In early afternoon, four armed men hijack a subway train in Manhattan. They stop on a slight incline, decoupling the first car to let the rest of the train coast back. Their leader is Ryder; he connects by phone with Walter Garber, the dispatcher watching that line. Garber is a supervisor temporarily demoted while being investigated for bribery. Ryder demands $10 million within an hour, or he'll start shooting hostages. He'll deal only with Garber. The mayor okays the payoff, the news of the hostage situation sends the stock market tumbling, and it's unclear what Ryder really wants or if Garber is part of the deal. Will hostages, kidnappers, and negotiators live through this? Written by <jhailey@>
I started in New England, went over to Chicago, down to Austin, and then spent weeks going from Austin to LA to San Francisco to Portland and finally to Seattle. It was one of the greatest trips ever. I took the train you were talking about with the observation room, and had one of the best dinners of my life with 3 other strangers in the dining car (all of us were traveling alone, and they seat singles together at one table). Three of us were young college kids, and then an older gentleman. We talked for hours- about youth, the world, everything.
The Vermont Legislature has declared as public policy that children of separated parents should get as much support as they would if their parents were living in the same household. [ Title 15 Section 650 ] To promote this policy, Vermont has guidelines for calculating child support. In most cases, the child support one parent pays the other is based on these guidelines. In some cases the court will order a child support payment that is different from the number in the guidelines. That is called a deviation . In other cases the court may order a maintenance supplement in addition to child support. This is different from spousal maintenance .