Rescue Crews Find Renowned Runner Dead, Searchers on Saturday found the body of renowned long-distance runner Micah True, who vanished four days earlier after heading out from a lodge for a morning run in the rugged wilderness near New Mexico’s Gila National Forest.
The body was discovered at about 6 p.m. in a remote, rugged area of the Gila Wilderness, the New Mexico state police said.
The cause of death was still unknown, but there were no obvious signs of trauma, incident commander Tom Bemis told the Boulder Daily Camera (http://bit.ly/Ham6Td). A medical examiner was en route to examine True’s body around 7:30 p.m., he said.
The 58-year-old True, whose extreme-distance running prowess is detailed in the book “Born to Run,” set out on what—for him—would have been a routine 12-mile run Tuesday from The Wilderness Lodge and Hot Springs, where he was staying. He left his dog at the lodge and never returned. A search began the next day.
Lodge co-owner Dean Bruemmer, who helped with the search Saturday, said he last saw his friend at breakfast. He said True gave no indication of a specific route, which made the search more difficult.
“There are a lot of trailheads up the road,” said Bruemmer, whose lodge is about four miles from the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.
Though daytime temperatures in southwest New Mexico have been mild of late, temperatures dipped into the mid-20s on recent nights. True left for his run wearing shorts and a T-shirt and carrying a water bottle.
Fourteen search teams that were scouring the area Friday were supplemented with additional volunteer teams from across the state Saturday morning, state police spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald said. Teams were hiking and on horseback and ATVs. They also used dogs and employed a helicopter and plane in the search.
New Tornado Warnings Aim To Frighten, Even expert storm chasers would have struggled to decipher the difference between the tornado warnings sent last May before severe weather hit Joplin and, a few days later, issued again for downtown Kansas City.
The first tornado was a massive EF-5 twister that killed 161 people as it wiped out a huge chunk of the southwest Missouri community. The second storm caused only minor damage when two weak tornadoes struck in the Kansas City suburbs.
In both cases, the warnings were harbingers of touchdowns. But three out of every four times the National Weather Service issues a formal tornado warning, there isn’t one. The result is a “cry wolf” phenomenon that’s dulled the effectiveness of tornado warnings, and one the weather service hopes to solve with what amounts to a scare tactic.
In a test that starts Monday, five weather service offices in Kansas and Missouri will use words such as “mass devastation,” ”unsurvivable” and “catastrophic” in a new kind of warning that’s based on the severity of a storm’s expected impact. The goal is to more effectively communicate the dangers of an approaching storm so people understand the risks they’re about to face.
“We’d like to think that as soon as we say there is a tornado warning, everyone would run to the basement,” said Ken Harding, a weather service official in Kansas City. “That’s not how it is. They will channel flip, look out the window or call neighbors. A lot of times people don’t react until they see it.”
The system being tested will create two tiers of warnings for thunderstorms and three tiers for tornadoes, each based on severity. A research team in North Carolina will*n*lyze the results of the experiment, which runs through late fall, and help the weather service decide whether to expand the new warnings to other parts of the country.
Laura Myer, a social science research professor at Mississippi State University, said people she has interviewed want more advance warning about a potential tornado strike and more information on the specific locations where the storms are expected to hit.
Did Bobby Knight Doze Off On The Air?, During a live segment at the Final Four, crotchety ex-coach Bobby Knight was caught with his eyes closed and his head buried in his hand when ESPN cameras cut back to his panel. Fellow*n*lyst Digger Phelps had to nudge Knight to rouse him from his mid-show snooze.
The folks at Business Insider think Knight was surely sleeping. We’re not as sure. Maybe he was reading and closing his eyes to shut him off from whatever Len Elmore was babbling about. Knight is tapping his left hand and doesn’t jolt awkwardly when Digger pokes him. Plus, we’d imagine he’s someone who takes kindly to be awoken while sleeping.
Jennifer Lopez Wears Same Dress As Star, Neon is the perfect trend for getting a gal noticed on the red carpet, and Michael Kors’ long-sleeve hot pink gown certainly fits the bill! But who would have guessed that two of Hollywood’s hottest bodies would choose the exact same so-bright-you’ve-gotta-wear-shades garment just 10 months apart? You know what that means: It’s time for us to decide … who wore it best?
Jennifer, 42, rocked the dress during “American Idol” in L.A. on March 22. Always one to heap on the jewelry, the “AI” judge added a black Hermes cuff, hoop earrings, black Gucci platform sandals, and a sleek ponytail.
Brooklyn, 24, sported the look at the Met Gala in NYC way back on May 2, 2011. The model-turned-actress let her gown do all the talking, and finished off her look with a silver clutch and n**e strappy heels also by Kors.
Bin Laden Children, Osama bin Laden fathered four children as he hid out in Pakistan after the 9/11 attacks, his youngest wife told interrogators, according to a police report seen by AFP on Friday.
Amal Abdulfattah’s account provides rare details of the Al-Qaeda leader’s life from when he fled Afghanistan in late 2001 until his death aged 54 last May during a US Navy SEAL operation in Abbottabad, in Pakistan.
Abdulfattah, from Yemen, was arrested by Pakistani authorities following the US raid on bin Laden’s compound near the Pakistani capital Islamabad, along with two of his Saudi wives, and her five children.
The three detained widows face charges of illegally entering and residing in Pakistan. Abdulfattah, 30, was shot while trying to protect her husband, according to the US.
The Pakistan police report, dated January 19, said Abdulfattah was born into a family of 17 children and married bin Laden because “she had a desire to marry a Mujahedeen”, using the term for “holy warrior”.
The report, from the office of the inspector general of police in Islamabad, recommended Abdulfattah and her children be immediately deported.
After arriving in Pakistan in July 2000 on a three-month visa, in the company of her sister and brother-in-law, Abdulfattah travelled to Kandahar, in neighbouring Afghanistan, at the time capital of the Taliban regime.
The date of her marriage to bin Laden was not specified, but the police report said afterwards she moved in with him and his other two wives.
“She further revealed that after the incident of 9/11, they all scattered and she came to Karachi with one of her daughter’s, Safia,” the report said. Safia, her first child by the Al-Qaeda kingpin, was born in Kandahar in 2001.
Piers Morgan And Touré Face Off Online And On-air, Their debate over effective journalism went from Twitter to television Friday night. But, did Piers Morgan and author/personality Toure’ lose sight of the real issue at hand, Trayvon Martin’s death and justice ?
In a debate that lit up Twitter, trending for a good part of Friday night, Morgan and Toure’ exchanged insults including the latter’s insinuation that Morgan, who happens to have British roots, was not qualified to speak on American issues.
“You are too new to the situation to fully understand what’s going on here, and what’s really at stake for America,” said Toure’.
watch video of Piers Morgan and Toure’ via link to the left.
As reported early Friday, Toure’ blasted Morgan for even taking the time to interview Sanford, Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman’s brother, Robert Zimmerman.
“You became part of the problem by allowing Robert Zimmerman to come on your show and spread misinformation,” said Toure’. “The number one problem with having him on the air is the two of them, George and Robert, haven’t spoken in years.”
According to Piers Morgan however, the interview was of service to viewers.
“You’ve tried to portray me as an unprofessional journalist who, last night, didn’t challenge Robert Zimmerman. Anybody who watched that interview saw me challenge him repeatedly,” said Morgan.
From there the interview, lasting just under 15 minutes, became quite heated with Morgan yelling to obtain control of his show.
“Again. Again. Toure’ calm down. I don’t wish to give you a lesson in how to be a professional journalist…,” Morgan said frustrated. “If you let me finish. If you watch the interview back, you’ll see that I challenged him repeatedly as any professional journalist would do.”
In the end, Morgan thanked Toure’ for his time on Piers Morgan Tonight but not before he uttered the words “We are different people. I like to think that I’m a professional journalist Toure’. You, I think, are something else.”
While that made for interesting television, what did viewers really gain from that exchange ? It could be said that very little of that nearly fifteen minute exchange was focused on anything new and useful related to Martin, Zimmerman and justice.