Nothing like this has ever happened before — one of these supervised visits. I’m really shocked. I can hear the kids crying but he still wouldn’t let me in. … This could be life-threatening. He went to court on Wednesday and he didn’t get his kids back. I’m afraid for their lives.Washington state child-services worker Elizabeth Griffin-Hall • Making a desperate 911 call in the moments before Josh Powell set off an explosion, killing both him and his two children. Powell, the husband of missing woman Susan Powell, reportedly took a hatchet to his two sons before the explosion, which took place after Griffin-Hall took the children for a supervised visit, but Powell locked her out of the home. Voicemails that Powell left before the explosion seem to confirm the explosion was intentional. Powell had lost custody of the children last week.
Our rangers are very much in shock this morning… we absolutely take it personally. Everybody knew Margaret. Everybody was friends with Margaret. She didn’t have an enemy in the world.Mount Rainier National Park spokesman Kevin Bacher • Speaking about the death of Margaret Anderson, the park ranger who was killed by a gunman early Sunday. Anderson, a mother of two, was killed while attempting to stop a car fleeing from a checkpoint. The man suspected of shooting Anderson, Benjamin Colton Barnes, was found dead Monday morning, though it wasn’t confirmed until the afternoon due to the aerial search used. Barnes, a 24-year-old former Iraq vet, may have suffered from PTSD, according to the mother of his child, speaking in child-custody documents filed in 2011. A dark story all around. source (via • follow)
I don’t think that I’ve waited too long, but I believe I should come to some decision. There are a lot of people waiting and I owe them an answer.Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels • On running for President in 2012. Daniels is a favorite amongst both fiscal conservatives and the Republican establishment, having served at the head of George W. Bush’s Office of Management and Budget. His low-key (read: bland) personality and moderate views on social issues could cause him trouble in a GOP primary, but he’s arguable stronger against Obama than almost any other GOP prospect. He recently won a Washington straw poll, which would be encouraging for him if Washington had any sway in Republican Presidential primaries. source (via • follow)