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2014-01-13 08:34:29

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is Amber Alert Awareness Day, marking the 18 year anniversary of the day Amber Hagerman was abducted while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and later found murdered. In April of 2003, in her honor, President Bush signed into law the PROTECT Act, which statutorily established the national AMBER Alert(TM) coordinator role. Since, the AMBER Alert Program has been credited with more than 675 successful recoveries of missing or...

2013-01-19 23:03:25

Graduate delivers inspiring speech as Smart Horizons Career Online Education conducts historic graduation ceremonies at Madison Correctional Institution. Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE; http://www.shcoe.org) held historic graduation ceremonies on November 2, 2012 for 21 inmates in the Florida Department of Corrections Madison Correctional Institution. SHCOE was selected as the official provider of online education for inmates in Florida...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is holding the 2008 National AMBER Alert Conference in Orange County, Calif., between Oct. 14 and 16. The training sessions will provide critical information along several training tracks for an audience comprised of law enforcement officials, state AMBER Alert coordinators, Missing Children Clearinghouse state directors, transportation officials, broadcasters and the media. The...

2006-09-05 23:34:49

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Three young Australians appealing to Indonesia's Supreme Court against lengthy jail terms for heroin trafficking have lost their cases and been sentenced to death, court documents showed on Wednesday. The three were among the so-called "Bali Nine" arrested on the resort island last year while trying to smuggle more than 8.2 kg (18 lb) of heroin to Australia. The court handed down new death sentences to Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, Si Yi Chen and Matthew Norman, court...

2006-08-25 04:24:47

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Australian beauty therapist launched a final bid on Friday to overturn a 20-year sentence in Indonesia for drug smuggling, offering to present new evidence to a Bali court to help clear her name. Schapelle Corby, found guilty last year of smuggling 4.1 kg (9 lb) of marijuana into Bali in a case that has transfixed Australia, was jostled by camera crews and journalists on arrival at Denpasar district court. Corby has maintained she is innocent,...

2006-02-14 00:45:00

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced an Australian man to die by firing squad for trying to smuggle heroin from the resort island of Bali, the first death penalty handed down in the high-profile trial. The sentence matched what prosecutors had demanded for Andrew Chan, one of the accused masterminds of a group of nine Australians arrested on Bali last April for attempting to smuggle more than 18 lb of heroin to Australia. Activists from an Indonesian...

2005-11-18 00:26:45

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian court in Bali on Friday found an Australian model guilty of illegally receiving ecstasy pills and sentenced her to three months in jail, but she will be freed within days because of time spent in custody. Michelle Leslie was detained by police before going to an outdoor party on the resort island on August 20, which means the 24-year-old woman should be free by Sunday. "(The court) declares the defendant Michelle Leslie has been proven...

2005-11-18 00:25:00

An Indonesian court in Bali on Friday found an Australian model guilty of illegally receiving ecstasy pills and sentenced her to three months in jail, but she will be freed within days because of time spent in custody. Michelle Leslie was detained by police before going to an outdoor party on the resort island on August 20, which means the 24-year-old woman should be free by Sunday. "(The court) declares the defendant Michelle Leslie has been proven legally and convincingly guilty of carrying...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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