December 9, 2011
BRUCE A. BRENNAN BLOG FROM THE WORLD AND MY MIND
The news as I see it and the views as I want them.
December 9 is … National Pastry Day
Have a spudnut on me or perhaps on Albert Pujols.
Albert Pujols, the 32 year-old superstar 1st baseman is leaving St. Louis for the land of fruits and nuts. The Angels of somewhere in California will pay the three-time NL MVP between $250 million and $260 million for 10 years. The contract includes a full no-trade clause. I should never have quit baseball in high school.
The New York Serial Killer case is uncovering quite a bit of evidence but police have not said they have any suspects or persons of interest they are looking at. Clothing and other items belonging to a missing New Jersey prostitute whose disappearance helped spark an investigation into a possible serial killing spree on New York's Long Island have been recovered near where the woman was last seen 18 months ago, police said Wednesday.
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said officers have not found any remains of 24-year-old Shannan Gilbert, who they think drowned, but said the search would resume on Thursday.
"If it wasn't for Shannan Gilbert's disappearance we may never have found the remains of the other victims," Dormer told reporters at a news conference. Police were looking for the Jersey City, N.J., woman last December when they stumbled upon what would eventually become 10 sets of human remains in the underbrush along a beach highway on a barrier island south of Long Island. Dormer and other police officials said they do not believe the deaths of the 10 people, mostly women linked to the sex trade, and Gilbert's disappearance are related.
Detectives on Tuesday and Wednesday found the woman's pocketbook with a photo ID inside, her jeans and shoes, as well as a cell phone they believe she owned. They think she drowned after becoming upset for an unexplained reason. "It's very easy to get engulfed with water, muck, and fall down and not be able to get out of there," Dormer said. "We surmise that's what happened to Shannan and she's in there some place and we're going to do everything we can to find her."
I listen to WGN Radio quite often. For the last couple of years, Garry Meier has been doing a radio show on WGN in the afternoon. Last night, Steve King and Johnnie Putman, a husband and wife team that has been on WGN for over 25 years, did their last show. This morning, starting at 5:30 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier began as host for the morning show on WGN Radio. This is not your parents WGN anymore.
Just a couple of thoughts I had and you should too or at least think about.
BRUCE A. BRENNAN
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A Revengeful Mix of Short Fiction