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February 16, 1978. Excerpt from the interview between a 3 police officers (Don Patchen, Steve Bodiford and  Norman Chapman) and Ted Bundy.

Q : State your full name and age, please.

A : Um, I’m 29.

Q : Ok. You just gave your age. You wish to remain anonymous… Is that correct?

A : Yes, sir.

Q : Ok. Before you answer any questions, or make any statement, you must fully understand your rights. You have the right to remain silent. Do you understand that?

A : Yeah, I understand.

(There was a lengthy reading of defendant rights.)

Q : Let’s go back to Tallahassee… and tell me how you obtained, uh, the car that, uh, you’d stolen…

A : Uh. Simply, uh, I was walking past it and happened to notice the keys in the ignition.

Q : Where were you when you noticed it?

A : I Don’t know the street name…

(There were questions about the car and the tag, or license plate, which was on the car.)

Q : Is this the tag that you stole ?

A : Well, it certainly looks like it. I didn’t memorize the license-plate number.

Q : Do you remember what type of car you got it off of?

A : Off a Volkswagen, I believe.

(He was asked about numerous identification and charge-account cards found in the car.)

Q : Did you steal all these identifications?

A : (Sigh) Uh, yes.

Q : …Do you recall where you got most of them from?

A : No, I don’t…

Q : How long of a period did you say it took you to obtain all these credits cards ?

A : Ummm, let’s see… Maybe a week, a week and a half.

Q : Do you recall who you took these from?

A : I really can’t tell you.

Q : Did you steal these cards ?

A : (Sigh) Yes, I did.

(There was a lengthy identification of the cards - Mastercharge, Gulf, Shell, Texaco, BankAmericard, others, with a variety of people’s names on them. Bundy recalled stealing them at various places - a supermarket, a shopping mall. Then the questioning let to the discovery of how Bundy planned to adopt a whole new identity in Florida.)

Q : Do you recall where you got the notebook?

A : I think it was in a car (in Tallahassee)…

Q : Ok (turning pages) All this writing inside, with Kenneth R. Meisner’s name and, uh, father’s name and mother’s name and high school … (are those) all entries from you?

A : Well, yes… I typed those in.

Q : I’m holding up a certificate of birth in the name of Kenneth Raymond Meisner (from the) Department of, uh, Health Services in Raleigh (N.C.). Do you remember this?

A : Yes I do.

Q : How did you obtain that?

A : I wrote for ‘em.

(More questions and answers suggested that Bundy had stolen a Florida State University student card owned by Meisner, then began to get other documents in Meisner’s name to create a new identity. Ironically, one of the first erroneous news reports which would come out incorrectly said Kenneth Meisner - who, in fact, was a member of the F.S.U. track team - was a suspect in the Chi Omega murders.)

Q : Have you done any other crimes in Tallahassee… other than steal credit cards and what have you.

A : Cars and cards …

Q : Do you recall stealing cards out of Sherrod’s ? It’s a bar they have around F.S.U.

(Patchen asked that question. Sherrod’s is next door to the Chi Omega house and police were wondering if the sorority house killer had been at that disco bar.)

A : Yes. I recall being there. Yeah.

Q : How would you obtain these cards ?

A : Cards. Well, they’d be in, like, purses would be under a … under a desk, a table or bench or something. And there’d be a large crowd of people. And I’d just take the pocketbook out of the purse. (He further explained he’d not broken in locked cars.

I’d (laugh). Yeah, I’m really an amateur all right. I don’t know how to hotwire a car… Any cars that I went into or car that I went into would be open ….

J. Cole, the Platinum Rap Dissident, Steps Back From the Spotlight

RALEIGH, N.C. — Ask J. Cole about when he realized that the traditional life of a platinum rap star didn’t suit him and he’ll tell the story of the 2013 BET Awards, when a stylist dressed him in a loud Versace sweater that two other people ended up wearing on the red carpet. He’ll talk about meetings with label executives and personal heroes who encouraged him to make musical decisions that, deep down, he never felt comfortable with. He’ll recall an awakening to the potency of the love of the woman he’d been with for years. And he’ll remember his trip in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown to Ferguson, Mo., where the most valuable thing he found he could do was just to listen.

And so, a couple of years ago, after he’d released two platinum albums, he began to make changes. A move back down to this part of the country, not far from where he grew up, in Fayetteville. Meditation every day, or as often as he could manage. Marriage. A commitment to asking about the needs of others rather than only his own. And a decision to make music that spoke to his own creative and emotional idiosyncrasies, no matter how far it strayed from that of his hip-hop superstar generational peers.

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May 18 — Moline, Ill. @ iWireless Center
June 1 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
June 3 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 9 — Little Rock, Ark. @ Verizon Arena
June 10 — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
June 16-17 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 23 — Hershey, Pa. @ Hershey Park Stadium
June 24 — Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
June 25 — Columbia, Mo. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 13 — Bethel, N.Y. @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 15 — Cleveland, Ohio @ Progressive Field
July 16 — Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
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Aug. 17 — Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veteran’s Arena Amphitheater
Aug. 18 — Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 19 — Raleigh, N.C. @ Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug. 25 — Darien Lake, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 26 — Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 27 — Jones Beach, N.Y. @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 6 — Scranton, Pa. @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain
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Sept. 9 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion
Sept. 15 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Klipsch Music Center
Sept. 16 — Chicago, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
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Oct. 12 — Concord, Calif. @ Concord Pavilion
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Ivanka Trump visits Berlin’s Holocaust memorial and more: April 25 in photos

Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, touches a slab when visiting the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe after she participated in the W20 Summit in Berlin; A car is submerged in floodwater along Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, N.C; A young boy looks on as war veterans make their way down Elizabeth Street during the ANZAC Day parade in Sydney, Australia; A critically endangered white-cheeked gibbon clings to its mother at Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, England; and, Kashmiri Muslim women pray upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed during Meeraj-un-Nabi, a festival which marks the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven, at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar.

These are just a few of the photos of the day for April 25, 2017.

(Photos: Michael Sohn/AP, Gerry Broome/AP, Brendon Thorne/Getty Images, Joe Giddens/PA via AP, Danish Ismail/Reuters)

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Pfc. Cristian Mejia, Javelin gunner, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, and a native of Raleigh, N.C., shoots a javelin missile during a live-fire exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 26, 2014. Bravo Co. is dedicated to helicopter operations during their upcoming combat deployment to Afghanistan. The Marines were transported to the range by CH-46 sea knight and CH-53E super sea stallion helicopters. After they landed, the Marines maneuvered through a simulated urban environment with unique shock-absorbent walls. This allowed for them to engage in realistic live-fire training.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Scanlan / released)

Where Will We Land On Mars?


You’ve heard us say that we’re on a journey to Mars, but the Red Planet is big. Once we get there, where will we land the first humans? We’re holding the first Landing Sites/Exploration Zones Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars to figure it out. This first workshop was held Oct. 27-30, 2015 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston.


The goal of this workshop was to collect proposals for locations on Mars that would be of high scientific research value while also providing natural resources to enable explorers to land, live and work safely on the Red Planet. Determining where we will land humans on Mars is a multi-year process. There was around 45 proposal teams at the workshop. This was the first of many workshops to determine the best landing site for human exploration on Mars.

Why Now?

We plan to use existing assets at Mars, such as the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and the Odyssey spacecraft, to support the selection process of potential Exploration Zones. However, the life expectancy of MRO and Odyssey are limited. We are eager to take advantage of the remaining operational years of those Martian images to gather high resolution maps of potential Exploration Zones while the spacecraft remain operational.

Stay Updated

The workshop will be aired live USTREAM starting at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 27.

This blog post will also be updated daily with a recap from the workshop’s events.

For a full schedule of the event visit: http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/explorationzone2015/pdf/program.pdf

Day 1 Recap:

“There is no such thing as robotic exploration. All exploration is human exploration — the robot is just a tool.” - John Grunsfeld, NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate

Day one of the workshop answered a lot of basic questions about why looking at landing sites now is important for the future of our journey to Mars.

Attendees heard from many presenters, including Ellen Ochoa, Director of Johnson Space Center and John Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

Experts explained that in order to leverage our current assets at Mars and start the process of picking possible landing sites, we need to start the discussion now.

This data will Inform our efforts to define what we need as far as future reconnaissance capabilities at Mars and drive where we send robotic landers to get ground truth.

Check back tomorrow for the day two update, and watch live on USTREAM starting at 9 a.m. EDT.

BONUS: Have questions about potential landing sites on Mars? We’ll be hosting a live social Q&A tomorrow at 7 p.m. EDT. Two NASA experts and one 15-year old student on one of the proposal teams will be answering your questions. Tune in on USTREAM and use #askNASA.

Day 2 Recap:

The second day of the Mars Landing Sites Workshop was filled with presentations from various proposal groups. Contributors made cases for where the best science could be collected on the Martian surface.

We also had the opportunity to hear from a young presenter, Alex Longo. A 15-year old student from Raleigh, N.C.

Longo also joined us for the social Q&A where we answered questions from #askNASA. He, along with two NASA experts, fielded questions that ranged from specifics about the workshop, to chatting aboutMars mysteries.

Tune in tomorrow to watch more of the presentations and see potential Mars landing sites! Watch live on USTREAM starting at 9 a.m. EDT.

Check back tomorrow for the day three update.

Day 3 Recap:

The third day of the workshop included presentations from the remaining proposal teams. This final day of presentations will lead into the last day of the workshop, when groups will discuss all of the ideas shared during the past week.

The day got really exciting when our Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV) made an appearance. This SEV concept is designed to be flexible, depending on the exploration destination. The pressurized cabin can be used for surface exploration of planetary bodies, including near-Earth asteroids and Mars.

Tomorrow is the final day of the workshop and will include group discussions. Participants will have the chance to assess the proposed sites and talk about the future steps needed for selecting a potential human landing site for our journey to Mars.

Watch these discussions live on USTREAM starting at 9 a.m. EDT.

Final Day Recap:

The final day of our workshop on potential Mars landing sites included discussions on the presentations that were made throughout the week.

Participants also had the opportunity to hear from NASA experts like Jim Green, director of planetary science, about future exploration and our journey to Mars.

Video of the full workshop will be available on the Lunar Planetary Institute’s YouTube channel. For more information and updates on our journey to Mars, visit HERE.