Will the Twin Cities be ready for the Republican convention?
A gifted student and a soccer star, Colin Russell, 13, finished his homework, played with his dog and delved into a novel one afternoon this September. After dinner that evening, the Tacoma, Wash., eighth grader, whose mother and father are physicians, stepped into his bedroom closet, put a rope around his neck, tightened it and strangled to death.This was no suicide.
After Michelle Witmer was killed in combat in Iraq on April 9, her sisters, Charity, 20, and Rachel, 24--also members of the Wisconsin National Guard--agonized over whether to return to the war zone or ask for reassignment to noncombat positions (allowed by the military when a family member is killed).
If you flame, you might get burned. Angry about his wife's affair, Profirios Liapis sent 17 menacing e-mails to the other man, Plato Tzouzalis. Tzouzalis, a 38-year-old biochemist, says he was afraid to look at his computer screen. "I was terrorized," he says. "I would think, 'What kind of e-mail will I get today?'" An Illinois court found Liapis guilty of e-mail harassment last month, the first conviction under the state's anti-cyberstalking law.