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Friday, August 31, 2007

Remembering Carrie 11 Years After her Disappearance

On Tuesday, August 28, 2007, my group was in Florida taking a much needed vacation. As everyone will remember, when the 28th arrives, no matter where I am, this day impacts me and my family a lot. We decided that on this night, we would go down to the beach and remember Carrie and so of the others who are still missing and some who have been found deceased. We choose a bouquet of balloons in various colors to represent several of the other people.

This year has been productive in the search for Carrie, but she still is missing and that's just not good enough for me. Shortly after we visited Blanchester last year for Carrie's 10th disappearance anniversary, the other barn that has been rumored to be linked to Carrie's disappearance mysteriously burnt. In fact, it burnt just days before Carrie's 10th anniversary which leaves a lot of questions and speculation.

After the barn, the soil samples from the 2004 barn and excavation site were sent overseas to see if there's any trace of Carrie - Meaning - was she ever there. It seems really strange to me that her items could be found at that depth underneath that barn and then there was nothing else. Again, more questions and no answers. Perhaps these soil samples will give us something?

In early August 2007, just weeks before Carrie was missing for 11 long years, Court TV rolled back into town to film a new documentary regarding Carrie's case. This show is for "Missing Person's Unit". I understand this documentary is basically on how the law enforcement worked on the case - once the decent people began to work the case. There's no air date for this just yet. I'm sure this will be a great show once it is released, and any exposure Carrie's case gets is even better.

As our vigil started down on the beach for Carrie and the others, I thought of how much Carrie loved the beach and the sun. I knew that she'd approve of the location and she'd be there with us if she could. I'm deeply saddened that Carrie's memory is reduced down to a note scribbled into the sand and having to release balloons. We should have a gravesite for Carrie's family to visit. I keep hoping and praying that somehow we will find her remains so they can be laid to rest like a normal person should be. It just gets really ridiculous if you think about this.

Last but not least, Carrie's mom accepts an award on behalf of Carrie for the National Day of Peace. Debbie has made it her mission to help others who have been victims of domestic violence. I know that Carrie is so proud of Debbie and all the others who continue to support finding her and have stood up against violence. I want to share this article with you all below and tell you that we have not stopped looking for Carrie. We never will. There are many things that we cannot post online because of possible case and personal invasion, but just know that Carrie case is still very active.

Local Woman Being Honored For Work Preventing Domestic Violence
Reported by: Bill PricePhotographed by: 9News

The devastating problem of domestic violence -- or "DV" -- is getting new attention in Northern Kentucky from a new group: college athletes, as a local coach makes it his mission to keep his players from becoming future abusers.
Researchers say every 15 seconds of every day, a woman in Kentucky is abused or battered by someone she knows.
Programs like the Women's Crisis Center in Covington are now getting unexpected new help to prevent that abuse.
But first, the center heard from one Tri-state family who has been hurt by domestic violence for years.
The annual "Day of Peace" domestic violence conference honored Debbie Culberson on Friday.
She got the conference's first "Outstanding Advocate" award as she stood next to a picture of her daughter, Carrie Culberson.
Carrie was last seen 10-years ago this month, being shoved into a car by her ex-boyfriend, Vincent Doan.
Doan is now serving a life sentence for her death.
Carrie's body has never been found.
"I'm going accept it on behalf of my daughter, Carrie," said Culberson. "Carrie also, [sighs] Carrie gave the ultimate sacrifice."
Efforts to stop domestic violence by Culberson are now getting the support of the Northern Kentucky University (NKU) basketball team.
Their coach says he's warning players that they can't bring their courtside aggression into their relationships with women.
"By teaching our boys ways to handle frustration and anger without using violence or harmful words, we let them know it's okay to walk away when angry or frustrated," said David Bezold, NKU men's basketball coach.
"It's important to let them know they can always come to us, if they feel like things are getting out of hand," added Bezold.
Bezold is the first men's sports coach to address this domestic violence conference.
He was joined by NKU professor Darrell Payne, who studies domestic violence.
Payne says families need to start even earlier teaching these anti-violence lessons to boys.
"And one thing I remember my father teaching me, from being a little boy up to an adult, is that you never put your hands on your sisters or a girl," said Payne, who works in the school's College of Human Services. "That was the rule of our house. That's what stood and that's what I followed."
"I am always in awe of men who will speak out against domestic violence," said Culberson. "So, I appreciate and applaud you and everything that you are trying to do."
Since college basketball players are already role models, Culberson and the center hope that the players will spread the word that domestic violence should not be tolerated.
More than that, the center hopes they can show that domestic violence isn't just a problem for women – it's also a man's problem, too.

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