Richard Ramirez was born on February 29, 1960 in El Paso Texas. He is known as the Night Stalker for terrorizing the city of Los Angeles and San Francisco in June 1984 until August 1985. He tortured and raped at least twenty five victims, killing at least thirteen of them. Ramirez died in prison on June 7, 2013 of complications from blood cancer and liver failure.
When Ramirez was a child he suffered two head injuries, one at just two years of age when a dresser fell on him leaving a gash on his forehead that required thirty stitches. When he was five he was knocked unconscious by a swing in a park. These head injuries certainly could have contributed to the monster Ramirez would grow up to become. Ramirez began smoking marijuana at the age of ten and when he was twelve he spent a lot of time with an older cousin who introduced him to Satanic worship.
ID Launches Advocacy Campaign: “Stop Hate In Your State In Response to Network’s Popular Original Documentary Series – Hate In America”
Building on the success of Investigation Discovery’s (ID) acclaimed documentary series HATE IN AMERICA, the network announced, today – on the anniversary of the Shepard-Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act being signed into law – the launch of a new advocacy campaign, “Stop Hate in Your State”, to cast a spotlight on hate crimes and provide easy steps viewers can take to stop them. Approximately 250,000 hate crimes take place each year in the United States, but only 2% are reported to the FBI. Additionally, several states do not have comprehensive laws to cover all categories of hate crimes, and a handful of states do not have any hate crimes laws at all. Produced by NBC News’ award-winning production arm Peacock Productions, HATE IN AMERICA is hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist, Tony Harris, and investigates the troubling racial and ethnic divide in this country. Starting today, viewers can take action by going to www.investigationdiscovery.com/stophate to help ensure state agencies are reporting hate crimes and that all groups are protected by hate crimes laws.
The details of this column will appeal to both paranormal and boxing enthusiasts alike. My husband brought this story to my attention several weeks back, but I’ve sat on it trying to figure out how to do it the justice it deserves.
In the past I’ve written of charlatans and so called mediums and such, however a chap by the name of Curly Owen falls just outside of that circle in the amazing gift he brings to us. In the past, Curly Owen was known as a bare knuckle, hard spending and fast living sports figure. He was the sparring partner of the world-renowned Max Baer, the worlds heavyweight boxing champion. Owen was a promoter influential in putting live world boxing champions into the ring, close friend to many celebrities, a night club owner and a millionaire business man.
Browsing through my Apple Music account in the last few days brought forth the revelation of an album that I had long forgotten about, and wrongly so. I had first heard of the name Ronnie Deauville through a fellow standard lover’s list of favorite singers in early 2012, and after entering the name in iTunes, I could find only one album, the wistful “Smoke Dreams,” credited to his name. Though his short recording career would only consist of a number of big band singles as well as two full LP albums throughout the 1950s, Deauville’s career is notable both for the challenging and inspiring story that accompanied it, as well as the voice of the vocalist, a deep, rich baritone that seemed to be crafted out of pure silk.
• Hot cooked rice (optional)
• 8 oz (250 g) Cajun style Andouille sausage
• 3 celery stalks
• 1 medium onion
• 1 medium red bell pepper
Sad news to report. Pete Burns, the hitmaker who was the front man of the 80’s band Dead Or Alive, has died of cardiac arrest, according to a statement released by his family and management. He was 57. Burns rose to prominence with the 1980s pop hit “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” and became a staple of ’80s pop fashion. His androgynous approach to clothing and outsized fashion statements helped influence Boy George and a generation of gender-flexible pop acts.
Sad news to report. Eddie Applegate, an actor best known for playing Patty Lane’s loyal high school sweetheart on the 1960s sitcom “The Patty Duke Show,” died recently in Los Angeles at the age of 81. His death was confirmed by his son Michael, who said Mr. Applegate had been living in a care facility after a stroke in 2013.
This has been a sad year for the cast of The Patty Duke Show with Duke passing in March and William Schallert, who played her father, passing in May.
Sad news to report. Popular actress Kathryn Adams has died at the age of 96. No cause of death was revealed. Adams appeared in the 1939 version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur.
Adams, who was married to Leave It to Beaver dad Hugh Beaumont for more than 30 years, died Oct. 14 in an assisted living facility in Mankato, Minn., her daughter Kristan Beaumont told The Hollywood Reporter.
Sad news to report. Pop idol Bobby Vee has died at the age of 73 from advanced Alzheimer’s Disease. Vee, charted to the top with his “Take Good Care Of My Baby” and helped current winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Bob Dylan get his start.
Vee was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011, and performed his last show that year.
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No One Can Hear You Scream: Investigation Discovery’s All – News Series Dead Silent Premieres On October 25th
Deep in the woods, inside an abandoned house, or along the shores of a sleepy lake, every snap of a twig and unidentified rustle can be a sign of danger. Investigation Discovery’s (ID) all-new series DEAD SILENT shows just how dark and desolate the great outdoors can be when no one can reach you. In the six-part series premiering Tuesday, October 25 at 9/8c, myth, urban legend, and horror movie dread collide to showcase real-life, dark and twisted tales too frightening to be imaginary.
Each hour-long episode of DEAD SILENT features one spine-tingling and terrifying true story, interwoven with expert commentary from local authorities, true-crime experts, and psychologists, as well as first-person accounts from many of the victims who survived these nightmarish events.
Donald J. Trump was born on June 14, 1946. He’s a lot of things including, a business man, author, television personality, and Lord help us Republican nominee for President of the United States. His Wiki says he was born and raised in the borough of Queens in New York. Strange he grew up in such a wonderful diverse state and became the racist sociopath he’s become. He worked for his father’s real estate firm once he graduated from Wharton a prestigious Ivy league school in Pennsylvania in 1968. He then took over the family business in 1971 and the making of a real estate mogul began.
Reading about his early life and business ventures which I never cared to do leaves no doubt that he is clever and knows how to do business to his advantage. His advantage being the key word folks. It also appears that he was raised in a hardworking household and that his father paved a very successful path for his future.
• 1 pkg (13.8 oz or 283 g) refrigerated pizza crust
• 2 cups (500 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese
• 1 oz (30 g) Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup/50 mL packed)
• 2/3 cup (150 mL) mayonnaise
By Kristi O’Toole
With the holidays approaching a person can never have too many quick appetizers or snacks handy.
• 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
• 1/4 cup sour cream
• 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
• 1 teaspoon lemon zest
“How could they do a thing like that?”—Frank Sinatra
That was the question that a puzzled, retired Frank Sinatra posed to his guests when word came in 1996 that the famous Sands Hotel and Casino was about to be closed and demolished. Comedian Jerry Lewis was among those conversing with his host and longtime friend when the fate of the classic Las Vegas property subsequently entered the conversation. Sinatra was hurt by the news, personally affronted by the thought of the once glitzy playground becoming nonexistent. Looking back on it now, nearly twenty years after demolition crews reduced the iconic building to a pile of dust and debris, one could almost identify with Sinatra’s feelings.
• 24 slices French bread, cut 1/4 inch thick
• 2 tablespoons Garlic Oil or olive oil
• 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
• 1 package (3.5-4 ounces) soft goat cheese