27 replies · 644+ views
    The State ^ | September 21, 2006 | Staff
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Efforts to prosecute one-time JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr on child pornography charges should not be jeopardized even though his computer that allegedly contained the images was lost, Sonoma County authorities said Wednesday. Authorities seized the computer from Karr's home in 2001 and copied the entire hard drive onto paper, including the five illicit images, said Sheriff's Department Lt. Dave Edmonds. He said authorities looked for the computer for the past two weeks, but have had no luck. "We did an exhaustive search. We have probably hundreds of thousands of evidence items and we're...
  • Price tag put on John Mark Karr investigation

    09/09/2006 1:06:14 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 29 replies · 777+ views
    ABC 13 ^ | September 9, 2006
    Boulder County officials spent at least $29,726 in costs related to the arrest, extradition and court appearance of John Mark Karr, the former suspect in the death of JonBenet Ramsey. The Boulder District Attorney's office said it spent $23,656 investigating Karr. That included nearly $6,000 for business class tickets to fly him and an investigator to California from Bangkok, Thailand, where Karr was arrested. The sheriff's office said it incurred $6,070 in costs, including $3,255 for Karr's flight on a state plane from Los Angeles to Jefferson County Airport in Colorado, sheriff's officials said Friday. Overtime wages of $2,468 and...
  • Embarrassing Coverage : What do John Mark Karr and Joseph Wilson have in common ?

    09/06/2006 6:49:35 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 19 replies · 1,017+ views
    National Review ^ | 09/06/2006 | Jonah Goldberg
    Embarrassing Coverage Chum in the water sets off media feeding frenzy. By Jonah Goldberg Now is the time to ask: What do John Mark Karr and Joseph Wilson have in common? Wilson is no more a would-be pedophile than Karr is a former diplomat. But they are both attention-seeking liars who deliberately helped launch criminal investigations that should never have gone as far as they did. Moreover, they launched media feeding frenzies that wasted everybody’s time. It’s this second point that interests me more than the first. Ever since it was reported that Karr wasn’t the right guy, the media...
  • John Mark Karr News & Discussion Thread

    09/02/2006 8:48:49 PM PDT · by stlnative · 66 replies · 1,133+ views
    Mercury News/AP Wire ^ | 9/2/06 | MARCUS WOHLSEN
    Posted on Sat, Sep. 02, 2006 Karr hires new lawyer in child porn case MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO - John Mark Karr, exonerated as a suspect in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, has asked a San Francisco lawyer to represent him as he awaits extradition to California to face child pornography charges. Robert M. Amparan is set to appear Tuesday in Sonoma County Superior Court to officially take over Karr's defense from the public defender's office, which has represented Karr in the case since it was first brought in 2001.
  • Grotesque Ignorance Exposed (The Media & John Mark Karr)

    08/30/2006 5:01:48 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 19 replies · 1,404+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8/30/2006 | William Tucker
    About ten years ago, while writing a book on crime, I attended a district attorneys' convention in Las Vegas. I wasn't supposed to be there -- they don't like the press -- but I managed to sneak into the back of the hotel ballroom. After the first speech I struck up a conversation with the assistant district attorney sitting next to me. He was a young black man, neatly dressed, with a trim mustache. "What's the biggest thing you've learned as an ADA?" I asked him. He twirled his mustache for a moment, reflected and said, "People are capable of...
  • Sonoma County D.A. wants Karr to face child porn charges from '01

    08/29/2006 12:11:01 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 17 replies · 939+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | 8-29-06 | LORI A. CARTER
    Sonoma County authorities will seek to have John Mark Karr extradited to California to face child pornography charges on hold since he failed to appear for a court hearing five years ago. District Attorney Stephan Passalacqua said the decision was made Monday after Colorado authorities dropped their case against Karr in the JonBenet Ramsey killing. Karr, a one-time substitute teacher in Petaluma area schools, is wanted on a no-bail warrant issued by a Sonoma County judge after he failed to appear at a December 2001 court hearing in a misdemeanor child pornography case. Sheriff's detectives said they found five photos...
  • Prosecutor Defends Karr Arrest

    08/29/2006 10:56:34 AM PDT · by OldCorps · 19 replies · 502+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2006 | unk
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy defended her decision to bring John Mark Karr back from Thailand to be investigated in the 1996 slaying of JonBenet Ramsey. "The decisions were mine," Lacy said, one day after she dropped the case against the 41-year-old schoolteacher. "I should be held accountable." Just as she began taking questions, a fire alarm disrupted the news conference, but it resumed a few minutes later. JonBenet's father found the little girl's body in the basement of their Boulder home on the day after Christmas 1996. For years, suspicion has focused on either...
  • Caption Rita Cosby

    08/29/2006 10:28:35 AM PDT · by The South Texan · 148 replies · 19,954+ views
    National Review-The Corner | 8/29/06 | None
  • Karr Wants Depp to play him in award winning movie

    08/29/2006 5:32:06 AM PDT · by urroner · 30 replies · 724+ views
    UPDATE: For completists--and masochists--click here to download the 98-page Karr arrest warrant affidavit. In a recorded July 29 phone conversation with Tracey, Karr noted that he wanted Johnny Depp to portray him in a movie to be based on a manuscript Karr had authored. During that chat, Karr also noted that he was skilled at mimicry and was especially proud of his ability "to impersonate Katherine Hepburn."
  • Owens blasts Boulder County DA

    08/28/2006 10:59:22 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 37 replies · 1,197+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 28, 2006 | Lynn Bartels
    Gov. Bill Owens ripped the Boulder County district attorney today, saying "Mary Lacy should be held accountable for the most extravagant and expensive DNA test in Colorado history." Owens’ statement came shortly after news reports that suspect John Mark Karr’s DNA didn’t match that found on slain JonBenet Ramsey. "Unfortunately, the hysterics surrounding John Mark Karr served only to distract Boulder officials from doing their job which should be solving the murder of JonBenet Ramsey," Owens said. "I find it incredible that Boulder authorities wasted thousands of taxpayer dollars to bring Karr to Colorado given such a lack of evidence."...
  • DNA of Ramsey murder suspect fails to match: report

    08/28/2006 2:02:47 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 24 replies · 544+ views ^ | 28 Aug 06 |
    A DNA sample from John Mark Karr, the key suspect in the notorious murder of six-year old JonBenet Ramsey, does not correspond with DNA traces found at the crime scene, a local television station reported. Denver's KUSA cited two unnamed sources for the report, which if confirmed would call into question Karr's claim to have committed the 1996 murder of the young beauty queen. US authorities have yet to comment on the television report. Karr, 41, was arrested in Thailand on August 16 on a California warrant over charges of possessing child pornography. He reportedly confessed to Thai police that...
  • Karr Won't Be Charged In JonBenet Case

    08/28/2006 1:09:51 PM PDT · by Neville72 · 82 replies · 2,328+ views
    CBS ^ | 8/28/2006 | Rick Sallenger
    (CBS4) BOULDER, Colo. A CBS4 source close to the JonBenet Ramsey investigation has confirmed that the DNA of John Mark Karr doesn't match that of the foreign DNA found on JonBenet Ramsey's body when she was killed. There will be no charges filed against Karr, CBS4's Rick Sallinger reports. It wasn't immediately clear whether Karr would be released by authorities later on Monday. Karr was given a mouth-swab DNA test while he was in Thailand, a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation has told The Associated Press. The results of that test...
  • Mainstream Media Found Dead Under a Karr

    08/28/2006 7:24:04 PM PDT · by 60Gunner · 22 replies · 670+ views
    Well, for all us cynics out there, let us raise our glasses of whatever poison suits us in tribute to the late mainstream media. As we cynics so inerrantly predicted, John Mark Karr is a great big non-story. His version of the JonBenet Ramsey murder- that is, his false confession- was proven to be as dubious as his masculinity. The only thing Karr is guilty of is being a really, really creepy dude. And the mainstream media has once again proven its utter irrelevance by shoving every other important story out of the way so that millions of slathering View-bimbos...
  • JonBenet suspect to face child porn charges in Calif.

    08/28/2006 4:12:56 PM PDT · by sonsofliberty2000 · 26 replies · 671+ views
    RMN ^ | August 28, 2006
    John Mark Karr will not be charged with the death of JonBenet Ramsey, but will be held in the Boulder County jail awaiting extradition to California, where he will face charges of possessing child pornography, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said this afternoon. "California wanted him," Pelle said. Prosecutors decided against charging Karr in the killing of the child beauty queen because his DNA does not match the DNA found in the girl's underwear. Authorities notified Karr earlier today that he might not be charged in Boulder, but he didn’t get the official word until he was transferred to the...
  • Karr cleared in JonBenet Ramsey case

    08/28/2006 3:55:24 PM PDT · by greccogirl · 44 replies · 799+ views
    MSNBC & AP ^ | August 28, 2006
    Karr cleared in JonBenet Ramsey case DNA of suspect in murder no match, but he faces child porn charges in Calif. • Reports: Karr's DNA doesn't match Aug. 28: MSNBC-TV's Susan Filan and Alison Stewart talk about a report that says John Mark Karr's DNA does not match the DNA found at the JonBenet Ramsey crime scene. The Most BREAKING NEWS Updated: 18 minutes ago BOULDER, Colo. - Prosecutors abruptly dropped their case against John Mark Karr in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey on Monday, saying DNA tests failed to put him at the crime scene despite his repeated insistence...
  • John Mark Karr--DNA NOT A MATCH--DA will not press charges

    08/28/2006 12:37:23 PM PDT · by Fawn · 715 replies · 17,014+ views
    Schnitt just announced the breaking news. The DNA for JM Karr is NOT a match for Jon Benet evidence.
  • JonBenet Ramsey Murder Suspect Karr - Case Thread 2

    08/28/2006 9:01:50 AM PDT · by Rte66 · 385 replies · 4,191+ views
    FRee Republic ^ | 8/28/06 | FReepers, et alii
    This is a reference thread with links to previous FR threads discussing the arrest of a suspect, John Mark Karr, in the decade-old cold case concerning the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, plus case resources for continued commentary on investigation of the crime.
  • No Escaping Sexualization of Young Girls

    08/28/2006 6:30:02 AM PDT · by USA Girl · 33 replies · 1,984+ views ^ | August 25, 2006 | Rosa Brooks
    Rosa Brooks: No Escaping Sexualization of Young Girls With JonBenet back in the headlines, it's hard for a parent to avoid paranoia. August 25, 2006 IT'S BEEN a good week for the media, and a bad week for parents. The arrest of former schoolteacher John Mark Karr in the slaying of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey launched a flurry of excited stories about pedophiles, child abduction and murder. The cable news stations could hardly hide their glee, and even the New York Times joined in. In a two-part series on pedophilia, the newspaper reported that many pedophiles now use Internet...
  • Man says he might have seen Karr in '96

    08/26/2006 6:53:08 AM PDT · by freespirited · 54 replies · 2,313+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 8/26/06 | Todd Hartman
    Boulder District Attorney investigator Mark Spray has contacted a man who believes he could have encountered the JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect on a bus in the early morning hours of Dec. 26, 1996. Daniel Pride, now of Portsmouth, N.H., said he was at the downtown bus station in Boulder sometime shortly after 12:30 a.m. when a man arrived, behaving strangely and bearing a resemblance to John Mark Karr, arrested last week in the case. He said the man didn't want to be noticed and pulled away when Pride asked if he had a light for a cigarette. The man boarded...
  • False confessions have a long, storied history

    08/25/2006 3:02:36 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 3 replies · 219+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 25, 2006 | Carrie Macmillon
    If John Mark Karr didn't kill JonBenet Ramsey, why would he say he did? It wouldn't be the first time someone made a false confession in a high-profile murder case. More than 200 people took credit for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby son in 1932. Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas claimed he killed hundreds in the 1970s. Lucas was convicted of 11 murders, and police discredited much of what he claimed from his prison cell, where he died in 2001. "If you look at DNA exonerations, that is just the tip of the iceberg," said Saul Kassin,...
  • Brother: Karr didn't kill JonBenet

    08/25/2006 5:52:05 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 72 replies · 1,856+ views
    Yahoo | 8/25/06
    Brother: Karr didn't kill JonBenet By JON SARCHE and CHASE SQUIRES, Associated Press Writers 39 minutes ago BOULDER, Colo. - John Mark Karr's brother insisted Friday that Karr did not kill JonBenet Ramsey. "Absolutely not. Emphatically. Without a doubt," Nate Karr said in a television interview. Karr told ABC's "Good Morning America" he was certain his brother spent Christmas 1996, when JonBenet was slain, with his family. "Well I can say almost without question that from the time that John had children he has never missed a Christmas with his family, and that's any Christmas," said Karr, who appeared on...
  • Transgender Inmate Seeks Sex Change

    08/24/2006 12:15:45 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies · 1,140+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 24, 2006 | DENISE LAVOIE
    Wearing lipstick, a scooped-neck sweater and nearly waist-length hair, the witness cried while describing what it feels like to be a woman trapped inside a man's body. "The greatest loss is the dying I do inside a little bit every day," said Michelle Kosilek, an inmate who is serving a life sentence for murder. [snip] Since then, Kosilek has been fighting for the state Department of Correction to pay for sex-change surgery, which can cost from $10,000 to $20,000. After two lawsuits and two trials, the decision now rests with a federal judge. [snip] The case is being closely watched...
  • Costa Rica landlord: Karr was a pervert

    08/24/2006 11:55:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 2,878+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/24/06 | Marianela Jiminez - ap
    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - John Mark Karr bragged to his landlord's wife that sexually, he was "like a wolf," and said he "liked little boys and girls" when he worked in Costa Rica as an English teacher, his former housemates told The Associated Press. Karr, now jailed in the United States after his arrest in Thailand, faces a Colorado warrant for the 1996 murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey. Karr traveled around the world in recent years, including brief stays in Honduras and Costa Rica, where he rented a room in 2004 from Canadian John Hall, who now teaches at...
  • Exclusive: 'I Married John Karr At 13'

    08/24/2006 7:56:34 AM PDT · by apackof2 · 71 replies · 1,521+ views
    Quientana Ray was just 12 years old when she met John Mark Karr, the 41-year-old man under arrest for the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. Within a year, against her parents wishes, she and Karr, then 19, were married. Ex-Wife Claims She Was Drugged, Abused Ray said she met Karr at a party in Hamilton, Ala.,and he proceeded to seduce her. Her parents, Melissa and Larry Shotts, said they were opposed to the marriage. The couple had a lengthy battle with Ray's parents over the relationship. According to Ray's parents, Karr became more defensive and threatening as they continued to...
  • Attorney: Suspect in JonBenet Ramsey killing anxious to return to Colorado (new info)

    08/23/2006 10:21:54 AM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 18 replies · 974+ views ^ | Aug. 23, 2006 | AP
    On Wednesday, Quientana Ray, who married Karr when she was 13, told ABC's "Good Morning America" in a pre-recorded interview that Karr was controlling and used to tell her about fantasies he had about little girls. "I was drugged and things were done to me without me having any idea," said Ray, who is now married with a 4-month old child. Her parents, Melissa and Larry Shotts, said they also discovered letters Karr wrote to their daughter that were signed "S.B.T.C." -- the same initials found on a ransom note left in the Ramseys' home. They did not show the...
  • Source: Suspect says he hid in Ramsey house

    08/23/2006 5:01:49 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies · 1,131+ views ^ | Wednesday, August 23, 2006; Posted: 5:13 p.m. EDT (21:13 GMT)
    CNN) -- The suspect in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey made additional statements about the child's death once he reached the United States, a source told CNN. As he was being driven to the Los Angeles County jail, John Mark Karr began talking calmly to himself while looking out the window, a source involved in Karr's transfer said.
  • DNA may lead to dead end (Another Bungle in the JonBenet Murder)

    08/23/2006 8:12:55 AM PDT · by poobear · 48 replies · 1,644+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | August 23, 2006 | Vaness Miller
    DNA swiped from John Mark Karr after his arrest last week in connection with the JonBenet Ramsey murder might be irrelevant, in part because "something got screwed up" when samples were taken from the crime scene in 1996, a former investigator on the case said.
  • E-mail explains ransom amount

    08/23/2006 10:19:50 AM PDT · by delacoert · 9 replies · 512+ views
    DAILY CAMERA Online ^ | August 23, 2006 | Todd Hartman and Lou Kilzer, Rocky Mountain News
    John Mark Karr reportedly wrote in a 2005 e-mail to University of Colorado professor Michael Tracey that a check stub on John Ramsey's desk included the figure of $118,000 — the amount included in the mysterious ransom note found at the Ramsey home. If true, the development — reported in recent days by CBS News — could be significant. The check stub and its location, Ramsey's desk, appear to be specific references not commonly discussed in news coverage of the JonBenet Ramsey murder. On the other hand, there has been frequent mention of the $118,000 figure in media stories, mainly...
  • JonBenet Flimsy (CO Professor fingered false suspects in the past)

    08/23/2006 9:01:19 AM PDT · by The KG9 Kid · 57 replies · 1,349+ views
    Broward-Palm Beach New Times ^ | Aug 17, 2006 | TONY ORTEGA
    As the case against John Mark Karr disintegrates, attention turns to CU prof Michael Tracey, who's fingered false suspects in the past. While the case against John Mark Karr disintegrates by the minute, New Times has learned that this isn't the first time Colorado University Professor Michael Tracey has caused a stir by fingering a "prime suspect" in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case — only to be proved wrong. In 2004, Tracey, a British expatriate journalism professor and documentarian, produced a film about the Ramsey murder that aired on British television but not in the United States. By then, however,...
  • Study: Fewer Gay Television Characters

    08/23/2006 6:26:49 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 49 replies · 985+ views ^ | August 22, 2006 | "Compiled" by the DiversityInc staff
    Nine gay characters are depicted in network-TV series scheduled for the 2006–2007 season, a decrease from last year's 10, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) said Monday. Out of 679 series lead or supporting characters on the six major broadcast networks in the new season, roughly 1.3 percent are gay, lesbian or bisexual, according to the group's annual study. The figure last year was 1.4 percent. GLAAD analyzed the 95 prime-time comedies and dramas announced by ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CW and MyNetworkTV. While the year-to-year numbers are relatively consistent, the prominence of the roles has been diminished,...
  • Sexual Orientation Change Is Possible— But Only Outside Of Therapy, Says APA Office Of Gay Concerns

    08/23/2006 6:43:07 AM PDT · by scripter · 28 replies · 636+ views
    NARTH ^ | August 21, 2006 | Linda Ames Nicolosi
    At the APA Conference in New Orleans — where APA President Koocher commented about the ethicality of sexual reorientation therapy — Clinton Anderson, director of the APA Office of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns, offered further commentary.* Mr. Anderson said he does not dispute that some people leave homosexuality. "I don't think that anyone disagrees with the idea that people can change, because we know that straight people become gay and lesbian — so it seems totally reasonable that some gay and lesbian people would become straight. The issue is not whether sexual orientation changes...the issue is whether therapy changes...
  • Exclusive home video of JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect (Extreme Mullet Alert!)

    08/22/2006 4:27:42 PM PDT · by keat · 9 replies · 642+ views
    The National Enquirer ^ | August 22, 2006
    Video here.
  • Karr family says photo casts doubt on his guilt (No date, Karr not in photo though)

    08/22/2006 12:16:22 PM PDT · by commish · 106 replies · 3,527+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 22 Aug 2006 | Mike Morris
    Day 1996 photo that they believe indicates Karr was in Atlanta when the 6-year-old girl was killed in Colorado. Gary Harris, an attorney for Karr's father, Wexford Karr, said Tuesday that the photo is of John Mark Karr's three children, along with a newborn nephew. While John Mark Karr is not actually in the photo, family members "have no recollection of him missing a Christmas until the last five years," Harris said. "They know that if his children were there, he would have been there," the attorney said. "They would have remembered it if they all had shown up and...
  • Ramsey suspect's mother tried to kill him

    08/22/2006 9:37:15 AM PDT · by delacoert · 59 replies · 2,940+ views
    UPI ^ | 8/22/2006
    ATLANTA, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The mother of a man who claims to have killed JonBenet Ramsey tried to kill him when he was very young, a friend of the family said in Georgia. George McCrary, who says he has known Wexford Karr, father of suspect John Karr, for 40 years, said the suspect's mother, Patricia Elaine Adcock, "made a big round donut (of kindling) and put him in the middle of it" when he was a baby, ABC News reported Tuesday. "She just boxed the little baby in and tried to light it," McCrary said, but John's older brother...
  • Karr confessed to Californians 5 years ago

    08/22/2006 6:59:57 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 58 replies · 1,216+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Published August 22, 2006 | Valerie Richardson
    BOULDER, Colo. -- It was shocking when authorities arrested a suspect last week in the JonBenet Ramsey killing, but in some ways, it's more surprising that it didn't happen years ago. John Mark Karr, the 41-year-old schoolteacher who has said he was with JonBenet when she died in 1996, tangled with California authorities five years ago after telling an acquaintance that he broke into the Ramsey house the night of the slaying.
  • Karr: I have fun, I have rights, I have the media

    08/22/2006 6:32:22 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 39 replies · 1,680+ views
    News Day ^ | 8/22/06 | James P. Pinkerton
    Inside the mind of John Mark Karr: Don't worry, I won't take you all the way inside my mind - I have to save something for my Barbara Walters interview! But I will tell you three things. I am the logical culmination - or at least predictable result - of three cultural trends visible during my 41 years on this Earth: First, baby-boomer hedonism. Second, rights-based legal proceduralism. And third, the media's enabling of what I regard as "authentic" behavior.
  • Physician tells of Karr's sex-change plan

    08/21/2006 4:27:39 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 14 replies · 587+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 8/21/06
    Physician tells of Karr's sex-change plan By Jeremy P. Meyer Denver Post Staff Writer Bangkok, Thailand - A doctor told The Denver Post today he was treating John Mark Karr with hair removal in advance of sex-change surgery. Also, today, an extradition hearing was scheduled for Tuesday morning, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. It was not known whether Karr, the suspect in the JonBenét Ramsey murder case, had retained a lawyer. Karr was arrested late Sunday at a Los Angeles airport on a warrant out of Boulder County, after he was escorted out of Bangkok. He's being...
  • Ramsey arrest: Real evidence

    08/21/2006 1:43:20 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 36 replies · 1,269+ views
    yourhub ^ | Aug 21 06 | Travis Henry
    Since the JonBenet Ramsey case burst back into the spotlight, much of the misinformation fed to the public has emerged again. Here's a little refresher course on what we know is real: The 93-page ruling by a U.S. district judge in a 2003 civil suit was the first real judicial analysis of evidence found at the scene. Judge Julie Carnes examined evidence gathered by police, pointed out shortcomings in the investigation and came to the conclusion that it was more likely that an intruder killed JonBenet than Patsy Ramsey. Here's the evidence we know: - An autopsy report noted injury...
  • Physician Tells of Karr's Sex-change Plan(This is one degenerate S.O.B.)

    08/21/2006 8:53:36 AM PDT · by kellynla · 80 replies · 2,959+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 8/21/2006 | Jeremy P. Meyer
    Bangkok, Thailand - A doctor told The Denver Post today he was treating John Mark Karr with hair removal in advance of sex-change surgery. Dr. Setthakarn Attakonpan of Siam Swan Cosmetic Clinic in Bangkok said the suspect in the JonBenét Ramsey murder case first came to him March 9 for hair removal on his face, neck and cheeks. "The reason he wanted to do hair removal was because he wanted to do a sex change," Attakonpan told The Post. "He told me he was in the process of medical treatment for cutting off his testicles." Karr completed four treatments at...