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GIRL POWER!

Check out these two talented girls.

How about that Mo'en Davis! This girl is an inspiration to us all, a 13-year-old with a blazing fastball. During the recent Little League World Series, she tossed a 2-hitter to lead the Philadelphia Taney Dragons to a 4-0 victory.



She pitched the complete game, the first female pitcher to throw a…

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Added by Susan Fleet on August 29, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Why Hate Women?

Many people in the United States are outraged about recent attacks on  women in other countries. If you've read my earlier posts, you know I am, too. But women are raped, abused and murdered in America, too. More on that in a minute, but first, four horror stories. …

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Added by Susan Fleet on June 4, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Strange Case of Amy Bishop

The Bishops seemed like an ordinary two-parent family with two bright children. They owned a big Victorian in Braintree, MA, a suburb south of Boston. In 1986, Samuel was a film professor at Northeastern University. His wife Judith was active in local politics. Seth, 18, was a Northeastern University freshman. Amy, 21, was also at…

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Added by Susan Fleet on February 3, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

The Candy Man

Dean Corll loved candy. In the mid-1950s, when Dean was a kid, his mother opened a candy shop in Houston. Dean helped her make the candy. Years later, Houstonites dubbed him The Candy Man, because he gave local children free candy.



But he had sinister motives. Between 1970 and 1970, Dean Corll, aided by two accomplices, raped, tortured and killed at least 28 boys. …

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Added by Susan Fleet on July 8, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Sex for Sale

Last year a lot of high-profile businessmen in Kennebunk, Maine, got their knickers in a twist. Seems that police found their names and phone numbers in a fitness instructor's little black book.

We're not talking pushup, folks, we're talking about paying for sex.…

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Added by Susan Fleet on July 8, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Nobody's Perfect

After a hard day at work Carol Neulander, 52, was relaxing at home on the night of November 1, 1994. She and her husband, Rabbi Fred Neulander, 53, lived in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Years earlier, when her children were young, Carol began selling cakes and pastries from her home to help support the family. Now her Classic Cake Company was thriving.…

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Added by Susan Fleet on May 6, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

A cookie caper and a spurned ballerina

NOPD Detective Frank Renzi is at it again with another of his rants. But this time he lightens up and delivers a delicious post on a cook caper ... and a spurned ballerina.

A cookie caper and a spurned ballerina

Added by Susan Fleet on March 15, 2013 at 8:25am — No Comments

Good news-bad news update

Here's an update on that Afghani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban. Malala is out of the hospital and speaking out once again!  But there is also bad news. Why was a 14-year-old Afghani girl recently beheaded?  Why can't they stop those terrible gang-rapes in New Delhi, India? And why do Moroccan judges often pressure young women to marry the men who raped them!…

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Added by Susan Fleet on February 13, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

Two stalker-assassins

Born within five years of each other, these two stalker-assassins were on a mission. Their goal? Assassinate a president.

Arthur Bremer set out to kill President Richard Nixon.

John Hinckley, Jr. tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan.

Both men failed. But their actions severely impacted many lives, and their behaviors were eerily similar.…

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Added by Susan Fleet on January 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

"I murdered my family"

Laura Stone-Mortimer, Thomas Mortimer IV, and their two young children lived with Laura's mother, Ellen Stone, in Winchester, MA, a suburb of Boston. The Stone women were very close. Laura's sister, Debra Stone, spoke by phone with Laura and her mother often, sometimes daily.

On Monday evening, June 14, 2010, Debra spoke with her sister and mother. But when she called Laura's cell phone the next day, to her surprise Thomas answered. "It's going to be a while before she can get back to…

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Added by Susan Fleet on October 12, 2012 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Hate + Guns = Dead People

I waited a while after the massacre in the Colorado movie theater to write a post about it. I thought things would die down. But the mass murders haven't stopped. Since that day (July 20, 2012) three more shootings happened in August. There will probably be more. Why?

Since the theater massacre, firearms sales are booming. During the first four days after the shooting, gun dealers in Colorado, submitted 3,647 requests for state background checks. And that's just…

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Added by Susan Fleet on September 15, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments

You're the One That I Want!

The title song of Olivia Newton-John's album Physical was the #1 hit on the billboard charts in 1981.

But that brought her little comfort. Two deadly stalkers were after her.

One killed a dog and sent its teeth to another celebrity.

In 1978 Olivia had starred with John Travolta in the blockbuster hit movie, Grease. Two songs from the film became huge hits: Hopelessly Devoted To You, and You're The One That I Want.

Ralph Nau decided Olivia was the one that he…

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Added by Susan Fleet on September 5, 2012 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Guardian angel or serial killer?

In 1984 Kristen Strickland enrolled in Bridgewater (MA) State College as a pre-med major. Bright and attractive, she never lacked for boyfriends. In 1986 she met Glenn Gilbert and transferred to a college in western Massachusetts to be closer to him. They married in 1988. Later that year, Kristen earned a nursing diploma from Greenfield Community College.

 

In March 1989 she got a job at the Leeds Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Massachusetts. Her co-workers were impressed…

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Added by Susan Fleet on July 7, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Hard-luck Belle or diabolical killer?

Belle wasn't the prettiest woman around, but she attracted plenty of men. A hard-working hog farmer, she weighed 250 pounds. She married four times and bore several children, but suffered a series of tragedies. Her neighbors in La Porte, Indiana, felt sorry for her. How much heartbreak could one woman endure?…

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Added by Susan Fleet on April 3, 2012 at 2:42pm — No Comments

But I Loved him ...

Dawnette Knight was obsessed with Michael Douglas. She claims to have met the actor in 2002 at a party in Florida. She knew Douglas was married to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, and she didn't like it. Zeta-Jones, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in  2003 for her role in "Chicago," became her hated enemy.

Between January 2003 and May 2004, Knight sent 19 threatening letters to Zeta-Jones describing what would happen to her. One said: "We are going to slice her up like meat…

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Added by Susan Fleet on March 10, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments

Super Bowl Pooper Bowl!

Get ready for a rant from NOPD Homicide Detective Frank Renzi on why all the Super Bowl hype totally ticks him off. Are you ready for the stupid-stats?

  • 47.6 percent of all households in the U.S. tuned in to the game
  • 11 million slices of Domino's pizza sold to viewers
  • $10.8 million dollars spent on beer for the game

RENZI'S…

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Added by Susan Fleet on February 9, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments

Re: New Orleans thriller priced at 99 cents for the month of August!

ABSOLUTION a New Orleans thriller by Susan Fleet: A twisted killer preys on young women in New Orleans, where everyone has something to hide. Some of the darkest secrets reside in a parish church. NOPD Detective Frank Renzi must battle racial tensions and religious controversy to stop the killer before he murders another woman and delivers his…

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Added by Susan Fleet on August 4, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

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