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John Kays identifies timeless remnants from our past that will endure, or be admired by future generations.

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As Jodi Arias’ Murder Trial Begins, Defense Portrays Travis Alexander As...

As you know, the Jodi Arias murder trial began yesterday in Phoenix, Az., and is expected to continue through April. So much has changed in 4 1/2 years, but we'll have to look only at the way it was then, if that is even possible.
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The Ten Best Movies for 2012

Much of this is about the disease of Alcoholism; this is what I was thinking anyway when leaving the theater. Indubitably, Philip Seymour Hoffman is the greatest living American actor still working.
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Why Did a Deranged Hispanic Woman Push a Man To His...

Did an Hispanic woman know her victim, who she pushed to his death onto a subway track in Queens? Why'd she do it? Is she suffering with mental health issues?
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Why Wouldn’t Harlem Harold Lewis Stop for Bellaire Officer Jimmie Norman?

The Chronicle mentions it was a 'routine traffic stop;' but what type of violation was it? The police usually try to give citizens the benefit of the doubt on Christmas Eve, but this case appears to be about something else.
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Did William Spengler Jr Make a Connection With The Sandy Hook...

Part of his motivation, seems to be the October 7th death of his mother, Arline Spengler, resulting in a squabble with his sister, Cheryl Spengler, over property rights of the family home.
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‘Love Letters Straight From Your Heart’ The Twenty Best Records For...

Fingers a bleeding. Editing skills out the window. Poetry and melody informs my arthritic digits. Am I living in the 20s, the 30s, the 60s, or am I here now? Neil lives that way too. Great tunes never leave us.
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What’s Behind TIME’s Choice of Barack Obama as Their Person of...

An obvious plus for the President, is he surrounds himself with some really talented people, in a category of what I'll call 'Modern Politics Ala High-Technology.'
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JFK:To the Brink, Oliver Stone Sheds New Light on Cuban Missile...

The images and charged text are dense and rich in Oliver Stone's Untold History Part 6, JFK: To the Brink, and thus require multiple viewings.and take some notes, as
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Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ Grabs A Number One Chart Spot Instantaneously!

Well, no offering of liner notes is probably obvious; this would look too intellectual or retrogressive. Bruno is the new sound, or maybe a recycled sound born anew.
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Have You Ever Heard Shankar Family & Friends?

I zero in on Shankar Family & Friends, since so many people have missed it, and yet it's such an interesting collection of songs, partially Eastern or Indians, blended with George's Pop/Rock Western vibe.
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Was Brandon Lincoln Woodard a Drug Mule Hit Because He Was...

Is this real life or is it a movie? Brandon Lincoln Woodard shot down in broad daylight, execution style with movie cameras rolling! This is the opening scene, then it shifts (alternatively) to Queens, then way west to Los Angeles.
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Is the Cleveland Police Shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams...

A November 29th Cleveland police shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, where Russell's 1979 Chevrolet Malibu was pummeled with 137 police rounds, was a local story, but now is in the national spotlight.
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Will Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent Go to Jail for Intoxication Manslaughter?

How fast was starting Dallas Cowboy nose tackle Josh Brent going when he crashed his 2007 Mercedes-Benz S60, early Saturday morning (around 2:30 AM), that resulted in the death of his best friend and teammate, Jerry Brown?
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Are Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins’Abduction/Murders Connected To Meth?

Very little is known surrounding the identification of the remains of the Iowan girls, Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins at Seven Bridges Park in Brewer County, 25 miles north of Evansdale, Iowa. That is, how were they killed?
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With Ki-Suk Han’s Death on New York Subway Track, Kitty Genovese...

I had to research the classic Kitty Genovese case this morning, to see whether my suspicions of its applicability (in terms of an analogy) to the Ki-Suck Han case were solid.
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What Dark Forces Loom Behind The Random Killings of Israel Keyes?

Israel Keyes killed 8 times, maybe more. The confessed serial killer was found dead in his jail cell Sunday in Anchorage, Alaska, apparently by suicide.
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Andrew Dominik’s ‘Killing Them Softly’ Best Mob Flick Since ‘The Departed’

An arty Mob flick? Yes, with Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly, where you get to experience a heroin buzz from the perspective of the junkie who shot the stuff in the first place (Ben Mendelsohn playing the slime-bag Russell),
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Did Kara Nichols Connect Up with Sex Traffickers Operating Out of...

I had to do some catching up on Kara Nichols' disturbing circumstances, who disappeared October 9th, apparently in pursuit of a modeling job in Denver.
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Jll Kelley’s Attorney Will Have a Hard Time Putting the Genie...

Jill Kelley's attorney Abbe Lowell is trying to put the lid back on the bottle; the only problem is, genie is already out of her bottle (Barbara Eden) and ready to serve her master (Larry Hagman).
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Jerry Leon Poe Shoots His Gun at a Woman After Wal-mart...

Jerry was possessed with some other type of ineffable demon; I have a hunch the lethal, pandemic condition we know as 'Black Friday Hysteria' is the real culprit! Alright, so we'll need to factor in Wallmart while we're at it.