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Old 03-05-2014, 12:25 AM   #1696
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On the night of March 22, 1970, Kathleen Johns was driving from San Bernardino to Petaluma to visit her mother. She was 7 months pregnant and had her 10-month-old daughter beside her..While heading west on Highway 132 near Modesto, a car behind her began honking its horn and flashing its headlights. She pulled off the road and stopped. The man in the car parked behind her, approached her car, stated that he observed that her right rear wheel was Wobbling, and offered to tighten the lug nuts.. After finishing his work, the man drove off; yet when Johns pulled forward to re-enter the highway the wheel almost immediately came off the car.. The man returned, offering to drive her to the nearest gas station for help. She and her daughter climbed into his car..During the ride the car passed several service stations but the man did not stop. For about 90 minutes he drove back and forth around the backroads near Tracy. When Johns asked why he was not stopping, he would change the subject...

When Johns gave her statement to the sergeant on duty, she noticed the police composite sketch of Paul Stine's killer and recognized him as the man who abducted her and her child..Fearing he might come back and kill them all, the sergeant had Johns wait, in the dark, at the nearby Mil's Restaurant. When her car was found, it had been gutted and torched..Most accounts claim he threatened to kill her and her daughter while driving them around,but at least one police report disputes that..Johns' account to Paul Avery of the Chronicle indicates her abductor left his car and searched for her in the dark with a flashlight;however, in 1 report she made to the police, she stated he did not leave the vehicle...

Modesto was immortalized in the 1973 George Lucas film American Graffiti. The award winning film captured the spirit of "cruising" and friendship on 10th and 11th Streets in 1962 and led to the revival of 1950s nostalgia that included the TV show Happy Days..Modesto's official slogan is "Water Wealth Contentment Health," which is emblazoned on a large downtown arch featured in local photographs and postcards.. A contest was run in 1911 to determine the slogan. The original winning slogan was: "Nobody's got Modesto's Goat".. The 2nd place entry was the final winner.. The motto is sometimes spoofed as "The land gets the water, the bankers get the wealth, the cows get contentment, and the farmers get the health"..Amtrak San Joaquins make 8 daily stops on the route between Oakland and Bakersfield, and 4 stops daily on the route between Sacramento and Bakersfield..Interstate 5 and California State Route 99 provide major highway access to Modesto..Cannery downtown produces food which is usually shipped to Sacramento and Fresno for transfer to rail or ship.. Ceres has a few cereal and snack factories in the area. There are several small steelworking companies in Modesto..Ceres' name may derive from the hypothetical Proto-Indo-European root *ker, meaning "to grow", which is also a possible root for many English words, such as "create", "cereal", "grow", "kernel", "corn", and "increase"..Lucy Locket lost her pocket,Kitty Fisher found it;Not a penny was there in it, Only ribbon around it..??? ????? ?????????????? ?? ????????? ??? ??? ?????????? ?? ?????...
Quote: Member of the Monocot family P-oaceae..are a large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants - also known as monocots, are one of 2 major groups of flowering plants (or angiosperms) that are traditionally recognized, the other being dicotyledons, or dicots. Monocot seedlings typically have 1 cotyledon (seed-leaf), in contrast to the 2 cotyledons typical of dicots..Many plants cultivated for their blooms are also from the monocot group, notably lilies, daffodils, irises, amaryllis, orchids, cannas, bluebells and tulips, one of the most noticeable traits is that a monocot's flower is trimerous, with the flower parts in threes or in multiples of three—having 3,6, or 9 Petals.. Many monocots also have leaves with parallel veins..Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, which lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter..A serial killer is, traditionally, a person who has murdered three or more people over a period of more than a month, with down time (a "cooling off period") between the murders..The motivation for serial killing is usually based on psychological gratification.. Most of the killings involve sexual contact with the victim, but the FBI states that motives for serial murder include "anger, thrill, financial gain, and attention seeking".. May be more likely to engage in fetishism, partialism or necrophilia, which are paraphilias that involve a strong tendency to experience the object..They were often abused..Many are fascinated with fire setting..They were frequently bullied or socially isolated as children or adolescents..A sample of 174 IQs of serial killers had a median IQ of 93; only serial killers who used bombs had an average IQ above the population mean..Children who do not have the power to control the mistreatment they suffer sometimes create a new reality to which they can escape..The FBI's Crime Classification Manual places serial killers into 3 categories... was a person of 16 or so,alone and uncommonly pretty.. She was slender and pale, and dressed in mourning, with a black bonnet under which she tucked back a straying twist of blond hair that the wind had teased loose. She had unusually dark brown eyes for one so fair; and within 15 minutes”- She was learning that if she pretended to be weak and frightened, and dabbed at her eyes with a lacy handkerchief, she could turn aside all manner of pressing questions...

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