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Derek Redmond started his career at the tender age of 7 when he became a member of the Milton Keynes Athletic Club. He quickly rose to local prominence as County Champion and record holder in the 400m sprint.

Among his successes, Derek:

  • – Was European junior finalist, top GB competitor 1984
  • – Broke the British record in the 400m for the first time 1985 in a time of 44.82 seconds beating the 10-year-old mark set by David Jenkins. Then in 1987 reclaiming the record from Roger Black in 44.5 seconds
  • – Held the record until it was broken in 1992 by just 0.03 100’s of a second
  • – Was Commonwealth & European Champion in 4x400m Relay in 1986
  • – Was a World silver medallist in 1987
  • – Was a World Gold Medallist in the 4x400m Relay in 1991, setting yet another British European and Commonwealth record and also running the second fastest time ever recorded for the 4x400m

Derek Redmond’s achievements are all the more remarkable because his Olympic career was dogged by serious injury. In fact, no less than 13 operations on his Achilles tendons and knees forced him to pull out of many major competitions. He is regarded in sporting circles as an extraordinary talent who was never given the opportunity to show what he was really capable of.

Derek, along with his father, will be forever remembered for the semi-finals of the Olympic Games in Barcelona, where he hobbled the last 250 metres, after a serious hamstring injury struck mid-race. The inspirational footage has been seen around the world and has become synonymous with the ideals of good sportsmanship and determination.

Away from the athletics track, Derek has played basketball for England and professionally for Birmingham Bullets. He has coached and advised international athletes at Birchfield Harriers and has played competitive rugby union for Coventry RFC, Stow RFC, playing alongside the likes of Will Carling, Brian Moore, Rory Underwood and Gavin Hastings in a number of highly publicised invitational games.

Derek has been a regular on television and radio, including commentating for Eurosport and making appearances on programmes as diverse as Noel’s House Party, Celebrity Gladiators and Equinox. He also presented a prime time basketball show for ITV. Derek has worked with UK Athletics as Director of Development for Sprints and Hurdles. His role involved identifying talented young athletes, inspiring them to commit to their discipline and providing them with the necessary facilities and support structure to enable them to progress from school level to junior international.

Derek draws on his vast experiences as an international sportsman to provide a fascinating and inspirational platform for his motivational speeches. In telling his story, Derek takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, but also explains the secrets of his success, both as an individual and within a team.

from:  http://www.derekredmond.com/profile.asp

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Derek Redmond was born on September 3rd, 1965 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Redmond

September 3rd, 1965

9 + 3 +1+9+6+5 = 33 = his life lesson = Bighearted.  Red badge of courage.

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08:00 AEST              Wednesday June 27, 2012

A kite surfer in Florida has made the most of the wild weather whipped up by tropical storm Debby, using the big surf and strong winds to jump over a pier.

The surfer, who has been identified as Billy Parker by YouTube users, cleared the pier at Reddington Beach on June 24.

Debby, which has been raking the coast with strong winds and rains since the weekend, is on a path to sweep across north-central Florida as it heads eastward to the Atlantic Ocean, where it is expected by Friday.

The daredevil approached the pier a number of times before soaring over the massive structure.

The man who filmed the jump can be heard speaking to other onlookers who speculate as to whether he would attempt the dangerous jump.

“If the wind changes direction he could be in big trouble,” a man comments.

Another woman said “he is crazy” as the surfer launches into the air.

The spectators collectively gasped in awe as the thrill seeker let the wind take him into the air and over the pier.

“He’s obviously a professional,” the man filming comments as the video ends.

story from and 33 second video at:  http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8490219

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Billy Parker

9  7    1    5       22

 

his soul number = 22 = Foolish.  Lucky.

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Thursday  June 28, 2012

The wind and water that lashed Tampa Bay while Tropical Storm Debby brooded over the Gulf Coast began to relent Wednesday, easing off a region struggling to reclaim its workaday routine. Electricity was restored to thousands and roads reopened to eager commuters, but corpses were also found floating in waterways swollen by days of rain.

An Indian Rocks Beach man who drowned in shallow floodwater near his home Sunday was confirmed as the first area fatality caused by Debby, and the third in Florida. In Largo and New Port Richey, police retrieved two other bodies from the water. Authorities did not suspect foul play in either case, but could not yet say whether the deaths were storm-related.

The grisly discoveries underscored the dangers that persist in flooded areas, particularly southwest Pasco County. While officials lifted a mandatory evacuation order for about 7,000 homes and businesses there Wednesday, several roads remain submerged.

Early in the day, emergency crews evacuated more than two dozen residents at the Suncoast Gateway Mobile Village in Port Richey, where the power was shut off because floodwaters were lapping over electrical boxes. It could be days before it is safe for those residents to return.

Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said some of the houses along Elfers Parkway — where a body was discovered along the Anclote River — are in deep, fast-moving water.

“Don’t take anything for granted,” Nocco said. “We don’t want anybody harmed, we don’t want anybody killed because of the situation.”

The storm ground eastward across Florida on Tuesday and early Wednesday, weakening as it went. The National Hurricane Center downgraded Debby, first to a tropical depression and then to a post-tropical cyclone Wednesday evening as the blob of weather pushed out to sea.

At 5 p.m., the hurricane center released its last update on the storm that had baffled and befuddled the state for days.

Along the way, it brought more than 10 inches of rain to northern parts of the state, after dousing the Tampa Bay area with as much as 15 inches in some places earlier in the week.

In the Panhandle, some people were using boats to retrieve valuables from their homes. Wakulla County Commission Chairman Alan Brock said residents can’t remember flooding ever being this bad.

“It’s pretty heartbreaking. It’s people who have built on hills and never expected water and because of that don’t have flood insurance and now their homes are destroyed,” Brock said.

As the landscape left behind by Debby came into focus, not all the news was bad. Light rain and persistent flooding could still be a problem in parts of Tampa Bay in the coming days. But by and large, the region will have a chance to dry out.

“The worst is over,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Anthony Reynes.

There’s a less than 20 percent chance for rain over the weekend, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez. Forecasters said returning sun should bring high temperatures more typical of June.

“This weekend’s going to be a lot different than last weekend,” Marquez said.

As the weather improved, utility workers gained ground on the tens of thousands of homes and businesses where the storm knocked out the lights. TECO had whittled the number of power outages in its service area down to 63 Wednesday morning, from 2,000 Tuesday and 20,000 Sunday.

Progress Energy reported 1,300 customers without power Wednesday morning in Pinellas, down from 7,700 Tuesday. In Pasco, however, 2,700 remained without power. Progress spokesman Rob Sumner said workers had not been able to do many repairs in that area due to the floods.

“We have to make sure that it’s safe to go in,” he said. “We just ask for people’s understanding on this.”

The decrease in local outages mirrored a statewide decline. On Tuesday, the Florida Division of Emergency Management reported about 37,000 customers without power in 47 counties. On Wednesday morning, that number was reduced to 11,951 customers across 39 counties.

Major roadways reopened. The Sunshine Skyway opened for traffic early Wednesday after Tropical Storm Debby’s fierce gusts closed the bridge for three days, the longest shutdown in the history of the bridge. Since Sunday, the more than 50,000 motorists who typically cross the bridge daily were forced to make a tedious detour on Interstate 75.

In Tampa, Bayshore Boulevard reopened, after city workers labored well past midnight to clear the road of mud, seaweed, debris and driftwood. Bus routes in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties returned to their normal schedules, transit officials said.

As the roads and power lines ravaged by the past days’ weather were successfully repaired, Tropical Storm Debby’s human cost became more evident.

An autopsy Wednesday confirmed the first death in the Tampa Bay area related to the storm.

A neighbor found Armando Perez, 71, floating face-down in floodwater outside his home at 1906 2nd St., in Indian Rocks Beach late Sunday afternoon. The Medical Examiner’s Office and Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said Perez had a heart attack, collapsed in the water and drowned. His death will be reported to the state as storm-related.

His family told detectives he was waiting outside for his son to pick him up because of the storm. At its deepest, the water around his house was knee-high.

Two other deaths in Florida have so far been attributed to Debby. A 32-year-old Highlands County woman was killed by a tornado, and a man drowned after his canoe capsized on Lake Dorr, in Ocala National Forest.

The storm might have also claimed more victims here.

In New Port Richey, Pasco sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a man whose body washed up Wednesday morning in a flooded area along the Anclote River.

A caller reported the body about 11 a.m. near Elfers Parkway, a roadway submerged by flooding. Authorities would not release any information about the identity of the man, other than to say he was middle-aged and white. They have identified him but had not yet reached his next of kin.

There were no signs of foul play or trauma to the body, and at this point the death is not considered suspicious, said Doug Tobin, a spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives are waiting for the medical examiner to determine the cause of death.

In Largo, pedestrians discovered a homeless man’s body about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday floating in the Cross Bayou Canal, a storm-swollen channel of water that cuts behind the Pinellas Safe Harbor shelter.

The body was found near a bridge on 150th Avenue, just off 49th Street N. A preliminary examination of the body did not suggest foul play, and there were “no obvious signs of a struggle,” Largo police Lt. Mike Loux said.

He said it was not yet clear whether the death was storm-related. The body was taken to the medical examiner. Police identified him but were not releasing his name as they sought to notify his next of kin.

The man was carrying an identification issued by Safe Harbor, a shelter by the county jail that sits just south of where the body was discovered.

Angie Stone, who lives down the road, leaned on her fence watching the scene. She said flooding from Debby had been a problem in the neighborhood, with water rising into her daughter’s bedroom.

She said she often sees transients from Safe Harbor walking up and down her street.

“They’d be walking up and down here and they’d be coming through the cut sometimes,” Stone said.

Her young daughter was beside her, looking up the road toward the black, debris-laden canal. Police were loading the stranger’s body onto a gurney.

“He was probably trying to go home, Mama,” she said.

from:  http://www.tampabay.com/news/weather/hurricanes/debby-is-done-but-damage-and-death-left-behind-emerge/1237574

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Armando Perez

1941546 75958                 64

 

his path of destiny = 64 = Misfortune.

Ten of Swords Tarot card 

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10:50 PM           Friday June 29, 2012

A strong storm that moved across central Virginia Friday night is blamed for at least two death in our area and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.

The Albemarle County Police are reporting two storm related deaths. At approximately 9:30 pm on Friday night, emergency personnel responded to the 1800 block of Decca Lane for reports of a downed tree. John Porter, 64 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Then, at approximately 10:55 pm, emergency personnel responded to the 5900 block of Scottsville Road. Catherine Ford had gotten out of her vehicle in an attempt to get phone service, when a tree fell pinning her beneath it. Ford was pronounced dead the scene.

As of 9am, Dominion Virginia Power reports more than 116,000 customers in our region are in the dark. Rappahannock Electric Cooperative said about 46,500 of its customers are without power. An accurate number from Central Virginia Electric Cooperative is not currently available. With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees on Saturday, this is significant.

Officials have opened three cooling stations. Scottsville Rescue Squad located at 805 Irish Road will be opened from 12:00-7:00 pm. The Herman Key Recreation Center located at 800 East Market Street will be open from 10:00-6:00 pm. Burnley Moran Elementary School located at 1300 Long Street will be open with undetermined hours.

Officials also caution residents on the use of generators to make sure that they are properly ventilated to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Residents should use extreme caution when operating motor vehicles due to the number of downed trees and power lines.

Anyone that needs additional information concerning the cooling centers can call the information line at the Communication Center 434-979-4636. The info line will close tonight 9:30 and open again at 9:00 A.M. If you need emergency assistance please call 911.

It was a similar scene in Charlottesville. Fire Chief Charles Werner reports several trees into houses and at least one car, as well as trees blocking roads. No injuries were reported in Charlottesville.

Our media parter Nelson County Life reports power is out across Nelson County and there are numerous trees down.

from:  http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Severe_Thunderstorm_Hits_Central_Virginia_160919775.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Catherine Ford

3                     4 

 

how she lost her heart’s desire = CD = 34 = Catherine Ford had gotten out of her vehicle in an attempt to get phone service [cell phone].  Things happened really quickly.  Tree fell.

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http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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10:50 PM           Friday June 29, 2012

A strong storm that moved across central Virginia Friday night is blamed for at least two death in our area and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.

The Albemarle County Police are reporting two storm related deaths. At approximately 9:30 pm on Friday night, emergency personnel responded to the 1800 block of Decca Lane for reports of a downed tree. John Porter, 64 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Then, at approximately 10:55 pm, emergency personnel responded to the 5900 block of Scottsville Road. Catherine Ford had gotten out of her vehicle in an attempt to get phone service, when a tree fell pinning her beneath it. Ford was pronounced dead the scene.

As of 9am, Dominion Virginia Power reports more than 116,000 customers in our region are in the dark. Rappahannock Electric Cooperative said about 46,500 of its customers are without power. An accurate number from Central Virginia Electric Cooperative is not currently available. With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees on Saturday, this is significant.

Officials have opened three cooling stations. Scottsville Rescue Squad located at 805 Irish Road will be opened from 12:00-7:00 pm. The Herman Key Recreation Center located at 800 East Market Street will be open from 10:00-6:00 pm. Burnley Moran Elementary School located at 1300 Long Street will be open with undetermined hours.

Officials also caution residents on the use of generators to make sure that they are properly ventilated to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Residents should use extreme caution when operating motor vehicles due to the number of downed trees and power lines.

Anyone that needs additional information concerning the cooling centers can call the information line at the Communication Center 434-979-4636. The info line will close tonight 9:30 and open again at 9:00 A.M. If you need emergency assistance please call 911.

It was a similar scene in Charlottesville. Fire Chief Charles Werner reports several trees into houses and at least one car, as well as trees blocking roads. No injuries were reported in Charlottesville.

Our media parter Nelson County Life reports power is out across Nelson County and there are numerous trees down.

from:  http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Severe_Thunderstorm_Hits_Central_Virginia_160919775.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

John Porter

1685 769259               58

 

his path of destiny = 58 =  At approximately 9:30 pm on Friday night, emergency personnel responded to the 1800 block of Decca Lane for reports of a downed tree. John Porter, 64 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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June 30, 2012              9:40 am

An Edgewater man died late Friday night after a large tree fell on the vehicle he was driving. High winds and heavy rains were reported in the area at the time of the incident just before midnight.

Anne Arundel County Police said Kevin Alan O’Brien, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene.

O’Brien was reportedly driving a Ford Escape eastbound on Harwood Road, west of Richardson Road, when a large tree fell on the roadway. The tree landed on the front of the vehicle and trapped the three occupants, one of whom was able to exit on his own, according to a press release from police.

Anne Arundel County Fire Department and medic units responded to the scene. The two passengers, both from Davidsonville, were transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis for minor injuries.

Severe weather Friday night brought down trees and power lines across Anne Arundel County. The police said, there did not appear to be any driver or vehicle factors that contributed to this incident at this time.

The accident is under investigation by the Traffic Safety Section.

from:  http://edgewater.patch.com/articles/police-fatal-accident-appears-weather-related-1-dead-2-injured-car-crash-on-harwood-road

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Kevin O‘Brien

2         6

 

his primary challenge = KO = 26 = In the news.  Making headlines.

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http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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http://numerologybasics.com/

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8:27 PM              June 30, 2012

Alec Baldwin finally got a lesson in anger marriagement.

After years of public meltdowns, punching photographers and verbally abusing family members, the 54-year-old “30 Rock” star tied the knot Saturday evening with beautiful yoga teacher Hilaria Thomas, 28, in a traditional Catholic ceremony at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Nolita. Hilaria will be taking her hubby’s last name.

Guests, including Tina Fey, Lorne Michaels, Woody Allen, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and brothers Billy and Stephen, were texted details of the reception just hours before the nuptials.

None of the 200 guests received paper invitations to watch Baldwin and his bride walk down the aisle, where Father George Deas presided over the ceremony.

Thomas wore a silk magnolia trumpet gown by the designer Amsale, with cap sleeves and a keyhole back neckline with crystal buttons. Thomas’ mother and Baldwin’s daughter, Ireland Baldwin, also wore Amsale gowns.

Baldwin wore a tux by designer Tom Ford.

Cops started putting out barricades in front of the church on Friday, but it was not clear whether the fences were meant to keep paparazzi away from Baldwin — or keep his fists away from the shutterbugs.

Revelers, who were instructed not to buy presents, were invited to continue the party on the top floor of the Kimmel Center at NYU, Thomas and Baldwin’s alma mater. The center was decked out with dozens of white-rose arrangements and a equipped with a dance floor.

Cellphones were banned, and guests were expected to chow down on an organic wedding cake.

Baldwin’s 16-year-old daughter with ex-wife Kim Basinger, Ireland — whom the actor once infamously lambasted in a voice message as a “thoughtless little pig” — was tapped to play flower girl and walk down the aisle ahead of Thomas, her father’s second bride. Her dress was a slate silk chiffon gown with a strapless neckline and a pleated bodice.

“Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin [shared] the occasion with family and friends inside the Cathedral and Alec warmly receiving congratulations from well-wishing fans on his way into the service,” said spokesman Matthew Hiltzik.

On Friday night, the happy couple hosted a rehearsal dinner at Emporio, an Italian restaurant in Nolita, where 85 relatives and close friends enjoyed buffet-style Italian food and popped champagne.

Baldwin’s zen partner seemed to already be a mellowing influence. Instead of punching a lensman waiting to snap a photo outside the eatery, Alec planted a kiss on his soon-to-be-bride.

And yesterday afternoon, hours before he was to get hitched, Baldwin took to Twitter — his usual vehicle for assaults on Starbucks baristas, airline attendants and Post columnists — to quote lines of the Emily Dickinson love poem “ ’Twas a Long Parting.”

If Thomas had wedding-day jitters, she didn’t show it, sticking to her fitness regimen, including morning workout at a Physique 57 exercise studio.

On Thursday night, the former Latin dancer hosted 12 friends at a low-key, high-health bachelorette party at Souen, a Greenwich Village macrobiotic eatery that serves brown rice, green tea — and no booze.

The odd couple met last year at the raw-food restaurant Pure Food and Wine off Union Square where Thomas and Baldwin were dining separately.

Baldwin’s family has credited Thomas, co-owner of the Yoga Vida studio near Union Square, with changing the actor’s eating habits, helping him shed 30 pounds by cutting sugar and starch.

Baldwin proposed to the Mallorcan-born yogi in April.

“He took me out to Montauk, he said that was as close as he could get to Spain and my family . . . He got down on his knee, and then I don’t remember the rest because I started crying,” she said in a TV interview.

Thomas said she helped pick out her diamond engagement ring.

“With us, we talk about everything,” she said. “We don’t have secrets.”

Under wraps: After the ceremony, newlyweds Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas hopped into this awaiting Cadilac Escalade SUV, which had been covered by tents and umbrellas to foil photogs.

Under wraps: After the ceremony, newlyweds Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas hopped into this awaiting Cadilac Escalade SUV, which had been covered by tents and umbrellas to foil photogs.

from:  http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/baldwin_weds_yoga_gal_hilaria_thomas_OmrKWxtM05DPHO0nh9fiHK#ixzz1zKpAGE8j

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Hilaria Thomas

8931991 286411             62

 

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June 30, 2012

More than 2 million people are without power today in triple-digit heat after a ferocious storm pummeled the mid-Atlantic region.

The storm caused power outages from Indiana to New Jersey and was blamed for the deaths of at least nine people, including at least six in Virginia.

Among the deaths were two peopl in Springfield — a 90-year-old Virginia woman who was killed in her bed after a tree fell on her home, and Khiet Nguyen, 27, whose car was hit by a falling tree as he was driving, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“We have six confirmed fatalities, because of the storms last night, we have about a million customers without power, within Virginia and obviously we’re looking at extremely high temperatures today, and that’s our big concern,” Virginia Department of Emergency Management spokesman Bob Spieldenner said.

The storm raced across 12 states and brought tremendous downpours, lightning and wind gusts that topped 90 mph in some spots.

Spanning 700 miles, this long line of thunderstorms is called a “derecho.” “Derechos” plow everything in their path and are characterized by a long line of wind gusts of at least 60 mph.

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency after half a million residents were left without power. The state has set up cooling shelters for its residents.

Jimmy Gianato, the director of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department in West Virginia, urged residents to check on their neighbors with triple digit temperatures expected again today.

“Our greatest concern is the pending heat wave that’s to be here … with 102 degree temperatures. We’re looking at the contingencies we need to make tonight to make sure that we can take care of our citizens tomorrow,” he said Friday night.

Paul Howard, director of operations at the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said there are “in the neighborhood of 600,000 to 700,000 customers” without power in the state.

The storms left two-thirds of Ohio without power, and a state of emergency has been declared as stifling heat is in the forecast for today.

“We know the temperatures are going to climb,” said Tamara McBride of Ohio’s Emergency Management Agency. “So, recognizing that power outages are the factor at this point, we’re working with local communities to identify cooling shelters that either have back-up generators or areas that did not lose power.”

Nearly 300,000 residents were without power in the state.

Washington, D.C., also felt the brunt of the storm. After a day of intense heat, 400,000 people were reported to have lost power.

“We have more than half our system down,” Pepco spokeswoman Myra Oppel told The Associated Press. “This is definitely going to be a multi-day outage.”

Twenty states are under some kind of heat warning or advisory today, mostly from the Mid-Atlantic through the south and into parts of the Midwest.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/deadly-storms-kill-leave-million-power/story?id=16685102

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Khiet Nguyen

28952 573755               58

 

his path of destiny = 58 = Car hit by a falling tree.

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June 30, 2012

A 15-year-old gang member has been charged with killing a 1-year-old boy who was shot as the toddler lay in his father’s arms on a South Los Angeles street.

Donald Ray Dokins appeared in court Friday and a judge set his bail at $3 million, a day after he was charged with murder and attempted murder. He did not enter a plea and his arraignment was postponed until July 16.

Prosecutors contend Dokins rode up on a bicycle on June 4 and opened fire on a crowd standing outside a South Los Angeles home.

Angel Cortez Nava was fatally shot in the stomach as his father cradled him. The father, 24-year-old Mauro Cortez, was hit in the shoulder.

Authorities say the shooting was gang-related but Cortez wasn’t in a gang.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/la-boy-15-charged-shooting-killed-baby-16683486

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Donald Dokins

4                    1 

 

how he loses his heart’s desire = DS = 41 = Child mistreatment.

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June 20, 2012

Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who clung throughout his life to the belief that Israel should hang on to territory and never trust an Arab regime, has died. He was 96 years old.

Israeli media said he died at a nursing home in Herzliya Saturday, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement mourning Shamir’s death.

Shamir served as prime minister for seven years, from 1983-84 and 1986-92, leading his party to election victories twice, despite lacking much of the outward charm and charisma that characterizes many modern politicians.

Barely over five feet (1.52m) tall and built like a block of granite, Shamir projected an image of uncompromising solidity at a time when Palestinians rose up in the West Bank and Gaza, demanding an end to Israeli occupation.

Defeated in the 1992 election, he stepped down as head of the Likud party and watched from the sidelines as his successor, Yitzhak Rabin, negotiated interim land-for-peace agreements with the Palestinians.

The agreements, including Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s recognition of Israel, did nothing to ease his suspicion.

In a 1997 interview with the New York-based Jewish Post, he declared: “The Arabs will always dream to destroy us. I do not believe that they will recognize us as part of this region.”

He embraced the ideology of the Revisionists — that Israel is the sole owner of all of the biblical Holy Land, made up of Israel, the West Bank and Jordan.

The Labor movement, in power for Israel’s first three decades, agreed to a 1947 U.N.-proposed partition plan to allow the creation of the Jewish state alongside a Palestinian entity. To Shamir and other Revisionists, that was tantamount to treason.

In later years, asked his view of territorial compromise for peace, Shamir said often that Israel had already given up 80 percent of the Land of Israel — a reference to Jordan.

Born Yitzhak Jazernicki in Poland in 1915, he moved to pre-state Palestine in 1935. He joined Lehi, the most hardline of three Jewish movements resisting British mandatory authorities, taking over the Lehi leadership after the British killed its founder.

Captured twice, he escaped from two British detention camps and returned to resistance action. The second camp was in Djibouti, in Africa.

After Israel was founded in 1948, Shamir was in business for a few years before entering a career in Israel’s Mossad spy agency. In the mid-1960s he emerged to join the right-wing Herut party, which evolved into the present-day Likud.

Shamir succeeded Menahem Begin as prime minister in 1983 in the aftermath of Israel’s disastrous 1982 invasion of Lebanon.

His term was marked by the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation, and the 1991 Gulf war, when Iraq fired 39 Scud missiles at Israel.

During the Gulf war, Shamir went along with American demands not to retaliate for the Iraqi missile strikes. After the war, the United States stepped up pressure to start a Middle East process that could lead in only one direction — compromise with the Arabs.

Exasperated by Shamir’s stubborn refusal to go along with their plans for a regional settlement, then-U.S. Secretary of State James Baker once went on television, recited the switchboard number of the White House and told Shamir to call when he got serious about peace.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/israeli-media-israeli-prime-minister-yitzhak-shamir-died-16686183

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Yitzhak Shamir was born on October 15th, 1915 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yitzhak_Shamir

October 15th, 1915

10 + 15 +1+9+1+5 = 41 = his life lesson = Israel.

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abc gma sailors jt 120630 wblog Lost at Sea: Two Boaters Rescued After 9 Days on Raft

June 30, 2012                  10:59am

Two men spent more than a week adrift in the Gulf of Mexico, surviving on a small raft and rations after their barge sank during Tropical Storm Debby.

Gerald Chessher, 57, and Vance Bryan, 48, were moving cargo on a barge from Captiva Island in Florida to Cancun when they got caught in the storm.

“The rain was so tremendous. It was like a zillion marbles,” Chessher said in an exclusive interview on “Good Morning America.”

As waves crashed against their boat, it became clear the duo had a problem.

” We’ve lost power, our filters are clogged, our engines are running at less than half throttle and we have to abandon our load and find help because we are headed for the center of the Gulf of Mexico,” Bryan said.

The men evacuated to a raft, where they would spend the next nine days being “tossed around like rag dolls” while the U.S. Coast Guard searched for them.

When rescuers found their capsized barge, they feared the worst. Chessher’s mother began to plan her son’s funeral.

Meanwhile, the men fought to survive in the blistering heat.They rationed their water– just ten ounces a day– and ate fish they caught from the sea.

“We were dazed. We were extremely rattled. We had lost our whole flotilla, almost our lives, we was in a storm that wasn’t supposed to be there,” Bryan said.

On Thursday, the men were spotted by a Good Samaritan on a passing boat, which notified the U.S. Coast Guard.

”Our time was up. Thank god for those guys.  They come through,” Bryan said. “They did save our lives.”

story from and video at:  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/06/lost-at-sea-two-boaters-rescued-after-9-days-on-raft/

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Vance Bryan

4                5

 

how he loses his heart’s desire = VN = 45 = Things go horribly wrong.

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June 30, 2012                  10:59am

Two men spent more than a week adrift in the Gulf of Mexico, surviving on a small raft and rations after their barge sank during Tropical Storm Debby.

Gerald Chessher, 57, and Vance Bryan, 48, were moving cargo on a barge from Captiva Island in Florida to Cancun when they got caught in the storm.

“The rain was so tremendous. It was like a zillion marbles,” Chessher said in an exclusive interview on “Good Morning America.”

As waves crashed against their boat, it became clear the duo had a problem.

” We’ve lost power, our filters are clogged, our engines are running at less than half throttle and we have to abandon our load and find help because we are headed for the center of the Gulf of Mexico,” Bryan said.

The men evacuated to a raft, where they would spend the next nine days being “tossed around like rag dolls” while the U.S. Coast Guard searched for them.

When rescuers found their capsized barge, they feared the worst. Chessher’s mother began to plan her son’s funeral.

Meanwhile, the men fought to survive in the blistering heat.They rationed their water– just ten ounces a day– and ate fish they caught from the sea.

“We were dazed. We were extremely rattled. We had lost our whole flotilla, almost our lives, we was in a storm that wasn’t supposed to be there,” Bryan said.

On Thursday, the men were spotted by a Good Samaritan on a passing boat, which notified the U.S. Coast Guard.

”Our time was up. Thank god for those guys.  They come through,” Bryan said. “They did save our lives.”

story from and video at:  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/06/lost-at-sea-two-boaters-rescued-after-9-days-on-raft/

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Gerald Chessher

7          3 

 

his primary challenge = GC = 73 = Enduring hardship.  Toughing it out.

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 Taco Bell Hoax Gets Alaska Town Free Tacos

June 30, 2012                   12:44pm

Bethel, Alaska may not have a Taco Bell restaurant, but the town of 6,000 is getting the next best thing–free tacos.

Taco Bell heard of the residents’ disappointment after someone who put up fake advertisements earlier this month announcing the chain was opening a location in the town, which has no fast food restaurants.

Taco Bell executives found out about the hoax and decided to treat residents to 10,000 tacos, free of charge.

The ingredients for the fiesta on Sunday will be flown in from Anchorage and include 950 pounds of beef, 300 pounds of lettuce, 150 pounds of cheese, 500 pounds of sour cream and 300 pounds of tomatoes, the Associated Press reported.

“It’ll be a big event for our community,” Mayor Joe Klejka said.

The hoax, which was further perpetrated with a fake website and a phone number for people interested in jobs, disappointed the fast food-deprived town.

“I think it caused a stir of excitement.  We probably have a dozen mom-and-pop type restaurants. The only chain we have is Subway,” Bonnie Bradbury, administrative assistant at the Bethel Chamber of Commerce, said earlier.

Residents can get fast food only a few times a year, when they place their McDonald’s order for charity and have it delivered.

The closest Taco Bell to Bethel, is 400 miles away in Anchorage.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/06/taco-bell-hoax-gets-alaska-town-free-tacos/

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Joe Klejka

165 235121              26

 

his path of destiny = 26 = In the news.  Making headlines.

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abc naked carjacker4 jt 120630 wblog Naked Arizona Man Goes on Carjacking Spree

June 30, 2012               1:19pm

Police in Scottsdale, Ariz., are trying to figure out what caused a 45-year-old man to go on a naked carjacking spree that left seven people injured, caused several crashes and shut down nearby roads.

Around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, the suspect, John Brigham, was involved into a three-car crash, police said. After Brigham got out of his car, witnesses said he began engaging in bizarre behavior.

He took off all of this clothes, with the exception of his socks and was “yelling and chanting,” witnesses told police. Brigham jumped onto the roof of another car before carjacking a woman in a blue Prius, leaving the scene of the first accident.

A short time later, investigators said, Brigham allegedly caused a second crash involving five cars.

The wife of a man involved in the crash said Brigham was undeterred and tried to carjack other vehicles, despite the fact he had been ejected from the Prius at impact.

“He got out naked running all over the place trying to get into other people’s cars,” the unidentified woman told ABC News’ Phoenix affiliate. “When he called and said he was hit by a naked man in a Prius, I thought it had to be a joke.”

Four people were injured in the second crash, including a pregnant woman who broke both her legs, police said.

Brigham was arrested and taken to the hospital for observation. He could face carjacking and felony hit-and-run charges.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/06/naked-arizona-man-goes-on-carjacking-spree/

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

John Brigham

1685 2997814                 60

 

his path of destiny = 60 = Anomaly.

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30 June 2012               12:42 ET

Icelanders are voting to elect a new president, with incumbent Olafur Ragnar Grimsson seeking a fifth, four-year term after 16 years in office.

His main challenger is seen as Thora Arnorsdottir, a journalist and mother-of-three standing as an independent.

Opinion polls in the run-up to the election suggest a win for Mr Grimsson. There are six candidates in all.

The presidency is a largely ceremonial post, but its holder’s signature is needed for laws to come into effect.

President Grimsson, 69, has courted controversy by using this power three times to veto bills he disagreed with.

One such instance – his refusal to sign off plans to pay 4bn euros ($5.1bn, £3.2bn) to Britain and the Netherlands for debts incurred during the 2008-9 financial crisis – proved popular with Icelanders.

Ms Arnorsdottir, 37, a journalist working for Iceland’s public broadcaster, has promised to return the presidency to its largely ceremonial role, after what is seen as Mr Grimsson’s unusually political approach.

In May, she briefly interrupted her campaign to give birth to her third child.

In one poll published before the election, 57% of respondents said they would vote for Mr Grimsson, while 31% favoured Ms Arnorsdottir. Another survey gave Mr Grimsson 50%, and Ms Arnorsdottir 37% of the vote.

If elected, Ms Arnorsdottir would be Iceland’s second female president since independence, after Vigdis Finnbogadottir, who was in office between 1980-1996.

Many top positions in Icelandic politics are already held by women, including the post of prime minister, occupied by Johanna Sigurdardottir since 2009.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18660579

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Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson was born on May 14th, 1943 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olafur_Ragnar_Grimsson

May 14th, 1943

5 + 14 +1+9+4+3 = 36 = his life lesson = Incumbent.  Managing.

Ten of Wands Tarot card

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May 14th, 1943

May 14th

5 + 14 +2+0+1+2 = 24 = his personal year (from May 14th, 2012 to May 13th, 2013) = Ruling with an iron fist.

The Queen of Wands Tarot card

24 year + 6 (June) = 30 = his personal month (from June 14th, 2012 to July 13th, 2012) = Quality of life.

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30 June 2012               12:42 ET

Icelanders are voting to elect a new president, with incumbent Olafur Ragnar Grimsson seeking a fifth, four-year term after 16 years in office.

His main challenger is seen as Thora Arnorsdottir, a journalist and mother-of-three standing as an independent.

Opinion polls in the run-up to the election suggest a win for Mr Grimsson. There are six candidates in all.

The presidency is a largely ceremonial post, but its holder’s signature is needed for laws to come into effect.

President Grimsson, 69, has courted controversy by using this power three times to veto bills he disagreed with.

One such instance – his refusal to sign off plans to pay 4bn euros ($5.1bn, £3.2bn) to Britain and the Netherlands for debts incurred during the 2008-9 financial crisis – proved popular with Icelanders.

Ms Arnorsdottir, 37, a journalist working for Iceland’s public broadcaster, has promised to return the presidency to its largely ceremonial role, after what is seen as Mr Grimsson’s unusually political approach.

In May, she briefly interrupted her campaign to give birth to her third child.

In one poll published before the election, 57% of respondents said they would vote for Mr Grimsson, while 31% favoured Ms Arnorsdottir. Another survey gave Mr Grimsson 50%, and Ms Arnorsdottir 37% of the vote.

If elected, Ms Arnorsdottir would be Iceland’s second female president since independence, after Vigdis Finnbogadottir, who was in office between 1980-1996.

Many top positions in Icelandic politics are already held by women, including the post of prime minister, occupied by Johanna Sigurdardottir since 2009.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18660579

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Thóra Arnórsdóttir was born on February 18th, 1975 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thora_Arnorsdottir

February 18th, 1975

2 + 18 +1+9+7+5 = 42 = her life lesson = Everybody loves Thóra.

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February 18th, 1975

February 18th

2 + 18 +2+0+1+2 = 25 = her personal year (from February 18th, 2012 to February 17th, 2013) = Rooting for the underdog.

Knight of Wands Tarot card

25 year + 6 (June) = 31 = her personal month (from June 18th, 2012 to July 17th, 2012) = Competition.  Throwing her hat into the ring.  Stirring things up.

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June 29, 2012                2:02 PM PT

The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered a new trial in the civil case of a B.C. woman who sued her husband after suffering severe brain injuries in a motorcycle accident while he was driving.

The accident occurred in 2004, when Joseph Clements lost control of his motorcycle in wet weather while driving from Prince George to Kananaskis, Alta., with his wife Joan riding behind on the passenger seat.

According to court documents, the bike was overloaded and unknown to the couple, a nail had punctured the back tire. When Joseph accelerated past the speed limit to overtake another vehicle, the nail fell out, deflating the tire and Clements lost control of the bike.

The case could affect the way negligence cases are dealt with, and hinges on the “but for” causation, which requires that but for a defendant’s negligence, a plaintiff would not have been injured.

In the Clements case, a Vancouver trial judge ruled in 2009 that it was impossible to prove “but for” causation, citing a lack of scientific reconstruction evidence.

Despite this, the trial judge went on to find Joseph Clements negligent, based on how much of a “material contribution” to the risk of injury his actions had made.

In 2010, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia overturned that judgment and dismissed the case, on the basis that “but for” causation had not been proved and the “material contribution” test did not apply.

However, on Friday, the Supreme Court ruled by majority that the trial judge ruled in error, stating not only that the “material contribution” test was inapplicable but also that scientific precision was not necessary to prove “but for” causation.

The “material contribution” test is only exceptionally applied in cases where it is unclear which of a number of defendants was responsible and where required to provide due “compensation, fairness and deterrence.”

One of the first cases to use such a test occurred in 1951, when a man was inadvertently shot on a hunting trip by one of two friends, who fired their guns at the same time. Both were found jointly negligent as a result of the “material contribution” test.

from:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/06/29/bc-woman-sues-husband-motorcycle.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Joan Clements

1615 33545521              41

 

her path of destiny = 41 = Things get ugly.

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JUNE 28, 2012 AT 12:45PM

Heard the one about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard?

Although Depp, 49, and longtime love Vanessa Paradis announced their split June 19 after 14 years and two children together, the Dark Shadows actor has already moved on — with his sexy Rum Diary costar Heard, 26.

“They are 100 percent dating,” a source tells the new Us Weekly, out now. “He treats her really well.” And how: Another insider confirms a report that Depp recently bought Heard a horse this spring!

After meeting on the set of Rum Diary back in 2009, the duo didn’t become romantic until the film’s promotional tour in 2011, when Depp and French model-actress Paradis, 39, were already seriously estranged.

“They started sleeping together during the press tour,” a pal says of the bisexual actress, who recently called it quits with girlfriend Tasya van Ree.

from:  http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/johnny-depp-amber-heard-are-100-percent-dating–2012286#ixzz1zIgdKBr7

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Amber Heard was born on April 22nd, 1986 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amber_Heard

April 22nd, 1986

April 22nd

4 + 22 +2+0+1+2 = 31 = her personal year (from April 22nd, 2012 to April 21st, 2013) = Controversy.  Things get out of hand.

31 year + 6 (June) = 37 = her personal year (from June 22nd, 2012 to July 21st, 2012) = Playing the field.  Heart goes where love flows.

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11:23 AM                June 29, 2012

It was the stunt heard ’round the world: On Wednesday, as Google co-founder Sergey Brin prepared to promote his latest pet project, a team of sky divers leapt from a zeppelin hovering over San Francisco’s Moscone Center, landed on the roof and hand-delivered to Brin a pair of Google’s “Project Glass” computing glasses — all while connected in real-time to the Internet so those below could see the action from the divers’ perspective.

It was such a hit that on Thursday, the company did it again – and, breaking the maxim that good magicians never reveal their tricks, let slip the details of how they pulled it off.

The death-defying demonstration started as a tongue-in-cheek suggestion about six weeks ago. A team of Ph.Ds and computer scientists, taken by the challenge, started working full-time on how to send a signal to a tiny, head-mounted computer screen 4,000 feet in the air.

“It’s too high for cell coverage, and regular Wi-Fi wasn’t reliable enough,” said a Google spokesman. “At one point, we used a wok with a Galaxy Nexus phone taped to it.”

Meanwhile, the company rustled up some of the world’s best professional sky divers, including Palo Alto, Calif., native J.T. Holmes, who has done jumps for Red Bull and Hotels.com. (The latter once filmed him booking a hotel room while in free fall.)

Bill Dause, who owns the renowned Parachute Center near Lodi, Calif., where Holmes and Co. trained for the stunt, likened the degree of difficulty to driving in the Indianapolis 500.

“Winds change; there’s updrafts and downdrafts near buildings,” said Dause, who’s been in the business since 1964 and in some circles is half-jokingly suspected of being parachute legend D.B. Cooper.

Dause said jumping out of the dirigible was key to the stunt’s timing.

“An airplane has to fly around a big, wide circle,” he noted. “With this blimp, they could essentially hover.”

Actually, it wasn’t a blimp but a zeppelin, operated by Mountain View, Calif.-based Airship Ventures. The giant, helium-filled craft — one of only two in the world — docks at Moffett Field near Hangar One, where Brin still hopes to get federal permission to keep his private jets.

Considering that the cheapest seat aboard the airship costs $350 for a 45-minute cruise, and that Holmes and his team went through multiple practices with specialized equipment, it’s fair to say the stunt set Google back a few bucks.

“We aren’t sharing a dollar figure, but as you can imagine, it was expensive,” allowed the company spokesman.

Besides cutting a check, the search giant had to secure the cooperation of Federal Aviation Administration officials in San Jose; Oakland, Calif.; and Washington, D.C., along with that of the San Francisco mayor’s office and police and fire departments.

“FAA safety inspectors observed the jumps, and they went off without a hitch,” said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the agency. The biggest key was getting FAA permission to let the zeppelin operate with the door open.

“We got very lucky today in that everything went off so seamlessly,” Brin said in a posting to his Google+ account — which, incidentally, features a photo of him sky diving.

Zany stunts, of course, long have been part of Silicon Valley’s makeup. At Sun Microsystems, April Fools’ pranks included a giant arrow running through the fifth-floor office of CEO Scott McNealy and the disassembling of Chief Scientist Bill Joy’s Porsche (which was reassembled on an island in a man-made lake; he had to row out in a dinghy to retrieve it).

Still, Neil Cohen, a veteran valley public relations and marketing guru, said he couldn’t’ remember a stunt in this weight class.

“With so many moving parts, so much stuff could have gone wrong,” he said. “I wonder what the backup plan was.”

from:  http://www.indystar.com/article/20120630/BUSINESS/206300309/Geeks-from-plane-How-Google-pulled-off-sky-diving-stunt?odyssey=nav%7Chead

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J.T. Holmes was born on June 21st, 1980 according to http://fiveten.com/athletes/jt-holmes

June 21st, 1980

6 + 21 +1+9+8+0 = 45 = his life lesson = Intense.  Hardcore.

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June 30, 2012

Military officials have released the name of a battlefield surveillance unit leader who was killed by a fellow soldier during a safety briefing at Fort Bragg.

Authorities say 42-year-old Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale of Alvin, Texas, died immediately after being shot Thursday, and the shooter then turned the gun on himself.

Tisdale took command of the 525th Brigade Special Troops Battalion when it was activated in January. He was commissioned as an infantry officer after graduating in 1993 from Texas A&M University.

Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the shooting.

The shooter is in custody, but his name and condition have not been released.

A third soldier, 22-year-old Spc. Michael E. Latham of Vacaville, Calif., also was wounded and has been released from the hospital.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/army-releases-officer-killed-fort-bragg-16685705

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Roy Tisdale

9       1

 

the most important thing not to do = RS = 91 = Being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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01:18 EST                 30 June 2012

It seemed she was on the verge of model stardom until her mother slammed on the breaks.

But Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia is continuing to blossom, and will surely be ready when her parents decide the 10-year-old is ready to go in front of the camera again.

She was dwarfed by her 5ft 9in mother as they enjoyed a day out in the celebrity enclave of Malibu.

Picture perfect: Cindy Crawford and her daughter Kaia were the spitting image of one another as they headed to Nobu Malibu for some sushi

But she has clearly inherited the beauty that made Cindy, 46, one of the world’s highest paid models.

The pair shared a joke as they visited Nobu in the summer sunshine with Cindy’s son, Presley, 13.

And if Kaia, who turns 11 on Sunday, is frustrated that her gig modelling Versace’s children’s range earlier this will be her last for a while, she certainly did not appear so.

Kaia, whose businessman father Rande Gerber was also a model, was picked by the label to showcase the range after the launch of the first Young Versace boutique in Milan.

Little darling: Kaia has her mother's timeless good looks and apparently her elegant taste in clothes Little darling: Kaia has her mother’s timeless good looks and apparently her elegant taste in clothes

 

Following in the footsteps of her supermodel mother, who was a muse of the late Gianni Versace, she wore highlights from the designer range which caters to children up to the age of 12.

But despite the widespread use of pre-teen models Cindy had a change of heart about her daughter embarking on working so young.

In February said: ‘At this point, she’s too young to pursue a career. There aren’t even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl.’

Handsome boy: And son Presley can turn a few heads, too Handsome boy: And son Presley can turn a few heads, too

However, the mother-of-two, who herself was discovered by a photographer aged 16, says it is fine if Kaia wants to pursue modelling later in life.

She added: ‘But if she’s 17 and wants to try it, of course, what can I say?

‘She kind of jokingly said – I’m not even sure if it was jokingly – “I might model first because you don’t have to know how to do anything, but then I want to be a baby nurse.”‘

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Kaia Gerber born September 3, 2001 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rande_Gerber

September 3, 2001

9 + 3 +2+0+0+1 = 15 = her life lesson = Marketing.  Sales.  Buying and selling.

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09:53 EST               29 June 2012

A man who claims that a popstar helped him through a divorce has celebrated his musical hero, by getting 15 tattoos of Miley Cyrus all over his body.

Carl McCoid, 39, from Bridlington, East Yorks, has spent over £500 having tributes to the Disney singing sensation inked onto his skin.

The domestic cleaner is now a living tribute to the 19-year-old American singer, and has even splashed out £150 to have her face painted onto his left arm.

Obsession: Carl McCoid has 15 tattoos of Miley Cyrus on his body including a six inch portrait of her on his left arm Obsession: Carl McCoid has 15 tattoos of Miley Cyrus on his body including a six inch portrait of her on his left arm

Carl has been showing off pictures of his Miley Cyrus tributes on social networking sites and now has 2,225 followers.

 

He said: ‘I am hoping that Miley’s agent will hear about me via Twitter, and then she will pass the message on to Miley.

‘That way I could actually end up meeting up her. If I did, then I would die. I would definitely die.’

Hooked: Not many fans have taken their infatuation with the pretty daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus this farHooked: Not many fans have taken their infatuation with the pretty daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus this far

 

Proud: The divorced domestic cleaner shows off his tattoos and a customised hat next to posters of his idol Proud: The divorced domestic cleaner shows off his tattoos and a customised hat next to posters of his idol

Carl has lyrics to Cyrus' songs tattooed on his arms
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Scary: Carl has lyrics from Miley’s songs tattooed on both forearms and a portrait of the star on his arm

Miley Cyrus was thrust into stardom when she became star of the hit American kid’s show Hannah Montana, and is now estimated to be worth around £76million.

Following on from her acting career, she has had smash hits in the US charts such as ‘The Climb’ and ‘Party in the USA’.

Carl fell head over the heals for her back in 2009, when he was going through a difficult divorce. He now says that Miley Cyrus is his wife.

Thoughtful: Carl wearing a sleeveless top to show off his body art poses in front of his Miley memorabilia Thoughtful: Carl wearing a sleeveless top to show off his body art poses in front of his Miley memorabilia

 

Fascination: Carl says that Miley helped him through his divorce and now believes he and the Hannah Montana star are wedFascination: Carl says that Miley helped him through his divorce and now believes he and the Hannah Montana star are married

 

Carl plans to get many more tattoos of Miley to add to the ones he already hasCarl plans to get many more tattoos of Miley to add to the ones he already has

A close friend said that in spite of his obsession with the popstar, he is actually quite a normal person.

Carl said: ‘Loads of people get all sorts of things tattooed onto their bodies, like Chinese symbols, or pictures of cartoon characters, why shouldn’t I be allowed to have loads of Miley Cyrus tattoos?’

Idol: It's easy to see why Carl is so transfixed as a newly engaged Miley Cyrus exposes her midriff and neglects to put on a bra as she steps out of her house earlier this monthIdol: It’s easy to see why Carl is so transfixed as a newly engaged Miley Cyrus exposes her midriff and neglects to put on a bra as she steps out of her house earlier this month

 

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus arrive at Australians In Film Awards & Benefit Dinner
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Fiance: Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus arrive at Australians In Film Awards & Benefit Dinner on Wednesday

Carl’s Twitter profile proves that he is far from alone in the world of Miley Cyrus appreciation, as he engages with other fans by talking about gigs they’ve been to, and they help each other find links to footage of her performing online.

Although he has never been to see her perform, Carl now plans to set up a Miley Cyrus appreciation society, and says he will get more tattoos of her in future.

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2166552/Yorkshireman-39-15-Miley-Cyrus-tattoos-inked-body-pay-tribute-teenage-singer-helping-divorce.html#ixzz1zG8JJajG

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Carl McCoid

3193 433694                 45

 

his path of destiny = 45 = Tattoos.  Bitter marriage.

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Thursday June 28, 2012                 11:55 AM EDT

Missy Franklin is poised to become the darling of the U.S. women’s swimming team at the forthcoming London Olympics. Yet even if Franklin delivers on her immense potential by brining home a handful of medals, she may have her thunder stolen by another, even younger budding American superstar.

Katie Ledecky is just 15-years-old. Weeks removed from completing her freshman year of high school at Bethesda (Md.) School of the Sacred Heart, Ledecky has thrown herself into full-time training for the U.S. Olympic Trials with an aim on securing a spot at the London Games.

While Ledecky’s competition for a spot on the team could be seen as a sideshow and an early attempt at gaining experience ahead of the 2016 Olympics, the teen has jumped in front of those more traditional timeframes by shocking the swimming establishment with phenomenally fast times at major national meets.

Most recently, at the Charlotte Ultra Swim Grand Prix, Ledecky won her signature event, the 800-meter freestyle, by nearly 10 seconds. According to ESPN, Ledecky also turned in personal best times in the 200 and 400 freestyle, as well.

For Ledecky, part of the jump from pretender to contender has come from a sense of familiarity with her top competition. The Sacred Heart rising sophomore has long idolized the likes of American stars Katie Hoff and Kate Ziegler, swimmers who she now finds herself competing against.

“I’ve swum against them a few times,” Ledecky told ESPN. “I’ve started to get used to it a little bit.”

With that familiarity has come great success and times which would be very likely to land Ledecky a shocking spot in London if they are repeated during the swimming trials in Omaha.

“I want to make finals in at least one event, hopefully two or three,” said Ledecky, who is noticeably more relaxed when talking about swimming than anything else. “Just placing as high as I can. I just want to come out of it knowing I’ve done my best.”

from:  http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/katie-ledecky-maryland-sophomore-suddenly-shocking-olympic-contender-155517551.html

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Katie Ledecky was perhaps born on March 17, 1997 according to http://swimswam.com/2012/05/saturday-night-in-charlotte/

March 17th, 1997

3 + 17 +1+9+9+7 = 46 = her life lesson = Young.  Making history.

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Friday June 29, 2012           11:38 PM

 

“The Beast” turned out to be quite an animal.

Not even Usain Bolt can argue with that.

The Fastest Man in the World wasn’t the fastest man in Jamaica on Friday night.

Instead, that honor was snatched away by Yohan Blake, the man they call “The Beast,” who blew away Bolt out of the starting blocks and finished the 100-meter final in 9.75 seconds to upset the world-record holder by 0.11 seconds in the Jamaican Olympic trials.

A shocker? Well, that’s for the world to decide. One thing for sure, however, is that the calculus for the London Olympics has changed dramatically.

“Nine-point-seven-five, it’s awesome,” Blake said. “I won the world championship, so I’ve got that. Now, I’m the national champion for Jamaica, so I’ve got that. And now, I go into the Olympics like this.”

Blake is, indeed, the reigning world champion, but that victory came with an asterisk because Bolt, the reigning Olympic champion, didn’t run that night in South Korea after being disqualified for a false start.

This was their first rematch, their first real race since then between the training partners. Bolt was considered the favorite, not only because of his world record — 9.58 seconds — but because Blake had never run faster than 9.82 in his life.

Well, now, he has.

The 9.75 seconds on a calm night in Kingston goes down as the best time in the world this year and also breaks the four-year-old National Stadium record; both previous marks were 9.76 — both held by Bolt. Only Bolt, Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay have ever run faster.

As much as the numbers, though, it was all that daylight between Blake and Bolt at the finish line that told this story. Blake got ahead early and, for a while, looked to have more of a tussle on his hands with Powell, who finished third, than with Bolt. As he always does, Bolt rallied at the end, leaning at the line — to make sure he held onto second.

Ahead of him, it was Blake spreading his hands out to his sides and letting out a primal scream. Bolt just pulled up. No pretending to shoot a bolt of lightning into the sky — the now-famous “To the World” pose — or anything else to celebrate on this night. Later, Bolt offered Blake congratulations, shaking his hand and using the other to amiably palm the head of an opponent eight inches shorter than him.

While all that — the daylight at the finish, congratulating someone else when it was over — was a downer for Bolt, the scene at the start was even worse.

Always the toughest part of the race for the 6-foot-5 defending Olympic champion, Bolt lumbered out of the blocks this time and had to churn those long legs to make up big ground simply to get in the mix.

Afterward, he said something near the start line was bothering him, beginning with the semifinals, where he also got off to a bad start.

“I had to ignore it,” Bolt said. “I had trouble getting out, but I kept feeling like I could not give up.”

He couldn’t, if only because there are only three spots available in the 100 and Powell — the man who held the world record before Bolt broke it for the first time in 2008 — is a factor in every race he runs. He finished in 9.88 — 0.02 behind Bolt and 0.06 faster than Michael Frater, who will be a part of the Jamaican 400 relay team, which also is trying to defend its Olympic title.

from:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/bolt-blake-powell-all-safely-through-to-final-at-jamaican-olympic-trials/2012/06/29/gJQAWaJaCW_story.html

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Yohan Blake was born on December 26th, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yohan_Blake

December 26th, 1989

12 + 26 +1+9+8+9 = 65 = his life lesson = Worldly success.  Making it big time.

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Friday June 29, 2012                  10:46am IST

Shera Bechard, the Canadian-born former girlfriend of Playboy Enterprises founder Hugh Hefner, would not be an obvious candidate for the special visas that the U.S. government reserves for “individuals with extraordinary ability.”

Playboy magazine named Bechard Miss November in 2010, and she also started an online photo-sharing craze called “Frisky Friday.” Neither seems quite on the level of an “internationally recognized award, such as a Nobel Prize,” which the government cites as a possible qualification.

But Los Angeles immigration lawyer Chris Wright argued that Bechard’s accomplishments earned her a slot. The government ultimately agreed.

That kind of success has put Wright on the map as the go-to visa fixer for both Hollywood and Silicon Valley. It also highlights the use of so-called genius visas known as O-1s and EB-1s, which have largely escaped political controversy and are now the immigration solution of choice for many entrepreneurs.

As many immigration lawyers see it, the paucity of immigration options for the most entrepreneurial foreigners mean they must use any avenue they can. This approach, along with seeming flexibility in Washington on what constitutes “extraordinary ability,” means the O-1 is gaining traction in technology circles. Wider use could ultimately land it in political trouble.

For example, the H-1B visa, which allows employers to hire foreigners temporarily in certain specialized fields like technology, has drawn accusations from union groups and others that companies use it to bring in lower-skilled labor.

The O-1 visa allows individuals of “extraordinary ability” to come to the United States for up to three years, and can be extended. British journalist Piers Morgan used one when he replaced Larry King on his late-night TV show, Wright said.

The EB-1 is similar, but leads to a green card and permanent residency rather than a temporary stay, with “extraordinary ability” being one of the ways to qualify – along with being an outstanding professor or researcher, or a multinational executive.

Foreign entrepreneurs have another option – the Immigrant Investor Program, or EB-5 visa – but it requires a capital investment of at least $500,000 and the creation of at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers.

By contrast, no proof of personal wealth or investment in the United States is required for the O-1 or the EB-1.

There is also no cap on the number of O-1s that the government can award each year; about 12,280 were approved in 2011, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said, up from 9,478 in 2006. It issued about 25,000 EB-1s last year, below their cap of 40,000.

The H-1B is much more popular. Applications hit their annual cap of 85,000 earlier this month.

FALLBACK POSITION

While high-profile artists and entertainers have long used the O-1s, they are now becoming a fallback for businessmen and technologists who cannot get H1-Bs.

Josh Buckley, a 20-year-old British-born entrepreneur and a client of Wright’s, is among the new crop of Internet entrepreneurs to win an O-1 visa. He applied after starting a few small companies, including one he sold at age 15 for a sum reaching the low six figures, he says.

He got his O-1 last year after lining up letters of recommendation from luminaries including Netscape co-founder and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen and Apple Inc co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Buckley, whose MinoMonsters gaming company is backed by Andreessen, saw little choice other than the O-1. The H-1B was off limits because it usually does not go to people who work for themselves. The O-1, unlike most H-1Bs, also does not require a college education–a key feature for the ever-younger entrepreneurs flocking to Silicon Valley.

Except when it comes to the O-1, visa officials “just don’t understand the concept of someone being skilled without 12 years of experience or a bachelor’s degree,” says John Collison, a 22-year-old Irishman. He dropped out of Harvard University to work on Stripe, the payments company he co-founded with his brother, Patrick.

Like Buckley, he met Wright through the prestigious Silicon Valley start-up incubator known as Y Combinator. He won his O-1 in December 2010 and now has permanent residency status– as does Buckley.

Wright, himself a South African immigrant, dismisses the notion that some of his clients might not rise to the level of “extraordinary ability.”

“There’s nothing in those regulations that requires you to be a genius,” he says. “It’s quite condescending to say, ‘Oh, the idiot Playboy Playmates, they don’t qualify.'”

At the end of 2010, Bechard posted the first “Frisky Friday” photo on the Twitter microblogging service. Now young women all over the world tweet scantily-clad pictures of themselves on Fridays, with Playboy selecting a weekly winner.

Immigration officials “want to give (a visa) to someone who shows business skills,” Bechard says. She also threw in such qualifications as her role as a mute Russian in a 2009 movie, “Sweet Karma,” which won her a best actress award at the cult Fantastic Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

QUALIFICATION QUESTION

Many of Wright’s young technology clients have had limited time to show they have “risen to the very top of the field of endeavor,” as O-1 regulations state.

But quality rather than longevity is the key, Wright says. USCIS rules require extraordinary ability — demonstrated by “sustained national or international acclaim” — that he says his clients can prove with awards and testaments from leading players in their field.

The visas are “a lot of work,” he said. “You can’t just crank them out at high volume.”

Asked about how it decides to grant O-1s, a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service spokeswoman said: “USCIS decides each benefit request on a case-by-case basis relying on the law and evidence provided for that case. There are a variety of factors that influence the number of visa applications received and approved from year to year.”

Wright says he hopes that one day, immigration reform will make it easier for talented immigrants, especially entrepreneurs, to come to this country. That is a widespread goal in Silicon Valley, where immigrant entrepreneurs have helped start many leading companies. Google Inc co-founder Sergey Brin, for example, came to the United States from the Soviet Union when he was a child.

The immigrant entrepreneurs say that far from taking away jobs, they are creating them by founding companies that may go on to employ hundreds or even thousands of people.

They have managed to find allies even among the harshest critics of H-1Bs.

“The O-1 is one of the few visas we support,” said Kim Berry, a spokesman for the Programmers Guild, which favors the suspension of the H-1B program. “When they need to bring in the best and the brightest and the entrepreneurs, that’s the only visa that helps America.”

Indeed, efforts to make it easier for educated and enterprising foreigners to stay in the United States generally enjoy bi-partisan support in Washington. The complicated status of the immigration issue as a whole, though, has blocked any changes.

“The issue is pretty well understood,” said Steve Case, the founder of AOL and now head of the venture capital firm Revolution LLC. “But there is this skepticism around the politics of immigration.”

Thus the O-1 will probably remain a key channel for many immigrant entrepreneurs – and it does carry some additional side benefits.

British-born Scott Allison, co-founder of a software company called Teamly, was returning to the United States earlier this month and enjoyed a rare welcome from customs officials after they caught a glimpse of his new O-1 visa.

“‘Wow, you must be really awesome,'” he recalls one commenting before waving him through. “I’m like, ‘Gee, thanks.'”

from:  http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/29/entertainment-us-usa-visa-extraordinary-idINBRE85S09A20120629

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Shera Bechard

1                   4

 

how she obtains her heart’s desire = SD = 14 = Sexy.  Sex appeal.  Sex symbol.

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June 29, 2012             4:39 pm

The executive director of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments surrendered to a judge Friday after prosecutors charged him with four felonies for obtaining grants that benefited a private firm he operates.

Nicholas Conway, 60, the agency’s longtime head and a former Pasadena City Council candidate, was placed on leave last week by the agency and released on $100,000 bail Friday by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Shelly Torrealba.

In the complaint charging Conway with the four felonies, Deputy Dist. Atty. Dana Aratani alleges that he exploited his position as head of the public agency that coordinates efforts among 31 cities and other agencies in the area. Conway owns Arroyo Associates Inc., which manages the public joint powers authority.

According to prosecutors, under a management agreement between the agency and Conway’s firm, Arroyo got more money to manage specific state and county grants, which Conway obtained as executive director.

Aratani said the grant agreements added $143,000 in charges to the Council of Governments for one fiscal-year period.

Prosecutors allege that Conway violated a state law barring  public officials from having a financial interest in any contract made by them in their official capacity, or by any body or board of which they are members. Conway’s next court date is July 23.

The Council of Governments was created by 31 cities, three county supervisors and three water agencies. In 2006, Conway was investigated for an alleged conflict of interest, but no charges were filed.

But earlier this month, a search warrant was served on Conway’s Pasadena home and Arroyo Associates, and several boxes of files were removed.

The charges follow a complaint submitted to the district attorney’s Public Integrity Division by San Dimas resident Gil Aguirre.

Recently, the Council of Governments’ governing board announced that it would pay $50,000 in a settlement agreement with Aguirre. He alleged that the group had violated the California Public Records Act and the Brown Act, withholding vital information from the public and discouraging public participation.

“The members of the COG Governing Board seem to have been content to run the organization like some form of secret society instead of a public agency, funded with public tax dollars,” Aguirre said

Walnut Councilman and former council President Tom King expressed concern in March about the financial relationship between the council and Arroyo Associates after two audits by the California Department of Transportation discovered grant mismanagement and an inadequate procurement process.

Caltrans asked the Council of Governments to return $89,262 of a $250,000 Gold Line grant. The September 2011 audit also found that the agreement between the Council of Governments and Arroyo Associates created a conflict of interest.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/head-of-san-gabriel-valley-agency-charged-with-4-felonies.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lanowblog+%28L.A.+Now%29

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Nicholas Conway

59386311 365517                 63

 

his path of destiny = 63 = Concerning.

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June 29, 2012

A witness has come forward in the killing of a teenage lesbian couple and told police the shooter was a white man in his 20s with dark hair, police in Portland, Texas, said today.

Molly Olgin, 19, Mary Kristene Chapa, 18, were both shot in the head a week ago in a park in Portland, Texas. Olgin was pronounced dead at the scene. Chapa was taken to a hospital and has since regained consciousness.

A witness to the shooting told police the suspect is a white male in his 20s with dark hair. The suspect is estimated to be 5-foot-8 and weighs approximately 140 pounds, police said in a statement.

The teenagers were found Saturday morning in knee-high grass near a scenic lookout at Violet Andrews Park, police said.

“There continues to be no evidence that the attack was motivated by the victims’ sexual orientation,” said Portland Police Chief Randy Wright.

The Portland Police Department is being assisted by federal law enforcement agencies, the Texas Rangers and Texas Department of Public Safety.

Several vehicles were at Violet Andrews Park the night of the shooting, according to witnesses. Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area that night to come forward with any information they may have, no matter how inconsequential it may be seem.

Vigils around the country have been organized for Olgin and Chapa. After Olgin’s memorial service today, the community plans to gather at the park in a candlelight show of support for both women.

Mario Olgin, Mollie’s father, told ABC News’ Corpus Christi affiliate he is hopeful the person who did this to his daughter would be apprehended.

“She was happy,” Olgin said. “Justice will be served.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-lesbian-couple-shooting-witness-emerges/story?id=16680582

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Mario Olgin

41996 63795                59

 

his path of destiny = 59 = Personal agony.  Salvaging what remains.

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PHOTO: Nicola Hillary, right, was part of a group of women who confronted Simon Reid for alleged infidelity.

June 29, 2012

Andie Nash first encountered Englishman Simon Reid when a friend sent her his online dating profile.

“He was a nice looking guy, forty-two years old,” Nash recalled. “He was into travel, and his profile handle was ‘loving a full life.'”

How full that life would turn out to be would shock the trusting Nash.

Things progressed quickly in their relationship. By their second date, Nash says Reid wrote her a letter professing his love.

“I feel like going against all convention and all common sense, and just stating how I really feel, which is that I love you,” Nash said Reid wrote to her.

After eight weeks of seeing each other several times a week, her new boyfriend vanished.

For three days, Andie frantically called and texted Reid’s cell phone. Then she got a call from a woman claiming to be Simon Reid’s wife. It seemed she was looking for him, too.

Devastated by Reid’s betrayal, Nash took to her blog, “Andiepants” to vent her frustration and warn other women of Reid’s cheating ways. The posting went up in August 2008 and about a year later Nash heard from a woman in England named Jo Ward who said she had also been wined, dined and dumped by Reid. Unfortunately, she had also given him money — somewhere in the neighborhood of $25,000.

Nash commiserated with Ward but wasn’t sure how she could help. That was until she heard from another former girlfriend of Reid’s named Nicola Hillary who had been searching the Internet for Reid’s name. “And up popped Andie’s blog,” Hillary said , “And I nearly fell on the floor. She was calling him the anti-Christ, and I was like, “Oh my God!”

Nash connected Reid’s two jilted lovers, who in turn discovered two additional women including one who was still dating Reid when they broke the news to her about his serial cheating. That’s when all the women hatched a plot to confront Simon Reid in person and on camera.

“I think we all wanted to confront him and say, ‘Why?'” Ward explained.

The four women gathered at the home of Laura Buckingham whom Reid was seeing in the summer of 2010. She had invited him over for dinner, but when he arrived Reid was ambushed by Hillary, Ward, Buckingham and a fourth ex-girlfriend who didn’t wish to be identified. For two hours they confronted him about his cheating ways and he admitted to deceiving them and also to being a compulsive liar.

“I don’t really know what the truth is for me anymore.” confessed Reid on the videotape. “I know it’s wrong when I’m doing it. I just don’t seem to stop myself.”

By the end of the marathon grilling session, Reid realized that his actions were not only hurtful but also illegal.

“I defrauded you out of this money,” Reid admitted to Ward and then asked, “Are the police coming?”

The police did come and Reid was arrested for fraud. He is now serving 30 months in prison in England.

As for the women he cheated on, they have moved on but Andie Nash has a suggestion for any woman who meets Reid once he’s out of jail.

“Run for the hills,” advised Nash. “Run far, run fast.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/jilted-lovers-unite-confront-cheating-man-tape/story?id=16671206

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Laura Buckingham

31391 2332957814                 61

 

her path of destiny = 61 = “Run for the hills,” advised Nash. “Run far, run fast.”

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PHOTO: Nicola Hillary, right, was part of a group of women who confronted Simon Reid for alleged infidelity.

June 29, 2012

Andie Nash first encountered Englishman Simon Reid when a friend sent her his online dating profile.

“He was a nice looking guy, forty-two years old,” Nash recalled. “He was into travel, and his profile handle was ‘loving a full life.'”

How full that life would turn out to be would shock the trusting Nash.

Things progressed quickly in their relationship. By their second date, Nash says Reid wrote her a letter professing his love.

“I feel like going against all convention and all common sense, and just stating how I really feel, which is that I love you,” Nash said Reid wrote to her.

After eight weeks of seeing each other several times a week, her new boyfriend vanished.

For three days, Andie frantically called and texted Reid’s cell phone. Then she got a call from a woman claiming to be Simon Reid’s wife. It seemed she was looking for him, too.

Devastated by Reid’s betrayal, Nash took to her blog, “Andiepants” to vent her frustration and warn other women of Reid’s cheating ways. The posting went up in August 2008 and about a year later Nash heard from a woman in England named Jo Ward who said she had also been wined, dined and dumped by Reid. Unfortunately, she had also given him money — somewhere in the neighborhood of $25,000.

Nash commiserated with Ward but wasn’t sure how she could help. That was until she heard from another former girlfriend of Reid’s named Nicola Hillary who had been searching the Internet for Reid’s name. “And up popped Andie’s blog,” Hillary said , “And I nearly fell on the floor. She was calling him the anti-Christ, and I was like, “Oh my God!”

Nash connected Reid’s two jilted lovers, who in turn discovered two additional women including one who was still dating Reid when they broke the news to her about his serial cheating. That’s when all the women hatched a plot to confront Simon Reid in person and on camera.

“I think we all wanted to confront him and say, ‘Why?'” Ward explained.

The four women gathered at the home of Laura Buckingham whom Reid was seeing in the summer of 2010. She had invited him over for dinner, but when he arrived Reid was ambushed by Hillary, Ward, Buckingham and a fourth ex-girlfriend who didn’t wish to be identified. For two hours they confronted him about his cheating ways and he admitted to deceiving them and also to being a compulsive liar.

“I don’t really know what the truth is for me anymore.” confessed Reid on the videotape. “I know it’s wrong when I’m doing it. I just don’t seem to stop myself.”

By the end of the marathon grilling session, Reid realized that his actions were not only hurtful but also illegal.

“I defrauded you out of this money,” Reid admitted to Ward and then asked, “Are the police coming?”

The police did come and Reid was arrested for fraud. He is now serving 30 months in prison in England.

As for the women he cheated on, they have moved on but Andie Nash has a suggestion for any woman who meets Reid once he’s out of jail.

“Run for the hills,” advised Nash. “Run far, run fast.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/jilted-lovers-unite-confront-cheating-man-tape/story?id=16671206

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Jo Ward

16 5194            26

 

her path of destiny = 26 = E-mails.  Phone calls.  In the news.  Making headlines.

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PHOTO: Nicola Hillary, right, was part of a group of women who confronted Simon Reid for alleged infidelity.

June 29, 2012

Andie Nash first encountered Englishman Simon Reid when a friend sent her his online dating profile.

“He was a nice looking guy, forty-two years old,” Nash recalled. “He was into travel, and his profile handle was ‘loving a full life.'”

How full that life would turn out to be would shock the trusting Nash.

Things progressed quickly in their relationship. By their second date, Nash says Reid wrote her a letter professing his love.

“I feel like going against all convention and all common sense, and just stating how I really feel, which is that I love you,” Nash said Reid wrote to her.

After eight weeks of seeing each other several times a week, her new boyfriend vanished.

For three days, Andie frantically called and texted Reid’s cell phone. Then she got a call from a woman claiming to be Simon Reid’s wife. It seemed she was looking for him, too.

Devastated by Reid’s betrayal, Nash took to her blog, “Andiepants” to vent her frustration and warn other women of Reid’s cheating ways. The posting went up in August 2008 and about a year later Nash heard from a woman in England named Jo Ward who said she had also been wined, dined and dumped by Reid. Unfortunately, she had also given him money — somewhere in the neighborhood of $25,000.

Nash commiserated with Ward but wasn’t sure how she could help. That was until she heard from another former girlfriend of Reid’s named Nicola Hillary who had been searching the Internet for Reid’s name. “And up popped Andie’s blog,” Hillary said , “And I nearly fell on the floor. She was calling him the anti-Christ, and I was like, “Oh my God!”

Nash connected Reid’s two jilted lovers, who in turn discovered two additional women including one who was still dating Reid when they broke the news to her about his serial cheating. That’s when all the women hatched a plot to confront Simon Reid in person and on camera.

“I think we all wanted to confront him and say, ‘Why?'” Ward explained.

The four women gathered at the home of Laura Buckingham whom Reid was seeing in the summer of 2010. She had invited him over for dinner, but when he arrived Reid was ambushed by Hillary, Ward, Buckingham and a fourth ex-girlfriend who didn’t wish to be identified. For two hours they confronted him about his cheating ways and he admitted to deceiving them and also to being a compulsive liar.

“I don’t really know what the truth is for me anymore.” confessed Reid on the videotape. “I know it’s wrong when I’m doing it. I just don’t seem to stop myself.”

By the end of the marathon grilling session, Reid realized that his actions were not only hurtful but also illegal.

“I defrauded you out of this money,” Reid admitted to Ward and then asked, “Are the police coming?”

The police did come and Reid was arrested for fraud. He is now serving 30 months in prison in England.

As for the women he cheated on, they have moved on but Andie Nash has a suggestion for any woman who meets Reid once he’s out of jail.

“Run for the hills,” advised Nash. “Run far, run fast.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/jilted-lovers-unite-confront-cheating-man-tape/story?id=16671206

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Nicola Hillary

5 3 3   8 33 9      34

 

her outer personality = 34 = Generating a buzz.  Getting people all fired up.  Things happen really quickly.

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PHOTO: Nicola Hillary, right, was part of a group of women who confronted Simon Reid for alleged infidelity.

June 29, 2012

Andie Nash first encountered Englishman Simon Reid when a friend sent her his online dating profile.

“He was a nice looking guy, forty-two years old,” Nash recalled. “He was into travel, and his profile handle was ‘loving a full life.'”

How full that life would turn out to be would shock the trusting Nash.

Things progressed quickly in their relationship. By their second date, Nash says Reid wrote her a letter professing his love.

“I feel like going against all convention and all common sense, and just stating how I really feel, which is that I love you,” Nash said Reid wrote to her.

After eight weeks of seeing each other several times a week, her new boyfriend vanished.

For three days, Andie frantically called and texted Reid’s cell phone. Then she got a call from a woman claiming to be Simon Reid’s wife. It seemed she was looking for him, too.

Devastated by Reid’s betrayal, Nash took to her blog, “Andiepants” to vent her frustration and warn other women of Reid’s cheating ways. The posting went up in August 2008 and about a year later Nash heard from a woman in England named Jo Ward who said she had also been wined, dined and dumped by Reid. Unfortunately, she had also given him money — somewhere in the neighborhood of $25,000.

Nash commiserated with Ward but wasn’t sure how she could help. That was until she heard from another former girlfriend of Reid’s named Nicola Hillary who had been searching the Internet for Reid’s name. “And up popped Andie’s blog,” Hillary said , “And I nearly fell on the floor. She was calling him the anti-Christ, and I was like, “Oh my God!”

Nash connected Reid’s two jilted lovers, who in turn discovered two additional women including one who was still dating Reid when they broke the news to her about his serial cheating. That’s when all the women hatched a plot to confront Simon Reid in person and on camera.

“I think we all wanted to confront him and say, ‘Why?'” Ward explained.

The four women gathered at the home of Laura Buckingham whom Reid was seeing in the summer of 2010. She had invited him over for dinner, but when he arrived Reid was ambushed by Hillary, Ward, Buckingham and a fourth ex-girlfriend who didn’t wish to be identified. For two hours they confronted him about his cheating ways and he admitted to deceiving them and also to being a compulsive liar.

“I don’t really know what the truth is for me anymore.” confessed Reid on the videotape. “I know it’s wrong when I’m doing it. I just don’t seem to stop myself.”

By the end of the marathon grilling session, Reid realized that his actions were not only hurtful but also illegal.

“I defrauded you out of this money,” Reid admitted to Ward and then asked, “Are the police coming?”

The police did come and Reid was arrested for fraud. He is now serving 30 months in prison in England.

As for the women he cheated on, they have moved on but Andie Nash has a suggestion for any woman who meets Reid once he’s out of jail.

“Run for the hills,” advised Nash. “Run far, run fast.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/jilted-lovers-unite-confront-cheating-man-tape/story?id=16671206

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Andie Nash

15495 5118             39

 

her path of destiny = 39 = Dating.  The story is only half told when one side tells it.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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PHOTO: Nicola Hillary, right, was part of a group of women who confronted Simon Reid for alleged infidelity.

June 29, 2012

Andie Nash first encountered Englishman Simon Reid when a friend sent her his online dating profile.

“He was a nice looking guy, forty-two years old,” Nash recalled. “He was into travel, and his profile handle was ‘loving a full life.'”

How full that life would turn out to be would shock the trusting Nash.

Things progressed quickly in their relationship. By their second date, Nash says Reid wrote her a letter professing his love.

“I feel like going against all convention and all common sense, and just stating how I really feel, which is that I love you,” Nash said Reid wrote to her.

After eight weeks of seeing each other several times a week, her new boyfriend vanished.

For three days, Andie frantically called and texted Reid’s cell phone. Then she got a call from a woman claiming to be Simon Reid’s wife. It seemed she was looking for him, too.

Devastated by Reid’s betrayal, Nash took to her blog, “Andiepants” to vent her frustration and warn other women of Reid’s cheating ways. The posting went up in August 2008 and about a year later Nash heard from a woman in England named Jo Ward who said she had also been wined, dined and dumped by Reid. Unfortunately, she had also given him money — somewhere in the neighborhood of $25,000.

Nash commiserated with Ward but wasn’t sure how she could help. That was until she heard from another former girlfriend of Reid’s named Nicola Hillary who had been searching the Internet for Reid’s name. “And up popped Andie’s blog,” Hillary said , “And I nearly fell on the floor. She was calling him the anti-Christ, and I was like, “Oh my God!”

Nash connected Reid’s two jilted lovers, who in turn discovered two additional women including one who was still dating Reid when they broke the news to her about his serial cheating. That’s when all the women hatched a plot to confront Simon Reid in person and on camera.

“I think we all wanted to confront him and say, ‘Why?'” Ward explained.

The four women gathered at the home of Laura Buckingham whom Reid was seeing in the summer of 2010. She had invited him over for dinner, but when he arrived Reid was ambushed by Hillary, Ward, Buckingham and a fourth ex-girlfriend who didn’t wish to be identified. For two hours they confronted him about his cheating ways and he admitted to deceiving them and also to being a compulsive liar.

“I don’t really know what the truth is for me anymore.” confessed Reid on the videotape. “I know it’s wrong when I’m doing it. I just don’t seem to stop myself.”

By the end of the marathon grilling session, Reid realized that his actions were not only hurtful but also illegal.

“I defrauded you out of this money,” Reid admitted to Ward and then asked, “Are the police coming?”

The police did come and Reid was arrested for fraud. He is now serving 30 months in prison in England.

As for the women he cheated on, they have moved on but Andie Nash has a suggestion for any woman who meets Reid once he’s out of jail.

“Run for the hills,” advised Nash. “Run far, run fast.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/jilted-lovers-unite-confront-cheating-man-tape/story?id=16671206

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Simon Reid

19465 9594             52

 

his path of destiny = 52 = Hell hath no fury like woman scorned.

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June 29, 2012

Figure skating has the kiss-and-cry area. Swimming has the mixed zone, the corridor the competitors walk through on their way from the racing pool to warm down after their events.

Cammile Adams won the 200-meter butterfly final.

It is the spot where the winners and the others stop to answer a few cursory questions from reporters. The carpeted walkway is deceiving. Every night of the United States Olympic Swimming trials, it has been an emotional minefield.

The first event on Friday night produced the biggest upset of the week on the men’s side, with Scott Weltz, a U.C. Davis graduate who was 37th in the 200 breaststroke at the trials four years ago, beating the former world-record holder Brendan Hansen and the American-record holder, Eric Shanteau.

Weltz, who has never finished higher than fourth at a national championships, produced the fastest final 50 in the field by nearly a second, covering it in 33.13 seconds to stop the clock at 2 minutes 09.01 seconds. Clark Burckle touched second in 2:09.97 to make his first Olympic team. Shanteau was third (2:10.05), directly ahead of Hansen (2:10.25).

In the mixed zone, Weltz, 25, had trouble catching his breath but answered each question thrown his way with great enthusiasm. “I’ll talk to anybody who wants to talk to me,” he said with a big grin.

His head kept shaking long after his body had grown numb from his accomplishment. He said he kept repeating to himself that he was going to London. “I’ve said it so many times in my mind,” Weltz said, “and now I can say it out loud, and it’s great.”

Shanteau stopped briefly to talk but walked away when he was asked a question about his finish. “I don’t even want to talk about it,” he said. “I’ve had that third place so many times.”

The runner-up in the 100 breaststroke on Tuesday, Shanteau was second in the 200 breaststroke at the 2008 trials, third in the 200 individual medley and fourth in the 100 breaststroke. In 2004, he finished third in the 200 and the 400 individual medleys.

Hansen, who missed the team in the 200 breaststroke four years ago, was gracious in defeat. “Scott swam a great race,” he said. “That’s a big-time swim for him.” He added: “I didn’t really make a mistake in the race. It just wasn’t there.”

Weltz blew through the mixed zone like a breath of fresh air. So many swimmers who’ve punched their tickets to London this week act more relieved than jubilant. Weltz reacted as if he had just won the lottery. And he wasn’t the only one; Weltz’s coach, Peter Motekaitis, jumped out of the stands and slipped on the deck in his haste to congratulate him.

Asked what he was thinking when he touched and turned to look at the scoreboard, Weltz said: “Oh my God, I was swimming and I can see out of the sides, and there was no one. And I just kept accelerating, and I saw the wall, and I looked up and I — automatically I looked at the bottom, I didn’t look at the top, and I saw my time, and I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ It was a dream come true. Twenty years of work paid off.”

The last swimmer from the final to make his way to the warm-down area was Burckle, whose ear-to-ear grin lighted his path. In 2008 he watched his older sister, Caroline, qualify for the Beijing-bound squad as a member of the women’s 800-meter freestyle relay.

His best finish was a fifth in the 200 breaststroke. Four years later, Burckle was the top qualifier in the final and led the field at the 100. After being overtaken by Shanteau at 150 meters, Burckle found another gear in the final 50.

“This just really reassures what I believe in and all the hard work I’ve put in,” said Burckle, who graduated from Florida. “When my college career was up, my parents wanted nothing more than for me to compete for the Olympics. They didn’t even want me to try to get a job. It’s so awesome to pay them back with this kind of reward.”

Natalie Coughlin, 29, a two-time Olympian and 11-time medalist, has described this meet as “eight days of chlorine and tears.” Her eyes remained dry on Wednesday after she missed by one spot a berth on the Olympic team in the 100 backstroke, the event in which she’s the two-time defending champion.

She was dry-eyed and composed again on Friday night as she made her way through the mixed zone after squeezing into the final of the 100 freestyle. Coughlin, who set the Olympic trials record in the event four years ago with a 53.64, placed seventh in 54.48, one spot ahead of Lia Nial, a 17-year-old from Brooklyn who is coached by Rachel Stratton. Amanda Weir, a 2004 Olympian in the 400 freestyle and 400 medley relays, clocked a 54.14 to lead all finalists. Missy Franklin, 17, was second in 54.19.

“This meet is kind of a horrible meet,” Coughlin said. “It’s super exciting for the people making the team, but there is so much stress and anxiety in the air, and I just want people to enjoy it as much as possible and just give their personal best, and that’s what I’m doing.”

No matter what happens in the 100 freestyle final on Saturday night, “life will go on,” she added. “That why you don’t see me freaking out. I think a lot of people after the backstroke expected me to throw a little hissy fit, which is offensive, because it’s just a race.”

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/sports/olympics/scott-weltz-adds-to-upsets-at-olympic-swimming-trials.html?_r=1

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Scott Weltz

13622 55328               37

 

his path of destiny = 37 = Swimmer.  Swimming.

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June 27, 2012               5:00 AM ET

In the annals of impossible assignments, Dave Voth’s ranked high. In 2009 the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives promoted Voth to lead Phoenix Group VII, one of seven new ATF groups along the Southwest border tasked with stopping guns from being trafficked into Mexico’s vicious drug war.

Some call it the “parade of ants”; others the “river of iron.” The Mexican government has estimated that 2,000 weapons are smuggled daily from the U.S. into Mexico. The ATF is hobbled in its effort to stop this flow. No federal statute outlaws firearms trafficking, so agents must build cases using a patchwork of often toothless laws. For six years, due to Beltway politics, the bureau has gone without permanent leadership, neutered in its fight for funding and authority. The National Rifle Association has so successfully opposed a comprehensive electronic database of gun sales that the ATF’s congressional appropriation explicitly prohibits establishing one.

Voth, 39, was a good choice for a Sisyphean task. Strapping and sandy-haired, the former Marine is cool-headed and punctilious to a fault. In 2009 the ATF named him outstanding law-enforcement employee of the year for dismantling two violent street gangs in Minneapolis. He was the “hardest working federal agent I’ve come across,” says John Biederman, a sergeant with the Minneapolis Police Department. But as Voth left to become the group supervisor of Phoenix Group VII, a friend warned him: “You’re destined to fail.”

Voth’s mandate was to stop gun traffickers in Arizona, the state ranked by the gun-control advocacy group Legal Community Against Violence as having the nation’s “weakest gun violence prevention laws.” Just 200 miles from Mexico, which prohibits gun sales, the Phoenix area is home to 853 federally licensed firearms dealers. Billboards advertise volume discounts for multiple purchases.

Customers can legally buy as many weapons as they want in Arizona as long as they’re 18 or older and pass a criminal background check. There are no waiting periods and no need for permits, and buyers are allowed to resell the guns. “In Arizona,” says Voth, “someone buying three guns is like someone buying a sandwich.”

By 2009 the Sinaloa drug cartel had made Phoenix its gun supermarket and recruited young Americans as its designated shoppers or straw purchasers. Voth and his agents began investigating a group of buyers, some not even old enough to buy beer, whose members were plunking down as much as $20,000 in cash to purchase up to 20 semiautomatics at a time, and then delivering the weapons to others.

The agents faced numerous obstacles in what they dubbed the Fast and Furious case. (They named it after the street-racing movie because the suspects drag raced cars together.) Their greatest difficulty by far, however, was convincing prosecutors that they had sufficient grounds to seize guns and arrest straw purchasers. By June 2010 the agents had sent the U.S. Attorney’s office a list of 31 suspects they wanted to arrest, with 46 pages outlining their illegal acts. But for the next seven months prosecutors did not indict a single suspect.

On Dec. 14, 2010, a tragic event rewrote the narrative of the investigation. In a remote stretch of Peck Canyon, Ariz., Mexican bandits attacked an elite U.S. Border Patrol unit and killed an agent named Brian Terry. The attackers fled, leaving behind two semiautomatic rifles. A trace of the guns’ serial numbers revealed that the weapons had been purchased 11 months earlier at a Phoenix-area gun store by a Fast and Furious suspect.

Ten weeks later, an ATF agent named John Dodson, whom Voth had supervised, made startling allegations on the CBS Evening News. He charged that his supervisors had intentionally allowed American firearms to be trafficked—a tactic known as “walking guns”—to Mexican drug cartels. Dodson claimed that supervisors repeatedly ordered him not to seize weapons because they wanted to track the guns into the hands of criminal ringleaders. The program showed internal e-mails from Voth, which purportedly revealed agents locked in a dispute over the deadly strategy. The guns permitted to flow to criminals, the program charged, played a role in Terry’s death.

After the CBS broadcast, Fast and Furious erupted as a major scandal for the Obama administration. The story has become a fixture on Fox News and the subject of numerous reports in media outlets from CNN to the New York Times. The furor has prompted repeated congressional hearings—with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifying multiple times—dueling reports from congressional committees, and an ongoing investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general. It has led to the resignations of the acting ATF chief, the U.S. Attorney in Arizona, and his chief criminal prosecutor.

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Rep. Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.)

Conservatives have pummeled the Obama administration, and especially Holder, for more than a year. “Who authorized this program that was sofelony stupid that it got people killed?” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, demanded to know in a hearing in June 2011. He has charged the Justice Department, which oversees the ATF, with having “blood on their hands.” Issa and more than 100 other Republican members of Congress have demanded Holder’s resignation.

The conflict has escalated dramatically in the past ten days. On June 20, in a day of political brinkmanship, Issa’s committee voted along party lines, 23 to 17, to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for allegedly failing to turn over certain subpoenaed documents, which the Justice Department contended could not be released because they related to ongoing criminal investigations. The vote came hours after President Obama asserted executive privilege to block the release of the documents. Holder now faces a vote by the full House of Representatives this week on the contempt motion (though negotiations over the documents continue). Assuming a vote occurs, it will be the first against an attorney general in U.S. history.

As political pressure has mounted, ATF and Justice Department officials have reversed themselves. After initially supporting Group VII agents and denying the allegations, they have since agreed that the ATF purposefully chose not to interdict guns it lawfully could have seized. Holder testified in December that “the use of this misguided tactic is inexcusable, and it must never happen again.”

There’s the rub.

Quite simply, there’s a fundamental misconception at the heart of the Fast and Furious scandal. Nobody disputes that suspected straw purchasers under surveillance by the ATF repeatedly bought guns that eventually fell into criminal hands. Issa and others charge that the ATF intentionally allowed guns to walk as an operational tactic. But five law-enforcement agents directly involved in Fast and Furious tell Fortune that the ATF had no such tactic. They insist they never purposefully allowed guns to be illegally trafficked. Just the opposite: They say they seized weapons whenever they could but were hamstrung by prosecutors and weak laws, which stymied them at every turn.

Indeed, a six-month Fortune investigation reveals that the public case alleging that Voth and his colleagues walked guns is replete with distortions, errors, partial truths, and even some outright lies. Fortune reviewed more than 2,000 pages of confidential ATF documents and interviewed 39 people, including seven law-enforcement agents with direct knowledge of the case. Several, including Voth, are speaking out for the first time.

How Fast and Furious reached the headlines is a strange and unsettling saga, one that reveals a lot about politics and media today. It’s a story that starts with a grudge, specifically Dodson’s anger at Voth. After the terrible murder of agent Terry, Dodson made complaints that were then amplified, first by right-wing bloggers, then by CBS. Rep. Issa and other politicians then seized those elements to score points against the Obama administration, which, for its part, has capitulated in an apparent effort to avoid a rhetorical battle over gun control in the run-up to the presidential election. (A Justice Department spokesperson denies this and asserts that the department is not drawing conclusions until the inspector general’s report is submitted.)

“Republican senators are whipping up the country into a psychotic frenzy with these reports that are patently false,” says Linda Wallace, a special agent with the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal investigation unit who was assigned to the Fast and Furious team (and recently retired from the IRS). A self-described gun-rights supporter, Wallace has not been criticized by Issa’s committee.

The ATF’s accusers seem untroubled by evidence that the policy they have pilloried didn’t actually exist. “It gets back to something basic for me,” says Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa). “Terry was murdered, and guns from this operation were found at his murder site.” A spokesman for Issa denies that politics has played a role in the congressman’s actions and says “multiple individuals across the Justice Department’s component agencies share responsibility for the failure that occurred in Operation Fast and Furious.” Issa’s spokesman asserts that even if ATF agents followed prosecutors’ directives, “the practice is nonetheless gun walking.” Attorneys for Dodson declined to comment on the record.

For its part, the ATF would not answer specific questions, citing ongoing investigations. But a spokesperson for the agency provided a written statement noting that the “ATF did not exercise proper oversight, planning or judgment in executing this case. We at ATF have accepted responsibility and have taken appropriate and decisive action to insure that these errors in oversight and judgment never occur again.” The statement asserted that the “ATF has clarified its firearms transfer policy to focus on interdiction or early intervention to prevent the criminal acquisition, trafficking and misuse of firearms,” and it cited changes in coordination and oversight at the ATF.

Irony abounds when it comes to the Fast and Furious scandal. But the ultimate irony is this: Republicans who support the National Rifle Association and its attempts to weaken gun laws are lambasting ATF agents for not seizing enough weapons—ones that, in this case, prosecutors deemed to be legal.

The investigation begins

The ATF is a bureau of judgment calls. Drug enforcement agents can confiscate cocaine and arrest anyone in possession of it. But ATF agents must distinguish constitutionally protected legal guns from illegal ones, with the NRA and other Second Amendment activists watching for missteps.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Critics have depicted the ATF as “jackbooted government thugs” trampling on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. From the deadly standoff with the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas, in 1993 to allegations that ATF agents illegally seized weapons from suspected straw purchasers at a Richmond  gun show in 2005, these scandals have helped cement the bureau’s reputation in some quarters for law-enforcement overreach.

In part because of these notorious cases, the bureau has operated in a self-protective crouch. It has stuck to small single-defendant cases to the detriment of its effort to combat gun trafficking, the Justice Department’s inspector general found in a review of ATF cases from 2007 to 2009. To refocus its efforts, the ATF established Group VII and the other Southwest border units to build big, multi-defendant conspiracy cases and target the leaders of the trafficking operations.

Of course, the ATF can be its own worst enemy. Voth arrived in Phoenix in December 2009 only to discover that his group had not been funded. The group had little equipment and no long guns, electronic devices, or binoculars, forcing Voth to scrounge for supplies.

Then there was Voth’s seven-agent team, which was almost instantly at war with itself. Most of the agents were transplants, unfamiliar with Arizona or one another. Fast and Furious’ lead case agent, Hope MacAllister, 41, was the exception—a tough, squared-away Phoenix veteran with little tolerance for complaints. Her unsmiling demeanor led Voth to give her the ironic nickname “Sunshine Bear.” She declined to be interviewed.

Dodson, 41, arrived one day before Voth from a two-man outpost of ATF’s Roanoke field office, where he’d worked since 2002. He had joined the ATF from the narcotics section of the Loudoun County sheriff’s office in Virginia, where his blunt, even obnoxious manner did not earn him friends. He’s “an asshole sometimes—there is no other way to put it,” says his former partner, Ken Dondero, who served as best man at Dodson’s wedding. “He’s almost too honest. He believes that if he has a thought in his head, it’s there to broadcast to everyone.”

Voth, MacAllister, and a third agent, Tonya English, were quintessential by-the-book types. By contrast, Dodson and two other new arrivals, Olindo “Lee” Casa and Lawrence Alt, seemed to chafe at ATF rules and procedures. (An attorney for Casa says that “in light of the current congressional investigation, as well as investigations by the Department of Justice Inspector General and the Office of Special Counsel” it would be premature to comment. A lawyer for Alt says Alt could not be interviewed because he is in mediation to settle a suit he filed in which he charges that he was retaliated against for being a whistleblower.)

Dodson’s faction grew antagonistic to Voth. They regularly fired off snide e-mails and seemed to delight in mocking Voth and his methodical nature. They were scornful of protocol, according to ATF agents. Dodson would show up to work in flip-flops. He came unprepared for operations—without safety equipment or back-up plans—and was pulled off at least one surveillance for his own safety, say two colleagues. He earned the nickname “Renegade,” and soon Voth’s group effectively divided into two clashing factions: the Sunshine Bears and the Renegades.

Even had they all gotten along, they faced a nearly impossible task. They were seven agents pursuing more than a dozen cases, of which Fast and Furious was just one, their efforts complicated by a lack of adequate tools. Without a real-time database of gun sales, they had to perform a laborious archaeology. Day after day, they visited local gun dealers and pored over forms called 4473s, which dealers must keep on file. These contain a buyer’s personal information, a record of purchased guns and their serial numbers, and a certification that the buyer is purchasing the guns for himself. (Lying on the forms is a felony, but with weak penalties attached.) The ATF agents manually entered these serial numbers into a database of suspect guns to help them build a picture of past purchases.

By January 2010 the agents had identified 20 suspects who had paid some $350,000 in cash for more than 650 guns. According to Rep. Issa’s congressional committee, Group VII had enough evidence to make arrests and close the case then.

Prosecutors: Transferring guns is legal in Arizona

This was not the view of federal prosecutors. In a meeting on Jan. 5, 2010, Emory Hurley, the assistant U.S. Attorney in Phoenix overseeing the Fast and Furious case, told the agents they lacked probable cause for arrests, according to ATF records. Hurley’s judgment reflected accepted policy at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona. “[P]urchasing multiple long guns in Arizona is lawful,” Patrick Cunningham, the U.S. Attorney’s then–criminal chief in Arizona would later write. “Transferring them to another is lawful and even sale or barter of the guns to another is lawful unless the United States can prove by clear and convincing evidence that the firearm is intended to be used to commit a crime.” (Arizona federal prosecutors referred requests for comment to the Justice Department, which declined to make officials available. Hurley noted in an e-mail, “I am not able to comment on what I understand to be an ongoing investigation/prosecution. I am precluded by federal regulation, DOJ policy, the rules of professional conduct, and court order from talking with you about this matter.” Cunningham’s attorney also declined to comment.)

It was nearly impossible in Arizona to bring a case against a straw purchaser. The federal prosecutors there did not consider the purchase of a huge volume of guns, or their handoff to a third party,  sufficient evidence to seize them. A buyer who certified that the guns were for himself, then handed them off minutes later, hadn’t necessarily lied and was free to change his mind. Even if a suspect bought 10 guns that were recovered days later at a Mexican crime scene, this didn’t mean the initial purchase had been illegal. To these prosecutors, the pattern proved little. Instead, agents needed to link specific evidence of intent to commit a crime to each gun they wanted to seize.

ATF agent John Dodson

ATF agent John Dodson

None of the ATF agents doubted that the Fast and Furious guns were being purchased to commit crimes in Mexico. But that was nearly impossible to prove to prosecutors’ satisfaction. And agents could not seize guns or arrest suspects after being directed not to do so by a prosecutor. (Agents can be sued if they seize a weapon against prosecutors’ advice. In this case, the agents had a particularly strong obligation to follow the prosecutors’ direction given that Fast and Furious had received a special designation under the Justice Department’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. That designation meant more resources for the case, but it also provided that prosecutors take the lead role.)

In their Jan. 5 meeting, Hurley suggested another way to make a case: Voth’s team could wiretap the phone of a suspected recruiter and capture proof of him directing straw purchasers to buy guns. This would establish sufficient proof to arrest both the leaders and the followers.

On Jan. 8, 2010, Voth and his supervisors drafted a briefing paper in which they explained Hurley’s view that “there was minimal evidence at this time to support any type of prosecution.” The paper elaborated, “Currently our strategy is to allow the transfer of firearms to continue to take place, albeit at a much slower pace, in order to further the investigation and allow for the identification of additional co-conspirators.”  

Rep. Issa’s committee has flagged this document as proof that the agents chose to walk guns. But prosecutors had determined, Voth says, that the “transfer of firearms” was legal. Agents had no choice but to keep investigating and start a wiretap as quickly as possible to gather evidence of criminal intent.

Ten days after the meeting with Hurley, a Saturday, Jaime Avila, a transient, admitted methamphetamine user, bought three WASR-10 rifles at the Lone Wolf Trading Company in Glendale, Ariz. The next day, a helpful Lone Wolf employee faxed Avila’s purchase form to ATF to flag the suspicious activity. It was the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, so the agents didn’t receive the fax until Tuesday, according to a contemporaneous case report. By that time, the legally purchased guns had been gone for three days. The agents had never seen the weapons and had no chance to seize them. But they entered the serial numbers into their gun database. Two of these were later recovered at Brian Terry’s murder scene.

Rebuffed by the prosecutors

Voth was a logical thinker. He lived by advice he received from an early mentor in law enforcement: “There’s what you think. There’s what you know. There’s what you can prove. And the first two don’t count.”

But he was not operating in a logical world. The wiretap represented the ATF’s best—perhaps only— hope of connecting the gun purchases it had been documenting to orders from the cartels, according to Hurley. In Minneapolis, the prosecutors Voth had worked with had approved wiretap applications within 24 hours. But in Phoenix, days turned into weeks, and Group VII’s wiretap application languished with prosecutors in Arizona and Washington, D.C.

No one has yet explained this delay. Voth thinks prosecutor Hurley’s inexperience in wiretapping cases may have slowed the process. Several other agents speculate that Arizona’s gun culture may have led to indifference. Hurley is an avid gun enthusiastaccording to two law-enforcement sources who worked with him. One of those sources says he saw Hurley behind the counter at a gun show, helping a friend who is a weapons dealer.

William Newell, then special agent in charge of the ATF’s Phoenix field division, suspected that U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, an Obama appointee, was not being briefed adequately by deputies about the volume of guns being purchased. He wrote to colleagues in February 2010 that the prosecutor seemed “taken aback by some of the facts I informed him about”—by then, the Fast and Furious suspects had purchased 800 guns—”so I am setting up a briefing for him (alone no USAO ‘posse’) about this case and several other cases I feel he is being misled about.”

The conflict between federal prosecutors and ATF agents had been growing for years. Pete Forcelli, who served as group supervisor of ATF’s Phoenix I field division for five years, told Congress in June 2011 that he believed Arizona federal prosecutors made up excuses to decline cases. “Despite the existence [of] probable cause in many cases,” he testified, “there were no indictments, no prosecutions, and criminals were allowed to walk free.” Prosecutors in Los Angeles and New York were far more aggressive in pursuing gun cases, Forcelli asserted.

Phoenix-based ATF agents became so frustrated by prosecutors’ intransigence that, in a highly unusual move, they began bringing big cases to the state attorney general’s office instead. Terry Goddard, Arizona’s Attorney General from 2003 to 2011, says of federal prosecutors, “They demanded that every i be dotted, every t be crossed, and after a while, it got to be nonsensical.”

For prosecutors, straw-purchasing cases were hard to prove and unrewarding to prosecute, with minimal penalties attached. In December 2010, five U.S. Attorneys along the Southwest border, including Burke in Arizona, wrote to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, asking that penalties for straw purchasing be increased. The commission did increase the recommended jail time by a few months. But because the straw purchasers, by definition, have no criminal record and there is no firearms-trafficking statute that would allow prosecutors to charge them with conspiracy as a group, the penalties remain low.

Prosecutors repeatedly rebuffed Voth’s requests. After examining one suspect’s garbage, agents learned he was on food stamps yet had plunked down more than $300,000 for 476 firearms in six months. Voth asked if the ATF could arrest him for fraudulently accepting public assistance when he was spending such huge sums. Prosecutor Hurley said no. In another instance, a young jobless suspect paid more than $10,000 for a 50-caliber tripod-mounted sniper rifle. According to Voth, Hurley told the agents they lacked proof that he hadn’t bought the gun for himself.

Voth grew deeply frustrated. In August 2010, after the ATF in Texas confiscated 80 guns—63 of them purchased in Arizona by the Fast and Furious suspects— Voth got an e-mail from a colleague there: “Are you all planning to stop some of these guys any time soon? That’s a lot of guns…Are you just letting these guns walk?”

Voth responded with barely suppressed rage: “Have I offended you in some way? Because I am very offended by your e-mail. Define walk? Without Probable Cause and concurrence from the USAO [U.S. Attorney’s Office] it is highway robbery if we take someone’s property.” He then recounted the situation with the unemployed suspect who had bought the sniper rifle. “We conducted a field interview and after calling the AUSA [assistant U.S. Attorney] he said we did not have sufficient PC [probable cause] to take the firearm so our suspect drove home with said firearm in his car…any ideas on how we could not let that firearm ‘walk'”?

Voth believed the wiretap could help bring the case to a swift and successful close. On March 5, 2010, ten days before their first wiretap was set to begin, Voth was in Washington, D.C., to brief ATF brass and Justice Department officials on Fast and Furious. The response was overwhelmingly positive. A senior ATF attorney wrote Voth, “This is exactly the types of cases ATF should be doing with a wire, it is fantastic.”

The schism inside Phoenix Group VII

Voth returned to Phoenix fully expecting his team to unite for the work that lay ahead. But instead he found a minor mutiny—over the schedule for the wire, which needed to be monitored around the clock. Dodson didn’t want to work weekends. Casa felt his seniority should exclude him from the effort.

Agents were getting pulled from other field offices to assist, and on March 11, one wrote to ask Voth, “You’re not going to give the out-of-towners the crappy shifts, are you?” Voth responded, “I am attempting to split the weekends so everyone has to work one of the two days that way no one gets screwed too hard and everybody gets screwed a little bit.”

The next day, March 12, Voth sent out the wire schedule at 5:15 p.m. but got such a blizzard of complaints about the shifts that, two hours later, he sent another e-mail to the group. It read in part: “[T]here may be a schism developing amongst the group. This is the time we all need to pull together not drift apart. We are all entitled to our respective (albeit different) opinions however we all need to get along and realize we have a mission to accomplish. I am thrilled and proud that our Group is the first ATF Southwest Border Group in the country to be going up on [a] wire…I will be damned if this case is going to suffer due to petty arguing, rumors or other adolescent behavior…I don’t know what all the issues are but we are all adults, we are all professionals, and we have an exciting opportunity to use the biggest tool in our law enforcement tool box. If you don’t think this is fun you’re in the wrong line of work—period! This is the pinnacle of domestic U.S. law-enforcement techniques. After this the tool box is empty.” 

The wire turned out to be short lived. Within days, the agents realized that their suspect was phasing out use of the phone they were monitoring. Group VII would have to reapply, all over again, for permission to tap the new phone number.

But Voth’s so-called “schism e-mail” would live in infamy. Today it is held up as proof that the group was desperately divided over the tactic of gun walking and that Voth belittled those who opposed it. But there is no documentary evidence that agents Dodson, Casa, or Alt complained to their supervisors about the alleged gun walking, had confrontations about it, or were retaliated against because of their complaints, as they all later claimed.

Who’s opposed to gun walking? 

The atmosphere inside Voth’s group had become toxic. The subjects of dispute were often trivial. For example, when Voth asked Casa to turn off his computer’s Godzilla sound effect, which roared each time he got an e-mail, Casa replied, “I have done some limited research and have found no ATF order or internal division memo addressing this issue.”

Voth remained even-tempered but did take a stand after one incident. Alt taped to Voth’s door an eight-point takedown of agent MacAllister, sarcastically stating that she was in charge ofeverything. Voth reported the note to an ATF attorney, and Alt apologized. It’s unclear what drove the men’s anger, but it seems unlikely that it was caused by disagreements over alleged gun walking.

How is it possible to deduce that? Because Dodson then proceeded to walk guns intentionally, with Casa and Alt’s help. On April 13, 2010, one month after Voth wrote his schism e-mail, Dodson opened a case into a suspected gun trafficker named Isaiah Fernandez. He had gotten Casa to approve the case when Voth was on leave. Dodson had directed a cooperating straw purchaser to give three guns to Fernandez and had taped their conversations without a prosecutor’s approval.

Voth first learned these details a month into the case. He demanded that Dodson meet with him and get approval from prosecutors to tape conversations. Five days later, Dodson sent an uncharacteristically diplomatic response. (He and Alt had revised repeated drafts in that time, with Alt pushing to make the reply “less abrasive.” Dodson e-mailed back: “Less abrasive? I felt sick from kissing all that ass as it was.”) Dodson wrote that he succeeded in posing undercover as a straw purchaser and claimed that prosecutor Hurley—who he had just belatedly contacted—had raised “new concerns.” The prosecutor had told Dodson that an assistant U.S. Attorney “won’t be able to approve of letting firearms ‘walk’ in furtherance of your investigation without first briefing the U.S. Attorney and Criminal Chief.”

It was the first time Voth learned that Dodson intended to walk guns. Voth says he refused to approve the plan and instead consulted his supervisor, who asked for a proposal from Dodson in writing. Dodson then drafted one, which Voth forwarded to his supervisor, who approved it on May 28.

On June 1, Dodson used $2,500 in ATF funds to purchase six AK Draco pistols from local gun dealers, and gave these to Fernandez, who reimbursed him and gave him $700 for his efforts. Two days later, according to case records, Dodson—who would later testify that in his previous experience, “if even one [gun] got away from us, nobody went home until we found it”—left on a scheduled vacation without interdicting the guns. That day, Voth wrote to remind him that money collected as evidence needed to be vouchered within five days. Dodson e-mailed back, his sarcasm fully restored: “Do the orders define a ‘day’? Is it; a calendar day? A business day or work day….? An Earth day (because a day on Venus takes 243 Earth days which would mean that I have plenty of time)?”

The guns were never recovered, the case was later closed, and Fernandez was never charged. By any definition, it was gun walking of the most egregious sort: a government agent using taxpayer money to deliver guns to bad guys and then failing to intercept them.

On Feb. 4, 2011, the Justice Department sent a letter to Sen. Grassley saying that the allegations of gun walking in Fast and Furious were false and that ATF always tried to interdict weapons. A month later, Grassley countered with what appeared to be slam-dunk proof that ATF had indeed walked guns. “[P]lease explain how the denials in the Justice Department’s Feb. 4, 2011 letter to me can be squared with the evidence,” Grassley wrote, attaching damning case reports that he contended “proved that ATF allowed guns to ‘walk.'” The case and agent names were redacted, but the reports were not from Fast and Furious. They came entirely from Dodson’s Fernandez case.

An unusual alliance

By the end of July 2010, the Fast and Furious investigation was largely complete. The agents had sent prosecutors 20 names for immediate indictment, Jaime Avila’s among them. His purchase of the three WASR-10s were listed among his criminal acts. On Aug. 17, 2010, ATF agents met in Phoenix with prosecutors, including U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke. According to two people present, the ATF presented detailed evidence, including the fact that their suspects had purchased almost 2,000 guns, and pushed for indictments. A month later, on Sept. 17, an ATF team—this time including ATF director Kenneth Melson—met with prosecutors again and again pushed for action. The sides agreed to aim for indictments by October, according to one person in attendance.

But as weeks and then months passed, prosecutors did not issue indictments. The ATF agents grew increasingly concerned. By December, prosecutors had dropped Avila’s name from the indictment list for what they deemed a lack of evidence.

Only when Terry, the U.S. Border Patrol agent, was murdered in December 2010 did the prosecutors act. Voth’s agents arrested Avila within 24 hours of Terry’s death. On Jan. 19, 2011, a federal grand jury indicted him and 19 other suspects. (Avila has since pleaded guilty to dealing guns without a license).

Meanwhile, a crucial part of the Fast and Furious scandal—an unusual alliance that would prod politicians and spread word of the failure to stop guns from making their way to Mexican drug cartels—was waiting in the wings. Little more than a week after Terry’s murder, a small item about the possible connection between his death and the Fast and Furious case appeared on a website, CleanUpATF.org. The site was the work of a disgruntled ATF agent-turned-whistleblower, Vince Cefalu, who is suing the bureau for alleged mistreatment in an unrelated case. His website has served as a clearinghouse for grievances and a magnet for other ATF whistleblowers.

It had also attracted gun-rights activists loosely organized around a blog called the Sipsey Street Irregulars, run by a former militia member, Mike Vanderboegh, who has advocated armed insurrection against the U.S. government. It was an incendiary combination: the disgruntled ATF agents wanted to punish and reform the bureau; the gun-rights activists wanted to disable it. After the item about Terry appeared, the bloggers funneled the allegations through a “desert telegraph” of sorts to Republican lawmakers, who began asking questions.

A week after the initial Fast and Furious press conference in January 2011, Dodson dropped a small bombshell. He told a supervisor that he had been contacted by congressional staff. Dodson met that day with two ATF supervisors. According to their written contemporaneous accounts, Dodson was vague but claimed that Voth had always “treated him like shit” and that it “felt good” to speak with someone outside ATF.

Dodson appeared on the CBS Evening News a week later. As Voth watched the program from his living room, he says, he wanted to vomit. He saw sentences from his “schism” e-mail reproduced on the TV screen. But CBS didn’t quote the portions of Voth’s e-mail that described how the group was divided by “petty arguing” and “adolescent behavior.” Instead, CBS claimed the schism had been caused by opposition to gun walking (such alleged opposition is not discussed anywhere in the e-mail, which is below). CBS asserted that Dodson and others had protested the tactic “over and over,” and then quoted portions of Voth’s e-mail in a way that left the impression that gun walking was endorsed at headquarters. CBS contacted the ATF (but not Voth directly). The result was a report that incorrectly painted Voth as zealously promoting gun walking. (A CBS spokeswoman, Sonya McNair, says CBS does not publicly discuss its editorial process but notes, “The White House has already acknowledged the truth of our report.”)

The “Witch Hunt”

Less than 36 hours after the CBS report, Voth was jolted awake at dawn by the blaring of his burglar alarm. With his wife and children still in bed, he crept down the stairs of his desert home, his ATF-issued .40 caliber Sig Sauer extended before him. In the garage, he saw a door ajar and a massive kettle bell he used for workouts knocked from its place. Outside, the fleeing intruder had left behind a partial footprint in the sand.

As Voth waited for the police, he checked his e-mail and found an anonymous threat, sent minutes earlier: “You God-damned stupid ‘Yes-Man’ who does not have either the morals, or the intelligence, to realize that allowing this ‘Fast and Furious’ operation would result in unnecessary, unjustified deaths.” Later his wife found a strange car outside their house and an angry post on the Internet listing their home address. Voth confidentially shared his concern about that post in a meeting with two senior ATF officials, only to find an account of the meeting on the Sipsey Street blog within 24 hours.

The ATF’s office of operations security investigated the threats to Voth. A confidential report on March 29, 2011, concluded, “ATF ‘insiders’ are the number one threat to GS Voth and his family.” The report cited “at least six individuals,” whom it did not name, who had “personal agendas to undermine the credibility of ATF supervisors and members of management as retribution for [Voth’s] operational shortcomings.” The report cited the two blogs and concluded that “the malicious intent of insiders” had led directly to Voth’s becoming the target of a “nation-wide…libel campaign.”

Politicians soon got involved, and the situation grew worse for the ATF. In June, Republican staffers for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee released a joint report that leaned heavily on interviews with Dodson, Casa, and Alt and identified Voth as a central figure in the scandal. It quoted Dodson describing Voth as “giddy” over the slaughter in Mexico—Voth says he was deeply upset by the violence—but didn’t reflect Voth’s perspective. The report was released two weeks before Voth was scheduled to be questioned for the first time by congressional investigators. (A spokesman for Issa says the committee attempted to interview Voth earlier.)

As the allegations mounted, pressure intensified. In early July the ATF’s once supportive acting director, Melson—who according to e-mails had been briefed weekly on the case—went to Congress and threw his own people under the bus. Melson told Grassley that he had read the case reports only after the scandal broke, and had been “sick to his stomach,” according to press accounts of the meeting. In August, Melson resigned, as did Arizona’s U.S. Attorney, Burke. (Melson’s lawyer, Richard Cullen, says the Justice Department’s inspector general will likely answer many of the continuing questions.) In December 2011, the Justice Department retracted its Feb. 4 letter, in which it had denied walking guns in the Fast and Furious case.

For Voth, steeped in military loyalty, Melson’s betrayal was the blow he couldn’t fathom. Voth began losing weight, losing sleep. As he puts it, “You barely remember your own name, your mind is going 100 miles an hour.” He no longer knew what to do or who could be trusted. “There would be no way,” he says, “to foreshadow this.”

Since the scandal erupted, almost everyone associated with Fast and Furious has been reassigned. Dodson, Casa, and Alt have been transferred to other field offices. Voth, who has now been interviewed by congressional investigators and the Justice Department’s inspector general, has been reassigned to a desk job in Washington.

New facts are still coming to light—and will likely continue to do so with the Justice Department inspector general’s report expected in coming months. Among the discoveries: Fast and Furious’ top suspects—Sinaloa Cartel operatives and Mexican nationals who were providing the money, ordering the guns, and directing the recruitment of the straw purchasers—turned out to be FBI informants who were receiving money from the bureau. That came as news to the ATF agents in Group VII.

Today, with Attorney General Holder now squarely in the cross hairs of Congress, Democrats and Republicans are accusing each other of political machinations. Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat and ranking member of the oversight committee, has accused Issa of targeting Holder as part of an “election-year witch hunt.” Issa has alleged on Fox News that Fast and Furious is part of a liberal conspiracy to restrict gun rights: “Very clearly, [the ATF] made a crisis and they are using this crisis to somehow take away or limit people’s Second Amendment rights.” (Issa has a personal history on this issue: In 1972, at age 19, he was arrested for having a concealed, loaded .25-caliber automatic in his car; he ultimately pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered gun.)

Issa’s claim that the ATF is using the Fast and Furious scandal to limit gun rights seems, to put it charitably, far-fetched. Meanwhile, Issa and other lawmakers say they want ATF to stanch the deadly tide of guns, widely implicated in the killing of 47,000 Mexicans in the drug-war violence of the past five years. But the public bludgeoning of the ATF has had the opposite effect. From 2010, when Congress began investigating, to 2011, gun seizures by Group VII and the ATF’s three other groups in Phoenix dropped by more than 90%.

from:  http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/27/fast-and-furious-truth/

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

John Dodson

1685 464165              46

 

his path of destiny = 46 = The past.  Personal history.

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June 27, 2012               5:00 AM ET

In the annals of impossible assignments, Dave Voth’s ranked high. In 2009 the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives promoted Voth to lead Phoenix Group VII, one of seven new ATF groups along the Southwest border tasked with stopping guns from being trafficked into Mexico’s vicious drug war.

Some call it the “parade of ants”; others the “river of iron.” The Mexican government has estimated that 2,000 weapons are smuggled daily from the U.S. into Mexico. The ATF is hobbled in its effort to stop this flow. No federal statute outlaws firearms trafficking, so agents must build cases using a patchwork of often toothless laws. For six years, due to Beltway politics, the bureau has gone without permanent leadership, neutered in its fight for funding and authority. The National Rifle Association has so successfully opposed a comprehensive electronic database of gun sales that the ATF’s congressional appropriation explicitly prohibits establishing one.

Voth, 39, was a good choice for a Sisyphean task. Strapping and sandy-haired, the former Marine is cool-headed and punctilious to a fault. In 2009 the ATF named him outstanding law-enforcement employee of the year for dismantling two violent street gangs in Minneapolis. He was the “hardest working federal agent I’ve come across,” says John Biederman, a sergeant with the Minneapolis Police Department. But as Voth left to become the group supervisor of Phoenix Group VII, a friend warned him: “You’re destined to fail.”

Voth’s mandate was to stop gun traffickers in Arizona, the state ranked by the gun-control advocacy group Legal Community Against Violence as having the nation’s “weakest gun violence prevention laws.” Just 200 miles from Mexico, which prohibits gun sales, the Phoenix area is home to 853 federally licensed firearms dealers. Billboards advertise volume discounts for multiple purchases.

Customers can legally buy as many weapons as they want in Arizona as long as they’re 18 or older and pass a criminal background check. There are no waiting periods and no need for permits, and buyers are allowed to resell the guns. “In Arizona,” says Voth, “someone buying three guns is like someone buying a sandwich.”

By 2009 the Sinaloa drug cartel had made Phoenix its gun supermarket and recruited young Americans as its designated shoppers or straw purchasers. Voth and his agents began investigating a group of buyers, some not even old enough to buy beer, whose members were plunking down as much as $20,000 in cash to purchase up to 20 semiautomatics at a time, and then delivering the weapons to others.

The agents faced numerous obstacles in what they dubbed the Fast and Furious case. (They named it after the street-racing movie because the suspects drag raced cars together.) Their greatest difficulty by far, however, was convincing prosecutors that they had sufficient grounds to seize guns and arrest straw purchasers. By June 2010 the agents had sent the U.S. Attorney’s office a list of 31 suspects they wanted to arrest, with 46 pages outlining their illegal acts. But for the next seven months prosecutors did not indict a single suspect.

On Dec. 14, 2010, a tragic event rewrote the narrative of the investigation. In a remote stretch of Peck Canyon, Ariz., Mexican bandits attacked an elite U.S. Border Patrol unit and killed an agent named Brian Terry. The attackers fled, leaving behind two semiautomatic rifles. A trace of the guns’ serial numbers revealed that the weapons had been purchased 11 months earlier at a Phoenix-area gun store by a Fast and Furious suspect.

Ten weeks later, an ATF agent named John Dodson, whom Voth had supervised, made startling allegations on the CBS Evening News. He charged that his supervisors had intentionally allowed American firearms to be trafficked—a tactic known as “walking guns”—to Mexican drug cartels. Dodson claimed that supervisors repeatedly ordered him not to seize weapons because they wanted to track the guns into the hands of criminal ringleaders. The program showed internal e-mails from Voth, which purportedly revealed agents locked in a dispute over the deadly strategy. The guns permitted to flow to criminals, the program charged, played a role in Terry’s death.

After the CBS broadcast, Fast and Furious erupted as a major scandal for the Obama administration. The story has become a fixture on Fox News and the subject of numerous reports in media outlets from CNN to the New York Times. The furor has prompted repeated congressional hearings—with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifying multiple times—dueling reports from congressional committees, and an ongoing investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general. It has led to the resignations of the acting ATF chief, the U.S. Attorney in Arizona, and his chief criminal prosecutor.

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Rep. Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.)

Conservatives have pummeled the Obama administration, and especially Holder, for more than a year. “Who authorized this program that was sofelony stupid that it got people killed?” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, demanded to know in a hearing in June 2011. He has charged the Justice Department, which oversees the ATF, with having “blood on their hands.” Issa and more than 100 other Republican members of Congress have demanded Holder’s resignation.

The conflict has escalated dramatically in the past ten days. On June 20, in a day of political brinkmanship, Issa’s committee voted along party lines, 23 to 17, to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for allegedly failing to turn over certain subpoenaed documents, which the Justice Department contended could not be released because they related to ongoing criminal investigations. The vote came hours after President Obama asserted executive privilege to block the release of the documents. Holder now faces a vote by the full House of Representatives this week on the contempt motion (though negotiations over the documents continue). Assuming a vote occurs, it will be the first against an attorney general in U.S. history.

As political pressure has mounted, ATF and Justice Department officials have reversed themselves. After initially supporting Group VII agents and denying the allegations, they have since agreed that the ATF purposefully chose not to interdict guns it lawfully could have seized. Holder testified in December that “the use of this misguided tactic is inexcusable, and it must never happen again.”

There’s the rub.

Quite simply, there’s a fundamental misconception at the heart of the Fast and Furious scandal. Nobody disputes that suspected straw purchasers under surveillance by the ATF repeatedly bought guns that eventually fell into criminal hands. Issa and others charge that the ATF intentionally allowed guns to walk as an operational tactic. But five law-enforcement agents directly involved in Fast and Furious tell Fortune that the ATF had no such tactic. They insist they never purposefully allowed guns to be illegally trafficked. Just the opposite: They say they seized weapons whenever they could but were hamstrung by prosecutors and weak laws, which stymied them at every turn.

Indeed, a six-month Fortune investigation reveals that the public case alleging that Voth and his colleagues walked guns is replete with distortions, errors, partial truths, and even some outright lies. Fortune reviewed more than 2,000 pages of confidential ATF documents and interviewed 39 people, including seven law-enforcement agents with direct knowledge of the case. Several, including Voth, are speaking out for the first time.

How Fast and Furious reached the headlines is a strange and unsettling saga, one that reveals a lot about politics and media today. It’s a story that starts with a grudge, specifically Dodson’s anger at Voth. After the terrible murder of agent Terry, Dodson made complaints that were then amplified, first by right-wing bloggers, then by CBS. Rep. Issa and other politicians then seized those elements to score points against the Obama administration, which, for its part, has capitulated in an apparent effort to avoid a rhetorical battle over gun control in the run-up to the presidential election. (A Justice Department spokesperson denies this and asserts that the department is not drawing conclusions until the inspector general’s report is submitted.)

“Republican senators are whipping up the country into a psychotic frenzy with these reports that are patently false,” says Linda Wallace, a special agent with the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal investigation unit who was assigned to the Fast and Furious team (and recently retired from the IRS). A self-described gun-rights supporter, Wallace has not been criticized by Issa’s committee.

The ATF’s accusers seem untroubled by evidence that the policy they have pilloried didn’t actually exist. “It gets back to something basic for me,” says Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa). “Terry was murdered, and guns from this operation were found at his murder site.” A spokesman for Issa denies that politics has played a role in the congressman’s actions and says “multiple individuals across the Justice Department’s component agencies share responsibility for the failure that occurred in Operation Fast and Furious.” Issa’s spokesman asserts that even if ATF agents followed prosecutors’ directives, “the practice is nonetheless gun walking.” Attorneys for Dodson declined to comment on the record.

For its part, the ATF would not answer specific questions, citing ongoing investigations. But a spokesperson for the agency provided a written statement noting that the “ATF did not exercise proper oversight, planning or judgment in executing this case. We at ATF have accepted responsibility and have taken appropriate and decisive action to insure that these errors in oversight and judgment never occur again.” The statement asserted that the “ATF has clarified its firearms transfer policy to focus on interdiction or early intervention to prevent the criminal acquisition, trafficking and misuse of firearms,” and it cited changes in coordination and oversight at the ATF.

Irony abounds when it comes to the Fast and Furious scandal. But the ultimate irony is this: Republicans who support the National Rifle Association and its attempts to weaken gun laws are lambasting ATF agents for not seizing enough weapons—ones that, in this case, prosecutors deemed to be legal.

The investigation begins

The ATF is a bureau of judgment calls. Drug enforcement agents can confiscate cocaine and arrest anyone in possession of it. But ATF agents must distinguish constitutionally protected legal guns from illegal ones, with the NRA and other Second Amendment activists watching for missteps.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Critics have depicted the ATF as “jackbooted government thugs” trampling on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. From the deadly standoff with the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas, in 1993 to allegations that ATF agents illegally seized weapons from suspected straw purchasers at a Richmond  gun show in 2005, these scandals have helped cement the bureau’s reputation in some quarters for law-enforcement overreach.

In part because of these notorious cases, the bureau has operated in a self-protective crouch. It has stuck to small single-defendant cases to the detriment of its effort to combat gun trafficking, the Justice Department’s inspector general found in a review of ATF cases from 2007 to 2009. To refocus its efforts, the ATF established Group VII and the other Southwest border units to build big, multi-defendant conspiracy cases and target the leaders of the trafficking operations.

Of course, the ATF can be its own worst enemy. Voth arrived in Phoenix in December 2009 only to discover that his group had not been funded. The group had little equipment and no long guns, electronic devices, or binoculars, forcing Voth to scrounge for supplies.

Then there was Voth’s seven-agent team, which was almost instantly at war with itself. Most of the agents were transplants, unfamiliar with Arizona or one another. Fast and Furious’ lead case agent, Hope MacAllister, 41, was the exception—a tough, squared-away Phoenix veteran with little tolerance for complaints. Her unsmiling demeanor led Voth to give her the ironic nickname “Sunshine Bear.” She declined to be interviewed.

Dodson, 41, arrived one day before Voth from a two-man outpost of ATF’s Roanoke field office, where he’d worked since 2002. He had joined the ATF from the narcotics section of the Loudoun County sheriff’s office in Virginia, where his blunt, even obnoxious manner did not earn him friends. He’s “an asshole sometimes—there is no other way to put it,” says his former partner, Ken Dondero, who served as best man at Dodson’s wedding. “He’s almost too honest. He believes that if he has a thought in his head, it’s there to broadcast to everyone.”

Voth, MacAllister, and a third agent, Tonya English, were quintessential by-the-book types. By contrast, Dodson and two other new arrivals, Olindo “Lee” Casa and Lawrence Alt, seemed to chafe at ATF rules and procedures. (An attorney for Casa says that “in light of the current congressional investigation, as well as investigations by the Department of Justice Inspector General and the Office of Special Counsel” it would be premature to comment. A lawyer for Alt says Alt could not be interviewed because he is in mediation to settle a suit he filed in which he charges that he was retaliated against for being a whistleblower.)

Dodson’s faction grew antagonistic to Voth. They regularly fired off snide e-mails and seemed to delight in mocking Voth and his methodical nature. They were scornful of protocol, according to ATF agents. Dodson would show up to work in flip-flops. He came unprepared for operations—without safety equipment or back-up plans—and was pulled off at least one surveillance for his own safety, say two colleagues. He earned the nickname “Renegade,” and soon Voth’s group effectively divided into two clashing factions: the Sunshine Bears and the Renegades.

Even had they all gotten along, they faced a nearly impossible task. They were seven agents pursuing more than a dozen cases, of which Fast and Furious was just one, their efforts complicated by a lack of adequate tools. Without a real-time database of gun sales, they had to perform a laborious archaeology. Day after day, they visited local gun dealers and pored over forms called 4473s, which dealers must keep on file. These contain a buyer’s personal information, a record of purchased guns and their serial numbers, and a certification that the buyer is purchasing the guns for himself. (Lying on the forms is a felony, but with weak penalties attached.) The ATF agents manually entered these serial numbers into a database of suspect guns to help them build a picture of past purchases.

By January 2010 the agents had identified 20 suspects who had paid some $350,000 in cash for more than 650 guns. According to Rep. Issa’s congressional committee, Group VII had enough evidence to make arrests and close the case then.

Prosecutors: Transferring guns is legal in Arizona

This was not the view of federal prosecutors. In a meeting on Jan. 5, 2010, Emory Hurley, the assistant U.S. Attorney in Phoenix overseeing the Fast and Furious case, told the agents they lacked probable cause for arrests, according to ATF records. Hurley’s judgment reflected accepted policy at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona. “[P]urchasing multiple long guns in Arizona is lawful,” Patrick Cunningham, the U.S. Attorney’s then–criminal chief in Arizona would later write. “Transferring them to another is lawful and even sale or barter of the guns to another is lawful unless the United States can prove by clear and convincing evidence that the firearm is intended to be used to commit a crime.” (Arizona federal prosecutors referred requests for comment to the Justice Department, which declined to make officials available. Hurley noted in an e-mail, “I am not able to comment on what I understand to be an ongoing investigation/prosecution. I am precluded by federal regulation, DOJ policy, the rules of professional conduct, and court order from talking with you about this matter.” Cunningham’s attorney also declined to comment.)

It was nearly impossible in Arizona to bring a case against a straw purchaser. The federal prosecutors there did not consider the purchase of a huge volume of guns, or their handoff to a third party,  sufficient evidence to seize them. A buyer who certified that the guns were for himself, then handed them off minutes later, hadn’t necessarily lied and was free to change his mind. Even if a suspect bought 10 guns that were recovered days later at a Mexican crime scene, this didn’t mean the initial purchase had been illegal. To these prosecutors, the pattern proved little. Instead, agents needed to link specific evidence of intent to commit a crime to each gun they wanted to seize.

ATF agent John Dodson

ATF agent John Dodson

None of the ATF agents doubted that the Fast and Furious guns were being purchased to commit crimes in Mexico. But that was nearly impossible to prove to prosecutors’ satisfaction. And agents could not seize guns or arrest suspects after being directed not to do so by a prosecutor. (Agents can be sued if they seize a weapon against prosecutors’ advice. In this case, the agents had a particularly strong obligation to follow the prosecutors’ direction given that Fast and Furious had received a special designation under the Justice Department’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. That designation meant more resources for the case, but it also provided that prosecutors take the lead role.)

In their Jan. 5 meeting, Hurley suggested another way to make a case: Voth’s team could wiretap the phone of a suspected recruiter and capture proof of him directing straw purchasers to buy guns. This would establish sufficient proof to arrest both the leaders and the followers.

On Jan. 8, 2010, Voth and his supervisors drafted a briefing paper in which they explained Hurley’s view that “there was minimal evidence at this time to support any type of prosecution.” The paper elaborated, “Currently our strategy is to allow the transfer of firearms to continue to take place, albeit at a much slower pace, in order to further the investigation and allow for the identification of additional co-conspirators.”  

Rep. Issa’s committee has flagged this document as proof that the agents chose to walk guns. But prosecutors had determined, Voth says, that the “transfer of firearms” was legal. Agents had no choice but to keep investigating and start a wiretap as quickly as possible to gather evidence of criminal intent.

Ten days after the meeting with Hurley, a Saturday, Jaime Avila, a transient, admitted methamphetamine user, bought three WASR-10 rifles at the Lone Wolf Trading Company in Glendale, Ariz. The next day, a helpful Lone Wolf employee faxed Avila’s purchase form to ATF to flag the suspicious activity. It was the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, so the agents didn’t receive the fax until Tuesday, according to a contemporaneous case report. By that time, the legally purchased guns had been gone for three days. The agents had never seen the weapons and had no chance to seize them. But they entered the serial numbers into their gun database. Two of these were later recovered at Brian Terry’s murder scene.

Rebuffed by the prosecutors

Voth was a logical thinker. He lived by advice he received from an early mentor in law enforcement: “There’s what you think. There’s what you know. There’s what you can prove. And the first two don’t count.”

But he was not operating in a logical world. The wiretap represented the ATF’s best—perhaps only— hope of connecting the gun purchases it had been documenting to orders from the cartels, according to Hurley. In Minneapolis, the prosecutors Voth had worked with had approved wiretap applications within 24 hours. But in Phoenix, days turned into weeks, and Group VII’s wiretap application languished with prosecutors in Arizona and Washington, D.C.

No one has yet explained this delay. Voth thinks prosecutor Hurley’s inexperience in wiretapping cases may have slowed the process. Several other agents speculate that Arizona’s gun culture may have led to indifference. Hurley is an avid gun enthusiastaccording to two law-enforcement sources who worked with him. One of those sources says he saw Hurley behind the counter at a gun show, helping a friend who is a weapons dealer.

William Newell, then special agent in charge of the ATF’s Phoenix field division, suspected that U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, an Obama appointee, was not being briefed adequately by deputies about the volume of guns being purchased. He wrote to colleagues in February 2010 that the prosecutor seemed “taken aback by some of the facts I informed him about”—by then, the Fast and Furious suspects had purchased 800 guns—”so I am setting up a briefing for him (alone no USAO ‘posse’) about this case and several other cases I feel he is being misled about.”

The conflict between federal prosecutors and ATF agents had been growing for years. Pete Forcelli, who served as group supervisor of ATF’s Phoenix I field division for five years, told Congress in June 2011 that he believed Arizona federal prosecutors made up excuses to decline cases. “Despite the existence [of] probable cause in many cases,” he testified, “there were no indictments, no prosecutions, and criminals were allowed to walk free.” Prosecutors in Los Angeles and New York were far more aggressive in pursuing gun cases, Forcelli asserted.

Phoenix-based ATF agents became so frustrated by prosecutors’ intransigence that, in a highly unusual move, they began bringing big cases to the state attorney general’s office instead. Terry Goddard, Arizona’s Attorney General from 2003 to 2011, says of federal prosecutors, “They demanded that every i be dotted, every t be crossed, and after a while, it got to be nonsensical.”

For prosecutors, straw-purchasing cases were hard to prove and unrewarding to prosecute, with minimal penalties attached. In December 2010, five U.S. Attorneys along the Southwest border, including Burke in Arizona, wrote to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, asking that penalties for straw purchasing be increased. The commission did increase the recommended jail time by a few months. But because the straw purchasers, by definition, have no criminal record and there is no firearms-trafficking statute that would allow prosecutors to charge them with conspiracy as a group, the penalties remain low.

Prosecutors repeatedly rebuffed Voth’s requests. After examining one suspect’s garbage, agents learned he was on food stamps yet had plunked down more than $300,000 for 476 firearms in six months. Voth asked if the ATF could arrest him for fraudulently accepting public assistance when he was spending such huge sums. Prosecutor Hurley said no. In another instance, a young jobless suspect paid more than $10,000 for a 50-caliber tripod-mounted sniper rifle. According to Voth, Hurley told the agents they lacked proof that he hadn’t bought the gun for himself.

Voth grew deeply frustrated. In August 2010, after the ATF in Texas confiscated 80 guns—63 of them purchased in Arizona by the Fast and Furious suspects— Voth got an e-mail from a colleague there: “Are you all planning to stop some of these guys any time soon? That’s a lot of guns…Are you just letting these guns walk?”

Voth responded with barely suppressed rage: “Have I offended you in some way? Because I am very offended by your e-mail. Define walk? Without Probable Cause and concurrence from the USAO [U.S. Attorney’s Office] it is highway robbery if we take someone’s property.” He then recounted the situation with the unemployed suspect who had bought the sniper rifle. “We conducted a field interview and after calling the AUSA [assistant U.S. Attorney] he said we did not have sufficient PC [probable cause] to take the firearm so our suspect drove home with said firearm in his car…any ideas on how we could not let that firearm ‘walk'”?

Voth believed the wiretap could help bring the case to a swift and successful close. On March 5, 2010, ten days before their first wiretap was set to begin, Voth was in Washington, D.C., to brief ATF brass and Justice Department officials on Fast and Furious. The response was overwhelmingly positive. A senior ATF attorney wrote Voth, “This is exactly the types of cases ATF should be doing with a wire, it is fantastic.”

The schism inside Phoenix Group VII

Voth returned to Phoenix fully expecting his team to unite for the work that lay ahead. But instead he found a minor mutiny—over the schedule for the wire, which needed to be monitored around the clock. Dodson didn’t want to work weekends. Casa felt his seniority should exclude him from the effort.

Agents were getting pulled from other field offices to assist, and on March 11, one wrote to ask Voth, “You’re not going to give the out-of-towners the crappy shifts, are you?” Voth responded, “I am attempting to split the weekends so everyone has to work one of the two days that way no one gets screwed too hard and everybody gets screwed a little bit.”

The next day, March 12, Voth sent out the wire schedule at 5:15 p.m. but got such a blizzard of complaints about the shifts that, two hours later, he sent another e-mail to the group. It read in part: “[T]here may be a schism developing amongst the group. This is the time we all need to pull together not drift apart. We are all entitled to our respective (albeit different) opinions however we all need to get along and realize we have a mission to accomplish. I am thrilled and proud that our Group is the first ATF Southwest Border Group in the country to be going up on [a] wire…I will be damned if this case is going to suffer due to petty arguing, rumors or other adolescent behavior…I don’t know what all the issues are but we are all adults, we are all professionals, and we have an exciting opportunity to use the biggest tool in our law enforcement tool box. If you don’t think this is fun you’re in the wrong line of work—period! This is the pinnacle of domestic U.S. law-enforcement techniques. After this the tool box is empty.” 

The wire turned out to be short lived. Within days, the agents realized that their suspect was phasing out use of the phone they were monitoring. Group VII would have to reapply, all over again, for permission to tap the new phone number.

But Voth’s so-called “schism e-mail” would live in infamy. Today it is held up as proof that the group was desperately divided over the tactic of gun walking and that Voth belittled those who opposed it. But there is no documentary evidence that agents Dodson, Casa, or Alt complained to their supervisors about the alleged gun walking, had confrontations about it, or were retaliated against because of their complaints, as they all later claimed.

Who’s opposed to gun walking? 

The atmosphere inside Voth’s group had become toxic. The subjects of dispute were often trivial. For example, when Voth asked Casa to turn off his computer’s Godzilla sound effect, which roared each time he got an e-mail, Casa replied, “I have done some limited research and have found no ATF order or internal division memo addressing this issue.”

Voth remained even-tempered but did take a stand after one incident. Alt taped to Voth’s door an eight-point takedown of agent MacAllister, sarcastically stating that she was in charge ofeverything. Voth reported the note to an ATF attorney, and Alt apologized. It’s unclear what drove the men’s anger, but it seems unlikely that it was caused by disagreements over alleged gun walking.

How is it possible to deduce that? Because Dodson then proceeded to walk guns intentionally, with Casa and Alt’s help. On April 13, 2010, one month after Voth wrote his schism e-mail, Dodson opened a case into a suspected gun trafficker named Isaiah Fernandez. He had gotten Casa to approve the case when Voth was on leave. Dodson had directed a cooperating straw purchaser to give three guns to Fernandez and had taped their conversations without a prosecutor’s approval.

Voth first learned these details a month into the case. He demanded that Dodson meet with him and get approval from prosecutors to tape conversations. Five days later, Dodson sent an uncharacteristically diplomatic response. (He and Alt had revised repeated drafts in that time, with Alt pushing to make the reply “less abrasive.” Dodson e-mailed back: “Less abrasive? I felt sick from kissing all that ass as it was.”) Dodson wrote that he succeeded in posing undercover as a straw purchaser and claimed that prosecutor Hurley—who he had just belatedly contacted—had raised “new concerns.” The prosecutor had told Dodson that an assistant U.S. Attorney “won’t be able to approve of letting firearms ‘walk’ in furtherance of your investigation without first briefing the U.S. Attorney and Criminal Chief.”

It was the first time Voth learned that Dodson intended to walk guns. Voth says he refused to approve the plan and instead consulted his supervisor, who asked for a proposal from Dodson in writing. Dodson then drafted one, which Voth forwarded to his supervisor, who approved it on May 28.

On June 1, Dodson used $2,500 in ATF funds to purchase six AK Draco pistols from local gun dealers, and gave these to Fernandez, who reimbursed him and gave him $700 for his efforts. Two days later, according to case records, Dodson—who would later testify that in his previous experience, “if even one [gun] got away from us, nobody went home until we found it”—left on a scheduled vacation without interdicting the guns. That day, Voth wrote to remind him that money collected as evidence needed to be vouchered within five days. Dodson e-mailed back, his sarcasm fully restored: “Do the orders define a ‘day’? Is it; a calendar day? A business day or work day….? An Earth day (because a day on Venus takes 243 Earth days which would mean that I have plenty of time)?”

The guns were never recovered, the case was later closed, and Fernandez was never charged. By any definition, it was gun walking of the most egregious sort: a government agent using taxpayer money to deliver guns to bad guys and then failing to intercept them.

On Feb. 4, 2011, the Justice Department sent a letter to Sen. Grassley saying that the allegations of gun walking in Fast and Furious were false and that ATF always tried to interdict weapons. A month later, Grassley countered with what appeared to be slam-dunk proof that ATF had indeed walked guns. “[P]lease explain how the denials in the Justice Department’s Feb. 4, 2011 letter to me can be squared with the evidence,” Grassley wrote, attaching damning case reports that he contended “proved that ATF allowed guns to ‘walk.'” The case and agent names were redacted, but the reports were not from Fast and Furious. They came entirely from Dodson’s Fernandez case.

An unusual alliance

By the end of July 2010, the Fast and Furious investigation was largely complete. The agents had sent prosecutors 20 names for immediate indictment, Jaime Avila’s among them. His purchase of the three WASR-10s were listed among his criminal acts. On Aug. 17, 2010, ATF agents met in Phoenix with prosecutors, including U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke. According to two people present, the ATF presented detailed evidence, including the fact that their suspects had purchased almost 2,000 guns, and pushed for indictments. A month later, on Sept. 17, an ATF team—this time including ATF director Kenneth Melson—met with prosecutors again and again pushed for action. The sides agreed to aim for indictments by October, according to one person in attendance.

But as weeks and then months passed, prosecutors did not issue indictments. The ATF agents grew increasingly concerned. By December, prosecutors had dropped Avila’s name from the indictment list for what they deemed a lack of evidence.

Only when Terry, the U.S. Border Patrol agent, was murdered in December 2010 did the prosecutors act. Voth’s agents arrested Avila within 24 hours of Terry’s death. On Jan. 19, 2011, a federal grand jury indicted him and 19 other suspects. (Avila has since pleaded guilty to dealing guns without a license).

Meanwhile, a crucial part of the Fast and Furious scandal—an unusual alliance that would prod politicians and spread word of the failure to stop guns from making their way to Mexican drug cartels—was waiting in the wings. Little more than a week after Terry’s murder, a small item about the possible connection between his death and the Fast and Furious case appeared on a website, CleanUpATF.org. The site was the work of a disgruntled ATF agent-turned-whistleblower, Vince Cefalu, who is suing the bureau for alleged mistreatment in an unrelated case. His website has served as a clearinghouse for grievances and a magnet for other ATF whistleblowers.

It had also attracted gun-rights activists loosely organized around a blog called the Sipsey Street Irregulars, run by a former militia member, Mike Vanderboegh, who has advocated armed insurrection against the U.S. government. It was an incendiary combination: the disgruntled ATF agents wanted to punish and reform the bureau; the gun-rights activists wanted to disable it. After the item about Terry appeared, the bloggers funneled the allegations through a “desert telegraph” of sorts to Republican lawmakers, who began asking questions.

A week after the initial Fast and Furious press conference in January 2011, Dodson dropped a small bombshell. He told a supervisor that he had been contacted by congressional staff. Dodson met that day with two ATF supervisors. According to their written contemporaneous accounts, Dodson was vague but claimed that Voth had always “treated him like shit” and that it “felt good” to speak with someone outside ATF.

Dodson appeared on the CBS Evening News a week later. As Voth watched the program from his living room, he says, he wanted to vomit. He saw sentences from his “schism” e-mail reproduced on the TV screen. But CBS didn’t quote the portions of Voth’s e-mail that described how the group was divided by “petty arguing” and “adolescent behavior.” Instead, CBS claimed the schism had been caused by opposition to gun walking (such alleged opposition is not discussed anywhere in the e-mail, which is below). CBS asserted that Dodson and others had protested the tactic “over and over,” and then quoted portions of Voth’s e-mail in a way that left the impression that gun walking was endorsed at headquarters. CBS contacted the ATF (but not Voth directly). The result was a report that incorrectly painted Voth as zealously promoting gun walking. (A CBS spokeswoman, Sonya McNair, says CBS does not publicly discuss its editorial process but notes, “The White House has already acknowledged the truth of our report.”)

The “Witch Hunt”

Less than 36 hours after the CBS report, Voth was jolted awake at dawn by the blaring of his burglar alarm. With his wife and children still in bed, he crept down the stairs of his desert home, his ATF-issued .40 caliber Sig Sauer extended before him. In the garage, he saw a door ajar and a massive kettle bell he used for workouts knocked from its place. Outside, the fleeing intruder had left behind a partial footprint in the sand.

As Voth waited for the police, he checked his e-mail and found an anonymous threat, sent minutes earlier: “You God-damned stupid ‘Yes-Man’ who does not have either the morals, or the intelligence, to realize that allowing this ‘Fast and Furious’ operation would result in unnecessary, unjustified deaths.” Later his wife found a strange car outside their house and an angry post on the Internet listing their home address. Voth confidentially shared his concern about that post in a meeting with two senior ATF officials, only to find an account of the meeting on the Sipsey Street blog within 24 hours.

The ATF’s office of operations security investigated the threats to Voth. A confidential report on March 29, 2011, concluded, “ATF ‘insiders’ are the number one threat to GS Voth and his family.” The report cited “at least six individuals,” whom it did not name, who had “personal agendas to undermine the credibility of ATF supervisors and members of management as retribution for [Voth’s] operational shortcomings.” The report cited the two blogs and concluded that “the malicious intent of insiders” had led directly to Voth’s becoming the target of a “nation-wide…libel campaign.”

Politicians soon got involved, and the situation grew worse for the ATF. In June, Republican staffers for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee released a joint report that leaned heavily on interviews with Dodson, Casa, and Alt and identified Voth as a central figure in the scandal. It quoted Dodson describing Voth as “giddy” over the slaughter in Mexico—Voth says he was deeply upset by the violence—but didn’t reflect Voth’s perspective. The report was released two weeks before Voth was scheduled to be questioned for the first time by congressional investigators. (A spokesman for Issa says the committee attempted to interview Voth earlier.)

As the allegations mounted, pressure intensified. In early July the ATF’s once supportive acting director, Melson—who according to e-mails had been briefed weekly on the case—went to Congress and threw his own people under the bus. Melson told Grassley that he had read the case reports only after the scandal broke, and had been “sick to his stomach,” according to press accounts of the meeting. In August, Melson resigned, as did Arizona’s U.S. Attorney, Burke. (Melson’s lawyer, Richard Cullen, says the Justice Department’s inspector general will likely answer many of the continuing questions.) In December 2011, the Justice Department retracted its Feb. 4 letter, in which it had denied walking guns in the Fast and Furious case.

For Voth, steeped in military loyalty, Melson’s betrayal was the blow he couldn’t fathom. Voth began losing weight, losing sleep. As he puts it, “You barely remember your own name, your mind is going 100 miles an hour.” He no longer knew what to do or who could be trusted. “There would be no way,” he says, “to foreshadow this.”

Since the scandal erupted, almost everyone associated with Fast and Furious has been reassigned. Dodson, Casa, and Alt have been transferred to other field offices. Voth, who has now been interviewed by congressional investigators and the Justice Department’s inspector general, has been reassigned to a desk job in Washington.

New facts are still coming to light—and will likely continue to do so with the Justice Department inspector general’s report expected in coming months. Among the discoveries: Fast and Furious’ top suspects—Sinaloa Cartel operatives and Mexican nationals who were providing the money, ordering the guns, and directing the recruitment of the straw purchasers—turned out to be FBI informants who were receiving money from the bureau. That came as news to the ATF agents in Group VII.

Today, with Attorney General Holder now squarely in the cross hairs of Congress, Democrats and Republicans are accusing each other of political machinations. Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat and ranking member of the oversight committee, has accused Issa of targeting Holder as part of an “election-year witch hunt.” Issa has alleged on Fox News that Fast and Furious is part of a liberal conspiracy to restrict gun rights: “Very clearly, [the ATF] made a crisis and they are using this crisis to somehow take away or limit people’s Second Amendment rights.” (Issa has a personal history on this issue: In 1972, at age 19, he was arrested for having a concealed, loaded .25-caliber automatic in his car; he ultimately pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered gun.)

Issa’s claim that the ATF is using the Fast and Furious scandal to limit gun rights seems, to put it charitably, far-fetched. Meanwhile, Issa and other lawmakers say they want ATF to stanch the deadly tide of guns, widely implicated in the killing of 47,000 Mexicans in the drug-war violence of the past five years. But the public bludgeoning of the ATF has had the opposite effect. From 2010, when Congress began investigating, to 2011, gun seizures by Group VII and the ATF’s three other groups in Phoenix dropped by more than 90%.

from:  http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/27/fast-and-furious-truth/

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Dave Voth

4145 4628               34

 

his path of destiny = 34 = Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.  Getting people all fired up.

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June 27, 2012               5:00 AM ET

In the annals of impossible assignments, Dave Voth’s ranked high. In 2009 the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives promoted Voth to lead Phoenix Group VII, one of seven new ATF groups along the Southwest border tasked with stopping guns from being trafficked into Mexico’s vicious drug war.

Some call it the “parade of ants”; others the “river of iron.” The Mexican government has estimated that 2,000 weapons are smuggled daily from the U.S. into Mexico. The ATF is hobbled in its effort to stop this flow. No federal statute outlaws firearms trafficking, so agents must build cases using a patchwork of often toothless laws. For six years, due to Beltway politics, the bureau has gone without permanent leadership, neutered in its fight for funding and authority. The National Rifle Association has so successfully opposed a comprehensive electronic database of gun sales that the ATF’s congressional appropriation explicitly prohibits establishing one.

Voth, 39, was a good choice for a Sisyphean task. Strapping and sandy-haired, the former Marine is cool-headed and punctilious to a fault. In 2009 the ATF named him outstanding law-enforcement employee of the year for dismantling two violent street gangs in Minneapolis. He was the “hardest working federal agent I’ve come across,” says John Biederman, a sergeant with the Minneapolis Police Department. But as Voth left to become the group supervisor of Phoenix Group VII, a friend warned him: “You’re destined to fail.”

Voth’s mandate was to stop gun traffickers in Arizona, the state ranked by the gun-control advocacy group Legal Community Against Violence as having the nation’s “weakest gun violence prevention laws.” Just 200 miles from Mexico, which prohibits gun sales, the Phoenix area is home to 853 federally licensed firearms dealers. Billboards advertise volume discounts for multiple purchases.

Customers can legally buy as many weapons as they want in Arizona as long as they’re 18 or older and pass a criminal background check. There are no waiting periods and no need for permits, and buyers are allowed to resell the guns. “In Arizona,” says Voth, “someone buying three guns is like someone buying a sandwich.”

By 2009 the Sinaloa drug cartel had made Phoenix its gun supermarket and recruited young Americans as its designated shoppers or straw purchasers. Voth and his agents began investigating a group of buyers, some not even old enough to buy beer, whose members were plunking down as much as $20,000 in cash to purchase up to 20 semiautomatics at a time, and then delivering the weapons to others.

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The agents faced numerous obstacles in what they dubbed the Fast and Furious case. (They named it after the street-racing movie because the suspects drag raced cars together.) Their greatest difficulty by far, however, was convincing prosecutors that they had sufficient grounds to seize guns and arrest straw purchasers. By June 2010 the agents had sent the U.S. Attorney’s office a list of 31 suspects they wanted to arrest, with 46 pages outlining their illegal acts. But for the next seven months prosecutors did not indict a single suspect.

On Dec. 14, 2010, a tragic event rewrote the narrative of the investigation. In a remote stretch of Peck Canyon, Ariz., Mexican bandits attacked an elite U.S. Border Patrol unit and killed an agent named Brian Terry. The attackers fled, leaving behind two semiautomatic rifles. A trace of the guns’ serial numbers revealed that the weapons had been purchased 11 months earlier at a Phoenix-area gun store by a Fast and Furious suspect.

Ten weeks later, an ATF agent named John Dodson, whom Voth had supervised, made startling allegations on the CBS Evening News. He charged that his supervisors had intentionally allowed American firearms to be trafficked—a tactic known as “walking guns”—to Mexican drug cartels. Dodson claimed that supervisors repeatedly ordered him not to seize weapons because they wanted to track the guns into the hands of criminal ringleaders. The program showed internal e-mails from Voth, which purportedly revealed agents locked in a dispute over the deadly strategy. The guns permitted to flow to criminals, the program charged, played a role in Terry’s death.

After the CBS broadcast, Fast and Furious erupted as a major scandal for the Obama administration. The story has become a fixture on Fox News and the subject of numerous reports in media outlets from CNN to the New York Times. The furor has prompted repeated congressional hearings—with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifying multiple times—dueling reports from congressional committees, and an ongoing investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general. It has led to the resignations of the acting ATF chief, the U.S. Attorney in Arizona, and his chief criminal prosecutor.

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Rep. Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.)

Conservatives have pummeled the Obama administration, and especially Holder, for more than a year. “Who authorized this program that was sofelony stupid that it got people killed?” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, demanded to know in a hearing in June 2011. He has charged the Justice Department, which oversees the ATF, with having “blood on their hands.” Issa and more than 100 other Republican members of Congress have demanded Holder’s resignation.

The conflict has escalated dramatically in the past ten days. On June 20, in a day of political brinkmanship, Issa’s committee voted along party lines, 23 to 17, to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for allegedly failing to turn over certain subpoenaed documents, which the Justice Department contended could not be released because they related to ongoing criminal investigations. The vote came hours after President Obama asserted executive privilege to block the release of the documents. Holder now faces a vote by the full House of Representatives this week on the contempt motion (though negotiations over the documents continue). Assuming a vote occurs, it will be the first against an attorney general in U.S. history.

As political pressure has mounted, ATF and Justice Department officials have reversed themselves. After initially supporting Group VII agents and denying the allegations, they have since agreed that the ATF purposefully chose not to interdict guns it lawfully could have seized. Holder testified in December that “the use of this misguided tactic is inexcusable, and it must never happen again.”

There’s the rub.

Quite simply, there’s a fundamental misconception at the heart of the Fast and Furious scandal. Nobody disputes that suspected straw purchasers under surveillance by the ATF repeatedly bought guns that eventually fell into criminal hands. Issa and others charge that the ATF intentionally allowed guns to walk as an operational tactic. But five law-enforcement agents directly involved in Fast and Furious tell Fortune that the ATF had no such tactic. They insist they never purposefully allowed guns to be illegally trafficked. Just the opposite: They say they seized weapons whenever they could but were hamstrung by prosecutors and weak laws, which stymied them at every turn.

Indeed, a six-month Fortune investigation reveals that the public case alleging that Voth and his colleagues walked guns is replete with distortions, errors, partial truths, and even some outright lies. Fortune reviewed more than 2,000 pages of confidential ATF documents and interviewed 39 people, including seven law-enforcement agents with direct knowledge of the case. Several, including Voth, are speaking out for the first time.

How Fast and Furious reached the headlines is a strange and unsettling saga, one that reveals a lot about politics and media today. It’s a story that starts with a grudge, specifically Dodson’s anger at Voth. After the terrible murder of agent Terry, Dodson made complaints that were then amplified, first by right-wing bloggers, then by CBS. Rep. Issa and other politicians then seized those elements to score points against the Obama administration, which, for its part, has capitulated in an apparent effort to avoid a rhetorical battle over gun control in the run-up to the presidential election. (A Justice Department spokesperson denies this and asserts that the department is not drawing conclusions until the inspector general’s report is submitted.)

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“Republican senators are whipping up the country into a psychotic frenzy with these reports that are patently false,” says Linda Wallace, a special agent with the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal investigation unit who was assigned to the Fast and Furious team (and recently retired from the IRS). A self-described gun-rights supporter, Wallace has not been criticized by Issa’s committee.

The ATF’s accusers seem untroubled by evidence that the policy they have pilloried didn’t actually exist. “It gets back to something basic for me,” says Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa). “Terry was murdered, and guns from this operation were found at his murder site.” A spokesman for Issa denies that politics has played a role in the congressman’s actions and says “multiple individuals across the Justice Department’s component agencies share responsibility for the failure that occurred in Operation Fast and Furious.” Issa’s spokesman asserts that even if ATF agents followed prosecutors’ directives, “the practice is nonetheless gun walking.” Attorneys for Dodson declined to comment on the record.

For its part, the ATF would not answer specific questions, citing ongoing investigations. But a spokesperson for the agency provided a written statement noting that the “ATF did not exercise proper oversight, planning or judgment in executing this case. We at ATF have accepted responsibility and have taken appropriate and decisive action to insure that these errors in oversight and judgment never occur again.” The statement asserted that the “ATF has clarified its firearms transfer policy to focus on interdiction or early intervention to prevent the criminal acquisition, trafficking and misuse of firearms,” and it cited changes in coordination and oversight at the ATF.

Irony abounds when it comes to the Fast and Furious scandal. But the ultimate irony is this: Republicans who support the National Rifle Association and its attempts to weaken gun laws are lambasting ATF agents for not seizing enough weapons—ones that, in this case, prosecutors deemed to be legal.

The investigation begins

The ATF is a bureau of judgment calls. Drug enforcement agents can confiscate cocaine and arrest anyone in possession of it. But ATF agents must distinguish constitutionally protected legal guns from illegal ones, with the NRA and other Second Amendment activists watching for missteps.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Critics have depicted the ATF as “jackbooted government thugs” trampling on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. From the deadly standoff with the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas, in 1993 to allegations that ATF agents illegally seized weapons from suspected straw purchasers at a Richmond  gun show in 2005, these scandals have helped cement the bureau’s reputation in some quarters for law-enforcement overreach.

In part because of these notorious cases, the bureau has operated in a self-protective crouch. It has stuck to small single-defendant cases to the detriment of its effort to combat gun trafficking, the Justice Department’s inspector general found in a review of ATF cases from 2007 to 2009. To refocus its efforts, the ATF established Group VII and the other Southwest border units to build big, multi-defendant conspiracy cases and target the leaders of the trafficking operations.

Of course, the ATF can be its own worst enemy. Voth arrived in Phoenix in December 2009 only to discover that his group had not been funded. The group had little equipment and no long guns, electronic devices, or binoculars, forcing Voth to scrounge for supplies.

Then there was Voth’s seven-agent team, which was almost instantly at war with itself. Most of the agents were transplants, unfamiliar with Arizona or one another. Fast and Furious’ lead case agent, Hope MacAllister, 41, was the exception—a tough, squared-away Phoenix veteran with little tolerance for complaints. Her unsmiling demeanor led Voth to give her the ironic nickname “Sunshine Bear.” She declined to be interviewed.

Dodson, 41, arrived one day before Voth from a two-man outpost of ATF’s Roanoke field office, where he’d worked since 2002. He had joined the ATF from the narcotics section of the Loudoun County sheriff’s office in Virginia, where his blunt, even obnoxious manner did not earn him friends. He’s “an asshole sometimes—there is no other way to put it,” says his former partner, Ken Dondero, who served as best man at Dodson’s wedding. “He’s almost too honest. He believes that if he has a thought in his head, it’s there to broadcast to everyone.”

Voth, MacAllister, and a third agent, Tonya English, were quintessential by-the-book types. By contrast, Dodson and two other new arrivals, Olindo “Lee” Casa and Lawrence Alt, seemed to chafe at ATF rules and procedures. (An attorney for Casa says that “in light of the current congressional investigation, as well as investigations by the Department of Justice Inspector General and the Office of Special Counsel” it would be premature to comment. A lawyer for Alt says Alt could not be interviewed because he is in mediation to settle a suit he filed in which he charges that he was retaliated against for being a whistleblower.)

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Dodson’s faction grew antagonistic to Voth. They regularly fired off snide e-mails and seemed to delight in mocking Voth and his methodical nature. They were scornful of protocol, according to ATF agents. Dodson would show up to work in flip-flops. He came unprepared for operations—without safety equipment or back-up plans—and was pulled off at least one surveillance for his own safety, say two colleagues. He earned the nickname “Renegade,” and soon Voth’s group effectively divided into two clashing factions: the Sunshine Bears and the Renegades.

Even had they all gotten along, they faced a nearly impossible task. They were seven agents pursuing more than a dozen cases, of which Fast and Furious was just one, their efforts complicated by a lack of adequate tools. Without a real-time database of gun sales, they had to perform a laborious archaeology. Day after day, they visited local gun dealers and pored over forms called 4473s, which dealers must keep on file. These contain a buyer’s personal information, a record of purchased guns and their serial numbers, and a certification that the buyer is purchasing the guns for himself. (Lying on the forms is a felony, but with weak penalties attached.) The ATF agents manually entered these serial numbers into a database of suspect guns to help them build a picture of past purchases.

By January 2010 the agents had identified 20 suspects who had paid some $350,000 in cash for more than 650 guns. According to Rep. Issa’s congressional committee, Group VII had enough evidence to make arrests and close the case then.

Prosecutors: Transferring guns is legal in Arizona

This was not the view of federal prosecutors. In a meeting on Jan. 5, 2010, Emory Hurley, the assistant U.S. Attorney in Phoenix overseeing the Fast and Furious case, told the agents they lacked probable cause for arrests, according to ATF records. Hurley’s judgment reflected accepted policy at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona. “[P]urchasing multiple long guns in Arizona is lawful,” Patrick Cunningham, the U.S. Attorney’s then–criminal chief in Arizona would later write. “Transferring them to another is lawful and even sale or barter of the guns to another is lawful unless the United States can prove by clear and convincing evidence that the firearm is intended to be used to commit a crime.” (Arizona federal prosecutors referred requests for comment to the Justice Department, which declined to make officials available. Hurley noted in an e-mail, “I am not able to comment on what I understand to be an ongoing investigation/prosecution. I am precluded by federal regulation, DOJ policy, the rules of professional conduct, and court order from talking with you about this matter.” Cunningham’s attorney also declined to comment.)

It was nearly impossible in Arizona to bring a case against a straw purchaser. The federal prosecutors there did not consider the purchase of a huge volume of guns, or their handoff to a third party,  sufficient evidence to seize them. A buyer who certified that the guns were for himself, then handed them off minutes later, hadn’t necessarily lied and was free to change his mind. Even if a suspect bought 10 guns that were recovered days later at a Mexican crime scene, this didn’t mean the initial purchase had been illegal. To these prosecutors, the pattern proved little. Instead, agents needed to link specific evidence of intent to commit a crime to each gun they wanted to seize.

ATF agent John Dodson

ATF agent John Dodson

None of the ATF agents doubted that the Fast and Furious guns were being purchased to commit crimes in Mexico. But that was nearly impossible to prove to prosecutors’ satisfaction. And agents could not seize guns or arrest suspects after being directed not to do so by a prosecutor. (Agents can be sued if they seize a weapon against prosecutors’ advice. In this case, the agents had a particularly strong obligation to follow the prosecutors’ direction given that Fast and Furious had received a special designation under the Justice Department’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. That designation meant more resources for the case, but it also provided that prosecutors take the lead role.)

In their Jan. 5 meeting, Hurley suggested another way to make a case: Voth’s team could wiretap the phone of a suspected recruiter and capture proof of him directing straw purchasers to buy guns. This would establish sufficient proof to arrest both the leaders and the followers.

On Jan. 8, 2010, Voth and his supervisors drafted a briefing paper in which they explained Hurley’s view that “there was minimal evidence at this time to support any type of prosecution.” The paper elaborated, “Currently our strategy is to allow the transfer of firearms to continue to take place, albeit at a much slower pace, in order to further the investigation and allow for the identification of additional co-conspirators.”  

Rep. Issa’s committee has flagged this document as proof that the agents chose to walk guns. But prosecutors had determined, Voth says, that the “transfer of firearms” was legal. Agents had no choice but to keep investigating and start a wiretap as quickly as possible to gather evidence of criminal intent.

Ten days after the meeting with Hurley, a Saturday, Jaime Avila, a transient, admitted methamphetamine user, bought three WASR-10 rifles at the Lone Wolf Trading Company in Glendale, Ariz. The next day, a helpful Lone Wolf employee faxed Avila’s purchase form to ATF to flag the suspicious activity. It was the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, so the agents didn’t receive the fax until Tuesday, according to a contemporaneous case report. By that time, the legally purchased guns had been gone for three days. The agents had never seen the weapons and had no chance to seize them. But they entered the serial numbers into their gun database. Two of these were later recovered at Brian Terry’s murder scene.

Rebuffed by the prosecutors

Voth was a logical thinker. He lived by advice he received from an early mentor in law enforcement: “There’s what you think. There’s what you know. There’s what you can prove. And the first two don’t count.”

But he was not operating in a logical world. The wiretap represented the ATF’s best—perhaps only— hope of connecting the gun purchases it had been documenting to orders from the cartels, according to Hurley. In Minneapolis, the prosecutors Voth had worked with had approved wiretap applications within 24 hours. But in Phoenix, days turned into weeks, and Group VII’s wiretap application languished with prosecutors in Arizona and Washington, D.C.

No one has yet explained this delay. Voth thinks prosecutor Hurley’s inexperience in wiretapping cases may have slowed the process. Several other agents speculate that Arizona’s gun culture may have led to indifference. Hurley is an avid gun enthusiastaccording to two law-enforcement sources who worked with him. One of those sources says he saw Hurley behind the counter at a gun show, helping a friend who is a weapons dealer.

William Newell, then special agent in charge of the ATF’s Phoenix field division, suspected that U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, an Obama appointee, was not being briefed adequately by deputies about the volume of guns being purchased. He wrote to colleagues in February 2010 that the prosecutor seemed “taken aback by some of the facts I informed him about”—by then, the Fast and Furious suspects had purchased 800 guns—”so I am setting up a briefing for him (alone no USAO ‘posse’) about this case and several other cases I feel he is being misled about.”

The conflict between federal prosecutors and ATF agents had been growing for years. Pete Forcelli, who served as group supervisor of ATF’s Phoenix I field division for five years, told Congress in June 2011 that he believed Arizona federal prosecutors made up excuses to decline cases. “Despite the existence [of] probable cause in many cases,” he testified, “there were no indictments, no prosecutions, and criminals were allowed to walk free.” Prosecutors in Los Angeles and New York were far more aggressive in pursuing gun cases, Forcelli asserted.

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Phoenix-based ATF agents became so frustrated by prosecutors’ intransigence that, in a highly unusual move, they began bringing big cases to the state attorney general’s office instead. Terry Goddard, Arizona’s Attorney General from 2003 to 2011, says of federal prosecutors, “They demanded that every i be dotted, every t be crossed, and after a while, it got to be nonsensical.”

For prosecutors, straw-purchasing cases were hard to prove and unrewarding to prosecute, with minimal penalties attached. In December 2010, five U.S. Attorneys along the Southwest border, including Burke in Arizona, wrote to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, asking that penalties for straw purchasing be increased. The commission did increase the recommended jail time by a few months. But because the straw purchasers, by definition, have no criminal record and there is no firearms-trafficking statute that would allow prosecutors to charge them with conspiracy as a group, the penalties remain low.

Prosecutors repeatedly rebuffed Voth’s requests. After examining one suspect’s garbage, agents learned he was on food stamps yet had plunked down more than $300,000 for 476 firearms in six months. Voth asked if the ATF could arrest him for fraudulently accepting public assistance when he was spending such huge sums. Prosecutor Hurley said no. In another instance, a young jobless suspect paid more than $10,000 for a 50-caliber tripod-mounted sniper rifle. According to Voth, Hurley told the agents they lacked proof that he hadn’t bought the gun for himself.

Voth grew deeply frustrated. In August 2010, after the ATF in Texas confiscated 80 guns—63 of them purchased in Arizona by the Fast and Furious suspects— Voth got an e-mail from a colleague there: “Are you all planning to stop some of these guys any time soon? That’s a lot of guns…Are you just letting these guns walk?”

Voth responded with barely suppressed rage: “Have I offended you in some way? Because I am very offended by your e-mail. Define walk? Without Probable Cause and concurrence from the USAO [U.S. Attorney’s Office] it is highway robbery if we take someone’s property.” He then recounted the situation with the unemployed suspect who had bought the sniper rifle. “We conducted a field interview and after calling the AUSA [assistant U.S. Attorney] he said we did not have sufficient PC [probable cause] to take the firearm so our suspect drove home with said firearm in his car…any ideas on how we could not let that firearm ‘walk'”?

Voth believed the wiretap could help bring the case to a swift and successful close. On March 5, 2010, ten days before their first wiretap was set to begin, Voth was in Washington, D.C., to brief ATF brass and Justice Department officials on Fast and Furious. The response was overwhelmingly positive. A senior ATF attorney wrote Voth, “This is exactly the types of cases ATF should be doing with a wire, it is fantastic.”

The schism inside Phoenix Group VII

Voth returned to Phoenix fully expecting his team to unite for the work that lay ahead. But instead he found a minor mutiny—over the schedule for the wire, which needed to be monitored around the clock. Dodson didn’t want to work weekends. Casa felt his seniority should exclude him from the effort.

Agents were getting pulled from other field offices to assist, and on March 11, one wrote to ask Voth, “You’re not going to give the out-of-towners the crappy shifts, are you?” Voth responded, “I am attempting to split the weekends so everyone has to work one of the two days that way no one gets screwed too hard and everybody gets screwed a little bit.”

The next day, March 12, Voth sent out the wire schedule at 5:15 p.m. but got such a blizzard of complaints about the shifts that, two hours later, he sent another e-mail to the group. It read in part: “[T]here may be a schism developing amongst the group. This is the time we all need to pull together not drift apart. We are all entitled to our respective (albeit different) opinions however we all need to get along and realize we have a mission to accomplish. I am thrilled and proud that our Group is the first ATF Southwest Border Group in the country to be going up on [a] wire…I will be damned if this case is going to suffer due to petty arguing, rumors or other adolescent behavior…I don’t know what all the issues are but we are all adults, we are all professionals, and we have an exciting opportunity to use the biggest tool in our law enforcement tool box. If you don’t think this is fun you’re in the wrong line of work—period! This is the pinnacle of domestic U.S. law-enforcement techniques. After this the tool box is empty.” 

The wire turned out to be short lived. Within days, the agents realized that their suspect was phasing out use of the phone they were monitoring. Group VII would have to reapply, all over again, for permission to tap the new phone number.

But Voth’s so-called “schism e-mail” would live in infamy. Today it is held up as proof that the group was desperately divided over the tactic of gun walking and that Voth belittled those who opposed it. But there is no documentary evidence that agents Dodson, Casa, or Alt complained to their supervisors about the alleged gun walking, had confrontations about it, or were retaliated against because of their complaints, as they all later claimed.

Who’s opposed to gun walking? 

The atmosphere inside Voth’s group had become toxic. The subjects of dispute were often trivial. For example, when Voth asked Casa to turn off his computer’s Godzilla sound effect, which roared each time he got an e-mail, Casa replied, “I have done some limited research and have found no ATF order or internal division memo addressing this issue.”

Voth remained even-tempered but did take a stand after one incident. Alt taped to Voth’s door an eight-point takedown of agent MacAllister, sarcastically stating that she was in charge ofeverything. Voth reported the note to an ATF attorney, and Alt apologized. It’s unclear what drove the men’s anger, but it seems unlikely that it was caused by disagreements over alleged gun walking.

How is it possible to deduce that? Because Dodson then proceeded to walk guns intentionally, with Casa and Alt’s help. On April 13, 2010, one month after Voth wrote his schism e-mail, Dodson opened a case into a suspected gun trafficker named Isaiah Fernandez. He had gotten Casa to approve the case when Voth was on leave. Dodson had directed a cooperating straw purchaser to give three guns to Fernandez and had taped their conversations without a prosecutor’s approval.

Voth first learned these details a month into the case. He demanded that Dodson meet with him and get approval from prosecutors to tape conversations. Five days later, Dodson sent an uncharacteristically diplomatic response. (He and Alt had revised repeated drafts in that time, with Alt pushing to make the reply “less abrasive.” Dodson e-mailed back: “Less abrasive? I felt sick from kissing all that ass as it was.”) Dodson wrote that he succeeded in posing undercover as a straw purchaser and claimed that prosecutor Hurley—who he had just belatedly contacted—had raised “new concerns.” The prosecutor had told Dodson that an assistant U.S. Attorney “won’t be able to approve of letting firearms ‘walk’ in furtherance of your investigation without first briefing the U.S. Attorney and Criminal Chief.”

It was the first time Voth learned that Dodson intended to walk guns. Voth says he refused to approve the plan and instead consulted his supervisor, who asked for a proposal from Dodson in writing. Dodson then drafted one, which Voth forwarded to his supervisor, who approved it on May 28.

On June 1, Dodson used $2,500 in ATF funds to purchase six AK Draco pistols from local gun dealers, and gave these to Fernandez, who reimbursed him and gave him $700 for his efforts. Two days later, according to case records, Dodson—who would later testify that in his previous experience, “if even one [gun] got away from us, nobody went home until we found it”—left on a scheduled vacation without interdicting the guns. That day, Voth wrote to remind him that money collected as evidence needed to be vouchered within five days. Dodson e-mailed back, his sarcasm fully restored: “Do the orders define a ‘day’? Is it; a calendar day? A business day or work day….? An Earth day (because a day on Venus takes 243 Earth days which would mean that I have plenty of time)?”

The guns were never recovered, the case was later closed, and Fernandez was never charged. By any definition, it was gun walking of the most egregious sort: a government agent using taxpayer money to deliver guns to bad guys and then failing to intercept them.

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On Feb. 4, 2011, the Justice Department sent a letter to Sen. Grassley saying that the allegations of gun walking in Fast and Furious were false and that ATF always tried to interdict weapons. A month later, Grassley countered with what appeared to be slam-dunk proof that ATF had indeed walked guns. “[P]lease explain how the denials in the Justice Department’s Feb. 4, 2011 letter to me can be squared with the evidence,” Grassley wrote, attaching damning case reports that he contended “proved that ATF allowed guns to ‘walk.'” The case and agent names were redacted, but the reports were not from Fast and Furious. They came entirely from Dodson’s Fernandez case.

An unusual alliance

By the end of July 2010, the Fast and Furious investigation was largely complete. The agents had sent prosecutors 20 names for immediate indictment, Jaime Avila’s among them. His purchase of the three WASR-10s were listed among his criminal acts. On Aug. 17, 2010, ATF agents met in Phoenix with prosecutors, including U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke. According to two people present, the ATF presented detailed evidence, including the fact that their suspects had purchased almost 2,000 guns, and pushed for indictments. A month later, on Sept. 17, an ATF team—this time including ATF director Kenneth Melson—met with prosecutors again and again pushed for action. The sides agreed to aim for indictments by October, according to one person in attendance.

But as weeks and then months passed, prosecutors did not issue indictments. The ATF agents grew increasingly concerned. By December, prosecutors had dropped Avila’s name from the indictment list for what they deemed a lack of evidence.

Only when Terry, the U.S. Border Patrol agent, was murdered in December 2010 did the prosecutors act. Voth’s agents arrested Avila within 24 hours of Terry’s death. On Jan. 19, 2011, a federal grand jury indicted him and 19 other suspects. (Avila has since pleaded guilty to dealing guns without a license).

Meanwhile, a crucial part of the Fast and Furious scandal—an unusual alliance that would prod politicians and spread word of the failure to stop guns from making their way to Mexican drug cartels—was waiting in the wings. Little more than a week after Terry’s murder, a small item about the possible connection between his death and the Fast and Furious case appeared on a website, CleanUpATF.org. The site was the work of a disgruntled ATF agent-turned-whistleblower, Vince Cefalu, who is suing the bureau for alleged mistreatment in an unrelated case. His website has served as a clearinghouse for grievances and a magnet for other ATF whistleblowers.

It had also attracted gun-rights activists loosely organized around a blog called the Sipsey Street Irregulars, run by a former militia member, Mike Vanderboegh, who has advocated armed insurrection against the U.S. government. It was an incendiary combination: the disgruntled ATF agents wanted to punish and reform the bureau; the gun-rights activists wanted to disable it. After the item about Terry appeared, the bloggers funneled the allegations through a “desert telegraph” of sorts to Republican lawmakers, who began asking questions.

A week after the initial Fast and Furious press conference in January 2011, Dodson dropped a small bombshell. He told a supervisor that he had been contacted by congressional staff. Dodson met that day with two ATF supervisors. According to their written contemporaneous accounts, Dodson was vague but claimed that Voth had always “treated him like shit” and that it “felt good” to speak with someone outside ATF.

Dodson appeared on the CBS Evening News a week later. As Voth watched the program from his living room, he says, he wanted to vomit. He saw sentences from his “schism” e-mail reproduced on the TV screen. But CBS didn’t quote the portions of Voth’s e-mail that described how the group was divided by “petty arguing” and “adolescent behavior.” Instead, CBS claimed the schism had been caused by opposition to gun walking (such alleged opposition is not discussed anywhere in the e-mail, which is below). CBS asserted that Dodson and others had protested the tactic “over and over,” and then quoted portions of Voth’s e-mail in a way that left the impression that gun walking was endorsed at headquarters. CBS contacted the ATF (but not Voth directly). The result was a report that incorrectly painted Voth as zealously promoting gun walking. (A CBS spokeswoman, Sonya McNair, says CBS does not publicly discuss its editorial process but notes, “The White House has already acknowledged the truth of our report.”)

The “Witch Hunt”

Less than 36 hours after the CBS report, Voth was jolted awake at dawn by the blaring of his burglar alarm. With his wife and children still in bed, he crept down the stairs of his desert home, his ATF-issued .40 caliber Sig Sauer extended before him. In the garage, he saw a door ajar and a massive kettle bell he used for workouts knocked from its place. Outside, the fleeing intruder had left behind a partial footprint in the sand.

As Voth waited for the police, he checked his e-mail and found an anonymous threat, sent minutes earlier: “You God-damned stupid ‘Yes-Man’ who does not have either the morals, or the intelligence, to realize that allowing this ‘Fast and Furious’ operation would result in unnecessary, unjustified deaths.” Later his wife found a strange car outside their house and an angry post on the Internet listing their home address. Voth confidentially shared his concern about that post in a meeting with two senior ATF officials, only to find an account of the meeting on the Sipsey Street blog within 24 hours.

The ATF’s office of operations security investigated the threats to Voth. A confidential report on March 29, 2011, concluded, “ATF ‘insiders’ are the number one threat to GS Voth and his family.” The report cited “at least six individuals,” whom it did not name, who had “personal agendas to undermine the credibility of ATF supervisors and members of management as retribution for [Voth’s] operational shortcomings.” The report cited the two blogs and concluded that “the malicious intent of insiders” had led directly to Voth’s becoming the target of a “nation-wide…libel campaign.”

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Politicians soon got involved, and the situation grew worse for the ATF. In June, Republican staffers for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee released a joint report that leaned heavily on interviews with Dodson, Casa, and Alt and identified Voth as a central figure in the scandal. It quoted Dodson describing Voth as “giddy” over the slaughter in Mexico—Voth says he was deeply upset by the violence—but didn’t reflect Voth’s perspective. The report was released two weeks before Voth was scheduled to be questioned for the first time by congressional investigators. (A spokesman for Issa says the committee attempted to interview Voth earlier.)

As the allegations mounted, pressure intensified. In early July the ATF’s once supportive acting director, Melson—who according to e-mails had been briefed weekly on the case—went to Congress and threw his own people under the bus. Melson told Grassley that he had read the case reports only after the scandal broke, and had been “sick to his stomach,” according to press accounts of the meeting. In August, Melson resigned, as did Arizona’s U.S. Attorney, Burke. (Melson’s lawyer, Richard Cullen, says the Justice Department’s inspector general will likely answer many of the continuing questions.) In December 2011, the Justice Department retracted its Feb. 4 letter, in which it had denied walking guns in the Fast and Furious case.

For Voth, steeped in military loyalty, Melson’s betrayal was the blow he couldn’t fathom. Voth began losing weight, losing sleep. As he puts it, “You barely remember your own name, your mind is going 100 miles an hour.” He no longer knew what to do or who could be trusted. “There would be no way,” he says, “to foreshadow this.”

Since the scandal erupted, almost everyone associated with Fast and Furious has been reassigned. Dodson, Casa, and Alt have been transferred to other field offices. Voth, who has now been interviewed by congressional investigators and the Justice Department’s inspector general, has been reassigned to a desk job in Washington.

New facts are still coming to light—and will likely continue to do so with the Justice Department inspector general’s report expected in coming months. Among the discoveries: Fast and Furious’ top suspects—Sinaloa Cartel operatives and Mexican nationals who were providing the money, ordering the guns, and directing the recruitment of the straw purchasers—turned out to be FBI informants who were receiving money from the bureau. That came as news to the ATF agents in Group VII.

Today, with Attorney General Holder now squarely in the cross hairs of Congress, Democrats and Republicans are accusing each other of political machinations. Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat and ranking member of the oversight committee, has accused Issa of targeting Holder as part of an “election-year witch hunt.” Issa has alleged on Fox News that Fast and Furious is part of a liberal conspiracy to restrict gun rights: “Very clearly, [the ATF] made a crisis and they are using this crisis to somehow take away or limit people’s Second Amendment rights.” (Issa has a personal history on this issue: In 1972, at age 19, he was arrested for having a concealed, loaded .25-caliber automatic in his car; he ultimately pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered gun.)

Issa’s claim that the ATF is using the Fast and Furious scandal to limit gun rights seems, to put it charitably, far-fetched. Meanwhile, Issa and other lawmakers say they want ATF to stanch the deadly tide of guns, widely implicated in the killing of 47,000 Mexicans in the drug-war violence of the past five years. But the public bludgeoning of the ATF has had the opposite effect. From 2010, when Congress began investigating, to 2011, gun seizures by Group VII and the ATF’s three other groups in Phoenix dropped by more than 90%.

from:  http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/27/fast-and-furious-truth/

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

William Newell

5933914 555533                60

his path of destiny = 60 = Borders.  Foreigners.  Thinking outside of the box.

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June 29, 2012

Valerie Nabors gave birth to her fourth child, a healthy baby girl, last October, but within 10 minutes of delivery, she charges, her ankles were shackled to her hospital bed and she was not allowed to walk.

Nabors, a prison inmate at the time, complains her legs were shackled during labor, much to doctors’ dismay, and against Nevada state law.

Nabors filed a lawsuit June 20 against the Nevada Department of Corrections claiming cruel and unusual punishment.

Nabors, from Clark County, Nev., was an inmate at the Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center (FMWCC) Oct. 19, 2011 when she went into labor, according to the lawsuit. Nabors served a 12-to-30 month sentence from January 2011 to January 2012 for attempting to steal about $300 worth of casino chips.

The lawsuit was filed in federal district court by attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union. Nabors is suing the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC), its director and several top officers, as well as officials of the FMWCC.

“Ms. Nabors suffered severe and extreme emotional distress as a result of being shackled during the delivery of her child,” the lawsuit says.

The Nevada Department of Corrections has no comment regarding the lawsuit at this time, a spokesman told ABCNews.com.

“I think we have the right to expect more as women and the right to expect more from society,” Staci Pratt of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada told ABCNews.com.

Nabors, 30, was taken to the University Medical Center at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 19. As the ambulance was pulling out of the main gates of the prison, Sgt. Daniel Tracey “came running out of the facility” with shackles which were closed around Nabors’ ankles, the lawsuit says.

According to Nevada state law, no restraints of any kind may be used on an inmate who is in labor, delivering her baby or recovering from delivery unless she presents a serious harm to herself or others or presents a substantial flight risk.

“She was not considered a flight risk,” Pratt, who described her client as a “non-violent offender,” told ABCNews.com. “She was not considered a danger.”

The ambulance supervisor informed Tracey the medical team could not work under these conditions, according to the lawsuit. Tracey said that he had to shackle her legs and refused to remove them.

“The Commanding Officer directly ignored and resisted the medical staff’s orders for Ms. Nabors therapy and care,” the lawsuit says.

The suit says Nabors had been taken to the hospital three times before for “false labor” and had never been shackled.

When Nabors arrived at the hospital, nurses questioned the need for the shackles. When Nabors had to change into a hospital gown, officers refused to remove the shackles, according to the lawsuit. Nabors stumbled while getting off the stretcher. The shackles were removed only while she changed in the restroom.

After changing into a gown, officers tried to replace the shackles but a nurse stopped them, saying Nabors was about to receive an epidural and that “it would make medical history” if she attempted to get away, the lawsuit says.

During the officer shift change, the commanding officer decided to keep only one officer on duty overnight with Nabors because she was not considered a “high flight risk” inmate, the lawsuit claims.

Within 10 minutes after she gave birth, Nabors was again shackled, her lawyer said.

“It’s a kind of almost torture that you imagine happening in medieval times not in present day.”

X-rays shortly after delivery revealed Nabors had suffered a separation of normally joined pubic bones. External forces such as stumbling while shackled and undergoing labor can produce this type of injury, the lawsuit says. Nabors also pulled several muscles in her groin, causing her significant pain, the lawsuit states. She could not walk correctly for two weeks. Nabors did not experience this type of pain after the birth of her other three children. The lawsuit alleges that Nabors’ groin damage was caused by the shackling during labor.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/pregnant-inmate-files-lawsuit-shackled-labor/story?id=16672739#.T-4Tx7VSTNk

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Valerie Nabor

4                      1

 

how she loses her heart’s desire = VS = 41 = Things get ugly.

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June 29, 2012

An American researcher mauled by chimpanzees in South Africa has been identified as a graduate student in Texas studying anthropology.

Andrew Oberle was in critical condition Friday after undergoing surgery near Johannesburg. Officials say the 26-year-old was giving a lecture Thursday at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden when two chimpanzees grabbed his feet and pulled him under a fence.

Oberle is a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The school said in a statement Friday that “our hearts go out to Andrew and his family.”

Officials in South Africa say Oberle had “multiple and severe bite wounds” and was dragged nearly half a by the chimpanzees.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/chimp-attack-victim-identified-texas-student-16681788#.T-4SSbVSTNk

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Andrew Oberle

154955 625935                59

 

his path of destiny = 59 = Mauled.

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ap joaquin arciago guzman dm 120629 wblog 102 Year Old Filipino Man Becomes U.S. Citizen

June 29, 2012               2:20pm

Like many young immigrants, Joaquin Arciago Guzman came to the United States looking for the  American dream. In 1928, at age 18, he left the Philippines for the Salinas Valley in California to harvest lettuce and cabbage for 40 cents an hour.

Eighty-four years later, at the age of 102, Guzman placed his hand over his heart and took the U.S. Oath of Allegiance Wednesday.

Guzman, along with 7,300 others, participated in a naturalization ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center,  the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

“I’m happy,” Guzman told the Daily News after the ceremony, speaking in Tagalog, the official language of the Philippines.

Only 27 people older than age 100 have become U.S. citizens in the past 50 years, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration office. The oldest person to ever receive citizenship was 117 years old.

Guzman’s wife, and two of their adult children became U.S. citizens, but  Guzman never applied.

Guzman, who has 20  grandchildren, wanted to renew his green card when his niece and caretaker, Julie Guzman, recommended he go  for citizenship. But he was nervous about answering U.S. history questions during the interview, she said.

A paralegal helped convince Guzman that citizenship would be wiser, and cheaper, than renewing his green card.

“From there he could not sleep,” Julie Guzman said. “He’d always been wondering how he is going to answer the officer. Every day he’d sleep from only 12 to 1 a.m., and he kept reading the history book. Then I said, ‘Darling you don’t need to memorize that.’”

Even after a doctor signed a waiver saying Guzman is unable to memorize information, he kept studying, his niece said.

Julie Guzman, already a citizen herself, attended the ceremony Wednesday to  support her uncle. She said Guzman, who speaks little English, is hard of hearing and most likely couldn’t understand the judge administering the oath.

The day of the ceremony, Guzman woke up  at 5 a.m., excited and worrying about how his hair looked. During the ceremony, Julie Guzman helped her uncle out of his wheelchair so that he could  stand during the singing of the  Star-Spangled Banner and the citing of the Pledge of Allegiance. While he stood, Guzman, from North Hollywood, Calif., placed his hand over his heart, next to an American flag in his coat pocket.

“He was so happy. He was so excited,” his niece  said. ”We’re so very, very proud of him.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/06/102-year-old-filipino-man-becomes-u-s-citizen/

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Joaquin Guzman

1             7

 

his primary challenge = JG = 17 = Longevity.  Inspirational.

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June 29, 2012             10:57 am

Eric T. Fresch, the former top Vernon official whose tenure became a lightning rod in last year’s effort to disincorporate the city, was found dead Thursday evening at a state park in the Bay Area, officials said.

The body of Fresch, 58, was found by rangers at around 6 p.m. at Angel Island State Park, which is located in San Francisco Bay not far from Fresch’s home in Tiburon.

Amy Brees, an Angel Island State Park superintendent, said rangers began searching for Fresch after receiving a call Thursday afternoon that he had been cycling on the island but never came home.

“He hadn’t returned on the boat he was expected to return on,” said Brees, adding that Fresch’s body was found in the water near the shore. “We’re still investigating the details and don’t have a cause of death,” she said.

The island features a mix of trails and terrain, including some cliffs. Water is accessible from various points all around the island.

Fresch’s death came the same day a state audit was released painting a dire picture of Vernon’s finances. The report raised questions about the city’s contracting and investment decisions during the time when Fresch was its top administrator. The auditor said her staff could not reach him for an interview despite a deposition subpoena and repeated attempts by process servers to track him down.

Last month, the California Public Employees Retirement System announced that it was slashing Fresch’s pension after finding irregularities with it and those of other Vernon officials.

Fresch was widely viewed as the most powerful decision-maker in the city’s government in recent years, and made as much as $1.6 million in 2008. He began advising Vernon as an outside attorney in the 1980s and in 2003 became city attorney. He was the city administrator from 2006 to 2009 and moved into a consultant role in 2009. Late last year, Vernon announced Fresch would end his service to the city in May.

The Legislature last year considered disincorporating Vernon after a series of corruption scandals. But the proposal failed after the city agreed to a series of reforms.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/ex-vernon-official-found-dead-eric-fresch.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Eric Fresch

5       9 

 

the most important thing that can be done = ER = 59 = Funeral.

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June 29, 2012              10:21 a.m.

Flying is misery for many Americans. You’ve got those annoying security lines, the cramped seating and the jacked-up prices for a paltry bag of pretzels. But today’s news from the skies suggests that passengers aren’t the only parties fed up with air travel.

American Eagle flight attendant Jose Serrano was removed from a plane in New York City this week after allegedly lashing out at passengers (a loss of composure caught on video) and challenging them to leave the plane — if they dared.

The passengers were irate because the plane had been delayed for five hours by bad weather at LaGuardia Airport. Flight 4607 was heading to Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

At least one passenger defended Serrano, saying in an email that he was subjected to “the most horrible display of passenger aggressiveness,” according to ABC News, which reported that four passengers were taken off the plane along with Serrano.

American Airlines did not return a phone call seeing comment before this story was posted. But a representative for the airline has apologized for the incident, according to the Associated Press, and issued a statement that said the airline did “not believe that the passengers’ frustrations were always met with the level of service that we expect from our people.”

The incident is the latest example of tensions between air passengers and the crew members who serve them. Passengers, feeling helpless and frustrated when faced with delays and other irritations, often turn on flight attendants who are equally helpless to make a plane move any faster.

Last year, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater was pushed to the brink when he used the plane’s intercom system to curse out an unruly passenger and then deployed an emergency escape slide to get away, beer in hand.

Need more evidence of some of the grief that flight attendants have to put up with? Earlier this year, a flight attendant was caught between a woman who wanted to give herself a manicure, and other passengers complaining about the smell of the nail polish. The woman was arrested for defying the flight attendant and continuing to paint her nails, and cursing at the Southwest Airlines employee.

story from and video at:  http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-flight-attendant-20120629,0,3250485.story

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Jose Serran

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how he obtains/loses his heart’s desire = JO = 16 = Shocks.  Surprises.  From out of nowhere.

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14:00 EST             28 June 2012

A teenager who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting dead both his parents regretted his actions immediately after and said he ‘didn’t even mean to hurt them’.

Alex Crain, now 15, from Naples, Florida, was arrested at his home in December 2010 for the slayings and has never spoken publicly or given any reason as to why he killed them.

Now a video has been released of a 14-year-old Crain sitting in the back of a police cruiser, wailing and crying to himself and shouting things like ‘I swear I didn’t mean to kill them’, ‘I’m sorry’ and ‘I didn’t mean to hurt them’.

Crain’s admissions, recorded on a dashboard camera tape, are the first – and only – insights into the former Palmetto Ridge High School student’s state of mind after he shot his parents, Thomas and Kelly, in their bed in December 2010.

Throughout his court case, Crain never gave a reason as to why he shot his parents and has never explained his actions to anyone.

Slain: The bodies of Thomas and Kelly Crain were found in the master bedroom of their Florida home around 9am in December 2010Slain: The bodies of Thomas and Kelly Crain were found in the master bedroom of their Florida home around 9am in December 2010

Upset: Alex Crain can be seen wailing and crying at the back of a police cruiser after he was arrested for shooting his parents deadUpset: Alex Crain can be seen wailing and crying at the back of a police cruiser after he was arrested for shooting his parents dead

 

Regrets: He twice shouts at the police who are standing outside the vehicle before lying down and remaining silent for a prolonged period of timeRegrets: He twice shouts at the police who are standing outside the vehicle before lying down and remaining silent for a prolonged period of time

In April, the teen was charged as an adult and pleaded no contest to two charges of manslaughter before being handed down the 20-year sentence.

In the video, Crain can be seen banging his head against the car window and shouting: ‘I shouldn’t have done it. What the f*** is wrong with me? I shot my own parents for no f***ing reason.’

He twice shouts at the police who are standing outside the vehicle before lying down and remaining silent for a prolonged period of time.

Another tape supposedly shows Crain in the interview room, according to NaplesNews.

When he is being fingerprinted he is heard asking: ‘You’re testing for gunshot residue, aren’t you?’

Other than that he is said to have shown no emotion.

Crain is currently serving out his sentence at the Department of Corrections’ Reception and Medical Center but will be transferred to another prison soon.

story from and video at:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2166133/Police-video-shows-boy-14-shot-dead-parents-wailing-crying-didnt-mean-hurt-them.html#ixzz1zDDMVvQi

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  The first 27 years of life are ruled by the sum of the first three letters.

Alex Crain

1 (A is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 12 (l is the 12th letter of the alphabet) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) = 18

So the number 18 rules his first twenty-seven years of life.

18 = Surreal.  Like a bad dream.

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15:42 EST           28 June 2012

A 32-year-old woman was arrested for having sex with a boy under the age of 16 in a park bathroom.

Destiny Ruth Witte, from Lakeland, Orlando, is believed to have kissed the child before taking him to a bathroom and having sex with him.

She was arrested on Wednesday after the teenager told police about their alleged relationship and let him listen in on a phone call.

It was first discovered this week when a relative of the teeanger became concerned about how close the pair had become and invited Witte to the family home for a talk.

Few details have been revealed about the meeting but according to the Orlando Sentinel, Witte arrived wearing ‘provocative clothes’ and embraced the teen in a ‘passionate’ manner during the ‘awkward’ meeting.

During the phone call between Witte and the teen which led to her arrest, when one of the detectives broke into the conversation, the 32-year-old agreed to meet with them.

She later said she felt ‘sick to her stomach and realized what she had done was wrong…and would be willing to get counseling or do anything to “make this right”,’ according to the arrest report.

She has been charged with one count of lewd battery on a child under 16 and two counts of lewd conduct with a child under 16, both second-degree felonies.

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2166175/Woman-32-sex-16-boy-park-bathroom.html#ixzz1zDBvZ5HG

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 27 to 36 are ruled by the fourth letter of the name.

Destiny Ruth Witte

t is the 20th letter of the alphabet

So the number 20 rules her ages twenty-seven to thirty-six.

20 = Poor judgement.

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21:48 EST            28 June 2012

A horrified court room looked on today as a man who had just been convicted of burning down his $3.5 million mansion collapsed and died in front of them.

Michael Marin, 53, was found guilty of arson by a jury in Maricopa County Superior Court. He appeared shocked and closed his eyes as the verdict was read before appearing to put something in his mouth and wash it down with liquid in a plastic water bottle.

In the shocking court room video, he then fell to the floor a few minutes later in convulsions. Mr Marin was taken to a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where he was pronounced dead.

Emergency: The 53-year-old was stretchered out of the court in Phoenix minutes later but died in hospital Emergency: The 53-year-old was stretchered out of the court in Phoenix minutes later but died in hospital

When Marin’s trial began in May, prosecutors said he could face 16 years in prison if he was convicted.

Marin burned down his Phoenix mansion on July 5, 2009 after it failed to sell at a charity auction.

Fire Department investigators determined the fire was deliberate after finding several points of origin throughout the sprawling  6,600 sq ft home with four garages.

Marin later told authorities that he had escaped after setting the fire by climbing from the second floor using a rope ladder and wearing a scuba-diving suit, according to Fox.

Distress: Marin, a father of four and a grandfather, faced up to 16 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of arsonDistress: Marin, a father of four and a grandfather, faced up to 16 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of arson

Ashen-faced: Marin, a former Wall Street trader, was found guilty of torching his $3.5million mansion because he could not afford the mortgageAshen-faced: Marin, a former Wall Street trader, was found guilty of torching his $3.5million mansion because he could not afford the mortgage

 

No one was injured in the blaze but the charge of committing arson of an occupied structure holds the same number of years in prison in Arizona as second-degree murder.

Prosecutors claimed Marin set fire to his house in desperation because he could no longer pay the mortgage.

Toxicology tests would be carried out on the 53-year-old’s body along with the water bottle he drank from.

Marin, a father of four and grandfather of two, attended Yale Law School. He was an ex-Wall Street trader who enjoyed collecting art including Picasso sketches and described himself as a ‘careful thrill seeker’ to the Phoenix New Times after scaling Mount Everest and trips into the jungles of south-east Asian.

Desperation: Ex-Wall Street trader Michael Marin set up an elaborate arson plan, involving escape with scuba-diving gear, when he could no longer pay the mortgage on his mansion
Desperation: Ex-Wall Street trader Michael Marin set up an elaborate arson plan, involving escape with scuba-diving gear, when he could no longer pay the mortgage on his mansion

Desperation: Ex-Wall Street trader Michael Marin set up an elaborate arson plan, involving escape with scuba-diving gear, when he could no longer pay the mortgage on his mansion

 

Destruction: Marin had tried to auction off his mansion in Arizona but had no bidders Destruction: Marin had tried to auction off his mansion in Arizona but had no bidders

 

Blaze: The ruined millionaire concocted a story of how he had escaped the fire but fire crews found several points of origin pointing to an arson attack Blaze: The ruined millionaire concocted a story of how he had escaped the fire but fire crews found several points of origin pointing to an arson attack

story from and video at:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2166303/Arsonist-Michael-Marin-53-collapses-dies-Phoenix-court-guilty.html#ixzz1zD99U4Yy

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Michael Marin

4938153 41995             61

 

his path of destiny = 61 = Doing the unexpected.  Tried to get away with it.  Plans fell through.

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11:33 EST             28 June 2012

The former boyfriend of the late singer Amy Winehouse has been charged with rape.

Reg Traviss faces two counts of rape and will appear before magistrates next month.

The 35-year-old had been seeing the singer for more than a year when she died at her home in Camden, north London, last July.

The film director has been behind movies including Psychosis, which featured Charisma Carpenter and Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins.

Traviss, who was charged under his full name Reginald, was arrested on April 5 by the Metropolitan Police in relation to an allegation of rape reported on January 18.

Rebecca Mundy, a lawyer for the Crown Prosecution Service, said: ‘I have authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Reginald Traviss with two counts of rape.

‘The alleged offences took place between 29 December 2011 and 1 January 2012.’

The lawyer from the CPS London Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit added: ‘The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.’

He will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on July 17.

Amy Winehouse and Reg TravissCharged: Film director Traviss had dated Amy for a year. He has been behind movies including Psychosis, which featured Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins

Last year, Traviss revealed him and Amy, who died aged 27, had been planning to get married.

He admitted that he still hadn’t come to terms with the fact she has gone.

Speaking to the Sunday Times he said: ‘What felt surreal was not the cameras and the craziness but losing somebody, just like that. One minute I was speaking to her, the next she was gone

‘You might say we were halfway through a conversation in our life together and then, suddenly, she disappeared.’

from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2166066/Amy-Winehouses-boyfriend-Reg-Traviss-charged-counts-rape.html#ixzz1zD6x0cFq

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Reg Traviss

9    2 

 

his primary challenge = RT = 92 = Prosecution.

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June 29, 2012

Texas A&M sophomore Breeja Larson upset Rebecca Soni to win the 100 breast, with Hardy third. Only the top two make the U.S. team for London.

“I never heard of her before. Ever,” Hardy said about Larson. “But good for her. Now she’s the gold-medal favorite.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/vollmer-hardy-franklin-move-100-free-16679329#.T-35frVSTNk

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Breeja Larson was born on April 16th, 1992 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breeja_Larson

April 16th, 1992

April 16th

4 + 16 +2+0+1+2 = 25 = her personal year (from April 16th, 2012 to April 15th, 2013) = Exciting.  Thrilling.  Rooting for the underdog.

Knight of Wands Tarot card

25 year + 6 (June) = 31 = her personal month (from June 16th, 2012  to July 15th, 2012) = Competition.  Rising to the challenge.  Personal best.  Outdoing herself.

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June 28, 2012                5:07 PM NT

James Melindy, from the Goulds area of St. John’s, has been selected to play hockey with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Melindy, 18, was the first hockey player from Atlantic Canada to be selected for the NHL, and the 88th pick overall.

Being drafted to the NHL was as big a deal for Melindy’s family as it was for him.

Twenty-five of Melindy’s relatives were on hand at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh on June 23, when Melindy’s name was called.

Melindy said he never would have made it that far without the support and commitment of his parents.

“They sacrificed so much for me. They moved to Saskatchewan, so for them to pack up and leave and move into a new spot was great for me,” said Melindy. “It’s kind of a little bit of payback for them, to see the smiles on their faces when my name was called.”

Melindy started playing minor hockey in the Goulds. Then he played junior “A” hockey with the Notre Dame Hounds of Saskatchewan, before moving on to the major junior’s Moncton Wildcats.

Melindy was in Phoenix, Arizona this week at Coyotes training camp, where he said he was meeting the organization’s team members and management.

After the training camp, Melindy planned to spend the rest of the summer training in Newfoundland, and then head back to Moncton for another hockey season to get ready for the big league.

from:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2012/06/28/nl-628-melindy-james-nhl.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

James Melindy

11451 4539547               49

 

his path of destiny = 49 = Happy.  Satisfied.  Wish come true.

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June 29, 2012            12:55 PM NT

Darrell Phelan, 31, of St. John’s, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend with a hepatitis C-contaminated bloody syringe.

Judge Wayne Dymond handed down Phelan’s sentence on Friday morning in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court.

Dymond said he hopes the sentence will be a jolt of reality for Phelan, who tried to infect his ex-girlfriend with his own hep C-tainted blood.

Phelan has been in custody since the incident occurred 16 months ago. He was given credit for time served, and has 14 months left. Phelan will be on three years probation after that.

from:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2012/06/29/nl-629-hep-c-sentence.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Darrell Phelan

4                    5 

 

how he loses his heart’s desire = DN = 45 = Revenge.  Violence.

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June 29, 2012                 8:03 am

A 45-year-old Carson man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Thursday after he allegedly struck another man in the head with a golf club, authorities reported.

Sheriff’s deputies said that David Tupuola is suspected of attacking a 38-year-old man around 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the 24000 block of Neptune Avenue in Carson. The man suffered severe cuts, authorities said.

Tupuola went to a nearby residence, where he reportedly failed to obey the commands of deputies to leave the home. They took the suspect into custody after forcefully entering the location.

Deputies said that Tupuola was booked at the Carson Sheriff’s Station and was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/carson-man-arrested-in-golf-club-assault.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lanowblog+%28L.A.+Now%29

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

David Tupuola

41494 2373631                47

 

his path of destiny = 47 = Everybody knows your name.

Seven of Cups Tarot card

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Friday June 29, 2012                 1:29pm EDT

Hollywood superstar couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are planning to divorce, People magazine reported, citing Holmes’ attorney.

“This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” Holmes Attorney Jonathan Wolfe told the magazine. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”

The pair married in an elaborate ceremony in Italy in 2006, and they have one daughter together, 6-year-old Suri.

Cruise, 49, is among Hollywood’s highest-paid actors. He is currently appearing in the movie musical “Rock of Ages.”

Cruise was previously married to actress Mimi Rogers and actress Nicole Kidman with whom he has two children.

Holmes, 33, rose to fame on U.S. television series “Dawson’s Creek” and has worked in big-budget movies such as “Batman Begins.” Her marriage to Cruise is her first.

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/29/entertainment-us-tomcruise-katieholmes-idUSBRE85S16M20120629

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Katie Holmes was born on December 18th, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katie_Holmes

December 18th, 1978

December 18

12 + 18 +2+0+1+1 = 34 = her personal year (from December 18th, 2011 to December 17th, 2012) = Burned out.  Things fizzle out.  Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.

Eight of Wands Tarot card

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