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9 Years Ago Today: Bomb Rocks Atlanta Olympics  
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/d...july/27/newsid_3920000/3920865.stm

What a Sad say that was  Sad

Anybody remember what they were doing that day??


Lee


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

...it's been nearly a decade since the antics of Kerri Strug??

Damn I'm gettin' old  Sad


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 1):
...it's been nearly a decade since the antics of Kerri Strug??


Seems Kerri still has a Website  

She's Pretty cute don't you think?  

http://www.strug.org/Pages/NYC20123.jpg

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 1):
Damn I'm gettin' old

Aren't we all  


Lee

[Edited 2005-07-27 03:33:52]


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Yeah, I was getting up off the ground after the explosion. It was pretty impressive....I saw the flash a millisecond before I heard the blast, and I hit the ground taking my then wife with me. My buddy did the same thing. AFter that we went to the scene to see if we could help, but they were already cordoning off the area.

We walked up to the Arts station and took MARTA out of town.

It was irritating as hell, and ended up killing people. Everyone who accused Jewell of being the culprit because he fit their perception of what a redneck wannabe cop looks like owes that dude an apology. His quick thinking and proper response saved lives that night.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 3):

Damn! I didn't think to ask if any a.netters were actually at that event when it happened  Sad

You sure are lucky.....


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

I missed the bomb by about 30 minutes. When I got home I heard the news and I broke down and cried.

Years later a friend of mine was asked out by Richard Jewell. She said he's a really nice guy and he told her he's come to terms with what happened to him.
(She was dating someone at the time and didn't go on the date.)

[Edited 2005-07-27 04:07:22]

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 2):
She's Pretty cute don't you think?

Er no.

As if not being male weren't bad enough... notice that her shoulders are about twice the width of her waist?

Gymnasts end up being built so funnily later in life-- should see Kim Zmeskal nowadays. (notable exceptions being Dominique Dawes, MaryLou, and Nadia Comaneci)


User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

My girlfriend and her family were in a store nearby. They didn't really know what the hell was going on until after the fact.

User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

If you call that lucky. I was right where the thing went off fifteen minutes previously. I probably saw Rudolph.

I believe that had I been right where the rucksack bomb was found I would have followed the instructions to unass the area and would have been alright, but it was dark and there was some unavoidable confusion. As it was I was already several hundred feet from the explosion.

The people who were killed and hurt (I remember that there were over a hundred hurt and two or three killed) were in the process of being separated from the area, and were being pushed back, which caused a traffic jam both ways on the foot paths, in which I was standing wondering why they weren't moving in the direction I wanted. When the thing went off we hit the ground and I pushed my wifes face into the grass as I tried do the same into the concrete for myself. I got up and looked at what was happening, we decided to try and move up to see if we could help, but the police were cordoning off the area. There were a couple dozen medics and what looked like a hundred police in the area right then, so we asked a cop if we could help and he said that we needed to exit the area. We decided that following directions was the best idea right then. We got on the train, and when I had a minute to think I started to get pissed off. I stayed that way for a while, without an outlet, but that's how it works.

I went to work the next day, and down to Centennial Olympic Park the next day, and then the next again, as my unseen way of flipping off the then unknown terrorist(s). They reopened the park with about hundreds of federal agents, national guardsmen, and about a 100 Border Patrol trainees inspecting bags at the metal detectors, and thousands of people coming back to the park.

It was a different thing for me, I could not shoot back, and could not respond with any action. I went home, and chafed and dealt with the frustration.

I still feel some of it.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 6):
Er no.

Huh??

Seriously, she aint bad lookin' for a blonde 27yr old  Wink


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Seriously, she aint bad lookin' for a blonde 27yr old

Is it just me, or does she look a little cold in that picture.  Wink

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 10):
Is it just me, or does she look a little cold in that picture

Just Spotted That  Wink Big grin


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

I had connect through Atlanta a couple days prior to the bombing. I was sitting out by the pool in Phoenix, Arizona sipping on a Coke talking to my Uncle when this happened. I was very saddened by this attack. May justice be served!

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 3):
Jewell

That guy got put thru the ringer.

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 10):
does she look a little cold in that picture.

Meteorological condition must be a bit nippy!  Wink


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

Yeah he did, and it was not fair. I was a guilty as the next guy of falling into the assumption of his guilt based on his appearance and history of being a wannabee hero.

It turns out he's not a bad guy, and really got hosed. I hope he's found some level of happiness, because he did save lives that night. He found the device and warned the police who began clearing the area. Had that not happened there would have been hundreds more killed or hurt.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

I almost was down there that day. Originally, myself and a friend from work were going to go downtown to soak in the scenes, and probably would have been down in the park around the time of the explosion. That morning, I woke and something told me not to go down there that day, and that's when I decided I wanted to go to Six Flags for the day. At the time of the explosion, my friend and I were sitting in a bar near ATL. My friend and I were kind of glad we didn't go down there, and that feeling I had earlier that day makes me wonder what would have happened had we gone to the park that day.

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