23 August 2010

The Daily Mail Sing-a-long Song For Hacks



video by Dan and Dan Films [twitter][u-tube]


Briton held for taking beach photos of boys

Eighty pictures are research for clothes firm, he claims

23 Aug 2010
Daily Mail
By Neil Sears in London and Len Port in Vilamoura n.sears@dailymail.co.uk

‘I realised I’d been an idiot’

A BRITISH business executive has appeared in a Portuguese court after being accused of taking photos of children on a beach.

Questioned: Rhys Jones, left, appeared in court after taking pictures on the beach at Vilamoura, above

Parents had been alarmed when they saw 48-year-old grandfather Rhys Jones – who works for international clothing retailer Peacocks – arrive at an Algarve holiday resort alone and start taking pictures of boys in their swimwear.

When the parents complained, a row developed, police were called, and father-of-two Mr Jones was arrested.

The beach is 50 miles from where Madeleine McCann disappeared from her parents’ apartment in Praia da Luz in May 2007.

It is understood that 80 pictures of boys aged eight to 15 were found on the camera.

But Mr Jones has told the Daily Mail that while he had been ‘absolutely stupid’, he had an innocent excuse – he was impressed by the youngsters’ swimwear, wanted his firm to copy it, and was taking photos as research.

The businessman, who was holidaying in a hotel in Vilamoura with his wife Ann and his 14-year-old son, spoke before appearing in an Algarve court on Friday afternoon.

The keen amateur sportsman, who runs an under-14s football team and is chairman of the Welsh Club Cricket Conference, has worked for Peacocks for 30 years and is international operations and development controller.

Last Thursday he was on the beach at Vilamoura when he said he realised young male holidaymakers were wearing swimwear unlike that stocked by Peacocks.

On the spur of the moment, he said, he began photographing boys playing in the sand, with the aim of showing them to colleagues to suggest they stocked similar trunks, particularly for sales in Peacocks stores in Cyprus and Malta.

Police were called after parents objected.

Mr Jones said: ‘I was absolutely stupid. When parents approached me I realised what an idiot I’d been. ‘I can fully understand the parents’ reaction. I’ve been bloody stupid. My wife keeps telling me I’m an idiot – she’s right, I was.

‘But I didn’t try to sneak any pictures, I did it all openly.’

Mr Jones said he is worried about his job at Peacocks, which is based close to his home in Cardiff.

Portuguese police commander Marques Ferreira said: ‘A 48-year old Englishman was seen photographing children on the beach at Marinotel in Vilamoura [Tivoli Marina Vilamoura 5 Star Hotel with private Beach] and was arrested by the Maritime Police.

‘We were able to verify the existence of many photographs of children aged between eight and 15.’

A police source said witnesses said, ‘The man pointed his camera several times at children who were playing in the sand by the water’.

Mr Jones has been named an ‘arguido’, or formal suspect, and appeared in a court on Friday with a local lawyer to answer initial questions, but is understood to have been allowed to return home with his wife and son at the weekend.

He will be recalled to Portugal if the court decides to take the case further. Taking photographs of children without their parents’ permission is a crime in Portugal.

Mr Jones was on Saturday due to play cricket in his position as captain of the Lisvane Second XI in Cardiff and is due to go on a cricket tour of Berkshire today.

One of his friends said last night: ‘ He has been one of the stalwarts of the cricket club for many years, joining as a teenager just after its foundation in the late 70s.

‘I can’t believe he has ended up in a Portuguese court. He’s a straightforward guy with a great sense of humour.’

Daily Mail | 2010-08-23 | UK | Page: 5


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48 comments:

  1. Ha ha - that video is priceless!

    Haven't laughed so much in ages.

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  2. The British Guy is a typical idiot rat who deserves a lot of sentences in an idiot paper like the Daily Mail. Laughable the all story and special his excuse for what has no excuse at all.
    Gay Paedos always find stupid excuses to justify their behaviour when caught in public. He follow the typical pervert Paedo patten: have a wife and childs,"runs an under-14s football team", "he was impressed by the youngsters’ swimwear, wanted his firm to copy it, and was taking photos as research" (they always give stupid excuses for their behaviour).
    A guy working in the position he claim at Peacocks is not stupid and knows very well the consequences of his attitude. Don't trow sand at the Portuguese authorities eyes because they are not idiots. Boys pictures in swimming suits are very useful for Paedos. Easy to modify and sale on their rings. The computers of that man and his pass must be investigate in UK for the safe of the childs around him, special the football team he is in charged of.
    By the way, Cardiff did not sound strange to me on Mccann's saga. He could be working for Mccann's and paid by the Fund to bring to light again the idea of Paedos and Abductors in Algarve. Mccann's were known by their feeling to contract idiots with idiots excuses for what has no excuse.

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  3. simply B R A V O !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Clearly Mr Rhys Jones does not have the wealth or connections of the Mccanns to impose expensive super injunctions on newspapers or to cherry pick what they should write about him.
    This piece of ‘journalism’ reinforces the inadequacies in our media, and how the wealthy are able to manipulate it. No privacy law has ever been passed by parliament yet wealthy people are able to control the media with their wide spread use of superinjunctions to ensure that their questionable behaviour is not published in newspapers, and therefore the ability of ordinary readers to make a judgement about such people is removed for the simple reason that the public will never know the full truth.
    It is very worrying that superinjunctions prevent the public forming an overall opinion of a situation. The mccanns argued that a book based on factual evidence and truth should be banned on the grounds that it would damage the search for their daughter, however the parents never once co-operated with the search. The veil of secrecy protecting the mccanns should be lifted, the public should be allowed to form an opinion based on the facts that are available, and there should be openness and transparency.
    The mccanns have involved the public by establishing a fraudulent fund and on-line store; the public have a right to know the full facts of this case. Kate and Gerry should not be allowed to court publicity whilst expensive lawyers suppress the truth. What ‘dedicated, honest’ journalists could ever justify suppressing the truth and thereby helping the mccanns to escape justice?
    This case should be re-opened why is it that Kate and Gerry feel they have a legal right to suppress the truth concerning their daughter when they had so many inconsistencies in their statements, this should be fully investigated and the truth sought.
    Well done Joana or your excellent journalism and research. Justice for Maddy.

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  5. Thanks for that gem Joana! Laughed my head off!

    Let's hope they make one for that good old British newspaper, I mean rag, read by millions of those who just love the tits and bums; The Sun!!!

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  6. Taking photographs of children without their parents’ permission is a crime in Portugal.
    I bet McCanns and friends are very aware of this fact. The papers will do the rest.
    Yes Mr Jones was absolutely stupid (compliments for the quick response by the Portuguese police), but imo Mr Jones is not a criminal and the punishment is too high compared with what he has done.
    I wonder if this stupid action by Mr Jones was publicized as wide as it was if the McCann case didn't exist. So how stupid this man was, he is, besides victim of his own stupidity, just again one of the many victims of the McCanns and Co.

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  7. Anon @ 4 - well said totally agree.The freedom to discuss moral issues is vital to our society and one day the truth will out, justice for Madeleine and Sr Amaral.

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  8. Taking photographs of children without their parents’ permission is a crime in Portugal.
    But the McCann - Mitchell axis actively encourage people all over the world to stare closely into the eyes of every little blonde girl, and if necessary to seize the child and march it to the nearest Police officer. Or perhaps to their private detectives
    How does that work ?

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  9. Ah! Ah! the guy is a joke. His excuses are jokes which his Company "Peacocks" must take in serious account.

    - He just pic. boys ( Ah! Ah! he want his company to copy the boys swimming wear- good advertise for his company who the public know now, USE TO COPY OTHERS).

    - And there was a lot of interesting swimming suits to copy in a small area, if we take in attention the number of childs he photographed.

    - Must be very boring the Peacocks cloths. Normally the Boys swimming wear were not interesting at all, a part some color, they all look the same, then there is nothing to copy. Interesting, the girls swimming suit, which are normally much more interesting and with very special designers did not attract the guy. Then what he wants is not the clothes but who was inside the clothes. Clear as water.

    "Peacock" must fire and sue the guy for all the bad publicity he gave to the company and for involving the company on his private perversions.

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  10. Fantastic give those boys an oscar. The Daily Mail went downhill from May 2007 the cure of the Maccanns strikes again.

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  11. Opps I mean curse of the Maccanns not cure,

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  12. Watch as well BBC - The Trap (Adam Curtis)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bQYNDGZm-c

    The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom is a BBC documentary series by English filmmaker Adam Curtis, well known for other documentaries including The Century of the Self and The Power of Nightmares. It began airing on BBC Two on 11 March 2007.[1]

    The series consists of three one-hour programmes which explore the concept and definition of freedom, specifically, "how a simplistic model of human beings as self-seeking, almost robotic, creatures led to today's idea of freedom.
    "We Will Force You To Be Free" (25 March 2007)
    Archive interview with Isaiah Berlin

    The final programme focussed on the concepts of positive and negative liberty introduced in the 1950s by Isaiah Berlin. Curtis briefly explained how negative liberty could be defined as freedom from coercion and positive liberty as the opportunity to strive to fulfil one's potential. Tony Blair had read Berlin's essays on the topic and wrote to him[5] in the late 1990s, arguing that positive and negative liberty could be mutually compatible. He never received a reply, as Berlin was on his death bed.

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  13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSuT7w1xxII&feature=channel

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  14. While I agree this man should not have been photographing children without their parents' permission, I note that the children were boys. I don't understand how the press can equate this matter to the Madeleine McCann crime.

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  15. Even before Madeleine "disappeared" I was at an indoor swimming pool in England with my two daughters and I (an ordinary looking mum) attempted to take pics of my kids coming down the big slide. I was immediately stopped by some security person who told me of all the dangers of taking pictures of kids and why it was not allowed. It did not matter that the kids were mine because some one else's kid could have sneaked in the side of the picture, and anyway, then they would have to let all and sundry take pics in the pool if I was allowed.

    Give me a break. Hasn't it all gone too far?

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  16. Brilliant . Laughed myself silly . If these boys were allowed to sing this song on British television most of populace would actually rush out every morning to form a queue outside the newsagents in order to get their copy of the Daily Mail , their bible . Unfortunately .

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  17. http://www.londonderrysentinel.co.uk/news/Claudy-attrocity-report-due.5504283.jp

    A cover up between the Catholic Church and the British Government.....

    RING ANY BELLS????

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  18. Great find Jo. (which I am about to steal)

    The photo ain't too shabby either, been getting creative perchance?

    with the aim of showing them to colleagues to suggest they stocked similar trunks,

    The cheque is in the post.

    Sadam was responsible for 9/11.

    Madeleine McCann was abducted.

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  19. Daily Mail again a few hours ago.
    School caretaker jailed after chloroforming pupil.
    This time they have got some facts RIGHT.
    "Knocked out and nearly killed,
    "causes loss of consciousness and often leads to death
    "vomiting ... pulse dropped to a dangerously low level
    "suffered a burn to her face

    Does Edgar still stand by what he said about the use of chloroform on the children ?
    And why does KM not publicly state that he is wrong, and Mitchell go to the press with the same information ?

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  20. We probably have not been told the whole story by the daily wail.
    but on his side he was doing it openly, but why the row when he was confronted by angry parents??

    Pitiful excuse - I was doing it for Peacocks - as if they are selling up to date fashion items !!! LOL.

    Reminds me of the excuse for leaving 3 very young children in an unlocked apartment - what was it now? oh yes... we are very responsible parents who love our children, and it was just like dining at the bottom of a (massively huge) garden (completely out of sight and earshot, with the doors open)

    aunty anti

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  21. I worked with Mr Jones, in the same office and dept as him over 14 years ago and I have to say - he was a complete geek, annoying, irritating, bored the pants off me, however he was completely dedicated to his job which is why he has become so successful, he had the knack of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, he'd always put his foot in it and was quite naive in some ways - I can imagine Rhys did take the photos for work purposes but in his usual way, put his foot in it! He is a decent man and the accusations made against him will turn his stomach completely, I'm sure the company will stick by him as Rhys is completely work orientated and knowing him I believe his story - it was all for work. He is a really really decent guy and I hope Rhys and Ann get their lives back together after this awful mishap.

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  22. 22

    Thank you for that information, it confirms my thoughts.
    A disgusting piece of journalism.
    Why are people like Mr Jones (who has nothing to do with Madeleine McCann; yes, he did something stupid and he knows now) sacrificed to the McCanns, parents that neglected their own daughter at least. The only people entitled to speak in this case are the parents of the boys who were photographed.

    "I hope Rhys and Ann get their lives back together after this awful mishap."
    I hope the same.

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  23. If this man is serious, it is regretful he made such a mistake.
    He should have realised this before.
    Men got to behave themselves 1000 times more careful than women.
    It is a natural law all over the world.
    Of course the Portuguese police are now more paranoic than they were before 2007.
    Preferable to make him an arguido now, before he calls Skynews or goes to visit the Pope.
    And sues Amaral.

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  24. I am 24.

    I meant 23 (not 22) with thanks for the information.

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  25. Anon 25
    "Men got to behave themselves 1000 times more careful than women."
    we used to believe that in the UK before Myra Hindley, and Rose West, and that ghastly creature who covered up for Huntley and so on and on.

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  26. advice needed.

    I am fed up of the lies, propaganda that we have to live with daily,it is scary and ultimtately leads to much of the trouble in the world.

    I am aware sites like this are fantastic for trying to address the bullsh@: we are surrounded by.

    So i ask is it possiple to form our own media organisation, can we create a newspaper.
    Is it possile ? can it be done?
    I have read here often and have been impressed with the brains of you people, but more importantly your sense of justice, fairplay and to allow the facts to encourage opinion rather than agenda.

    I am aware of the power of the media machines...but i honestly believe now is the time to strike!
    The majority of people now realise the lies that papers print and many treat them as comics nowadays.

    Maybe by networking we can create an international newspaper, i have many ideas how this can be achieved, just not the brains but am prepared to put money into its birth.

    Come on lets take the fight on, dont let the propaganda merchants in their ivory towers treat the people of the world like expendable muppets. Lets fight for the truth and bring it to the masses..lets show them whats really going on in the world.

    where theres a will theres a way!

    Mojo

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  27. Mojo :)

    quote from my FB and twitter today

    «My twitter self Daily Newspaper http://bit.ly/90yZv6 (testing paper.li) auto-newspaper app - looks interesting, lacks more options» http://paper.li/xklamation

    &

    «did another one titled the #mccann daily :) with all user tweets that uses #mccann hash tag http://paper.li/tag/mccann updates every 24 hours & you can also subscribe to it, most important you can be part of it! remember to use #mccann :)»

    ;) beijinhos

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  28. http://twitter.com/wikileaks

    Meanwhile Wikileaks just leaked memo : CIA Red Cell Memorandum on United States "exporting terrorism", 2 Feb 2010 - WikiLeaks http://www.wikileaks.org/wiki/CIA_Red_Cell_Memorandum_on_United_States_%22exporting_terrorism%22,_2_Feb_2010 OR PDF doc here http://file.wikileaks.org/file/us-cia-redcell-exporter-of-terrorism-2010.pdf

    A few minutes ago «WikiLeaks founder cleared of sex allegations http://yhoo.it/dguyVt #WikiLeaks #Assange seriously the Swedish prosecutor needs some prozac!»

    Today in the morning Eva Finn, the Swedish prosecutor that Julian Assange Wikileaks Rep. & Founder was still a suspect http://www.aklagare.se/Media/Nyheter/Beslut-i-Assangearendet-onsdag/

    Googlese:

    Anmälan nr 2 K246336-10
    Misstanken om ofredande kvarstår. Jag kommer att ge direktiv till utredaren att höra den misstänkte.

    Notification No. 2 K246336-10
    The suspicion of assault continues. I will issue instructions to the investigator to hear the suspect.

    P.s. remember to watch (not for sensitive eyes) the Reuters #journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen & other civilians killed by US troops in Baghdad via #Wikileaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is9sxRfU-ik&feature=related

    Please note: This is a full uncut version of the video primarily intended for research purposes. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rXPrfnU3G0 for a short and concise version with added context.

    ----

    Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths occurred. Wikileaks released this video with transcripts and a package of supporting documents on April 5th 2010 on http://collateralmurder.com

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  29. Joana ...thankyou.
    by the way you are some lady..huge respect for you!

    Mojo

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  30. Thank you Mojo :) it's feels good to be appreciated, but keep in mind that I, like anyone else, is replaceable so if anything happens someone, somewhere as to continue until Justice is done. ;) beijinhos

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  31. No word of the McCanns about this new "suspect".
    No Clarence, no Philomene.
    He is already arguido, what a window, door, gate of opportunity.
    A single word from them could mean an aggressive reaction of Isabel Duarte, demanding the reopening of the process.
    That is the last thing the McCanns want.
    After all Isabel Duarte is not that bad.
    She put the McCanns in more trouble!

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  32. 33 Anon.

    Yes I agree - every time the McCanns push to make a point of their innocence in actuality it pushes them closer to exposing that they may not be.

    It all depends on how "safe" they feel - bully's can be like this - if they feel they are all powerful they forget the little things that can undermine them.

    Surely if the abduction was real they would pounce on this for any information that might lead them to the discovery of Madeleine.

    Angelique

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  33. In order to accommodate new guest author contributions, new concepts, as well as clearing up some java and xhtml obsolete codes, and for the simple reason of changing the template's look and usability, this blog will be for the next week an in-progress editing design work. It will still be available on-line but keep in mind that some minor 'hiccups' are to be expected until everything is in the 'correct' place. Thank you.

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  34. 35, thanks for warning us, Joana, although I did not understand a popcorn of it.
    Thanks again.

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  35. 36 :) it's the code behind what you see here that needs a change and an update, that's all.

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  36. Joana, perhaps you should publish the story of Saville Kent (murder, when he was nearly 4 years old).
    Very interesting, very mysterious, ik looks a lot like Maddie.

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  37. Very interesting case at Mccannfiles. That remember me a very neglected little girl.

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  38. Anyone know what's happened to McCann Unravelled TTW4 site? Has it been CR'd or moved elsewhere?

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  39. Joana, Don't know if this is the right place to put this but looks like something interesting to watch. . .

    FBI reopens 45-year-old cold case of toddler's kidnapping via Crime Report USA. Daily Crime News and ... http://tinyurl.com/36dmbsj

    from Twitter, thanks louise h

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  40. " The Moving Finger writes: and, having writ
    Moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a line
    Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it."
    The Rubaiyat of Omar Khyyam

    Nothing Carter Ruck does can alter what has been written

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  41. Joana - that you for the warning should not enjoy losing you for even a moment. Thank you for your hard work and all the information you provide.

    40 Anon - I was thinking the same but it's now a Blog site - I think - as I am new to all things like Forums etc., with your permission Joana, it's here I think http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/community/2009112513453435/.

    The case of Saville Kent is I think being made into a TV drama - see McCannfiles to confirm - I may have misread this.

    Angelique

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  42. Mobile 00447818520047 sent 14 texts to GM on 2/5/10 and 4 on 3/5. Surely it is not beyond the wit of anyone connected with the communication industry to establish who this was from? GM denied the existence of deleted texts, so they are significant.

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  43. How different mothers could be!!
    Have you read about "Mum's Miracle Cuddle Brings Baby Back To Life". One Mother has given all her heart and recovered her dead born baby! another one is absolute opposite - kate mccann...

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  44. ITV1 will make a film The suspicions of Mr.Whicher.
    It will be about the mysteryous murder on the nearly 4 years old boy Saville Kent
    Please read it on the McCann files.
    It will be filmed in Oktober, November this year.

    This will be a lot of work for Carter Ruck.

    This film could be an insinuation, we don't know.

    According to myself, it is.

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  45. Sorry, if my last link re FBI re-opening 45 yr old case of missing toddler doesn't work here's a better one.

    Interesting comments from the family. .
    "if someone had seen her wandering alone they would certainly have taken her home"

    http://www.news-leader.com/article/20100827/NEWS01/8270336/FBI-reopens-45-year-old-missing-child-case

    louise h

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  46. http://www.solicitorsfromhell.co.uk/index.php?listing=&option=com_directory&page=viewListing&lid=1844&Itemid=1

    courtesy of this week's Private Eye

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