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    Prayer vigil planned for missing woman
    Friday, February 10, 2006


    BOGOTA -- A prayer vigil marking the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of borough resident Patricia Viola is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 115 E. Fort Lee Road at Palisade Avenue.

    Viola, a married mother of two, vanished Feb. 13, 2001. Then 42, Viola volunteered at her son's school library that morning and was seen by a school crossing guard at 11:35 a.m. She called her mother from her home around 1 p.m. and has not been heard from since.

    Viola left all her personal belongings behind, including her epilepsy medication.

    For more information, visit patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com.


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    Prayer vigil planned for missing woman
    Friday, February 10, 2006


    BOGOTA -- A prayer vigil marking the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of borough resident Patricia Viola is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 115 E. Fort Lee Road at Palisade Avenue.

    Viola, a married mother of two, vanished Feb. 13, 2001. Then 42, Viola volunteered at her son's school library that morning and was seen by a school crossing guard at 11:35 a.m. She called her mother from her home around 1 p.m. and has not been heard from since.

    Viola left all her personal belongings behind, including her epilepsy medication.

    For more information, visit patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com.


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    A news video from the 5 year anniversary:

    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.home...eb_13_2006.wmv


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    From our friend, Jim Viola:

    "Everyone,

    Effective today, June 16, 2006, Patricia's Story has been added to the AMW web site
    in the My Story section. It is in the June section and will remain there indefinitely.

    To view it, click the link below:
    http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/brief.cfm?id=38620

    We are very excited about this considering that the AMW site get over 1 million hits per week.

    Please pass this on. Thanks for everyone's continued support. We are not ready to give up by any
    means.

    Media outlets, please call Jim Viola at xxx-xxx-xxxx to arrange for an interview with AMW reps.

    Thanks
    Jim
    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com "

    This is wonderful news for Jim and his family.

    Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
    President and Founder,
    Project Jason
    http://www.projectjason.org
    Read our Voice for the Missing Blog
    http://voice4themissing.blogspot.com/


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    From our friend, Jim Viola:

    "Everyone,

    Effective today, June 16, 2006, Patricia's Story has been added to the AMW web site
    in the My Story section. It is in the June section and will remain there indefinitely.

    To view it, click the link below:
    http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/brief.cfm?id=38620

    We are very excited about this considering that the AMW site get over 1 million hits per week.

    Please pass this on. Thanks for everyone's continued support. We are not ready to give up by any
    means.

    Media outlets, please call Jim Viola at xxx-xxx-xxxx to arrange for an interview with AMW reps.

    Thanks
    Jim
    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com "

    This is wonderful news for Jim and his family.

    Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
    President and Founder,
    Project Jason
    http://www.projectjason.org
    Read our Voice for the Missing Blog
    http://voice4themissing.blogspot.com/


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    Patricia Viola - Daily Mail Article - Aug. 27, 2006

    Everyone,
    This article appeared in the Sunday Aug. 27, 2006 Daily Mail paper in the Catskills, NY.

    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.home...ug_27_2006.pdf

    I had attended the Riding for Audrey (Herron) Benefit on Sat. 8/26 with my children, Christine and Michael, and had all of Pat's information on display.

    Pass this article on.
    Thanks.
    Warmly,
    Jim Viola
    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com


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    Patricia Viola - Dily Mail Article - Aug. 27, 2006

    Everyone,
    This article appeared in the Sunday Aug. 27, 2006 Daily Mail paper in the Catskills, NY.

    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.home...ug_27_2006.pdf

    I had attended the Riding for Audrey (Herron) Benefit on Sat. 8/26 with my children, Christine and Michael, and had all of Pat's information on display.

    Pass this article on.
    Thanks.

    Warmly,
    Jim Viola
    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com


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    A very nice article. Prayers for Pat's family and friends.
    Someone, Somewhere, Knows Something...Help Bring The Missing Home


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    Quote Originally Posted by missingmywifepat
    Everyone,
    This article appeared in the Sunday Aug. 27, 2006 Daily Mail paper in the Catskills, NY.

    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.home...ug_27_2006.pdf

    I had attended the Riding for Audrey (Herron) Benefit on Sat. 8/26 with my children, Christine and Michael, and had all of Pat's information on display.

    Pass this article on.
    Thanks.

    Warmly,
    Jim Viola
    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com


    I am so sorry that your wife is missing. I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like to go to bed at night wondering where she is and what has happened to her and wake up wondering the same thing. It has to be a nightmare.

    I'm sure that through the years law enforcement has investigated everyone that you could possibly think of that knew Pat. Have you checked out homeless shelters? There is the possibility that she isn't in New Jersey anymore. Have you taken your search out of your home state? What a puzzle. It doesn't sound like your wife decided to just leave and start a new life somewhere else. I wonder if a co-worker picked her up at home and something happened after they left. So many possibilities.

    I hope that your search comes to an end soon. Someone out there must know something. Usually a person just needs that one phone call to put all the pieces of the puzzle together. I hope that you receive that one call and that your family is united once again.


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    Press release from Jim Viola:

    "Background Information

    Patricia's Law and the majority of its language were born over a year ago in April 2005 as Model Legislation at the first National Strategy Meeting on identifying the Missing.

    At this conference, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service brought together Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement, medical examiners and coroners, victim's advocates, forensic scientists, key policymakers and families who have lived through this tragic experience to develop the baseline Missing Persons' Model Legislation. The Model was now ready for the next step.

    ProjectJason.org, a not for profit Missing Persons organization, facilitated the next step and called for volunteers in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia to retain a Sponsor to support the Model Missing Persons Legislation at the state level. Campaign for the Missing 2006, a grassroots effort, was born and volunteers came forward from many states to take the Model Legislation, tailor it for their respective state, retain a Sponsor and forge it into law.

    I took on NJ and Senator Weinberg and her staff immediately embraced the new proposed Legislation, making NJ the first state to obtain sponsorship and making it a reason for all of us to be proud. I know I am.

    At present, there are 22 states, including NJ actively pursuing similar legislation. Seven of those, including NJ have obtained sponsorship. Three states have passed Law in their respective state. For NJ, we are well on our way. Patricia's Law was introduced to the NJ Senate on Oct 12, 2006.

    I encourage everyone to learn more about Patricia's Law and for everyone to contact their respective NJ Senators, Assemblymen, and Assemblywomen to request their support for Patricia's Law when it comes to vote.

    Click here to find your District Senators, Assemblymen & Assemblywomen.

    Click here to enter bill S2255 (Patricia's Law) and track it's progress.

    Click here for more information about NJ's Legislative Process.

    Patricia's Law will provide HOPE to families missing their loved ones by:

    - Improving the Law Enforcement Community's ability to locate and ensure a safe return of missing persons.

    - Improving the collection of critical information about missing persons.

    - Prioritizing high-risk missing person cases, and ensuring for prompt dissemination of critical information to other law enforcement agencies and the public.

    - Enhancing the current system of notifying families of missing persons.

    - Improving the identification of human remains.

    - Providing for feedback to families of missing persons by law enforcement in regard to the existence two National Centers,
    The Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Center for Missing Adults, where families will have access many services to aid in locating their missing loved one.

    I plan to continue to work with Senator Weinberg's staff and colleagues to ensure passage of Patricia's Law in NJ.

    Thanks
    Jim

    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com "


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    Missing woman's kin inspire bill
    Wednesday, October 25, 2006

    By MICHAEL J. FEENEY
    SPECIAL TO THE RECORD

    BOGOTA -- More than five years after a 42-year-old borough woman went missing, her husband has joined forces with state and local officials to propose legislation geared toward improving how New Jersey agencies handle missing persons cases.

    State Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, stood on the front lawn of Jim Viola's home recently to rally support for "Patricia's Law," legislation named for his wife that would enhance the system of notifying families of missing persons and work to improve procedures for identifying human remains that may help solve such cases.

    New Jersey adds to the growing list of states embracing such legislation. Colorado, Wyoming and the District of Columbia have already passed laws bolstering procedures surrounding missing persons cases, and more than 25 states are considering similar measures, said Kelly Jolkowski, founder and president of ProjectJason.org, a non-profit missing persons organization.

    Please continue to read at the link provided.

    (Project Jason was included in the interview since this legislation effort comes from their Campaign for the Missing, a grass roots effort to pass this law in all 50 states. Please see Project Jason-Voice for the Missing: 12/13/05 Campaign for the Missing 2006 for more information about this volunteer effort.)


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    Media Coverage for "Patrica's Law"

    We are gaining some steam for "Patricia's Law" which has now been introduced in both the NJ Senate (S2255) and the NJ Assembly (A3643) in the past 3 weeks and assigned to respective committees. The committee meetings are coming up in a few weeks and I plan on testifying at these public discussions.

    The following video link is the News 12 New Jersey coverage which ran on Oct. 30-31, 2006 at 7PM, 8PM, 9PM then another version at 10:30PM every hour into late morning the next day:

    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com/News12_NJ_Patricias_Law_Oct_30_2006.wmv

    The Bergen News (weekly) covered "Patricia's Law" in two of their editions on Nov. 1, 2006. This covered around 15 towns in Bergen County where we live. See link below to article which contains other important links:

    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com/Patricias_Law_Bergen_News_Article_Nov_1_2006.pdf

    Thanks for everyones continued support and encouragement !

    Warmly,
    Jim Viola
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    Unhappy

    Bumping for yet another anniversary coming up.

    Prayers and thought are with Pat Viola, her loving husband, family and friends.

    They have never given up looking for answers and have helped so many others along this nightmare of a journey.

    My heartfelt thanks for all your good work.

    Bless you all.


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    I know this is totally far-fetched, and I'm not sure how it could apply here, but I thought of Patricia as soon as I saw the headline.

    Woman on the wrong bus lost for 25 years
    http://www.*********.com/news/2007/0...729-3124R.html


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    How sad for this husband and their children. Five years and they know nothing more than they did the day she disappeared. I feel so bad for them.
    I wish somehow they would find this lady so that this family could find some peace of mind.


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