Better Off DeadWritten by Gary Whittaker
Jennifer Wilbanks, now infamous Runaway Bride, will now face either criminal or civil charges in relation to phone call made to 911 authorities on Saturday night, April 30th. Jennifer "disappeared" Tuesday night after she went jogging, but called 4 days later to say that she was stranded in middle of nowhere after having been abducted by a Hispanic man White woman. North America watched sceptically, as her fiancé, John Mason, professed his heartache and concern for her safety.
Her daily actions are now being reviewed, as prosecutors look for a deliberate attempt to deceive not only her soon to be husband, but town authorities as well. Jennifer claimed that she made a spur of moment decision to flee, yet records show that she had called for a cab before she went jogging. She also claims to have only left with around 150 $ is cash, yet a ticket for just one of her bus trips would have cost more than that.
Jennifer has some explaining to do! She had to have realized that her fiancé would be put under a heavy cloud of suspicion, especially with Scott Pederson’s case fresh of everyone’s mind. What about couple that she befriended on her bus ride to Albuquerque? She used them as her model abductors. How about pain and suffering she caused her family? The village of Duluth are also piping hot mad. They want Jennifer Wilbanks to personally reimburse them for their time spent looking for her!
The Modern Geek - changing the stereotypeWritten by Brendan U.
The day of duck-taped glasses, suspenders and pocket-protectors are quickly fading away. It's getting harder to pick geeks out of crowd.
Welcome to day of modern geek where technically savvy not only embody intelligence but display an elegant blend of style and personality. They are less likely to be found at bottom of social ladder but influential in lives of millions by their very thoughts alone. They are more likely to design, develop and maintain systems that impact quality of life for so many.
For some, choices of runway model, professional athlete or pop singer were serious ones but fascination with technology drives them to choose another path; these are modern geeks. They are hidden among masses, only identifiable by technology they carry buried amid their designer suits and attaché cases. The blackberry on their belt serving as a phone and providing access to all emails, internet, contact info and more. The portable music player in shirt pocket that they use more as a backup disk than for music. An attaché case enclosing a laptop so powerful acronyms to describe it exist only in world of geek speak. A brain so thirsty for knowledge it consumes all information in vicinity only to hunger for more.