Written by administrator on August 4th, 2012
‘She said Drew had told her he was going to kill her’
News from Chicago Tribune:
Kathleen Savio’s sister glared at Drew Peterson from the witness stand Friday. Later, her face and voice tightened as she recalled learning from Peterson that her sister was dead.
But in sharing a conversation she had with Savio just six weeks before her drowning, Anna Marie Doman spoke calmly and without emotion, like someone who had told the story time and again.
“She was afraid,” Doman said. “She said Drew had told her he was going to kill her. She wasn’t going to make it to the divorce settlement, and she wasn’t going to get his pension or the kids.”
After two years of court battles over the issue, it was the first hearsay statement heard by jurors in Peterson’s murder trial, allowing Savio to speak from beyond the grave.
As she described talking with Savio in her Romeoville home in 2004, Doman testified that Savio extracted a promise to take care of her kids, a vow Doman acknowledged she had failed to act upon.
“She made me promise over and over that I was going to take care of the boys,” Doman said. “She said, ‘I want you to say it — you’ll take care of my kids.’”
After a misstep by a defense attorney, Doman also was allowed to testify about a previously excluded statement — that Peterson had told Savio he would kill her and make it look like an accident.
“She has said that on many occasions,”…………… continues on Chicago Tribune
At arm’s length: Do digital devices make us miss the action we are recording …
News from Washington Post:
LONDON — Matthew Driller was holding a navy umbrella, blocking the view of spectators standing five deep and waiting to see the Olympic women’s cycling road race flash past. The police came by, signifying that the leaders were closing. The crowd leaned in. “Don’t worry,” Driller said. “I’ll move it before they come.”
He did, and the first thing Jane Armston did was raise her camera, trading one obstruction for another. And understandably so: She needed to capture an image.
“It’s just to have to say you were there and show people you were there,” she said.
At the Olympics, it’s a scene repeated hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of times a day.
We can film anything today, from anywhere, by simply extending our arm and aiming a device at the subject of interest. Then, almost as quickly, we can beam those images to the world. But is this progress? Are we starting to experience things through miniature screens rather than actually living them by being there? We are taking pictures, but we are distancing ourselves even further from the things we are taking pictures of?
“We’ve definitely passed a new stage in our world,” says Fred Ritchin, a professor of photography and imaging at New York University and the author of “After Photography,” a book about how the digital world has changed visual perception. “It’s evolutionary. P…………… continues on Washington Post
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