Friday, January 11, 2013

Amber Alert: Washington: Anh Bao Nguyen-Duffy, 8

An amber alert has been issued by Kent Police, for the state of Washington.

Eight year old Anh Bao Nguyen-Duffy is missing from Kent.

She was last seen on Wednesday after her parents had a fight, and is believed to be with her father, who does not have custody.

Anh is described as three foot five, forty-five pounds, with black hair with red highlights.

When last seen she was wearing a white jacket, blue jeans, and green shoes.

Her father, Hung Bao Nguyen is described as five foot seven and one hundred forty-five pounds.

No further description, or photo, was released at this time.

He drives a black 1998 Ford F-150 with Washington license B27504V.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kent Police Department at 253-856-5800.

Anh was dropped off at a friends, Friday night, police are still looking for Nguyen.

Oscar Nominations Announced

It's a ways yet til the 85th Academy Awards, on February 24, but the nominations are out. Some big power is among the nominees for the 2013 Oscars.

Best Picture: Amour, Argo, Beasts of The Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty.

Actor in a Leading Role: Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook, Daniel Day Lewis in Lincoln, Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables, Joaquin Phoenix in The Master, Denziel Washington in Flight.

Actress in a Leading Role: Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty, Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook, Emmanuelle Riva in Amour, Quvenzhane Wallis in Beasts of The Southern Wild, Naomi Watts in The Impossible.

Actor in a Supporting Role: Alan Arkin in Argo, Robert De Niro in Sliver Linings Playbook, Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master, Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln, Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained.

Actress in a Supporting Role: Amy Adams in The Master, Sally Field in Lincoln, Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables, Helen Hunt in The Sessions, Jacki Weaver in Silver Linings Notebook.

Animated Feature Film: Brave, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Wreck it Ralph.

Cinematography: Seamus McGarvey for Anna Karenina, Robert Richardson for Django Unchained, Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi, Janusz Kaminski for Lincoln, Roger Deakins for Skyfall.

Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina, Paco Delgado for Les Miserables, Joanna Johnston for Lincoln, Eiko Ishioka for Mirror Mirror, Colleen Atwood for Snow White and The Huntsman.

Directing: Michael Haneke for Amour, Benh Zeitlen for Beats of The Southern Wild, Ang Lee for Life of Pi, Steven Spielberg for Lincoln, David O. Russel for Silver Linings Playbook.

Documentary Feature: 5 Broken Cameras, The Gatekeepers, How to Survive a Plague, The Invisible War, Searching for Sugar Man.

Documentary Short: Inocente, Kings Point, Mondays at Racine, Open Heart, Redemption.

Editing: William Goldenberg for Argo, Tim Squyres for Life of Pi, Michael Kahn for Lincoln, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers for Silver Linings Playbook, Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg for Zero Dark Thirty.

Foreign Language Film: Amour from Austria, Kon-Tiki from Norway, No from Chile, A Royal Affair from Denmark, War Witch from Canada.

Makeup and Hairstyling: Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, and Martin Samuel for Hitchcock, Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater, and Tami Lane for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for Les Miserables.

Music-Original Score: Dario Marianelli for Anna Karenina, Alexandre Desplat for Argo, Mychael Danna for Life of Pi, John Williams for Lincoln, Thomas Newman for Skyfall.

Music-Original Song: "Before My Time" from Chasing Ice, music and lyrics by J. Ralph; "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from Ted, music by Walter Murphy and lyrics by Seth MacFarlane; "Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi, music by Mychael Danna and lyrics by Bombay Jayashri; "Skyfall" from Skyfall, music and lyrics by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth; "Suddenly" from Les Miserables, music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil.

Production Design: production design by Dan Hennah and set decoration by Ra Vincent and Simon Bright for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; production design by Eve Stewart and set decoration by Anna Lynch-Robinson for Les Miserables; production design by David Gropman and set decoration by Anna Pinncock for Life of Pi; production design by Rick Carter and set decoration by Jim Erickson for Lincoln.

Short Film-Animated: Adam and Dog, Fresh Guacamole, Head Over Heels, Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare, Paperman.

Short Film-Live Action: Asad, Buzkashi Boys, Curfew, Death of a Shadow, Henry.

Sound Editing: Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn for Argo, Wylie Stateman for Django Unchained, Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton for Life of Pi, Paul N.J. Ottosson for Zero Dark Thirty.

Sound Mixing: John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, and Jose Antonio Garcia for Argo; Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, and Simon Hayes for Les Miserables; Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill, and Drew Kunin for Life of Pi; Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, and Ronald Judkins for Lincoln; Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, and Stuart Wilson for Skyfall.

Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, and R. Christopher White for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, and Donald R. Elliott for Life of Pi; Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, and Dan Sudick for The Avengers; Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley, and Martin Hill for Prometheus; Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould, and Michael Dawson for Snow White and The Huntsman.

Writing-Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio for Argo, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin for Beats of The Southern Wild, David Magee for Life of Pi, Tony Kushner for Lincoln, David O. Russell for Silver Linings Playbook.

Writing-Original Screenplay: Michael Haneke for Amour, Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained, John Gatins for Flight, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola for Moonrise Kingdom, Mark Boal for Zero Dark Thirty.

Beer for Your Dog

Ever wanted your dog to join you when you're drinking your beer?

Well now it's a possibility.

An Oregon man has created Dawg Grog, which contains no alcohol.

Daniel Keeton works at Bend's Boneyard Brewery, and the brewery is selling his concoction.

Dawg Grog is made with vegetable broth and spent grains, from the brewing process.

The lack of alcohol makes the brew dog friendly.

It's not cheap though, a six pack costs thirty-six dollars.

Missing from California: Damian Smith, 11

Eleven year old Damian Smith is missing from Arvin, California.

He was last seen Thursday morning.

Damian is described as four foot six, eighty pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes.

When last seen he was wearing a grey OP brand sweatshirt, a grey Star Wars Tshirt, faded blue jeans, and white and brown Sketcher shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Arvin Police Department at 661-854-5583.

He was located safe, Friday night. 

Texas Lieutenant Governor Proposes State Gun Training For Teachers

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst proposed a policy for schools to become safer from violence.

At a speech to the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Dewhurst called for the state to fund training for teachers and staff at schools.

The training would be more rigorous than normal concealed carry licensing.

It would include special training on how to act in an active shooter situation.

Districts would not be required to participate, and would nominate who they wanted to be carrying.

USS Jacksonville Loses Periscope

USS Jacksonville, at sea, before the incident
While conducting a routine patrol, in the Persian Gulf, the USS Jacksonville's crew heard a "thump".

They then tried raising the submarines periscope, but found it wouldn't cooperate.

Raising the second periscope was successful, and they quickly realized that the first had been torn off.

In the distance they saw a vessel continuing away from them, efforts to contact the vessel failed.

It is believed that the other vessel hit the periscope, and tore it off.

Officials are investigating the incident, and the USS Jacksonville is headed for repairs.

Syrian Rebels Capture Key Airbase

Syrian rebels have capture a key base in north western Syria.

Taftanaz airbase housed several helicopter squadrons, which had been used to attack rebels.

After several week of fighting, in the area, rebel forces overwhelmed loyalist troops.

The assault was lead by Islamist groups, that have been labeled terrorists, by international countries.

They were even able to capture tanks and helicopters, intact.

A spokesman, for the Syrian government, said that the helicopters left behind were no longer in working condition, and unfixable.

The base was also a key link in the supply chain, and will mean some national troops will be cut off from resupply.

News of the base's fall brought renewed outcry for peace talks, from the international community.

Over sixty thousand people have been killed in the twenty-two month long conflict.

French Troops Active in Mali

French President Francois Hollande announced that French troops were no longer just a possibility for Mali.

According to Hollande he has already sent troops in, and they had their first engagement on Friday.

This leaves the French parliament in an awkward situation, as they were set to vote on whether troops should be sent or not, on Monday.

Mali had asked for help in fighting Islamist groups who had taken over the northern part of the country.

International military intervention had been approved, by the UN, in December, but no troops were expected til September.

Just recently France denied the Central African Republic's request for troops, to help in fighting rebels.

47 States Reporting Widespread Flu Cases

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forty-seven states are currently battling the flu.

California, Hawaii, and Mississippi are the three states that aren't reporting widespread cases.

Across the country, twenty children have died from the illness, so far in 2013.

Some are worried that the flu vaccine has stopped working, but the CDC says that it is still sixty-two percent effective.

CDC stats also say that forty-six percent of those, who have fallen ill, were above the age of sixty-five, when illness becomes more likely.

FAA to Review 787s After Safety Issues

After three safety incidents with 787s, over the last week, the Federal Aviation Administration has announced it will review them. Before initially approving them, the FAA already spent two hundred thousand hours looking over the planes.

According to the FAA they will be focusing on the planes' electrical systems, during this review. 787s rely on their electrical systems much more than previous airplanes. The FAA's review will not require the grounding of the 787 fleet.

On Wednesday, an All Nippon Airways flight from Yamaguchi prefecture to Tokyo was cancelled due to brake problems. That incident followed two that happened for Japan Airlines at Logan International Airport, in Boston. The first happened on Monday, when an auxiliary battery system caught on fire, after landing. It was followed on Tuesday, when another 787 started leaking fuel, as it was taxiing for take off.

Both airlines say that this will not change their mind about using the 787s, and neither will cancel their orders to have many more made. They feel that the problems are just growing pains, which will be worked out as the planes are used. Other airlines stated similar opinions.

Despite the support of the airlines, Boeing's stock has fallen each day this week. Aerospace analysts are suggesting that Boeing should have focused more on quality assurance and rigorous testing, instead of mass production of the planes.

Body of Missing Texas 2 Year Old Found

The amber alert for missing two year old Leah Aguirre was canceled, Thursday afternoon.

Agents with the FBI found her body behind the house of her care taker.

At this time no arrests have been made, but authorities are investigating.

The finding of her body has cast into doubt her mother's story about her kidnapping.

Missing Utah Teen Found Safe

A missing Utah teen was found safe, Thursday night.

Thirteen year old Brooklyn Gittins had been missing since Wednesday morning, after disappearing sometime Tuesday night.

According to police she called her family, late Thursday night, from a Walmart, in another part of Salt Lake City.

The family then called police, who went and recovered her and brought her home.

She was wearing the same clothes she had been last seen going to bed in, and had disappeared without coat or shoes.

Police are calling the disappearance suspicious as they believe someone took and held her for two days.

Other than saying they are investigating, police released no further details.

Review: Gangster Squad

What happens when an East Coast mob boss is completely taking over 1949 Los Angeles?

Most fall to the bribes and the rest to the fear. But some will have the courage to do whatever it takes, to fight for their city.

In Gangster Squad, six cops have that courage and will leave behind their badges and risk everything to take back the future of what they love.

As you can expect this is violent movie, it's basically a 1949 gang war. For the most part there isn't actually that much blood, so you know Tarantino wasn't involved. But the violence does pretty much open the film, and it sticks right through til the end.

The cinematography, for the film, was very well done. It brings an almost noire feel to it, but mixed with some shots and coloring that was reminiscent of films like 300 and Immortals.

Some will be surprised to find out that Nick Nolte is the leading role, as he's barely seen in the trailers, but he's got a solid role here. Sean Penn plays an excellent villain, totally selling his portrayal of Mickey Cohen. Emma Stone is stunning as ever, and her role is both bigger and smaller than the trailer suggests.

Ryan Gosling seems to have two voices in the movie. During the first part, he's almost got a whiny tone to him, which was just odd. Luckily that does go away and the character expected from the trailers does show up.

The movie also tars: Josh Brolin, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Peña, and Robert Patrick.

Gangster Squad hits theaters January 11.