|Seattle News Bites!
June 12, 2001
In today's edition, we're going to focus on KOMO TV's 11 AM broadcast. Just take a look at what they missed!
Philippine officials had announced this morning the discovery of two torsos, which they beleive are Filipino not American, in the area where the rebels said the head could be found.
But according to the US State Department, it was only one torso.
Filipino authorities are still searching the area in an attempt to find the reported head, but so far no luck.
Relatives of the Corona, California man, Mr. Soberto, are concerned about his safety, but hopeful he is still alive.
What do the rebels want? An independent state in the southern Philippines.
A website and a student newspaper both want them released so they can conduct inquiries into what really caused his death.
Theresa Earnhardt doesn't want them withheld because it would cause further pain for the family and doesn't want kids viewing them over the internet.
While the website wants them posted over the internet for all to see, the University of Florida student newspaper only wants them released so they can show them to experts in order to investigate the exact cause of his death and to resolve questions surrounding NASCAR's contention that the seatbelt had broken.
We realize that there may be no "northwest connection" with these two stories, but COME ON, they are most certainly more important than soap operas or J-Lo!
And we're pretty sure that if any of the American hostages in the Philippines were from the Northwest, it would be getting coverage.
Bottom-line: there are important stories outside the NW!