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Thursday, September 07, 2006


You know, the most compelling article in today's Post was about an Austrian girl who was kidnapped at age 10 by a stranger and held for eight years in his home until she escaped. Sometimes she was put into a pit beneath his house for days, deprived of food, and almost certainly mistreated. Can you even imagine? The world is a scary place.