The simple details

September 21, 2011 1:46:11 PM PDT
Anyone with kids has to be scratching their heads tonight at the thought of how one mother could have managed to corral 8 kids into her car at the same time.

That's not the headline in the horrible case of the 28-year-old mother now wanted for abducting her 8 children from the foster home where they were living.

The headline is the police search for her and the kids - and possibly the children's father. Cops believe the mom and the children are traveling in her 1996 Chevrolet Suburban. Why the kids were in foster care has yet been disclosed - but in these situations I always find myself thinking about the simple details. Like how does a parent round up all those kids and get them into a car fast enough so that the foster care peeps didn't notice? I think about the effort it takes to get one, or two, or three kids into a car - and I am dumbstruck by the possibility that a mother - even with the help of the father - could get all those kids - ages 11 years to 11 months - into one car, get them buckled in (assuming they have that many child safety seats or that they use seat belts), and then drive off before anyone who's supposed to be in charge notices.

I'm just sayin'.

We'll have the latest on the search for the kids, tonight at 11.

And Sandra Bookman takes a look at a fascinating new treatment to rejuvenate your face. There are those who call it the Vampire treatment because it uses your own blood. Does it work? And how much is it? The answers and the results - at 11.

And finally, when you find yourself feeling blue over the state of your estate, know that you have company. A little love, please, for New York Mayor Bloomberg, who tonight is licking his wounds after falling two spots on the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans - falling out of the top 10.

His net worth went up - to $19.5 billion. But it's not about the money at that level, it's about the competition, and there are now 11 Americans with more money than Mr. Bloomberg.

Rich or poor, my dad used to say, it's nice to have money.

And while we're on this subject, can you imagine the reaction in most cities if the Mayor finds himself worth 300% more than when he started in office? It would be scandalous. Not with Mayor Bloomberg of course - he was rich before he came into office, and the day to day operations of his media empire are handled by others. Plus, he's given away nearly $2 billion to charities. What other city could make that claim of its Mayor?

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg with his AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports, including the Yankees "magic number" progress.

I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.


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