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Archive for May 2nd, 2008

         Daredevil Steve Fossett has incurred a large debt related to his disappearance and the subsequent search and rescue last fall.  Nevada officials are looking for some way to get reimbursed for the $687,000 that was spent trying to find him and his plane; that search came up with several other wreakages, however, Steve Fossett and his plane was never found.  I remember hearing at the time of his disappearance, news reports wondering if Mr. Fossett purposely disappeared.  That is a mystery, like the disappearance of Amelia Earhart; we may never know exactly what happened. 

          His family ended up having him declared legally dead in February of this year.  Mr. Fossett set many daredevil records over the years…he dreamed of breaking barriers and setting records.  He was a hero to many who admire the example he set for those who like the extreme excitement they get by pushing the boundaries.  Do you think that his family should be responsible for the expenses that the search and rescue attempt cost the state of Nevada? 

 Update:  October 1, 2008  Today there are reports that, a little more than a year after Mr. Steve Fossett disappeared, some of his personal property has been found.  A hiker has turned in to the police, some pieces of ID, and a pilots license, and a little over $1,000 dollars cash.  An extra large black pullover fleece was also found in the same general area.  This discovery was on the trail near the town of Mammoth Lakes, California.

Update:  October 2, 2008  It has been confirmed that a plane crash site was located near the area where the ID, personal items, and cash were found; and it is indeed the plane that Mr. Fossett was flying.  There was no full body found.  There was a small amount of human remains found in that in that area that will be tested for Mr. Fossett’s DNA.  Madera County sheriff said that the crash was so bad that he doubted that anyone could have survived the impact.   

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         Nick and Mariah sitting in a tree, K.I.S.S.I.N.G, first comes love, then come marriage; at least that is the reported rumor all over the net.  Nick Cannon is a rap singer and he and Mariah Carey have been seeing each other for a little over a month.  Supposedly, this past Wednesday they got married in the new home that Mariah bought in the Bahamas.  It was alledgedly a small intimate wedding with just a few friends and family present.

          But, if you think the next phrase of the song; then comes a baby carriage, applies to Miss Mariah Carey Cannon, you have not heard what she said recently.  She supposedly said that her dog was enough for her.  🙂  Since there are also rumors that there was no prenuptial agreement, I hope that there is no custody fight if all doesn’t go well in the land of love.

          Update May 08, 2008:  Today it is official…Mariah and Nick have confirmed their marriage to People magazine.  They have tatoo’s as well to celebrate their forever love. Mariah said that they have talked about having children.  She says that is a part of the whole reason to get married.  Well, this must be serious…everyone knows that tatoo’s are forever…unless you have alot of money and a high pain tolerance and are willing to endure a little discomfort to have them removed!   Congrats Mariah and Nick…may your marriage last till the end of time.

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