December 8, 2007 at 4:30 p.m. while playing Dead or Alive (a fighting game) on XBox 360 with her dad:
Bug: “Stop ‘effing’ hitting me!”
December 8, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. while standing in freezing rain watching towing service changing flat tire:
Mom: “You have a Lite-Brite in the back of your Jimmy???”
Bug: “Sure, doesn’t everyone?”
Received from Bug via text message on December 7, 2007 at 12:01 p.m.
“I don’t want you getting blown up! What’s going on? Is it a for real threat?”
Sent by Mom via text message on December 7, 2007 at 12:02 p.m.
“Bomb squad and dog here. We’re pretty sure this office is safe.”
Received from Bug via text message on December 7, 2007 at 12:03 p.m.
“Yes, but when a bomb explodes it doesn’t jut stay in one place!”
Received via text message on December 7, 2007 @ 11:57 a.m.
“A lady at the bus stop says Parkland closed because of a bomb threat?!?”
Parkland College uses dog to hunt for explosives
By Anne Cook
Friday December 7, 2007
CHAMPAIGN – Parkland College officials brought in a bomb-detection dog this afternoon after finding a threatening note suggesting explosives were on school grounds.
By mid-afternoon, 17 officers had cleared four of 10 major college areas, and the search was expected to continue into the night, said Police Chief Von Young. He said the college plans to open for business Saturday. Officials evacuated students and staff members late this morning after finding the note they determined to be a “credible threat.”
Young said two students found the note near the library in the college’s X-Wing about 9:15 a.m. today. They gave it to police. The college’s crisis management team convened and the evacuation began about 10:30 a.m.
Young declined to reveal contents of the note because of the continuing investigation.
He said he and Champaign and University of Illinois police have cooperation agreements, and he contacted the UI-based bomb squad with the dog for help.
“With the assistance of the bomb unit, we’ve been able to do thorough checks, even the difficult areas with the help of the dog,” Young said.
He said 13 Parkland officers and four UI officers conducted the search.
Friday was Parkland’s last day of classes before semester examinations next week.
“We’re going room to room, wing to wing, door to door,” Young said. “This is my sixth year and this is the first time we’ve had a bomb threat. I have no theory about why this is happening. Who knows?”
Received via text message on December 3, 2007 at 9:10 a.m.
“Holy God, the bus was on time and I nearly missed it!”
Ah…the joys of public transportation.
Received via text message on December 1, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. in response to my query as to whether she was driving in the ice storm.
“Don’t worry. I’m safe at home killing zombies!”
Received via text message on December 1, 2007 at 12:06 p.m. during our first ice storm of the season.
“So have I told you how buying a 4 wheel drive truck was about the best idea ever? Excepting that it has little to no turning radius in 4 wheel drive, it’s fantastic! And no, I am not spinning donuts.”