Julia Campbell


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This is a video that I thought some of my GREEN Baby Boomers, out there, would like to see.

They say that there is no green house effect…

I say that they lied then and that they are still lying! When in truth, we are not getting closer to the sun…

We are ruining our planet…chopping down the forests and not replanting them, at an alarming rate. Still sucking up gases for transportation, still using aerosols, not using mass transportation.

How many of you, Baby Boomers thought that you would have to buy water because the water is so nasty from your tap that you don’t dare drink it.

The list is incredible of things we should and should not be doing.

The Arctic ice is melting faster than previously thought, according to new research. As a result, the fabled Northwest Passage may become a reality.

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World peace and green peace!

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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In LOS ANGELES, California, Paris Hilton arrived at court 10 minutes late Friday for a probation violation hearing at which a jail sentence was a possibility.

The heiress arrived in the back of a black sport utility vehicle and swept into the Metropolitan Courthouse with several men in suits, ignoring screams of photographers lining the route into a rear entrance.

Wearing a gray jacket and white shirt over black slacks and with a black headband on, she said nothing and appeared serious.

Prosecutors announced earlier they were asking the judge to sentence Hilton to 45 days in jail for allegedly violating the terms of her probation for an alcohol-related reckless driving conviction.

Prosecutors also were seeking to have Hilton ordered to avoid alcohol for 90 days, wear a monitoring device that would chart whether she complies, and have the suspension of her drivers license extended for an additional four months.

The celebrity case brought an unusual scene to the austere courthouse south of downtown in a commercial area. As if at a red carpet event, dozens of photographers and reporters lined up at the rear entrance. Yellow police tape substituted for velvet ropes.

TV trucks were parked nearby to beam the news worldwide and a helicopter hovered overhead. Extra sheriff’s deputies stood guard.

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Thank you AP News…
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Paris dear…never be late for court…the JUdge doesn’t like that, dear!!!

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

Police are looking for a man who may have been involved in the death of a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in a mountainous tourist area in the northern Philippines, officials said Thursday.

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Regional police chief Raul Gonzales said that a witness claimed he saw a man in the area of the shallow grave in Banaue township where Julia Campbell’s body was found on Wednesday, 10 days after she went missing. Police suspect foul play.

Senior Superintendent Pedro Ganir, police chief of Ifugao province, which includes Banaue, said the man was the husband of a woman who sold a Coca-Cola to Campbell before she headed off on a hike in the area’s famed mountainside rice terraces, a World Heritage site.

Ganir said investigators were looking into “robbery with homicide or rape with homicide,” although an autopsy on Campbell’s body has not yet been carried out.

He said officers also recovered her other belongings scattered near the body, including coins and clothes.

Jun Addug, a Banaue councilor, said the witness was a 13-year-old boy.

The man police are trying to find allegedly rushed down to a dry creek when he realized the boy had spotted him, municipal council member Jun Addug said after speaking with the teenager.

The boy, who did not see Campbell, later saw the same man going back up to the trail from the creek, Addug told The Associated Press by telephone from Banaue.

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The man has been missing since, Addug said.

President Gloria Magapagal Arroyo’s spokesman, Ignacio Bunye, said the government was cooperating with U.S. officials in the investigation.

“It is unfortunate that a committed and selfless person who has … obviously grown to love our country met a tragic end here,” Bunye said in a statement.

Soldiers searching for Campbell — a freelance journalist who had reported for The New York Times and other media organizations — found one of her feet sticking out from the shallow grave in the dry mountain creek in Banaue, famed for its mountainside rice terraces, a World Heritage site.

Army Maj. Gen. Rodrigo Maclang said soldiers reported the body was covered with soil, gravel and grass.

Campbell’s body, which was flown to Manila Thursday. A team of U.S. forensic pathologists based in Japan will arrive Saturday to observe the autopsy, said Geary Barias, chief of the police Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management.

Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter said Campbell, who was among 137 volunteers currently in the Philippines, “contributed greatly to the lives of Filipino citizens.”

“Julia was a proud member of the Peace Corps family, and she contributed greatly to the lives of Filipino citizens,” Tschetter said in a statement. He described her as “a dedicated and vibrant volunteer, who so loved this country.”

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He had traveled to the Philippines to join the search for Campbell, and he praised the local police effort to find her as “incredible.”

In a statement, Campbell’s family in Fairfax, Va., said she “lived a very full life.”

“She loved her family and friends and is much loved. She was passionate in her journalism reporting especially the stories involving people who were able to stand and address adversity or adverse situations,” the statement said.

“We have every confidence that the U.S. and Philippine authorities are conducting a thorough investigation into Julia’s untimely death.”

Campbell had been teaching English at the Divine Word College in Albay province’s Legazpi city, southeast of Manila, since October 2006.

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Thank you OLIVER TEVES, Associated Press Writer for this news breaking story…
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This brave young woman will be missed by not only her people but by those of the Philippeans as well.

She died as she lived, bold as life it’s self. It is better to have lived a moment, then then not to experienced life at all.

One of my favorite quotes is “if you have no regrets…then you have not lived your life.”

She was a giver, not a taker.

I send my thoughts and prayers to those are are saddened with her death and demise.

~The Baby Boomer Queen~