Body of Missing 21 Year Old College Bound Student Lucius Robbi Headed from Idaho to the University of Montana

Sad conclusion to the story of missing college bound student Lucius Robbi.

21 year old Lucius Robbi  has been found dead in his vehicle after going missing more than a week ago while headed from Banks, Idaho, to the University of Montana to orientation. Robbi was last seen in Banks, Idaho, on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 . According to accounts, Lucius Robbi died in a car accident en route to the University of Montana.  As reported at The Missoulian, at 10:20 p.m., the Boise County sheriff confirmed to the Idaho Statesman that Robbi and his car had been found, and said a statement would be released by Custer County on Friday. He provided no further details.

Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of Lucius Robbi.

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Lucius Robbi -  Rest in Peace

 University of Montana student whose disappearance sparked a frantic, two-state search died in a car accident, a family friend said.

Lucius Robbi, 21, has been found dead after vanishing more than a week ago while headed from Banks, Idaho, to the University of Montana to attend orientation.

Few details surrounding his death have been released, but Holly Hayes, a family friend who had been helping coordinate the search, posted the grim news to the Finding Lucius Robbi Facebook Page:

“Thank you all for everything you’ve done Finding Lucius Robbi,” she wrote. “This evening he was found. He passed in a fatal car accident. My heart goes out to all who had the pleasure of knowing him and to all those who have been touched by him.”

On a Facebook page titled “Finding Lucius”:

“Thank you all for everything you’ve done Finding Lucius Robbi,” Hayes wrote. “This evening he was found. He passed in a fatal car accident and my heart goes out to all who had the pleasure of knowing him and to all those who have been touched by him.”

Koch Brothers Donate $25M to the United Negro College Fund … Sen. Harry Reid (NV-D) Was Unavailable for Comment

Because the mind is a terrible thing to waste, even though Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi do it on a daily basis

Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation, which are headed by Charles and David  Koch  have donated $25 million to the United Negro College Fund to create a new scholarship program that will help motivated and deserving students not just get to and through school, but to become our next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. Oh those evil Koch Brothers. What say you Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV-D), are you going to vilify the Koch brothers for this as well, like you do as a diversion to create a GOP bogeyman?

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The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, known best for shepherding big money to conservative causes and candidates, have given a $25 million grant to the United Negro College Fund, the organization announced Friday.

The money will come from Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation, which are headed by the brothers. Most of the money ($18.5 million) will go toward a scholarship program. The other $6.5 million is provided for general support to historically black colleges and universities and the UNCF, $4 million of which will be set aside for loan assistance.

The UNCF is the nation’s largest minority education group.

Just how much heat will Michael Lomax, UNCF president and chief executive, receive for the praising of the Koch brothers? He said, “UNCF is proud to announce this new scholarship program that will help motivated and deserving students not just get to and through school, but to become our next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs We are enormously grateful to Koch Industries and the Charles Koch Foundation for their long-standing support of UNCF and for helping to create new opportunities for earned success and a better future for our students.”

Statement from The United Negro College Fund:

The overarching goal of the UNCF/Koch Scholars Program is aimed at broadening educational opportunities so that aspiring African American students can better understand how entrepreneurship, economics, and innovation contribute to well-being for individuals, communities, and society. A key component of the program is based on research from UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, which found that an annual $5,000 scholarship dramatically increases UNCF’s recipients’ rate of retention and likelihood of completion. Those who graduate with a college degree are expected to earn $1 million more than their peers with a high school diploma over a lifetime. And 79 percent of college-educated African Americans actively participate in the labor force, 3 percentage points higher than Caucasians. Furthermore, multiple studies show that those who earn at least a bachelor’s degree have higher rates of employment, have greater lifetime earnings, are more civically-engaged, and are more likely to establish a college-going tradition in their families. The new program will dedicate $1 million to supporting research to help understand the drivers of success for students in college and beyond.

Charles Koch said, “Increasing well-being by helping people improve their lives has long been our focus.” He went on to say, “We have tremendous respect for UNCF and we are hopeful this investment will further its effectiveness in helping students pursue their dreams.” Just curious Harry Reid, Nanny Pelosi and Barack Obama, what have you really done for African-Americans in pursuing their dreams except keep them government dependent and under this administration more unemployed?

Since Democrats cannot blame GWB anymore and cannot run on Obamacare, the economy or foreign or domestic policy … its blame the Koch brothers 24/7.

The ball is in your court Harry Reid.

Three More Victims Identified After Elliot Rodger Deadly Killing Spree in Isla Vista, California … UCSB Students Cheng Yuan Hong, 20, George Chen, 19, and Weihan Wang, 20

Three more victims of the Elliot Rodger of the deadly killing spree have been identified. The three victims who were stabbed multiple times to death in unit No. 7 of a two-story, charcoal gray building on Seville Road have been identified as 20 year old Cheng Yuan Hong, 19 year old George Chen amd 20 year old Weihan Wang. The police state that Hong and Chen were listed as tenants at the apartment along with the 22 year old mass murderer Elliot Rodger. All three victims were students at the University of California Santa Barbara. Thirteen others were injured, some by gunfire and others by being hit by his vehicle. One was in serious condition at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

The three victims who were stabbed in the apartment of the man who unleashed a rampage in the college town of Isla Vista, California, were identified by authorities Sunday, two days after the violent spree.

The victims were identified as Cheng Yuan Hong, 20, and George Chen, 19, both of San Jose, and Weihan Wang, 20, of Fremont.

Authorities said that Hong and Chen were listed as tenants at the apartment of 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, who was suspected of causing the rampage. It was unclear if Wang was a roommate, too. All three were students at the University of California Santa Barbara.

 

Early today the three other shooting victims that were killed were ID’d,  22 year old Katie Cooper, 19 year old Veronika Weiss and Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez. All 6 victims in Isla Vista murdered were UCSB students. That fact that an individual with so many mental issues and for some time was not flagged some where along the line had legally purchased guns is troubling, and personally I am as pro-Second Amendment as it gets.

Hidden in Rodger’s bedroom were three guns purchased legally from licensed dealers in Goleta, Oxnard and Burbank, authorities said. They said Rodger used the guns and his black BMW to wreak havoc across a square mile of the quiet college town — running down cyclists and skateboarders, shooting through shop windows and exchanging fire with officers.

Elliot Rodger had wrote in his 141 page manifesto the details to his deranged plans that stated, “The first people I would have to kill are my two housemates, to secure the entire apartment for myself as my personal torture and killing chamber.” The psycho then went on to write that he would lure people into the apartment and kill them before an “ultimate showdown in the streets of Isla Vista.”

Surveillance Video from Santa Barbara Deli Shows Moment Mentally Disturbed Elliot Rodger Opened Fire Gunning Down 20 Year Old UCSB Student Christopher Martinez

Surveillance video from the IV Deli Mart,  one of ten locations around the University of California at Santa Barbara campus, where Elliot Rodger went on a bloody rampage, captures the very moment began shooting at innocent customers in the store. Sadly, 20 year old UCSB student Christopher Martinez was killed at the location.

The surveillance video obtained by CNN does not show the exact moment when a bullet struck the English major, ending his life, but it conveys a general sense of panic reigning inside the deli.

In the footage, several people are seen standing in line for the cash register waiting to pay for their purchases when Rodger opens fire off camera, sending bystanders diving for cover.

Mass Murder: Gunman and 6 Other Killed After Shooter Opened Fire in Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara Friday Night (Update: Elliot Rodger’s Retribution VIDEO … “I’ll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you.”)(Update: 140 Page Manifesto, “My Twisted World”)(Update: All Killed were UCSB Students)

SEVEN DEAD INCLUDING GUNMAN IN SHOOTINGS NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA …

Gunfire erupted last night  just before 9:30 p.m. PDT in the coastal college town of Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara as a gunman shot victims while he was inside his car, a black BMW. In the end, seven people were killed, including the gunman. It is not yet known whether the gunman’s wounds were self-inflicted or not. Also, seven victims were hospitalized and at least one of them had undergone surgery for life-threatening injuries as a result of the attacks.

A gunman and six others were killed and seven more injured when a shooter opened fire in the coastal college town of Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara Friday night, officials said.

The suspected gunman died of a gunshot wound to the head, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a Saturday morning news conference.

He could not confirm whether the gunshot was self-inflicted.

Seven victims were hospitalized and at least one of them had undergone surgery for life-threatening injuries, Brown said.

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CNN:

“Sheriff’s deputies responded and found several victims suffering from gunshot wounds. As sheriff’s deputies were attending to the victims and performing first aid, they were also receiving suspect information. Only minutes later, there were additional reports of shots fired in several other areas of Isla Vista,” Hoover said.

KEYT reported that “witnesses described seeing a black BMW speeding through the streets, spraying bullets at people and various targets.” Six minutes after the first emergency call, the suspected gunman traded fire with sheriff’s deputies, and the vehicle plowed into a parked vehicle, Hoover said.

The suspected gunman was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound, she said, adding that it wasn’t clear whether the death was self-inflicted or whether deputies killed the suspected gunman. A semiautomatic handgun was recovered, she said.

It appears the suspect acted alone, Hoover said.

UPDATE I: The LA Times reported that the attacks were a  series of drive-by shootings in Isla Vista area near UC Santa Barbara on Friday night left seven people dead.

The deadly shooting spree started at 9:27 p.m. in Isla Vista. As deputies were tending to the injured in the first round of shootings, reports of gunfire in several other areas of the college community were reported.

Six minutes after the first 911 call came in, the unidentified man began shooting at deputies, who returned fire. He fled and seconds later was spotted by another deputy, prompting another firefight.

He then took off down Del Playa Drive and crashed into a parked vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. When deputies approached the vehicle they discovered the man was dead and recovered a semi-automatic handgun.

He has been preliminary identified, but his name hasn’t been released pending positive identification, authorities said.

Timeline: Isla Vista Mass Shooting.

UPDATE II: Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department is reviewing as evidence a YouTube video in which 22-year-old Elliot Rodger declares his intention to “slay” residents of Isla Vista, the college neighborhood adjacent to Santa Barbara. The Blaze is reporting that speculation on the Internet suggests Rodger may be the son of Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger and stepson of Soumaya Akaaboune, from the cast of TV show ‘Les Vraies Housewives’.

In the video below, 22 year old Elliot Rodgers says he will have his revenge and retribution as he promises, “I will enter the hottest sorority house of UCSB. I will slaughter every single spoiled, stuck up blond slut I see inside there.”  Elliot Rodgers went on to promise to slaughter them like animals.

“I’ll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you. You will finally see that I am in truth the superior one the true alpha male.”

“After I’ve annihilated every single girl in the sorority house, I’ll take to the streets of Isla Vista and slay every single person I see there.”

“If I can’t have you, girls, I will destroy you.”

Warning: Mature content – Disturbing Video of  Elliot Rodgers’ Retribution

UPDATE III: Just in on Twitter from CBS News, Law enforcement source confirms that Isla Vista, Calif., shooting suspect has been identified as 22 year old Elliot Rodger

 Santa Barbara Mass Shooting ID’d as Son of ‘Hunger Games’ Second Unit Director Is Suspected Gunman,  Elliot Rodger.

The 22-year-old suspected gunman who killed at least six people and wounded seven others Friday night in Isla Vista appeared to have planned the violence and aired angry grievances in a YouTube “Retribution” video and a reported 140-page manifesto document

Rodger, who died of a gunshot wound in a BMW at the scene of the shootings, is the son of Hunger Games second unit director Peter Rodger.

The attorney for the Rodger family, Alan Shifman, confirmed by phone to The Hollywood Reporter that the family had contacted police about Elliot several weeks prior to the shooting. Shifman also said that the college student had been seeing a social worker and therapists recently.

UPDATE IV: Pics from Facebook … yeah looks like he had a real difficult life being the son of a Hollywood director.  Another kid of entitlement thinking he is entitled to anything he wants just because he is who he is, “And that’s just such an injustice because I am so magnificent. I deserve girls much more than all those slobs I see at my college.”

“I’m 22 years old and I’ve never had a girlfriend. I’m still a virgin. I’ve never had the pleasure of having sex with a girl, kissing a girl — I’ve never even held a girl’s hand. Hell, I don’t even have a young girl’s phone number in my cell phone,” he adds. “And that’s just such an injustice because I am so magnificent. I deserve girls much more than all those slobs I see at my college.”

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Father Peter Rodger’s Facebook page Warning Nudity.

UPDATE V: 140 Page Manifesto … “My Twisted World”

Wow really? If this mass killer was not already dead I would say after reading his manifesto to call a “Wahbuance”.

Elliott Rodger writes that at the age of 9 is when it all began to change and he went from a carefree childhood to his first frustration that would last for the rest of his life. Note to Elliott, you far from led the life that everyone else did and what you went through, all kids did. It is called growing up. I guess being provided BMW’s did not allow you to.

Sorry, but this punk was given everything.

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UPDATE VI: Surveillance Video from Santa Barbara Deli Shows Elliot Rodger Opened Fire Gunning Down 20 Year Old UCSB Student Christopher Martinez 

UPDATE VII: Three shooting victims identified, all UCSB students: Katie Cooper, 22, Veronika Weiss, 19, and Christopher Michael-Martinez, 20 … RIP

UPDATE VIII: Three More Victims Identified in wake of Elliot Rodger Deadly Killing Spree in Isla Vista, California … UCSB Students Cheng Yuan Hong, George Chen and Weihan Wang.

Three more victims of the Elliot Rodger of the deadly killing spree have been identified. The three victims who were stabbed multiple times to death in unit No. 7 of a two-story, charcoal gray building on Seville Road have been identified as 20 year old Cheng Yuan Hong, 19 year old George Chen amd 20 year old Weihan Wang. The police state that Hong and Chen were listed as tenants at the apartment along with the 22 year old mass murderer Elliot Rodger. All three victims were students at the University of California Santa Barbara. Thirteen others were injured, some by gunfire and others by being hit by his vehicle. One was in serious condition at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

21 Year Old University of Cincinnati Student Brogan Dulle 5/18/14 in Cincinnati, OH (Update: Video Shows Missing College Student Looking for Phone)(Update: Found Deceased – VIDEO)(Update: Found hanged in building basement)

21 year old University of Cincinnati student Brogan Dulles has been missing since Sunday, May 18, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Brogan Dulles was last seen early Sunday morning in Clifton Heights at The St. Clair and Mac’s Pizza Pub. Dulle was last seen wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants between 179 East Mcmillan and 205 West McMillan.  According to the police report,  Brogan Dulle was last seen early Sunday morning when he left his East McMillan apartment to try to find his missing cellphone. A missing persons report was filed when Dulle did not show up for work at Mercy HealthPlex and Turpin Hills swim clubs where he is a swim coach and the family and friends could not contact him.

Brogan’s family has set up a Facebook page to help raise awareness and find Brogan Dulle.

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Brogan Dulle was last seen early Sunday. He had been hanging out in Clifton Heights at The St. Clair and Mac’s Pizza Pub, according to a release.  At about 2 a.m. as he was heading back to his apartment, Dulle realized he didn’t have his cellphone and decided to retrace his steps. He never returned home.

Dulle is 6 feet tall, weighs 145 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes. He wears glasses.

Police, family looking for missing UC student.

Volunteers like Dave Rader with the Ohio chapter of Texas EquuSearch said he wants to help out.

“We actually seen it on the news and you know it just seemed like the kind of kid that just wouldn’t up and walk away and I felt like we had to do something,” Rader said.

Rader said he and his group cannot officially help search until the Cincinnati Police Department gives him the green light, but he’s ready to go when called upon and will at least give the family guidance on how to conduct searches.

“We’ve got trained professionals to go out with the search teams to show them what to do and what not to do,” said Rader.

“We would like to thank everyone who has searched, posted, shared or tweeted in our efforts to find Brogan, including those who love him and know what a wonderful and caring young man he is. We also want to thank the many complete strangers who are working so hard to help find Brogan,” Dulle’s family said in a statement.

UPDATE I:  Video shows missing man looking for phone.

Cincinnati police said they have video that shows a missing man shortly after he left his apartment.

Assistant Chief James Whalen said a man investigators believe is Brogan Dulle, 21, was seen on video near his apartment around 2 a.m. Sunday apparently searching for his cellphone in the street. He was carrying a light of some sort to help see better, Whalen said.

UPDATE II: Volunteers continue to search for missing University of Cincinnati student Brogan Dulle.

Friends and family members of the UC sophomore handed out fliers at a booth at the Taste of Cincinnati Saturday afternoon.

“We always hope, try to stay positive,” volunteer Janelle Maxwell said. “It’s just getting harder and harder as the days go, because there’s nothing, no leads, no nothing.”

They said they plan on being at the food festival all weekend in hopes of getting new tips about Dulle’s whereabouts.

“It’s possible he could be out here or someone here could have seen him, so this is a really, really important spot to be to just get the word out,” volunteer Darla Maxwell said.

UPDATE III: FBI joins search for missing Brogan Dulle.

A family spokeswoman says the FBI is now involved in the search for missing University of Cincinnati student Brogan Dulle.

If you have any information or tips about Brogan Dulle’s whereabouts, please contact Cincinnati District 4 Police at 513-765-1212 or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

UPDATE IV: The Cincinnati Police Chief confirms Brogan Dulle was found dead in a building close to his apartment Monday night.

 

The body of Brogan Dulle has been found in a vacant part of a building next door to where he lived.  The death is believed to have been self-inflicted; however, the coroner has not made a final determination of death. Tragic, just tragic. Our prayers go out the to family and friends of Brogan Dulle. Rest in Peace.

The Cincinnati Police Chief has confirmed Brogan Dulle was found dead in a building close to his apartment Monday night. Police were called shortly after 9p.m. Monday evening to a building on East McMillan between Maplewood and Paris St. The 911 call came from the landlord of the building where Dulle was found. Chief Blackwell described the initial call appearing to be a, “burglary in progress.” Upon further investigation by police they were able to determine there was a deceased male in the building. Local 12′s Curtis Jackson asked Chief Blackwell and the Hamilton County Coroner, Dr. Lakshmi Samarco, if the death appeared suspicious. Blackwell responded, “At this point obviously he’s been missing for seven days. So we think it appears, at this point, emphasis on it appears right now at this point, self inflicted.”

UPDATE V: Missing University of Cincinnati sophomore Brogan Dulle found hanged in building basement.

A University of Cincinnati sophomore missing for more than one week was found hanging in a commercial building next door to his apartment Monday evening, a bottle of wine and a crowbar on the ground next to his body, police said.

The landlord of the medical supplies building next door found a male intruder in the building’s basement, she told police in an emergency call, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Students at George Mason University Give Us Pause to Worry About the Future … How Can Kids in College be This Uninformed?

CLUELESS IN AMERICA …

MRCTV’s Dan Joseph quizzed students on campus at George Mason University asking them such questions as who sings the hit song “Happy” and what Benghazi is and why it’s currently in the news. Of course they had no problem with answering the question about music; however, it was a bit more of a challenge to do the same about Benghazi. Sad. No, this is pathetic. Sorry, but how can you not know what Benghazi is?

Liberals, Mission Accomplished.

Haverford College Commencement Speaker William G. Bowen Blastes Student Protestors’ Approach as Both “Immature” and “Arrogant”

College commencement speaker blasts students for intolerance as “Immature” and “Arrogant”.

At the commencement speech on Sunday at Haverford College, William G. Bowen, the former president of Princeton, used the occasion to slam the students who had mounted a campaign against another speaker who had been scheduled to appear but withdrew amid the controversy. To their faces, he called the intolerant 40 or so radical leftist students and three radical professors who had forced an honorary degree recipient to withdraw from the event “immature and arrogant” to the standing ovation of the graduates.

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In a surprising move, a commencement speaker at Haverford College on Sunday used the celebratory occasion to deliver a sharp rebuke to students who had mounted a campaign against another speaker who had been scheduled to appear but withdrew amid the controversy.

William G. Bowen, former president of Princeton and a nationally respected higher education leader, called the student protestors’ approach both “immature” and “arrogant” and the subsequent withdrawal of Robert J. Birgeneau, former chancellor of the University of California Berkeley, a “defeat” for the Quaker college and its ideals.

Bowen’s remarks to an audience of about 2,800 that gave him a standing ovation added a new twist to commencement speaker controversies playing out increasingly on college campuses across the nation. Bowen faced no opposition, but chose to defend a fellow speaker who was targeted, calling the situation “sad” and “troubling.”

Bowen also blasted the senior student organizer: who called the withdrawal of Robert J. Birgeneau from the commencement a minor victory.

Bowen also took aim at one of the student leaders of the protests, graduating senior Michael Rushmore, who called Birgeneau’s withdrawal from commencement “a minor victory.

“It represents nothing of the kind,” Bowen asserted. “In keeping with the views of many others in higher education, I regard this outcome as a defeat, pure and simple, for Haverford – no victory for anyone who believes, as I think most of us do, in both openness to many points of view and mutual respect.”

Political Correctness Has Jumped the Shark … Hump Day Camel now Considered Racist & Racially Insensitive

Political Correctness Has Jumped the Shark Camel … WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THE COUNTRY I GREW UP IN: PC EDITION.

The latest absurd PC reaction comes from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and their “HUMP DAY” event. A group of students had planned to bring a camel to the “Hump” day event; however, the event was canceled.  Some clueless students thought that bringing a camel would be considered racist and offensive and racially insensitive to Middle Eastern cultures. I think all I have to say to both sides is grow a set. It’s a frigging camel you so-called college educated fools. Hump Day, camel’s hump, get the connection? Maybe the RHA should have brought to the event a Humpback whale, or Quasimodo or Igor from Young Frankenstein? But some how I think the subtlety would be lost on the ignorant or some one would have been offended by individuals with humps.

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Enough is enough, I am sick and tired of running everyday life over who might be offended. Newsflash, there will always be some one that will be offended by something. Imagine if we never produced a drug to help people survive with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol and any other malady because of the side affects harmed just one person? Ever take a look at any drug and the long list of side affects? That is what PC has become in the United States. You know what is offensive, kidnapping girls and forcing Islam upon them and selling them into sex slavery, honor killing and sentencing a pregnant Christian woman to death by hanging for leaving Islam. THAT’S OFFENSIVE!!!

BTW, no one seemed to find the used of a bull or a pie eating contest at the Southern Hospitality event. How offensive, are you saying people from the South are obese and are rednecks who just ride mechanical bulls like in the movie Urban Cowboy? But I guess that is different.

The “Hump Day” event, put on by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), was supposed to be “a petting zoo type of atmosphere” in which students could hang out and take photos with a live camel. According to Aaron Macke, the group’s advisor, the camel is owned by a local vendor and trained for special events.

But the event was subsequently cancelled after students took to Facebook to proclaim their concerns. The students said they were concerned about the money spent on bringing the camel to campus—around $500—and the implication that it would be racially insensitive to Middle Eastern cultures.

The Facebook group called “Protest Hump DAAAAAAY!” had more than 100 RSVP’d attendees before it was deleted on Wednesday.

“RHA’s goal in programming is to bring residents together in a fun and safe environment where all people can enjoy themselves,” RHA president Lindsay Goodwin said in a statement on RHA’s Facebook page. “It appears however, this program is dividing people and would make for an uncomfortable and possibly unsafe environment for everyone attending or providing the program. As a result, RHA has decided to cancel the event.”

GET REAL!!! I guess you are going to tell is that the GEICO “Guess what day it is” Hump day commercial is racist and culturally insensitive as well? Come on folks, is this the kind of people that we are breading in colleges today? No one had a picture of Allah and placed it in urine or spread feces on it. No one burned a Koran. No one had a scene of Allah with a camel in a compromising position. All those would be considered offensive. However, when the same things are done with Jesus Christ or the Virgin Mary, it is called free speech art.

Hot Air Balloon Catches Fire at Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival in Virginia … Pilot and Two Passengers Missing (Update: Two Bodies Recovered, One Still Missing)(Update: Third Body Found)

TRAGEDY …

A pilot and two passengers are missing after fiery hot air balloon crash in Virginia at the Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival Friday night at about 8 pm in Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA. Authorities are saying that the balloon’s gondola caught fire after it hit a power line. According to witnesses, after the balloon erupted into flames, there were screams for help, then explosions.  Search efforts were hampered by darkness and the heavily wooded area.  Two members of the University of Richmond women’s basketball staff  were aboard the balloon. One victim is being identified as Natalie Lewis, the director of basketball operations for the Richmond Spiders. The balloon captain was ID’s as Dan Kirk.

Due to the terrible incident, the remainder of the Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival has been cancelled.

Two members of the University of Richmond women’s basketball staff were passengers on a hot air balloon that crashed in Virginia Friday night, CBS News has confirmed.

One victim, Natalie Lewis, was the director of basketball operations for the Richmond Spiders. Her parents arrived in Richmond Saturday from their hometown of Buffalo, New York, CBS News’ Mark Albert reports.

Friends of the balloon captain, Dan Kirk, called him a true ambassador to the sport of hot air ballooning.

The balloon’s basket caught fire after touching a power line near Doswell, Virginia, north of Richmond, the state capital.

UPDATE I: 2 bodies found, 1 missing after hot air balloon burns.

More than 100 state troopers and deputies searched for the third occupant of a hot air balloon that crashed in flames at a Virginia balloon festival, killing the other two people on board, state police said Saturday.

Witnesses captured photographs of the balloon after it drifted into power lines, burst into flames Friday night and crashed into the countryside about 25 miles north of Richmond. Some reported seeing two people either jump or fall from the basket at a dizzying height.

The bodies were found about 1,500 yards apart in a heavily wooded area, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Saturday afternoon.

UPDATE II: Third body found after hot air balloon Crash.

Authorities have found the remains of the third occupant of the hot air balloon that burst into flames at a Virginia festival, police said Sunday.

Now investigators are trying to determine what made the balloon drift into power lines, catch fire and crash, killing the pilot and two passengers.

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