Susan Powell's sister remembers murdered nephews on anniversary of explosion
Salt Lake Tribune; Melinda Rogers
Just as she has many times in the past year, Denise Cox spent part of her day Tuesday driving 10 miles from her Bonney Lake, Wash., home to the quiet grave that is the final resting place for her nephews.
A photo of 5-year-old Braden Powell and his 7-year-old brother Charlie sitting with their mother, Susan, is etched into a charcoal-gray headstone. Pinwheels, toy cars, dinosaurs, flowers and superhero figurines sit nearby: Some new, some left the day the two brothers were lowered into the ground together in a shared casket.
The Passing Of Louis Pagan Is A Loss Of A Hispanic Social Media Leader And Innovator
I was very saddened by the tragic news that a person that I highly admired as a online media leader, Louis Pagan, passed away over the weekend. Louis was a co-founder of both Hispanic media organizations, LATISM and Hispanicize, because he had such a great passion on studying how Latinos communicate online both professionally and personally and he wanted to teach others to utilize the latest social media technology in order to create successful marketing campaigns and build relationships. He loved to share his ideas and collaborate with others in building innovative strategies within the Hispanic online media landscape.
Concerns of Climate, Fires and Al Qaeda Burn Up Bill Hearing
City Weekly; Eric S. Peterson
Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, surprised almost everyone in attendance by agreeing something should be done now and not later in the issue. He cited wildfires as being primarily on federally controlled public lands. He also argued that these lands are potential targets of Al Qaida terrorists who might want to set them on fire. To that end, he proposed gutting the bill and its references to climate change and rewriting it to allow the state to make long-term fire planning in response to "federal mismanagement" of public lands -- the amendment failed amidst laughter of disbelief from those of the public at the hearing.
Police Chief Zeb Hemsworth calls pro-choice woman a "piece of shit scum sucking baby killing bitch" [UPDATE]
City Pages; Aaron Rupar
In a comment thread about a pro-Second Amendment photo, of all things, Hemsworth called the woman a "piece of shit scum sucking baby killing bitch" and a "filthy swanky slut." He was apparently irate because she had the audacity to say: "Women have the right to chose what guns we want just like a man and we also have the right to choose if we want/need an abortion via Roe vs Wade. I assume that was the double meaning to this post."
This is somewhere in Minnesota, possibly the Minneapolis/St.Paul metro area.
Full Circle: the Iraq Refugee's Story
So that's my take. Send a buncha introspective, intelligent kids into the lions den, and WHAM, things get ugly. The survivors come home. Happy, yes. Hyper-vigilant. Edgy. Heartbroken and just plain sad.
"Suicide is painless," so says the song.
The Art of Microbiology: Photos