We will be running our regular Sunday call in talk radio program. The focus will be on Haleigh Cummings, but we will likely touch on some of the other missing children as well. It is with a combination of amusement and horror that Jan and I read the emails.

Why do we focus on Haleigh Cummings, what about all of the other missing children?

This is a valid question. Is Haleigh more important than any other child? No, absolutely not, every missing child deserves the maximum coverage. The problem is that there are so many of them. Jan covers as many cases as she can, but we do not even scratch the surface.

Most news organizations have moved on from Haleigh. It would be wrong to criticize them, most are bound by corporate obligations to cover what is hot breaking news rather than a case that is approaching the one year mark.

A few of us though do continue to follow the case, our motives are varied and mostly personal. Jan and I provide coverage because we believe that every child deserves a voice, we wish that we had the resources to cover every missing child, but we do not.

It has not been reported in the press yet, but it would seem that the law enforcement agencies in northern Florida are becoming more active in the effort to curb the illegal use of prescription drugs, a subject that keeps being mentioned in the Haleigh Cummings case.

As of this update our panel for the program is going to be: Jan and Simon Barrett, news and programming director for WSKY 97.3 TJ Hart, the Crime Doctor Denny Griffin, and investigative journalist Levi Page. I am also hoping to have Armando Aldazabal join us, he is a successful author and for a time lived in the Putnam County area, he is well versed on the drug culture in this geographic region.

To listen in, just point your browser to www.blogtalkradio.com a few minutes before 3pm central Sunday 17/Jan, you will see the link to the program on the front page.

Simon and Jan Barrett

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