The Pride of the Panthers

Norfolk Jr. High

By Ethan

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Nursery Rhyme Story

Twin Kidnapping Case Closed!

English Twins Recently Found After Being Kidnapped

"Bless the stars! My children have returned safely!" says Father Van Keurig, father of 13 year old twins, Hansel and Gretel. They have recently been found, after they had both been characterized as missing, as of July 7, 1931. The children say that they had been away in the woods of the town of Hemmingway for a long time, after their parents abandoned them in the middle of the forest. They also say that they have encountered a cannibalistic witch, who was trying to fatten them up and bake them.

The witch that both twins have described, has been identified as Drizzelda Wormington. Drizzelda has already been convicted of cannibalism and witchcraft several times before. She escaped these punishments by seeking refuge in the forest and in a gingerbread house. The twins also say that she had built the house of candy, to lure in children. They also show authorities that the witch had put a charm over the house, so that when a part of the house had been eaten or broken off, it grows anew. Authorities brought in the charmed candy and distributed the sweets to the starving town. Also found in the house, were several books of the witch that she used to charm all sorts of other things. If officials can decipher the runes, they will see to it, that the town of Hemmingway is fed properly.

The twins confessed of killing the witch, so they have been in front of court to see if they are to be convicted of murder or not. The case is currently in court at the moment. Sources say, though, that both Hansel and Gretel will most likely be convicted of manslaughter, with no additional charges or punishments. "Thanks to our luck," Hansel says, "our family will never starve again!"

Feature Story

Acclaimed Actor Found Dead in Home!

Robin Williams found dead after suicide in his own bedroom!

Robin Williams was an acclaimed actor and comedian, who starred in over 50 movies, including Jumanji, Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire, and more films that you could count on your fingers. Sadly, Robin will no longer be featured in any more films, excluding “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.” Williams was found dead in his home in Paradise Cay on Aug. 11, 2014.

Before he died, he told his now widowed wife, Susan, that he was going to buy some magazines for her at a local bookstore. Williams was lying, meaning to go to a friend's and drop something off. Williams dropped off a sock full of wristwatches to a friend's house, who shall remain nameless. He gave the sock to him saying, "I want to keep them safe.” Later, Robin did get the magazines for his wife, and then he went off into his room with his iPad. This was a good sign for his wife, she thought that he had taken the iPad into his room to read his book, which he had not been reading since February, or six months ago.

Susan left the house shortly after Williams went to his room, seeing as she proclaimed that she thought he was asleep. Susan left her husband alone with his assistant. Later on, the assistant became paranoid that something had happened to the actor. He slipped a note underneath the locked, bedroom door, then preceded to pick the lock, only to find Williams dead on the floor.

One of the coroner’s report stated that, the comedian was wearing black pants and a simple black T-shirt. The belt that was presumed to be used in the death of Williams, was wrapped around his neck, then wedged between a closet door, and a door frame. Williams had also several cuts on his fingers and wrist, although he wasn’t wearing a watch, nor a ring.

The toxicology report on the death of the actor found only mere traces of caffeine, antidepressants, and levodopa, a drug to treat Parkinson’s disease. A third report, concluded that near the body was a chair with the actor’s iPad, Mirtazapine, and Seroquel, antidepressants to treat the actor’s moderate to severe depression. The Mirtazapine, Seroquel, and Levodopa were taken by Williams, seeing as he had been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and the early phases of Parkinson’s disease.

Williams’ wife had explained to the police that he had learned the technique from a role of a character that Williams had acted as in a past movie. The coroner had also stated after the body had been searched, a cell phone was recovered from Williams’ pocket. After the phone was charged, it was searched. There it contained no messages on his suicide, and his last call was to his wife, saying that he had the magazines, and was coming back home. Seeing as there were no other signs of foul play, the cause of death was simply asphyxiation, and Robin Williams was noted, that he did indeed commit suicide.

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Movie Review

“All right, you proved your point. You broke into my vault. Congratulations! You’re a dead man.” Not really something that you would want to hear about yourself, but when it comes to Daniel Ocean (George Clooney) and his crew of 11, that’s the sign of a job well done.

Danny Ocean is an acclaimed thief, before he was hauled off to the slammer. After his sentence is over, he walks out a free man, only to go right back onto another job to get a few extra bucks in the bank. The plan that he has in mind will take an entire crew that’s as crazy enough like him to get $150,000,000 from a Las Vegas Casino.

Ocean’s crew consists of Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt), a thieving friend that Ocean’s had for the longest time, Basher Tarr (Don Cheadle) an ingenious ammunition expert, who’s been doing this type of thing since he could remember, Linus Caldwell (Matt Damon) a newbie at this kind of thing, but can still pull out to get his paycheck, and others that will pull off the heist of the century.

The heist is simple, on paper, the crew will rob three casinos that are 70 yards beneath the Las Vegas strip. The Bellagio, the Mirage, and the MGM Grand, all the casinos owned by the multi-billionaire, Terry Benedict, who’s also the new lover of Ocean’s ex-wife, Tess (Julia Roberts).

With the action and adventure in the movie, that would've still given it a 5-star rating, the hilarity in the film boosts the rating up to the 8 stars that it has today. It had all the action in it that I always enjoy seeing in movies. It also had a comedic side that I did not really expect.

I thought this movie was going to be pretty serious, but when they threw in the punch lines and jokes, I didn't complain. This movie did have a few words that wouldn't be the most appropriate in public places, but, all in all, I think that the PG-13 rating for it has suited it well.

Ocean's Eleven (2001) Trailer


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Ethan Visser is a multi-millionaire residing in Sacramento, California. He gets his wealth from discovering a cure for the non-operable cancer, brain cancer. He has an occupation as a forensics specialist, he still is the one thing that rocketed him up to the 4th most wealthy man in the world! He has a wife, mathematician, Amber Succotash, twin boys, Carter and Michael, and a girl, Erica, that make up his wonderful family. Though Ethan is now living the good life, he wasn’t always like this.

In his earlier days, Ethan was simply a student in the school’s system. He was born in a small town in Missouri, then he moved to Pennsylvania, then Iowa, then he grew up mainly in Norfolk, Nebraska. He was a smart kid when he went to Bel Air Elementary. He was in Challenge, a little group of students that exceed the intellectual level, for three years, and was in advanced math for seven years. After his elementary, middle, and junior high school journeys, he finally made it to high school. Ethan went to his local high school in Norfolk, and graduated with his degree intact, next was his great five years in Harvard!

After his high schooling years, Ethan needed cash to go to the university that he wanted to go to, and he didn’t have Nebraska State in mind, he was dreaming of the Ivy League School in Massachusetts, Harvard. He had a 4.0 GPA, and a 2200 SAT, to get in, but he didn’t have the money to get in right away. He became a secretary at SEVEN, Scientific Examinations with Viruses Exposing the Nostrils, for only a year before he got enough to get into the university. After five years at Harvard, he completed his Doctorate’s Degree in Criminology and Biomedics. By gaining his degrees, he also met his wife-to-be, Amber.

Ethan had moved to the Bronx, where he became an investigator, then a deputy, then the captain of the police department. But, he quit his job when his girlfriend, Amber got brain cancer. The doctor’s said she’d die in a few months. With Amber basically living in the hospital, Ethan became a forensics specialist, and studied up on the cancer to find a cure. In three months, he struck gold! Ethan had spent all of his money researching the disease, and making a cure in the form of a serum, when he tried something that no doctor has ever done before! He mixed all of the elements on the Periodic Table, excluding arsenic and others that would kill any human being, and he made it! The serum succeeded, and with the cure, he saved hundreds of lives, and gained over $8.7 billion for the cure, and the first thing he bought, was a diamond ring to propose to his love.

After the serum was made, Ethan bought a mansion in Sacramento which he lives with his wife and children. Also with his new job, Ethan is working on a cure for the Ebola virus. Ethan also hosts great celebrations for his breakthroughs up at his mansion, by inviting his coworkers, and celebrity friends. Ethan mainly likes swimming, just as he did in his earlier years, and never misses his daughter, Erica’s, recitals or his son’s football games. If anything, Ethan would rather have it, that he be treated like everyone else, even though everyone else wishes to be like him.