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The Season-Ending Show: bridges


Imagine you are driving along a rain slicked highway in the dark of night, making visibility near zero. In the distance, you notice the bright blinking lights of the overhead sign and you assume it will read DRIVE SLOW, or perhaps it is an alert of the weather conditions, of which you already know.  But on the approach, the message becomes clear, your heart skips a beat and with eyes wide open, you say a little prayer AMBER ALERT. Child abductions are parents’ worst nightmare.  The safety of our children is paramount and even the thought of a helpless child in the hands of a dangerous stranger is enough to bring us to tears.

On July 22, 2002, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a 7-year-old girl by the name of Erica Pratt was abducted while playing on…

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