FLOWERS: NEW GRACE COUNTY'S OLDEST CASE RESOLVED - THE KILLER

FLOWERS: NEW GRACE COUNTY'S OLDEST CASE RESOLVED - THE KILLER

By:  Shawn Erickson  

Unlike Alfonse Swanson, no one ever thought Derrick Lane was destined to become someone special.  In fact, from a very early age, it was clear that he would never amount to anything good.  Although raised in a stable middle class home, he had a penchant for getting into trouble, and he dropped out …

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KRYSTAL KARAT CASE CONCLUDES

KRYSTAL KARAT CASE CONCLUDES

by B J BECKHAM The trial of Opal May, the woman charged with robbing her own jewelry store and causing the death of  Theresa Burkart concluded Wednesday in the New Grace County Courthouse. In her closing statement Rachel Shorte, of Henley, Martin and Kelly, asserted that the prosecution was trying to trick the jury into seeing facts that were not …

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CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT - THE RECYCLED CHARACTER

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT - THE RECYCLED CHARACTER

    When it comes to character development, I have no problem coming up with the main character and the secondary or supporting characters.  I see them clearly in the office, at the crime scene or eating an ice cream cone by the river.  What bogs me down are the tertiary characters.  I don’t mean the throwaways ones like the …

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