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March 25, 2009 - Heather Ziegler
It's spring break time again for college students and kids have been heading off to tropical islands to do what they do on spring break. I saw on tv last night that a lot of kids have been lured to Palm Springs once again so as not to have to deal with the drug war violence in parts of Mexico. Remember the girl Natalee who disappeared in Aruba on her spring break? They never did find her body or convict anyone in her disappearance. Her mother got the attention of some tv personality types who kept her case in the news every day for months and months. I never understood why her story got the amount of airplay that it did when there are hundreds of missing children across this country. Little, defenseless children who were probably playing in their own yards or walking home from school, or in recent cases, sleeping in their own beds when they were snatched. Why aren't these kids' stories making headlines and filling airways? Is it because of Susan Smith who killed her own children and then cried crocodile tears for the news cameras pretending someone else committed the crime? Have we grown so cold to the plight of missing children? What happened to the pictures on the milk cartons and posters everywhere? Surely we care about these children and their families more than we let on.
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