Imagine a loved one brutally murdered in a foreign country -- allegedly by another American. Correspondent Peter Van Sant and his team have investigated the disturbing 1988 murder of Carolyn Abel, an American teacher in South Korea, and the loophole in U.S. laws at the time that mean the suspected killer may never face trial. A MYSTERY BEGINS For writer and author Nancy Bercaw, flying to South Korea last winter reopened a painful chapter in her life: one of murder, loss and fear. Nancy Bercaw: Not only were we devastated about the loss of Carolyn … We of course wondered, "Who's next?" Peter Van Sant: Back in Seoul. Where should be our first stop? Nancy Bercaw: Well, I think we should go to the school, to ELS, where we all taught. ELS is the English Language School, where Bercaw met fellow teacher Carolyn Abel back in 1988. Nancy Bercaw: This is the school. …And the world was never the same for any of us who were in that building together on December 20th. The events … [Read more...] about Is justice out of reach for an American teacher murdered in South Korea?
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John D'Anna Arizona Republic Published 7:34 AM EST Jan 2, 2019 Dec. 25, 1931: The fates collaborated late yesterday afternoon, and as the result a baby girl abandoned on the desert 10 miles west of Superior had been given a temporary home in a Mesa maternity hospital while seven families of that valley city had offered permanent havens. Tire trouble of a homeward-bound Phoenix motorist, the restlessness of the motorists wife and the muffled cries that broke the desert’s usual vast stillness combined to save the tiny tot just as the approaching dusk heralded another anniversary of the Christ Child’s nativity. Without a clue as to the babe’s identity, peace officers throughout central Arizona were wondering last night who her parents might be, where they are now, and why the wee tot was left 150 feet from the highway in the cacti-studded wastes on the uplands beyond Florence Junction… —The Arizona Republic ◆ A day earlier, Dec. 24, 1931 It was … [Read more...] about ‘Hatbox Baby’ found on roadside is one of Arizona’s great mysteries
By KIM TINGLEY NOV. 14, 2018 At the Jimmy Buffett-branded community, a hint at how an increasingly long-lived species might choose to spend its extra decades. The Tech And Design Issue The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville May A.I. Help You? 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them? Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later Prev Next Group 3 Created with Sketch. Group 3 Created with Sketch. At the Jimmy Buffett-branded community, a hint at how an increasingly long-lived species might choose to spend its extra decades. Group 3 Created with Sketch. Group 3 Created with Sketch. By KIM TINGLEYNOV. 14, 2018 Concept by Delcan & Company. Photo illustration by Jamie Chung. Prop styling by Pink Sparrow. Off a vacant stretch of highway in Daytona Beach, Fla., a line began to form outside the sales center for the first Latitude Margaritaville “55 and … [Read more...] about The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville
For two decades, domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored the rising danger of far-right extremism. In the atmosphere of willful indifference, a virulent movement has grown and metastasized. By JANET REITMANNOV. 3, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story The first indication to Lt. Dan Stout that law enforcement’s handling of white supremacy was broken came in September 2017, as he was sitting in an emergency-operations center in Gainesville, Fla., preparing for the onslaught of Hurricane Irma and watching what felt like his thousandth YouTube video of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va. Jesus Christ, he thought, studying the footage in which crowds of angry men, who had gathered to attend or protest the Unite the Right rally, set upon one another with sticks and flagpole spears and flame throwers and God knows what else. A black man held an aerosol can, igniting the spray, and in retaliation, a white man picked … [Read more...] about U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.
Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. A feeling has crept over me quite unfavorable to the exercise of my limited powers of speech. The task before me is one which requires much previous thought and study for its proper performance. I know that apologies of this sort are generally considered flat and unmeaning. I trust, however, that mine will not be so considered. Should I seem at ease, my appearance would much misrepresent me. The little experience I have had in addressing public meetings, in country school houses, avails me nothing on the present occasion. The papers and placards say that I am to deliver a Fourth of July Oration. This certainly sounds large, and out of the common way, for me. It is true that I have often had the … [Read more...] about The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro