1972: NFL History / Saturday December 23, 1972: ‘The Immaculate Reception’ probably Greatest play in NFL history. Franco Harris's (Franco born the same exact date as Baltimore Bob March 7th 1950) reception and touchdown off a ball thrown by Steeler QB Bradshaw that bounced off either Steeler Frenchy Fuqua or Oakland Raider Jack Tatum. The NFL rules at that time would only allow the ball to be touched by the opposing team. The ref ruled that the ball bounced off the Raider player. Baltimore Bob witnessed this play Live on TV in New Holland, Pa. Baltimore Bob was released from active duty in the US Navy on December 7th 1972.
The Question is Did The Ball Touch the Ground ? And Only Franco Harris (the guy born the exact same day as Baltimore Bob Tuesday March 7th 1950) could answer that question. Does Franco want to be Righteous ?
My #1 Celebrity Birthday Person for December 23rd is 2008: With his MLB effort Brad was promoted to #1 in December 2008. Brad Lidge (36) 1976 Born: Sacramento, California / Height: 6' 5" (1.96 m) Birth Name: Bradley Thomas Lidge / Nickname: Lights Out Lidge Attended Notre Dame and was named the Big East Conference Pitcher of the Year in 1998. Made his Major League debut on April 26, 2002. Astros top draft pick in 1998. / Wears the number 54. Comes out of the bullpen to the "The Game" by Drowning Pool. Spouse: Lindsay Littrell (1 December 2001 - present) 1 child Daughter Avery Grace born November 20, 2004. Traded to Philadelphia PHILLIES on Wednesday November 7th 2007. 2007: Current #54 on the Phillies is '54 Francisco Rosario born 9/28/80 - R/R - 6-0 205'. Brad lost the 2008 MLB All-Star game in NY. All-Star game PHILLIES History: Last National League win (prior to 2009): History of the MLB All-Star game - 1996 National League 6, American League 0 in PHILADELPHIA The Starters: NL-Smoltz (Braves) (W) & AL-Nagy (Indians) (L) Last Phillies Losing Pitcher: History of the MLB All-Star game – 1999. American League 4, National League 1 / Schilling (Phillies) (L). History of the MLB All-Star game – 1995 / National League 3, American League 2. Slocumb (Phillies) (W) was the Last Phillies winning Pitcher. History – 1994 / National League 8, American League 7 (10 inn.). Jones (Phillies)(W) was the Previous Phillies Winning Pitcher. 2008: Brad finished the 2008 Championship season not blowing even one save opportunity and striking out the last batter in the 9th inning of the 5th & final World Series game. He was resigned to a three year deal. Lidge was voted the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association's Outstanding Athlete of the Year award and honored at their annual dinner on January 26, 2009. Baltimore Bob attended the banquet in Cherry Hill, NJ and failed to get Brad’s autograph. Baltimore Bob did purchase Philly Legend Bill Campbell’s book and got his autograph. & Paul Hornung (I) (77) 1935 – was demoted from his #1 slot
Ernie Sims III (28) 1984 - Born: Tallahassee, Florida / Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) - Weight: 225 lb (102 kg) - His mother, Alice Sims, formerly Alice Bennett, was an All-American sprinter - on the Florida State track and field team from 1980 through 1983. - His younger brother, Marcus Sims, a highly regarded high school running back, - announced in February of 2006 that he will also play his college football at Florida State. - American football player for the Philadelphia Eagles, who played - outside linebacker for the Florida State University Seminoles. - He also attended North Florida Christian High School. - His father Ernie Sims Jr., played football under head coach - Bobby Bowden at Florida State in 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1981. - College: Florida State / NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9 - As of July 30th, 2006, he signed a 5-year, $15.735 million contract - with $12.1 million guaranteed. Contract ends after 2010 season. - On May 29, 2009 Ernie Sims became the husband of Brooke McGriff. - Brooke was born in Tallahassee, FL. - She is pursuing a degree in Education at a local college. - 2010: Sims was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles on April 19th, 2010 - in a three way deal that sent TE Tony Scheffler to the Lions. - Baltimore Bob added Ernie on Monday April 19th 2010.
Cody Ross (32) 1980 -- Born: Portales, New Mexico / Height: 5' 10" & Weight: 195 lb. -- Birth Name: Cody Joseph Ross / Bats: Right & Throws: Left -- Ross played high school baseball in Carlsbad, New Mexico. -- As a youth, Ross wanted to become a rodeo clown, -- with his father being a professional bull rider. -- Ross was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 4th of the -- 1999 Major League Baseball Draft. -- In 2003, Ross was named the Tigers Minor League Player of the Year. -- The following offseason, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for pitcher Steve Colyer. -- AL; Detroit Tigers (2003) and Boston Red Sox (2012). -- NL; Los Angeles Dodgers (2005–06), Cincinnati Reds (2006), Florida Marlins (2006–10), -- San Francisco Giants (2010–2011) and maybe the Philadelphia Phillies (?-). -- MLB debut (age 22): July 4, 2003 for the Detroit Tigers. -- Career statistics (thru 2012): BA .262 / Home runs 122 / RBI’s 452 / Doubles 186. -- Ross and his wife, SUMMER, live most of the year in Scottsdale, Arizona, -- with their two children. -- Baltimore Bob remembers a Philly Stripper named SUMMER. -- Ross hit two home runs off of Roy Halladay in Game 1 in the 2010 National League -- Championship Series, and hit a solo home run against Roy Oswalt in Game 2. -- Following the Giants' Game 6 win of the 2010 NLCS, Ross was awarded the MVP award for -- the series, in which he hit .350 with three home runs, three doubles and recorded five RBI. -- The Giants defeated the Phillies 4 games to 2 and went on to win the World Series. -- The Phillies were going for Three Straight World Series as the last time a National League -- team was in the World Series 3 Straight was the SL Cardinals in the mid 1940’s. -- The fact that Cody was born in the Greatest Year in PHILLY Sports History -- is a good reason to acquire him. -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cody_Ross
2010: 12/23/2010: Baltimore Bob attended his very 1st Play in New York City on 42nd Street. Baltimore Bob went to NY City with friend Mark who won two passes to see Spiderman in New York City which included the Bus trip which left Whitemarsh, MD and we arrived in New York City just 15 minutes before the show started at 8PM.
My #1 Celebrity Birthday Person for December 22nd is Steve Carlton (III) (68) 1944 Born: Miami, Florida / Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m) Birth name: Steven Norman Carlton / Nickname: Lefty Another great Phillies Lefty born later this month: * My #1 Celebrity Birthday Person for December 27th is * Larissa Latynina born December 27, 1934 in Kherson, Ukrainian SSR. * A Soviet gymnast who was the first female athlete to win nine Olympic golds. * Most Olympic medals at 18 (nine gold medals, five silver and four bronze). ** Barbara Olson (II) - Died age 45 ** Date of Birth 27 December 1955 - Houston, Texas. ** Date of Death 11 September 2001 - Arlington, Virginia. ** (homicide as a result of terrorist incident / 911 Death) *** Cole Hamels born 12/27/1983 in San Diego, California. Spouse: Beverly (1965 - 1998) (divorced) 2 children Pitcher for the National League; St. Louis Cardinals (1965-71), Philadelphia Phillies (1972-86), San Francisco Giants (1986), and American League; Chicago White Sox (1986), Cleveland Indians (1987) and Minnesota Twins (1987-88). Major league debut (age 20): 12 April 1965. Steve appeared in relief in the 11th inning and walked one of the following batters: George Altman LF (lh), Ernie Banks 1B (rh) or Doug Clemens RF (lh). April 12th 1965 was the same day that the Phillies beat the Astros in the 1st ever Regular Season game at the AstroDome by a 2-0 score. Steve’s 1st ever MLB Start: Sunday, July 31 1966: St Louis lost to LA Dodgers 6-4 at Busch Stadium II / Starters: Claude Osteen vs Steve Carlton. http://www.baseballlibrary.com/teams/byyear.php?team=St_Louis_cardinals&year=1966 Steve's 1st win as a Philadelphia Phillies pitcher: Saturday, April 15 1972 as Phillies defeated Cubs 4-2 at Wrigley Field. Starters: Steve Carlton vs Fergie Jenkins (both in the MLB Hall of Fame). Steve's last win as a Philadelphia Phillies pitcher: Monday, May 20 1985 as Phillies defeated Giants 2-1 at Veteran's Stadium. W: Steve Carlton (1-3) L: Vida Blue (2-1) S: Kent Tekulve (1st save for the Phillies). * Vida Blue born July 28, 1949 in Mansfield, LA & pitched no-hitter on September 21, 1970. ** Kent Tekulve: April 20, 1985: Traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Philadelphia Phillies ** for Frankie Griffin (minors) and Al Holland. Steve's last start for the Phillies on Saturday, September 14 1985 (Baltimore Bob was 35.5) and Phillies lost 5-3 to Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium. W: Lee Tunnell (4-9) L: Steve Carlton (1-8) S: Cecilio Guante (4). Steve’s last win in MLB occurred on Saturday, Aug 8 1987 for Minnesota against Oakland. Steve pitched 8 & 2/3 Innings gave up 7 hits, 3 walks and 2 earned runs. Minnesota Pitcher George Frazier got the final out in relief. George Frazier went on to pitch in Game 4 of the WS and Minnesota beat Carlton’s original team to win the World Series in 7 games over the St Louis Cardinals thou Carlton was not on the Twins post-season roster. Member of 1967 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals team. Member of 1976-78 National League Eastern Division Champion Philadelphia Phillies teams. Member of 1980 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies team. Member of 1983 National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies team. Member of 1987 World Series Champion Minnesota Twins team. Named to 10 National League All Star Teams (1968-69, 1971-72, 1974, 1977 and 1979-82). Led National League in wins in 1972 (27), 1977 (23), 1980 (24), and 1982 (23). He won 27 of the Philadelphia Phillies 59 wins (almost half) in 1972. The Greatest Pitcher in Philadelphia Phillies History and greatest Left-hander in MLB history except for Sandy Koufax born December 30th (see below). Baltimore Bob was there at the VET for his record breaking Strikeout appearances. Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994. 1994: First of three consecutive years by Phillies players / Baltimore Bob met ex-wife. 1995: Mike Schmidt & Richie Ashburn / Baltimore Bob married for first time at age 45. 1996: Jim Bunning / Baltimore Bob’s son was born. Steve Carlton is the last MLB pitcher to ever throw 300 innings in a single season. Voted at the ‘1999 MLB All-Star Game’ (1999) (TV) to the ‘All-Century Team’. One of the Greatest 100 players in MLB History. Since 1972 only Bob Welch born 11/3/1956 in Detroit has won as many games with 27-6 in 1989. Steve Carlton (1944) born exact same day as Eric Burdon&The Animals Barry Jenkins (see below).
Ali Lohan (19) 1993 - Born: New York City, New York / Birth Name: Aliana Lohan / Height: 5' 8½" (1.74 m) - Daughter of Michael Lohan and Dina Lohan. - Sister of Lindsay Lohan, Dakota Lohan and Michael Lohan. - In 8th grade and on the soccer team in public school on Long Island, N.Y. [September 2007]. - 2010: Her one and only movie role at age 5 in - 'The Parent Trap' (1998) as Child at Airport (uncredited). - Her sister Lindsay Lohan as Hallie Parker / Annie James in her movie debut. - Baltimore Bob added Ali on Wednesday december 22nd 2010.
2010: 12/22/2010: Little Fockers (2010) 3rd movie (Trilogy) starring Baltimore Bob’s favorite gal Terri Polo as Pamela Byrnes-Focker. 1st movie: Meet the Parents (2000) - Release Date: 6 October 2000 (USA) & BB was 50. 2nd movie: Meet the Fockers (2004) - Release Date: 22 December 2004 (USA) & BB was 54. Baltimore Bob states “3rd movie exactly 6 years after the 2nd& Baltimore Bob was 60.” The First person to be seen in the 3rd movie is Baltimore Bob’s favorite Terri Polo. Baltimore Bob saw Little Fockers FREE on Thursday December 16th 2010 at AMC in Whitemarsh.
2011: 12/22/2011/4/5/2012: 100 days until Opening Day of the 2012 MLB season. The start of the Phillies Greatest Season EVER starts in Pittsburgh on Thursday April 5th. Baltimore Bob predicts 107 wins - 5 more then in 2010. 2010 prediction fell 5 games short and a dumb move (Oswalt) in Game 4 of the Division Series against the St Louis Cards cost us the World Series as Cards went on to win their 11th.
ummm...how does a domestic police department scan emails?
Top intelligence officials in the New York Police Department met on Thursday to examine ways to search the Internet to identify potential “deranged” gunmen before they strike, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said. Related
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Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for news and conversation. “The techniques would include cyber-searches of language that mass-casualty shooters have used in e-mails and Internet postings,” Mr. Kelly said in a statement. “The goal would be to identify the shooter in cyberspace, engage him there and intervene, possibly using an undercover to get close, and take him into custody or otherwise disrupt his plans.”
The meeting came almost a week after a gunman killed 26 people, 20 of them children, inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
There are plans to send officers to Newtown and to scenes of other mass shootings to collect information, Paul. J. Browne, the department’s chief spokesman, said.
Mr. Browne said the potential tactics included creating an algorithm that would search online “for terms used by active shooters in the past that may be an indicator of future intentions.”
Mr. Kelly said the technique was similar to those being used to spot terrorists’ chatter online. The new searches would target “apolitical or deranged killers before they become active shooters,” he said.
The meeting’s participants included David Cohen, who leads the department’s intelligence division, and senior members of the department.
“Active shooters can cause multiple deaths in seconds, regardless of police training or how deft the police response,” Mr. Kelly said. “For that reason, the N.Y.P.D. is examining ways, through intelligence, to try to identify potential active shooters before they strike.”
Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace on Earth, good will toward men, and other stuff that gets scanty press the other 364 days of the year. However much we like the idea of the season working its magic to better human nature, the combination of shortened tempers, end-of-year disappointments, family feuds, and/or free flowing booze can send even a mild-mannered individual reaching for the axe to carve their way into holiday homicide history.
In a “quart house”—an unlicensed bar selling moonshine—about 16 miles outside of town, a group of four young men, including the bar’s owner, celebrated the holiday season by downing homemade whiskey by the pint until they got stinking drunk. At five o’clock in the afternoon, another young man, Marion Henderson, joined the party looking for a good time. Shortly afterward, Bob Morris accused Henderson of blocking his light, drew his revolver, and shot the man in the chest at close range. The bullet lodged near Henderson’s heart, and he died before help could arrive. His wife was summoned to identify the body.
Chamberburg, Ohio December 24, 1880
Hopkinsville, Kentucky December 24, 1900
A dance at the Foresters’ Hall ended in tragedy when Theodore Hanley challenged the doorkeeper and demanded entrance. The doorkeeper called the floor manager, 23-year old Michael “Doll” Shively, who explained that according to the rules, no gentleman would be admitted without a lady partner. The argument escalated. Heated words were exchanged. Hanley tried to force his way inside. Was he drunk? Witnesses later testified he was sober as a judge. When Shively stood in his way, Hanley drew his revolver and shot him in the top of his head. The bullet passed vertically through his skull and lodged in the roof of his mouth. Shively died at 5 A.M. on Christmas morning. Hanley fled after stealing his brother’s horse.
Livermore, Kentucky December 24, 1900
Holiday dances were hazardous places at the turn of the century. Two rivals—John Froge and M. Garman—were both in love with Lillie Lambert. During the dancing in the ballroom, Froge deliberately tripped Garman. When Garman strenuously objected, Froge whipped out two revolvers and began shooting. As bullets flew around him, Garman ran next door, acquired a shotgun, returned, and blew off Froge’s head. Although clearly a case of self-defense, Garman’s guilty conscience prompted him to skip town and lie low, which he did until March, when he finally confessed to the sheriff in Carlinville, Illinois.
St. Louis, Missouri December 25, 1895
In the St. Louis tenderloin district known as the Deep Morgan, Lee “Stack Lee” Shelton – a very fashionable dresser for a pimp and whorehouse boss – went into a saloon on 13th Street where he met his friend, William Lyons. Unfortunately, strong liquor and political discussion rarely make a cordial mix. Shelton was a Democrat. Lyons, a Republican. Insults turned into a slap fight, and Lyons’ bowler hat was crushed. He demanded payment for the ruined hat and took Shelton’s Stetson hostage. Shelton then drew a revolver, and deliberately shot him dead. Does the story sound familiar? It should if you’re a fan of folk music. Much later, the events would become the basis of a song, Stagger Lee.
Ashland, Kentucky December 24, 1881 Robert Gibbons, a 17-year-old amputee, his sister Fannie, 14, and their friend Emma Carico, 15, were asleep when someone entered the Gibbons family home in the very early morning hours and bludgeoned them to death with an axe and a crowbar. For good measure, the killer set the house on fire. Neighbors alerted by the flames rushed to help and discovered the three bodies with their skulls smashed to pieces. The town doctor also found the girls had been raped. Ultimately, three men were accused of the crime: George Ellis, William Neal, and George Craft. Ellis later recanted his confession, but died at the hands of a lynch mob. Craft and Neal were hanged legally after a couple of trials, venue changes, and a lot of drama.
New York City, New York December 25, 1878
Perhaps the most horrible of the lot: Sarah Hayden, 16-years-old and married for three months, had a male acquaintance in the neighborhood, Felix Lavelle, 21, whom she’d known a while. Pretty, flirty, playful Sarah liked her games with Lavelle, which included searching his trouser and jacket pockets for candy when they met in the street. As it turned out, there was a six-shooter in his pocket.
Lavelle removed the revolver, took out a cartridge, and gave it to Sarah as a keepsake. Next, he cocked the hammer, pointed the weapon at her, and accidentally pulled the trigger—an act likely meant to give her a little scare. Instead, he shot her in the left breast at point blank range. Lavelle helped the dying Sarah to a doorstep and waited in a daze for the police. He was arrested, convicted of second degree murder, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
When Your Child Kills: the Parents of Criminals by Andrew Solomon Dec 21, 2012 4:45 AM EST In the aftermath of the Newtown school shooting parents are asking what drives kids to murder. In an excerpt from Far From the Tree, author Andrew Solomon explores how parents deal with criminal children—and speaks to Dylan Klebold’s parents about the aftermath of their son’s attack at Columbine.
Criminality is the child’s fault, something he has done deliberately and with choice. It is also the parents’ fault, something they could have prevented with decent moral education and adequate vigilance. These, at least, are the popular conceptions, and so parents of criminals live in a territory of anger and guilt, struggling to forgive both their children and themselves. To be or to produce a schizophrenic or a child with Down syndrome is generally deemed a misfortune; to be or produce a criminal is often deemed a failure. While parents of children with disabilities receive state funding, parents of criminals are frequently prosecuted.
‘Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity’ By Andrew Solomon. 976 pages. Scribner. $37.50. (AP (L))
If you have a child who is a dwarf, you are not dwarfed yourself, and if your child is deaf, it does not impair your own hearing; but a child who is morally culpable seems like an indictment of mother and father. Parents whose kids do well take credit for it, and the obverse of their self-congratulation is that parents whose kids do badly must have erred. Unfortunately, virtuous parenting is no warranty against corrupt children. Yet these parents find themselves morally diminished, and the force of blame impedes their ability to help—sometimes even to love—their felonious progeny.
Having a child with physical or mental disabilities is usually a social experience, and you are embraced by other families facing the same challenges. Having a child who goes to prison frequently imposes isolation. Parents on visiting day at a juvenile facility may complain to one another in a friendly way, but aside from those communities in which illegality is the norm, this is a misery that doesn’t love company. The parents of criminals have access to few resources. No colorful guides posit an upside to having a child who has broken the law; no charming version of “Welcome to Holland” has been adapted for this population. This deficit also has advantages: no one trivializes what you are going through; no one uses learning centers with colorful crepe-paper decorations to try to turn your grief into a festivity. No one proselytizes that the only loving response to your child’s crime is gladness or urges you to celebrate what you want to mourn.
For most horizontal identities, the issue of collective innocence is central; the heart-tugging argument is that disabled children do not deserve to be castigated. Here, we deal with guilty children and, in some cases, with parents who have grossly erred. Yet many of these families have also been marginalized and brutalized, emotionally and economically isolated, depressed, and frustrated. I kept meeting parents who wanted to help their kids but didn’t have the knowledge or means to do so effectively; like the parents of disabled children, they couldn’t access the social services to which they were ostensibly entitled. Heaping opprobrium on these parents exacerbates a problem we could instead resolve. We deny the reality of their lives not only at the expense of our humanity but also at our personal peril.
Three risk factors wield overwhelming significance in the making of a criminal. The first is the single-parent family. More than half of all American children will spend some time as a member of a single-parent family. While 18 percent of American families fall below the poverty level, 43 percent of single-mother households do. Kids from single-parent homes are more likely to drop out of school, less likely to go to college, and more likely to abuse substances. They will work at lower-status jobs for lower pay. They tend to marry earlier and divorce earlier and are more likely to be single parents themselves. They are also much more likely to become criminals.
One mother explains what she experienced when looking for her son after the Newton shooting. The second risk factor, often coincident with the first, is abuse or neglect, which affects more than three million American children each year. John Bowlby, the original theorist of attachment, described how abused and neglected children see the world as “comfortless and unpredictable, and they respond either by shrinking from it or doing battle with it”—through depression and self-pity, or through aggression and delinquency. These children commit nearly twice as many crimes as others.
The third giant risk factor, which often accompanies the first two, is exposure to violence. One study found that children in its sample who suffered physical maltreatment, witnessed interparental violence, and encountered violence within their community were more than twice as likely to become violent delinquents as those from peaceable homes; of course, abused children also may carry their parents’ genetic predisposition toward aggression. Taking them away from their families, however, seldom helps, because the child-welfare system is also associated with high rates of crime. Jess M. McDonald of the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois has flatly stated, “The child-welfare system is a feeder system for the juvenile justice system.”
‘When I hear about terrorists in the news, I think, That’s somebody’s kid.’ Families of criminals often struggle both to admit that their child has done something destructive, and to continue to love him anyway. Some give up the love; some blind themselves to the bad behavior. The ideal of doing neither of those things borrows from the idea of loving the sinner while hating the sin, but sinners and sins cannot so easily be separated; if human beings love sinners, we love them with their sin. People who see and acknowledge the darkness in those they love, but whose love is only strengthened by that knowledge, achieve that truest love that is eagle-eyed even when the views are bleak. I met one family whose own tragedy had led them to embrace these contradictions more than any other, one mother whose love seemed both infinitely deep and infinitely knowing of a blighted person. Hers was a love as dark and true, as embracing and self-abnegating, as Cordelia’s.
On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, seniors at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., placed bombs in the cafeteria, set to go off during first lunch period at 11:17 a.m., and planned to shoot anyone who tried to escape. Errors in the construction of the detonators prevented the bombs from exploding, but Klebold and Harris nevertheless held the whole school hostage, killing 12 students and one teacher before turning their guns on themselves. At the time, it was the worst episode of school violence in history. The American right blamed the collapse of “family values,” while the left mounted assaults on violence in the movies and sought to tighten gun-control laws. Wholesale critiques of the larger culture were offered as explanation for these inexplicable events.
The number of people killed that day is generally listed as 13, and the Columbine Memorial commemorates only 13 deaths, as though Klebold and Harris had not also died that day in that place. Contrary to wide speculation then and since, the boys did not come from broken homes and did not have records of criminal violence. The wishful thought of a world that witnessed this horror was that good parenting could prevent children from developing into Eric Harris or Dylan Klebold, but malevolence does not always grow in a predictable or accountable manner. As the families of autistics or schizophrenics wonder what happened to the apparently healthy people they knew, other families grapple with children who have turned to horrifying acts and wonder what happened to the innocent children they thought they understood.
I set out to interview Tom and Sue Klebold with the expectation that meeting them would help to illuminate their son’s actions. The better I came to know the Klebolds, the more deeply mystified I became. Sue Klebold’s kindness (before Dylan’s death, she worked with people with disabilities) would be the answered prayer of many a neglected or abused child, and Tom’s bullish enthusiasm would lift anyone’s tired spirits. Among the many families I’ve met in writing this book, the Klebolds are among those I would be most game to join. Trapped in their own private Oresteia, they learned astonishing forgiveness and empathy. They are victims of the terrifying, profound unknowability of even the most intimate human relationship. It is easier to love a good person than a bad one, but it may be more difficult to lose a bad person you love than a good one.
“I can never decide whether it’s worse to think your child was hardwired to be like this and that you couldn’t have done anything, or to think he was a good person and something set this off in him,” Sue said. “What I’ve learned from being an outcast since the tragedy has given me insight into what it must have felt like for my son to be marginalized. He created a version of his reality for us: to be pariahs, unpopular, with no means to defend ourselves against those who hate us.” Their attorney filtered their piles of mail so they would not see the worst of it. “I could read three hundred letters where people were saying, ‘I admire you,’ ‘I’m praying for you,’ and I’d read one hate letter and be destroyed,” Sue said. “When people devalue you, it far outweighs all the love.”
An event of such enormity completely disrupts one’s sense of reality. “I used to think I could understand people, relate, and read them pretty well,” Sue said. “After this, I realized I don’t have a clue what another human being is thinking. We read our children fairy tales and teach them that there are good guys and bad guys. I would never do that now. I would say that every one of us has the capacity to be good and the capacity to make poor choices. If you love someone, you have to love both the good and the bad in them.” Sue worked in a building that also housed a parole office and had felt alienated and frightened getting on the elevator with ex-convicts. After Columbine, she saw them differently. “I felt that they were just like my son. That they were just people who, for some reason, had made an awful choice and were thrown into a terrible, despairing situation. When I hear about terrorists in the news, I think, ‘That’s somebody’s kid.’ Columbine made me feel more connected to mankind than anything else possibly could have.”
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POST COMMENT AS... SORT: NEWEST | OLDEST Progressives Win Again 2012 16 hours ago Good Question, When a Child kills, Parents of Criminals
What did Rose Kennedy do after Ted Kennedy murdered that girl ?
SHAREFLAGLIKEREPLY sherrybb 14 hours ago @Progressives Win Again 2012 do you have to use every single thing as an opportunity to take a potshot at a liberal? My god, what kind of a person are YOU? This was a moving article with so much to talk about that had nothing to do with Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal. But nope, ....hate lives in you, doesn't it?
SHAREFLAG1LIKEREPLY WillieWilmette 20 hours ago Who cut mental health funding?
SHAREFLAGLIKEREPLY sobe123 21 hours ago We might never really know. Is it a parent trying to ignore the undesirable and unthinkable. There will always be kids that had it tough growing up (I was one of them) but somehow they become productive happy adults, as I did. So not every struggling child/teenager is going to pick up a gun and start killing.
SHAREFLAGLIKEREPLY evae1960 22 hours ago Fellow beasts, since we are all searching for answers and finding none, I recommend the one place I can find some sanity: read M. Scott Peck's books, any of them, even if you've previously read them. "The Road Less Traveled" is a great read and gives the reader insight into the human psyche.
He was vilified after his death a few years ago, by someone with an agenda. Like this author proved above, apparently a buck can be made dissecting the unfortunate lives of those who end up on the short end of the stick
SHAREFLAG3LIKEREPLY 123Me 20 hours ago @evae1960 This is a great book.
SHAREFLAGLIKEREPLY publis2012 2 days ago Remember, this scumbag author profited from this book.
SHAREFLAGLIKEREPLY Marmee 1 day ago Andrew, you are wrong that society embraces the families of the mentally ill. And disability is very difficult to get for people with brain disabilities. The stigma against the mentally ill is strong and since there is no known cause or cure blame is still often attached to the families. People fear these brain disabilities and sometimes rightfully so. And often psychosis can lead to criminal behavior. It is a complicated issue, but we need more funding for brain research and facilities. Many of these families are desperate for help and answers.
SHAREFLAG3LIKEREPLY namelesscog 1 day ago "As the families of autistics or schizophrenics wonder what happened to the apparently healthy people they knew, other families grapple with children who have turned to horrifying acts and wonder what happened to the innocent children they thought they understood."
As a developmental disability, autism typically manifests between 18 months and 3 years old. This is distinct from mental illnesses like schizophrenia, which tend to manifest in late teenage years or early twenties.
So, the author's description of "autistics" here is not accurate. People do not suddenly become autistic.
SHAREFLAG1LIKEREPLY Dorothy 1 day ago I admire the Klebolds. They are truly a brave couple. Pearl Buck once said children are born either good or bad and are made better or worse by their environment. In some cases nothing works. Wonderfullly written article.
SHAREFLAG2LIKEREPLY Saskia_1 1 day ago I and my brother experienced all three risk factors -- as well as growing up learning to shoot and having guns in the house -- and yet neither one of us has turned to drugs or violence. We both have stable marriages that have lasted more than 25 years, are well educated, have good jobs (although I'm currently looking for work as I made the stupid mistake of going to law school 5 years ago). So what was it about our childhood with a single mother that kept us from becoming criminals? What are the mitigating factors that counteract the risk factors?
SHAREFLAGLIKEREPLY J_Effingham_Bellweather 1 day ago @Saskia_1
cant chase ambulances?
SHAREFLAGLIKEREPLY schmooze_1 1 day ago @J_Effingham_Bellweather @Saskia_1 That was an unnecesary comment.
SHAREFLAG3LIKEREPLY Carney 1 day ago @Saskia_1 Affluence? Positive school and peer environment? Luck?
SHAREFLAG1LIKEREPLY caroler 19 hours ago @Saskia_1 I would guess that it was the character of your mother, and perhaps you inherited that too.
SHAREFLAG1LIKEREPLY TheUglyAmerican 1 day ago Did we lose count of how many people were killed at NewTown?
Was it 26 or 27?
SHAREFLAGLIKEREPLY max_headroom 1 day ago Andrew, Thank you for taking on this important research. What makes this so difficult is the preponderance of parents who exhibit vastly different public vs private behavior. And the hidden emotional abuse that takes place behind closed doors. This especially pertains to parents with personality disorders who are nonetheless high functioning adults.
I have raised three children to adulthood with a wife who suffers with BPD. She is attractive, charming, and seemingly sensitive and caring in the public eye. In the private family space she ping pongs back and forth between the caring mom and a vicious insensitive witch, whose carefully administered physical abuse (no marks) and hyper-controlling behavior forced me to constantly be in damage control mode with my kids. As they got older I explained her condition and the fact that a terrible childhood left her unable to control her emotions around her family. We are all basically ok bit the scars inside will take a long time to heal. And to all but my closest relatives and friends we are the perfect family, and she is the perfect mom. Mommy Deareset is closer to reality.
The old adage "you never know what goes on behind closed doors, and appearances can e deceiving" is never more relevant than in these cases. I refuse to believe that a cold blooded killer can come from a truly loving and caring family.
SHAREFLAG6LIKEREPLY progwoman 1 day ago @max_headroom So who's to say a family is truly loving and caring? We are all flawed. But maybe denial is the most damaging flaw, and facing up to warning signs is a truly loving thing to do.
SHAREFLAGLIKEREPLY djmnet 23 hours ago @max_headroom Bless you, Max. Thank god your children had you as a father.
SHAREFLAG2LIKEREPLY evae1960 22 hours ago @max_headroom Again,friends, read M. Scott Peck's books.
SHAREFLAGLIKEREPLY caroler 19 hours ago @evae1960 @max_headroom I had a dear friend that swore by "The Road Less Traveled", but he had a death wish, and ended up getting drunk and stepping in front of a cab, Scott Peck doesn's work for everybody.
SHAREFLAGLIKEREPLY 123Me 20 hours ago @max_headroom - My heart goes out to your family and others who live similar lives. Thank you for sticking with it and being the best dad you could be.
2 dead as supermarket looting spreads in Argentina
By ALMUDENA CALATRAVA Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Looters ransacked supermarkets in several Argentine cities Friday, causing two deaths and evoking memories of widespread theft and riots that killed dozens during the country's worst economic crisis a decade ago.
Santa Fe Province Security Minister Raul Lamberto described the attacks on stores as simple acts of vandalism and not social protests.
Lamberto said two people were killed by a sharp object and gunfire after attacks early Friday on about 20 supermarkets in the cities of Rosario and Villa Gobernador Galvez. He declined to identify the victims or the attackers, but said 25 people were injured and 130 arrested during the looting about 190 miles northeast of Buenos Aires.
Closer to the capital, riot police fired rubber bullets to drive off a mob that was trying to break into a supermarket in San Fernando, a town in Buenos Aires province.
A police lieutenant was hit on the head with a crowbar and suffered severe injuries during the clashes in San Fernando, authorities said. Officials said 378 people had been arrested in those confrontations.
Some shops closed in several cities despite the busy Christmas shopping season, worrying that the looting might spread.
The troubles followed a wave of sporadic looting that began Thursday when dozens of people broke into a supermarket and carried away televisions and other electronics in the Patagonian ski resort of Bariloche. The government responded by deploying 400 military police to that southern city.
The unrest brought back memories of violence during Argentina's economic crisis in 2001, when jobless people stormed supermarkets, shops and kiosks.
Former President Fernando de la Rua resigned on Dec. 20, 2001, after days of protests against his handling of the crisis amid rioting that caused dozens of deaths and injuries across the country.
National Security Secretariat Sergio Berni and Cabinet Chief Juan Abal Medina said this week's looting in at least six Argentine towns was the act of "vandals" instigated by union leaders who oppose President Cristina Fernandez.
"All that people cared about was breaking into shopping malls and taking the LCDs and stereos," Berni said.
He said that while Argentina still has poverty, it is nowhere "like the Argentina of 2001."
Thousands of people marched in front of the presidential palace earlier this week demanding the elimination of income tax, which many lower-paid workers never had to pay before but must now after receiving a salary hike earlier this year.
The demonstration was called by Hugo Moyano, the head of the powerful General Labor Confederation who was once a close ally of Fernandez but is now one of her fiercest critics.
"There's a reality that shows that people are not going through a good time," Moyano told local Radio Mitre. "We see it in the capital when the government handles this situation as if we were living the best year in Swiss history but when you see people living underneath highways."
Moyano accused the government of orchestrating the looting.
"This was staged by the government to victimize itself," Moyano said at a televised news conference.
"The president is out of sync," said Moyano, who in recent months has increasingly appeared alongside her political opponents and often speaks out against the government that he long championed.
Fernandez was re-elected with 54 percent of the vote last year, but her popularity has declined since she began digging ever deeper into the pockets of the middle and upper classes to finance her populist policies.
With inflation running at about 25 percent a year, Argentines have sought to change their pesos for dollars, but the government has cracked down on such trades and made it nearly impossible to obtain dollars legally.
Most Argentines surveyed in polls say they're most worried by a rise in crime and consumer prices and the strict currency controls.
Bath Township See also: Bath Township, Michigan and Bath, Michigan Bath Township is a small community located ten miles (16 km) northeast of Lansing, Michigan, and contains the unincorporated village of Bath. In the early 1920s, the area was primarily agricultural. In the early part of the 20th century, many small one-room schools, where different grades shared the same classroom and teacher, were closed. Educators of the era believed that children would receive a better and more complete education if students could attend a single school at one location. The grades could be age-divided into classes, and the facilities could be of a higher quality. After years of debate, in 1922 Bath Township voters approved creation of the consolidated school district, and the increase in property taxes to pay for the new school. When the school opened, it had 236 students enrolled in grades 1-12. All landowners had to pay higher property taxes. Andrew Kehoe Main article: Andrew Kehoe
Andrew P. Kehoe, circa 1920 Andrew Philip Kehoe was born in Tecumseh, Michigan, on February 1, 1872. Kehoe's mother died when he was young, and his father married a much younger widow. Reportedly, Kehoe often quarreled with his stepmother. When he was fourteen, an accident at the oil stove set his stepmother on fire. Kehoe threw a bucket of water on her but, because the fire was oil-based, it spread the flames more rapidly over her body. She died from her injuries. He studied electrical engineering and worked as an electrician for some time in St. Louis, Missouri. After several years in Missouri, Kehoe returned to Michigan. At the age of 40, then considered late in life, he married Ellen "Nellie" Price in 1912; seven years later they moved to a farm they bought outside the village of Bath. Kehoe's neighbors described him as an intelligent man who was impatient with all who disagreed with him. Neighbors recounted that Kehoe had shot and killed a neighbor's dog that had come on his property and annoyed him by barking. He was known to have beaten one of his horses to death when it did not perform as well as he wanted. With a reputation for thriftiness, Kehoe was elected in 1924 as treasurer of the Bath Consolidated School board. While on the board, Kehoe fought endlessly for lower taxes. He was considered extremely difficult to work with, often voting against the rest of the board and wanting his own way. He repeatedly accused the superintendent Emory Huyck of financial mismanagement. He argued with township financial authorities, trying to get the valuation of his property reduced, and claimed that he had paid too much for the farm. He also tried to get the mortgage taken off but was not successful. In June 1926, he was notified that the company was going to foreclose on his property. Appointed in 1925 temporarily to fill the position of town clerk, Kehoe was defeated several months later in the spring 1926 election for the position and was angered by this public rejection from the community. In his eyewitness account, The Bath School Disaster, Monty J. Ellsworth said he thought this rejection was the reason Kehoe had planned his "murderous revenge" of the bombings, to destroy the school, and kill the community's children and many of its members. A. McMullen, another neighbor, noted that Kehoe had stopped working on his farm altogether for most of a year, and thought he might be planning suicide. For this reason, when Kehoe gave him one of his horses about April 1927, McMullen returned it. It was discovered later that, as part of Kehoe's preparations to destroy his farm, he had cut all his wire fences, girdled young shade trees to kill them, and cut off his grapevine plants, but put them back on the stumps to hide the damage. He gathered lumber and other materials and put them in the tool shed, which he later exploded with an incendiary bomb. By the time of the bombing, Nellie Kehoe had become chronically ill with tuberculosis, for which there was no effective treatment or cure then. Her frequent hospital stays may have contributed to the family's debt. Kehoe had ceased making mortgage and homeowner's insurance payments months earlier. Purchase and planting of explosives
Explosives recovered from under the school There is no clear indication when Kehoe conceived and planned the steps leading to the ultimate events, but his neighbor, M. J. Ellsworth, thought that Kehoe conceived his plan after being defeated for the election as town clerk in 1926. A subsequent investigation concluded that, based on the activity at the school and the purchases of explosives, Kehoe had worked on steps in his plan for at least a year. In early 1926 the board asked Kehoe to perform maintenance inside the school building. Regarded by most as a talented handyman, he was known to be familiar with electrical equipment as he had worked as an electrician at one time. As a board member appointed to conduct repairs, he had free access to the building and his presence was never questioned. From mid-1926, Kehoe began purchasing more than a ton of pyrotol, an incendiary explosive used by farmers during the era for excavation and burning of debris. In November 1926 Kehoe drove to Lansing and purchased two boxes of dynamite at a sporting goods store. As dynamite was also commonly used on farms, Kehoe's purchase of small amounts of explosives at different stores and on different dates did not raise any suspicions. Neighbors reported hearing explosions set off on the farm, as well as recalling conversations where Kehoe explained he was using dynamite for tree stump removal. In December 1926, according to the testimony of Lieutenant Lyle Morse, a Michigan State Police investigator with the Department of Public Safety, Kehoe purchased a .30-caliber Winchester bolt-action rifle.[Note 1] Day of the disaster
Andrew and Nellie Kehoe's house before the disaster Prior to May 18, Kehoe had loaded the back seat of his truck with metal debris. He threw in old tools, nails, pieces of rusted farm machinery, digging shovels, and anything else capable of producing shrapnel during an explosion. After the back seat was filled, Kehoe placed a large cache of dynamite behind the front seat and his loaded Winchester rifle on the passenger's seat.
The remains of Kehoe's house after the explosion Nellie Kehoe had been discharged on May 16 from Lansing's St. Lawrence Hospital. Between her release and the bombings two days later, Kehoe killed his wife. Her death was later determined to be by blunt force trauma to the head with an unknown heavy object. He put her body in a wheelbarrow located in the rear of the farm's chicken coop, where it was found, heavily charred, after the farm explosions and fire. Piled around the cart were silverware, and a metal cash box. Ashes of several bank notes could be seen through a slit in the cash box. Kehoe had placed and wired homemade pyrotol firebombs in the house and all the buildings of the farm. The burned remains of his two horses were found tied in their enclosures with their legs wired together, to prevent their being rescued during the fire. Farm bombs At approximately 8:45 a.m., Kehoe detonated the firebombs in his house and farm buildings. Neighbors noticed the fire, and volunteer fire departments from all over the area began rushing to the scene. Some witnesses claimed to hear gunshots inside the burning house. Detonating firebombs sound like gunshots from a distance. O.H. Buck, a fireman, and several other men crawled through a broken window of the farmhouse in search of survivors. When they determined no one was in the farmhouse, they salvaged what furniture they could before the fire spread into the living room. Discovering dynamite in the corner, Buck picked up an armful of explosives and handed it to one of the men. As Kehoe left his burning farm and house in his Ford truck, he stopped to tell those fighting the fire, "Boys, you're my friends. You better get out of here. You better head down to the school", and drove off. Explosion in north wing of school
Rear view of the school building after the bombing Classes began at 8:30 a.m. that morning. At about 8:45 a.m., in the basement of the north wing of the school, an alarm clock set by Kehoe detonated the dynamite and pyrotol he had hidden there. Rescuers heading to the scene of the Kehoe farm fire heard the explosion at the school building, turned back and headed toward the school. Parents within the rural community also began rushing to the school. Thirty-eight people, mostly children, were killed in the explosion of the north wing. The first-grade teacher Bernice Sterling told an Associated Press reporter that the explosion was like an earthquake: It seemed as though the floor went up several feet," she said. "After the first shock I thought for a moment I was blind. When it came the air seemed to be full of children and flying desks and books. Children were tossed high in the air; some were catapulted out of the building. The north wing of the school had collapsed. Parts of the walls had crumbled, and the edge of the roof had fallen to the ground. Monty Ellsworth, a neighbor of the Kehoes, recounted, There was a pile of children of about five or six under the roof and some of them had arms sticking out, some had legs, and some just their heads sticking out. They were unrecognizable because they were covered with dust, plaster, and blood. There were not enough of us to move the roof. Ellsworth volunteered to drive back to his farm and get a rope heavy enough to pull the school roof off the children's bodies. Returning to his farm, Ellsworth saw Kehoe in the opposite direction heading toward the school. "He grinned and waved his hand; when he grinned, I could see both rows of his teeth", said Ellsworth. The scene at the school building was chaotic. Robert Gates, a witness, said ... mother after mother came running into the school yard, and demanded information about her child and, on seeing the lifeless form lying on the lawn, sobbed and swooned...In no time more than 100 men were at work tearing away the debris of the school, and nearly as many women were frantically pawing over the timber and broken bricks for traces of their children. Truck explosion
The remains of Kehoe's Ford truck after the explosion About a half hour after the explosion, Kehoe drove up to the school and saw Superintendent Huyck. Kehoe summoned the superintendent over to his truck. According to one eyewitness, when Huyck drew close, Kehoe claimed responsibility for the explosion. Saying, "I'll take you with me", Kehoe pulled out his rifle and fired into the back seat. The dynamite in the car ignited and the resulting explosion killed Kehoe, the superintendent, and Nelson McFarren, a retired farmer. Cleo Claton, an eight-year-old second grader, had wandered out of the collapsed school building and was killed by the fragmentation from the exploding vehicle. The explosion mortally wounded postmaster Glenn O. Smith (who lost a leg and died later that day of his wounds) and injured several others. After Kehoe's truck exploded, Ellsworth recounted, I saw one mother, Mrs. Eugene Hart, sitting on the bank a short distance from the school with a little dead girl on each side of her and holding a little boy, Percy, who died a short time after they got him to the hospital. This was about the time Kehoe blew his car up in the street, severely wounding Perry, the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Hart. O.H. Buck, foreman of the road crew, recalled the scene after the final explosion: I began to feel as though the world was coming to an end. I guess I was a bit hazy. Anyway, the next thing I remember I was out on the street. One of our men was binding up the wounds of Glenn Smith, the postmaster. His leg had been blown off. I went back to the building and helped with the rescue work until we were ordered to stop while a search was made for dynamite. Recovery and rescue
The pushcart where Nellie Kehoe's body was found Telephone operators stayed at their stations for hours to summon doctors, undertakers, area hospitals and anyone else who might help. The Lansing Fire Department sent several firefighters and its chief. The local physician, Dr. J. A. Crum and his wife, a nurse, had both served in World War I, and had returned to Bath to open a pharmacy. After the explosion the Crums turned their drugstore into a triage center with the dead bodies being taken to the town hall, which was being used as a morgue. Hundreds of people worked in the wreckage all day and into the night in an effort to find and rescue any children pinned underneath. Area contractors had sent all their men to assist, and many ordinary people came to the scene in response to the pleas for help. Eventually, 34 firefighters and the Chief of the Lansing Fire Department arrived on the scene, as did several Michigan State Police officers, who managed traffic to and from the scene. The injured and dying were transported to Sparrow Hospital and St. Lawrence Hospital in Lansing. The construction of the latter facility had been financed in large part by Lawrence Price, Nellie Kehoe's uncle and formerly an executive in charge of Oldsmobile's Lansing Car Assembly. Michigan Governor Fred Green arrived during the afternoon of the disaster and assisted in the relief work, carting bricks away from the scene. The Lawrence Baking Company of Lansing sent a truck filled with pies and sandwiches, which were served to rescuers in the township's community hall. The bombing had destroyed the north wing of the school. During the search, rescuers found an additional 500 pounds (230 kg) of dynamite, which had failed to detonate, in the south wing. The search was halted to allow the Michigan State Police to disarm the devices. The State Police found an alarm clock timed to go off at 8:45 a.m. Investigators speculated that the initial explosion may have caused a short circuit in the second set of bombs, preventing them from detonating. They swept the building and returned to the recovery work. Police and fire officials gathered at the Kehoe farm to investigate the fires. State troopers had searched for Nellie Kehoe throughout Michigan, thinking she was at a tuberculosis sanitorium, but her charred body was found the following day, May 19, among the ruins of the farm. All the Kehoe farm buildings were destroyed, and the two horses trapped inside the barn died. Investigators found a wooden sign wired to the farm's fence with Kehoe's last message, "Criminals are made, not born", stenciled on it. Aftermath
Killed in the disaster Before the school bombing Nellie Kehoe, age 52, wife of Andrew Kehoe. Killed in the school bombing Arnold V. Bauerle, age 8, 3rd grade. Henry Bergan, age 14, 6th grade. Herman Bergan age 11, 4th grade. Emilie M. Bromundt, age 11, 5th grade. Robert F. Bromundt, age 12, 5th grade. Floyd E. Burnett, age 12, 6th grade. Russell J. Chapman, age 8, 4th grade. F. Robert Cochran, age 8, 3rd grade. Ralph A. Cushman, age 7, 3rd grade. Earl E. Ewing, age 11, 6th grade. Katherine O. Foote, age 10, 6th grade. Marjorie Fritz, age 9, 4th grade. Carlyle W. Geisenhaver, age 9, 4th grade. George P. Hall Jr., age 8, 3rd grade. Willa M. Hall, age 11, 5th grade. Iola I. Hart, age 12, 6th grade. Percy E. Hart, age 11, 3rd grade. Vivian O. Hart, age 8, 3rd grade. Blanche E. Harte, age 30, teacher. Gailand L. Harte, age 12, 6th grade. LaVere R. Harte, age 9, 4th grade. Stanley H. Harte, age 12, 6th grade. Francis O. Hoeppner, age 13, 6th grade. Cecial L. Hunter, age 13, 6th grade. Doris E. Johns, age 8, 3rd grade. Thelma I. MacDonald, age 8, 3rd grade. Clarence W. McFarren, age 13, 6th grade. J. Emerson Medcoff, age 8, 4th grade. Emma A. Nickols, age 13, 6th grade. Richard D. Richardson, age 12, 6th grade. Elsie M. Robb, age 12, 6th grade. Pauline M. Shirts, age 10, 5th grade. Hazel I. Weatherby, age 21, teacher. Elizabeth J. Witchell, age 10, 5th grade. Lucile J. Witchell, age 9, 5th grade. Harold L. Woodman, age 8, 3rd grade. George O. Zimmerman, age 10, 3rd grade. Lloyd Zimmerman, age 12, 5th grade. Killed by the truck bombing Andrew P. Kehoe, age 55, perpetrator. Emory E. Huyck, age 33, superintendent. G. Cleo Claton, age 8, 2nd grade. Nelson McFarren, age 74, retired farmer. Glenn O. Smith, age 33, postmaster. Died later of injuries Beatrice P. Gibbs, age 10, 4th grade. The American Red Cross, setting up operations at the Crum drugstore, took the lead in providing aid and comfort to the victims. The Lansing Red Cross headquarters stayed open until 11:30 that night to answer telephone calls, update the list of dead and injured and provide information and planning services for the following day.
Clean-up crew at the ruins of Bath Consolidated School. The local community responded generously, as reported at the time by the Associated Press: "...a sympathetic public assured the rehabilitation of the stricken community. Aid was tendered freely in the hope that the grief of those who lost loved ones might be even slightly mitigated." The Red Cross managed donations sent to pay for both the medical expenses of the survivors and the burial costs of the dead. In a few weeks, $5,284.15 (about $70,698 today) was raised through donations, including $2,500 from the Clinton County board of supervisors and $2,000 from the Michigan legislature. In addition to monetary donations, the Red Cross Headquarters received extensive donations of flowers from strangers. The disaster received nationwide coverage in the days following the disaster, sharing headlines with Charles Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic crossing and eliciting a national outpouring of grief. Newspaper headlines from Washington DC to Los Angeles characterized Kehoe a maniac, madman, and fiend, and his body was eventually claimed by one of his sisters. Without ceremony, she had him buried in an unmarked grave in an initially unnamed cemetery. Later it was revealed that Kehoe was buried in the paupers' section of Mount Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, Clinton County, Michigan. The Price family buried Nellie Price Kehoe in Mount Hope Cemetery in Lansing under her maiden name.
Vehicles from outlying areas and surrounding states descended upon Bath by the thousands. Over 100,000 vehicles passed through on Saturday alone, an enormous amount of traffic for the area. Some Bath citizens regarded this armada as an unwarranted intrusion into their time of grief, but most accepted it as a show of sympathy and support from surrounding communities. Many of the victims were buried starting Friday, May 20. 
THE FREEDOM ROAD: In "Road to Freedom" David Icke gives a keynote lecture reveals many secrets where hidden by those who govern us and manipulate. Among other things, talks about the Freemasons and the Illuminati and its relationship with many of the U.S. Presidents.
En "Camino a la Libertad" David Icke nos ofrece una magistral conferencia donde desvela numerosos secretos ocultos por aquellos que nos gobiernan y manipulan. Entre otras cosas, nos habla sobre la masonería y los iluminatis y su relación con muchos de los presidentes de EE.UU.
Special music for relaxation, meditation and healing.
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Música especial para relajarse, meditar y sanar. Son frecuencias que inciden en el equilibrio y la armonía del cuerpo, restableciendo los patrones energéticos. Entre otras, se encuentran melodías de Ahu Saglam, Arnica Montana y música con delfines y ballenas.
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