The Death of Laci Peterson On December 24, 2002, Laci Peterson was reported missing from her home in Modesto, California by her parents and husband. The Modesto police began their search for Laci Peterson before the standard forty-eight hour limit to file a missing person’s report because she was eight months pregnant. John Buehler, the lead detective on her case, claims there was no reason for her to be missing on Christmas Eve. The police went to the Peterson household and questioned her husband Scott.
On July 16th, 1996 The New York Mets roughed up the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 7 to 5. One player who contributed to this win was a rookie by the name of Paul Wilson, who just came off six weeks of rest for his right shoulder. Although it was the return of Paul Wilson, there was another Met that over shadowed Wilson, and this guy was Jerry DiPolo. Mr. DiPolo came into the game during the fifth inning with runners on second and third and no outs. Outstandingly enough, he walked off that mound not conceding one run to the Phillies, which gave the crowd something to cheer about and he picked up the win, in just one inning that he pitched.
William Johnson is a United States Senator of Connecticut. Johnson is also a politician and a clergyman. Johnson is a major benefactor for the Constitution Convention. Johnson helps influences the decision of the debate at the Constitution Convention. William Johnson is born on October 7, 1727, at Stratford, Connecticut.
Imagine finding a ransom note one day, telling you your son was taken and you must follow the directions given to get him back. Sadly, that is exactly what happened to Jacob Franks and Flora Franks. Murder has always been a big issue in big cities like Chicago. People are shot or stabbed in the heat of the moment, but not as common is a planned murder. There are many different reasons people kill other people, greed, anger, drugs, revenge, even self-defense, but the reason Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb killed Bobby Franks was for a completely different reason; to see if they could get away with it.
October 22, 1989, would be a day that Minnesotans would never forget. Eleven year old Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped from a rural Minnesota town. Jacob was never to be seen alive again. His mother, Patty Wetterling, never stopped looking for her son. She spent twenty seven years with her front porch light on waiting for him to come home, she never changed her phone number incase one day he would call, and never left the small town that Jacob knew as home.
Robert Wood Johnson II’s father, Robert Wood Johnson, has a foundation named after him. The foundation is called the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The foundation supports a wide variety of research and programs targeting some of America’s most serious health issues. According to http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf.html RWJF is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated to health. They are working to build a national Culture of Health.
Harold Hart Crane was an American poet. Hart was born on July 21,1899, in Garrettsville, Ohio. He was born at the very end of the nineteenth century, to a dysfunctional family. His parents were always fighting, which led him to drinking. Hart’s parents were middle class people.
What does it take for a former journalist to get close to real people and get true stories. Perhaps, it involves taking steps to really get back to nature or to the streets. Doug Levitt is a song writer and a former foreign correspondent that once worked for the major networks in the country a decade ago. Levitt is the type of guy that likes to get close to real people and listen to their stories. Therefore, he made the smart decision to ride the Greyhound bus across the country.
Chapter 4. Levitt and Dubner argue that abortion was a main cause in reducing crime in the late 20th century compared to common conceptions. The chapter opens up by mentioning the Communist dictator of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu, who outlawed abortion within the first few years of his reign while also banning contraception. The children born in the first years of the abortion ban scored lower in schools, had less career success, and more were prone to commit crimes than those born right before. One must note that both of these generations grew up under Ceausescu's rule.
James Thurber is one of America’s greatest humanist writers and has a rich childhood that has molded and developed him as a writer. He was born in 1894, and as a child he firstHe lost the use of his left eye in a bow-and-arrow game with his brothers. The injury wasn’t correctly treated and eventually at an older age he lost the use of both eyes. He was a cartoonist at a younger age and achieved his first deal of recognition through a cartoon drawn about a man who was going blind. He moved back to Columbus while he was still young and the first recognition to his abilities with art came from his fourth grade teacher.