Thursday, February 18, 2010

An Online Opportunity!


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"A mile a minute - that is how fast your child can disappear." 
Haunting and truthful words 
posted on the website for Klaas Kids.

At 11 a.m. (CST) Friday, Feb. 19, Margaret McSweeney will interview Marc Klaas, father of Polly Klaas who was kidnapped and murdered in 1993.  
As a legacy to his daughter, Marc founded KlaasKids Foundation to help stop crimes against children. Please tune in to Kitchen Chat with Margaret McSweeney to find out more about his efforts.

Learn about effective ways to keep your children safe from harm and find out what you can do to help stop crimes against kids.  Please tune in and call in with your questions for Marc from 11 a.m. to noon, CST THIS Friday, Feb. 19, on Kitchen Chat.
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Here is an excerpt from Marc's journal that is posted online:


"There is nothing that can prepare one for a murder trial. My family sits as the last few hours in Polly's life are dissected, analyzed, de-constructed, reconstructed, cross-referenced and compartmentalized. 
The constant assault on our sensibilities by horrible revelations that defy the principles of civilization seem overwhelming much of the time. It is impossible to withstand or rise above the continual dehumanizing facts that are revealed in a constant, monotonous stream of revelation. There is no room for anything but the processing of nightmarish information. 
The killer laughs throughout the video tape and I want to shout, yet I must sit unflinching and stone-faced for fear of causing a mistrial. Every day my family is drawn into the world of murder, mayhem, rape and deprivation and there is no way out."

About Margaret McSweeney
Margaret McSweeny lives with her husband, David and two teenage daughters in the Chicago suburbs.  After earning a master's degree in international business from the University of South Carolina, McSweeney moved to New York City to work at a large bank where she met David. She became a vice president in the corporate finance division of a New York City bank and worked there from 1986-1993.

McSweeney is the editor of Pearl Girls, author of A Mother's Heart Knows and co-author of Go Back and Be Happy.  Charity and community involvement are very important to McSweeney.  She has served on the board of directors for WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger) for over six years.

McSweeney has been featured on Greg Wheatly's "Prime Time America," TLN's "Aspiring Women," and LeSea's "The Harvest Show." McSweeney writes freelance articles for The Daily Herald, the largest suburban Chicago newspaper. Notable interviews include Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Kinkade, Susan Branch and Dr. John Gottman.

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