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…Death Penalty, Expedited!

Here is yet another reason to expedite the death penalty for these sons-of-bitches:

TAMPA, Fla. — The convicted sex offender accused of killing a 13-year-old girl, then dumping her body in a pond was caught trying to dig out of his jail cell, officials said.

David Onstott, 36, was found scratching on the concrete wall near the floor of his cell early Saturday with a metal towel holder he had apparently pried off a desk, said Hillsborough County sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie Carter.

He had only scraped about a quarter of an inch into the concrete, she said. He was later moved to another cell in the jail.

I wonder what this scum was thinking when he did this?  Did he want to harm another child?  Or was he worried that Bubba was coming to see him later?  Or just worried that he’d be dying in a matter of time for the horrific crime he committed?

Police said Onstott confessed to choking Sarah Lunde after getting into an argument with the girl at her Ruskin home in April. Her partially clothed body was found a week after she disappeared in an abandoned fish pond about a half-mile from her home.

Onstott is charged with first-degree murder and attempted sexual battery. He has pleaded not guilty. He served 5 1/2 years in prison for a 1995 rape and was arrested in March on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.

Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty.

Here’s another loser, a child predator, a sex offender who ADMITTED that he killed a child (and trying to escape prison!!).  But he’s allowed to enter a plea of not guilty?  I think when they admit they did it, someone should take them around back and shoot them in the head - no prison escapes, no threat to society after that.  And no more tax dollars spent on low life scum loser assholes who do not deserve to live after snuffing out the life of a child.

<soapbox> Based on the outcomes of cases and cases of repeat offenders, they cannot be rehabilitated.  Why do we continue to allow these damaged goods to get out of jail the first time?  …the second time?  Does it truly take the death of a child for our society to learn of the dangers these monsters possess and to take them off the street? </soapbox>


Every Day with Rachael Ray & Other RR Musings

Launching August 30, 2005, Rachael Ray’s new magazine will be distributed on newsstands!  "Every Day with Rachael Ray" will be published by the Reader’s Digest Association in partnership with Rachael Ray.  When in full publication in 2006, the magazine will be published 10 times per year.

What, might you ask will be in her magazine?  Okay, most of us would presume recipes and food, right?  Right.  But the publication will incorporate recipes, entertaining and food destinations. The cover price will be $3.99.

Kitty Morgan, former senior editor at American Express Publishing’s Departures will serve as editor, while designer Lucy Sisman, who worked on Condé Nast’s Allure and Fairchild Publications’ Details, will be design director. Overseeing the business side will be Reader’s Digest vp, publishing director Laura McEwen.

"Rachael’s high-energy style, down-to-earth approach and passion for food attract millions of fans to her TV shows and cookbooks," said Eric Schrier, president of Reader’s Digest North America and Global editor in chief. "Couple that with our publishing know-how and expertise in food, home and family, and we have the recipe for an exciting breakthrough food magazine. "

Ray is best known as the host of the Food Network program, 30 Minute Meals, and is the author of several cookbooks, including Rachael Ray’s 30-Minute Get Real Meals and Rachael Ray Best Eats in Town on $40 a Day.

I, for one, am looking forward to her magazine - I’m a magazine junkie by nature, and this will be no exception to that.  I’m always looking for new, simple recipes and she seems to have this mastered.  I also like the way her cookbooks are written, and I’m pretty certain she will have a lot of creative input in order to leave her mark.  It’ll be something to settle into Fall with.

Two other tidbits I’ve read about with regard to Rachael Ray:  I heard her dog, Boo, died while at the vet’s office.  She was very attached to her dog, so I’m sure it hit her pretty hard.  Lastly, I heard that her wedding to John Cusimano of the band "The Cringe" will more than likely take place in the Fall, in Tuscany.  I just had to get those last couple of items in here for you die hard RR fans!