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Anonymous letter claims Rainwalker still alive

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UPDATED: Anonymous letter claims Rainwalker still alive

By DON LEHMAN

An anonymous letter sent to media around the region that claims that missing 12-year-old Jaliek Rainwalker is alive and was “picked up” on Route 40 is being investigated by police.

The Post-Star received the typewritten letter on Wednesday, as did at least two Albany television stations. Cambridge-Greenwich Police and State Police requested the letter to check it for fingerprints and other evidence and The Post-Star, WTEN-TV Channel 10 and Capital News 9 have turned them over, State Police said.

The letter, which contained no return address and was postmarked “Westchester, NY.,” reads:

“Jaliek still alive

Needed a foot soldier for this war on drugs

Picked him up Rt 40 Post 30

He’s ok

No fake

He says asks his Mama and Papa

Who are the macaronni (sic) family?

My cat name diamond?

Why does Franti yell fire?

Don’t try to look we are not there.”

Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief George Bell said police were looking into the significance of the statements, but it was unclear early Thursday what they meant.

http://www.poststar.com/articles/2008/01/31/news/latest/doc47a1e848bc9de368935390.txt

Written by Kim

January 31, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Florida Primary Today

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Big day for the Republican candidates, not so much for the Dems. 

So the question is …how will Rudy do?  He’s been vacationing campaigning in Florida for months now.  Will it pay off?  I don’t think it will.  I think Rudy’s plan will backfire.  Who advised him to make this strategic move anyway? 

Moral of the story: Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket, they’ll end up scrambled.

Written by Kim

January 29, 2008 at 9:45 am

Posted in News, Politics

Upcoming Events for Jaliek

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Time: 6:00 PM

Several Gospel Church Choirs and Soloists from the Albany area have come together to provide an exciting evening of Gospel music to benefit the Find Jaliek Reward Fund.  The Gospel Concert will be held at the “The Linda”, the WAMC Performing Arts Building at 318 Central Avenue in Albany at 6:00pm . 

Admission is free, but there will be a free will love offering.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

1:00 to 2:30 PM

The Find Jaliek Task Force will host a “Meet the Author” session with author, playwright and screenwriter, Stephen Gnojewski.  Mr. Gnojewski is an author, screenwriter and playwright of Documentary Theatre who is living in Jersey City, New Jersey and working in New York City.  He received an M.F.A. from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

The book he is writing, tentatively titled “An Inconvenient Child – A Story of the Life and Disappearance of Jaliek Rainwalker” will be co-written by Alex S. DeFazio, MFA.  Mr. DeFazio is also an author, playwright and screenwriter currently living in Jersey City, New Jersey and working in New York City.  He received a B.A. in English and Drama from SUNY Purchase and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University.

 “This is a tale of a beautiful, intelligent and loving child; born to a drug-addicted mother on the floor of his grandmother’s kitchen; shuttled through a series of seven foster and adoptive homes; only to disappear at the young age of twelve in a mysterious case fraught with strange and inexplicable clues.”

The “Meet the Author” event will be held at the Greenwich VFW Hall on Abeel Avenue.  The authors would like to invite family members, friends, aquaintances and members of the community to send stories and anecdotes about their relationship and contacts with Jaliek over the past 12 years.  It is hoped that these stories will be included in the book.

Written by Kim

January 29, 2008 at 9:09 am

Posted in Jaliek Rainwalker

Find Jaliek Task Force Announcements

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The Find Jaliek Task Force is creating a database for area residents that are willing to volunteer to help search for Jaliek Rainwalker as soon as the weather and other conditions are right to begin searching again. Jaliek Rainwalker disappeared eleven weeks ago on November 2nd after spending the night alone with his adopted father, Stephen Kerr at the empty Hill Street, Greenwich, NY home of Kerr’s father. Jaliek has not been seen since.

The database will contain a list of volunteers who are willing to be contacted when the need for volunteer searchers arises. Volunteers must be physically able to participate in lengthy searches into wooded areas under the supervision of law enforcement officials. The task force is also seeking volunteers with rescue or search dogs.

The Find Jaliek Task Force has a form on its website, http://www.findjaliek.org which volunteers are asked to fill out and submit. Once a search is planned, volunteers will be contacted by phone to request their availability. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the task force, toll-free at 1-877-4-JALIEK.

The next addition to the http://www.findjaliek.org website is an Anonymous Tip Page. This will allow the public to submit anonymous tips to provide any information that could help find Jaliek Rainwalker. The site has a provision for the person providing the tip to be eligible for reward money by use of a confidential code.

Several Gospel Church Choirs and Soloists from the Albany area have come together to provide an exciting evening of Gospel music to benefit the Find Jaliek Reward Fund. The Gospel Concert will be held at the “The Linda”, the WAMC Performing Arts Building at 318 Central Avenue in Albany at 6:00pm on Saturday, February 9th. Admission is free, but there will be a free will love offering.

The following day, on Sunday, February 10th from 1:00 to 2:30pm, the Find Jaliek Task Force will host a “Meet the Author” session with author, playwright and screenwriter, Stephen Gnojewski. Mr. Gnojewski is an author, screenwriter and playwright of Documentary Theatre who is living in Jersey City, New Jersey and working in New York City. He received an M.F.A. from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

The book he is writing, tentatively titled “An Inconvenient Child – A Story of the Life and Disappearance of Jaliek Rainwalker” will be co-written by Alex S. DeFazio, MFA. Mr. DeFazio is also an author, playwright and screenwriter currently living in Jersey City, New Jersey and working in New York City. He received a B.A. in English and Drama from SUNY Purchase and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Columbia University.

“This is a tale of a beautiful, intelligent and loving child; born to a drug-addicted mother on the floor of his grandmother’s kitchen; shuttled through a series of seven foster and adoptive homes; only to disappear at the young age of twelve in a mysterious case fraught with strange and inexplicable clues.”

The “Meet the Author” event will be held at the Greenwich VFW Hall on Abeel Avenue. The authors would like to invite family members, friends, aquaintances and members of the community to send stories and anecdotes about their relationship and contacts with Jaliek over the past 12 years. It is hoped that these stories will be included in the book.

Due to the numerous requests for information about the Jaliek Rainwalker case, the task force has created a new section of the website called “What the Police Know”. It is a listing of various factual statements, all of which have been reported to the police. Some you may already know about and some may be new to you. They will be placed on our website for the public to see. Almost all of these have appeared in the newspapers and reported in radio and television interviews. However, unless you have knowledge of 100% of the coverage, including what ends up on the cutting room floor, you may be surprised at some of what you read.

This part is presented to you for informational purposes and as an announcement of new information available on our website, http://www.findjaliek.org.

Written by Kim

January 27, 2008 at 9:57 am

Warning, warning …

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I’m in a very foul mood today.  Not sure why since I finally got a good nights sleep last night. 

So what’s my problem today? 

Let’s start with our good old buddy, Governor Spitzer.  I will be happy once I see his name in a headline with “recall election” next to it.  Does anyone know how we can start this process?

Next up, people who try to lose weight but complain because they can’t.  To them I say, you can lose weight but you have to be willing to do so first.  It’s not about the latest diet, it’s a lifestyle change.  Anyone who doesn’t agree with that will continue to buy bigger sizes.  I know, I’ve struggled too. 

The tax rebate check we’re all supposed to get.  Isn’t it great that the government is going to send many of us a check so we can spend it?  Ummm …no.  Who do you think is going to pay for that in the end?  Nothing in life is free.  Unless you fall in the percentage of people who don’t pay taxes and are still receiving a check.  And does the government really believe this small amount of money is going to stimulate the economy?  The middle class will use it to pay bills (most likely the ones they’re behind on), while the upper middle class will save it. 

On that note, I’m going on my lunch break.  Maybe I’ll be in a better mood when I get back.  LOL

Written by Kim

January 25, 2008 at 11:37 am

Posted in Life in general

Jaliek Look Alike

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Jaliek’s twin?A supposed sighting of missing 12-year-old Greenwich boy Jaliek Rainwalker had police hopeful Tuesday.While baseless sightings of the boy have been investigated by the dozens since he disappeared Nov. 1, a sighting reported in Mechanicville had State Police and Cambridge-Greenwich Police heading to Saratoga and Rensselaer counties to look into it.

The Schaghticoke boy who they found could have been a “twin” of Jaliek, said Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief George Bell.

He was several inches shorter than Jaliek, but his resemblance was so close that police had the child’s guardian produce birth records to confirm who the boy was.— Don Lehman

http://www.poststar.com/articles/2008/01/24/news/local/13275927.txt

 ** This means just one thing to me …the search for Jaliek needs to go full steam ahead!  Any claims of a Jaliek sighting were probably this boy and the real Jaliek is still out there.  The well …the well needs to be searched!!!  Time is of the utmost importance here and I think you all know why.

Written by Kim

January 24, 2008 at 11:14 am

Police Asking for Public’s Help in Disappearance of Jaliek

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Chief George Bell of the Cambridge-Greenwich Police Department is asking that the author of a letter written to him concerning the disappearance of Jaliek Rainwalker come forward.

The letter states that police should check a well on the family’s property on Raven Way in East Greenwich. Police would like to hear from the person who wrote the letter. They feel the author may have some information regarding the whereabouts of Jaliek. The chief says they will treat the man or woman with strict confidentiality.

Jaliek was reported missing by his adoptive family back on November 1st. Investigators are continuing to work leads in the case.

If you have any information that could help, call Cambridge-Greenwich Police at:

http://www.wten.com/Global/story.asp?s=7737746

Written by Kim

January 24, 2008 at 10:54 am