May 8th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 05/08/09

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Tonight, we'll have the latest on the Wesleyan University student shot and killed by an alleged stalker. Tonight the suspected gunman is being held on $15 million dollars bail. We're learning more about his life and the alleged threats he put on paper.

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  1. starr formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson, ET AL, (Erica, Jack, Ali V., & David G. as well as ALL the other members of 360 team and best reporters)!

    Good evening fellow bloggers!! TGIF

    I still have mixed feeling re: economy, but mostly our debt.
    also concerned about "jobless recovery."

    I agree with David G. -Geithner does seem to be presenting stronger and speaking in words i can understand..

    May 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  2. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Employers are hiring for employees slowly.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  3. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    The job less rate here i high too .So many factories are closing eg:John Deere I will lose my job at the end of Oct ober .

    May 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  4. Kathy, Chicago

    My kids are white, Ali, but theydon't have job security.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  5. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Happy to hear the economy is going back up! Maybe the prices in dog food will now go back down........

    May 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  6. Lori from IL

    People are hired by the Federal Government to work on the census every 10 years.... and sometimes by local governments in between when they call for a special census.

    While jobless numbers are scary - always remember that even if 10% are unemployed - 90% are employed.....

    May 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  7. Isabel

    Anderson and Ali,

    There is a possibility the unemployment rate to reach two digits until the end of the year.

    Isn't the economy improving? Aren't the projections positive for the second half? Why the unemployment rate does not follow that way?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  8. Esma

    @ David Gergen–I hope you feel better soon, get some sleep and Happy Birthday (tomorrow)!!!

    May 8, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  9. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Good Evening Anderson, Erica

    I hope the fellow Califorian bloggers are ok tonight my pryers are with you if your're one of the evacuees

    May 8, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  10. Rebekah

    good evening Anderson and Erica

    @Anderson – very snappy tie tonite

    so happy to hear that the gunman from the Wesleyan shootings is in police custody.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  11. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    So the unemployment rate for those with college degrees is 4.4%...how many of those employed are actually using that degree that cost them 30K+?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  12. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I hope economy will going up and up and up, Hopefully, we need our more money back.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  13. Jasmine-Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    Yay! I am less likely to become unemployed.... that's good, right?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  14. Miss J

    I have a masters degree and I still can't find a job!!!!! What's wrong with me Anderson?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  15. Carmen

    Is the webcam down tonite?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  16. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Yeah, it's only half a million. Not 600,000.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  17. Dodie from Irvine, CA

    What about those people who dropped off the unemployment even with the extension?? Is that a factor in this equation?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  18. Nattada, Houston TX

    Good Evening Anderson, Erica, AC360 Team, and all bloggers.

    Happy Friday everyone.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  19. Kathy, Chicago

    Don't we still need to deal wioth commercial buildings going belly up?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  20. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Hey it's Mother's Day this Sunday. Happy Mother's Day Erica and bloggers.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  21. Maren in Oregon

    I feel so grateful to have a recession-proof job. Our law firm does an increasing business in bankruptcy. That has definitely NOT gone down at all, slthough fore3closures are down i nour area.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  22. LisaL - Canada

    overall the trend does seem to be upward – obama should be claiming credit for this – things are in motion instead of just sitting there – the economy may not be fixed but it is heading in the right direction. what do you think?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  23. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I don't feel like we're bouncing back. I feel we will crawl back. Slowly, cautiously, nervously hiding from anyone who wants us to buy a dwelling....

    May 8, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  24. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Half a million people losing their jobs is a good sign? Almost sounds like a bit of a oxymoron....

    May 8, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  25. Jasmine-Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    nice to know the economy is looking up a bit...I like the good news not the dreary news

    May 8, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  26. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes bloggers,
    I agree, That's so scary for people flee go to shelter better safe.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  27. Miss J

    I'm not sure what to think about this economy.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  28. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Hi all,

    The fires are worse out here now. The weather is so much warmer for longer periods of time. It makes the brush very dry and it only takes a cigarette butt or a lightning strike to start off a huge wildfire.

    I'm not liking CA weather anymore. Every day it's over 85 degrees here I know the Artic ice cap is just melting a little faster. And yet, we all ignore it.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  29. Michelle

    I good to hear that the economy seems to be getting better.
    Let's hope things do not get worse. Perhaps unemployment
    will not reach 10 %.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  30. Dulcie - Denver

    Good evening everyone! Good to hear that the economy might be turning up a bit.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  31. Anthonia-california

    Heey Yall 🙂

    Ohman,those wildfires are horrible
    i hate when its wildfire season.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  32. Esma

    Are we really bouncing back? Can I take my money out of my mattress?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  33. Lori from IL

    Hello All -

    Happy Friday!!

    Fire is so scary - can't imagine living in that area and the anxiety the fires cause.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  34. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    As long as the people escape the wildfire with their lives, everything else can easy be replace.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  35. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Good evening, Anderson, Erica, David, Jack, and bloggers!

    Interested in hearing more about the gunman later in the hour. Hope you follow up on Peterson as well.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  36. Rafael Bronx,NY

    Happy Friday Everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 8, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  37. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Its scary how fast the Santa Ana winds can start fires so fast

    May 8, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  38. LisaL - Canada

    the fires look terrible – how do you even prepare for something like that – so many people losing so much

    May 8, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  39. Maren in Oregon

    Freidns in Santa Barbara area got their horses out two days ago, never thought it would get there – it did. House gone. everyone and all animals OK

    May 8, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  40. Isabel

    Hi Anderson, 360 team, friends and bloggers…

    May 8, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  41. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Erica, Edurrado(Ed Henry) and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    That's so horrible wildfires in Santa Barbara, CA........ My heart goes over there!

    May 8, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  42. Jasmine-Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    Fire season is here, that means burn bans now...

    May 8, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  43. Esma

    Hey everyone: Anderson, Erica, David Gergen, all at AC360, the Tribe, and all the bloggers!
    That fire is just terrible, I hope they can get it under control soon.

    May 8, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  44. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    Good evening Anderson, Erica and my fellow evening conversationalists! Its finally Friday! 🙂

    May 8, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  45. jacqueline, NY

    Hi all!

    May 8, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  46. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening!

    May 8, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  47. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    goodevening everyone.

    im wondering why that girl did not follow through with the prior charges against the man who shot her?

    May 8, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Jasmine-Spokane, WA (Spokandyland)

    Hey people's of awesomeness! Hey Anderson and Erica! Tis is Friday! 😀

    May 8, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Good evening Anderson and everyone....Happy Friday!

    May 8, 2009 at 9:59 pm |
  50. angel manners

    Good evening, Y'all

    May 8, 2009 at 9:59 pm |
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