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Returning to Live in New Orleans

“Will you return to the New Orleans area?” In a webpoll this is the question being asked of people who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The website of New Orleans’ channel 4 WWL-TV has been offering excellent local coverage of the disaster at www.wwltv.com. The response so far has been running about 75% in favor of returning, with the ... Read More »

Should New Orleans Be Rebuilt?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the question remains. What will become of the sodden city that is 80 percent below sea level after the pumps finish removing the flood waters? Is the damage beyond repair, or should we go ahead and restore the city to a condition resembling its former status? The real answer to the question of rebuilding ... Read More »

Why BTK Sentencing is Important

On Wednesday, August 17, 2005 the sentencing of BTK Strangler Dennis Rader begins. This will not be a run-of-the-mill court proceeding, but represents the very first time prosecutors will be able to voice their case against him. This will be a very dramatic time, filled with the testimony of victim families and the impact BTK had on their lives. We’ve ... Read More »

The BTK Drops

When BTK Strangler serial killer Dennis Rader was arrested it was due to his “drops,” his series of 11 packages, cards and letters he created during a nearly one year period from March 2004 until February 2005. Prior to then he had basically gotten away with murder, at least 10 of them, as well as gotten away with taunting the ... Read More »

Letters from BTK

Since 1974 BTK Strangler Dennis Rader has been writing letters, to the media, police and more recently to his many pen-pals. It keeps him busy as he awaits sentencing on August 17, 2005 after pleading guilty to 10 counts of first degree murder. In fact, it was his own prolific prose and need to communicate that led to his arrest ... Read More »

BTK Victims’ Families Lawsuits–No Compensation for Anguish

BTK Strangler Dennis Rader has opted to represent himself against a slew of lawsuits filed against him by victims’ families. The families of most of his known victims have been filing lawsuits against the admitted “Bind Torture Kill” murderer who recently pleaded guilty to 10 first degree murder charges in Wichita, Kansas. Ever since his graphic admission in court on ... Read More »

Living with BTK – Paula Rader Gets a Divorce

On July 26, 2005 Paula Rader was granted an emergency divorce from BTK killer Dennis Rader. The 60 day waiting period was waived by Sedgwick County District Judge Eric Yost and the divorce was finalized the same day it was petitioned. It was filed citing mental and physical distress under the advice of a mental health professional, and also grants ... Read More »