Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
What's Hot!!
Hurricane Irma & Our Piano Friends!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Who's Online Now
108 registered members (Beakybird, ando, bennevis, Bobby Badd, 27 invisible), 1,931 guests, and 1 spider.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#923675 - 09/07/04 09:06 AM Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,175
Piano World Offline
Piano World  Offline



Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,175
Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Please note the new Amber Alert
scrolling at the bottom of the page in the forums.

It will automatically update if there is an alert.
Please glance at the Amber Alerts at least once a day.

<font size="+2">You just may save a life!</font>

Thank You.


- Frank B.
Founder / Owner / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
ProRecord.info
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
www.linkedin.com/in/pianoworld
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190 w/ ProRecord, Yamaha P-80, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!


Piano & Music Accessories
#923676 - 09/07/04 09:19 AM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,195
Axtremus Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Axtremus  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,195
Noticed it during the long week-end.
Web site with a public service conscience.
Great idea. thumb

#923677 - 09/07/04 01:59 PM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,857
Bernard Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Bernard  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,857
North Groton, NH
I noticed it last night and though I had a virus!
Thanks, Frank.


"Hunger for growth will come to you in the form of a problem." -- unknown
#923678 - 09/07/04 02:02 PM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,934
Tom--K Offline
5000 Post Club Member
Tom--K  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,934
Frank made a great site even better. As a father of two kids, it's amazing to me how difficult it is to keep both my kids wary and watchful.
As parents we should train our kids, but as a nation we should all watch out for each other's well being. Kids first.

Thanks Frank.

#923679 - 09/07/04 02:14 PM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,232
Ðanor Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Ðanor  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,232
Santiago, Chile
what is "amber"? i haven't heard that word before. I don't know it's meaning in english.

So what's this thing about?


ss ao lr ue dt on si .u dq ar no on ra qd u. is no td eu rl oa ss
#923680 - 09/07/04 02:33 PM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,378
bcarey Offline
3000 Post Club Member
bcarey  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 3,378
North Carolina
Danor,

Amber alerts are alerts put up immediately on road signs whenever someone has been abducted or kidnapped. They ususally include information like car model, license numbers or anything available that would help motorists recognize a particular vehicle. If someone sees the vehicle in question, they can immediately notify police and they can quickly apprehend them.

It is called an Amber alert because of a case of an abduction of a child named "Amber" who if memory serves me wasn't one of the lucky ones.

It is a very good idea and it definitely has saved lives!

#923681 - 09/07/04 02:41 PM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 2,340
BeeLady Offline
2000 Post Club Member
BeeLady  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 2,340
Massachusetts
Great idea, Frank. Thanks.

So far here in Massachusetts, the Amber alert has been used three times, all three successfully!


BeeLady

Life is like a roll of toilet paper...the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!
#923682 - 09/08/04 10:43 AM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,862
apple* Offline
apple*  Offline


Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,862
Kansas
Amber was from the Kansas City area.. while playing on the street, she was grabbed by a thug, taken to an isolated area by the river, brutally raped and then killed. She was 11.

I believe her mother, with donations she received set up the amber alert here, so motorists could spy the license tag. she worked in conjunction with funds from the parents of Polly Klaas.

This happened shortly after a Jake was dragged and killed by a guy who stole his mother's car. The public was ready for action.


accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)
#923683 - 09/09/04 09:13 AM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,175
Piano World Offline
Piano World  Offline



Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,175
Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
If you have a web site and would like to add the
Amber Alert ticker (or you know of a site that might)...

Get the code here:
http://codeamber.org/ticker_code.html

For those who may not be familiar with the
Amber Alert:

The Origin of the Amber Plan
The AMBER Plan was created in 1996 as a powerful legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, a bright little girl who was kidnapped and brutally murdered while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas. The tragedy shocked and outraged the entire community. Residents contacted radio stations in the Dallas area and suggested they broadcast special “alerts” over the airwaves so that they could help prevent such incidents in the future.

In response to the community’s concern for the safety of local children, the Dallas/Fort Worth Association of Radio Managers teamed up with local law-enforcement agencies in northern Texas and developed this innovative early warning system to help find abducted children. Statistics show that, when abducted, a child’s greatest enemy is time.

In April, 2003, President Bush signed the Amber Alert legislation making it a national program. A full year has passed since the Amber Alert law was enacted. While the Amber Alert system is now mandated across the country, some states are still trying to implement the procedures necessary in bringing the alerts to the public. Hampered by outdated Emergency Broadcast guidelines and different activation criteria in each state, the system needs a fair amount of fine-tuning to be optimally effective. Code Amber is on the cutting edge with the technology helping to make that a reality.

.........................................
We now have the Amber Alerts running at the bottom of the Forums pages. It automatically updates itself if their is a new alert.

Please check it at least once a day.


- Frank B.
Founder / Owner / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
ProRecord.info
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
www.linkedin.com/in/pianoworld
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190 w/ ProRecord, Yamaha P-80, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!


#923684 - 09/09/04 02:08 PM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,862
apple* Offline
apple*  Offline


Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,862
Kansas
boy - I was a font of disinformation eek ..sorry


accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)
#923685 - 09/10/04 12:19 AM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,192
RKVS1 Offline
3000 Post Club Member
RKVS1  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,192
Topeka, Kansas
Just a bit more information for Danor, about the word "amber".

As well as being used for a person's name, "amber" is used to describe a yellow/orange color that is used in traffic lights ... green (Go), red (Stop), and amber (Caution). Amber is the name used for the translucent yellow/orange rock produced as tree sap petrifies. (This mineral amber played an important role in the Spielberg movie "Jurrasic Park" ... won't go into more detail here. )

So the phrase "Amber Alert" has a double meaning, which makes it stick out in peoples' minds.

Bob

#923686 - 09/10/04 05:57 PM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 806
TomtheTuner Offline
500 Post Club Member
TomtheTuner  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 806
Melbourne, Florida USA
Danor,

Las alarmas del ámbar son las alarmas ponen inmediatamente en señales de carretera siempre que alguien ha sido secuestrado o ha sido raptado. Ellos ususally incluye información como el modelo de coche, como los números de la licencia o como algo disponible que ayudaría a automovilistas reconocen un vehículo particular. Si alguien ve el vehículo en cuestión, ellos pueden notificar inmediatamente a policía y ellos rápidamente los pueden prender.

Se llama una alarma del Ambar a causa de un caso de un secuestro de un niño denominó el "Ambar" que si la memoria sirve mí no era uno de los afortunados.

¡Es una idea muy buena y ha salvado definitivamente vive!

El ámbar era del área del Ciudad de Kansas.. al jugar en la calle, ella fue asida por un maleante, tomado a un área aislada por el río, brutalmente violado y entonces matado. Ella era 11.

Creo a su madre, con los donativos ella recibió el conjunto arriba la alarma del ámbar aquí, así que automovilistas podrían espiar la etiqueta de la licencia. ella trabajó en conjunción con fondos de los padres de Klaas Asta.

Esto sucedió a poco de que un Jake se arrastró y fue matado por un tipo que robó su coche de madre. El público estaba listo para la acción.

mad


Maker of the TCHAMMER
www.thomasccobble.com

BUSY IS BETTER THAN BORED
#923687 - 09/10/04 06:00 PM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 2,419
Dwain Lee Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Dwain Lee  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 2,419
Columbus, Ohio
You're right, Bob, that color on traffic signals probably is more accurately considered "amber," although we simple folk have always just called it "yellow." wink

#923688 - 09/10/04 08:21 PM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,192
RKVS1 Offline
3000 Post Club Member
RKVS1  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,192
Topeka, Kansas
I usually call it the "yellow" light too, Dwain, i.e. nobody riding in my car ever hears an adrenalinized voice screaming "Hang on, folks, we're running the amber!".

I just didn't want to go into too much more detail for fear of getting the monthly "Firm grasp of the obvious" award.

Bob

#923689 - 09/11/04 05:15 AM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 2,419
Dwain Lee Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Dwain Lee  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 2,419
Columbus, Ohio
smile

#923690 - 09/13/04 05:11 PM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 58
Blondie Offline
Full Member
Blondie  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 58
Mon Boudoir
I'm new here today (but have lurked for awhile). This amber alert system is useful (Wish it were international). And I see this Texas alert is now cancelled. Perhaps someone can address this: When an alert is cancelled is there ever a explanation given for its cancellation, e.g. "This girl is now home with her parents?" I'm curious.


Cover me with kisses baby
Cover me with love
Roll me in designer sheets
I'll never get enough ...
#923691 - 09/14/04 07:14 AM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,175
Piano World Offline
Piano World  Offline



Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,175
Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Blondie,

If you click the cancelled alert, you will
sometimes see details posted as to why.

Note:
There is a new Amber Alert right now (09/14), for
Southern California.


- Frank B.
Founder / Owner / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
ProRecord.info
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
www.linkedin.com/in/pianoworld
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190 w/ ProRecord, Yamaha P-80, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!


#923692 - 09/17/04 05:56 AM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,192
RKVS1 Offline
3000 Post Club Member
RKVS1  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,192
Topeka, Kansas
The amber alert for the 5 year old Topeka girl kidnapped by her father Wednesday ended less than half a day after it was issued when the car was spotted by a trucker in SE Wyoming and the girl was safely recovered.

.
.
.

That was the good news. The sad news was that both her parents are now dead, the mother killed by the father and the father suiciding later. What powerful scars this will leave on her.

Bob

#923693 - 09/19/04 07:54 PM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,544
RealPlayer Online content
2000 Post Club Member
RealPlayer  Online Content
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,544
NYC
These Amber Alert postings are a great idea. Thanks, Frank. The recent New York story, in the other thread, has been on the local news.

Although some of these child kidnappings are vengeful strikes by one partner against another, I just cannot get my brain around the wackos who use children for their sexual gratification and then, sometimes, kill them. I have not even the BEGINNING of a way to understand this, not to say that it's understandable.

Maybe I should google that question to find out how psychiatrists explain that behavior.

#923694 - 10/16/04 08:25 AM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 117
DW_mod Offline
Full Member
DW_mod  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 117
Quoted:...Although some of these child kidnappings are vengeful strikes by one partner against another, I just cannot get my brain around the wackos who use children for their sexual gratification and then, sometimes, kill them. I have not even the BEGINNING of a way to understand this, not to say that it's understandable....

Oh My! Very dreadful indeed! Evil!

#923695 - 02/13/05 07:08 AM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,288
mikhailoh Offline
4000 Post Club Member
mikhailoh  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,288
Cincinnati
We have the Amber alert system.. it was flashing on our freeway traffic control system boards yesterday afternoon, but the 511 number and the 530 am station they referred to were both out of service!

It turns out we were a block away when this 5 year old boy was thrown into the trunk of a car and taken.. felt sad that we could not help.


Michael

====

He is so solemn, detached and uninvolved he makes Mr. Spock look like Hunter S. Thompson at closing time.'
#923696 - 04/04/05 08:39 AM Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read!  
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 13
Teng, M Offline
Junior Member
Teng, M  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 13
Singapore
Oh dear... I hope that boy is gonna be alright and nobody gets hurt in such an unpleasant situation.
I can't even imagine how it feels like to lose your precious child... I don't even want to think about it.
This Amber Alert thing is really a great idea, and is a good example of how modern technology should be put to beneficial use.
Though the origin of the Amber Alert is really saddening. Poor girl, poor parents. frown


Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


New Topics - Multiple Forums
OT- New Year
by PhilipInChina. 09/20/17 09:42 AM
Casio GP400
by Nordomus. 09/20/17 04:56 AM
Shipping insurance from Canada to Asia
by zanarkanda. 09/20/17 12:31 AM
Voicing Lead Sheets/ Fake Books?
by MacMorrighan. 09/19/17 09:34 PM
Iconic Out of Tune Pianos
by That Guy. 09/19/17 09:08 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics181,946
Posts2,658,930
Members88,871
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0