Stars Set for Florence Henderson Memorial

first_img There will be a memorial for the late Florence Henderson on February 21 at the Music Box Theatre. Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera, Michael Feinstein, Judy Gold, Isabel Leonard, James Snyder, Bruce Vilanch and Barry Williams will share their memories and talent to honor the beloved stage and screen star. Henderson is best known as Carol Brady on the iconic sitcom The Brady Bunch, which ran from 1969 to 1974, as well as many follow-up Brady projects, including the TV movie A Very Brady Christmas. However, she had many stage credits, including Wish You Were Here, and Oklahoma!, The Great Waltz, Fanny, The Sound of Music The Girl Who Came to Supper, The King and I, South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun, Bells Are Ringing and more.The memorial, presented by Rich Aronstein, Kayla  Pressman and Glen Roven, is open to the public with doors opening at 1:20 PM. Florence Henderson(Photo: Mike Windle/Getty Images) View Commentslast_img read more

Colombia Shares Expertise in Drug Analysis

first_imgBy Dialogo October 29, 2012 A team of 10 forensic chemists from Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico attended an internship on illicit drug analysis this week in forensic labs in Bogota and Cali. The aim is cooperation in the fight against crime that Colombia provides the isthmus. These practices help to train forensic chemists from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, and El Salvador, to detect drug purity levels and the camouflage used on the substances, as well as how to testify on technical matters in drug trafficking trials. This activity ratifies the “Colombian government’s determination to support Central America in counter drug issues,” said William Garzón, an official at the Colombian Attorney’s Office. In addition, coordination allows better trade detection methods and new drug trafficking techniques, according to expert chemist Franklin Muñoz. “About a year ago, black cocaine became popular in Colombia. It was nothing but common cocaine with a reagent that changed its usual color, so we would think it was something else,” he said. In 2011 they seized 400 hundred tons of drugs in Colombia, of which 145 tons were cocaine, according to the Ministry of Justice.last_img read more