If you didn't hear about this over the weekend, you were probably enjoying your holiday or celebrating the Ravens win. Can't blame you. I'd like to tune it out, too. I'm frankly a little tired of people "falling" off cruise ships. Last year, there were more than 20 people who went overboard while on a cruise. I don't understand it. Isn't the casino, pool or dessert buffet enough to keep you entertained? Do you have to swim with the dolphins too? Try an excursion.

But seriously, this latest victim - and I use that term because it's been nearly 72 hours since she went overboard - is a woman traveling with her husband on the Norwegian Pearl, who was lost at sea somewhere near Cancun. According to an interview I just saw on the Today show, her husband waited 8 hours to report her missing. Interviews with other passengers showed the couple made a big impression on their fellow travelers. They were mostly notable for participating in the onboard 'Nearly Newlywed' game. Ever played that? I have. It's a great way to make an embarrassing first impression. I'm sure I did. We almost won except my dear husband said "tiger" and I may have said "lamb," so we ended up in second place. (I wisely stayed away from the railing for the rest of the trip.)

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I don't know what happened to Jennifer Seitz - accident or foulplay, it's still a tragedy. I don't know what more cruise lines can do to discourage this trend. Raise the railing? Eliminate balconies? Screen passengers for psychoses? Stop serving alcohol after 9? But something has to be done.

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