Friday, August 24, 2012

Miss Hathaway being transferred. Will this change chances for a meaningfull Barker Ranch dig?

National Park Service names Sarah Craighead as new Mammoth Cave superintendent.
Posted on August 22, 2012 by James Bruggers  

Mammoth Cave National Park has a new boss.

Superintendent Sarah Craighead comes from Death Valley National Park, where the temperatures commonly exceed 120 degrees, to one that’s all about the world’s longest cave system, where the mercury is typically about 55 degrees.

Many would see that as a step in the right direction.

For Craighead, it’s a step back home. She was valedictorian of Caverna High School in nearby Cave City in 1974.

The National Park Service, in a press release today, said that just as many college students do, Craighead took seasonal employment at Mammoth Cave National Park while attending Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology in 1978.

“I worked several summers at Mammoth Cave, as a campground ranger and a cave guide,” said Craighead.  “My very first job was selling crafts at the Mammoth Cave Hotel.  The cave was my jumping off point with the National Park Service.  Now, more than thirty years later, I have the honor of managing the park.  I look forward to reconnecting with park staff, retirees, and the surrounding communities.”

Prior to Death Valley, Craighead served as the superintendent of Saguaro National Park, just outside of Tucson, Ariz.  She was the first superintendent of Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Cheyenne, Okla., from 1997-2002.

Original story HERE

Photo Credit: National Park Service

Where's "The Manson Girls?"

She's never gonna finish this thing, is she? The following article from March 16 is the most information I could find on the topic and some of it is quite laughable. From :

"It's safe to say that if you haven’t yet heard the story telling of director Susanna Lo the chances are pretty good that before the year is over that will all change.

All of the elements for the film are already in place: the cast, the crew and locations. Filming of the movie’s trailer has already been shot and main shooting for Manson Girls will begin once additional funding is complete.

gJg: What’s the current status of the movie? I was reading articles that said you have been filming for a year or so.

SL: Actually, we started filming some scenes right before the holidays and then we took a bit of a break to go to Berlin and raise some more funds. It looks like there are quite a few people who are interested in providing the rest of the funding for it.

gJg: That’s a good situation to be in.

SL: Yes, fortunately we’re in the position of being in the middle of some what of a bidding war so it gives us some choice. It’s the ideal situation because we’ve wanted a large theatrical release from the get go. We don’t want it to end up in just ten theaters or anything like that.
gJg: I believe there’s also a contest for musicians to have their own original song added to the official “Manson Girls” soundtrack. What made you decide on a contest?:

SL: Well, we recently held an auction where the winning bidder received a walk on role in the movie. The response to it was incredible. So much so that towards the end it actually turned into a bidding war and even the people who wound up coming in second and third contacted the people who ran the contest for us and offered to pay more. <laughs>
That was so successful that we decided to also open the doors for the music soundtrack as well. It’s exciting.

gJg: How can people get involved in the contest?:

SL: We’ve set up a website with all the details:

gJg: Is there a release date for “Manson Girls“?

SL: We’re aiming for October 2012 release. The film festivals like Toronto are definitely interested in having us so we’ll be pushing some of those deadlines which come up in the August/September time frame.

If you are curious enough to link to the song contest, you will notice that the URL is now for sale. Some bidding war! Oh well, I'm just bitter because Susanna promised to send Liz a free T-shirt and then never did TWICE.

Also, check out the IMDB entry at which was lst update in November and is now saying that Ron Jeremy has signed on to play a "porn director." LMFAO! Seriously, I hope the movie does get made so we can all have a good laugh. We could use it, no?