Your Thread – December 18

Just a guess, but I’m thinking ya’ll might need a brand new thread for today. Have at it.

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87 thoughts on “Your Thread – December 18

  1. Dad afraid his daughter will be Drew’s next wife
    I’m doing everything i can to get her away from him

    BY SHAMUS TOOMEY, JOE HOSEY AND DAN ROZEK Staff Reporters

    ….”That ain’t going to happen,” Ernie Raines said. “I’m doing everything I can to try to get her away from him. . . . I’d like to say to him: Stay away from my daughter, take his ring back and look for his wife before he’s out trying to get another young girl.”
    Peterson’s lawyer confirmed the 54-year-old former Bolingbrook police sergeant is engaged to be married. Peterson refused to say who accepted his proposal, but denied that it’s ,Raines’ daughter Christina, 24.

    Christina Raines, a waitress, also denied that she’s the one, saying she’s friends with Peterson but never dated him or got a marriage proposal.

    But a police source said she is the bride-to-be, and her father insists, “It’s her.”

    Ernie Raines said his daughter is trying to avoid the publicity that has followed Peterson since his wife, Stacy, disappeared in October 2007. Peterson has been named as a suspect in her “potential homicide” and is being investigated in the 2004 homicide of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

    Ernie Raines said his daughter told him about Peterson’s proposal when he spotted a ring on her finger Friday.

    “I said, ‘You need to take that back. If you don’t want to, I will,’ ” said Ernie Raines, 53. “I said, why would you want to marry someone like that anyway? He’s my age for Christ’s sake.”

    Christina Raines said her dad’s got it wrong — it was just a friendship ring from someone else. She said she doesn’t know who Peterson plans to marry.

    …..Ernie Raines said he and his daughter met Peterson at a Bolingbrook laundromat years ago, and that she has been friendly with him for months. Peterson has brought her roses, taken her to “Blue Man Group,” promised to buy her a car and even autographed a book for him, Ernie Raines said.

    Concerned about Peterson — “I don’t want a third one to come up missing” — Ernie Raines said he drove to Peterson’s house last month to “let him know that I’m here, that I’m around, that I know where he lives.”

    He said Peterson asked him, “Did you get my book?”

    “We talked, I said, ‘You know me, I’d kill for my kids, you know that,’ ” Ernie Raines said. “He told me: ‘I will never do nothing to hurt your daughter, that’s why I didn’t put her name out.’ ”

    Ernie Raines thinks his daughter sees security with Peterson. “He’s got a house. He’s got money.”

    But, as a father, he sees troubles.

    “I said, if you don’t answer your [cell] phone, don’t worry about it,” Raines said. “I’ll drive my Cadillac right through his house.”

    source

    This guy seems like he will keep an eye on the suspect also.
    abc news video

    I still think this is just the four stooges marketing a book.
    Thank you Neil Schori for more confirmation that there is a fourth stooge.

  2. At least these two guys seem like they can take care of business.
    If Christina comes up with a black eye, I think it may just be the end of the suspect as we know him.

    BTW
    Didn’t Correspondent lol Armstrong say something about this breaking engagement a month or two ago?

  3. Now there are conflicting stories going on. From reliable sources I heard this is not the girl Drew is engaged to.Why the father says he knows and confronted Drew however is what is bugging me. Of course the daughter is denying this also. I should maybe double check this again for I wasn’t aware of this story.This person also is 24 and reports say 23. It seems however the name of the person Drew is dating is Kim Raines.

  4. Drew Peterson says he’s engaged to a 23-year-old woman
    Wife Stacy was same age when she disappeared

    December 18, 2008

    Drew Peterson’s latest fiance is said to be 23 years old.

    JOHN SMIERCIAK/TRIBUNE
    Nothing gets people talking like an engagement announcement, but news that Drew Peterson had popped the question to a 23-year-old woman sparked a range of reactions Wednesday, from disbelief to revulsion.

    After all, he’s married. And, he’s the suspect in his wife’s disappearance.

    Indeed, the Chicago media scrambled when Peterson’s publicist issued a statement confirming the 54-year-old former Bolingbrook police sergeant is now engaged.

    Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy, was 23 when she vanished in October 2007. The death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, whose body was found in a dry bathtub, has since been reclassified a homicide. Peterson hasn’t been charged in either case.

    Still, he didn’t strike some people as marriage material. Pam Bosco, spokeswoman for Stacy’s family, could barely contain her disgust.

    “We’re just playing into his publicity stunt,” she said. “We know nothing about this woman, we don’t know if she exists. … If it was from something very private and special, it would have been kept that way.”

    Peterson declined to reveal who his latest lady love is, protesting that their privacy would be jeopardized.

    He insisted he was tired of media attention and that reporters would not be invited to the wedding.

    “So they can ruin that too?” he scoffed. “Oh, boy. This is nothing that I want.”

    But, he noted, letting in the media could offer a few perks.

    “I could probably get free photographers and two dozen videographers,” he said with a laugh.

    —Erika Slife

  5. I’ve heard that her name is Chrissy Raines and that she works at TGI Fridays.

    Their activities of the last few months coincide with what we’ve heard Drew and his beloved have been up to, i.e. date at Blue Man Group, etc.

    I’m pretty convinced this is the girl. Her dad seems pretty convinced as well.

  6. Yes – I am posting again.

    Does Drew Peterson not have birthdays? Why has he been 54 for over a year now? Surely he must be 55 now…

  7. “Does Drew Peterson not have birthdays? Why has he been 54 for over a year now? Surely he must be 55 now…”
    ——————————————
    Exactly, they keep reporting him as 54, but no way, he has to be 55 at least!!!

    But, remember, this narcissist says he looks 30 and feels 20, so does age really matter to him????

  8. I know ya dont like me but i felt you all should see this.. im sorry if this was already seen. Sorry danya if i broke any rules BUT ppl need to see what a snake armstrong is!!!!!! This is an email from the pastor to greta van sustren.

    Pastor Schori is angry…… ..angry about a crime author named Derek Armstrong. Pastor Schori sent me this letter to ask me to set the record straight..here is his letter:

    To: Van Susteren, Greta
    Subject: Derek Armstrong

    Greta,

    I need to set the record straight. I did not grant Derek Armstrong an exclusive interview. I tracked him down to confront him about the things that he said in his book about me and about his horrible choice of pictures that he chose to have published (of Stacy and Cassandra).

    After talking with him for about 40 minutes, he casually asked if he may let people know that we had spoken. I said that was no problem as long as he shared why we had spoken in the first place, i.e., for me to contact him about his falsehoods and speculation in his book.

    I was contacted by ABC a couple of weeks later to tell me that Armstrong had recorded our conversation. Let me be really clear—I did not authorize that in any way, shape, or form.

    Please get this out for me, Greta.

    Thanks,

    Neil Schori

    I stumbled across this , once in a while i peek into greta.. i dont know if any of you saw this…

    My oppinion is Mr armstrong is a snake! BAH he tells half truths and twists things some investigative reporter grrrrr

  9. http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2008/12/dad-says-he-fears-for-daughter-engaged-to-drew-peterson.html

    Dad to Peterson: Stay away from my daughter

    December 18, 2008 at 9:24 AM | Comments (0)

    Drew Peterson, under a cloud of suspicion since his 23-year-old fourth wife, Stacy, vanished more than a year ago, has asked another young woman to marry him — drawing anguished pleas from a Chicago father convinced his daughter is the one, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    “That ain’t going to happen,” Ernie Raines said. “I’m doing everything I can to try to get her away from him. . . . I’d like to say to him: Stay away from my daughter, take his ring back and look for his wife before he’s out trying to get another young girl.”

    Peterson’s lawyer confirmed the 54-year-old former Bolingbrook police sergeant is engaged to be married. Peterson refused to say who accepted his proposal, but denied that it’s Raines’ daughter Christina, 24.

    Christina Raines, a waitress, also denied that she’s the one, saying she’s friends with Peterson but never dated him or got a marriage proposal.

    But a police source said she is the bride-to-be, and her father insists, “It’s her.”
    Christina Raines, a waitress, also denied that she’s the one, saying she’s friends with Peterson but never dated him or got a marriage proposal.

    But a police source said she is the bride-to-be, and her father insists, “It’s her.”

    The Tribune reports that Pam Bosco, spokeswoman for Stacy Peterson’s family, could barely contain her disgust.

    “We’re just playing into his publicity stunt,” she said. “We know nothing about this woman, we don’t know if she exists. … If it was from something very private and special, it would have been kept that way.”

    Peterson declined to reveal who his latest lady love is, protesting that their privacy would be jeopardized.

  10. DP will be 55 on January 5 (born 1954).

    I wonder if Ernie has another daughter he should be worried about or whether this daughter is Kim Christine or Christine Kim …

    My advice to her:

    R U N.
    A W A Y.
    F A S T.

  11. Hi everyone.

    Her dad said she sees “security?” She’s secure in knowing that her sugar daddy will take care of her?

    Oh, good, I’m glad someone finally explained the reason for a 23 year old seeing something good about or in Drew Peterson. Whew. I was scared it was his good looks.

  12. I’m beginning to think that Seligs news releases must contain at least one error. 😀

    I just received the one entitled PRNewsChannel Raises the Bar for Multimedia, Video Press Releases and it’s got one too. Not as funny as the others, but for an organization who says that spelling and grammatically errors can affect what people think of your business, it’s priceless.

  13. So who really did the proposing? And who is the woman Drew is engaged to?

    Posted: Thursday, 18 December 2008 8:04AM

    The Peterson Engagement: She Proposed To Him
    Steve Miller Reporting

    CHICAGO (WBBM) – Drew Peterson’s lawyer says Peterson has not yet filed for divorce from his missing wife Stacy even though he is now engaged to a 23-year-old woman.

    Peterson, who was named more than a year ago as a suspect in his wife Stacy’s disappearance, is engaged to be married.

    Not only that, but Newsradio 780 is told by a source close to Peterson’s family that the 23-year-old woman proposed to Peterson and that she made the proposal a couple of times before Peterson said yes.

    The Chicago Sun-Times, citing a police source, identifies the woman as Christina Raines. Her father insists his daughter is engaged to Peterson.

    Peterson’s lawyer says Peterson is engaged but denies he’s engaged to Christina Raines.

    Christina Raines also denied that she’s the one, the Sun-Times reported.

    54-year-old Drew Peterson is still married to Stacy, who would be 24 now.

    Peterson consulted with a divorce attorney several weeks ago, but his criminal attorney says no divorce papers have been filed.

    By law, one spouse may divorce another and claim desertion if the other spouse goes missing for one year.

    Stacy Peterson disappeared October 28 of last year.

    A spokeswoman for Stacy’s family, Pamela Bosco, says she wonders about the whole engagement story – first reported by the author of a book on Peterson.

    Bosco says Peterson himself may have put the story out there to sell books.

    “Drew always has a motive,” Bosco said.

    http://www.wbbm780.com/The-Peterson-Engagement–She-Proposed-To-Him/3518385

  14. Good God. DP just cannot stand it when other “stories” make his get moved to the backburner. I wonder if now the father of this girl will end up missing or unexpectedly commit “suicide” like the brother of one of DPs girls’ who expressed his disapproval of DP.

    I don’t suppose engagement to DP would be grounds to commit someone because they are obviously suicidal, would it?

  15. So now the Peterson household is expected to grow to six children, since it’s reported she has two of her own?

    Wonder what the father of her children has to say about Drew Peterson being a big part of their lives now that she’s engaged to a homicide suspect?

  16. IMO, DP likes to taunt everyone with his “what you going to do about it” attitude, including LE. Just another way and day for him to feed his arrogant , disscusting ego. But, I can bet, LE will be the ones to laugh last.

    This young woman needs to ask her feet not to fail her now. I hope the father is able help her understand the danger involved.

  17. thinkaboutit2 // December 18, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Hmm – Fox Chicago says that Drew met this girl years ago at a laundromat and they became friends.
    _______________________

    “YEARS AGO”, what was she 12 when he met her????? THIS GUY IS LOONEY TOONS!

  18. What’s left to say about all of this?

    Jury pool, jury pool, jury of his peers. What must the future jury pool think????????

    Hmmmm. Bet this trumps that Mr. Mom video Selig put out for his future jury pool.

  19. Why is it, I wonder, why LE was quick to haul in Kim M when the news came out that she had to be rescued by Peterson, but nothing has come of this? Or at least yet.

    He has to be giving these idiots money – it’s one of the only explanations for their unreasonable behavior. He’s by no means drop dead gorgeous, he has two death investigations hanging over his head, his financial worthiness hangs in the balance over mounting legal fees and a Savio family lawsuit, he’s a womanizer, he is soon to be a grandfather, he’s the sole provider for four minor children, and he’s left with few friends. This “woman” will have not one minute of freedom, since she’ll be hooked up to a GPS at all times, and, judging by the way Peterson acts out his fantasies on porn sites, well, ewwwww, I’ll just skip over that one.

    Where in the world did the fairy dust come from that got in her eyes, heh?

  20. “Peterson’s lawyer says Peterson is engaged but denies he’s engaged to Christina Raines.”

    “The Chicago Sun-Times, citing a police source, identifies the woman as Christina Raines. Her father insists his daughter is engaged to Peterson.

    Is Brodsky an out-and-out liar here? Did he blatantly lie about this woman being the one Peterson is engaged to? Instead of keeping his mouth shut, he decides to make a statement that’s an outright lie? What kind of an attorney speaks out on behalf of his client by making false statements himself? Liar.

    Hmmm. Way to go.

  21. noway406 // December 18, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Maybe around 4 years ago when he had some laundry to do …

    ***

    You are so funny and so NOT boring! LOL!

    😉

  22. “A lawyer for the former Bolingbrook police sergeant confirmed this week the 54-year-old is engaged to a 23-year-old woman.”

    Geesh, how many 23 year olds is he engaged to?

  23. “Glenn Selig said Peterson, 54, proposed to the woman after about four to six months of dating but declined to answer further questions regarding the woman who could become Peterson’s fifth wife.” (D. Hooker)

    Not only that, but Newsradio 780 is told by a source close to Peterson’s family that the 23-year-old woman proposed to Peterson and that she made the proposal a couple of times before Peterson said yes.

  24. facsmiley, that’s the picture they are showing in the Sun Times article, she does look more like 16, but he likes them young, thinks he can mold them into the woman of his dreams!!

  25. The impeachment hearings are still going on and are available at cnn.com. They are on a break right now but Blago’s lawyer is such a dork for not knowing that his mic was still on when they decided to take a 10 min break and he said something like “Tell her the truth – that I’m stuck here at this stupid hearing”.

  26. Don’t you just love it when the mic is left on & the idiot speaks!

    Is he related to JB??? Bet Blago would love to hear him call it a “stupid hearing”!!!!

  27. luvpups // December 18, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Don’t you just love it when the mic is left on & the idiot speaks!
    *************

    Hi ya, luvpups!

    Yup! You’ve got that right.

  28. Why is it, do you wonder, that all of the information about Christina Raines has been out there for months (on Hang’s blog), yet it’s all just coming out now, with Armstrong taking credit for it.

    That is pathetic. Armstrong knows full well he didn’t break out this news – all of us bloggers know the truth!!!!

    Whatever issues some may have with the Hang blog, that’s where the credit lies for EXPOSING this true story in the first place.

    JMHO.

  29. Something about this whole engagement story isn’t making sense and I’m quoting from the same article here:

    first this:

    Ernie Raines said his daughter told him about Peterson’s proposal when he spotted a ring on her finger Friday.

    then this:

    Christina Raines said her dad’s got it wrong — it was just a friendship ring from someone else. She said she doesn’t know who Peterson plans to marry.

    Also there is the anonymous “Police source” again.

    Why would LE make an anonymous statement about an engagement rumour ???

  30. JAH – Christina Raines is no secret amongst bloggers. Her information has been out there for months. It just didn’t get legs until now, when Armstrong stuck his fat head into the mix and is now taking credit for breaking the news.

    Bah. He’s a nut job, just like the guys he works for.

  31. You’re right, Justa. Why would they care? Steve Peterson=police source? Is he back at work yet?

    More black noise.

  32. Bucket – Steve Peterson is probably able to take his suspension at his will. But, he may and will probably appeal it first, so he’ll most likely not take his suspension until his appeal hearing. His suspension will be an “unpaid” vacation. He’s got two going now. His original eight day suspension for using the company car to go to his father’s GJ hearing, and now this unauthorized use of police data.

    He’ll need the time off with a new baby coming, heh?

  33. I’m not wondering about Kim Raines and who came up with the story first.

    I’m wondering about this big fat contradiction in the same story:

    first this:

    Ernie Raines said his daughter told him about Peterson’s proposal when he spotted a ring on her finger Friday.

    So apparently Kim told her father herself about Drews proposal.

    then this:

    Christina Raines said her dad’s got it wrong — it was just a friendship ring from someone else. She said she doesn’t know who Peterson plans to marry.

    So Christina Raines told her dad herself about Drews proposal and in the next sentence she says her Dad got it wrong.

    How can that be ????

    Next the anonymous Police Source turns up again to conveniently make another anonymous statement to back the story up.

    OH MY !!

  34. The picture makes me sad. She looks such a tiny young desperately over madeup thing. She looks like she’d enjoy a cup of cocoa and an arm around her shoulder. 😦

  35. This young woman is exactly the kind of person Peterson preys on. The weak and/or vulnerable. She’s only 23 years old. She may have already made some bad choices. Who should be the one with more knowledge, street sense, common sense? A 23 year old or a soon-to-be 54 year old? How is the schmuck, Drew Peterson, going to raise a little girl of his own and keep her safe if he’s exactly what she should be kept away from in the first place?????

  36. Well, let’s do the math. Sicko will be 74 years old when Lacy is 23. Think he’ll be able to keep her out of the way of a 54 year old predator, especially if she’s been subjected to living her childhood with the likes of him?

  37. Looks like Drew hasn’t been welcomed with open arms as the new-future-son-in-law in the Raines family.

    From news articles it is obvious Drew just gets engaged when it suits HIM and doesn’t even bother to introduce himself to/involves himself with the girls family.

  38. rescueapet // December 18, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    “Glenn Selig said Peterson, 54, proposed to the woman after about four to six months of dating but declined to answer further questions regarding the woman who could become Peterson’s fifth wife.” (D. Hooker)

    Not only that, but Newsradio 780 is told by a source close to Peterson’s family that the 23-year-old woman proposed to Peterson and that she made the proposal a couple of times before Peterson said yes.

    Oh yes of course Christina Raines must have been throwing herself at Drew Peterson begging him to marry her as he is such a good catch and has so much to offer. (!!)

  39. Once again:

    “Peterson’s lawyer says Peterson is engaged but denies he’s engaged to Christina Raines.”

    *******
    Brodsky DENIES Peterson is engaged to Christina Raines. So, there you have it. We all know Brodsky is a man of his word and a reputable, distinguished attorney. Believe it?

  40. Armstrong was due to publish that Blogertize book before he started on the Drew book.

    I wonder if he’s noticed that free advertising by blogging isn’t as effective as paid advertising? Perhaps that’s why he doesn’t talk to his authors anymore and no longer accepts anything but non-fiction submissions.

  41. New and Weird Caylee development:

    http://blogs.discovery.com/criminal_report/2008/12/breaking-news-c.html

    Breaking News: Caylee Anthony Press Conference

    The Orange County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference moments ago, during which they revealed several new startling details in the case of Casey Anthony and her missing 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony.

    During the press conference, a sheriff’s office spokesperson said that the utility worker who discovered child skeletal remains last week had also contacted authorities on Aug. 11, 12 and 13, to provide tips in the case. An Orange County Sheriff’s deputy followed up on the Aug. 13 tip and responded to the scene – the scene where the remains were found last Thursday – however, it remains unclear what if anything he did there.

    “There was a window of opportunity possibly. We had a deputy respond to this area on August 13,” the spokesperson said. “We are currently trying to determine the situation of that response to determine what the deputy did on scene at that time with the tipster that he received the information from and we continue to be as thorough as possible to determine the circumstances of that on that afternoon.

    “The tip that was received on August 13 was the same individual that reported the findings on December 11. It was the same individual that called into the communications center and called us this past Thursday that made the discovery.

    “We have three tips from that individual. We are trying to determine the circumstances and the thoroughness of the deputy that responded that day and will continue to do so in the coming days.”

    The utility worker initially told authorities that he discovered the remains when he stepped into the weeds to relieve himself by Chickasaw Trail and Suburban Drive in Orlando; however now authorities believe that he had returned to the scene out of curiosity.

    Investigators are currently conducting an interview with the officer who responded to the scene on Aug. 13 and another follow-up interview with the utility worker who found the remains. The sheriff’s office spokesperson said that the utility worker is being cooperative and is not considered a suspect.

    A second bombshell was dropped at the press conference when the sheriff’s spokesperson announced that “significant skeletal remains,” still consistent with a child, were found in an area outside of the main search grid. The remains are believed to be a part of the same remains that were found last Thursday.

    The sheriff’s office has also released images of the crime scene; however they are not currently available. Check back again later for more updates.

  42. I have, in fact, been following this Caylee news development. Unbelievable. The tv defense attorneys are having a field day with this. They seem to want to further Casey’s claim that it’s anybody but her. Argh!

  43. A little more info…

    http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2008/12/dad-says-he-fears-for-daughter-engaged-to-drew-peterson.html

    Dad to Peterson: ‘Stay away from my daughter’
    December 18, 2008 at 2:52 PM | Comments (13)
    Being identified as the sixth fiancée of Drew Peterson is no easy task — as Christina Raines, 23, is apparently finding out.

    She’s all “stressed out”, said her former boyfriend of five years, Tony Yauk, 26, the father of her two children.

    “Yesterday…I didn’t think it was true,” he said outside a family home in Bolingbrook. “But I just got done talking to her face to face and, uh, I think it’s true.”

    The Chicago Sun-Times reported today that Raines was engaged to the former Bolingbrook police sergeant.

    The paper spoke to Raines father, who expressed outrage over the alleged engagement. His daughter denied the relationship to the newspaper.

    “That ain’t going to happen,” Ernie Raines said. “I’m doing everything I can to try to get her away from him. . . . I’d like to say to him: Stay away from my daughter, take his ring back and look for his wife before he’s out trying to get another young girl.”

    Peterson, 54, is still married to his fourth wife, Stacy, who has been missing since October of last year. He is also the suspect in her disappearance.

    Authorities are also investigating the mysterious 2004 death of Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, which has been reclassified as a homicide investigation.

    Peterson has declined to comment.

    If it is true, Raines would be his sixth fiancée and, if they marry, his fifth wife.

    Yauk, a taxi driver from Westmont, said that he’s starting to believe it’s true. He saw a ring on her finger and said it was “nice.”

    Yauk said Raines and Peterson have been friendly for years. Currently, she’s living in seclusion with her mother, trying to avoid the media. She doesn’t want to do interviews, Yauk said, and she is fearful of losing her job.

    — Erika Slife

  44. Interesting bit from a blog post that Rescue showed me:

    http://www.czerniec.com/2008/12/17/drew-peterson-engaged.html

    Glenn Selig, Drew Petersen’s publicist, sent this message last night:

    “…just for the record, we are not the ones who released this information. I confirmed it only after Derek Armstrong reported it. I was bombarded with phone calls from all sorts of media outlets, fielding phone calls today on average of every three minutes. And I’m not exaggerating.

    Drew Peterson spoke with Mr. Armstrong but apparently did not anticipate Mr. Armstrong making the information public.

    You’ll notice that despite what people say about Drew wanting the spotlight, we have declined all interview invitations at this time.”

  45. What? Someone spoke to Derek Armstrong under the assumption it would be confidential, and instead he turned around and issued the information in a press release?

    Shocking. 😉

    I guess Drew knows how Pastor Schori feels now.

  46. I found a great blog/website today. It’s owned by a man named Mark Czerniec.

    My day job

    Working from my home in Racine via Internet, I monitor news and search the Web providing research support for The Steve Dahl Show, heard 5:30-10 weekday mornings in Chicagoland on 104.3 Jack FM, and all over the world via live streaming and podcast. Legendary broadcaster Steve Dahl gave me my start in radio in 1981 when he added me to his show to provide a daily “All My Children Update.” After a number of other radio jobs, I returned to work for him on the afternoon of September 11, 2001.

    *************

    Apparently, Selig reads his blog and responded to one of these statements on the blog:

    What he’s got is a publicity agent named Glenn Selig who, whenever there’s any chance that Drew Peterson is fading from public consciousness — getting eclipsed by a purported-bookie-turned-governor, perhaps — cranks out a press release like today’s “Drew Peterson Spokesperson Releases Statement on Peterson Engagement”

    http://www.czerniec.com/2008/12/17/drew-peterson-engaged.html

  47. Yauk said Raines and Peterson have been friendly for years. Currently, she’s living in seclusion with her mother, trying to avoid the media. She doesn’t want to do interviews, Yauk said, and she is fearful of losing her job.

    – Erika Slife

    Huh, huh ? why would Chris Raines be fearful of losing her job.

    Isn’t getting engaged to Drew Peterson a wonderful and joyous occasion, something to celebrate and share with family, co- workers and friends ?

    Oh wait, Drew is an official murder suspect in the case of missing wife no 4 and under investigation for the murder of wife no 3.

    Of course that alters the situation somewhat …….

  48. Chris Raines should be more fearful of losing her life than losing her job !

    Maybe she should consider if having to go into hiding, being fearful of losing her job and her father saying “keep away from my daughter” as a result of getting engaged to someone then something is not quite right in that relationship.

    Why do it to yourself ………..

  49. huh – I just noticed that Selig’s press release from yesterday has been re-edited to remove this:

    “Editor’s note: Joel Brodsky is available for interviews.”

    Maybe they changed their minds after Glenn said this:

    “You’ll notice that despite what people say about Drew wanting the spotlight, we have declined all interview invitations at this time.”

  50. Neither Brodsky nor Selig can control their mutual client. It’s time to bail out and let him sink. He’s dragging them all done with him!

    I’ve gone back and found videos of Selig saying we all need to see Drew’s real side, what he’s really like. Well, we have. He’s a sick, disgusting predator who doesn’t use his brain. Are they so desperate for clients that they can’t unload this brick? Do they want us to think they’re defending a man that’s unfairly portrayed as sinister. If so, I think it’s fair to say they’ve lost the battle.

  51. (March 20, 2008)

    “I am now dealing with the court of public opinion, which is filled with my jury pool,” explained Peterson, who conducted the interview last week with his attorney’s blessing.

    Peterson’s image has taken a beating. He has repeatedly come off as boorish and callous, after making wisecracks about his wife’s menstrual cycles and enthusiastically agreeing on a radio show to take part in a “Win a Date With Drew” contest.

    Peterson acknowledges that his behavior might be seen as peculiar and his jokes inappropriate, although he blames the news media for portraying him as a “sinister character lurking around underneath rocks.”

  52. With new publicist, Peterson aiming to show his softer side

    By Erika Slife
    February 29, 2008

    Before appearing on NBC’s “Today” show Thursday, Drew Peterson had a conversation with his recently hired publicist: Maybe it was time for the public to see another side of Drew.
    “He’s a nice guy. He’s a normal guy, and that’s what people needed to see. I wasn’t creating someone that he wasn’t. I just want people to see another side of him,” said publicist Glenn Selig. “I think it has begun.”

    **********

    Yeah, I think it’s way past begun, Glenn Selig!

  53. So the story above seems to confirm that young woman has 2 children. Has there been any report of their ages, sexes, or who watches them for her while she is out hanging around with Drew?

  54. She’s staying at her mom’s at present so I would think Mom must be watching them at times. Their dad probably watches them as well.

    I don’t know – just guessing.

  55. DREW PETERSON CAN’T MAKE UP HIS MIND HOW HE MET THIS GIRL !

    I don’t want to bore you with another news story about Drew Petersons engagement but please take note of the fourth paragraph as according to Drew the new fiance is now a “former fan” (!!) who has been writing him letters (!!) etc etc

    So which one is it Drew ??

    Did you meet her at a laundromat a few years ago ?

    You’ve know each other for years “as friends” ?

    She is a former adoring letter writing fan ??

    Drew Peterson, 54, Engaged To A 23-Year-Old Woman
    Submitted by Arun Gupta on Thu, 12/18/2008 – 13:57 Entertainment TNM Drew Peterson

    The engagement of Drew Peterson, 54, and former Bolingbrook police sergeant who is a suspect in his wife’s disappearance, sparked a range of reactions from disbelief to revulsion.

    Not surprising as Stacy, 23, his fourth wife disappeared in October 2007. His third wife, Kathleen Savio, was found drowned in a bathtub, and her death has since been re-classified a homicide. Surprisingly, Peterson has again not been charged in this case, either.

    Protesting their privacy would be jeopardize, Peterson has declined to reveal the name of his fiancée, who is just one of the six women he has dated since the disappearance of his wife. Tired of media attention, Peterson says he wouldn’t invite reporters to his wedding, as they would only ruin the occasion.

    However, he does tell us, his fiancée is a former fan, who revealed herself through hand-written letters and describes her as ‘very attractive’, ‘svelte’, and at 23, a year younger than Stacy Peterson, who would have turned 24 this year. His fiancée who lives about 15-minutes from his Bolingbrook, Ill. home, has been introduced to his two children.

    However, Stacy Peterson’s family is ‘shocked’ to hear of Peterson’s engagement, with Pamela Bosco, spokesperson for the family saying: ‘We were shocked when we first heard, but then when we thought it through we weren’t at all surprised. This is obviously a pattern we’ve seen with Peterson.’ Stacy’s family believes there is an ulterior motive behind Peterson’s public announcement of his engagement. Perhaps, it’s something to do with a book deal or his legal position, but it definitely doesn’t have anything to do with love. Asked whether they believe his would-be bride might be in danger, Bosco says: ‘If history repeats itself then I’d say this is not a good situation for her to be in.’

    Drew Peterson, who joked about his wife’s disappearance in October 2007, attracted media attention due to his blasé attitude, even alleging that his wife’s PMS had led her to run off with another man. The case remains open and is under investigation, though in an interview with ABC news last year, Peterson said the search for Stacy Peterson was a ‘waste of time.’

    Drew Peterson, who is still legally married to Stacy Peterson, will require a divorce before he can walk down the aisle with his mystery bride. According to the Chicago Tribune, Drew Peterson has already met with a high-profile divorce attorney for getting a divorce on the grounds of abandonment.

  56. JAH…there is so much conflicting info about this ‘relationship’ – also about the way in which it is being delivered.

    It’s all pretty stinky.

  57. Peterson/Brodsky/Selig/Armstrong – they’ve all got a different version of events. Time to dump Peterson guys! He makes you all look like idiots.

  58. WHY CANN”t the ilinoise cops do what the florida cops are doing with the anthony case , go looken in the woods , maybe stacy is near . has he said anything like that before. people who kill most of the time keep there victims near so they can see from street if it is still there or where ever they droped them … they go back… am wondering if the cops have thought that .
    but instead we are watching that stupid idiot osama and blago. they need to do something more into finding her soon. cause chicago is corrupt…. I GUESS HE WANTED TO BE IN SPOT LIGHT CAUSE THEY ARE TO FOCUSED ON OSAAMa and the gov there lol

    as for drew going to laundry mat sound suspiousely , doesn’t he have a washer and dryer at home … he makes me sick…… I bet this chick will be talked out of it soon I do hope so.. for her kids sack.

    I WAANT HIM ARrested already

  59. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-peterson-19-dec19,0,4394385.story

    Romantic link to Peterson a shock
    Friends, family of 23-year-old woman reeling over reports
    By Erika Slife and Mary Owen | Tribune reporters
    December 19, 2008
    Friends and family of Christina Raines were still reeling from the shock Thursday that she could be Drew Peterson’s fiance.

    “She should think before she gets into something she can’t get out of,” said 54-year-old Joe Raines of Minnesota, who said he was Raines’ uncle. “She needs to find somebody else. Nothing good is going to come out of this.”

    Raines, 23, was identified this week as the latest love interest of Peterson, a 54-year-old former Bolingbrook police sergeant who is still married to his missing wife, Stacy.

    Investigators have named Peterson the sole suspect in Stacy Peterson’s October 2007 disappearance. She also was 23 when she was last seen.

    If Raines—who couldn’t be reached Thursday—is engaged to Peterson, it would be at least his sixth fiance. If they married, she would be the fifth Mrs. Drew Peterson.

    Peterson declined to discuss his engagement, which was confirmed by his publicist. Sources named Raines as his betrothed. Raines denied the relationship to the Sun-Times.

    Raines’ former boyfriend of five years, Tony Yauk, said he saw a ring on her finger, and he knows Raines and Peterson have been friendly for years.

    “I didn’t think it was true,” said Yauk, 26, the father of her two children, ages 4 and 5. “But I just got done talking to her face to face and I think it’s true.”

    Authorities are investigating Stacy Peterson’s disappearance as a “potential homicide.” They’re also reinvestigating the 2004 death of Peterson’s third wife, Kathleen Savio, who was found dead in an empty bathtub.

    eslife@tribune.com

    * * * * * * *

    Good morning everyone. Just being thorough 🙂
    ….sick of the story myself already.

  60. facsmiley // December 18, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    JAH…there is so much conflicting info about this ‘relationship’ – also about the way in which it is being delivered.

    It’s all pretty stinky.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Just to make it even more stinky.

    Drews has been saying he has been dating approx 6 women over the past 12 months.

    He has been saying he has been dating Christina Raines for the past 5 months.

    Oke has he been “dating” Christina exclusively for the past 5 months in order to lead up to this “engagement” ?

    If so that means he dated another 5 women in the 7 remaining months, which is about one every 5 weeks – hmmmmm

    If he didn’t exclusively “date”Christina over the past 5 months, that means he was dating other women at the same time he was “dating” Christina, which means he could have been dating any of another five women at the same time he was dating Christina !

    Hello Christina are you paying attention ??

  61. Stinky tho’ the whole ‘engagement’ (I think of it as an ‘en-GAG-ment’) story is, I have to give some props to the men in Ms. Raines’ family: for one, they’re physically present and, sad to say, that is more than a lot of 23 year old women can say. Second, her father has gone both to Peterson personally and the press in what look like sincere attempts to keep her safe. Again, more support than many have.
    My only worry is – will he really keep it up? If the story that she & her dad have known DP for years & are friendly is accurate, I wonder.

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