Monday, The Mystery Begins
Morning News Reports
“Well, by now nearly everyone has heard about an incident at Friday’s Gala Gems of America Party for DJ Cool B and the Curious 4 Directions. To remind you, everyone is saying that there was a robbery. Apparently, there was confusion that began when Ms. Korder East’s cat Phluff jumped at Sleek the parrot and was chased by the shar-pei dog Wrinkle. In the attempt to grab them, the jewel cases were knocked over and the animals all ran into the Spices of the World exhibit, ending up covered in parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme!
“The reports are that when they were all settled down they realized the Goldshlagger Emerald and some smaller gems disappeared. No one is exactly accusing the former thieves the 4 Directions, but they were only able to continue on tour when DJ Cool B, a former detective, promised to keep track of them all. They singers themselves are of course famous for being Curious and are desperate to clear their names. Still others ask whether, now that Cool B has left the police, he should be a suspect also.
“Center Street Investigators, are on the case to help solve this dastardly crime.
CSI: Williston Park have their top people on it. Everyone from their Detective Fifth Grades to Detective First Grades, as well as the best of their Kindergarten Cops! But they are looking for help anywhere it can be found. Famous police psychic, the Great Papagnini, a fan who was at the Gala, has promised to put the mystic powers of beyond to support the search and ensure the concert tour is not put on hold.
“Speaking on the Concert Tour, there are rumors swirling about where the first stop will be today. If we could find that out, we could meet with DJ Cool B and the Directions to find out what they saw, know, and are curious about.
“The CSI team will be keeping the public informed of Who they suspect, Why they think they might have done it, How they could have done it, and Where it could be since they were all searched. Anyone who has clues come to the detectives with information.”
Afternoon News Reports
We have more news on the tour and mystery surrounding DJ Cool B & the Curious 4 Directions:
“We hear Ms. Korder East is excited that the concert tour begins in her home state, but is also embarrassed that her cat Phluff may have started the animal chase that ended in the emerald’s disappearance. She is proud to be the first member of the band to have a pet and is still angry that the others copied her. She says she just loves cats, she wasn’t trying to stand out on stage. She also reminded the press that “The cat’s legal name if Phluff (with a Ph), but also goes by the nickname Fluff (with an F).” She still is especially mad at Ms. Sullivan West, who not only stole the idea of having a pet, but of naming her after the texture of her fur.
“Ms. East is curious about WHO would steal the emerald, she has those she suspect and feels she has no reason to steal the gem despite not having the wealth of others. She thinks those with more history of crime should be suspected. Although she said she was upset about Phluff’s jump, she also blamed Ms. West’s shar pei Wrinkle for starting the chase. Still other questioned whether either of them started the distraction to steal the emerald. Ms Friel North stood up for her and says there is no truth to her needing the money. They have been close since their childhood when Ms. East moved in with her Auntie and Uncle near Ms. North.
“Well the band went on a whirlwind tour of the state today, including visits with the weathercasting Punxsutawney Phil who predicted 4 more days of PARP, the delicious Hershey Park where the candy is as sweet as DJ Cool B’s lovely singing voice, and a number of sports stadiums including that of the Super Bowl champions. Tonight’s show was incredible. It took place not far from that stadium in Philadelphia and it was tremendous to hear the new rap lyrics that DJ Cool B performed in a duet with Ms. East:
Tuesday, Picturing the Scene
Morning News Reports
“Day 2 of the Gems of America tour and still no one has found or admitted taking certain gems, particularly the Goldshlagger Emerald! Overnight there were reports that someone snuck in a smart phone at the exciting gala and may have taken a picture of the animal chase just at the time of the crime. Fans say they saw the image for seconds on Instagram, we all hope it will be re-posted so we can take a look. Center Street Investigators — CSI Williston Park, still have the scene of the crime taped off; no one has been to the “Spices of the World Exhibit” since.
“We do have some other, new, possible info about the missing emerald, although we are not sure what to make of it. People are looking at the pairs of Ms. East and North and Ms. South and West, after hearing from the Great Pagnani who had a vision that “a friendship is involved.” As a former detective, DJ Cool B has promised the authorities he will keep the Directions apart so that they can’t coordinate their alibis. In their original interviews, they learned East and West were together and North and South were together, and given that those pairs don’t get along the alibis do seem believable.
“Ms. Sullivan West who is always curious about the “How things happen” in the world, posted online that she wonders HOW the theft could have happened. She wondered if the psychics vision about friendship referred to man or woman’s best friend and wonders if the pets could have swallowed the gems. But, at least one of the gems (the Goldshlagger Emerald) would be too big for a bird or cat to swallow, and her shar pei Wrinkle has a muzzle to make sure he doesn’t bite Phluff. No word on the eating habits of Ms. Friel North’s supposed invisible unicorn Pointy. Speaking of Ms. North, she is curious about WHERE the gems could be hidden and wonders if they aren’t still at the museum with the thief hiding it and planning to come back.
Afternoon News Reports
“Travels today were as hectic as back in Pennsylvania. The band started in the capital, Baton Rouge, and visited Ms. Massari South’s Creole friends. They toured some of the areas flooded in Hurricane Katrina, including her parent’s home. We learned that she’s raising money any way possible to help out. They toured a voodoo museum, took a steamboat to the Tabasco museum, and enjoyed gumbo stew. Ms. North had a short sneezing attack being allergic to the garlic, thyme, and parsley. They then rode a jazz parade through Armstrong Park, and along the Mardi Gras route of Bourbon Street. They will perform at the home of the New Orleans’ Saints.”
“Ms. Korder East remained curious about WHO would steal the gems, could someone have stolen them and planted the others to distract, or did the thief drop the smaller jewels? She pointed out that, when grabbing Wrinkle, Ms. West was the closest to the thyme at the time and she is smart enough to ditch the rest there and contact the police to look innocent. But why would she? Ms. East does admit that Ms. West has enough money to live comfortably. “Even though her clothes are as wrinkled as her dog, they are clearly expensive, as is all her jewelry she loves.” Ms. West was too excited to be going home to mind the questions or insults.
“Meanwhile, Sleek, after the day before’s voodoo chant, repeated spooky words: ‘the evil pokes.’”
Afternoon News Reports
“In a big change from the humid bayous of Louisiana, the band drove the deserts of New Mexico today. There was little around except for an occasional road runner, or tumbleweed sticking against a tall cactus. They stopped at a Native American pueblo, where hundred of years ago they lived in caves and now live in adobe mud homes, along with an occasional teepee. The people were excited to see Ms. Sullivan West who is helping pay for their new school house. Her friends promised to tell stories of how the stars began when they joined the band for the midnight sleepover concert at the Santa Fe outdoor Opera House.
Later, the Directions went hot air ballooning, rising in the cool desert air, replacing the worries of missing gems with nervousness about being so high. Then, worse, far off, by Roswell, they saw a shining green UFO. They soon realized it was just Sleek flying to join Wrinkle. Ms. West lifted her dog and brushed Ms. North who started sneezing and complaining. Ms. West replied, “you are probably just allergic to Phluff, like you are to parsley and thym—Hey, what if you dropped the emeralds when you were sneezing at the museum?” They started to argue and Wrinkle knocked off his muzzle and started to bark. Ms North complained about being barked at until looking down, she saw the small pile Wrinkle had made in the basket. They all laughed.“