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Guilford College News in Brief

Katherine Calvin presents on “The Brit Abroad”

Guilford College took a trip back in time on Wednesday, Jan. 24 when Visiting Lecturer in Art History Katherine Calvin gave a lecture entitled “The Brit Abroad: Travel in Portraiture and Landscape, 1750-1815.” Calvin’s presentation focused on the evolution of British art over time. This semester, Calvin is teaching two art classes at Guilford, “Introduction to Visual Arts” and “Arts of Asia, Africa and the Americas.” Aside from her work at Guilford, Calvin is a Ph.D. candidate and graduate teaching fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Guilford Hosts Blood Drive

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, an independent, locally managed, nonprofit community blood center, gave Guilford students, faculty and staff the opportunity to save up to three lives by donating blood at the Guilford College Community Blood Drive held on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Kristen Poteat,

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Guilford College News in Brief – The Guilfordian

Katherine Calvin presents on “The Brit Abroad”

Guilford College took a trip back in time on Wednesday, Jan. 24 when Visiting Lecturer in Art History Katherine Calvin gave a lecture entitled “The Brit Abroad: Travel in Portraiture and Landscape, 1750-1815.” Calvin’s presentation focused on the evolution of British art over time. This semester, Calvin is teaching two art classes at Guilford, “Introduction to Visual Arts” and “Arts of Asia, Africa and the Americas.” Aside from her work at Guilford, Calvin is a Ph.D. candidate and graduate teaching fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Guilford Hosts Blood Drive

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, an independent, locally managed, nonprofit community blood center, gave Guilford students, faculty and staff the opportunity to save up to three lives by donating blood at the Guilford College Community Blood Drive held on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Kristen Poteat,

Read more at: https://www.guilfordian.com/news/2018/02/02/guilford-college-news-in-brief-4/

Lane Bryant Murders: Last Piece Of Case’s Puzzle Needed, Cops Say

TINLEY PARK, IL — For many longtime Tinley Park residents, arguably one of the darkest days the village has lived through was Feb. 2, 2008. That’s when six women were shot — five fatally — inside the Lane Bryant store at the Brookside Marketplace shopping center at 191st Street and Harlem Avenue. A decade later, the killer remains at large, and no arrests have been made or charges filed in the slayings. But investigators say that could change if they uncover one, final piece to the puzzle of this unsolved crime.

Over the years, the Lane Bryant tragedy hasn’t been an event that solely defines Tinley Park as a community. But the memories of the horrific incident still linger like shadows in the corners of residents’ minds. And every February, those shadows swell into a roiling, grim stormfront of rememberances that spreads across the village as individuals mark that awful

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Cold case: Dearborn Heights police reinvestigate unsolved 1992 murder of 21-year-old man

Having an unsolved murder is a rarity in a quiet bedroom community like Dearborn Heights.

But the 26-year-old case of Eddie Hollman’s death is one police never have been able to solve.

That might be changing now as detectives recently decided to reinvestigate the homicide in hopes that someone will come forward with information.

In the early morning hours of May 3, 1992, Hollman was strangled in the basement of the family’s house in the 20400 block of Williamsburg.

The murder took place while his parents, Ted and Gina Hollman, attended Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dearborn. Police said the 21-year-old was strangled with a pair of his own sweatpants by someone who entered the residence after his parents left for church at about 6:45 a.m.

When they returned to the red brick house in the River Oaks subdivision about 50 minutes later, Gina Hollman found her son lying on the basement carpet

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Prayer service set for Lane Bryant victims slain a decade ago

A prayer service will be held Friday at Tinley Park ‘s St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr Church for the five women slain a decade ago inside a Lane Bryant store in the village.

The non-denominational remembrance will begin at noon at the church, 17500 S. 84th Ave.

The women were killed Feb. 2, 2008, and the case remains unsolved.

The store had just opened for business that day, which was a Saturday, when a man posing as a delivery driver entered the store and engaged the women inside the store in conversation, according to police,

ELPS Private Detective Agency’s President, Jeff Stein, was inducted …

Jan. 20, 2018 / PRZen / WEST CHESTER, Pa. — ELPS Private Detective Agency announced today that Jeff Stein, President of ELPS was inducted as a member of the Vidocq Society on January 18, 2018. Stein said “this is an honor and a privilege to be accepted into the elite society dedicated to solving cold case homicide cases”.

When the Society was founded in 1990, the original bylaws called for 82 Vidocq Society Members, one for each year of Vidocq’s life. The mission of the Vidocq Society is to act as a catalyst and provide pro bono assistance to law enforcement agencies to aid them in solving cold case homicides. The Vidocq Society is Non-Profit 501c(3) Corporation.

Eugène François Vidocq was an 18th century French crook-turned-cop. As a fugitive from French justice, he first offered his services as a police spy and informer. Later, he became so successful at catching

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ELPS Private Detective Agency’s President, Jeff Stein, was inducted into the Vidocq Society

Jan. 20, 2018 / PRZen / WEST CHESTER, Pa. — ELPS Private Detective Agency announced today that Jeff Stein, President of ELPS was inducted as a member of the Vidocq Society on January 18, 2018. Stein said “this is an honor and a privilege to be accepted into the elite society dedicated to solving cold case homicide cases”.

When the Society was founded in 1990, the original bylaws called for 82 Vidocq Society Members, one for each year of Vidocq’s life. The mission of the Vidocq Society is to act as a catalyst and provide pro bono assistance to law enforcement agencies to aid them in solving cold case homicides. The Vidocq Society is Non-Profit 501c(3) Corporation.

Eugène François Vidocq was an 18th century French crook-turned-cop. As a fugitive from French justice, he first offered his services as a police spy and informer. Later, he became so successful at catching

Read more at: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3629674

Historic marker placed for boy found in box 6 decades ago in Philadelphia

The ceremony started with a prayer to honor a little boy found six decades ago dead in a box, and left on the side of Susquehanna Road.

And still to this day, no one knows who he is or exactly what happened.

But now no one will ever be able to forget it, thanks to an historic marker made possible by Eagle Scout Nicholas Kerschbaum of Troop 522 in Wilmington.

Eagle Scout Nicholas Kerschbaum said, “Four to six-years-old, his life was taken and it shouldn’t happen like that.”

Kerschbaum needed an Eagle Scout service project.

He could have picked anything but became familiar with the case of what’s now known as “America’s Unknown Child” through his father, a former Philadelphia cop.

“He tossed me the idea and I looked into it, reading about the boy himself,” Kershbaum said.

It was back in 1957, two Philadelphia police officers responded to a call of a body in a box.

The

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