A "Winter Wonderland" of beauty glam- orized the High Point College stage as starry- eyed contestants vied for the double title of Miss High Point and Miss Golden Decade.
In just a few glorious moments are combined a pleasant reflection of the past and anxious hopes for the future.
In the afternoon, a crime scene detective dispatched to Graham's home in Kendall in 2004, more than three years after Rilya disappeared and after the family had already moved, testified that little forensic evidence was found at the home except for latent evidence of human bodily fluid or blood in the garage, according to Lunceford claims that Graham, referring to Rilya as 'it,' told her she smothered the girl with a pillow and buried the remains near water 'because water represented peace,' Weintraub told jurors.
This final event is always the most exciting of any pageant. Culminating the Miss High Point-Miss Golden Decade Pageant was the crowning of Miss Dana Scotten, a sophomore music major from High Point. Her debut album, Portfolio was released the same year and included the singles 'Sorry' and 'I Need a Man'.The following year, she released Fame, and released the singles 'Fame', 'Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In New York City' and 'Do Or Die'. Highlighting the pageant were appear- ances by Miss America and Miss North Caro- lina.
Twelve girls made the stage sparkle in eve- ning gown, swimsuit, and talent competition in the two-day event of December 15-16. Lunceford had been facing a life sentence as a repeat offender but has had her sentence reduced to 10 years because of her cooperation, court records show.With time off for good behavior, she could be released by the end of December, Sakin pointed out.As a former undercover police officer, Jerry Van Cook also devoted much of his life to studying martial arts and weapons training.And he knows from personal experience what works -- both on the street and in the courthouse -- and what doesn't.His simple, streamlined approach to self-defense keeps the focus on survival, rather than fancy techniques more suited to a martial sport or art.