Saturday, March 22, 2008

Sheriff deputies talk at deli confirmed

Re: March 20 entry.

After hearing the deputies speak about graphic details of a murder, I called my office and passed what I heard on to a reporter. She in turn, passed it on to the reporter on the story, and after some prodding with inside sources, the information the two deputies were talking about in plain sight of many having their lunch, was confirmed.

Yes, the woman killed in West Covina was shot at least five times, like the deputies had said. She was shot twice and then chased under a desk and shot three more times.

Who knew these guys could not keep quiet while a photojournalist sat literally five feet next to them in a public restaurant.

PPAGLA's New World of Media Photojournalism Seminar

From left to right, Annie Wells, David H. Kennerly and Nick Ut

Hello everyone,

Headed out the PPAGLA Seminars at CSU Fullerton today and caught a few very helpful seminars. The real treat though was the Pulitzer Prize roundtable "Story behind the Pictures" with Pultizer Prize winners David Hume Kennerly, Nick Ut, Annie Wells.

Just as the title of the roundtable suggests, they spoke about how they came to make their winning photos.

Nick Ut said he had four cameras around his neck as Nepalm was dropped on a nearby road where people were evacuating. Two other photographers were there but had run out of film as the now-famous young girl came out of the fire and smoke with all her clothing burnt off and most of her upper body badly burned. He was the onl one to snap photos although there was a film crew that also rolled film.

Annie Wells said how lucky she was to be in a situation that allowed her to capture the life-and-death situation a young girl was facing. And, the dramatic rescue in a swollen river by trained fire dept. personnel.

Hillary Clinton, second from right, during Nixon's impeachment.

David H. Kennerly spoke about his times as White House photographer and how he had the run of the place during Ford's days. He said that when Ford called him for the job, the only thing he asked for was to answer only to the president and to have the run of the place. He got that and he got photos that could not have been possible if a chief of staff had been his boss.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Inside information?

So I 'm imaging my assignments at a deli in Covina this afternoon, minding my own business. A sheriff deputy and one with two stripes (Sgt?) sit literally next to me and have their lunch. Just before they get up to leave, one said something like this:

The way they killed her was brutal, they shot her twice, then chased her under the desk and shot her three more times. And the other one says something like:

man and her husband showed no remorse. He's going to be in jail for a long time. They also mentioned that "a van" must be in Mexico by now.

Now, these are not direct quotes but just what I recall overhearing.

The funny thing is, there was a murder in West Covina yesterday. A woman was killed in her mansion in mid-day. She was on the phone to 911 when she was shot and killed. I have not heard of any specific details from that murder, but if these guys re talking about the same woman, I just had a big news leak from the eating deputies.

How's that for a story?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

McCain Not A Natural-born Citizen???

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McCain was born in the US Controlled Panama Canal area. He is a citizen, but NOT a natural-born citizen, so he cannot be president. US Constitution says so.

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