Missing Missouri Teens Found Safe in Iowa

Monday, October 27, 2008 
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Two Missouri teenagers who disappeared during a football game nine days ago have been found safe in Iowa.

Christina “Paige” Alley, 14, and Levi Carlson, 16, were found Sunday under a highway bridge in Council Bluffs, Iowa, MyFOXKC.com reports.

“They were living on the streets in Omaha, Neb., and Council Bluffs, Iowa,” Paige’s father, Jeff Alley, told the station. “They had some help from some transient people.”

The teens vanished during a football game on Oct. 17 in Lathrop, Mo. Alley performed in the band at the game’s

The teens vanished during a football game on Oct. 17 in Lathrop, Mo. Alley performed in the band at the game’s halftime show and then got permission to leave.

When the pair didn’t come home at all that night, Alley’s parents called police. Carlson was originally identified as a victim, but police later named him a suspect, according to MyFOXKC.com.

The Alleys were reunited with their daughter on Sunday night.

“To put our arms around her was just amazing,” Jeff Alley said. “I can’t even describe it. It was just wonderful.

For the full story see  MyFOXKC.com

UPDATE: Anne Pressly – Arkansas TV anchor dies days after attack

SATURDAY, October 25, 2008

(CNN) — CNN affiliate KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas, said Saturday evening that its morning anchorwoman, Anne Pressly, died. She was 26 years old.

Pressly was found beaten early Monday at her home. She was hospitalized and sedated.

Pressly’s parents released a statement saying they were “with her in her last moments.” They also asked for “the privacy we need at this very difficult time,” KATV reported.

Police said Pressly was apparently not targeted but was attacked during the course of a burglary. Her purse was missing.

Pressly was beaten around the head, face and neck. She had been unable to communicate with her family or police while sedated in the intensive care unit.

The anchor’s death came only a day after a doctor said he was encouraged by her recovery.

Dr. Clifton R. Johnson said Friday that swelling in Pressly’s brain had gone down since she was hospitalized and that doctors had slowly been reducing her sedative dosages.

Police have yet to identify a suspect, though detectives have combed the area around Pressly’s home in the Heights neighborhood, a mix of bungalows and mansions near the Little Rock Country Club.

News reports have said detectives found evidence that Pressly’s credit card was used Monday at a gas station a few miles from her home.

Pressly had a brief role as a TV commentator in Oliver Stone’s film “W.,” released in theaters this month.

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Tomb of Real ‘Gladiator’ Found in Rome

Friday, October 17, 2008

Italian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of the ancient Roman hero said to have inspired the character played by Russell Crowe in the film “Gladiator.” 

Daniela Rossi, an archaeologist based in Rome, said the discovery of the monumental marble tomb of Marcus Nonius Macrinus, including a large inscription bearing his name, was “an exceptional find.”

She said it was “the most important ancient Roman monument to come to light for twenty or thirty years.”

The tomb is on the banks of the Tiber near the via Flaminia, north of Rome. Cristiano Ranieri, who led the archeological team at the site, said the tomb had long ago collapsed into the mud but its columns, roof and decorations were intact. Some parts of the tomb had slipped into the river, but had been recovered.

Marcus Nonius Macrinus, born in Brescia in northern Italy, was a general and consul who led military campaigns for Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor from 161 AD to 180 AD.

He became part of the Emperor’s inner circle and one of his favorites, serving as proconsul in Asia.

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Madonna and Guy Ritchie Getting Divorced

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 

 

 

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LONDON  —  Madonna and Guy Ritchie confirmed this afternoon they will divorce. The singer’s spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg said the couple had agreed to separate. In a short statement — co-signed by Guy’s representative — Rosenberg added the couple had not agreed a settlement.

It read: “Madonna and Guy Ritchie have agreed to divorce after seven-and-a-half years of marriage, their representatives confirmed today.

“They have both requested that the media maintain respect for their family at this difficult time.”

The couple went public with their split because they “can’t bear to live with the pretence any longer.”

They have had a string of shouting matches about the amount of time each devotes to their careers, and over Madonna’s desire to adopt another child.

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A highly-placed source told The Sun: “It’s very sad. They were a great couple and brilliant parents. They just couldn’t live together any more.”

Pals say Madonna, 50, initially wanted to wait until next year to announce their separation — after her Sticky and Sweet global tour is finished.

But now she and British movie director Guy, 40, want a divorce finalized before Christmas — which would have seen the eighth anniversary of their fairytale wedding in a Scottish castle.

The source said: “Despite huge attempts to patch things up they both knew deep down that divorce was on the cards.”

“It wasn’t a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when.’ They tried hard over the last few months but their fighting was getting out of control.”

“The final straw came before Madonna started her US tour.”

“Madonna wanted a highly stage-managed separation, with their split being announced when it was convenient for her.

“She didn’t want the distraction while she is trying to concentrate on her tour.”

“But a series of fights around Guy’s 40th birthday last month were so bad that Madge ended up storming out of the house and Guy’s had enough.”

“Madonna was dithering at first about whether a separation would be best or whether to go ahead with the divorce.

“She has now agreed with Guy that a divorce is the best thing to do.”

Ritchie has flown back from France, postponing filming of his new movie “Sherlock Holmes,” to break the news to his parents.

This week he will take his possessions from the couple’s London home, which Madonna owns, and move into their Wiltshire home, which he owns.

According to the Times of London, rumors of problems in the marraige have dogged the couple for about a year. In July, the wife of New York Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez filed for divorce from her husband, claiming Madonna was to blame for the collapse of their marriage.

Madonna has denied any relationship with Rodriguez.

Click here to read the full report from The Sun.