Month: August 2010

Vito Colucci! Sunday Night Crime Time: Sheryl McCollum and Debra Alfarone

Crime Time with Vito Colucci, P.I.  features anything crime related. Current high profile cases or trials are discussed in detail with commentary from law enforcement experts and lawyers. Tune in each Sunday night at 11PM Eastern to hear Vito and his guests on Business TalkRadio.  CLICK HEREand hit “Listen Live” for the live show, or you can always listen later by going to the Archives/Podcasts. This Sunday, August 29, Vito hosts Sheryl McCollum and Debra Alfarone. Sheryl McCollum Director, Cold Case Investigative Research Institute With over 25 years of experience and education,  Sheryl  is currently the Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute, which is a collaboration between Auburn University Montgomery, Faulkner University and Bauder College.  This collaboration brings together researchers, practitioners, students and the criminal justice community to develop new capabilities and work collectively to advance research, training and techniques in solving cold cases.  The objectives of CCIRI are to provide the means, resources and guidance for Criminal Justice students throughout all Kaplan Higher Education to determine the solvability of actual unsolved crimes. Sheryl has …

Susan Murphy-Milano: Nailing the Drew Peterson Case!

By now it’s no secret that Drew Peterson, incarcerated and accused of the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, as well as the fact that his fourth wife, Stacy, is still missing, has written a letter from jail printed on the front page of the Chicago Sun Times by columnist Michael Sneed. As no one else can, Murphy-Milano has taken umbrage to this slap in the face to the women Peterson is accused of harming. Writing on her blog, Murphy Milano Journal, she is calling a spade a spade.  Outraged by the attention given to an accused murderer for the purpose of selling a headline, Susan urges readers to remember the victims first, and calls for equal time to be given to their lives, even if she has to do it herself. Susan Murphy-Milano is a noted expert in the field of domestic and family violence, Intimate Partner Homicide, and officer involved domestic violence, not only through a heart to help victims, but from her own personal life experiences.  She has written three books …

Ladies Night Out With Vito Colucci on Crime Time!

Crime Time with Vito Colucci, P.I.  features anything crime related. Current high profile cases or trials are discussed in detail with commentary from law enforcement experts and lawyers. Tune in each Sunday night at 11PM Eastern to hear Vito and his guests on Business TalkRadio.  CLICK HEREand hit “Listen Live” for the live show, or you can always listen later by going to the Archives/Podcasts. This Sunday, August 22, Vito plays host to Criminal Profiler, Pat Brown and & Former Prosecutor & NBC & MSNBC Senior Legal Analyst, Susan Filan. Pat Brown Pat Brown is a nationally known criminal profiler, television commentator, author, and founder and CEO of The SexualHomicide Exchange and The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency. Pat has provided crime commentary and profiling and forensic analysis in over one thousand television and radio appearances in the United States and across the globe. She can be seen regularly on the cable television news programs, CNN, MSNBC and FOX, and is a frequent guest of the Today Show, the CBS Early Show, Larry King, Inside Edition, Nancy …

Four Crucial Steps to Avoid Procrastination

Respectfully reprinted from Dumb Little Man At some point in our lives, most us have had some issues with procrastination. Perhaps it was while we were students, always leaving essays till the last minute. Maybe we struggle in the workplace, putting off reports and other big projects until they’re suddenly urgent. Or we might just find ourselves making little headway in our personal lives – never quite getting around to the things which we’d like to get done. Procrastination never makes us happy. It’s not quality leisure time at all – it’s a guilty waste of time where we engage in low-value activities (like looking at funny videos of cats on YouTube) because we’re putting something off. And too much procrastination can have a seriously negative effect on our lives: it may cost us a promotion (or even a job), it may mean paying heavy fines or penalties, and it can make us feel miserable. Like many problems, procrastination is best tackled before it even starts. So here are four steps to make sure that procrastination …

Mary Osborne: The Magic of Girl Power: Chicago Lit!

BY LISA DONOVAN Staff Reporter From the top floor of her Wrigleyville three-flat, Mary Osborne conjured her first novel of a girl growing up in Italy’s Renaissance, wrestling with how she’ll use her God-given talent to paint in a world that believes God only put you there to be someone’s wife and have his children. (And a father hell-bent on making sure God’s will be done.) But Osborne looked inward, not out of her home office window to Wrigley Field’s roof and the lights that illuminate the ballpark, to cull her freshman novel Nonna’s Book of Mysteries (Lake Street Press, $16.95), a tale about finding what sustains us — both to nurture the soul and put food on the table. Dealing with a stunning loss, Osborne found that out the hard way. She was living the Chicago dream. A great career, a loving husband and a new baby, the three were nesting in that three-flat along the Southport corridor the couple had rightly gambled on and rehabbed. That was 1997, but within months of having her son, …