News came today of the passing of Richard Jewell, comma, . . .
How would you complete the sentence?
Here’s how the obituaries should have started: “Richard Jewell, the security guard who spotted a homemade pipe bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, died of natural causes today at his home in Georgia. Jewell’s alertness — the bomb was concealed in an abandoned knapsack — and his level-headedness in evacuating the area around the bomb have been credited with saving at least 20 lives in the blast that killed one and injured 111.”
That’s what really happened that day in 1996, but of course that’s not the way the obituaries turned out. Read the rest of this entry »