Sunday, May 13, 2007

Comments on Madeleine McCann from Rebecca

Each time a little child goes missing my heart breaks all over again. I am praying and hoping that little Madeleine is being placed back into the arms of her parents as I write this. The loss of a child to abduction is so very hard that words cannot begin to express the range of emotions that happens to a parent.

My family and friends are praying for Madeleine and her family. One thing we can never do is give up hope. Without hope all else is lost. We must keep hope alive for Madeleine.

God Bless those who have contributed to the fund for her safe return:

JK Rowling
Sir Philip Green
Richard Branson
Bill Kenwright
Eggert Magnusson
John Madejski
Jacqueline Gold
Simon Cowell
Wayne Rooney
Michael Vaughan
Sir Tom Hunter
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou
John Hargreaves
David Beckham

Missing UK Girl

Portugal: Missing UK girl abducted
POSTED: 8:55 a.m. EDT, May 5, 2007

LISBON, Portugal (Reuters) -- A British girl who disappeared from her bed in a Portuguese beach resort while her parents dined nearby was kidnapped, police said on Saturday.

Police believe three-year-old Madeleine McCann is still alive and have a drawing of a suspect based on evidence from witnesses, said Guilhermino Encarnacao, head of the judicial police in the Faro area of the Algarve.

He would give no further information about the suspect other than saying there was "all the evidence to show it was a kidnapping" and other possibilities had been ruled out.

He said up to 150 officers were searching for the girl, who was reported missing on Thursday. Friends of the McCann family had insisted she was abducted because there was evidence of a forced entry into the villa where the family was staying.

Madeleine McCann's parents, who were on holiday in the Algarve with friends, made an emotional appeal late on Friday for their daughter to be let go.

"Words cannot describe the anguish and despair that we are feeling," Gerry McCann said in a televised statement from the Algarve resort, flanked by his wife Kate.

"Please, if you have Madeleine, let her come home to her Mummy, Daddy, brother and sister."

The McCanns had put her to bed and were dining 50 meters (yards) away with friends when she vanished on Thursday night from the apartment where they were staying.

She was with her twin brother and sister, who were asleep when the parents returned and found her missing.

Police with sniffer dogs are searching the resort village with a population of about 1,000. They have also alerted all airports in Portugal and neighboring

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Wireless Amber Alert

If you haven’t already signed up for the wireless Amber Alert, please do. It works.

Wireless Amber Alerts in action

Submitted by Jason Meserve on Tue, 05/01/2007 - 10:02am.

I've written and talked about the Wireless Amber Alerts service before, but now I've seen it in action. Last night, Massachusetts State Police issued an Amber Alert for a missing 12-year-old boy and since one or both of the Zip Codes I subscribed (for lack of a better word) to fell in the alert area, I got a text message at 10:21 PM describing the child, who he was potentially with and the vehicle they may be traveling in. After the boy was found (thankfully), the system sent out a cancellation message at midnight.

Needless to say, everyone should sign-up for this. It's completely free, even if you don't have a text messaging plan as part of your wireless service.