Two Virginia Tech students charged in death of 13-year-old girl

Two Virginia Tech engineering students were in jail on Sunday, one charged with abducting and killing a 13-year-old girl and the other accused of helping to dispose of the teenager’s body, police said.
The arrests came after police, following an extensive four-day search, on Saturday found the remains of Nicole Lovell in North Carolina, about 90 miles south of Blacksburg, Virginia, where her home and the university are located.
Lovell had been missing from her family’s home since Wednesday. A family member told the Roanoke Times it appeared she had climbed out a first-floor window.


How she crossed paths with David E. Eisenhauer, 18, a freshman from Columbia, Maryland, and member of the university’s cross county team, was not immediately clear.

David Eisenhauer is pictured in this undated handout booking photo provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Virginia, January 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Montgomery County Sheriff's Office/Handout via Reuters
David Eisenhauer is pictured in this undated handout booking photo provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia, January 31, 2016. REUTERS/Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via Reuters

But police in Blacksburg, about 40 miles west of Roanoke, Virginia, said investigators had determined the two teens became acquainted prior to her disappearance. Eisenhauer took advantage of that relationship to abduct and kill Lovell, they said in a statement.
Police have not said how Lovell died.
Eisenhauer was arrested at his campus residence on Saturday, first charged with abduction and then accused of murder after Lovell’s remains were discovered near a highway in Surry County, North Carolina.
Natalie Marie Keepers, 19, a sophomore at Virginia Tech from Laurel, Maryland, was arrested on Sunday and charged with improper disposal of a dead body and accessory after the fact in the commission of a felony.
“I’m so in shock I know nothing more to say,” the girl’s father, David Lovell, said on Facebook. “I’m broken!”
Family members had pleaded for Nicole Lovell’s return, saying she was without the prescription medicine she needed daily after undergoing a liver transplant.
Authorities said the investigation was ongoing as they worked to piece together the timeline of events leading to Lovell’s death.
A Virginia Tech spokeswoman would not comment on the enrollment status of Eisenhauer and Keepers, but the university said in a statement it had the authority to suspend students immediately on an interim basis in the case of a felony arrest.
Hundreds of students in the university’s Corps of Cadets, along with students and researchers using drones, assisted in the search for Lovell, the school said.

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The man who wrote the words “We The People

Today marks the birth of maybe the most colorful of all the Founding Fathers. It was Gouverneur Morris who put the finishing touches on the Constitution in 1787, and gave the words “We The People” to all Americans.
Morris lived an interesting and well-rounded life. Born on January 31, 1752 in what is now the Bronx, Morris was part of a wealthy family in New York. He graduated from Kings College (later known as Columbia University) at the age of 16 and he passed the bar at the age of 19.


After some initial hesitation due to his social status, Morris embraced the Revolutionary cause.  He was one of the youngest members of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Articles of Confederation. Morris wasn’t reappointed to the Continental Congress in 1779 and he moved to Philadelphia to eventually work with the financier of the Revolution, the unrelated Robert Morris.
Also in 1780, Morris lost a leg in a carriage accident.
In his new job in Philadelphia, Morris became very knowledgeable of the financial shortcomings of the new U.S. government, and by May 1787, when the delegates gathered in Philadelphia to write a new Constitution, Morris played a key role in the process.
In fact, Morris was the most vocal of all the Founders, speaking at the convention a total of 173 times – more than any delegate. In his speeches, Morris strongly supported religious freedom in the new nation, and he strongly condemned slavery.
He also wanted a strong central government that was guided by an elite class. At the end of the convention, Morris was one of five delegates chosen to write the actual document we know as the Constitution.
Historian Richard Brookhiser tells the story of how Morris crafted the Constitution’s Preamble in “Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution.”
“The Preamble was the one part of the Constitution that Morris wrote from scratch and here he showed creativity, and condensed thought,” said Brookhiser.
Brookhiser said historians are still debating if Morris fully understood how extensive some of his wording changes were to the draft Preamble, specifically naming “the People” and not the 13 states as the source of the government’s power.
Here is the draft version of the Preamble given to Morris in early August 1787:
“We the people of the states of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina, and Georgia, do ordain, declare and establish the following constitution for the government of ourselves and our posterity,” the draft Preamble read.
Once given the task of editing the Preamble, Morris took into consideration the various debates and arguments made in Philadelphia and offered this revised version:
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Patrick Henry, a Patriot and prominent Anti-Federalist, attacked the words “We The People” during a debate with James Madison at Virginia’s convention to approve the Constitution.
“Who authorized them to speak the language of ‘We the People,’ instead of ‘We the States’?” Henry declared at the Virginia convention.
Madison countered with an argument that government should be established by the people.
“Should all the states adopt it, it will be then a government established by the thirteen states of America, not through the intervention of the legislatures, but by the people at large,” Madison said. “In this particular respect the distinction between the existing and the proposed governments is very material. The existing system has been derived from the dependent derivative authority of the legislatures of the states; whereas, this is derived from the superior power of the people.”
In later years it was also Madison, who documented the Constitutional Convention, who gave the credit to Morris as the “penman” of the Constitution, saying a “better choice” could not have been made.
After his considerable role in writing the Constitution, Morris turned down an invitation to join Madison and Alexander Hamilton as one of the writers of the Federalist papers. Instead, he went to France and became a witness to the French Revolution.
Morris remained in Europe until 1799, when he returned home and served briefly in the U.S. Senate. In his retirement years, Morris remained an ardent Federalist and opposed the War of 1812. He also led the effort to create the Erie Canal.
Morris died at his family home in New York in 1816 at the age of 64.
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LR Woman shot and killed in front of her child

Little Rock Police identified Eunice Lopez, 27 as the victim of Sunday’s shooting. According to police all six suspects are juveniles. The four that are in custody are ages 11, 13, 15, 15. Police cited that they were looking 2 more juveniles.
ORIGINAL STORY ( 1/31/16 11:30 a.m.) :
A 27 year old Hispanic woman was shot and killed while holding her child in front of her home on the 8400 block of Keats Sunday morning. Little Rock Police have not released the woman’s name.
Police have arrested four juveniles they believe is connected to the murder.
The victim’s neighbor, Ivan Ortiz, told Channel 7 News he tried to help the victim after she was shot. He immediately removed the baby to get her to a safe place.
“The were always coming to my house and the kids play with my kids to. They became family too,” Ortiz said.
Rev. Benny Johnson with Arkansas Stop the Violence told Channel 7 News the organization will be holding a vigil on Keats Drive in front of the woman’s home at 7 pm on Sunday.

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This Day In History January 31

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This Day In History January 31
by W.P. Akins
Image Research
by Bobby Stewart

Since the start of this country, the President has had a few advisors that were called a cabinet.  As the country has grown, so has the cabinet to help the President.
There are a total of 15 Cabinet members, all appointed by the President.  Each department has a specific roll to play in governing our country.
Starting in order with the;
Secretary of State.
Secretary of Defense.
Attorney General
Secretary of Interior
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Secretary of Homeland Security
1865 The US House passed the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to abolish slavery in the US.
1930  The first glider was released from a dirigible over Lakehurst, New Jersey with a US navy pilot, Lt. Ralph S. Barnaly.
1950 Approval to start the development of a hydrogen bomb was given today by President Harry Truman.


For those of you old enough to remember Red Skelton, I think you will enjoy this e-mail.  For those of you not old enough you will see what you missed.  Either way, his humor was always clean and he was a great entertainer. 

A re-run of great ‘one liner’s’ from the man who was known for his clean humor.

I hope you get a chuckle or two reading them once more.


I asked my wife where she wanted to go for our anniversary.
“Somewhere I haven’t been in a long time!” she said.
So I suggested the kitchen.

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Can’t you just hear him say all of these?  I love it. These were the good old days when humor  didn’t have to start with a four letter word. It was just clean and simple fun. And he always ended his programs with the words, 

 “And May God Bless”

with a big smile on his face.