In the third round of Burger Battle 2017, we sent teams of three judges to try three burgers at each joint. Not three burgers apiece, although a couple of judges would have gone for that.
The results were telling. One place is definitely on a roll. There’s another that’s having a good-luck streak — or, rather, its competitors have combined for a bad-luck streak. And there is a former champ that has made it to the Final Four — our only former champ to do so — but is showing some vulnerability.
Although there were only four match-ups, there’s a lot to get to. So here we go …
(2) Fuego Burger vs. (5) Swiss Pastry Shop
When you get to the Elite Eight round of any bracket, you can’t afford a stumble. After a tremendous burger in the previous round, Swiss Pastry Shop had an uncharacteristic one against Fuego Burger.
On Dec. 26, 1900, the ship Hesperus, captained by James Harvey, was traveling to the lighthouse at Eliean Mor, an uninhabited island that was part of the Flannan Islands located in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The lighthouse keepers were the only folks meant to be present on the island; in fact, the Hesperus was actually transporting a replacement lighthouse keeper, Joseph Moore, to Eliean Mor.
When they arrived, however, the lighthouse was empty.
A horn blast and a flare sent up to alert the lighthouse keepers to their arrival went unanswered — and when Moore actually made landfall and arrived at the lighthouse itself, he found the door unlocked. Several oil skin coats near the door were missing; there was a partially eaten meal and an overturned chair in the kitchen; and
Barbara Miller has been missing for 25 years. (The Charley Project)Candy Woodall | firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNBURY — Sunbury Police Chief Timothy S. Miller that on Wednesday he searched the former home of Barbara E. Miller, who has been missing for 29 years and presumed dead, and on Thursday searched a pond.
“I’m just following leads,” he said of the searches that were part of the investigation into Miller’s homicide.
The chief , who is not related to the victim, said Thursday that he’d found potential evidence in the Miller’s former home in the 200 block of Penn Street that has been sent to a lab.
And on Thursday, a 55-gallon drum was recovered from a fresh water pond off state Route 45 between Lewisburg and Montandon, he said. New Cumberland River Rescue personnel assisted in the recovery.
These disturbing clues are baffling. In all five cases, leads went cold, and the person was never found.
1. The Romance Novel
On the morning of August 4, 1981, 20-year old Cynthia Anderson went to work at a law firm in Toledo, Ohio, where she was employed as a legal secretary.
Later in the day, her employers realized she had vanished. Her car was parked outside but her car keys and purse were missing. A romance novel was on her desk, open to a scene where the heroine is abducted at knifepoint.
There have been many other theories about what happened to Cynthia. Police received an anonymous tip that Cynthia was being held against her will in the basement of a white house. Then, one of the attorneys at Cynthia’s firm was involved in drug dealing and went to prison. Both these facts drummed up
For nearly two decades, she was the woman on Bolt Mountain.
Her body had lay, hidden, at an abandoned mine site on the mountain until 1993. Hunters found her skull then, leading police to her skeleton and the rest: her dirt-covered sweater and flared slacks, her high-heeled clogs and the ring that would help identify her in 2017.
Her body yielded little evidence of who she had been, but detectives were able to get a miniscule DNA sample.
Last week, Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Larry Lilly had positively learned the identity of the woman whose remains had mystified investigators since 1993.
Her name was Margaret Dodd.
Now, Lilly, along with West Virginia State Police Sgt. R.A. Daniel and retired Beckley Police Department Detective Bureau Chief Frank Pack, the original investigator of Dodd’s abduction, are looking for Dodd’s murderer.
“This is a big step in the case,” said Lilly. “But the biggest step is still there,
BURLINGTON CITY — A retired police officer is re-examining decades-old evidence and looking for any new tips in the 43-year-old disappearance of a local teenager.
Michael D’Alesio, a retired member of the Willingboro Township Police Department, has volunteered his time as an investigator in the cold case of Margaret Ellen Fox, who went missing in 1974 at the age of 14, according to the Burlington City Police Department.
D’Alesio met with current and former members of the Burlington City Police Department Tuesday to discuss the case, and the importance of picking it up after so many years.
“If this woman is alive, somewhere somehow this newscast will get to her, someone is going to see it,” D’Alesio said, according to NBC 10.