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Re: “David Riggs' cons lacked artistry but never daring

Flying without filing a flight plan is not illegal, I know the media loves to jump on that every time there is a crash of any sort, but the fact of the matter in most GA cases, it's not illegal.
It's not the smartest thing, but it's not illegal.
Not having insurance on an airplane is not smart, and also not necessarily illegal as well. I bring this up since it was stated on page 6 as if it was illegal.

Posted by Scooter Pie on 04/02/2014 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Johnson County's Ed Peterson wants to unseat Ed Eilert

Two sides of the same coin. The JO is a joke. JOCO needs outsourcing or privatization with respect to regional transit initiatives. Google is a carrot with a stick. JOCO needs to be a distillery of municipal public wifi along the lines of Ponca City, OK. JOCO Parks and Rec is a wreck. Trampling City park resources for the benefit of a few greedy youth sports clubs. Libraries are the hidden gem in JOCO. Current plans are absurd- need to upgrade, leverage, and position for paperless models. Eihlert's retail cash cow is declining. Peterson's plan to shift burden to City coffers is tyrannical. The current Board is overly obsessed with revenue. KC Pumpkin Farm is a perfect example of this myopic groupthink where the valid objections of every neighbor was ignored in pursuit of a "circus carnival". Funny how Ed Peterson fell asleep (twice) during that public hearing. Eihlert's quixotical pursuit of economic development is impotent. Pedestrian and Bicycle Friendly Sidewalks, Climate Protection, Public WiFi, Common Spence Zoning, Transportation Reform, Landfill and Recycling Reform, Judicial Reform, Realistic Meetings (after normal business hours) all need to be on the dashboard. Simply put: County consolidation initiatives and City collaboration engagement should be the overarching Vision of the Chairman Leadership. This is our Johnson County. Not the political parties, not the Chamber of Commerce, not some organization or affiliation religious or otherwise. It is ours. There is a lot to be learned through active engagement in the community. Leadership needs to plug into the citizens, at the neighborhood level, and focus on core strengths before expanding their scope of influence. These opinions are my own.
Robert Roberge Jr.
Neighborhood Activist
Prairie Village, Kansas

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Posted by Robert Roberge Jr. on 04/02/2014 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Fifty years ago this week, Continental Flight 11 fell out of the sky over Unionville

The information on the Putnam County historical society is wrong. The one listed with the "Foundry School Museum is in New York. Google "Putnam County Missouri Historical Society". That site has an article on the crash.

Posted by Bill Wayman on 03/31/2014 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Fifty years ago this week, Continental Flight 11 fell out of the sky over Unionville

I remember this. I was at the drive in and watching a movie. The sky was clear but we heard a loud noise and though it was thunder and we could see the sky light up, at that time we didn't know it was a plane that had crashed, but on the news the next day we heard about the crash.

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Posted by Joy Lynn Neely on 03/30/2014 at 5:31 AM

Re: “Call Him "Crazy"

interesting article. im surprised that joe jr and jason had a brother, more surprised to hear joe jr helping his brother. joe jr and jason were nothing but bullies in high school whom had to attack as a pack even using a brick on one occasion. when i see joe jr with his kids i wonder how he would feel if someone acted towards his kids the way he did others???

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Posted by guy who was taught to take joe and jason ulbergs bullying on 03/30/2014 at 3:47 AM

Re: “David Riggs' cons lacked artistry but never daring

I remember him,.. and I had very short dealings with him myself,..
there wasn't something right with him, and I got as far away as fast as I could when I just knew he was up to something,.. even if I couldn't figure out what it was at the time

Posted by Stephen Hicks on 03/29/2014 at 1:52 PM

Re: “David Riggs' cons lacked artistry but never daring

My book, Hollyoood GRifter" by Ronald Roberts is available at Kindle for $8.49 or as a paperback at Amazon.com - RR

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Posted by Ronald Roberts on 03/28/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Melissa Stevens – heir to the Patricia Stevens Modeling School – refuses to be forgotten

Good for you Melissa. I wish you well! I attended Patricia Stevens in Vancouver BC in the early 70's. An early reflection on one of my classes: although Mom may have the ability to teach you the good manners and etiquette of a lady, you may, perhaps, not want to listen to Mom. So very true. As a youth, I idolized the teachers. Patricia Stevens offered this finishing training to aid you throughout your life. Everything I still practice today was put in place during my time at Pat Stevens.

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Posted by Terri McCarthy on 03/27/2014 at 5:34 PM

Re: “That new new Westport: A party district grows up

Get better parking? It's in the middle of the city and there is street parking and a multi-tiered parking garage. If you want better parking move to Phoenix. Density makes for a better urban community.

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Posted by Les Stitt on 03/27/2014 at 5:00 PM

Re: “David Riggs' cons lacked artistry but never daring

Ok.

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Posted by LL Bean on 03/27/2014 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Fifty years ago this week, Continental Flight 11 fell out of the sky over Unionville

I was born 7 years after this, but Mom talked about it and how awful it was to see the carnage, I don't think that anyone who lived in or around Unionville at that time will ever forget what happened. I am so proud that Mr. Crawford helped bring closure to these families by reaching out to someone who wanted to know more. Coach has been an incredible part of the Putnam County community.

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Posted by Vicky Martin on 03/27/2014 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Mark Woodworth's two murder convictions were overturned, but Missouri wants to try him a third time

I am convinced that he is guilty, first he denied he had ever touched that casing box, only AFTER been told that his finger print was found on the box that he changed his story, 'oh yes, i have touched the box, 10 days before the murder.' ... then you have the gun of the same caliber that matched the bullet removed from the surviving victim. 2 and 2 is 4.

The other suspect, 16 year old boy, cant drive, didnt have a car, lived 90 miles away. ... Yeah, that's a straw to grab in defense. 

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Posted by Xiaomin Feador on 03/27/2014 at 4:20 AM

Re: “Mark Woodworth's two murder convictions were overturned, but Missouri wants to try him a third time

I totally understand the good intention purpose of the American justice system, "Innocent until prove guilty", to protect American citizens from government's persecution.

The sad ugly reality is that such goodwill ideas unintentionally created countless loopholes in the system. To make the matters worse, more often than not these loopholes are being exploited only by criminals and their scum defense lawyers, like that jerk jose-fucking-bs, who went that low as to throwing a 3yr-old murdered child into the pool, THREE years after the murder, this scum "lawyer" had the audacity to announce it in the trial: Caylee drowned. Again, common sense can tell you Caylee didnt drown, because nobody would make "an innocent accident" into anything BUT, nobody would sit in jail for 3 years over "an innocent accident" just to bet their life on a murder trial. It took the scums 3 years because they had to wait for the evidences to emerge, then they concoct a defense "theory" to fit the evidences on the fly.

In the trials, while the burden of prove rested on the prosecution is set sky high, yet the defense teams are given the power and freedom to throw all kinds of shit on the wall (not bothering to offer any evidence to support their "theory" or claims), just to see some shit might stick, in the name of "creating reasonable doubt". And all they need is ONE dumbass of a jury of 12 to buy that shit, NOT GUILTY.

And the jury (of 12 street jons and jans) is put on a pedestal where their decision is considered as no less than the equivalent of God's word, they answer to no one. In many trails, jurors were reported dozing through testimonies, especially the forensic part, with its high technical theories, jargon, analysis, usually put laymen into a zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zone ... then waking up with a blank look, "Are we there yet?" 

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Posted by Xiaomin Feador on 03/27/2014 at 4:14 AM

Re: “Mark Woodworth's two murder convictions were overturned, but Missouri wants to try him a third time

A not guilty verdict doesnt necessarily prove innocence. Many criminals get away with murder over technicality.

Such as Micheal Peterson murder case. He was convicted in 2003, the verdict was overturned in 2011 and granted a new trial, because the prosecution's key CSI witness was reported of misconduct. Anybody with one ounce of common sense can see his guilt.

He claimed that his wife fell downstairs, she was found covered in blood, the blood was found so high up on the wall, that while trying to exam the blood spat pattern, one of the so called experts had to stand on a stood just to level his eyes with the blood stains on the wall. Now that must have been one hell of a roller coaster ride while she slipped from few steps on the stairwell. Then the autopsy report showed 7 lacerations on the dead woman's head, so deep that the medical examiner says the skin on the skull could be flapped over.

That's not the end of the story. Before the Deaver (the prosecution CSI witness) scandal broke out, the defense lawyers were so desperate after failing every appeal, they came up with another "theory" to explain all that blood and the 7 lacerations, "The Owl Theory". Seeing that the "fall theory" failed to sell, they claim that she was attacked by an owl or owls, run into the house, fell down the stairs. All this supposedly have happened in the middle of a December night (in North Carolina), while he was out in the backyard, doing god knows what.

I wish his scum defense lawyers good luck in selling this load of crap in his new trial. 

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Posted by Xiaomin Feador on 03/27/2014 at 4:13 AM

Re: “David Riggs' cons lacked artistry but never daring

A few additional and corrected facts:

The plane that Riggs was flying when he crashed and killed himself along with his passenger, a 19 year-old, innocent girl, in China was a Lancair 360 NOT a Lancair 320.

Tony Tiscareno (friend and conspiratorial cohort of Riggs) dismissed his case against Bass for the second time last year. The first dismissal was in 2012; amazingly 8 days prior to the start of the first trial. Tiscareno went on to lose what was left of his bogus, federal copyright infringement lawsuit in February of this year and now finds himself facing tens of thousands of dollars in court-ordered sanctions, a lien on his home and motions for him to pay defendant's legal fees for his frivolous and ill-fated filing.

Riggs never "worked" on the concept of Fast Glass with Bass. Riggs attempted, unsuccessfully, to steal both the concept and the film itself. Bass was the sole creator, writer and director of the film, Fast Glass.

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Posted by Avidwiz on 03/26/2014 at 5:08 PM

Re: “David Riggs' cons lacked artistry but never daring

Great reporting! Are you going to do the screenplay for this, too??

Devin Greaney
Memphis TN

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Posted by Devin Greaney on 03/26/2014 at 4:45 PM

Re: “David Riggs' cons lacked artistry but never daring

he looks like a con man, its stamped on his forehead !

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Posted by Crazy Clown on 03/26/2014 at 1:45 PM

Re: “That new new Westport: A party district grows up

Makes me laugh to hear people call others racist for "keeping it real". Ha ha ha! Clean up your act, clean up your hood, clean up your culture!

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Posted by Charles Nelson Really on 03/26/2014 at 6:49 AM

Re: “That new new Westport: A party district grows up

Let's get some better parking there.

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Posted by no spots on 03/25/2014 at 3:21 PM

Re: “That new new Westport: A party district grows up

I remember getting threatened by a group of Mexicans at Buzzard Beach for walking too close to the pool table while they were playing. That was in the early 00s and ive never been back.

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Posted by cmcmc on 03/25/2014 at 10:53 AM

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