Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Holloway back in the news

Beth Holloway-Twitty and Alabama Gov. Bob Riley have called for a 'nationwide travel boycott of Aruba' due to their belief that the country's government has not done enough to find Natalee Holloway. If you recall, the teenaged Natalee went missing after a night of alcohol induced fun and excitement. A number of people have been questioned about the girl's disappearance but no arrests have been made. Natalee's mother, Beth, isn't happy.

The Associated Press reports, "(Beth Holloway-Twitty) contends Aruban authorities have failed to adequately investigate the possible murder of her daughter, who was with a Dutch teenager and two Surinamese brothers on the night she disappeared."

I have empathy for the mother; however, the amount of coverage this issue has received is beyond reproach. Let's take a look at the bigger picture.

A simple Google search for missing children from Alabama turned up about 163,000 results; including the Alabama Department of Public Safety which lists 15 children with loved ones looking for them. Then, of course, there are the nearly 70 adults missing from the state of Alabama.

Do you suppose the parents, family and friends of these missing people wish the state's governor would help them out? Sure they do. Do you think Greta "more botox please" Van Susteren has helped them any? I doubt it.

Have you heard of Abigail Louise Angel? The six-year-old has been missing since 2001. Surely FoxNews and CNN did an expose on her and the alleged abduction by her biological mother? Gov. Riley must have initiated a nation-wide call for assistance and I'm positive the FBI is helping.

The point is, the abduction and exploitation of individuals is a major problem across the United States. What is being done for the families desparate to find their loved ones?

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