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June 11, 2012

The disappearance of a diabetic woman missing for more than a month has been upgraded to suspicious, Florida police said today.

“This is still a missing person,” Orlando police Sgt. Vincent Ogburn said. “But, usually, within a month, the person is located or someone would have seen her vehicle.

On May 8 at around 9 p.m., Sandra LeMire, 47, told her grandmother, Pauline Varner, she was going to a McDonald’s in Kissimmee, Fla., to meet a man she had been in contact with online.

Usually, Varner said, LeMire would have her dates at Varner’s home, where she lived, so that her grandmother would be close by.

But this time was different. The man Sandra was meeting worked at McDonald’s. She made plans to meet at his workplace, talk a little over coffee, and come home, Varner said.

Varner let LeMire borrow her car, a 1994 red Ford Freestar, so she could be on her way.

LeMire called her grandmother when she arrived, “like she always does,” to tell her she had gotten there. She told her, “I will call you before I start back home.”

But that call never came, Varner said. LeMire has not been seen since.

Robert Varner, LeMire’s father, said “there’s a good possibility that they [police] believe she’s still alive, so we have hope about that. We want some kind of closure, no matter what. If it’s bad news or good news.”

Police spokesman Ogburn said the department has been unable to verify that LeMire was last seen at the Kissimmee McDonald’s where she had her date. But the man with whom she met there is not a person of interest in LeMire’s disappearance, and “his story has been validated and verified,” he said.

Pauline Varner said, “All they know from the cameras is that they did have their coffee. It was about a half-hour. Then, he went back to work, she went to the car.”

Varner is concerned because LeMire is diabetic and left home without her medical supplies.

Ogburn said the Orlando Police deem the incident suspicious in nature because there have been no sightings of LeMire or the van since her disappearance.

“Oftentimes, we have people who just leave,” he said. “They don’t want to be recovered by her family, they don’t want to be found.”

Sandra’s uncle, James Varner, believes this is not the case with his niece.

“I know she wouldn’t do this,” he said. “It’s so many different things it could be. She had been told by her father that this Internet business, meeting people isn’t a good idea, it’s dangerous. But when you’re 47 years old, you’re going to do what you’re going to do. Lonely hearts, you know?”

LeMire’s father said his daughter was a pleasant, easy-going person. She had moved to Florida from Michigan three years earlier to take care of her grandmother after a series of surgeries.

He said that when she dated, most of the time, she met people online. But she was not naïve.

“People had to prove to her that she could trust them,” he said. “She had some kind of sixth sense about meeting people. Whether they could be friends or whatever.”

Crimeline is offering a $5,000 reward for any information about LeMire or her vehicle, Ogburn said

LeMire is 5 feet 4 inches tall with blonde hair. She weighs about 130 pounds. The vehicle she was driving has a Florida license tag J36-8ZE.

If anyone knows of her whereabouts, call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/orlando-womans-disappearance-upgraded-suspicious/story?id=16541351#.T9ZGZNVSTNk


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


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



Sandra LeMire

1           3 


her primary challenge = SL = 13 = Major changes.




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File:Ben Bernanke official portrait.jpg

April 27, 2011 

Westminster Abbey and the Royal Wedding are so overhyped; the historic story of the week will take place on C Street in Washington, D.C. today.

At 2:15 p.m. ET, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, will make waves in the world of economists and Wall Streeters. For the first time in the 98-year history of the nation’s central bank, the chairman will talk to the press after an interest rate decision, fulfilling a promise he made at his first confirmation hearing back in 2005.

At the time he said, “Under Chairman Greenspan, monetary policy has become increasingly transparent to the public and the financial markets, a trend that I strongly support.”

Most Fed watchers don’t expect Bernanke to make any surprising observations about the economy. The Fed almost certainly won’t ratchet up interest rates or change the course of the widely-known QE2 program to boost economic recovery. Instead, Bernanke will likely take the podium to reinforce the post-meeting statement issued earlier in the afternoon and underline the observations the Federal Reserve’s staff economists make in their updated forecast issued as a part of the release.

But the importance of the moment shouldn’t be dismissed.

This event marks a new chapter in the history of U.S. central banking. The new transparency will allow the Federal Reserve to make its case for monetary policy directly to the public. Twenty-first century-style economic Glasnost.

The press conference, “whose ostensible purpose is to add more transparency regarding Fed policy, is really designed to help repair its image with the general public, a process that began when Bernanke first appeared on ’60 Minutes,'” writes Bernie Baumohl, chief economist at The Economic Outlook Group. “The press conference serves multiple purposes. It helps explain the Fed’s role in the economy, improves public trust in the central bank, and can be used discreetly as a platform to place more pressure on Congress to reduce the swelling budget deficits.”

Chairman Bernanke isn’t the first central banker to take the message to the press. His colleagues at the European Central Bank and Bank of England have been doing this for years. He’s likely taken some pointers about handling the press from Jean-Claude Trichet and Mervyn King, his European counterparts. It’s been reported that he’s even done a few practice runs with Fed staffers to prep for the big day.

At a moment when the Federal government’s deficits and debt limits are becoming the central issue of the nation’s political dialog, Bernanke’s press conference debut will give the Fed a more consistent voice and platform in the public sphere.

The lack of transparency during the financial crisis led to criticisms of the Federal Reserve’s role in the economy, with members of the conservative Tea Party movement calling for a dissolution of the Fed or a Congressionally-mandated opening up of the once-secretive central bank. Taking the podium might blunt some of the critics, assuming the public both hears and understands what Bernanke says.

No matter what the questions or answers, tomorrow marks a big day in the history of the Fed. Two decades ago, the Federal Reserve kept its interest rate decisions out of the public eye, not even issuing a press release when the Fed Funds rate target changed. Glasnost, indeed.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/federal-reserve-chairman-ben-bernanke-holds-press-conference/story?id=13462904


Ben Bernanke was born on December 13th, 1953 according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Bernanke%2C_Ben_S.

December 13th, 1953

December 13th

12 + 13 +2+0+1+0 = 28 = his personal year (from December 13th, 2010 to December 12th, 2011) = Bold.  Powerlessness.

28 year + 4 (April) = 32 = his personal month (from April 13th, 2011 to May 12th, 2011) = The United States.  America.  Americans. 

[The United States was born July 4th, 1776.  7 + 4 +1+7+7+6 = 32 = the United States’ life lesson number.  Numerologically a country’s life lesson number stands for itself.  Because it is Ben’s 32 month, he will be talking about the United States of America.]


32 month + 27 (27th of the month on Wednesday April 27th, 2011) = 59 = his personal day = Salvaging what remains.  Picking up the pieces.


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