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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-15-2005, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Angela Drake Missing

I don't know how widespread this news is, but some of you from Wisconsin might have heard about Angela Drake. She's a girl my age that has been missing since late Thursday night. She is from Oregon but went missing from a bar in Madison. She was last seen leaving with a man that she didn't know very well. Her car was left at a bar called the Dry Bean. No one has heard from her since then.

I knew her -- my friend Katie is one of her best friends. I have hung out with her on occasion. I just kind of wanted to share some things about this because it has me upset lately. I wasn't one of Angie's best friends, yet I knew her well enough to know that if she was okay, she would have contacted someone by now. She is a VERY social person, but she's not an "Audrey Seiler," a name some of you might recognize as the girl whose craving for attention drove her to fake her own abduction, and end up owing the Madison Police department a crapload of money. Anyway...

I just know that Angela is not okay. I know she won't be found alive, and I hate to say that. I have to get some confessions out, but it feels really weird. I can't help but thinking that I have always thought of Angie as someone who didn't monitor her alcohol well, and needed to be the center of attention. And I can't help but think that those undesireable qualities got her into this mess. I just hate to think that many people who are too wrapped up in themselves to realize that they could be doing serious damage to themselves...could wind up the same way. I hate thinking so negatively, and of COURSE I hope she is found alive. But the whole situation makes me really wish that people would use her as an example, and be more responsible when drinking. I also wish people would stop thinking that making people attracted to you is more important than dignity or safety.

I feel so sorry for Angie's mom and her sister, who she was very close to. I feel sorry for my friend Katie who has been a wreck all week. This is very close to home -- not only did I know Angela but I used to go to the Dry Bean every Thursday. I've met plenty of new people there. I have prayed about it and I will keep praying until I hear anything else. But I just had to get these feelings off my chest.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-15-2005, 10:53 PM
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I was just thinking about alcohol drinking because I drop people off for their daily anti-buse pills.

You can chose alcohol to be your ally, but it's bound to make life more difficult. Kind of like choosing your friends, I guess.

I hope your aquaintance does turn up okay, that's got to be very hard for her family.
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Sorry to hear about your friend, ForJazz. I hope by some miricle she is out there alive and will return home safely. Keep us updated.
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That is very sad to hear, I am sorry ForJazz
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That is so scary and it's even scarier that this kind of thing happens all the time. I hope she returns home safe and sound
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-16-2005, 12:19 PM
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I've heard about that and I hope she's found.

I understand what you're saying about the alcohol...I know too many people that rely on it to have a good time and it really can make your life a lot worse.
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There is a candlelight vigil for her tonight, otherwise no news.
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Thats really heart-breaking, the one time when no news is not good news.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-16-2005, 11:37 PM
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That's frightening. Both this mystery with the poor girl, and that there are those kinds of people out there.
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