This month has some interesting entries with Searings represented at the Inauguration in DC and providing love to an abandoned baby.On Jan 18, in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (online)- WI, columnist Jim Stingl noted that at the adoption proceedings for an abandoned baby, “More than a dozen family members and friends looked on and snapped photos, including proud grandmother Barb Searing, who said of James, “We’re all in love …”On January 17, in the Kalamazoo Gazette - MI, Kathy Jessup reported:”The stars have aligned for Portage Northern High School social studies teacher and student government adviser Rick Searing. Searing and his wife got tickets…for the inauguration in Washington, DC”. A report and photos can be found at: http://www.portageps.org/schools/high/nhs/feature/inauguration.aspx Around Jan 10, 2009, in the Asheville Citizen-Times – NC,USA, Adam Searing of the NC Health Access Coalition called the program for health insurance for the unemployed utterly inadequate because of its cost to the consumer. Adam also gets a mention on Jan 29 in http://www.bluenc.com/Also on Jan 10, in the Brazil Times - Brazil,IN, reporter Carey Fox wrote:In the second quarter, Kelsey Searing gave the Knights quality minutes with four of her six rebounds and a pair of free throws. Kelsey also got a mention on Jan 13 in the Times.On Jan 8, 2009 in The New York Times, John M. Searing, deputy commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services, commented on a joint purchasing effort among four fire districts. …Around Jan 1, in the Prince of Petworth Blog, in Washington, DC: Room 11 partners Dan Searing, Nick Pimintel, and Ben Gilligan have hatched a weekly party to take place on Thursday nights at the Warehouse, starting on New Years Day, called Punch Club. (Self disclosure: Dan is my son, and I’m an investor in Room 11, about which there will be more news.) Room 11 also got a nice mention in the Jan 30 Washington Post Going Out Guide by Fritz Hahn at:http://voices.washingtonpost.com/goingoutgurus/2009/01/ Richard L Baldwin has authored a number of mystery books featuring: Louis Searing and Margaret McMillan as fictional characters, including The Marina Murders, and Administration Can Be Murder. No information is available on why the Searing name was chosen by this author. Any information appreciated.