9-year-old killed by intruder: Girl stabbed, ‘parents weren't home at the time', A nine-year-old girl was killed by an intruder in Valley Springs, Calif., on Saturday. The nine-year-old girl was found with multiple stab wounds in her home after her 12-year-old brother saw the intruder and called his parents. “Their parents weren’t home at the time,” reported the Daily News on April 28, 2013.

The parents of the two children immediately called 911 and the nine-year-old girl was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The nine-year-old girl’s brother saw the intruder but he did not recognize his sister’s attacker.

According to a Calaveras County Sheriff media release on April 28, 2013, the attacker is described as a white or Hispanic male, about six feet tall with a muscular build. He was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and blue pants. The suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Calaveras County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Macedo commented that the search for the suspect is difficult because the nine-year-old girl’s home is in a rural and remote part of northern California, southeast of Sacramento.

While police are using ground and air search crews and doing a house-to-house search and “in some cases were searching attics and storages,” they are asking the public for help in finding the nine-year-old girl’s attacker.

“Investigators would like any information relating to subjects who may have unexplained injuries or who have left town unexpectedly after the crime was reported.”

A 24 hour Tip Line has been set up to answer calls regarding this case. The phone number is (209) 754-6030.

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New Orleans man shoots bloody intruder that entered home, started fighting him, When enjoying a weekend day at home, the last thing anyone wants is for a bloody person to run in and attack them. That was the case in New Orleans on Sunday, April 28, 2013, as a homeowner had to shoot an intruder to defend himself after the man entered his home and began fighting with those that were inside, per WWL TV.

New Orleans police say that at around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, the unidentified man entered the home on N. Broad Street and just began fighting with the people inside. There has been no reason or motive given yet for his actions.

After a few minutes, the homeowner shot the suspect in self-defense and "to protect himself," per Officer Gary Flot, spokesperson for the NOPD.

Mere moments earlier, two officers had seen the suspect after responding to a dispatch call of someone "that was bloody and acting irate in the street." The officers found him and attempted to ask him questions, but he shoved one of them down and ran away.

The man disappeared from sight, but moments later, a single gunshot was heard from a nearby residence. The officers went in to investigate and found the suspect shot with a single gunshot wound.

The suspect has been transported to a nearby hospital in an unknown condition.

Those located in the home said they did not know the suspect or why he entered the house.

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Scientists in Uruguay create first glow in the dark sheep, Now there are glow in the dark sheep. According to a report that was made on April 27 by Slash Gear, Uruguay scientists have taken protein from jellyfish to create glow in the dark sheep. These sheep were born last year in October at the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay. Although they glow in the dark when ultra-violet light hits them, the Uruguay scientists say they are just as normal and healthy as regular sheep.

The leader of the research team, Alejo Menchacha stated they did this not for medical reasons or interests but because they simply wanted to. They wanted to 'fine tune the technique.' He also said that they are roaming around the field like all of the other sheep are. They don't act different, just look different.

Another reason why they chose the green protein is because it is easy to identify in the sheep's tissue.

Although these might be the first sheep to glow in the dark, they are certainly not the first animals to be genetically modified. There are also fish called, GloFish that scientists modified with the same protein from jellyfish to make them glow in the dark. The GloFish were originally called, Zebra Fish. The GloFish have been since changed to other colors by genetically modifying them with different color proteins. The protein colors they have recently used on the fish are blue, purple, orange-yellow, and red proteins.

What do you think of this story? Sound off with your comments below and let everyone know what you think.

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Man survives jump from Empire State Building, According to the old joke, a man leaps from the top of the Empire State Building and lives to tell about it. He lives to tell the 102nd floor, the 101st floor….

Last week a man actually did jump from the observation deck on the 86th floor of the 1,250-foot-high skyscraper and survived, but that’s because a catwalk one floor below the deck broke his fall.

LU’s partner Newsmax reports:

Nathaniel Simone (also reported as Nathaniel Fimone), 33, of Hamilton, Mass., reportedly climbed a security gate around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday before falling off the edge of the observation deck… As tourists watched in horror, Simone landed one floor below.

‘He jumped from the 86th floor and landed on a catwalk just below it, between the 86th and 85th floors,’ New York Police Department Detective Mark Nell told ABCNews.com.

Simone suffered a broken ankle for his trouble and was taken to New York's Bellevue Hospital in police custody. Authorities say that it's not yet clear whether the man's fall was intentional, though witnesses maintain that he appeared to then straddle the edge of the catwalk, as if preparing to jump from it, and that security guards quickly restrained him.

"He was in his own world, like he was lost," one witness told the New York Daily News. "He was calm, looking down, like it was nothing, but it was 80 stories high."

Simone is now facing charges of reckless endangerment, criminal trespass, and disorderly conduct.

In the years since the building’s completion in 1931, more than 30 people have committed suicide by leaping from the observation deck, which is as high up on the structure as non-authorized personnel are able to reach. In 1947, a security fence was erected around the observatory terrace.

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'Celebrity Apprentice': Fans have advice for Trace Adkins, Fans of “Celebrity Apprentice” seem to believe that country star Trace Adkins will make it to the final two. Should that happen, they have some advice for the country crooner. In interviews conducted on April 27 and April 28, those fans shared what they thought Trace Adkins should do as an “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” finalist.

“When Trace [Adkins] makes the final two, he needs to refuse to have Omarosa on his team,” Trista Evans, a fan of both Trace Adkins and “Celebrity Apprentice” from Oklahoma City, said. “Trace needs to say 'Mr. Trump I'd rather be a person short than have her on my team.' I hope he does that.”

Omarosa is not very popular with “Celebrity Apprentice” fans. Despite being the apprentice everyone loves to hate, fans of “Celebrity Apprentice” and Trace Adkins do not want her standing in the way of Trace Adkins winning.

“I hope that Trace Adkins doesn't let Omarosa on his team,” Mandy Robinson, a fan of Trace Adkins from Enid, said. “He can't trust [Omarosa] to keep from trying to sabotage him and Trace Adkins deserves to win this season.”

Omarosa is so unpopular, Trace Adkins fans would rather see him “stuck with Gary Busey” than Omarosa. They believe that whatever Gary Busey would do to hinder Trace Adkins from winning would not be malicious. Although Gary Busey can hinder his team, he wouldn't purposefully try to keep Trace Adkins from winning.

“I'd rather he have Gary Busey on his team than Omarosa,” Kyle Fletcher, a fan of both Gary Busey and Trace Adkins from Oklahoma City, said. “Gary [Busey] has a pure heart. I can't say that about Omarosa. She is a witch with a capital B.”

The “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” final is not here yet, but fans are gearing up for a showdown between Trace Adkins and another celebrity. Many are wanting to see Trace Adkins win and raise money for his charity.

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Child homicide in Valley Springs, Calaveras Sheriff's investigators along with several law enforcement agencies from the surrounding area are still searching for a suspect in connection with a homicide in Valley Springs.

On Saturday, April 27 in the afternoon a nine year-old child was stabbed to death. The name of the victim has not been released at this time. The incident occurred on Rippon Road in the Valley Springs area.

The suspect who is being sought is described in the Calaveras County Sheriff Office press release as a White or Hispanic male, muscular build, approximately six feet tall, and gray hair. The suspect was reportedly last seen wearing blue pants, and a black long sleeve shirt.

Any person with information is urged to call the Sheriff's Office, anyone knowing of any person who has left town unexpectedly or who has unexplained injuries are also being prompted to call the Sheriff's Office.

The newly established 24 hour Tip Line number to call is: (209) 754-6030.

For a period of time on Saturday, April 27th, the area was cordoned off and neighborhood search was conducted. Residents had been contacted by the reverse 911 call system and warned to stay indoors with all doors and windows locked.

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Sandy homeless: Tens of thousands affected by storms still homeless, Hurricane Sandy has come and left the headline news, but for thousands of homeless individuals in New York and New Jersey, the aftermath of the Superstorm is still a very real problem.

The Utica Observer and Dispatch on April 28 carried an in-depth look at the families who are still without homes and forced to live in shelters, government housing or with family and friends.

Six months after Superstorm Sandy rocked the eastern U.S. coast, tens of thousands of former homeowners in New York and New Jersey remain homeless and communities are still struggling to recover.

Despite the frustrations and hardships, progress has been made as well. New boardwalks will be ready for summer along the beachfront tourist communities, and homes are being erected even as ruined ones are bulldozed.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says some people are doing just fine while others are facing ‘‘horrendous’’ obstacles to recovery.

“Some families and some lives have come back together quickly and well, and some people are up and running almost as if nothing ever happened, and for them it’s been fine,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference Thursday. “Some people are still very much in the midst of recovery. You still have people in hotel rooms, you still have people doubled up, you still have people fighting with insurance companies, and for them it’s been terrible and horrendous.”

The federal government has paid billions in flood insurance claims and housing assistance in the two states, with more to come.

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Libyan police headquarters bombed in Benghazi, An improvised explosive device was detonated on Saturday morning outside of the local police headquarters in the Libyan city of Benghazi, according to an Israeli police and intelligence source who monitors North Africa.

The bomb blast caused an enormous amount of property damage but only three officers sustained injuries and there were no reported deaths, according to Capt. Dennis Spielman.

The bomb attack took place at 7 a.m., Libyan time, adjacent to the Fadil Buamr battalion, which had been the last stronghold of loyalists to Libya's executed dictator Moamar Khadhafi, according to Reuters.

Police investigators told the media that there were no civilians at the police station when the blast occurred, and said the bomb was probably detonated by remote control.

Saturday's bombing was the third time that the Benghazi police station was attacked. In January 2013, a bomb exploded at the back of the station but no one was killed or injured in that blast.

Then in February, a car bomb exploded near the station in downtown Benghazi leaving no casualties, local security sources reported.

On Tuesday, a powerful bomb blast occurred outside of the French embassy in the Libya's capital, Tripoli, and that bombing destroyed the outer walls of the complex as well as some surrounding homes. Many observers said they believed it was a miracle that no one was killed in any of these bombings.

No one as of yet has claimed responsibility for the police station bombing.

Benghazi has been targeted by several bombings and a surge of assassinations in recent months. The attacks are usually attributed to Islamic extremists, including the one on the US consulate that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans on Sept. 11, 2012.

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Austin Food and Wine Festival 2013- SUCCESS!, DAY 3 of the Austin Food and Wine Festival proves to be a success for the 2nd year in a row with a crowd of 2500 patrons each day. While many very well known chefs with both national and international influence has so graciously baptized the Austin food scene, I found myself eagerly drawn to the local culinary talent.

We have seen the emergence of some fantastic food talent this weekend like that of La Condesa, Kent Rathbun, PhoNatic Vietnamese Cuisine, and specialty shops like Cake and Spoon.

Other industries in the Austin area feeling the affects of this wave of appetizing attention are perveyors of great compliments to beautiful food such as the Texas Hill Country Olive Company, Delysia Chocolatier, and Butterface Bake Shop.

Austin is moving out of its comfort zone and filling some big shoes where there is a culinary demand for the unique, the experimental and the weird.

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Boston suspects trained: 6-month stay in Dagestan significant to case?, The Boston suspects might have been trained by a terrorist group. On April 28, NBC News reported that the older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a police shootout in Watertown, Mass. last week, did travel to Russia for 6 months and lawmakers are trying to figure out if he got some kind of terrorist training while he was there.

"A key focus for investigators, centers on Tamerlan Tsarnaev's visit to Dagestan in 2012 and what he did during his 6-month stay. Authorities [say] they are weighing Russian reports on what they learned about Tamerlan while he was visiting family. The big question for lawmakers whether Tamerlan received training during his trip," NBC News reported.

If the Boston suspects were trained by a terrorist group (or others who are pro-killing Americans), it could give investigators more leads. At this point in time, however, it does not seem as though the two brothers knew what they were doing and that their "skills" were pretty much lacking in many areas.

"Several former counter-terrorism officials [say] investigators are leaning toward a theory that the two suspects did not have training and acted alone, pointing to serious flaws in the operation [such as no escape plan]," NBC News reported. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has reportedly denied being affiliated with any larger group also, further suggesting that the two brothers were on their own.

It sounds like the Boston suspects trained themselves and may have even practiced putting explosives together before setting two bombs off at the Boston Marathon on April 15. Others have been taken into custody and questioned by the FBI but it is unclear if anyone had direct ties to the bombings that killed three and left nearly 200 injured.

© Effie Orfanides 2013

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'Where Did We Go Wrong?' by Monica Mathis-Stowe, “Best friends Gabby, Maxine and Joy protect each other at all costs, even if it means keeping secrets that turn their lives upside down. Gabby has no boundaries when it comes to getting what she wants. She pulls out every trick in the book to keep her daughter’s married father out of their lives but keep his money in her bank account…Maxine lives for her family but when her husband’s excessive spending lands them in more debt than they can handle, the stress takes a toll on their perfect marriage. After Joy’s loyalty to her controlling mother causes her to lose the only man she’s ever loved, she marries a man she barely knows. After her wedding, she quickly realizes that she made the biggest mistake of her life and it puts everybody she loves in danger. Unfortunately, someone will have to pay the ultimate price with their life.”

When I began reading Monica Mathis-Stowe’s Where Did We Go Wrong?, I wasn’t sure where the story was going to go. Silently, I was hoping that this wouldn’t be another drama filled Street Lit book filled with self-absorbed women and drug dealers that took no prisoners and lived the high life. I was pleasantly surprised.

Where Did We Go Wrong? is full of drama…crazy drama. Just when you think that the story couldn’t get any more drama-filled, another situation presents itself which compliments the plot perfectly.

Mrs. Mathis-Stowe takes her readers on a journey into the lives of best friends Gabby, Maxine and Joy…three women that forged a lifelong friendship under unlikely circumstances. However opposite the personalities of the characters portrayed, Mrs. Mathis-Stowe weaves a tale that works under the worst of circumstances.

The story can be construed as being a bit over the top in some circles, but for my personal taste, the story was so on-point with character development and dialogue. The editing job done was superior by far in contrast to other books that I have read.

I truly enjoyed reading this book because in all honesty, if I had to review one more book with a thug who drives the hottest whip, had money to burn like crazy and has a penis the size of a Sequoia tree, I would have to slit my wrists and call it a day.

Mrs. Mathis-Stowe shows that sometimes, the bond between women can survive the worst of circumstances. My hats off to Monica for putting out a story that I would gladly read again, and I am looking forward to her next book!

The Examiner: There's a saying among certain types of writers that goes, "There is a story behind the story." If this is true, what is the story behind "Where Did We Go Wrong?"

MMS: First, let me answer by saying Where Did We Go Wrong? is pure fiction. It's a result of my overactive imagination and curiosity about drama in relationships among families, lovers, friends, and colleagues. The relationships I have with my girlfriends inspired me to write this book. I wanted to tell a story about everyday women going through issues and difficulties in their lives and how their girlfriends helped them through it. I read so many novels and hear about reality shows that focus on creating chaos and conflict between women and that’s not good. I wrote this book to show the positive side of true friendship between women while also taking the readers on a roller-coaster ride of emotions that will make them laugh, cry, gasp, think, and question people and their actions.

The Examiner: Every author has personality traits that he/she likes and dislikes about the characters that they create. Can you briefly describe the ones that evoke the most emotion from you regarding the characters Joy, Maxine and Gabby?

MMS: I definitely have a love hate relationship with each one of these characters. Joy is strong, beautiful, and street smart, but she let her overbearing mother control her which caused her life to go in a direction she didn't plan. I could relate to her the most because when I was younger, I let people I cared about dictate my actions and listened without doubt to their opinions. Like Joy, I had to grow up and realize that this is my life and I have to live it on my terms, even if it meant hurting someone's feelings. Because of that connection with Joy, she was the easiest to write for.

Maxine, on the other hand, was the hardest to write for. She was a people pleaser, passive, and lived for her family. She was so naïve, she thought accepting her husband's abuse toward her was part of her wifely duties. I cried more when writing for Maxine than any of the other characters because I knew her pain. I've never been physically abused by anyone, but I know plenty of women who've been through it. And some of them, like Maxine, stayed in an abusive relationship because they thought that's what you're supposed to do when you love someone.

Of the three characters, I had the most fun writing for Gabby. I could be as mean, ruthless, and cutthroat as I wanted to be. There was no holding back with her. I loved how aggressive she was and how she always had a plan in place to get what she wanted. I didn't like how she used people and hurt them without a care in the world. Although she was a horrible human being, she was always a good friend to Maxine and Joy. No matter what, she had their backs and would protect them even if it meant putting her life in danger.

The Examiner: What ways do you "Pay it Forward" in the writing community?

MMS: I thought speaking to young ladies in writing groups at my local public schools was my way of "Paying it Forward" but it has been more rewarding for me than I could've ever imagined. These young ladies have the confidence, drive, and determination to succeed. They are true examples of not letting your circumstances and environment limit you. Every time I leave a school, I'm inspired and can’t wait to return. I'm also in the process of submitting a proposal to my local library to offer a free monthly workshop for inspiring authors on how to release their inner story and become a published author.

The Examiner: What is your summer touring schedule going to be like and where can our readers obtain your work?

MMS: We're in the process of finalizing my summer book tour. It will be posted on my website at www.MonicaMathisStowe.com within the next week or two. In the meantime, readers can purchase my books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Books a Million. If you don't see my books on the shelf at your local bookstore, ask a clerk to order it for you.

The Examiner: What is next for Monica Mathis-Stowe?

MMS: In January, I released the sequel, Where Did We Go Wrong Again? I've been busy promoting it while writing my next novel, The Firefighters' Wives.

My goal with every story I write is to create characters readers can relate to. I want you to understand their pain, feel their joy and learn from their mistakes. But most of all, I want everyone who reads a novel by Monica Mathis-Stowe to close the book and feel like they've just watched a good movie and hated that it had to end.

~ J.L. Whitehead

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N.M. church stabbing: Man stabs four choir members in Albuquerque church, A Sunday afternoon choir practice ended horribly as a man wielding a knife entered a N.M. church and ended up stabbing four people. The L.A. Times reported on Sunday, April 28, 2013, that at least four people were hurt in the Albuquerque church when a visitor simply got out of the pew he was sitting in and stabbed a choir member in the middle of a hymn.

Police say that none of the injuries appear to be life threatening.

By Sunday afternoon, 24-year-old Lawrence Capener has been identified as the suspect. He was being interviewed be police and could face "numerous charges," per Tasia Martinez, an Albuquerque Police Deparment spokeswoman.

SEE: 9-year-old girl stabbed to death by intruder in California home

14-year-old Vanessa Lucero said that she was sitting behind the man that did the stabbing. She said he "was kind of twitchy, sketchy looking. He had a tattoo of an upside-down star on his wrist."

It was a scary sight for all to witness as a couple more parishioners said that after they received communion at the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, a young man simply attacked. They say the man was in his late teens or early twenties.

"While that was going on, people were just panicking. It was scary, you wouldn’t think something like that would happen in church," Reyes Stinson, 18, told The Times.

Lucero also said that the man leaped toward the choir's lead singer and was screaming, "False preacher!" There is no word at this time as to a motive for the attack by Capener in the N.M. church stabbing.

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FWC reports eighth panther death in Florida, The Miami Herald reported on Friday, April 26, that the remains of an endangered Florida panther were found on Friday at the Big Cypress National Preserve in southwest Florida.

The five to six year old female with a tracking collar was the eighth panther death this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

The dead panther, which appears to have been killed in a fight with another panther, has been taken to the FWC's Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville for a necropsy.

The Florida panther once roamed across the southeastern United States, but it is mainly found in south Florida. The FWC estimates that between 100 and 160 adult panthers remain in the wild, south of the Caloosahatchee River and Lake Okeechobee.

Much of their habitat has been lost to development. Scientists say panthers need lots of land where they can hunt deer, wild hogs, raccoons, armadillos, and rabbits.

Officials say five panthers have died this year after being hit by a car. Vehicle strikes were blamed for most of the more than two dozen panther deaths reported last year.

Gov. Rick Scott had declared March 16 to be Florida Panther Day to raise awareness about the big cats' plight and conservation efforts to help their survival.

Wildlife officials say the panther population has risen in the past two decades, largely as a result of focused conservation efforts.

Panther research, management and protection efforts are funded through the sale of Florida panther specialty license plates.

The FWC asks the public to report any sightings of panthers or their tracks to help document their range.

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Gas station employee kidnapped during shift, public outraged over no cameras, The Norton Shores Police Department has classified the investigation of a missing Michigan woman as a kidnapping on Sunday.

Jessica Heeringa, 25, from Muskegon, Mich. was working at the Exxon Mobil gas station in Norton Shores, Mich. when she went missing during her shift on Friday night.

Jessica made a transaction on the register at the Exxon Mobile gas station on 1196 E. Sternberg Road around 10:55 p.m. on April 26. When a customer entered the station shortly after there was no one there. The customer called 911 at 11:15 p.m. According to the website, the Sternberg Exxon is open till 11:30 p.m. on Friday nights.

Authorities called her family and friends and no one had seen her. By Saturday afternoon she still had not been located, reports Michigan Live.

Jessica left her belongings behind at the station and there was no money taken from the till.

"My beautiful granddaughter was kidnapped from her place of employment last night in Muskegon. Please, please help us find her," posted Diane Homrich on Facebook. "We need to find her, she has a little boy who needs her. Please help."

Based on tips received by a witness the authorities want to talk to the owner of a silver minivan, possibly a Chrysler Town and Country that was parked near the gas station and was seen driving away.

The driver was a white male around 30-40 years old and 6 feet tall with a medium build. He had light brown wavy hair that was parted in the middle and slightly longer on top. He was wearing a bright red or orange sweatshirt, police said. They have made a composite sketch of the suspect but police are "not confident" in releasing it yet, reported Wood TV.

The police stated they have talked with four persons of interest but they have all been cleared.

The Norton Shores Police Department confirmed that there were no security cameras at the gas station.

Social media sites are full of criticism for the Exxon Corporation for not having cameras in the gas station and for only having one employee working, while others are blaming the owner of the station.

"It seems incredible to me that there are people criticizing those who question the lack of cameras. The reason for cameras are twofold. One is the deterrent value of cameras in the first place. The other is the apprehension value of cameras. Most people would place more value on the lives of employees than on the profits of their employers." posted Charles N on the Michigan Live website.

"Surveillance cameras are an appropriate security measure for a gas station where one person works after dark. There are probably other security measures which could have been installed, had the owner of this business cared about the safety of employees. Now something really horrible has happened, it seems, and we don't have a clue as to how we can help. Will the owner of this establishment be answering any questions publicly?" posted RW on the Michigan Live website.

"I find it appalling that the store owners haven't offered the family an apology, nor have they put up any reward money. I am personally putting up a $500 reward for any information leading up to an arrest in this case, and will be accepting donations at Deuces Wild Smoke Shop to assist the family in filing a property liability suit against the owners of Exxon gas station for their lack of security," Derek Antol posted on Facebook.

Jessica is 5'1" tall, 110 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. She sometimes wears wired rim glasses. She may be wearing a blue-collared shirt with "Sternberg Exxon" on it.

If you know her whereabouts or were at the Exxon Friday evening, please contact the Silent Observer at 231-722-7463.

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Boston suspects trained: Lawmakers believe bombing suspects had training, A report from the Associated Press on Sunday, April 28, 2013, states that lawmakers believe the Boston bombing suspects were professionally trained. Up until now, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, were said to have done everything on their own without any training, but others feel differently.

The FBI is currently investigating overseas and in the United States to figure out if the Boston suspects had training that helped them do the crimes they did, per the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

SEE: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev moved to secure facility with small cell and steel door

The Tsarnaev brothers had pressure-cooker bombs filled with nails, ball bearings, and shrapnel which were triggered by remote detonators. While there is no belief that any others were directly involved with the Boston suspects; it is now believed that they did receive training for these actions.

"I think given the level of sophistication of this device, the fact that the pressure cooker is a signature device that goes back to Pakistan, Afghanistan, leads me to believe — and the way they handled these devices and the tradecraft — ... that there was a trainer and the question is where is that trainer or trainers," said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on "Fox News Sunday."

"Are they overseas in the Chechen region or are they in the United States?" McCaul said. "In my conversations with the FBI, that's the big question. They've casted a wide net both overseas and in the United States to find out where this person is. But I think the experts all agree that there is someone who did train these two individuals."

It has long been believed that the brothers had some kind of military training, but it was denied by the younger of the two. Lawmakers are insistent that they did have training and someone had helped them do what they did in Boston.

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., has said that the FBI is still trying to locate others that may have been involved with the suspects before the bombings.

"We still have persons of interest that we're working to find and identify and have conversations with," said Rogers.

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9-year-old killed by intruder update: 'Huge manhunt' underway, A 9-year-old killed by an intruder has caused a "huge manhunt" in northern Calif. On April 28, Christian Post reported that residents in the are on edge as police search for a suspect who is believed to be "armed and dangerous." The little girl was stabbed several times when the intruder entered the home where she was left with her 12-year-old brother while her parents were out.

"We're doing a house to house search and in some cases we're searching extensively into attics and storage sheds. It's a difficult area to search. It's rural, it's remote," said a spokesperson for the Calaveras County Sheriff's office.

The 9-year-old killed by the intruder was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The suspect -- who is described as "a six-foot white or Latino man with long grey hair wearing blue pants and a black long-sleeve shirt" -- may have done this randomly as the 12-year-old boy saw him and said he didn't recognize him.

A motive is still unknown -- it is hard to understand why any one would want to kill children or what the man may have been wanting in the house that the little girl might have gotten in the way of. If and when the suspect is caught he may provide answers to the questions authorities have.

The intruder killed the 9-year-old girl by the time her brother got to her. Sadly, it was him who went into the house and found his sister stabbed and bleeding.

© Effie Orfanides 2013

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Earth permanently deformed: Chilean earthquakes have altered Earth, Everyone knows about the damage that earthquakes can do to people, buildings, and the planet as a whole, but did you realize that Earth could already be permanently deformed? A report on Sunday, April 28, 2013, by OurAmazingPlanet states that earthquakes over the past million years in Chile have already done the damage.

Research from the past century suggests that Earth is pretty good at coming back from earthquakes thanks to parts of the crust springing back to the way they originally were. These types of rebounds have been documented as actually happening.

Structural geologist Richard Allmendinger from Cornell University and some of his colleagues believe earthquakes are finally taking their toll.

That group of brilliance believes that earthquakes with a magnitude of seven or greater has caused cracks in the crust. Those earthquakes, mostly in northern Chile, are said to have possibly made the Earth permanently deformed.

"My graduate students and I originally went to northern Chile to study other features," Allmendinger said. "While we were there, our Chilean colleague, Professor Gabriel González of the Universidad Católica del Norte, took us to a region where these cracks were particularly well-exposed."

"I still remember feeling blown away — never seen anything like them in my 40 years as a geologist — and also perplexed," Allmendinger told OurAmazingPlanet. "What were these features and how did they form? Scientists hate leaving things like this unexplained, so it kept bouncing around in my mind."

Further studies show that a great number of earthquakes in northern Chile have allowed the researchers to examine their behavior over a longer period of time. This makes patterns much easier to determine and figure out.

A lot of these major cracks have been found in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on Earth.

"We may get to test out predictions about earthquakes if the next great earthquake there happens in the next couple of decades," said Allmendinger. Those predictions include rethinking a number of models to study material behaviors.

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Who kidnapped Jessica Heeringa?, It's been confirmed by multiple sources as of April 23, 2013 that Michigan woman Jessica Heeringa has been kidnapped. She went missing during a late night shift at an Exxon station in Norton Shores. The woman is reportedly a mother who wouldn't vanish like this, but that isn't the only clue that indicates she was abducted. Officers in the area are searching for a silver minivan -- possibly a Chrysler Town & Country, but there aren't many clarifications on this. NBC Wood TV 8 shares that an investigation is now fully underway.

The missing woman's purse and other belongings were left behind when she was discovered to be missing, and it's being reported that she looked to be in the process of closing the store. There are apparently some kind of witnesses to what may be an abduction, as there is a description of the suspect. He is reportedly between the ages of 30 and 40 with a broad build, light brown wavy hair. He may have been wearing a bright orange or red sweatshirt. That certainly doesn't sound like someone who cares about standing out like a sore thumb.

Jessica Heeringa is in danger, so every moment spent searching for her and a suspect count. It has now been over 24 hours since she was last seen, going into day two of her disappearance. As stated multiple times by multiple experts, the first 48 to 72 hours of a disappearance are the most vital in locating a missing person under positive circumstances. If someone truly kidnapped Jessica, then there is no doubt that this person has foul intentions. Famed criminal profiler Candice DeLong has stated that when an attacker intends on taking you from one point to another, you can almost be certain that you are going to be murdered.

Who kidnapped this young woman? If you know anything about this disappearance or the owner of the silver minivan believed used to abduct her, do the right thing. If you recognize anything strange that might be related to this case do not hesitate to contact either the Silent Observer Hotline or the officials in Norton Shores.

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Cheerleader too chunky? Blogger says Kelsey Williams too 'chunky' to cheer, A CBS Houston sports blogger has come under fire for questioning whether an Oklahoma City Thunder Girl was "too chunky" to be an NBA cheerleader.

Omg! Yahoo reported April 28 that blogger Claire Crawford targeted Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader Kelsey Williams' looks on the court after the Houston Rockets faced off against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

"The Rockets looked terrible in Game 1, but some say they weren't the only bad-looking people on the court," Crawford wrote.

While she conceded Williams was a "pretty blonde," she wrote Oklahoma City fans had criticized her for "having 'pudginess' around her waistline."

"But if she's comfortable wearing that tiny outfit and dancing for NBA fans, then good for her," Crawford wrote. "Besides, not every man likes women to be toothpick skinny. I'd say most men prefer a little extra meat on her bones."

A poll asked attached to his column asked readers what their opinions were on Williams in the Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader outfit.

Voters could choose from three options. Either they thought Williams had "the perfect look to be an NBA cheerleader," "she could use some tightening up in her midsection," or "she has no business wearing that outfit in front of people."

Williams politely fired back at the post on Twitter:

"To be womanly always, discouraged never."

"We wouldn't know what blessings were if we didn't go through trials. Thank you to EVERYONE for the compassion and love today. I'm in awe," she tweeted on April 24.

CBS Houston has since removed the post from its website, but a cached version of the page is still available online.

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Surrender?: Lakers give away white towels before game four against Spurs, The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to stay in the NBA Playoffs when they face off with the San Antonio Spurs in a must-win game against the San Antonio Spurs on the evening of Sunday, April 28, 2013. Luckily, they'll be playing at home and they wanted fans in the Staples Center to get riled up so they gave each one a special treat upon entering the door. It's too bad that they gave each fan a white "surrender" flag.

The Lakers really didn't think this whole thing through.

Yahoo Sports revealed that the white towel giveaway does indeed match the white home uniforms the Lakers will wear for Sunday's possible elimination game. Surely, the team just didn't realize what they had done.

SEE: Kobe Bryant confirms he is still set to retire from Lakers, NBA after next season

The Lakers really don't need any more bad mojo. That's especially considering the Spurs trounced them by 31 points in game three in L.A.

The Cleveland Browns actually did a similar giveaway back in Nov. of last year. They gave away white towels to all fans, but quickly realized the error of their ways and called the whole thing off.

The 2013 NBA Playoffs have had a lot of things happen so far, and the first round isn't even over yet:

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U.S., Japan, South Korea should link missile defenses, general says, The United States, Japan and South Korea should integrate their missile defense systems to better protect themselves against a potential North Korean nuclear attack, a top American general said April 27.

U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the American Forces Press Service (AFPS) that a combined system linking the ground-based, aerial and maritime assets of all three nations would be "better than the sum of its individual parts."

Dempsey made his comments after a week-long trip to Northeast Asia, including Japan and South Korea. He reportedly discussed the trilateral arrangement idea with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts.

While acknowledging that political friction exists between Japan and South Korea, partly due to Japan's occupation of Korea in the first half of the 20th century, he encouraged both countries to set those differences aside and focus on the current ballistic missile threat from North Korea, AFPS said.

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Olympics 2024: Tulsa and nine other cities interested, It was reported on April 26, 2013, that Tulsa, Oklahoma and nine other cities were interested in hosting the 2024 Olympics.

According to the Huffington Post Los Angeles, Tulsa, Philadelphia, and San Diego want the Olympic Games. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chief executive Scott Blackmun said of the ten cities, "He declined to identify other cities considered as potential candidates,:" as for the other six, "they preferred to keep it confidential for now."

The Summer Olympics has not been held in the United States since 1996. And Salt Lake City was the last to hold a Winter Olympics in the U.S. One possibility would be a joint bid among two or more cities.

In the case of the San Francisco Bay area, "he cities of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose as a 'natural' possibility." San Diego is rumored to be considering its bid along with Tijuana fro 2024.

The USOC will decide by the end of 2014 if they will put forward a bid. The International Olympic Committee will decide who gets to host the 2024 Olympics in 2017.

Where do you think the 2024 Olympics should be held? Please drop in your comments below.

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Boston suspects trained: Suspects in Boston attack trained to kill Americans?, As the investigations into the Boston Marathon bombings continue, the FBI has put their focus on data recovered from 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s online social media and Instagram accounts.

According to an April 28 NBC40.net report, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the FBI is now investigating as to whether Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan, received training that helped them carry out the attack.

Investigators are trying to determine if the brothers received training or advice on using the shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs that were triggered by a remote detonator.

The detonators were the kind used in remote-control toys, U.S. officials have said.

Thus far, the FBI has produced no evidence that would indicate a wider plot, including training, direction or funding for the attacks.

"I think given the level of sophistication of this device, the fact that the pressure cooker is a signature device that goes back to Pakistan, Afghanistan, leads me to believe – and the way they handled these devices and the tradecraft – that there was a trainer and the question is where is that trainer or trainers," said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on "Fox News Sunday."

"Are they overseas in the Chechen region or are they in the United States?" McCaul said. "In my conversations with the FBI, that's the big question. They've casted a wide net both overseas and in the United States to find out where this person is. But I think the experts all agree that there is someone who did train these two individuals."

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said he thought it's "probably true" that the attack was not linked to a major group. But, he told CNN's "State of the Union," that there "may have been radicalizing influences" in the U.S. or abroad. "It does look like a lot of radicalization was self-radicalization online, but we don't know the full answers yet."

On ABC's "This Week," moderator George Stephanopoulos raised the question to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee about FBI suspicions that the brothers had help in getting the bombs together.

"Absolutely, and not only that, but in the self-radicalization process, you still need outside affirmation," responded Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.

"We still have persons of interest that we're working to find and identify and have conversations with," he added.

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N.M church stabbing: Choir members stabbed by knife-wielding man in attendance, Albuquerque police have an identity for the man accused of stabbing four people at a Catholic church in Albuquerque as the Sunday mass was nearing its end.

The LA Times reported April 28 on the church stabbing. Police spokesman Robert Gibbs says 24-year-old Lawrence Capener is now in custody and is expected to face felony charges.

Investigators say Capener jumped over several pews at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church around noon Sunday, walked up to the choir area and then began stabbing members of the church, some of which were choir singers.

The injuries sustained to the four church-goers are not considered life-threatening.

An off-duty police officer in attendance for the service, as well as other good Samaritans, rushed to subdue the crazed man before he could inflict further harm. Capener was held him until police arrived.

The stabbings occurred as the choir had just begun its closing hymns.

Archbishop of Santa Fe Michael Sheehan released a statement saying he was saddened by the attack. "I pray for all who have been harmed, their families, the parishioners and that nothing like this will ever happen again," Sheehan said.

Reyes Stinson, an 18-year-old in attendance for the church service, expressed dismay that such violence would occur in a church.

"While that was going on, people were just panicking. It was scary, you wouldn’t think something like that would happen in church," Reyes Stinson said.

Another young parishioner, 14-year-old Vanessa Lucero, said she was sitting right behind the man, who "was kind of twitchy, sketchy looking. He had a tattoo of an upside-down star on his wrist."

Lucero said the man climbed over the pews, punched and then repeatedly stabbed the choir's lead singer.

"He said something like, "False preacher!'" Lucero said. "I don’t know why."

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Mom kills baby daughter: Mother of nine deliberately smothers newborn, Sad news out of Arizona comes on Sunday, April 28, 2013, as a 36-year-old mother of nine children has been arrested for allegedly killing her own newborn daughter. The Inquisitr reports that Nina Koistinen is accused of deliberately smothering her six-day old daughter, and ninth child overall, named Maya.

Local police state that Koistinen intentionally smothered Maya back on April 8, 2013. She did it by covering the child's mouth and pinching her nose so that she could no longer breathe. Word is that the mother was overwhelmed with the number of children she had, but she was also jealous of the attention the child was receiving from her husband, Bradley.

The couple has been married for 15 years.

SEE: Teen mom gives birth in home bathroom, disposes of baby's body down garbage chute

Nina Koistinen told her husband that she had accidentally fallen asleep on top of the baby while feeding her.

After Bradley found the baby unresponsive, the child was quickly taken to Paradise Valley Hospital and pronounced dead about 45 minutes later. An autopsy showed intentional signs of suffocation.

With that being said, the police checked into the family's history and found CPS reports with unsettling news. Prior reports had comments documented from Nina saying she had wanted to suffocate her other children or wished they would die in a car crash.

Shortly after this discovery, Nina confessed to police through her husband that she had smothered little Maya. She even revealed exactly how she did the horrible act.

SEE: New Zealand baby left with note in car while mother shops for groceries

In Nina Koistinen's first court appearance on Friday, her husband pleaded with the court claiming they were working on controlling his wife's mental illnesses. Bradley Koistinen said his wife battled schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder.

The court held his wife on $1 million bond.

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Army doesn't want tanks: Army being forced into $436 million in tank upgrades, In an archetypal tale that highlights runaway government spending and the gross misuse of taxpayer dollars, Congress is set to drop $436 million dollars on new tanks for the U.S. Army. The caveat? The Army doesn’t even want them.

According to an April 28 MSN Now report, over the past two years, nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer funds have been earmarked for upgrades to the hulking M1 Abrams tank, an American third-generation main battle tank.

At a cost of $7.5 million per tank, the Army argues that the money would be better spent elsewhere.

The Abrams tank, built to dominate in combat, is proving equally hard to balance in an ongoing budget battle.

The 70-ton tanks have been set for upgrades despite senior Army officials repeatedly saying, 'Thanks but no thanks.'

“If we had our choice, we would use that money in a different way,” Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army's chief of staff, told The Associated Press this past week.

So why are the tank dollars still flowing? Politics.

Keeping the Abrams production line rolling protects businesses and good paying jobs in congressional districts where the tank's many suppliers are located.

If there's a home of the Abrams, it's politically important Ohio. The nation's only tank plant is in Lima. So it's no coincidence that the champions for more tanks are Rep Jim Jordan and Sen Rob Portman, two of Capitol's Hill most prominent deficit hawks, as well as Democratic Sen Sherrod Brown.

The inverted dilemma? Keeping jobs intact to create weapons of war, or allowing Congress to mismanage millions.

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NBA Player Death Threats, Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley allegedly received death threats via Twitter from Oklahoma City Thunder ball boy Mitchell Brown after Game 2, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Thunder star Russell Westbrook suffered a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee in Game 2 when Beverley lunged at him attempting a steal. Some believe the play was dirty.

Brown has since denied tweeting the death threats, saying his account was hacked. Either way, it's an unpleasant turn of events for a young player who has played very well in his postseason debut.

Beverley, selected in the second round of the 2009 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, experienced his first regular-season action in the NBA this season. In 41 regular-season games, he averaged 5.6 points, 2.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds in about 17 minutes per contest.

Despite not scoring in double digits since March 24, he hit that mark in each of his first two postseason games, posting 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in Game 1, and 16 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block in Game 2.

In fact, it's ironic that so much negative publicity has surrounded Beverley after Westbrook's injury in Game 2, because that was one of Beverley's best games as a pro and almost led to the Rockets upsetting the Thunder in Oklahoma City.

Unfortunately, this happens way too often in professional sports. Whether you believe Beverley's play was clean or dirty, there is absolutely no excuse for sending someone a death threat like this, especially coming from a team employee. Brown is lucky he wasn't fired by the Thunder after the tweet.

Beverley should feel good about his strong performance in the playoffs. Instead, he has to hear about a ball boy allegedly sending him death threats. For a player who has gone through a lot to finally see the hardwood in the NBA, he doesn't deserve this. In fact, nobody does.

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Sandy Homeless, The 9-year-old girl who got New Jersey's tough-guy governor to shed a tear as he comforted her after her home was destroyed is bummed because she now lives far from her best friend and has nowhere to hang her One Direction posters.

A New Jersey woman whose home was overtaken by mold still cries when she drives through the area. A New York City man whose home burned can't wait to build a new one.

Six months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. Tens of thousands of people remain homeless. Housing, business, tourism and coastal protection all remain major issues with the summer vacation – and hurricane – seasons almost here again.

"Some families and some lives have come back together quickly and well, and some people are up and running almost as if nothing ever happened, and for them it's been fine," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference Thursday. "Some people are still very much in the midst of recovery. You still have people in hotel rooms, you still have people doubled up, you still have people fighting with insurance companies, and for them it's been terrible and horrendous."

Lynda Fricchione's flood-damaged home in the Ortley Beach section of Toms River, N.J., is gutted; the roof was fixed just last week. The family is still largely living out of cardboard boxes in an apartment. But waiting for a final decision from federal and state authorities over new flood maps that govern the price of flood insurance is tormenting her and many others.

"The largest problem is, nobody really knows how high we're going to have to elevate the house," she said. "At town hall they told us 5 feet, but then they said it might go down to 3 feet in the summer. Most of us are waiting until the final maps come out. It's wait-and-see."

But more than anything, Fricchione is optimistic, buoyed by a recent trip to New Orleans with her daughter during which they met a resident of the Lower Ninth Ward who was one of the first to move back in after Hurricane Katrina inundated the neighborhood that has become a symbol of flood damage – and resilience.

"Talking to that man was wonderful!" Fricchione said. "He said it takes time and you just have to have hope and know it will all work out eventually."

By many measures, the recovery from Superstorm Sandy, which struck Oct. 29, has been slow. From Maryland to New Hampshire, the National Hurricane Center attributes 72 deaths directly to Sandy and 87 others indirectly from causes such as hypothermia due to power outages, carbon monoxide poisoning and accidents during cleanup efforts, for a total of 159.

The roller coaster that plunged off a pier in Seaside Heights, N.J., is still in the ocean, although demolition plans are finally moving forward. Scores of homes that were destroyed in nearby Mantoloking still look as they did the day after the storm – piles of rubble and kindling, with the occasional bathroom fixture or personal possession visible among the detritus.

Throughout the region, many businesses are still shuttered, and an already-tight rental market has become even more so because of the destruction of thousands of units and the crush of displaced storm victims looking to rent the ones that survived.

Homeowners are tortured by uncertainty over ever-changing rules on how high they'll need to rebuild their homes to protect against the next storm; insurance companies have not paid out all that many homeowners expected; and municipalities are borrowing tens of millions of dollars to keep the lights on, the fire trucks running and the police stations staffed, waiting for reimbursement from the federal government for storm expenditures they had to fund out of pocket.

And yet, by other measures, remarkable progress has been made. Boardwalks, the tourism lifeblood of the region, are springing back to life. A handful of homes are going up, and the whine of power saws and the thwack of hammers is everywhere in hard-hit beach towns as contractors fix what can be saved and bulldozers knock down what can't.

Volunteers in Highlands, N.J., are rebuilding the home of Bromlyn Link, the single mother of a 17-year-old boy, both of whom are members of the town's first aid squad and who spent 12 to 14 hours a day helping friends and neighbors forced to live in shelters for weeks after the storm.

Mantoloking, which was cut in half by the storm and saw all 521 of its homes damaged or destroyed, is creeping back to life. The post office recently, reopened, and the first of 50 demolitions will start next week, which is also when Mayor George Nebel will join the 40 other residents who have been able to move back home.

Beaches that were washed away are coming back, due both to nature and bulldozers, and real estate agents say demand for this strangest of upcoming summers appears good, particularly in the large portions of the Jersey shore that were relatively unscathed by Sandy. Beach badges, required for access to most of New Jersey's shoreline, are selling at a near-record pace in Belmar, N.J.

And while towns fortify beaches and dunes and put up sea walls, rock barriers or even sand-filled fabric tubes to guard against future storms, state governments are readying hundreds of millions of dollars to buy out homeowners in flood-prone areas who want to leave.

"We've made a lot of progress in six months; I know we still have a long way to go," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at a recent town hall meeting. "By Memorial Day, every boardwalk that was destroyed at the Jersey shore will be rebuilt. Businesses are reopening. Rentals are picking up again, roads are back open."

Christie estimated 39,000 New Jersey families remain displaced, down from 161,000 the day after the storm. In New York, more than 250 families are still living in hotel rooms across New York paid for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, while others are still shacking up with relatives or living in temporary rentals.

Everyone simply wants to make their homes livable again, said Ray Marten, whose home in the Belle Harbor section of New York City's Queens borough burned down when a fire swept along his street during the storm, and whose family of six is renting a nearby house.

"If you go up my block now, all the houses have been demolished and removed," Marten said. "They're pretty much just holes in the ground. Sand pits."

Separation is the new reality for the Gatti family, a clan of several generations that shared the same three-story home near the ocean on Staten Island until Sandy destroyed it. The flood-soaked place was demolished months ago, and they're waiting for a government buyout. Now the family is scattered across New Jersey, New York and Texas.

"The whole family's separated," said Marge Gatti, the matriarch. "And it's terrible, you know?"

Her son, Anthony, recently drove a U-Haul packed with his meager belongings to Killeen, Texas, where he will start a new life as a car mechanic.

"Mentally, I'm not all that well in the head," said Anthony Gatti, who slept in a tent in front of the ruined home for weeks after the storm. "I know I've got to get some kind of help. I can't seem to shake it out of my life."

Ginjer Doherty was 9 years old when Sandy bubbled up through the floor of her Middletown, N.J., home and ripped the front wall off it. She and her parents went to a firehouse a few days later to see Christie talk about what was being done to recover.

The governor comforted Ginjer, telling her she would be all right, that the grown-ups were on top of things and would take care of her. Ginjer recently had an essay published in Time magazine recalling the encounter and describing her life after Sandy.

"My house was all messed up, and people told us we couldn't stay there anymore," she wrote. "The governor told me not to worry – that my parents would take care of everything – and he looked very serious and sad, and he cried.

"Things are going O.K. for my family," she wrote. "We want to go back home, but rebuilding is going to take a long time. But we have a place to live for now. I even rescued a cat that was homeless after Sandy; I wanted him to be safe and loved like I feel."

In an interview with The Associated Press, Ginjer, now 10, said she is sad that her home won't be ready until October; her mom says it has been gutted and needs to be elevated.

Of the delay, Ginjer said simply, "It stinks."

Sandy also damaged interior areas, particularly those along rivers in northern New Jersey. Cities including Hoboken and Jersey City were inundated, and officials continue try seek exemptions for skyscrapers and large apartments from federal rules requiring flood-prone buildings to be elevated. George Stauble, whose Little Ferry house took in four feet of water, said FEMA payouts caused some rifts between neighbors.

"Everybody's house had pretty much the same amount of damage, but people are getting different amounts of money, and that's caused some problems," he said, adding some homeowners received as little as $8,000, while others received as much as $29,000.

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Montana's Son 49ers, Duron Carter will get an opportunity with his father's Minnesota Vikings, so it only makes sense that the undrafted son of Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana is bound for the San Francisco 49ers.

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reported Sunday that the 49ers have invited Nate Montana to attend their upcoming rookie minicamp, according to the quarterback's agent. Montana, 23, put forth a positive showing at the team's local pro day earlier this month.

Like Duron, the pass-catching son of receiver Cris Carter, Nate is a stretch to make an NFL roster.

"It's going to be hard for him to transition to the next level," NFL.com's Bucky Brooks told Around The League before the 2013 NFL Draft. "His passes don't have zip. He has difficulty making pro throws."

Montana's wandering four-stop college experience saw him flame out at Notre Dame before landing with Division II West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he topped the conference with 2,480 passing yards and 19 touchdowns in 2012.

Some of the juiciest storylines out of the 2013 NFL Draft come from the crop of free agents plucked up afterward. Montana latching on with the 49ers only would deepen the mythology of the Montana family in the Bay Area, but reality makes this a long shot.

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The younger Carter has been invited to tryout at the Minnesota Vikings' rookie camp as an undrafted free agent, according to his agent.

However, he also has an invitation to try out at the Baltimore Ravens' rookie camp, but hasn't decided which invitation to accept.

These are good opportunities for a player with tremendous talent but a lot of baggage weighing him down.

Carter was dismissed from the Ohio State and Alabama programs for academic (OSU) and unspecified (Alabama) reasons. He played one season at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College and spent last season practicing with Florida Atlantic. Carter could not obtain a waiver to play for FAU.

Duron and Cris both told USA TODAY Sports last week the experiences over the past few years have humbled Duron, whose work ethic has been questioned in the past by teammates and coaches.

"I know there aren't a lot of better receivers than him in this draft. That's not a guess; I know. I know wide receivers," Cris said last week. "Yes, it might take him some time. I just believe in pro football, it's all football. You get millions of reps. And what's the worst-case scenario? Maybe it takes him 16 months.

"But when you see his talent, you'll be like, 'He's a pro."

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Tsarnaev Steel Door, The Boston Marathon bombing suspect is being held in a small cell with a steel door at a federal medical detention center about 40 miles outside the city, a federal official said Saturday.

Federal Medical Center Devens spokesman John Collauti described the conditions under which 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was being held in the Ayer facility after being moved there from a hospital Friday.

Tsarnaev was injured during a police chase Thursday in which his brother, also a suspect in the bombing, was fatally wounded.

Collauti said in a telephone interview that Tsarnaev is in secure housing where authorities can monitor him. His cell has a solid steel door with an observation window and a slot for passing food and medication.

Collauti wouldn’t discuss specific details related to Tsarnaev, but said that typically medical workers making rounds each shift monitor the inmates. He said guards also keep an eye on some cells with video cameras.

Also, inmates in the more restrictive section do not have access to TVs or radios, but can read books and other materials, he said.

“Really this type of facility is fully capable of handling him and it’s not that much of an inconvenience because it’s more or less business as usual,” Collauti said.

Tsarnaev’s mother said the bombing allegations against her son are lies.

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Prison Riot 13 Dead, Thirteen people were killed and some 65 injured in a prison riot yesterday in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, local officials said.

A fight broke out before daybreak among prisoners in a cell block in the La Pila prison in the state capital of San Luis Potosi, and state police re-established control by the morning, officials said.

Concepcion Tovar, head of the state’s prison system, told reporters that at least 100 inmates participated in the riot, which she blamed on a gang that had been harassing and robbing other inmates.

State officials said via social media that 13 people were killed and about 65 were injured in the riot. They did not make clear whether all those killed or injured were inmates.

The deaths were caused by sharp objects and other improvised weapons, Tovar said. It was unclear if the violence was linked to drug gangs, whose turf wars and battles over trafficking routes to the United States have spread across Mexico.

Deadly riots have repeatedly rocked the country’s overcrowded prisons, which house inmates from different gangs.
Killings linked to organized crime fell 14 percent to 4,249 in the first four months of the presidency of Enrique Pena Nieto, who took over in December and vowed to reduce the violence that has marred Latin America’s second biggest economy.

Nearly 70,000 people were killed during the 2006-2012 term of former President Felipe Calderon, who sent the military to fight drug cartels. An additional 27,000 are missing, according to official data.

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Tulsa wants the 2024 Summer Olympics, Although Tulsa is a small city, they still received a letter from the US Olympic Committee that asked if they'd be interested in hosting the summer games. According to an April 27 report by Inquisitr, despite the changes Tulsa would have to make, they are very interested in hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Tulsa has a lot of work to do if they want to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The city of about 400,000 would have to add hotel rooms, build and pay for an Olympic stadium and come up with the $3.5 billion, the expected cost of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics.

“Oklahoma City would be a much better choice,” Kevin Stafford, from Oklahoma City, said. “We wouldn't have to do near the work Tulsa would. We have hotels, all sorts of sporting venues with the colleges and universities. I think Oklahoma City could handle it with only a few changes.”

Although that is a lot of work and money, it would be well worth it for Tulsa. Eight million tickets were sold for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Almost seven million tickets were sold for the Olympics in Beijing in 2008. That would be huge boost to Tulsa's economy.

“Of course, the Olympics anywhere in Oklahoma would be great for our economy,” Stafford continued. “I'm sure events would be held here, even in if Tulsa was the hosting city. It isn't too far to Tulsa.”

Although Tulsa hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics is a long shot, it is still possible. At the time of publication, there was no information on the US Olympic Committee's final decision.

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Man arrested during SWAT standoff after allegedly stabbing roommate in the chest, A man was arrested Saturday during a SWAT standoff after he allegedly stabbed his roommate and then locked himself in the apartment in northeast Atlanta.

Police have not released a motive for the stabbing, which happened at an apartment complex at 488 Lindbergh Place, according to Atlanta police.

Around 7:20 a.m. officers responded to a call about a person stabbed at an apartment complex, police spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon said.

Officers arrived and found the victim, Mr. David Ker, suffering from a stab wound to the chest, Sgt. Lyon said.

“According to the victim, he was stabbed by his roommate, Robert Hayes, who had locked himself inside the apartment,” Sgt. Lyon said. “SWAT negotiators were called and eventually tear gas was fired into the apartment.”

Police have not provide any details on the weapon used in the stabbing or what happened between the roommates.

Mr. Hayes was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, police said.

The victim survived the knife wound to his chest.

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Update: McDonough boy, 14, struck by police car while riding bicycle has died, A 14-year-old boy who was struck by a Henry County patrol car while riding his bicycle died Sunday.

And the officer accused of hitting him is on leave, according Henry County police.

The county’s coroner Mr. Donald Cleveland told Channel 2 Action News that Chandler Jacob Weems, of McDonough, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

“On behalf of the Henry County Police Department and Police Chief (Keith) Nichols, we express our sadness and sympathy to the family for their loss,” Henry County Police spokesman Sgt. Joey Smith said in the statement.

The incident happened around 12:25 p.m. at the intersection of North Ola and Turner Church roads in McDonough, according to Georgia State Patrol.

Officer Denise Allyson Romano, 35, was heading north on North Ola Road in a Henry County patrol car when a westbound bicyclist entered her lane of travel from a private driveway, GSP’s spokesman Mr. Gordy Wright has said.

Weems was air-lifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Henry County police spokesman Sgt. Joey Smith said the officer, who was enroute to her regular duties, could not avoid the wreck.

She is “very distraught, of course,” but is uninjured, Sgt. Smith said, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Georgia State Patrol is handling the investigation.

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Two dead, two wounded at shooting at private party, Two Jackson men are dead after a shooting in a parking lot in downtown Jackson early Sunday morning, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department. Two other people were also shot, but where treated and released from the hospital.

The release said Brian Jontez Banes, 31, and Delandis Cortez Clark, also 31, died as a result of the injuries they received in the shooting. Dartalin Pharmer, 32, and Tashonda Davis, 22, were treated for injuries from gunshot wounds and released.

Police were called to a shooting on the parking lot of Wolfe Enterprises, located at 438 East Main St., shortly after 3:00 a.m. Sunday. They arrived to find Banes and Clark lying on the parking lot with apparent gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital, where they were later pronounced dead. Two other gunshot victims, Pharmer and Davis, arrived at the hospital via personal vehicles.

The release said the preliminary investigation indicates there was an argument on the parking lot as a private party was letting out. There were numerous people on the parking lot when the shooting occurred.

Police stressed that there are many potential witnesses who were present when the murders occurred. Most witnesses left the area prior to police arriving or as they were arriving.

The police said they need the witnesses' help in solving the case. Police ask witnesses to please call the Violent Crimes Unit at 425-8676 or Crime Stoppers at 424-8477 or on the web at www.424TIPS.org. Tips can be submitted anonymously either way.

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Cops: Three charged after steak knife assault in Massapequa, Three men from Massapequa were arrested Saturday after an argument between the men escalated with one brandishing a knife and stabbing the other two, Nassau County police said Sunday.

The initial incident started at 1:40 a.m. on Saturday when Kaleb Fink, 18, of 16 Frankel Road became entangled in a verbal argument on the phone with James Theoharides, 20, of 14 Cedar Drive, police said.

According to detectives, Theoharides showed up to Fink’s home at 3 a.m., and demanded that he come outside. Fink allegedly grabbed a steak knife and went outside to approach Theoharides. The two men then began to fight, police said.

As they were fighting, police said another man, Ian Walsh, 19, of 11 Harbour Lane, exited a vehicle and punched Fink in the face. Fink, still waving the knife, struck Theoharides and Walsh in the arm and stomach with the steak knife, causing non-life-threatening injuries, said police.

All of the men fled from the scene, including Fink, who went home to sleep, police said. When he awoke several hours later, he called police, according to detectives. An investigation ensued and all three men were arrested at their homes.

Fink was charged with two counts of second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Theoharides and Walsh were each charged with third-degree assault. Walsh was also found to have an open bench warrant in Nassau County stemming from a charge of facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, police said.

The three were due to be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead. As of this writing, bail information was not available.

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Tsarnaev steel door: Boston bombing suspect is being held under tight security, After spending several days at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,was recently transferred to a federal prison medical center in central Massachusetts. A Huffington Post report on April 27 says that a spokesman for the Federal Marshals Service told media sources that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, has now been moved to a small cell guarded by a steel door and security cameras. Authorities reported that Tsarnaev continues to receive medical treatment for the gunshot wound in his throat.

Tsarnaev's steel door cell is guarded 24 hours a day, sources say. A federal official described the conditions in which Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being held. The official, Federal Medical Center Devens spokesman John Collauti, said:

"Really this type of facility is fully capable of handling him and it's not that much of an inconvenience because it's more or less business as usual."

Collauti also explained that Tsarnaev is in a section where authorities can keep a constant watchful eye on the suspected terrorist. Tsarnaev's steel door cell is equipped with a viewing window and a slot to pass food and medicine through.

Collauti declined to discuss any specific details on Tsarnaev, however, he stated that normally medical workers supervise detainees. He also said guards watch some cells with video cameras.

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Tsarnaev steel door: Boston bombing suspect held in small cell with steel door, Suspect number two from the Boston Marathon has now been moved from the hospital he was in. The Associated Press reported on Saturday, April 27, 2013, that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been moved to a federal medical detention center, and he is situated in a small cell with a steel door.

A federal official said that Tsarnaev's small cell with a steel door is located at the center which is about 40 miles outside the city. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was moved to the Ayer facility on Friday. His condition had improved enough to move him from the hospital.

John Collauti, spokesman for the Federal Medical Center, said that Tsarnaev is in secure housing and being monitored by authorities at all time. The steel door on his small cell has an observation window in which people can check in on him.

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The steel door also has a small slot for passing medication and food to Tsarnaev.

No further details about Tsarnaev or his cell would be released. Collauti did say that medical workers make rounds on every shift so that they can monitor the inmates. Video cameras are looking in on some cells, but it was not revealed if the cell of Tsarnaev has them.

"Really this type of facility is fully capable of handling him and it's not that much of an inconvenience because it's more or less business as usual," Collauti said.

Tsarnaev was in a hospital getting medical treatment for multiple gunshot wounds. One of those wounds was a shot to the neck.

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U.S. mlitary intervention in Syria a bad idea, Proving that he understands the consequences of U.S. military intervention, President Barack Obama beat back his critics from the left and right calling for tougher action in Syria. While calling the possible use of sarin nerve gas a “game changer,” Barack didn’t satisfy hawks calling for bombing Bashar al-Assad’s Baathist regime. Toppling Saddam Hussein’s Baathist regime April 10, 2003, former President George W. Bush found out the hard way the real costs of U.S. military intervention. While “Shock-and-Awe” hit with a bang March 20, 2003, 10 years later Iraq’s U.S.-backed government of Nouri al-Maliki still faces nearly daily suicide bombing and political instability. Trying out democracy on the Mideast’s Arab governments hasn’t panned out as Bush wanted. Opening up his presidential library April 25 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas, Bush will have a hard time justifying controversial decisions and revising history.

Calls now for Obama to make the same mistake of using the U.S. military as a global policing force or worse yet nation-building continue to present challenges in the wake of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings. Reactions in the Middle East to Boston’s terrorism tell the story of what the White House should do in Syria. When terrorist bombs struck Boston, many Mideast capitals jumped –for-joy in the streets. While no one likes to see al-Assad bomb or gas his own people, foreign governments also recognize his right to defend his sovereignty against foreign and domestic invaders. State Department officials still haven’t figured out who’s behind the insurgency in Syria. Multiple reports suggest that the same Saudi-financed radical Wahhabi Suni groups that battled the Soviets in Afghanistan and the U.S. in Iraq lead the insurgency against al-Assad. Bombing al-Assad could turn Syria over to radical Islamist group loyal to al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Dealing with radical Islamist elements along the Turkey-Syria border, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned against U.S. military intervention. As much as Jordan’s King Hussein or Erdogan support U.S. foreign policy, they oppose U.S. military action in Syria because it radicalizes local populations. “The international community, and especially the people of the Middle East, have lost confidence in any report which argues that there are weapons of mass destruction or chemical weapons,” said an anonymous source connected to the Ankara government. Journalists working on the front lines dealing with al-Assad’s bombings of rebel factions in civilian areas would like to see the carnage stop. But if the U.S. topples al-Assad’s regime, the potential for more extremism grows dramatically. No one, especially today’s besieged villages, has a clue of what a post-al-Assad Syria would look like, especially with a radical Islamic takeover.

Since the civil war started March 11, 2011, the International Red Cross estimates that over 70,000 Syrian civilians have died in collateral damage. Most experts at Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other global antiwar groups blame the U.S. for thousands of civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. “There is always a risk of creating more destruction and creating a failed state in Syria . . . This is happening next door. The flames are reaching us, starting to burn us, where they can’t reach the United States, Qatar, or the U.K.,” said the unnamed Turkish official. Boston’s terrorist attack in fact took, a many observed in the Mideast, to the jihad into American streets. U.S. counterterrorism officials are trying to figure out how to prevent the next terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Before intervening in Syria, the White House wants to know that any attack wouldn’t aid-and-abet al-Qaeda now fighting along side Syrian rebels

If Obama looks more nuanced in his “game changer” comments, it’s precisely because the U.S. finds itself caught between a rock-and-a-hard=place in Syria. U.S. strategic partners Russia and China oppose any U.S. intervention because both believe it will destabilize the region. Apart from trading partnership with al-Assad, Russia, China and the White House, see toppling al-Assad a a prelude to radicalization. “A major chemical attack would outrage the Arab and Muslim world . . . It would be difficult just to watch, then everyone would intervene,” said former Jordanian air force Gen. Mamoum Abu Nowar. While it’s easy to talk about arm chair military action, the U.S.—not Turkey or Jordan—would bear the messy burden of bombing al-Assad and then worrying about the chaos would follow, including setting up some type of law-and-order after toppling al-Assad. Without putting boots on the ground, Syria would rapidly descend into anarchy.

Barack’s nuanced position about “red lines” if al-Assad really used sarin nerve gas involves the consequences of toppling al-Assad. If Obama followed ranking Senate Armed Services member Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) advice, or that of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, he’d have to prepare for a major commitment of U.S. troops to keep Syria from becoming the next Iraq. Before toppling Saddam, Iraq was not a breeding ground for Wahhabi terrorists. If al-Assad goes, the same power vacuum in Syria would open up the floodgates of Islamic terrorists in Syria, now held in check by al-Assad’s Baathist regime. Keeping the U.S. out of another Mideast civil war is the right U.S. foreign policy action at the right time. Opening up another warzone would stress the U.S. military and the economy at a time of fragile economic recovery. If al-Assad needs to go, it’s shouldn’t be the choice only of the U..S. president.

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10 band members die in crash when ‘thrown from the vehicle onto the road’, Ten band members died in a car crash and five were injured when the driver of the car dozed off at the wheel, swerved into the oncoming lane, and collided head-on with a tractor-trailer at such a powerful force that many of the La Reyna de Monterrey band members were “thrown from the vehicle onto the road,” reported MSN News on April 28, 2013.

On Friday night, the La Reyna de Monterrey band members who are known for playing Banda music had played in a bar in Nuevo Laredo in the state of Tamaulipas in Northern Mexico.

Nuevo Laredo is located on the other side of Laredo, Texas. The cities of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico and Laredo in the United States are connected with three international bridges and a trail bridge across the Rio Grande.

At the time of the accident, on Saturday morning, the La Reyna de Monterrey band members were on the road connecting Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey.

On their way home to Monterrey, however, the driver of the car dozed off. According to Mexican federal highway police, the tragic accident occurred after the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel and his car veered into the oncoming lane.

The ten La Reyna de Monterrey band members who died in a tragic car crash on their way home will be missed by their fans on both sides of the border.

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Australian hockey player dies after snake bite from western brown snake, A western brown snake killed an Australian hockey player last week. According to an April 26 report on Telegraph, Karl Berry had moved what he thought was a python away from where some children were playing on the hockey field. As he was throwing the snake in the bushes, it bit him, but he proceeded to complete his run before team practice. The circulation of the poison was accelerated as he ran, and he collapsed on the practice field. He died Wednesday night at the hospital.

Australia is home to 20 of the 25 most deadly snakes in the world. Experts describe the western brown snake bite as not being particularly painful, but it has venom 1.5 times as powerful as a cobra. Without treatment, the bite of a western brown snake will kill a human. Of the past 24 snake bite fatalities in Australia, 18 of those were from western brown snakes.

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Drew barrymore doubled up the bill for a 100 percent tip, Drew Barrymore is a peach to serve. Ortiz, who was a bartender for years before her big break says that Barrymore would double up the bill, tipping 100 percent, both of the times she served the Charlie’s Angels star.

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Ashton Kutcher Melee, Ashton was involved in a violent shoving match with a security guard at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, Calif., observers told TMZ.

Witnesses told the celebrity gossip website a fan approached Kutcher while he was in a VIP area watching Nick 13 and Dwight Yoakam performances. When he went to shake the fan's hand, a security guard allegedly pushed the two apart.

The guard demanded Kutcher be ejected after violent shoving between the two, but the actor left on his own, witnesses said.

Meanwhile, the music festival -- in its sixth year -- is earning a reputation as being more rowdy than its rock counterpart, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held earlier this month in the same desert area of California, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

At the halfway mark of the Stagecoach festival, police had arrested 53 people for various drug- and alcohol-related offenses, said Benjamin Guitron of the Indio Police Department.

A total of 80 people were arrested during the entire Coachella festival this year, the Times said. At last year's Stagecoach festival, 171 people were arrested.

Police ramped up security this year, banning camping in tents and sleeping in cars at the Empire Polo Club grounds where the festival is held.

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Bill Cosby net worth, Bill Cosby, real name William Henry Cosby, is a popular comedian, actor, producer, author and a musician. Bill became famous with the 60s show I Spy and reached the top of his career with a situation comedy The Bill Cosby Show. Bill Cosby net worth is currently estimated at $450 million, making him one of the wealthiest stand-up comedians in the United States.

Bill was born in Philadelphia, in a family of a maid Anna Pearl and U.S. Navy sailor William Henry Cosby. As his teachers recalled, the boy always loved making people laugh and was good at it.

Actually, it seems like back at school Bill was great at everything except studying. He was a class president, a captain of baseball and track and field teams, a good basketball and football player and an actor in the school dramas. At that time Bill Cosby net worth was not much above zero thus the boy used to work before and after school in order to help his parents feed their four children.

During this period Cosby has had to shine shoes, sell various products and work as a loader. With all these extra activities Cosby did not manage to concentrate on his lessons and failed the tenth great. After that Cosby decided not to continue his studies and found a job at a shoe repair shop instead.

Bill’s opinion on the importance of education and his priorities in life changed while he was serving in the army and working with seriously injured warriors. When Cosby came back home he finished high school via correspondence courses and got into the Temple University. Cosby’s professional career started in the early 60s, when he started to perform as a stand-up comedian in the various gigs and clubs.

In the 1993 Bill got invited to appear on The Tonight Show. After this national exposure it was not long before Bill Cosby net worth and popularity started to grow at the speed of light. In 1963 he was offered a contract with Warner Bros. Records Inc., a major American recording label. The company helped Cosby to release his debut comedy album Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow…Right!

The audience loved Bill’s comedy if only for one reason: contrary to most stand-up comedians of that time, Bill did not use controversial, political or overly vulgar material and based his jokes primarily on his childhood memories. After the success of this album Warner Bros offered Bill to release the series of his records. The sales from these albums made a modest contribution to the current Bill Cosby net worth, but it made him famous all over the States and paved the ground for an impressive career, which now spans over five decades.

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Bill cosby gave 50 cents to a bellhop for carrying bags, What year is he living in? Bill Cosby reportedly gave .50 cents to a bellhop after carrying his bags. During another occasion, Cosby gave a waiter a $3 tip on a $375 bill. Yikes.

Bill Cosby Gave 50 Cents to a Bellhop for Carrying Bags
Not sure what to tip? There are apps for that. Otherwise, consider the following:

Tipping at a restaurant. They say 15% is the minimum but I know 20% is really the  standard at this point for excellent service.

Tipping a bellhop. $1 is really only if you’ve got nothing else on you and you want to show your appreciation. The truth is $5 is the average tip for a bellhop.

Tipping at bars. If you open a tab then tip 15%. If you’re buying drink by drink, $1 per drink is standard at a bar.

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Drew carey the price is right, Drew Carey is a stand-up comic turned actor and producer who had the distinction of having two hit shows simultaneously: the long-running comedy The Drew Carey Show, which ran from 1995-2004, and the improv/sketch show Whose Line Is It Anyway? on which he was host and a producer. The success of that show led to the creation of Drew Carey's Improv All-Stars, an improv troupe that performs in showrooms across the country.

In July 2007, Carey was named the host of The Price Is Right, succeeding longtime host Bob Barker. In August 2007, he began also hosting the Network's Power Of 10, a high-stakes, primetime game show where contestants compete for the chance to win $10 million.

In May 2000, Carey starred in his first television movie as the title character in "Geppetto" for the Wonderful World of Disney. Carey sang and danced in the new telling of the classic Pinocchio tale. Carey's debut book, Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined, is a look at life from Drew's unique and comical perspective.

Carey returned to his stand-up comedy roots in July 1997 when he hosted HBO's Mr. Vegas' All-Night Party, where he performed musical numbers and comedy sketches.

While in the Marine Reserves, his military buzz cut and black wide-rim glasses became part of his trademark look. He began his successful career as a comedian in April of 1986 at the Cleveland Comedy Club. One of his first big breaks was competing on Star Search '88.

In 1991, Carey landed a spot on HBO's 14th Annual Young Comedians Special and appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Carey landed his own television development deal at Disney, which led to an opportunity for Carey to co-star in the series The Good Life. Carey also had the opportunity to work with Bruce Helford, who was a consulting writer on the series and hired Carey as a staff writer for The Gaby Hoffman Show. Their experience led the two of them to decide to co-create a series for Carey. Carey went on to star in his own comedy special for Showtime, Drew Carey: Human Cartoon and performed in Showtime's Tenth Anniversary of the Montreal Comedy Festival.

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Drew Carey $167 million, Drew Carey is an Ohio-born comedian, actor, writer, and host, with an estimated net worth of $165 million dollars. Most widely recognized for his role on "The Drew Carey Show", and as the host of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", Drew Carey is also a photographer and a minority owner of the Seattle Sounders FC. He is currently the host of "The Price is Right".

His impressive net worth is the result of many years in comedy. Most widely recognized for his role on "The Drew Carey Show", and as the host of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", Drew Carey is also a photographer and a minority owner of the Seattle Sounders FC.

He is currently the host of "The Price is Right". In addition to his success in television comedy and in the world of game shows, Carey is also famous for his activism toward the cause of public libraries. He often donates time and money to keeping the libraries of America open and operational. Carey, in a somewhat counterintuitive move due to his interest in libraries, is also an outspoken member of the Libertarian party, who has called for limited government and lower taxes.

But, in the eyes of most of the viewing public, he remains lovable old Drew, with his trademark spectacles and slightly nervous onscreen persona. And with his current gig at "The Price Is Right," it's a safe bet that he will remain a television fixture for many years to come.

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