In a former life, Suzanne Murray was a lawyer, a journalist, and a green lifestyle guru. She's launched several web sites, and has worked at the Washington Post Company, the Boston Review, and myriad women's magazines. In her current life, she's the Parenting & Political Editor at The Stir/Moms Matter 2012. She's also raising 9 chickens and one adventurous 4-year-old.
Another horrific story coming out of Cleveland. Police have discovered three bodies of what appear to be young black women. One body was found on Friday in a carport after police got a call about a foul smell. The second and third bodies were found Saturday -- one in the basement of an abandoned house on the same block; the third in a weedy field near the house.
Police believe all the victims were killed in the last 6 to 10 days. All three bodies were found in the fetal positionwrapped in several layers of trash bags. The cause of their deaths has not been determined.
A fun evening at a Six Flags amusement park in Arlington, Texas, turned into tragedy when a mother died while riding the roller coaster with her daughter and son-in-law. A spokesperson for the amusement park confirmed the woman's death but did not say how she died. Witnesses say that the women fell from the ride.
The woman was on the Texas Giant roller coaster, which is said to be the tallest steel-hybrid roller coaster in the world -- it is 14 stories high and has a drop of 79 degrees and a bank of 95 degrees. It can carry up to 24 riders. Witnesses are questioning whether the safety bar in her car had been working properly.
Veteran White House reporterHelen Thomasdied today of a long illness at the age of 92. Thomas had a long, illustrious, outspoken career.
Dubbed the "dean of the White House press corps" because she was the longest serving White House journalist, Thomas worked as a waitress before she was hired by the Washington Daily News in the 1940s. She started covering the White House during John F. Kennedy's presidency in 1961 and remained until she retired in 2010 when Barack Obama was in office. (Her career ended under a cloud of controversy when she spoke out about Israel and Palestine.)
Thomas served as a mentor to many young female journalists until she was well into her 80s. She broke barriers in the male-dominated press corps, and was the first female president of both the White House Correspondents' Association and the Gridiron Club. She was the only female print journalist to accompany President Richard Nixon on his trip to China in 1972.
Fox TV has just confirmed that the 5th seasonpremiere ofGleewill be postponed because of the sudden and tragic death of cast member Cory Monteith last week.
Monteith was found dead in his hotel room at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Hotel on July 13, and three days later, the Vancouver police confirmed that the 31-year-old Canadian died of mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol.
The statement Fox released on Saturday, July 20, read:
Could Kanye West be headed for jail? The 36-year-old musician and new dad has been named a suspect in an "attempted robbery" case that took place at the airport in Los Angeles on Friday. A conviction would make Kayne a felon -- though of course he'd have to be arrested and tried first.
And as serious as the potential charges sound, it's not as bad as you might think -- and it sounds like law enforcement officials might be acting a bit over-zealous here.