Lindsey Baum semi-trailer heads to Tumwater Wal-Mart for National Missing Children’s Day

Proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan and honored by every administration since, May 25 is recognized nationally as the day 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared from a New York City street corner on his way to school in 1979.  His case remains unresolved (suspect Pedro Hernandez, confessed and is now pending trial) and Etan has never been found. His case serves as an annual reminder to renew efforts toward reuniting missing children with their families and make child protection a national priority.

National Missing Children’s Day is a reminder to all parents and guardians of the need for high-quality photographs of their children for use in case of an emergency.  It also serves as a reminder of how valuable it is for everyone to pay close attention to the posters and photographs of missing children.

In recognition of National Missing Children’s Day, The Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit has collaborated with the Tumwater Wal-Mart.  This Saturday, May 24, 2014, child safety information and fingerprinting for child identification kits will be on hand for distribution.

Two Homeward Bound semi-trailers will be on site to promote awareness of missing children.  The two semi-trailers depict images of Lindsey Baum, missing since June 2009 and Danica Childs missing since December 2007

Date:              

May 24, 2014

Time:

11:00AM-4:00PM

Location:

Wal-Mart Supercenter
5900 Littlerock Road SW
Tumwater, WA 98512

U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hold public discussions on the future of America’s waterways

The U.S. Coast Guard, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will hold nationwide public discussions on navigational aid technology and how it will affect the future of America’s waterways.

The Future of Navigation-21st Century Waterways public listening sessions will be held in several locations across the country and will provide venues for open communications between various federal agencies and U.S. Maritime Transportation System stakeholders to discuss the joint federal agency initiative to use modern technology to support a safer, more efficient, more secure and environmentally-sound Marine Transportation System.

These listening sessions will provide the maritime community — both professional and recreational mariners — and waterways stakeholders an opportunity beyond traditional venues to express their emerging needs for navigational information and service delivery systems necessary to improve the safety and efficiency of transits on the nation’s waterways.

Scheduled 2014 sessions are listed below:

  • May 1: Prospector Hotel, Juneau, Alaska
  • May 7: 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, La.
  • May 19: Harborview Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • May 22: Renaissance Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center, Portsmouth, Va.
  • May 22: Embassy Suites, 110 SE 17th St., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • June 3: Seattle Public Library, Seattle, Wash.
  • June 3: Volpe Center, Cambridge, Mass.
  • June 10: U.S. Customs House, New York City, N.Y.
  • June 12: DoubleTree Hotel, Port Huron, Mich.

Other sessions tentatively scheduled are:

  • Alameda, Calif., and St. Louis, Mo. (dates to be determined)

Aberdeen “travel advisory” worries residents, no official advisories in effect

ABERDEEN, Wash. – A Travel Advisory for the city for Aberdeen? It was issued by a one-man website called Montesanotoday, and it riled up a few citizens who attended the Aberdeen city council last night. “It purports to expound on topics raised here at the last meeting, and I was just recently told it’s full of B.S. Be that as it may, a lot of people’s perception is their reality.” Homeowner Tory Kovach detailed the article, which features images stolen from other websites like that of a zombie-like addict from crystalmetheffect.com and a photo of spent needles taken three years ago by a New York City blogger.
Montesano residents are well familiar with the site’s author, Tom Fredriksen, Ssince last year he’s used the platform to promote everything from political agendas to football games.
 
Ocean Shore Mayor Crystal Dingler may have put it best last month when the city took heat for their handling of an animal cruelty investigation. “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet.”