Michael Bruce Ross
American murderer
Michael Bruce Ross
Michael Bruce Ross was an American serial killer. In 2005, he was executed by the state of Connecticut, making it the first execution in Connecticut (and the whole of New England) since 1960.
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More Patients Move From E.R. to O.U.
Wall Street Journal - over 4 years
Are those chest pains a possible heart attack? Increasingly, patients who show up in the ER with complaints that can't be quickly or conclusively diagnosed are being shifted them to observation units that keep them an average of 15 hours. Emory University's Dr. Michael Ross and WSJ's Laura Landro discuss on Lunch Break. Photo: Brigham and Womens Hospital.
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Nukes, Capitalism and Cocktails on the Moon
Forward - over 4 years
On December 3, 1956, “Night of the Auk” landed on Broadway. An audacious work by Arch Oboler, the play was set aboard the first manned spaceship to return from the moon and was written in blank verse. The talent behind the production was stunning. Sidney Lumet directed, Kermit Bloomgarten (“The Diary of Anne Frank”) produced, and the play starred Christopher Plummer, Claude Rains and Dick York. Oddly, “Night of the Auk” was not the only science-fiction play on Broadway that year; the late Gore Vidal’s sci-fi comedy “Visit to a Small Planet” ran concurrently. But unlike the smash-hit “Planet,” “Auk” did not fly. After Dick York turned down Vidal’s play for Oboler’s an irate Vidal told York “you got on the wrong spaceship, you prick.” Now, “Night of the Auk” is being revived at the New York Fringe Festival with five performances starting August 10. This new, abbreviated production —shortened from three hours to 75 minutes — marks the first major production of the play in nearly ...
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AP Interview: Conn. death row inmate says prospective repeal unfair, blames 2007 murder case
Fox News - over 4 years
Daniel Webb is awaiting execution for the 1989 kidnapping and murder of a Connecticut bank executive, but he believes he is also paying a price for another, unrelated crime that has heavily influenced the state's debate on capital punishment. Webb told The Associated Press in a death row interview that he thinks there would be no capital punishment in the state if not for the public's desire to execute the men responsible for 2007 home-invasion slayings of a mother and her two daughters in suburban Cheshire. The only survivor of that crime, Dr. William Petit, lobbied to keep the death penalty for the men who killed his family, Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky. "Dr. Petit is angry with them and with his anger he wants to kill all of us," said Webb, who spoke by telephone from behind a glass window. "Now you are trying to increase my suffering and take away the little that I had because you want to make Komisarjevsky suffer. That's not right." ...
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Margaret Ross, 92
Burnsville Patch - almost 5 years
Margaret Ross (Nee Wright), 92, of Burnsville passed away. Preceded in death by parents, Douglas and Anita Wright; sister, Nancy Wright Hardy. Survived by husband, James; sons, Christopher (Marilyn) Nowicki of Champlin and Michael Ross of Apple Valley; grandchildren, Lisa Nowicki of Longwood, FL, Jocelyn Nelson of Champlin and Nicholas Nowicki of Minneapolis; sister, Roxanna Wright Kane of St. Paul; nieces and nephew, Julie Kane (Jim) Pfitzinger of W. St. Paul, Riley (Sarah) Kane of St. Paul, Roxanna (William) Hanna of Carmichael, CA. Memorial services were Sunday, May 20, at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, 2005 Branch Ave., Anoka.
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Gold! Haitians hope ore finds will spur economic boom from mining for gold, copper and silver
Fox News - almost 5 years
Its capital is blighted with earthquake rubble. Its countryside is shorn of trees, chopped down for fuel. And yet, Haiti's land may hold the key to relieving centuries of poverty, disaster and disease: There is gold hidden in its hills — and silver and copper, too. A flurry of exploratory drilling in the past year has found precious metals worth potentially $20 billion deep below the tropical ridges in the country's northeastern mountains. Now, a mining company is drilling around the clock to determine how to get those metals out. In neighboring Dominican Republic, workers are poised to start mining the other side of this seam later this year in one of the world's largest gold deposits: 23 million ounces worth about $40 billion. The Haitian government's annual budget is $1 billion, more than half provided by foreign assistance. The largest single source of foreign investment, $2 billion, came from Haitians working abroad last year. A wi ...
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Today’s letters: Are you ready to welcome back Khadr?
National Post - almost 5 years
Omar Khadr may be released soon from behind bars at Guantanamo Bay. Letters editor Paul Russell last week asked readers if they would welcome his return to Canada. The response to this question was overwhelming, with more than 80 saying “no” and almost two dozen saying “yes.” Sound arguments, plus many based on emotion, were offered by both sides. No, he murdered a soldier fighting for our side – My husband, daughter, son-in-law, son and daughter-in-law have all gone and agreed to fight to their death to defend rights denied. This “child soldier” who is hailed as a victim, would have tried to kill any one of my family. As a wife and mother of my children, I have no pity nor desire to have this individual back. Maggie Jacques, Petawawa, Ont. – My family’s service to Canada and Great Britain spans over 100 years, including one 20-year-old who died Sept. 16, 1916, at Courcelette. My son-in-law still serves, with two tours of Afghanistan. I would severely regret if this traitor and c ...
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Aidmatrix Expands to the Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud to Enhance Its Disaster Response Platform
MMD Newswire - almost 5 years
Aidmatrix Expands to the Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud to Enhance the Quality of Its Disaster Response Platform Dallas, Texas (MMD Newswire) April 23, 2012 -- The Aidmatrix Foundation today announced that it will be using Microsoft Windows Azure to enhance disaster relief management. Aidmatrix will be transitioning many of its key business processes and applications to the Azure cloud infrastructure to achieve on-demand scalability, greater resiliency, and cost savings. Under a nonprofit technology grant from Microsoft, Aidmatrix began a strategic investment in moving its applications to a Windows Azure and SQL Azure, cloud-based, IT infrastructure. The requirements of disaster response include on-demand scalability to support relief partners on the ground. Having physical servers deployed as close to the disaster zone as possible helps in response times for its web-based humanitarian relief applications. Aidmatrix previously needed to maintain servers in data centers around ...
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Hollis Brookline High School
Nashua Telegraph - almost 5 years
Hollis Brookline High School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-12 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Heather Bourassa, Stephanie Burns, Rebecca Cherian, Emily Cook, Samantha Couture, Gregory Cowan, Elizabeth Davis, Olivia Dei Dolori, Joseph DeMaio, Matthew Falcone, Matthew Fothergill, Anna Giles, Bridget Giles, Benjamin Goodman, Ambika Gupta, Angela Harrow, Erin Hattamer, Amanda Kabel, Elizabeth Kotelly, Shelby Kuchta, Nicole Landry, Ciara Mann, Kristen Marquette, Celeste Marsan, Molly McAndrews, Alexander McCalmont, Austin McCalmont, Tia Moores, Valerie Pauer, Evan Porter, Logan Pucci, Ionela Putur, Nathan Rogers, Darrien Carol Spitz, Jeffrey St. Hilaire, Ryan St. Hilaire, Mark Thibeault. GRADE 10: Olivia Black, Katherine Cherian, Emma Close, Michaela Dowling, Nicholas Garside, Mollie Gillis, Mackenzie Hewes, Suzanne Kagenski, Alexander Kasparek, Nicholas Leonard, Augustine Lewis, Matthew Mailloux, Emma Newton, Jonathan Northcott, Nicholas Page, Cameron ...
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Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health - UC Los Angeles
Google News - over 5 years
The September–October issue of Foreign Affairs features an essay by Michael Ross, UCLA professor of political science, suggesting that democratic transitions are much more likely in oil-poor Middle Eastern nations than oil-rich ones
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All Blacks Rugby Challenge - Gameplanet
Google News - over 5 years
Lack of South African teams, lack of control over forward play. by Michael Ross (31/08/11) A little star power goes a long way. Be it Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! back in the day, or the domineering presence of Michael Jordan in NBA2K11, an iconic sporting
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Army Reserve bomb-clearing unit comes home after yearlong Afghan deployment - Duluth News Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Kelli Ross and her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Ross, are happy to be back together after Ross spent a year in Afghanistan clearing roadways. The two, who live in Lutsen, were reunited Friday evening at the Duluth International Airport
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Clerk helps police catch $100K thieves - Auburn Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Michael Ross, 27, of Folsom, and Vyacheslav Berezenko 23, of Sacramento, remained jailed Wednesday after both were arrested by Placer County Sheriff's Office deputies Tuesday evening. Brad McElvain, a five-year clerk at the BevMo! in Auburn,
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Surprise at what your son is not telling you - Oregon Faith Report
Google News - over 5 years
Georgene Rice of KPDQ-FM, interviews Michael Ross, author of What Your Son Isn't Telling You. He unlocks the secret world of teen boys, placing emphasis on not only the necessity of fathers, but also on mothers understanding of what goes on in the
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Chef Michael Ross Departs Bel Posto - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Michael Ross announced on Facebook that he's left his post as top toque at the Huntington Italian restaurant. By Alan J. Wax Chef Michael Ross, right, oversees Sous Chef Anthony DeConza in Bel Posto's kitchen. Michael Ross, executive chef at Bel Posto
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WB Futuristic ‘Robin Hood’ Film Gets New Writer & Possible Director
The Film Stage - over 5 years
Update: This is actually a separate project from the one that the Wachowskis were developing with Will Smith. Read the original story below Say what? About which character? In what time period? Warner Bros. has hired writer Michael Ross to rewrite a script concerning Robin Hood in the future. Jason Dean Hall (the guy who wrote the not-that-bad David Mackenzie-directed film Spread) wrote the first draft of the script. Commercial director Nicolai Fuglsig is also now attached to direct the film. [Deadline] This version of Robin of the Hood takes place in a futuristic, dystopic London (what isn’t dystopic these days?) where the hero and his Merry Men steal from the rich and give to the, well, you know. Fuglsig has proven himself a very capable, effects-heavy director (see below). That said, this is a tired story that seems ready for a bit of a narrative break (though I quite enjoyed Ridley Scott‘s Robin Hood, the fact that the film was anything but a story about Robin Hood says ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Bruce Ross
    FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 45
    The execution of Michael Bruce Ross was the first in Connecticut in 2005, the first execution in Connecticut since 1960, the 22nd execution in the United States in 2005, and the 966th execution in the United States since 1976.
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    After the execution, Dr. Stuart Grassian, a psychiatrist who had argued that Ross was not competent to waive appeal, received a letter from Ross dated May 10, 2005, which read "Check, and mate.
    More Details Hide Details You never had a chance!" Ross's execution was the first in Connecticut (and in all of New England) since 1960. It was also the first and only execution in Connecticut administered by lethal injection. As of July 25, 2013, Ross is the most recent inmate executed in Connecticut, although the state's death row housed 10 convicted murderers who were in various stages of legal appeals prior to the abolition of the death penalty in Connecticut on April 25, 2012. Vivian Dobson, whom Ross was alleged to have raped, became a vocal opponent of the death penalty in an effort to save Ross's life.
    Ross was executed by lethal injection on May 13, 2005, at Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, Connecticut.
    More Details Hide Details He was 45 years old. Ross did not request a special last meal before facing his execution, thereby dining on the regular prison meal of the day: turkey à la king with rice, mixed vegetables, white bread, fruit, and a beverage. When asked if he would like to make a last statement, he said, without opening his eyes, "No, thank you." Ross was pronounced dead at 2:25 a.m. His remains were buried at the Benedictine Grange Cemetery in Redding, Connecticut.
    Ross was then scheduled to die by lethal injection on January 29, 2005, at 2:01 a.m.
    More Details Hide Details Eastern Standard Time. However, earlier in the day, the execution was again postponed because of doubts that Ross was mentally competent; having fought against his death sentence for 17 years, he suddenly waived his right to appeal. His attorney claimed that Ross was incompetent to waive appeals, as he was suffering from death row syndrome. In his final days, Ross became an oblate, or associate, of the Benedictine Grange, a Roman Catholic monastic community in West Redding, Connecticut.
    In spite of this, an hour before the execution was to take place in the early hours of January 26, 2005, Ross's lawyer, acting on behalf of Ross's father, obtained a two-day stay of execution.
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    In 2005, he was executed by the state of Connecticut, making it the first execution in Connecticut (and the whole of New England) since 1960.
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  • 2003
    Age 43
    During his incarceration, he met his fiancée, Susan Powers, of Oklahoma. Powers broke up with Ross in 2003 but still visited him until his death.
    More Details Hide Details He became a devout Catholic after his arrest in 1984, meeting regularly with two priests through the years and praying the rosary each morning. Ross had accomplishments, such as translating Braille, acting as a "big brother" to other inmates, and sponsoring an impoverished child from the Dominican Republic. Though he opposed the death penalty, Ross strongly supported his own death sentence in the last year of his life, saying that he wanted to spare his victims' families any more pain. According to Kathry Yeager, a Cornell graduate, Ross believed that he had been "forgiven by God" and that he would be going to "a better place" once he was executed. She said, "He's not being punished. He's moving on to life eternal. That's what is ironic about the death penalty. He's looking forward to the peace." Yeager also said that Ross had come to believe there was no way his death sentences would be commuted without forcing the victims' families to suffer through more legal hearings; and that he knew his life would be meaningful, even behind bars: "He's had a horrible life, and he's wanted to do good."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 35
    Michael Ross appeared in a British television series about serial killers in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details The filmmakers who produced the segment gave him the nickname "The Roadside Strangler" because the other killers in the series had nicknames. One of the producers of the series said the name may have been the result of a brainstorming session at a motel bar. Ross was not called "The Roadside Strangler" by the Connecticut media or by local law enforcement while he was alive. On August 4, 2014, The Man in the Monster: An Intimate Portrait of a Serial Killer, a detailed account of Ross' killing spree, capture, trial, time in prison and execution, was published by Penguin Press. Written by former Columbia School of Journalism professor Martha Elliott, the book documents the ten-year telephone and prison visit relationship that developed between the author and her subject. Generally well received, the book garnered positive reviews by Library Journal, Kirkus, the Boston Globe, Booklist and The National Book Review. Elliott's experience with Ross was featured on Criminal, a Radiotopia podcast on crime, in Episode 34: The Stay.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 27
    He was sentenced to death on July 6, 1987 and spent the next 18 years on death row.
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  • 1983
    Age 23
    He also was alleged to have raped, but not killed a 21-year-old woman named Vivian Dobson in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details Plainfield police rejected the possibility that Ross had been Vivian Dobson's rapist. They did not press charges and Ross made no confession. Ross confessed to each of the eight murders and was convicted for the last four of them.
  • 1981
    Age 21
    Between 1981 and 1985, Ross murdered eight girls and women aged between 14 and 25 in Connecticut and New York.
    More Details Hide Details He raped seven out of his eight murder victims.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Ross was born in Putnam, Connecticut on July 26, 1959 to Patricia Hilda Laine and Dan Graeme Ross.
    More Details Hide Details The oldest of four children, having two younger sisters and a younger brother, he grew up on a chicken farm in Brooklyn, Connecticut. Ross's home life was extremely dysfunctional; his mother, who had abandoned the family at least once and had been institutionalized, beat all four of her children, saving the worst for him. Some family and friends have suggested that he was also molested by his teenaged uncle, who committed suicide when Ross was six. He was a bright boy who performed well in school. He graduated from Killingly High School in Killingly, Connecticut in 1977, and graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where he studied agriculture, in May 1981. He became an insurance salesman. He exhibited antisocial behavior from a young age. Ross began stalking women in his sophomore year of college and, in his senior year, he committed his first rape. His first murder followed soon after.
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