March 2007 Archives

March 26, 2007

The Lail of MySpace fame

Ernest Gail Lail A novel method of police work to catch the bad Lails got all sorts of national attention last week with the arrest of Ernest Gail Lail, who hails from Concord, N.C., and is a suspect in several Arkansas bank robberies.

A police sergeant in Fort Smith, Ark., put up this MySpace page in an attempt to elicit information about a string of bank robberies. The background music this morning was The Crickets doing "I fought the Law" and the Law won.

The MySpace page featured a bank video of a robbery and a profile page that says he wants to meet "more bank tellers so that I can continue my crime spree!!!"

That angle was used in numerous media accounts, including this one from the Charlotte Observer. I saw an AP version of this story on a Sidney, Australia. newspaper Web site.

But as the Observer article notes, the MySpace page, despite attracting over 1,800 friends, did not result in the capture of Ernest Gail Lail.

He was arrested Wednesday after wrecking his car fleeing from another Arkansas bank robbery. Lail, 67, was charged with aggravated robbery. Robbing banks at 67?

"It would have been kind of a cool deal if someone recognized him from MySpace," said Fort Smith police Sgt. Jarrad Copeland, who created the MySpace page.

We figure Ernest Lail's next MySpace will be small and come with bars.

March 19, 2007

Bradley Lail photo from Iraq

Bradley Lail photo
Noticed another nice photo from Iraq by Air Force Senior Airman Bradley A. Lail. I've posted some of his photos here and here. They're really nice views of what I imagine it's like for the troops. There's more info about who's in the photo and the machine gun that's being used here.

March 16, 2007

Ride the Harley

Like I said, Harley Lail is looking good for the Gamecocks:

RIDE THE HARLEY: Junior outfielder Harley Lail has made an instant impact on the field for Carolina in the last five games, starting in left field. Lail is 9-for-19 on the year (.474) and tied a USC single-game record for doubles with three vs. Brown last Friday. Lail also homered for the Gamecocks in Wednesday's win over Appalachian State.

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The homer was his first as a University of South Carolina player. More Harley Lail news.

March 10, 2007

Harley Lail looking good for the Gamecocks

Harley Lail, making his first start this season for South Carolina after appearing in just five games last year because of an injury, tied the school record with three doubles. The junior went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base.


And read more about Harley Lail.

March 7, 2007

Sunset patrol


KIRKUK PATROL — Senior Airman Chris Cabibi checks his gear before going out on patrol at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, March 2. Cabibi provides an armed response capability to limit, counteract, and neutralize hostile action directed against the installation. He is with the 506th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bradley A. Lail

(I've seen and posted another photo or two from Airman Bradley Lail and I found this one at Iraq War Today. Wonderful shot.

March 4, 2007

Mean Green and Motivated

Ashley Lail Ashley Lail is getting a lot of playing time as a pitcher for the Mean Green softball team of North Texas State. Good luck in your season. Here's her bio and stats.

It's an honor

the official invite Robin Lail will be at the Culinary Institute of America’s Vintners Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

Lail, a legendary vintner herself and great-granddaughter of Captain Gustave Niebaum, will accept the Founder award for Inglenook, now Rubicon Estate. It is one of six founders awards being presented.

More here.