We want to welcome the new members to the group.
Thanks for joining us in our labor of love.
We have made some changes in the 4thekids Newsletter. First off we
have a new format. So what do you think?
The second thing is that we plan on coming out with a new issue every
2 months. We will send out a case listing every 7 to 10 days, letting you know of the
active cases. We will also send out notices when a case is no longer active.
This has been a heck of a summer for both Patty and my families. That
on top of every thing working on the business side of 4thekids, the Newsletter just kept
getting put off. Hey if anyone wants to become a editor of a Newsletter, we sure welcome
Web Page News
NEW DOMAIN NAME
Its here its happening, its ours!!!!! http://www.fourthekids.org. The name has been registered with InterNIC
Registration Service We will be using namesecure.coms URL Gripper. When used in
conjunction with Website Forwarding, the URL Gripper gives us control over the address
shown in the browser. When a user visits our website, the address shown in the browser can
be http://www.fourthekids.org . We still are
shopping for a service provider but we are happy with tripod.com for the most part. We
will be even happier after we get rid of the popup boxes, which will go bye bye some time
in the next few weeks. The reason that some of this is taking so long is our operating
budget. Hey what is an operating budget? Till we get the non-profit status from the IRS we
are not soliciting funds, so the expenses are coming out of Pattys pocketbook and my
billfold. Cant speak for Patty but I know my billfold is kind of flat most of the
Till we send out the notice that we are up and
ready please keep using http://members.tripod.com/Forthekids
HOAX PAGE ADDED
We have also started a new section on the 4thekids page to deal with hoaxes. It is a shame
we should have to do this. However several of our members have received cases that were
either hoaxes or happily where the child had already been found. Some of these fliers
continue to make there rounds on the internet for months after a child has been returned
to their families. Especially on ICQ. This is one of the reasons that we have been so
careful about checking with parents and law enforcement agencies before we post on our
list and on the WebPages.
With the recent news about one of our cases ending
with the sad news that the body of HEATHER NICOLE HENNINGER was found. We thought that we would be adding a page for the cases that end this way.
We want a place that family and friends can share some thoughts about the child. Any
comments send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
4THEKIDS Email List
We are still working on splitting the 4thekids email
list into 3 lists. More information on this as we get a better idea about what is what.
One list that we will be forming is for parents that have an on going case. It will be a
great support group for those having to live the nightmare of a missing child.
At the top of our list is a cyber identifying disk. My wife and I own a Sony Mavica
digital camera. These are the ones that use a floppy dish. Well Patty and I got to
thinking that we could make a photo ID record on a floppy for a child. So we are in talks with Law Enforcement to set up
at a Dare Event WITH a borrowed finger print scanner. Already on the floppy will be a fact
sheet about missing children, a little about 4thekids and a digital postcard, so they can
email the photo to Grandma if they like. We also will have the instructions print on a
handout flier. This will be a great project.