The first report, that 50 or so graves had been disturbed at the historic Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Ill. the final resting place of civil rights icon Emmett Till, and the singer Dinah Washington was grotesque. But by week’s end, the macabre tally had grown: Nearly 300 graves, possibly more, were destroyed in an apparent grave-resale scheme that took in an as yet unknown amount of money.
Michael Jackson was the pride of Gary, Indiana, growing up, and on Tuesday his hometown paid tribute to the late entertainer with a memorial and celebration in his honor. They remembered him as not just the King of Pop or the musician who took Hollywood by storm, but as someone with an unmatched enthusiasm and talent for entertaining even as a little boy growing up in this city of about 100,000 in northwestern Indiana, 30 miles from downtown Chicago, Illinois. Jackson’s first music teacher, Anita Hill, spoke of teaching Jackson to sing “Climb Every Mountain,” and remembered him as a “very energetic and wonderful student.” The principal of his middle school remembered how, at Christmastime how Jackson, always jumped up and offered to sing to his class
Michael Jackson’s cardiologist, who met with detectives Saturday, has provided information that will help with the investigation into the singer’s death, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The department said late Saturday that it conducted an “extensive interview” with the doctor, who may have been the last person to see Jackson alive. “Dr