|Seattle News Bites!
June 19, 2001
Watching our various local news broadcasts today up to 7 PM, we couldn't help but notice how many stories were either missed or placed way towards the bottom!
Just take a look at these missed or low priority--mostly missed--stories and see whether you can find a reason why:
Mr. Burnett faces up to 3 years in prison, which we believe is too little for a crime this inhuman.
This comes on the heals of a $1 billion dollar lawsuit in Florida against Firestone for it's role in the crashes.
Garza's lawyers had appealed to the US Supreme Court claiming that International Rights were violated during his sentencing when jurors heard about four other murders committed in Mexico, but ones for which he was never convicted. In addition, his lawyers had claimed that his civil rights were violated because he is a minority. Both claims were denied and the execution took place. Mr. Garza's family had even submitted a videotape asking for clemency.
Etan, who was 6 at the time of his disappearance has been missing since May 1979--22 years!! The search for Etan was one of the most intensive in history and his case is credited with sparking the national missing child movement.
His parents have long believed that their son was murdered by a man who is currently serving time on an unrelated crime, child molestation. By having their son declared legally deceased, the parents will be able to file a wrongful death suit against his alleged murderer.
Commentary: We just can't understand how Timothy McVeigh can get the death penalty for killing 168, while a terrorist who killed over 200 does not. Who is the more dangerous? Who deserves to die more? We think the answer is clear: the terrorist!
Chandra, who interned for US Congressman Gary Condit, has been missing for 7 weeks!
So far, no ransom request has been received, no trace of her has been found, no one knows whether she's been kidnapped or murdered, no money has been withdrawn from her bank account, and the FBI is still investigating.
Her mother, Susan has recently come forward claiming that Chandra told her she was having a relationship with the Congressman; something the Congressman says is untrue.
And in the latest development, her father, Robert, said he had called a number which appeared several times on her phone records; a number which turned out to be the Congressman's pager. The Congressman reportedly called him back after 5 minutes, during which time the two had an awkward conversation.
Rumors are circulating that the Congressman may somehow involved, although no evidence has been released showing this, and the Congressman himself has denied both having an affair with Chandra and being involved in her disappearance.
Many are wondering why the Congressman has been relatively silent, not speaking-out more in public about her disappearance, especially given the rumors around their possibly having an affair.
We're almost 100% positive that if Chandra was from the Northwest, or if she interned for a Washington State Congressman, the story would be receiving a great deal of coverage!
Just another example of how our local news is out-of-touch with what happens in the world!