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Remembering Aretha Franklin's Mini-Me Johanna Colon

Hundreds of singers from the divas that top the Billboard charts to cruise ship warblers have cited Aretha Franklin as their inspiration and motivation for becoming entertainers.

Robert Paul ReyesWonderful Woman Seeks To Set Record For Bikini-Clad Marchers! God Bless Her! - God bless Cynthia Frederick, Vitamin D and bikini-clad hotties!
John G. KaysThomas Jack Fritz Shoots Himself! Biographical Picture clears up. - Thomas Jack Fritz took his own life in a remote cabin in Sistersville, West Virginia, which is just across the border of Ohio and the Ohio River. U.S. Marshals were closing in on him, after receiving a tip of Fritz`s possible whereabouts. Apparently, Fritz had worked with the cabin owner previously, and knew where an extra key to the cabin was.
Robert Paul ReyesSheriff Joe Arpaio: Obama Birth Certificate 'Definitely Fraudulent' - Investigators for Joe Arpaio declared that Barack Obama's birth certificate is "definitely fraudulent."
John G. KaysElizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook-Morissey Were Likely Abducted in Evansdale! - What happened to 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins and 10-year-old Lyric Cook-Morissey last Friday? The scene of this mystery is Evansdale, Iowa, in Black Hawk County, Iowa, which had a population of 4751, according to a 2010 census.
SOP newswireDrums of War - No UN Authority to Attack Iran or Destroy its Economy - Douglas Reed believes that the US and Israel are ready for war against Iran, though there is no authority in UN to attack Iran or destroy its economy.
Robert Paul ReyesNew Zealand Prostitutes Use Traffic Signs To Pole-Dance! - If I saw an obese prostitute bend a pole, I would run for my life afraid what she might do to my tiny pole.
John G. KaysDouble Homicide of Amy Merrill and Lisa Gritzmaker Shatters Tranquil Blissfield, Mi.! - The last time there was a homicide in Blissfield, Michigan was 1975, the Toledo Blade has reported. That changed last Friday night (just after 11:40 PM) when Amy Merrill and her sister, Lisa Gritzmaker were shot to death at Amy Merrill`s home at 304 N. Lane St.
Robert Paul ReyesNew Carriers Won't Have Urinals! Commie Plot To Destroy Sailors' Fighting Spirit? - I hope the male sailors will fight communism, by urinating, standing up like warriors, out the side of the gender-neutral carriers.
Robert Paul ReyesIs It Free Speech To Flip Cops The Bird? - My heart wants this coward to lose his lawsuit, but my head tells me he has the law on his side.
John G. KaysClaudia Hidic`s Aberrant Behavior Is Better Explained in a Police Report! - Vivid as can be! The Star-Telegram has made public the Warrant For Arrest of Curtis Fortenberry, which details the botched robbery at 3016 Overton Park Dr W (in Tanglewood, Fort Worth), that resulted in the confusing death of Claudia Hidic.
Robert Paul ReyesStarbucks To Open Inside A Funeral Home: Fantastic Idea! - There is nothing odd, sacrilegious, or tacky about a funeral home that includes a Starbucks restaurant.
John G. KaysTheme of Hans Kristian and Eva Rausing`s Lives: Chronic Drug Addiction! - I enter the picture at what looks like the ending to a sorry saga. I`m just like you - in utter disbelief at the disconnect between Hans Kristian Rausing and Eva Rausing`s vast wealth, and what they had turned into, total drug addicts.
Robert Paul ReyesInstant Karma: Yoga Teacher Fired For Giving Facebook Employee Stern Look - How dare she think that achieving cosmic bliss is more important than using your cell phone to update your Facebook status?
John G. KaysA Police Sketch of Mollie Olgin`s Killer released! Is it Accurate? - The release of a police sketch of the suspect in the vicious shooting of lesbian couple, Mollie Olgin and Mary Kristene Chapa, is a step forward. One can only hope the sketch is accurate, since this is not always the case. The witness who authenticated the description of the shooter remains anonymous.
Robert Paul ReyesIs Swedish Sausage Ad Too Sexy? You Be The Judge - I don't know who are more insufferable, hardcore feminists or religious fundamentalists.
John G. KaysDid Popular Teenage Beauty Queen, Claudia Hidic Have a Dark Side? - All we get is a thimble-full of the truth. The June 28th robbery, implicating Claudia Hidic, Terrance Crumley, and Curtis Fortenberry, plays like an old black and white reel film in my head. But some frames are dark and I can`t tell what`s happening!
John G. KaysAfter Matthew Burton`s Arrest, Some Reconsideration of What`s behind Nicole Bennett`s Tragic Death! - Seemingly, a good number of loose-ends are now tied up neatly in Nicole Bennett`s most troubling of homicides. I say seemingly, since with the arrest of this free-lance custodian, Matthew Burton, the case is solved, but not too fast!
SOP newswireIsrael: The State beyond the Pale - Douglas Reed casts a glimpse at the history of Israel in relation to apartheid regimes and socialist ideals.
John G. KaysHow Are the Lafayette Police Able to Charge Brandon Lavergne with Mickey Shunick`s Murder? - I pictured in my mind this Lavergne creep parking his white Chevrolet Z71 atop the bridge, then taking Mickey`s (crashed-out), distinct black, Schwinn bicycle down to the river and tossing it in.
Robert Paul ReyesSurviving The Derecho Windstorm & Power Outage Of 2012 - To my friends and faithful readers: I am bored to death without Internet access, miserable that I am unable to express myself in the published word. But I am grateful that my power has been restored, and that my house didn`t suffer any damage.
John G. KaysWhat Was Aspiring Actress Claudia Hidic Doing in Tanglewood? - Let`s start here. Claudia Hidic lies dead at the back of a large rental house near TCU. That`s easy enough. But why is she dead? Who shot her and why? Who kicked in the back door of this upscale home in the 3000 block of West Overton Park Drive. Oh, this is in Fort Worth, Texas.
John G. KaysAn Original Print of Martin Waldseemuller`s Map of America Discovered in Munich! - Now it`s been verified, the unusual cut-out map is a fifth copy of the break-through map by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller.
John G. KaysIn the Nicole Bennett Murder Case, Two Plus Two Doesn`t Add Up to Four! - No news whatsoever in the Nicole Bennett murder investigation, I`m reporting, which makes me all the more curious. I`m visiting the Google news stream 3 or 4 times a day, but nothing new comes up. What was the cause of death? Do they have any good forensic evidence left at the scene at rural Swamp Road?
John G. KaysWas Shooter of Mollie Olgin and Kristene Chapa a White Male or a 'Light-Skinned Hispanic?' - I thought my research was complete when, just minutes ago, I noticed ABC released information that Mary Kristene Chapa remembers the night that she and Mollie Judith Olgin were shot at Violet Andrews Park (June 22nd).
Sean StubblefieldTo Disturb and Suspect: a different kind of police corruption - In my experience and observation, it seems to me that the vast majority of police type personnel are out to get you, rather than try to help you.
Robert Paul ReyesOutrage: Cops Arrest Houston Lady For Warning Motorists Of Speed Trap - Plummer is green-friendly, conscientious, and extremely hot to boot -- Houston needs more solid citizens like her.
John G. KaysRudy Eugene`s Bizarre Behavior Becomes a Big Part of Miami`s History Now! - Why did Rudy Eugene turn into a Zombie/Cannibal? Science can`t yet answer the question, nor can psychology. And now we hear that, the merely benign-inducing behavior of marijuana may be the trigger for Rudy`s Mephistophelean metamorphosis over Memorial Day weekend.
Robert Paul ReyesSupreme Court: Obamacare Stands! Obama Will Win Reelection! - This Supreme Court decision will be spun a 100 ways by politicians, pundits and legal experts, but bottom line this is a huge victory for President Barack Obama, and it almost guarantees that he will be reelected. A win is a win is a win, and a loss is a loss is a loss.
Robert Paul ReyesPoll: Obama Better Suited Than Romney To Handle Invaders From Outer Space - Anyway who better to deal with aliens than illegal alien Obama? Just kidding, we all know Obama wasn`t born in Kenya or Indonesia.
John G. KaysWith Bob Bashara`s Arrest, I Needed to Rewind the Tape Back to the Beginning! - Who is Bob Bashara? Who was Jane Bashara before someone did her in (Jan 24th)? Bob Bashara was arrested on Monday at his rental property on Mack Avenue (in Detroit, Michigan)
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