Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The 1st of the #Debates2016 left us SPEECHLESS!

You'll never guess what happened to @realDonaldTrump and @HillaryClinton

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Miley Cyrus on 'The Voice,' working with Woody Allen and Crisis in Six Scenes

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Looks like Ms. Cyrus gets the best of both worlds! Miley tells the TODAY show that mentoring artists on “The Voice” is part of her philanthropic life. The 23-year old is featured in Woody Allen's groundbreaking TV series "Crisis in Six Scenes," which spins teh tale of a middle-class suburban family in the 1960s that gets thrown into confusion by the arrival of a hippie love child (Cyrus). Crisis in Six Scenes debuts on Friday, Sept. 30 on Amazon Prime Video.

The Case Of JonBenét Ramsey

After two decades, the unsolved murder mystery of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey — which left many transfixed — reawakens via CBS’ new miniseries: The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey

Back in the late 90s I met a gentleman by the name of Lance Matthews who told me a fascinating story about time he served in a Colorado jail, and his cellmate, J.T. Colfax, a performance artist who made off with a page from the morgue containing information relating to the JonBenet Ramsey Murder Case.

Matthews stayed in touch with J.T. Colfax, created a web site of Colfax's art work, case documents, and correspondence. Matthews acted as his messenger, advocate and mouthpiece on several Ramsey case discussion forums.

At the time I was doing a cutting-edge overnight talk radio show based in Albany, New York, streamed over the Net. I also conducted IRC chats and accepted faxes and phone calls from listeners all over the world! My radio shows on the Ramsey case ran from November 11, 1998 through May 1, 1999.

The radio shows were recorded live off the Internet by ACandyRose and were converted to RealAudio where they were put on the the Webdollie Real Audio web site owned and operated by ACandyRose.  Several sites also produced transcripts of the programs. Matthews used the Webdollie web site URL as part of his hard copy promotional advertising of the radio shows but would not admit until months later that the web site was created and owned by ACandyRose. Matthews comments to ACandyRose on May 8, 1999 as to why he never gave her credit for her work: "I also thought if I credited you that some people would allow there bias and prejudice to stand in the way of reading and hearing the wonderful job you did on the RA and transcriptions."

As a reporter interested in the case (and a talk radio host looking for a strong topic off the beaten talkshow path), meeting Lance was like having manna fall from heaven. Over the course of several months Lance was able to contact and invite most of the key players and investigators of the case to be guests on my program. Lance was the greatest radio talk show producer who ever lived, IMHO! But, the series eventually ended, and, in that end, there was only speculation, with just a sliver of hope. Fast Forward to 2016!

Here is a small collection of links relating back to my connections with the Ramsey Case:

Dave Lucas WorldWide!

RealAudio Clips

The Colfax Diaries
The Colfax Connection

Ramsey Case Side Show

1999 ~ Timeline and Transcripts

Lance Matthews

There Are 4 Separate Autumn 2016 JonBenét Ramsey TV Projects

​Here's what you need to know about each of them.


CDTA Bus Incident Yet To Reach End Of The Line

BREAKING ::: The Albany County DA's office has announced that the tentative trial date for the UAlbany/CDTA bus case has been adjourned. As of now, the next formal appearance date for Asha Burwell and Ariel Agudio will be a pre-trial hearing on October 11th.

A decision to dismiss from the university one of the three women accused of making false allegations of a racially motivated attack must be overturned, the woman’s attorney argues in a recent court filing. Steven Cook reports in the Daily Gazette Ariel C. Agudio filed a petition in state Supreme Court in Albany County earlier this month calling her dismissal from the University at Albany improper and the product of an unfair school proceeding.

The nice thing about having the Internet is that you can cut to the chase in articles like this I can just tell you to Google "CDTA racial incident" and you'll find just about everything you need to know about what happened in January 2016 in upstate New York (that some say "even fooled presidential candidate Hillary Clinton").  Investigators and local black community leaders who viewed bus video couldn't find a drop of evidence the three students were victims of any kind of crime. In fact, police say the women were the actual aggressors, that they physically attacked other students on the bus.

One of the three young ladies involved (Alexis Briggs, her mother walking up the courtroom stairs in the photo appearing on this website) apparently was unable to maintain her stance:  she admitted her guilt.  [Briggs admitted to a reduced charge: disorderly conduct, and was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. She waived her right to appeal, and avoids any criminal conviction.  Her attorney William Little:  "You know she's very pleased to put this entire matter behind us. Given the way things can go with trials, there's always a risk. And she's being offered a non-criminal offense violation. She definitely has a bright future ahead of her, she's a very smart young woman."]

Briggs has already faded from public memory. The other two, Asha Burwell and Arielle Agudio, decided to go to trial.   I wondered if they had been as active on social media now as they were when they were initially publicizing the bus attack (which some say even forced the UAlbany president to accept a position at another college far away. Like Mrs. Clinton, he came out swinging "for the girls." There was damage to UAlbany's reputation as well, and it has been suggested that several  students who were college-shopping immediately struck UAlbany from their lists.)  There are times in life when one must maintain a low profile and at least for Asha Burwell this was one of those times: she blocked all of her perceived enemies (unfriendly forces if you will) on social media but even blocking them can't stop them from looking at her accounts through other accounts or just on the plain old Internet, where she maintained a low level of activity on Facebook.  Unfortunately, Burwell, partly due to her brother's notoriety in the sports world, has become the one from the triad most-identified with the CDTA incident, which, in effect, may end up her personal albatross.

Agudio on the other hand, has stayed active on twitter. As of matter of fact, a few of her tweets arrived one day in a little chain, seeming to reveal that she is wondering what kind of life-path she is on, perhaps a measure of soul-searching? Screenshots after the jump.

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