Jun. 21st, 2007


Okay, maybe you have or haven't heard the big story, but it's national news. The pregnant woman who is missing, her young son found alone in the house by the woman's mother, alone for probably 2 days, telling them that "mommy was crying" and "mommy is in the rug", and there are signs of a struggle in the bedroom and bleach all over the floor...

This happened about 3 miles from my house, in a very nice neighborhood.

Today on the way home from work, I saw TWO helicopters hovering over the site mentioned in the link above, where huge numbers of people were searching. When I went out to bicycle an hour and a half later, the copters were still hovering in the same spot. Traffic is unbelievable. I saw trucks from CNN, Fox News, and all the local stations, those big trucks with the satellite dishes on them. It's like a zoo.

The only thing I'm complaining about here is the circus-like atmosphere, the thoughtless and relentless pursuit of the "scoop" that is so distasteful and disrespectful to everyone involved. The grocery store (Acme) had a surveillance camera that caught the woman as she was leaving the store last Sunday (I was there last Sunday as well), and I'm sure it has been inundated with reporters. I'm not going up to that end of town if I can help it.

I'm sure this is going to have a sad ending, these things usually do, and I can't help but feel so sorry for the family having to endure the terrible grief and pain, in addition to dealing with the bloodthirsty media.



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