Now maybe we can get back to something called NEWS until November when it starts all over again (as in other than Barack/Hillary-mania).
Myanmar loses over 15,000 lives to cyclone:
Now while any loss of life is tragic, just have to wonder how something like this fits into the universe's scheme of things. Just one more way MOTHER NATURE takes care of overpopulation? That's not a callous statement. Think about it. This planet does what IT wants to, and many times we have absolutely NO power to stop it. All we can hope to do is get out of nature's way. Still, it goes to prove that we, as a species cannot control everything all the damn time simply because we WANT to.
Reward for Philly Cop Killer growing.
A Philly PD officer was killed Monday, and this makes the THIRD officer to lose his life in the line of duty within less than two years. A private reward has been established thanks to businesses and private citizens.
(From the Philadelphia Inquirer)
With more than a hundred tips coming in and a reward that has swelled to $150,000, investigators searching for the third suspect in the weekend murder of Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski pressed on yesterday to meet a self-imposed deadline of capturing the fugitive before their comrade's burial.
Inside the homicide unit at Police Headquarters, detectives backed by federal investigators expressed hope that they would apprehend Eric DeShann Floyd, 33, before Liczbinski's funeral on Friday.
In at least one raid in recent days, police believed they were close to grabbing Floyd, who escaped from a halfway house in Lancaster County in February. They believe Floyd knows he cannot stay in one place too long."It's like he's a ghost," Homicide Sgt. Robert Wilkins said. "This is a guy who is used to hiding."
Liczbinski, a 12-year veteran and a married father of three, was killed Saturday in Port Richmond while pursuing three bank-robbery suspects: Floyd; Levon T. Warner, 39, who is in custody; and Howard Cain, 34, who was killed by police closing in to arrest him that day.
Liczbinski, the youngest of nine siblings, would have turned 40 yesterday. His family released birthday balloons at the impromptu memorial site of flowers and offerings that has developed at Schiller and Almond Streets, where the sergeant was gunned down by a man holding a Chinese-made SKS carbine. Throughout yesterday, members of the Fugitive Task Force huddled at Police Headquarters to pore over the tips that have come in. They were joined by an FBI supervising agent and an official from the U.S. Marshal's Office.Investigators were interviewing anyone, including relatives, friends and associates, who may know Floyd's whereabouts. Detectives have questioned Floyd's mother, grandmother and sister. Authorities have raided more than a dozen homes throughout the city.
Police said Floyd was running out of friends.
Regional Academy Departures Begs Questions
(from the News-Sentinel)
For years it has been touted as a center for the region, but the former executive director and foundation chairman of the Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana have now resigned amid fears Mayor Tom Henry's administration will allow the city to control the nearly $27 million facility instead of a group that would ensure its independence.That perception has also angered a state senator who heavily backed the project and helped sell it to state legislators."What I'm seeing, I don't like," said Sen. Thomas J. Wyss, R-Fort Wayne, a ranking member of the senate's appropriations committee that has a say in where state money goes. "The thing that really bothers me is if we lose track of what the intent of that building is, we'll probably lose funding from the state."
Lets see if the rubber meets the road on this one.
And, in a bit of irony, one of THE neighbors happens to have a landscaping business. Funny thing...HIS property needs mowing, trimming, and weeding...BADLY, and looks like it's the FARTHEST things from a landscaper's mind...wonder why that is? Must be a "cultural thing".
Welcome to HUMPDAY...not the BEST way to arrive at the middle of the week...just the ONLY way.