Thursday, January 24, 2013

Missing From Utah: Kassidy Nelson, 6

Kassidy Nelson
Six year old Kassidy Nelson is missing from South Jordan, Utah.

She was last seen Wednesday night.

Authorities believe she may be with her biological mother, Megan Boynton, twenty-five, who does not have custody.

Megan Boynton
Boynton had been pushing for greater legal rights, beyond just visitation.

Police have not been able to reach her, about the incident.

No description of either of them, beyond a photo, was released by authorities.

When last seen, Kassidy was wearing a multi colored fleece jacket, a yellow bumblebee shirt, and black pajama pants, but not shoes.

Anyone with information should call the South Jordan Police Department at 801-840-4000.

They were found in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday afternoon.

JJ Abrams to Direct Star Wars Episode VII

It seems like one part of a rumor mill may be dying down.

JJ Abrams is apparently set to direct Star Wars Episode VII.

Disney announced the new trilogy, when they bought the empire from George Lucas.

Rumors of what the plot will be are and will continue to circulate for some time.

Right with them are rumors of non trilogy Star Wars films.

The only things known for sure is that Michael Arndt is writing Episode VII, with assistance from Lucas.

Episode VII, yet untitled, is due out in 2015.

Missing From Texas: Danya Mendoza, 16

Sixteen year old Danya Mendoza is missing from Irving, Texas.

She was last seen on January 15.

Her family believes she may have tried to go to Austin or Los Angeles.

Danya is described as five foot, one hundred and twenty pounds, with and hazel eyes.

Authorities have listed her as having black hair, but released pictures of her with brown hair.

Anyone with information should call the Irving Police Department at 972-721-2661.

She was located safe, on January 28.

Missing From Delaware: Allison Bowerman, 14

Fourteen year old Allison Bowerman is missing from Ocean View, Delaware.

She was last Wednesday evening.

Authorities are heavily concerned as she has a medical condition requiring daily medication.

Allison is described as five foot two, one hundred and fifteen pounds, with blonde hair, and blue eyes.

When last seen, she was wearing a navy blue sweatshirt, blue jeans, pink shoes, and a scarf.

Anyone with information should call at 302-856-5850.

Missing From Colorado: Jessica Ruby, 21

Twenty-one year old Jessica Ruby is missing from Littleton, Colorado.

She was last seen about 03:00 on Tuesday morning.

Jessica is described as five foot seven, one hundred and twenty pounds, with blonde hair, green eyes, and "Beautiful Disaster" tattooed on her wrists. 

Her vehicle is an orange 2002 Saturn with Colorado license 356WTG.

Anyone with information should call Detective John Brinkers 720-913-6911.

Her family reported her safe, on Saturday

The Package

This summer, The Package will be touring around the United States and Canada.

Led by New Kids on The Block, The Package consists of three 90s boy bands, who have reunited.

Previously New Kids were joined by the Backstreet Boys, in 2011.

In 2013, they are being joined by Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees.

Boyz II Men will be opening followed by 98, with New Kids being the main event.

Expectations are for each to do their classics, as well as possibly some new songs, and the three groups will do at least one number all combined.

The tour starts May 31 and goes through July 13.

Ice Threatens Twice Burnt Chicago Warehouse

The warehouse on Wednesday
Ice is threatening to collapse a building, in Chicago.

On Tuesday, a massive fire broke out inside the abandoned warehouse.

It burned so strongly that nearly a third of Chicago's fire companies were needed, to stop it.

Then Wednesday, the warehouse caught fire again.

Fire fighters again put the blaze out, but that caused another problem.

Chicago has been seeing freezing temperatures, since before the original fire, with wind chills pushing things as low as sixteen below.

After all the water used to put out the fires, the warehouse is now covered with ice, so much of it that it is threatening to collapse the entire building.

Authorities had been trying to investigate the cause of the fire, but that has had to been put on hold due to the instability of the building.

Civilization V: One World

The latest Civilization expansion is in the works.

An expansion for Civilization V has been spotted, called One World.

No official announcement has been made about it, but designers are not denying that One World is the next expansion.

Due to it's not being official, there are no details none about it, other than it's name and that it's real.

It will be interesting to see what they're changing and adding, and of course we can't wait to see what civs join in this one.

Gods and Kings, the first expansion, came out in June of last year, and they're already working on the next one.

It's not that surprising, that's how the franchise has worked.

A new Civilization comes out followed by two expansions, each about two years apart.

One World won't be out til at least spring of 2014.

Salt Lake City International Airport Closed

Salt Lake City International Airport in the summer
Salt Lake City International Airport was closed for about three hours, on Thursday.

The airport, city, and area are experiencing freezing rain.

Authorities closed the airport after a plan slid while taxiing, after landing.

All three runways were shut down, from about 10:00-13:00 MST.

Most flights were just delayed, but some were outright cancelled.

Flights that were headed to Salt Lake City, during the closure, were redirected.

Europeans and Americans Warned to Get Out of Benghazi

Benghazi, Libya
Several European countries and the US have warned their citizens to get out of Benghazi.

Britain was the first, followed quickly by Germany and the Netherlands, and then the US joined as well.

Citing a "specific and imminent" threat, against Westerners, their governments told people to avoid the city.

They did not share the specifics of the warning, or who it came from, nor why they're singling out Benghazi, rather than all of Libya.

Other western nations are expected to join in the warning.

France and Italy ordered their citizens out of all of Libya, last week, after the deadly hostage taking in Algeria.

Most countries only have a couple dozen citizens in Libya, most of whom are aid workers or teachers.

Benghazi was the scene of the burning of the US consulate, and death of four Americans, last year.

North Korea Threatens The US

North Korea has announced that they will once again test a nuclear bomb.

They continued to say that they will test more rockets as well.

The country also pledged to build up it's arsenal, of nuclear weapons.

In their statement they went on to say that war with the US would be a necessary eventuality, for them.

Their statement called the US a country which had been an enemy for centuries.

It was by far the most antagonistic statement of Kim Jong Un's reign.

ATF and Denver Police Close Bomb Factory

ATF agents worked with Denver police, Thursday morning, as they dealt with a home that was being used as a bomb factory.

Agents and officers served a federal warrant against a home at 4648 South Swadley Way, about 07:00 MST.

One person was arrested, at the scene.

It took several hours for explosive experts to safely enter the home.

Once inside, they found several explosive devices ready to do, as well as a workshop for creating more.

The explosives were taken to an empty area and safely detonated.

US Army Sergeant Mark Schoonhoven

US Army Sergeant Mark Schoonhoven, thirty-eight, of Plainwell, Michigan, died on Sunday, from wounds sustained.

He died at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

While on patrol, his unit was hit with an improvised explosive device, on December 15, 2012.

It was his third deployment to Afghanistan.

Schoonhoven was assigned to the 32nd Transportation Company, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Carson, Colorado.

His decorations include two Army commendation medals, a National Defense Service Medal, and a NATO Medal.

RNC’s Growth and Opportunity Project Wants Your Input For Developing an Action Plan


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Last month, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman, Reince Priebus, launched an initiative focused on enlarging the Republican Party and improving future GOP campaigns.

Known as the Growth and Opportunity Project, it is chaired by five Republican leaders who will be charged with reviewing past practices and making recommendations.  The recommendations will involve the following key areas:

1) Campaign mechanics and ground game
2) Messaging
3) Fundraising
4) Demographic partners and allies
5) Third party groups
6) Campaign finance issues
7) Presidential primaries
8) Lessons learned from Democratic campaign tactics

The Project is chaired by five Republican leaders: Henry Barbour, Sally Bradshaw, Ari Fleischer, Zori Fonalledas and Glenn McCall. Input and insight will be sought from Republicans across the country. The Growth & Opportunity Project is currently reaching out to RNC members, grassroots activists, donors, elected officials, community leaders and others in order to develop a solid plan for the future.

The project is interested in hearing your ideas. You can let your voice be heard by completing the following survey.

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