Tuesday, December 10 In 1956, Chicago's fire academy was built, rather aptly, on the site of Mrs. O'Leary's barn, at 558 W DeKoven Street, which was numbered 137 at the time of the fire. The barn, or more precisely, a cow inside of it, was once blamed for burning the …Read more. Monday, December 9 A vet named Pete Hodgson was known in New Zealand as one of the pit bulls of the Labour Party. Outside New Zealand, though, he is known for being appointed "Minister of the Rings" to promote the fact that "The Lord of the Rings" …Read more. Saturday, December 7 In 1541, on the Yucatan Peninsula, a Franciscan monk named Diego de Landa burned all the Mayan books he could find, except for a few codices written in hieroglyphs on bark paper. This was part of an inquisition to suppress traditional religious …Read more. Friday, December 6 Jane Smiley won the Pulitzer for "A Thousand Acres," a book that reworked Shakespeare's "King Lear" as the story of an aging farmer who divides his land among three daughters: Ginny, Rose and Caroline. These names parallel …Read more.more articles
RELEASE: FEBRUARY 14, 2012
Today we look at the unhappy history of celebrity stalkers. Robert Bardo became obsessed with young actor Rebecca Schaeffer. He hired a private investigator to find out where she lived and shot her to death, leading the LAPD to set up a Threat Management Unit to deal with stalkers. Bardo was inspired by Arthur Jackson, a stalker who used DMV records to find Theresa Saldana, whom he stabbed repeatedly. The story also ends badly for stalkers. Margaret Ray stalked David Letterman for years before lying down in front of a train in Colorado in 1997.
What state's Office of Homeland Security adopted as its top priority not loose nukes or lone wolves but instead "stressing the dependence on Almighty God"?
Previous answer: WKRP is in Cincinnati, just like the TV show, although, ironically, reruns of "WKRP in Cincinnati" aired on WGN America at the time.
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