March 22, 2013 |
Maurice R. Greenberg, who built American International Group Inc. into the world's largest insurer before his ouster in 2005, has re-emerged as one of the prime forces behind Grandparents.com, a social networking site for seniors that aims to sell them insurance. Greenberg, 87, is personally directing the website's efforts to establish deals with insurers to offer health, auto, home and life coverage, Grandparents said in a statement. The New York company competes with services offered by the nonprofit AARP.
March 12, 2013 |
Police have surrounded a hotel on the Oregon coast where a man accused of killing his grandparents is holed up. Michael Boysen, 26, of Washington state is suspected of killing Robert and Norma Taylor, both in their 80s, after he got out of prison for burglary. Officials believe he killed the Taylors at their home and fled with their car. The WestShore Oceanfront Suites overlooks the Pacific Ocean in sleepy Lincoln City, Ore. A property manager at the hotel saw Boysen's face on a TV broadcast about the killings and realized the man was staying at the hotel -- and under his own name.
March 11, 2013 |
A man from Washington state is wanted for killing his grandparents sometime over the weekend after coming home from prison and may be looking for gun shows to get a weapon, officials said. The King County Sheriff's Office is looking for Michael "Chad" Boysen, 26, who had just served a nine-month sentence for a burglary conviction. Local media identified the victims as Robert and Norma Taylor, both in their 80s. Their car, a red Chrysler, was missing after their bodies were discovered at their Renton home on Saturday, and Boysen, who had been released from prison on Friday, was identified as the prime suspect.
January 17, 2013 |
There are tattoos - like everywhere but on Betty White , I think - and then there are tattoos . Matt Kemp already had his share, but now he has one that you're not going to find at your local ink shop. Kemp has had a tattoo added of grandparents Doris and Vernon Mukes that takes up his entire left pectoral. The tribute is not only huge, but artistically, pretty impressive. It's not known how Doris feels about the new tat. She complained to Sports Illustrated in 2011 that she was less than thrilled with Kemp's skin artwork.
January 11, 2013 |
In 1994, a boy vanished from LaGrange County, Ind., allegedly whisked away by his paternal grandparents, who worried where a court might place their grandson. Authorities at the time issued arrest warrants for the grandparents, and descriptions of 5-year-old Richard Wayne Landers Jr. landed in missing-children databases. Charges were filed. But in 2008, Indiana authorities dropped the charges against Landers' grandparents after failing to locate them or the now-grown boy. Last fall, Landers reappeared -- alive, married and living in rural Browerville, Minn.
November 22, 2012 |
Each day at 5 a.m., Denise Peace rises and begins the task of waking and feeding five grandchildren, ages 2 to 17, and shepherding them out the door of her cramped but miraculously neat apartment in Brooklyn. The 5-year-old needs to be on his school bus by 6:26. The eldest has to catch a 7 a.m. train. The 4-year-old must be walked to school in time for the 8:10 bell. The 2-year-old plays while Peace prepares the 3-year-old for day care. In the early afternoon, she reverses the drill, fetching children from bus stops and schools and getting them home for dinner, baths and bed. Peace collapses about 9 p.m. "Then I just start all over again," the 56-year-old said of the moment when her alarm sounds the next morning.