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This article contains full spoilers regarding the events of Avengers: Endgame and previous Marvel movies, as well as speculation about the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Be sure to read our Avengers: Endgame review.

With Avengers: Endgame, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has just concluded its Infinity Saga, a 22-movie-long epic spanning 10 years that is one of the most impressive cinematic achievements of the modern movie era. It succeeded in successfully, tragically and honestly (depending who you ask) bringing to the close the stories of longtime heroes Tony Stark, Natasha Romanoff and seemingly Steve Rogers, while also setting up an optimistic future for Earth and the heroes who protect it. And after more than a decade of tightly wound storytelling and continued payoffs to (mostly) carefully laid plot threads, I’m a bit surprised more people aren’t giving the masterminds behind the MCU more credit.

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As expected, Lanvin, which recently parted ways with its men’s creative director Lucas Ossendrijver, is also missing from the lineup, according to the Chambre Syndicale which released its provisional schedule for the week on Friday.
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Headless Body Found Floating in Fish Tank Identified as Missing Man

Police in San Francisco have identified the headless and handless torso they recovered last month from a fish tank inside a missing local man’s home.

As expected, Brian Egg, the homeowner who hadn’t been seen since July, is the dead man whose remains were discovered floating in a tank on Aug. 15, a San Francisco police spokesman tells PEOPLE.

The tank was located in a concealed area of the home, more than a week after concerned friends and relatives reported the 65-year-old man missing.

The San Francisco Medical Examiner confirms to PEOPLE the torso in the tank belonged to Egg.

Police were first notified something might be amiss in late July, when suspicious friends requested a wellness check on Egg, the spokesman says.

Twice, authorities were dispatched to his home, where they knocked on the door and left without entering, the spokesman says.

Then, on August 14, concerned neighbors called 911 after seeing two men enter Egg’s residence.

There was also a cleaning truck from a crime scene cleanup company parked outside, the spokesman says.

Cops arrived and arrested 52-year-old Robert McCaffrey, who was inside. Hours later, they arrested 39-year-old Lance Silva at a nearby hotel.

Investigators searched the residence, finding no sign of Egg but evidence of expended cleaning products.

There was also a foul odor in the home, which the police eventually traced to a concealed portion of the home using a cadaver dog.

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According to an arrest affidavit obtained by PEOPLE, someone had used Egg’s credit card to buy a BMW. A car salesman identified Silva as the person who purchased the vehicle.

Police further allege Silva used the stolen credit card to pay the crime scene cleanup company.

McCaffrey and Silva, residents of San Francisco, were initially arrested on suspicion of homicide, fraud, theft, identity theft, and elder abuse.

At this point, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has yet to file charges, saying the investigation into the murder continues.

Silva has been in custody since August 27 on suspicion of a grand theft, embezzlement, and identity theft, according to jail records.

PEOPLE was unable to reach McCaffrey for comment; he was released without bond.

It was unclear if either had retained legal counsel who could comment for them.

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Nevada Mom Who Reported 3-Year-Old Son Missing Is Arrested After Boy’s Body is Found in Park

One day after a Las Vegas mom reported her 3-year-old son missing from a park, police have arrested the mom and the child’s father after finding the boy’s dead body, PEOPLE confirms.

Authorities called off the search for Daniel Theriot after they discovered his body Monday in a remote area near Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Las Vegas Metro Police Homicide Lt. Ray Spencer told reporters at a Monday press conference.

Neither the 20-year-old mother nor the child’s 40-year-old father, whom authorities identified as the woman’s boyfriend, were immediately named. But both could face potential murder charges as well as child abuse charges after authorities located the victim’s 2-year-old sibling and gave the sibling to Child Protective Services, Spencer said.

Police earlier reported that the blond, blue-eyed Daniel was last seen about 8:45 a.m. Sunday, according to social media posts from the department seeking the public’s help.

The mother said she’d been in Sunset Park with her son and was using her phone when the boy wandered off. But when no other witnesses could corroborate seeing the woman and her son together at the park, police dug deeper into her story, Spencer said.

He declined to reveal anything about how police discovered the body or how the child died, but did say “there was nothing accidental about it.”

He also said that authorities believe Daniel may have been dead at least 12 hours before he was reported missing.

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He said the parents have a criminal history but had not previously been investigated by child welfare workers.

“Having children is stressful,” he said. “Having toddlers is stressful. Having babies is stressful.”

“If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot care for your child, you can take your child to a fire station, you can take your child to a hospital, but this is absolutely — this is hard to deal with,” he said.

It could not be determined if they’d obtained an attorney.

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17-Year Old Az. Girl Goes Missing After She Was Heard Screaming — and Boyfriend, 24, Is Suspect

Authorities are searching for a 17-year-old Arizona girl who was last heard from when her brother heard her screaming last Friday afternoon, according to a news release from Phoenix police.

The brother of Rosa Garcia-Acosta then spotted a grayish white SUV-type vehicle driving away from their family’s house, according to the release.

Four days later, authorities continue to believe that Garcia-Acosta, whom they describe as an “endangered juvenile,” was abducted and may be headed to Mexico in the company of 24-year-old Luis Fernando Morales, according to a police news release.

“The suspect is her boyfriend,” Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Armando Carbajal tells PEOPLE.

“There is a history of controlling behavior on the part of Luis,” police said in a statement.

Morales, at 6-foot-4-inches and 265 pounds, stands almost a foot taller than Garcia-Acosta and is twice as heavy. Authorities say the teen girl is 5-feet-5-inches tall, weighs 130 lbs. and has brown hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen at the family’s residence near 75th Avenue and Camelback Road in Phoenix.

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Police asking for the public’s help urge anyone with information regarding the couple’s whereabouts to call the Phoenix department’s Missing Persons Unit at 602-534-2121.

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Whitney Port Sings Along to The Hills Theme Song — Without Missing a Word!

Whitney Port can still feel the rain on her skin!

Even though it’s been eight years since the series finale of The Hills, Port, 33, still knows all the words to the reality show’s theme song.

On Friday, while taking a drive with her 11-month-old son, Sonny SanfordThe Hills alum shared a video on her Instagram Story of herself singing along while Natasha Bedingfield’s 2004 song “Unwritten” played in the background.

After belting out the chorus behind the wheel, she addressed her son, who was not visible in the video.

“Sonny, this is mama’s song,” she cheerfully told her son.

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Before the pair set out for their trip, Port revealed on Instagram that she was taking her son on a shopping excursion at Saks Fifth Avenue.

“Taking Sonny to @sakson Day 3 of #whitiwore. Wake up, Sonny!!” she wrote on Instagram alongside an image of her outfit of the day: a snakeskin-print dress, which she paired with black shoes and a matching black belt.

Earlier this year, Port opened up to PEOPLE about how she and husband Tim Rosenman are adjusting to life as parents — including one of her biggest (and wettest) parenting fails.

“I would say that last parenting ‘fail’ I had was when I didn’t get the diaper on fast enough and he peed in my face,” said Port.

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Port also shared that while she was playing peekaboo with her son, he made her “laugh so hard I cried.”

“He was so scared and had such an insane reaction — scared in a funny way. He jumped and then ,” she explained. “Peekaboo right now is the craziest thing.”

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Missing Woman’s Remains Found Burned in S.C. Home — and Brothers Who Lived There Are Charged

Two brothers face multiple charges after the charred remains of a South Carolina woman who had not been seen all month were found last Friday in their home, PEOPLE confirms.

Stacy Davidson Carmack’s burned body was found in the home of brothers Charles Alexander Dogan and Tony Nolan Dogan by investigators last Friday, a Greenville County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson tells PEOPLE.

Carmack, 45, was reported missing on June 13, WSPA reports. She was last seen on the same road as the Dorgan’s residence on May 28 or 29, according to a sheriff’s office news release obtained by PEOPLE.

On Friday, deputies went to the Dogan’s residence to collect forensic evidence in Carmack’s disappearance. During their search, investigators discovered Carmack’s remains, which had been burned.

On Monday, the brothers were taken into custody.

Charles Dogan, 60, has been charged with desecration of human remains, criminal conspiracy and obstruction of justice while Tony Dogan, 52, has been charged with criminal conspiracy and obstruction of justice for his alleged involvement in the case, according to the spokesperson.

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Charles Dogan is accused of burning Carmack’s body and taking “steps to conceal death from investigators by providing misleading statements hampering the investigation,” according to an arrest warrant obtained by PEOPLE.

He is being held at the Greenville County Detention Center on a $ 30,000 bond, according to jail records.

Tony Dogan’s bond was set at $ 15,000, according to jail records. He will be held under house arrest with a GPS monitor, Fox Carolina reports.

Carmack’s cause of death is still under investigation.

It is unclear whether Charles Dogan or Tony Dogan have attorneys. They have not yet entered pleas.

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Rodarte Missing From Couture Schedule

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For Fall 2018, shown during couture week in January, the brand opted to present its collection via a portrait portfolio featuring some of the women who inspire them. (Think Kirsten Dunst, pregnant with her first child; Kim Gordon; Grimes; Gia Coppola and Miranda July.) The Mulleavy sisters were expected to return to the runway this couture season.
Givenchy will headline the week’s opening day on July 1, taking over the final slot traditionally occupied by Miu Miu, which instead will present its resort collection on the eve of couture week.
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As reported, Proenza Schouler, which defected to Paris Couture Week alongside Rodarte last July, has also pulled out of the week, with plans for the upcoming collection to be revealed in the near future.
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Best Friends Forever: 4-Year-Old Blind Girl Reunites with Beloved Missing Cat

A pure white cat, Angel was literally a bright spot in her family’s life.

So when Angel escaped from her Pensacola, Florida, home and went missing in September, it was a dark time for Heather Howell and her 4-year-old daughter Charley, who is blind and battling brain cancer.

According to WEAR, Howell searched for the cat and went to Facebook for help, desperate to reunite Charley with her furry best friend.

“We went to the shelter a couple of different times and looked and called them several different times. I looked on Pet Harbor, I probably looked on that thing once a night,” said Howell.

It ended up being by chance that Howell found Angel again: She spotted the stunning cat on Facebook being adopted by another family. Angel was reportedly surrendered to a local shelter by individuals claiming to be the cat’s owner, and the shelter then put the sweet cat up for adoption.

Eventually, Howell was able to get in touch with the family who adopted Angel and explained the situation to them.

Even though Vanessa Hilliard adopted the cat for her own daughter, she immediately understood that Angel belong with her original family.

“I believe if anyone was in our position or predicament would’ve done the same thing,” Hilliard said.

The Hilliards hand-delivered Angel back to Charley so they could watch the adorable reunion play out in real-time.

If they had any doubts about where Angel belonged, the cat’s reaction made it clear that they made the right choice.

“That was the calmest she was since she’s been with us when she heard her voice,” Hilliard said about the cat’s behavior upon seeing Charley again.

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Father of Missing N.C. 3-Year-Old Girl Says Her Disappearance Is Suspicious: ‘It’s a Nightmare’

The father of 3-year-old Mariah Woods, who was reported missing early Monday, told a reporter that he’s suspicious of his daughter’s disappearance from her Jacksonville, North Carolina, home.

“Someone just walked right up in there, grabbed the 3-year-old out of the bed and she didn’t cry, she didn’t scream?” Alex Woods told local TV station WCTI-12. “Nobody heard anything? Four people in the house, two adults and two kids someone just comes up and snatches the baby and walks out?”

Mariah’s mother Kristy, who shares a mobile home with her live-in boyfriend, reported her daughter missing at about 6:45 a.m. Monday, officials have said. She told officials she last saw the girl when she put her to bed at about 11:30 p.m. the night before.

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“My last memory of her was feeding her and putting her to bed,” Woods told local station Channel 12. “I told her I loved her and she loved me.”

On Wednesday morning, law enforcement officials hoped for a break in the case when they released a surveillance photo and asked for help identifying a woman and child in the photo. But after a few hours, officials learned the pair was unrelated to the investigation.

Onslow County Sheriff Hans Zimmer said the search was still ongoing. Law enforcement officials from 14 agencies, which conducted more than 100 interviews, were working around the clock, he said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

“Our goal is to find Mariah and bring her back home. We want to bring her home safely,” he said. “If you have a shed, a barn, a wooded area, take a look and call us immediately if there’s something out of the ordinary.”

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Zimmer added he wanted to hear from anyone who spoke with Mariah’s family on Sunday or Monday as investigators work to develop a timeline.

Law enforcement have not commented on whether anyone is a suspect or a person of interest.

Mariah’s father Alex heard about the news of his daughter when he heard the AMBER Alert announced on the radio. He was shocked to hear his daughter’s name.

“It’s unreal. It’s a nightmare,” he said. “You hear about this stuff all the time but you never think it’s going to happen to you or your kids.”

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Ariz. Man Suspected of Murdering Military Veteran Ex-Wife Who Has Been Missing Since September

An Arizona man has been accused of killing his ex-wife, a military veteran who has not been seen since September, PEOPLE confirms.

Dalen Larry Ware, of Laveen, was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of murder after his ex-wife, Julia Jacobson, was reported missing last month, according to an Ontario, California, Police Department news release obtained by PEOPLE.

Jacobson and her dog, Boogie, have not been found, but authorities say they believe she died a “violent” death, Detective Melissa Ramirez of the Ontario Police Department tells PEOPLE.

The 37-year-old was last seen and heard from on Sept. 2, the day she was reported missing, when she sent a text to a friend saying she was in Palm Springs and later caught on CCTV footage leaving a 7-Eleven in Ontario at about 8 p.m.

Less than a week after her disappearance, Jacobson’s car was found abandoned near her home. Evidence collected from the car confirmed that the San Diego resident had been killed, Ramirez says.

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It is still unclear what happened in the days surrounding Jacobson’s death. While her car was found a few blocks from her home, Jacobson was last seen about 100 miles away at the 7-Eleven in Ontario, Ramirez tells PEOPLE.

“Right now, there’s a whole lot of piecing things together,” Ramirez says of the investigation. “We have strong evidence but we only have components of the ‘what happened,’ not the ‘how.’”

According to her family, Jacobson, a retired army captain who served overseas, had recently accepted a job in Austin, Texas, and was looking forward to the new opportunity.

“It was going to be a new chapter for her,” her sister told NBC. “She joined ROTC and right out of college, she was stationed in Europe. She went to Bosnia and did two tours in Iraq. Then she had been with 7-Eleven for a number of years and had moved around the country to work for them.”

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Ramirez tells PEOPLE Jacobson and Ware divorced in 2015 and from the beginning, Ware was on investigator’s radar. Speaking to NBC, Jacobson’s family described their relationship as “tumultuous.”

“They remained in contact they must have still had some sort of amicable relationship,” Ramirez says. “But obviously something took a dramatic turn on Sept. 2.”

On Friday, Ware was taken into custody by local and federal officials at his home in Laveen. He will be transferred to San Bernardino County West Valley Detention Center within the week, according to Ramirez. It is unclear at this time whether he has an attorney.

Ramirez says authorities are now looking for Jacobson’s body in both California and Arizona.

“We’re open to anywhere at this point,” Ramirez says. “We were hoping it would be under incredibly different circumstances but we want to bring her home.”

On Monday, Jacobson’s family released a statement thanking law enforcement for their work and the community for its support.

“Words cannot express the pain and anguish our family has endured since our beloved sister and daughter Julia Jacobson went missing. It is truly incredible the way Julia’s family, friends, co-workers, employer and complete strangers have come together. We cannot overstate our sincere appreciation for all of those who have provided their prayers, support and resource,” the family wrote on a Facebook page dedicated to Jacobson.

The continued: “The loss of Julia is beyond words. There will be no more birthday parties, backyard gatherings, holiday celebrations or other family activities to share. The laughter, hugs, guidance and our sense of security are forever gone and our family’s hearts will be forever broken.”

A GoFundMe page has been started to help Jacobson’s family with traveling and funeral expenses.

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Missing Man’s Decomposing Body Sat in Truck for 8 Months in Airport Parking Lot As Family Searched for Him

A missing Kansas man’s body sat decomposing in his work vehicle for eight months in an airport parking lot 45 minutes from his home, causing his family to ask why no one found it sooner, PEOPLE confirms.

Randy Potter had been dead by suicide the entire time his family and police were searching for him, reports KMBC.

The body of Potter, age 53 when he was last seen alive on the morning of Jan. 17, was so decomposed in the vehicle parked at Kansas City International Airport that his gender and race were not immediately clear to investigators who later identified it, reports The Kansas City Star.

“What kills me the most was I was there … he could’ve been found the first week,” said his wife Carolina, a flight attendant who said she searched the same parking lot where her husband’s body was located, according to The Washington Post.

Potter’s family held a news conference last Friday to demand accountability.

“I want whatever changes to come about from all of this to be permanent,” said Potter’s daughter, Nichole. “I don’t want for someone to have to sit there for as long as my dad did.”

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Lenexa, Kansas, police said Potter left his home there, about 45 minutes from the airport that is located across the state line and north of Kansas City, Missouri, around 7 a.m. on Jan. 17 and did not report to his job as a project engineer for T-Mobile.

A missing-persons flier said he was known to drive a white 2014 Dodge Ram and gave the license number — information that Carolina Potter says she shared with airport authorities, who assured her that if the vehicle was in one of their lots, it would turn up during a regular security sweep.

Potter’s family hired a private investigator to help with the search but directed his attention away from the airport after that assurance, Carolina Potter said.

The investigator, John Underhill, and Potter family attorney John Picerno said they believe Potter died the day he was reported missing, which means his body would have been sitting in the vehicle from Jan. 17 until it was discovered by police on Sept. 12, following a report of a foul odor, according to the Post.

The family was notified the next day, according to a Facebook post promoting the family’s months-long search.

“Every single entity failed my husband,” Carolina Potter said. “Every single one.”

When Randy Potter was reported missing, “there was not at the time of the report any indication that he was endangered or suicidal,” a Lenexa Police spokesman, Danny Chavez, tells PEOPLE. “He just had not shown up to work and family had not heard from him. There were no suspicious circumstances or foul place suspected.”

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The nearby airport “was never pointed to as a place that he might be, any more than the local mall,” he says. “It was never mentioned by anybody.” As a matter of course, however, within the first week detectives checked with the airport and other federal authorities including the U.S. Passport agency.

“One of the things we wanted to ascertain was, had he boarded any planes?” Chavez says. “We were advised that he had not, so we wouldn’t have had any reason to conduct a search at the airport, but we were in contact with the airport authorities.”

Picerno, the family’s attorney, could not immediately be reached by PEOPLE.

The airport’s public parking lots fall under the watch of the Kansas City Aviation Department’s Airport Police Division.

“The City of Kansas City and its Aviation Department express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Randy Potter,” the city said in a statement. “We wish them peace during this difficult time. We are working with all parties to determine the facts involved, including SP Plus, which manages the 25,000 parking spaces at Kansas City International Airport.”

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The mother of a California 5-year-old who’s been missing for nearly a month delivered an impassioned plea this week for the public’s help in locating her son, who she believes is still alive.

Ana Estevez addressed reporters on Wednesday, telling them the disappearance Aramazd Andressian Jr. has rattled her to her core.

“There are no words to describe how devastated and heartbroken I am,” Estevez said through tears, before speaking directly to Aramazd. “To my son, this message is for you my love: Be brave, honey. Don’t ever forget that mama loves you to the moon and the stars. I am counting the days until I see you honey, and I will never stop looking for you.”

Estevez said she’s sure her son is still alive.

“To those who are concealing my son, I pray every day that God will touch your heart and guide you to do the right thing and return my son,” she said.

Authorities say Aramazd was last seen on April 20, when he and his father visited Disneyland in Anaheim, California. They left the theme park around midnight.

Within a week of the boy’s disappearance, police arrested his dad, 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr., on suspicion of one count of child endangerment and one count of child abduction. But they released him days later, citing “insufficient evidence.”

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Aramazd was supposed to be dropped off by his father in San Marino, California, on April 22, but the elder Andressian failed to show. Instead, police found him passed out near his car in a nearby park.

Official confirm that he and Estevez are embroiled in a bitter divorce, but they shared custody of their son.

Aramazd is approximately 3-feet-5-inches tall and weighs 55 lbs, according to police. He was last seen wearing a turquoise shirt and plaid shorts or a gray-and-white-striped shirt with gray sweatpants. He has a mole on the bottom of his right shoulder.

Police: Missing Boy’s Father Gave ‘Misleading’ Statements

This week, authorities released new details about Aramazd’s dad, telling reporters on Wednesday that Andressian had allegedly admitted to taking over-the-counter drugs that had not been prescribed to him.

Additionally, detectives alleged that the inside of his car was doused with gasoline and there were matches in his vehicle.

Police are not saying whether they believe Andressian may have been acting suicidal on April 21 — the day before his son was to be dropped off — but they said there is no evidence to suggest he was about to set the vehicle on fire.

According to investigators, Andressian’s statements to them had been “inconsistent” and “misleading,” and police suspect he may know more about his son’s whereabouts than he’s willing to share.

Andressian’s attorney did not immediately return a message Thursday about this new information. But Andressian previously explained himself in a statement provided to PEOPLE last month.

“The last time I saw my son was on , at Arroyo Park near my home in South Pasadena,” he said. “After breakfast, Aramazd Jr. wanted to go to the park before we were to meet his mother for a custody exchange at 9:00 a.m.”

“In one moment, I was at the park with my son, and then I found myself waking up in Huntington Memorial Hospital hours later,” he continued. “I was told that a good Samaritan found me unconscious on the ground near my car, with young Aramazd nowhere in sight. I can only speculate that I must have been attacked in the park, given my unresponsive state and subsequent physical condition.”

Andressian’s statement concluded: “My family and I are heartbroken and grief-stricken that Aramazd Jr. is missing and may be in harm’s way. I am pleading with the public to come forward with any knowledge of Aramazd Jr.’s whereabouts or information regarding the circumstances leading up to his disappearance.”

Anyone with tips on the ongoing case can call the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500 or police in South Pasadena, California, at 626-403-7297.

A $ 20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the boy’s safe return.

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Missing 17-Year-Old Blind Cat Found in Different State, Three Years Later

It was a long time coming, but Larry is finally home.

The blind 17-year-old feline, who originally hails from Washington state, was reunited with his owner after disappearing three-and-a-half years ago.

According to Multnomah County Animal Services in Troutdale, Oregon, which shared the story on its website, a good Samaritan brought the elderly orange tabby to the MCAS after he found it wandering around his apartment complex.

“Luckily, the cat had been microchipped as a kitten and the contact information traced back to Nancy, who happen to still be reachable by the phone number on file,” the post said. “Nancy said she had gone to work one day and the 14-year old cat she had brought home as a kitten had disappeared without a trace.”

The cat’s owner lost hope of finding her pet, named Larry, but thanks to that microchip, they were reunited after Nancy received the call from MCAS last week.

“Without a microchip, this now-blind senior cat living across state lines would never find his way back into his owner’s arms,” said the post. “As it turns out for Larry, he will be able to spend his remaining years with the home he knew most of his life.”

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Missing College Student Found Dead in Submerged Car — Weeks After Accidentally Driving into River

Police in Kansas City, Missouri, confirmed this week that missing college student Toni Anderson — who vanished in January after sending a cryptic text to a friend — was found dead in a car that was pulled from the Missouri River last week.

Authorities say Anderson’s car had been submerged for weeks after she accidentally drove into the water soon after going missing early on Jan. 15.

Anderson, 20, left work at the Chrome club in Kansas City just after 4 a.m. that day and was on her way to meet up with a friend. But police say she never made it.

She was pulled over at 4:30 a.m. by a North Kansas City, Missouri, police officer — a separate jurisdiction from Kansas City — for a routine traffic stop for an illegal lane change, which resulted in a warning.

Police said she then stopped for gas, and her mother, Liz Anderson, previously told PEOPLE her daughter’s debit card was declined at 4:33 a.m.

At 4:42 a.m., Toni texted a friend, “OMG just got pulled over again.” It remains unclear if she was referring to the 4:30 traffic stop or a subsequent one. She wasn’t seen alive again.

A police spokeswoman tells PEOPLE detectives have found nothing to suggest foul play factored into Toni’s death. The spokeswoman declined to discuss the case in detail, citing the department’s ongoing investigation.

But mom Liz Anderson says authorities have assured her the college sophomore’s death was accidental — though it seems her daughter tried to escape the water.

“I am relieved that it was nothing more than a tragic accident,” Liz tells PEOPLE.

“There was no foul play; had no broken bones, and there was nothing on her body that would indicate any type of a struggle,” she says. “It is horrible. But they finally found her and now, we have a bit of closure.”

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Investigators are waiting on autopsy results, which may provide them with additional information about how Toni died, the police spokeswoman says.

Toni’s mother says she probably became confused while driving in the dark that morning — steering her car onto a boat launch and into the frigid water.

Toni’s 2014 Ford Focus had a tracking device that sent out pings every eight or 10 seconds. On the morning of her disappearance, the tracking device sent out its final ping from a gas station not far from where her body was recovered.

“ believe she was confused and was turning around in a park, and that her GPS may have directed her to go the wrong way,” Liz says.

“If you look at the boat ramp she drove off of, it looks like a regular road — especially at night, when it’s dark,” she continues. “The police believe the ramp was icy and that she may have tried to stop but the car went into the water.”

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There were signs that Toni tried to get out of her car once it began sinking.

“The police told me that her window was down and that her seat belt was off, so they figure she was trying to get out,” Liz says. “The current of the river was too strong and the cold water rushed in just too quick for her to escape. That’s what the police have determined.”

Toni, whose body has been cremated, will be laid to rest on Tuesday during a funeral scheduled for 11 a.m. inside the Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas.

Toni studied marketing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and, in her spare time, reviewed music festivals, according to her family. Her mother has described her as “a beautiful, smart, intelligent, hard-working, kind and loving person.”

“We are all just a mess right now,” Liz tells PEOPLE after confirmation of Toni’s death, “but we are surviving and getting through. We miss her so much.”

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15-Year-Old Allegedly Decapitated Missing Classmate in ‘Horrific, Horrific Murder’

Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino walked out the door of his house on the night of Nov. 18 – and was never seen alive again.

On Saturday, weeks after his disappearance, one of Lee’s classmates at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, was arrested and charged with allegedly murdering and decapitating the 16-year-old, PEOPLE confirms.

But a motive in the brutal slaying and the exact nature of the relationship between Lee and the 15-year-old suspect, Mathew Borges, remain unclear.

“This was a horrific, horrific murder,” Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said at a news conference on Saturday. “While it shook the community, we were completely and totally resolved to bring this matter to justice.”

Mathew allegedly stabbed and mutilated Lee’s body so severely that his autopsy took 11 hours, Blodgett told reporters.

Authorities have not said why Mathew allegedly killed and then decapitated the teen, though police claim Mathew confessed afterward. “A witness told investigators that Mathew told them he did something bad,’’ according to a police report obtained by the Boston Globe. “Mathew then told him that he stabbed a kid and cut his head off.’’

A woman walking her dog on Thursday discovered Lee’s body on a street near the Merrimack River, according to authorities. His head was found about 50 feet from his body, The Eagle Tribune reports.

On Monday, Mathew pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Lawrence District Court, Carrie Kimball Monahan, a spokeswoman for the district attorney, tells PEOPLE. His attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.

“ was ordered held without bail,” Monahan says. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 10 for a probable cause hearing.

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Mathew’s age and murder charge “automatically” mean he will be tried as an adult, Monahan says.

Authorities are unclear about how the two teens knew each other, she says. “We don’t know what type of relationship they had,” she says. “We don’t know if they were friends. We just know that they went to the same school.”

Lee’s family, whom PEOPLE could not immediately reach, reportedly said Mathew had only come to their house once.

On Nov. 18 — the day of Lee’s disappearance — the two teens left Lee’s home at about 5:40 p.m. and headed to the nearby Merrimack River, according to authorities.

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Lee’s family later reported him missing when he failed to return home. They told reporters they’re upset because they feel police considered this a runaway case and failed to do everything they could to find him, The Boston Herald reports.

“I do want to ask a question, with all due respect, to the mayor, to the chief of police, to every police officer, detective, in our police department,’’ one relative told reporters, according to the Globe. “If it was their kid, would they have … waited two weeks to look for him?”

The family’s criticism was echoed by similar statements made recently by a Lawrence police officer to the Globe.

The Lawrence Police Department has not responded to these complaints, and it could not immediately be reached for comment.

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With the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft latest and most reliable corporate desktop operating system now provides better protection against viruses, worms, and malicious hackers. SP2 includes Windows Firewall, Pop-up Blocker for Internet Explorer, and the new Windows Security Center. But it still comes without a single page of printed instructions. This superbly written guide fills the gap. Coauthored by David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist and Missing Manuals creator, Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual uses wit, technical insight, and scrupulous objectivity to light the way for first-time and intermediate network and standalone PC users. In fact, this jargon-free book explains XP’s features so clearly revealing which work well and which don’t that it should have been in the box in the first place. The book reveals which features work well and which don’t, such as the Remote Desktop software that enables people to connect to the office from home, the encryption file system that protects sensitive information, and the Windows Messenger that enables real-time text, voice and video communication. Contents include: Getting started. The book’s early chapters cover using menus, finding lost files, reducing window clutter, and taming the new, multi-column Start menu. Mastering the network. Special chapters help you navigate the corporate network, dial in from the road, and even set up your own small-office (peer-to-peer) network, step by step. Understanding security. User accounts, file encryption, and the NTFS file system keep your private files private, while still offering network access to coworkers you specify. Flying the Net. Thisbook demystifies Outlook Express 6 for email, Internet Explorer 6 for Web browsing, and the new Windows Messenger for voice, chat, and video conferencing. Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual isn’t for system administrators or OS theory geeks; it’s for the novice or budding power use

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Andrea Cammelleri’s Parking Ticket Tossed Because Of Missing Comma

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma.

Andrea Cammelleri (kah-meh-LEHR’-ee) says she shouldn’t have been issued a citation in 2014 based on the wording of the law enacted by the village of West Jefferson.

The law lists several types of vehicles that can’t be parked longer than 24 hours, including a “motor vehicle camper,” with the comma missing between “vehicle” and “camper.”

Cammelleri says her pickup truck did not fit that definition.

The village says the law’s meaning was clear in context, but Judge Robert Hendrickson of the 12th Ohio District Court of Appeals says in last week’s ruling that West Jefferson should amend the law if it wants it read differently.

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There Are More Than 100 New Brands at Forever 21: Are You Missing Out?

Get ready to shop Forever 21 in a whole new way. You may know about the retail empire’s in-house lines—like separates-driven Love 21 and plus size-friendly Forever 21+—but did you know that the store also sells other non-Forever 21 brands exclusively on its website? Check out what we found in Forever 21’s Branded Shop.


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According to a brand spokesperson, the Forever 21 shop-in-shop experience launched in November 2014 (quietly, we might add) with approximately 20 non-Forever 21 labels. To date, there are currently more than 100—and more to follow. They range from more well-known names such as Dolce Vita,, and Happy Socks, to up-and-coming brands like Amber Sceats, Rise of Dawn, and Clashist.

While Forever 21 isn’t the first brand to make retail partnerships work—J.Crew’s In Good Company collective started back in 2007 and Target launched a limited partnership with brands called The Shops at Target in 2012—it is interesting to see the company diversify its offerings past what we’ve known for almost 20 years.

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Meanwhile, Back at the Missing Persons Bureau

It’s not that easy for a person to disappear. In today’s heavily connected world, it may be possible for someone to go off the grid or take an electronic sabbatical. But if an emergency arises (or someone files a missing person report), chances are pretty good he’ll be found. Unless, of course, something terrible has happened.

  • Perhaps he’s been kidnapped, murdered, or drowned.
  • Perhaps the local power utility turned off his electricity and he froze to death in the middle of winter.
  • Perhaps an old lady has died in her sleep and her pet cats have been feasting on her face.
  • Perhaps someone made a hasty exit, pursued by a bear.

Whenever someone goes missing, there’s always a backstory which can explain their disappearance. How a writer will use that event to craft a novel, a stage drama, a screenplay, or an operatic libretto remains to be seen. Of course, that’s assuming that the missing person’s remains will ever be seen!

  • If you’re a serial killer like Jack the Ripper or Jeffrey Dahmer, it may take years before you are found.
  • If you’re haunting the Paris Opera House, Andrew Lloyd Webber may be your undoing.
  • If you’re a demon barber named Sweeney Todd, chances are the remains of your victims will never be found.

Two missing person mysteries recently took center stage in San Francisco. One was a contemporary drama making its debut as part of the National New Play Network’s Rolling World Premiere program (with future productions scheduled at the Cleveland Public Theatre and the Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company in San Diego).

The other was a notorious musical comedy flop that was pronounced dead on arrival after its opening night on December 8, 1991. The theatre critic for The New York Times (Frank Rich) ended his review by stating that “We can look forward to hearing a lot more from Ms. Prince. In the meantime, there is no escaping the unfortunate fact that the liveliest thing in Nick and Nora is a corpse.” Potential ticket buyers quickly said “Asta la vista!”

* * * * * * * * * *

Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, the San Francisco Playhouse presented the world premiere of In A Word (a new play by Lauren Yee) as part of its Sandbox Series. As Yee explains:

“In this play, objects have a life of their own. Objects come up again whether you want them to or not. Words also come up again, and sometimes the characters realize this or not. Time is very fluid.”


Jessica Bates as Fiona in a scene from In A Word (Photo by: Fei Cai)

The action focuses on a couple marking the two-year anniversary of their young son’s disappearance. Nothing seems to make sense to the mother, Fiona (Jessica Bates), who is still clutching at straws. With the case about to be closed by the local police, Fiona has even thought it could be helpful to present the detective from the missing persons bureau with a cantaloupe that might have recently had the kidnapper’s fingerprints on it. Needless to say, he’s more interested in eating the cantaloupe.

Fiona’s husband, Guy (Cassidy Brown), is trying to get Fiona out the door so they can at least enjoy dinner at a fancy restaurant and start to rebuild their lives. But with his wife’s ongoing depression, distraction, and lack of logic, dinner seems a long way off.


Jessica Bates and Cassidy Brown in a scene from In A Word
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The third (and, by far, most interesting) actor (Greg Ayers) keeps popping up as part of a game of Whac-a-Mole that is playing out in Fiona’s mind. At any given moment he might be the photographer who snapped her son’s school portrait, the principal (who was also her boss), or the kidnapper who stole her son while her car was parked at a gas station. He could also be the detective working the case, her husband’s best friend, or her missing seven-year-old boy, Tristan (who might have Asperger syndrome).


Jessica Bates and Greg Ayers in a scene from In A Word
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Despite its relatively short running time (80 minutes), it takes a while for Yee’s play to gain momentum as the audience tries to follow what’s going on in Fiona’s extremely cluttered and confused mind. As a result, a great deal of attention is siphoned off to the actor inhabiting multiple roles, whose versatility at times may seem far more interesting than Yee’s script. Thankfully, Yee steers the story to a touching resolution.

Working on a unit set designed by Catalina Nino, Sardelli’s three-actor ensemble did a fine job of bringing Yee’s script to life. Unfortunately, I still can’t figure out the symbolism of the tree which haunts Fiona and Guy’s home.

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Nearly 25 years have passed since Nick & Nora (a musical written and directed by Arthur Laurents with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.) met a sudden demise on the Great White Way. Based on characters created by Dashiell Hammett for The Thin Man (and with a cast headed by Joanna Gleason, Barry Bostwick, Christine Baranski, Faith Prince, Debra Monk, Remak Ramsay, and Chris Sarandon), the show would seem to have been blessed with many tried and tested Broadway talents.

To understand what went wrong, perhaps it’s best to follow the money. Nick & Nora was apparently underfunded and, in a misguided effort to save money, the producers decided against an out-of-town tryout (opting instead to run the show through 71 preview performances). Without the perverse appeal of a vehicle like Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark (which racked up 182 preview performances prior to its opening), the money needed for marketing during Christmas season ran out. Faced with fierce competition for entertainment dollars (and having exhausted advance ticket sales from theatre parties), the producers would have been hard pressed to fill the cavernous 1,611-seat Marquis Theatre during the holidays. With the traditional January box office doldrums on the horizon, a mercy killing was the obvious solution.

San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon (which specializes in re-examining “lost” musicals) recently revived Nick & Nora in a production directed by Greg MacKellan, with choreography by Staci Arriaga. While the show is nowhere as bad as some of the Broadway stinkers I’ve seen (Something More! Maggie Flynn, Georgy, Her First Roman, I Had A Ball), it’s a weak and fairly mediocre vehicle that lacks the musicality of Jennie, the sophistication of No Strings, or the sentimentality of Here’s Love! Even Bajour was more exciting.


Nora (Brittany Danielle) and Nick (Ryan Drummond) are asked
by Tracy (Allison Rich) to investigate a murder in Nick & Nora
(Photo by: David Allen)

With Dave Dobrusky as music director (and sets and costumes by Hector Zavala), 42nd Street Moon’s cast handled the material with aplomb, enabling the crooked bookkeeper, Lorraine Bixby (Nicole Frydman), to rise from the dead (an especially nifty trick for an Easter Sunday matinee) on numerous occasions in an effort to explain why a wealthy, bitchy actress’s husband had gone missing.

As the famous Nick and Nora Charles, Ryan Drummond and Britanny Danielle were a visually appealing couple (although I doubt the audience cared very much about their relationship or Nora’s determination to prove herself as a female detective). Allison Rich scored strongly as the narcissistic Tracy Gardner whose Japanese butler, Yukido (Reuben Uy), proved to be the loyal villain. Megan Stetson drew laughs as Lorraine’s lesbian girlfriend, Maria Valdez, who was hoping to break into motion pictures.

Justin Gillman (Spider Malloy), Brian Herndon (film director Max Bernheim), William Giammona (as a social-climbing former felon), and Michael Barrett Austin (as Lieutenant Wolfe, with an “e”) provided sturdy support in smaller roles. Michael Kern Cassidy (as the missing Hollywood producer, Edward J. Connors) and Cindy Goldfield (as his overprotective wife, Lily) brought an added touch of Boston flavor to the proceedings.


Brittany Danielle (Nora Charles), Ryan Drummond (Nick Charles),
Allison Rich (Tracy Gardner), and Nicole Frydman (Lorraine Bixby)
appear in Nick & Nora (Photo by: David Allen)

42nd Street’s production of Nick & Nora proves that the show is far from a total dud. It’s reasonably entertaining and features some pleasant songs (“Is There Anything Better Than Dancing?” “Everybody Wants To Do A Musical,” “People Get Hurt,” “Men,” and “Look Who’s Alone Now”).

One of the show’s bigger problems is that the crucial relationship between Nick and Nora doesn’t seem to generate much interest or sympathy (primarily serving as an excuse for the rest of the script’s hijinks). Thankfully, Arthur Laurents (a veteran of Hollywood and Broadway) peppered his script with some zingers.

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Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual By Barbara Brundage (Paperback)

Overview Whether you’re a photographer, scrapbooker, or aspiring graphic artist, Photoshop Elements is an ideal image-editing tool once you know your way around. This bestselling book removes the guesswork. With candid, jargon-free advice and step-by-step guidance, you’ll get the most out of Elements for everything from sharing and touching-up photos to fun print and online projects. The important stuff you need to know: Get to work right away. Import, organize, and make quick fixes with ease. Retouch any image. Repair and restore old and damaged photos. Add pizzazz. Use dozens of filters, layer styles, and special effects. Share photos. Create online albums, email-ready slideshows, and web-ready files. Find your artistic flair. Use tools to draw, paint, work with blend modes, and more. Use your words. Make text flow along a curved path or around an object or shape. Unleash your creativity. Design photo books, greeting cards, calendars, and collages. Make yourself comfortable. Customize Elements to fit your working style. Product details Isbn-13: 9781449316136, 978-1449316136 Author: Barbara Brundage Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc, USA Publication date: 2012-10-05 About Wordery Wordery is one of the UK’s largest online booksellers. With millions of satisfied customers who enjoy low prices on a huge range of books, we offer a reliable and trusted service and consistently receive excellent feedback. We offer a huge range of over 8 million books; bestsellers, children’s books, cheap paperbacks, baby books, special edition hardbacks and textbooks. All our books are dispatched from the UK. Wordery offers Free Delivery on all UK orders, and competitively priced international delivery. #HappyReading

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FileMaker Pro 14: The Missing Manual

FileMaker Pro 14: The Missing Manual

You don’t need a technical background to build powerful databases with FileMaker Pro 14. This crystal-clear, objective guide shows you how to create a database that lets you do almost anything with your data so you can quickly achieve your goals. Whether you’re creating catalogs, managing inventory and billing, or planning a wedding, you’ll learn how to customize your database to run on a PC, Mac, web browser, or iOS device. The important stuff you need to know: Dive into relational data. Solve problems quickly by connecting and combining data from different tables. Create professional documents. Publish reports, charts, invoices, catalogs, and other documents with ease. Access data anywhere. Use FileMaker Go on your iPad or iPhone-or share data on the Web. Harness processing power. Use new calculation and scripting tools to crunch numbers, search text, and automate tasks. Run your database on a secure server. Learn the high-level features of FileMaker Pro Advanced. Keep your data safe. Set privileges and allow data sharing with FileMaker’s streamlined security features.

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iPhone: The Missing Manual

iPhone: The Missing Manual

The new iPhone 3G is here, and New York Times tech columnist David Pogue is on top of it with a thoroughly updated edition of iPhone: The Missing Manual. With its faster downloads, touch-screen iPod, and best-ever mobile Web browser, the new affordable iPhone is packed with possibilities. But without an objective guide like this one, you’ll never unlock all it can do for you. In this new edition, there are new chapters on the App Store, with special troubleshooting and sycning issues with iTunes; Apple’s new MobileMe service, and what it means to the iPhone; and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync compatibility. Each custom designed page in iPhone: The Missing Manual helps you accomplish specific tasks with complete step-by-step instructions for everything from scheduling to web browsing to watching videos. You’ll learn how to: Use the iPhone as a phone – get a guided tour of 3G’s phone features and learn how much time you can save with things like Visual Voicemail, contact searching, and more Figure out what 3G means and how it affects battery life, internet speed, and even phone call audio quality. Treat the iPhone as an iPod – listen to music, upload and view photos, and fill the iPhone with TV shows and movies Take the iPhone online – learn how to get online, use email, browse the Web, and use the GPS Go beyond the iPhone – discover how to use iPhone with iTunes, sync it with your calendar, and learn about The App Store where you can pick from hundreds of iPhone-friendly programs Teeming with high-quality color graphics and filled with humor, tips, tricks, and surprises, iPhone: The Missing Manual quickly teaches you how to set up, accessorize, and troubleshoot your iPhone. Instead of fumbling around, take advantage of this device with the manual that should have been in the box. It’s your call.

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Droid X: The Missing Manual

Droid X: The Missing Manual

Get the most from your Droid X right away with this entertaining Missing Manual. Veteran tech author Preston Gralla offers a guided tour of every feature, with lots of expert tips and tricks along the way. You’ll learn how to use calling and texting features, take and share photos, enjoy streaming music and video, and much more. Packed with full-color illustrations, this engaging book covers everything from getting started to advanced features and troubleshooting. Unleash the power of Motorola’s hot new device with Droid X: The Missing Manual. Get organized. Import your contacts and sync with Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange. Go online. Get your phone to act as a portable hotspot or as a modem to get your laptop online. Play music. Purchase music from Amazon and sync your Droid X with Windows Media Player and iTunes. Shoot photos and video. Edit and share your photos, and use them as desktop or icon images. Record video and share it with your friends. Connect to Google Maps. Use geotagging and get turn-by-turn directions.

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Google: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual

Google: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual is one of the most popular sites on the Internet and is used around the world by millions of people every day. Sure, you know how to Google it when you''re searching for something–anything!–on the Web. It''s plenty fast and easy to use. But did you know how much more you could achieve with the world''s best search engine by clicking beyond the Google Search button?While you can interface with Google in 97 languages and glean results in 35, you can''t find any kind of instruction manual from Google. Lucky for you, our fully updated and greatly expanded second edition to the bestsellingGoogle: The Missing Manualcovers everything you could possibly want to know about Google, including the newest and coolest–and often most underused (what is Froogle, anyway?)–features. There''s even a full chapter devoted to Gmail, Google''s free email service that includes a whopping 2.5 GB of space).This wise and witty guide delivers the complete scoop on Google, from how it works to how you can search far more effectively and efficiently (no more scrolling through 168 pages of seemingly irrelevant results); take best advantage of Google''s lesser-known features, such as Google Print, Google Desktop, and Google Suggest; get your website listed on Google; track your visitors with Google Analytics; make money with AdWords and AdSense; and much more.Whether you''re new to Google or already a many-times-a-day user, you''re sure to find tutorials, tips, tricks, and tools that take you well beyond simple search to Google gurudom.
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This New Take on Traditional Plaid Is Exactly What Your Closet Has Been Missing!


It all started with Chloe’s pre-fall presentation. Bright whites and deep blacks formed a pattern we vaguely recognized as plaid but wasn’t quite the tartan of our past. A few months later, a similar geometric pattern covered everything from long-line blazers to menswear trousers in the 3.1 Phillip Lim fall show. It wasn’t until Rosie Assoulin’s presentation that same season that our love solidified as we watched a model walk out in the most gorgeous cream, navy, and white sweater we STILL have on our wish list. Yes, we are talking about windowpane plaid, and, yes, we are officially obsessed.

Windowpane plaid is this season’s must-have clean, refreshingly modern take on our favorite traditional pattern. Plaid swoops in with the autumn season like florals in the springtime, but we are always seeking ways to mix it up in a different way. In every silhouette under the sun, windowpane plaid is going to be our new favorite pattern for years to come.

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If only every problem had a simple solution! Just think:

  • Wars would not need to be fought.
  • Diseases could be cured overnight.
  • New technologies could instantly develop dazzling solutions to seemingly impossible challenges.
  • Everyone could just forget all their troubles and and live happily ever after.

Those who live in a reality-based world understand that life’s challenges tend to be more complex in nature. As people mature and learn new skill sets, their problem-solving techniques broaden, expand, and help them to understand more complex issues. Alexander Miller’s article entitled ‘Shock And Kill’ Approach Cures Mice Of HIV In World First points to the complex interrelationships inherent in developing a vaccine which can cure AIDS.

During the 2014 SFDoc Fest, a curious, low-key documentary entitled Wicker Kittens focused on a group of people who form teams to compete in jigsaw puzzle-solving competitions. While they share a friendly sense of competition, the film makes it pretty obvious that most contestants are there for the camaraderie and the sheer joy of working on jigsaw puzzles. However, Mike Scholtz (the film’s producer and co-editor) notes that because good puzzles can cost as much as $ 30 apiece, “the revelation that there is a used jigsaw puzzle store [Duluth’s Second Look Books] was like a nuclear bomb in the jigsaw-puzzling community.”

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Down in Mountain View, TheatreWorks recently presented the regional premiere of Water By The Spoonful, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Quiara Alegria Hudes. The action takes place in 2009 (six years after Elliot left for Iraq) and bounces around between locations in Philadelphia, San Diego, Japan, Puerto Rico, and most importantly, Cyberspace. As Hudes notes:

“Unlike the first play in this trilogy (Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue), which is very micro and very finely crafted, Water By The Spoonful is big and sprawling. It doesn’t have neat edges and there’s a lot of overlap. It’s not an easy play to produce, nor is it an easy play to understand on first read or on first viewing. It’s a challenging play — a big work that has a wide lens.”


Yazmin (Sabina Zuniga Varela) and Elliot (Miles Gaston Villaneuva)
in a scene from Water By The Spoonful (Photo by: Kevin Berne)

As directed by Leslie Martinson, Water By The Spoonful deals with two sets of overlapping families in which one woman plays a pivotal role. In the reality-based world, the audience meets the following characters:

  • Elliot (Miles Gaston Villaneuva), a Puerto Rican veteran of the Iraq War who, having returned home to Philadelphia, is attending Swarthmore College while working in a Subway sandwich shop. An aspiring actor with a leg wound, Elliot has one commercial to his credit (in which he uses his dazzling smile to great effect).
  • Yazmin (Sabina Zuniga Varela), Elliot’s cousin who is an adjunct professor of music at Swarthmore.
  • Odessa (Zilah Mendoza) a recovering addict who is Elliot’s biological mother. When Elliot was a child, his younger sister (Mary Lou) died as a result of Odessa’s neglect. As a result, Elliot was raised by his aunt Ginny (Yazmin’s mother) who was the anchor personality for their family as well as for most of the people in her neighborhood.


Odessa (Zilah Mendoza), Fountainhead (Patrick Kelly Jones), Yazmin
(Sabrina Zuniga Varela), and Elliot (Miles Gaston Villaneuva) meet up in
a Philadelphia coffee shop in a scene from Water By The Spoonful
(Photo by: Kevin Berne)

Meanwhile, in a chat room in Cyberspace, Odessa is the maternal figure (Haikumom) in an extended family of recovering crack users who are trying to stay clean. Among the people in her support group are:

  • Orangutan (Anna Ishida), an impulsive and frequently angry young woman who has been teaching English in Japan while obsessing about visiting her birthplace to see if she can connect with her birth mother.
  • Chutes&Ladders (Anthony J. Haney), an African American government worker in his fifties who is based in San Diego and tries to avoid any kind of risk that could cause a relapse. Chutes&Ladders is quick to call out other members of the group for their weaknesses, imperfections, and hypocrisy.
  • Fountainhead (Patrick Kelly Jones), a new addition to the chat room who, like Haikumom, lives in Philadelphia. A successful, married computer programmer who has managed to hide his crack use from his wife, Fountainhead is newly unemployed and still not ready to accept the fact that he’s a crackhead.


Anna Ishida (Orangutan) and Anthony J. Haney
(Chutes&Ladders) in a scene from Water By The Spoonful
(Photo by: Kevin Berne)

Ginny’s death after a long illness provides the trigger which impacts Odessa’s real and online families. Elliot and Yazmin show up as Odessa is trying to counsel Fountainhead in a local coffee shop. When they pressure Odessa to chip in for the flowers for Ginny’s funeral, she loses her grip and overdoses on crack cocaine. The only contact number the emergency medics can find on Odessa belongs to Fountainhead, who rushes to the hospital and suddenly finds himself forced to care for a woman he hardly even knows.


Fountainhead (Patrick Kelly Jones) takes on the care of Odessa
(Zilah Mendoza) in Water By The Spoonful (Photo by: Kevin Berne)

Erik Flatmo’s multi-level unit set provides numerous playing areas for the drama’s emotionally damaged characters (I kept wondering how the bathtub hidden under one platform was going to be used). However, what gives the production the fluidity it needs for storytelling purposes is the work of Erik Scanlon, whose powerful video projections allow locations to shift in the blink of an eye. As Scanlon explains:

“Projections are very integral to the story of Water by the Spoonful because of the plot element of technology (or, more specifically, the characters in the story living in various locations around the world and using the Internet as a way to connect with each other). Projections are also needed to differentiate the two vastly different worlds shown throughout the play: the ‘real’ world to the online ‘cyber chat room’ world, which will be represented (when the characters are online) as motion graphics of profile pictures with their screen names projected onto the set in a cyber universe. For Water by the Spoonful, every projection design element was pretty much mapped out and discussed weeks prior to starting tech. We discussed Leslie Martinson’s vision of the show and what aesthetic every projection element should have (whether it be a literal translation of a location or a more artistic interpretation of a scene).”


Erik Flatmo’s set for Water By The Spoonful shows the center
panel being used to project the Internet avatars for its characters
(Photo by: Kevin Berne)

“I assisted on projections for the revival of Brigadoon at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago earlier this year and instead of just painting a stagnant Scottish forest onto a set, we used projections to not only show a forest but an animated forest that we could move through for transitions, with the help of motion graphics. On the same set dressing, we could then change to a field of heather or a 1940s New York ballroom with the push of a button. Projection design really made an older show like Brigadoon not only more alive and exciting but practical as well. Erik Flatmo, the scenic designer, has given us a beautiful two-story set that ultimately serves as a blank canvas to project the various locations onto. In the show, projections will help represent everywhere from a Subway sandwich shop to a college campus, a church to a Japanese train station.”


Erik Flatmo’s unit set is transformed into a lush Puerto Rican
rainforest by Eric Scanlon’s projections in Water By The Spoonful
(Photo by: Kevin Berne)

Scanlon’s projections become especially appealing when Elliot and Yazmin travel to Puerto Rico to scatter Ginny’s ashes by a waterfall in a tropical forest. With Elliot deciding to head for Los Angeles so he can try his luck at becoming an actor — and Yazmin temporarily standing in for Odessa as the chat room’s moderator — one looks forward to seeing the final part of the Elliot trilogy (The Happiest Song Plays Last).

TheatreWorks put together an exceptionally strong ensemble with powerful performances coming from the always impressive Anna Ishida as well as Zilah Mendoza, and Sabina Zuniga Varela. As Fountainhead, Patrick Kelly Jones continued to impress with his deep emotional commitment and stunning versatility. Miles Gaston Villaneuva delivered an impassioned, muscular performance as Elliot while giving new meaning to the phrase “arms and the man.”

Hudes (who wrote the book for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical, In The Heights) is very much reflected in the character of Elliot’s cousin, Yazmin. She was also deeply influenced by jazz in her structuring of Water By The Spoonful. In the following clip, she explains how John Coltrane became a powerful force in her creative process.

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Access 2010: The Missing Manual

Access 2010: The Missing Manual

Unlock the secrets of this powerful database program and discover how to use your data in creative ways. With this book’s easy step-by-step process, you’ll quickly learn how to build and maintain a complete Access database, using Access 2013’s new, simpler user interface and templates. You also get practices and tips from the pros for good database design—ideal whether you’re using Access for school, business, or at home. The important stuff you need to know: Build a database with ease. Store information to track numbers, products, documents, and more. Customize the interface. Build your own forms to make data entry a snap. Find what you need fast. Search, sort, and summarize huge amounts of information. Put your data to use. Turn raw info into printed reports with attractive formatting. Share your data. Collaborate online with SharePoint and the Access web database. Dive into Access programming. Get tricks and techniques to automate common tasks. Create rich data connections. Build dynamic links with SQL Server, SharePoint, and other systems.

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What Awesome Conservative Cartoon Death Is America Missing out On?

This week’s poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking!

Conservatives are always outraged about something. A few weeks ago, we told you about the right-wing umbrage being tossed around — not because of Obamacare — but because of good old comic books. Well, for the conservative Comic-Con set, it’s getting worse.

Conservative comic book writers have already complained that illustrated heroes have become too complicated. Superman is “less patriotic.” Batman is too “dark and ambiguous.” Moral relativism is ruining our cherished American medium, and the real villains are those crazy liberals conspiring to keep conservative cartoonists from telling their wholesome stories!

There’s only so much that conservative comic fans can stand before they corner the market on Kryptonite and hold the world hostage, they cried!

All this yammer was before Marvel Comics thwakked conservatives this week with a double-whammy. First, we learned that the hammer-wielding Marvel character Thor will be reintroduced to readers as a woman. And the new Captain America will be black! Holy agenda, Batman!

This might have been enough to send these folks over the cliff. But then we read some incredible news, this time from Archie Comics: Archie Andrews, beloved white-bread icon since 1941, will be killed off in a storyline that has him taking a bullet for a gay gun-control advocate.

Yes, you read that right. “Life With Archie,” a progressive Archie Comics spin-off that imagines Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead as adults dealing with cancer and money troubles, first made news when it introduced an openly gay character, Kevin Keller. Keller is portrayed as a military veteran turned U.S. Senator who later went on to get gay married and take a firm stance in favor of gun control.

And now there’s this: The four-year-old spin-off series will conclude when Archie gets in between the gay gun-control Senator Keller and his would-be assassin.

If conservative comic book fans were sock-hopping mad before, this news is going to have them lining up at the Acme Corporation for a stockpile of instant holes and dynamite plungers.

Speaking of dynamite plungers, comic book characters do die. Jimmy Olsen, Lex Luther and even Hercules are pushing up daises along with hundreds of others.

So, back to those conservative writers who are complaining that comic book publishers don’t let them tell their stories. Are they of the opinion that everything should always stay the same, thank you very much, and let’s stop messing with things? Or would they take the side of killing off cherished characters?

We’d like to think these writers would rise to the challenge. No good writer, conservative or not, could forever resist the opportunity for a bold story move — even if that meant killing off an important character.

But how would they do it? If Archie Andrews is taking a bullet for homosexuals and gun-control advocates, how would these conservative writers put their spin on the inevitable death of a cherished character? And, more important, who would they kill? And how would they do it? Tell us what YOU think!

“What awesome conservative cartoon death is America missing out on?”


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iPad: The Missing Manual

iPad: The Missing Manual

With a redesigned iOS 7 operating system, the iPad and iPad Mini are jam-packed with new features–including iTunes Radio, multitasking, and Lock-screen access to settings and apps. But to tap your iPad’s potential, you need a trustworthy owner’s manual. This bestselling book shows you how to import, create, and play back media; sync and shop wirelessly; keep in touch over the Internet; and even take care of business. The important stuff you need to knowTake your media with you. Fill your iPad with music, photos, movies, TV shows, games, and podcasts. Swipe up. Access controls and apps–such as WiFi, Airplane mode, music, the calculator, and camera–from anywhere, including the Lock screen. Swipe down. Go straight to the Notification Center from any screen for new mail, missed calls, to-do lists, and more. Go online. Surf at warp speed with the streamlined Safari browser and the iPad’s ultrafast WiFi connection or 4G LTE network. Multitask the smart way. Move between apps quickly and learn how iOS 7 works behind the scenes. Get the whole picture. Use new camera formats and filters to take photos and videos the way you want them. Share info quickly. Send photos, videos, contacts, or documents to someone right next to you with the new AirDrop. Turn on iTunes Radio. Listen to hundreds of Internet radio stations, build your own personalized station, and track everything you hear. Find an app near you. Get a collection of popular apps relevant to your current location.

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