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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:54 PM

Remembering the 'Buhl rampage': Relatives, survivors look for healing- By The Detroit News STUNNING!

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Harrington ‘blew his top’

Harrington walked out of his house with a .22-caliber revolver, a sawed-off shotgun and jar filled with gas from a can in his garage on the morning of June 11, 1982.

WARNING: i read this a few days ago, and the last sentence of the 4th paragraph DESTROYED ME!

and it just happened again...you have to read all the way to the end for the antidote.. oh my...

it might not have the same effect on everyone, but, wowsers...

a couple of thoughts-

who wrote this? all it says is Detroit News- so is it a committee of editors? i love the way it doesn't mention any OTHER "disasters"- *see end of post!*

how, in the name of all that is sane, is that detective so snappily dressed in that picture??? after all that??

make sure you click Michigan History- same thing, some great stuff, all written by Detroit News. like this-

In a way, it’s good that almost nobody knows much about the War of 1812. Detroit played a significant role, and it was not the city’s finest hour.

Poor leadership, outnumbered and inexperienced troops, limited supplies, a fierce cannon bombardment and the imminent threat of an Indian attack led to this ignominious claim to fame: Detroit became the only major American city ever to surrender to a foreign power — a record that still stands.


check out this pic!


*holy DOUBLE crap!*

i was going to say it was only blah weeks after so-and-so "distaster"...

and i found this! which happened a WEEK before the Buhl article!


if we had better health care, this computer would be able to spit out a valium...

i am stepping AWAY from the computer now....wormhole complete...

edit: just a shout-out to Detroit!

edit #2: i was trying to figure out what color the detectives suit was (yellow?), and found pics.

also mind blowing:

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Response to farminator3000 (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:37 AM

1. couldn't read the first part of the Buhl article.

Covered up by a giant red square that says "Detroit News".
Could you post the first 4 paragraphs?

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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:31 PM

3. that's weird, i don't have an account...

here you go. take a deep breath...major catharsis @ sentence #7...

Detroit — It will be 30 years ago Monday when Detroiter Robert Harrington, incensed over an insurance dispute, burst into a law office in the Buhl Building with a shotgun, pistol and jar of gasoline.

He shot to death Eve August, a promising 24-year-old law clerk intern, and his actions injured — some critically — 38 others in what came to be known as the “Buhl rampage.”

Now, survivors and family members will gather three decades later in a private ceremony to remember the attack and celebrate August’s life.

“Growing up, the world I knew always involved her,” said her brother Lou, a 53-year-old Washington, D.C., resident. “She had such vivid qualities to her. She was incredibly kind and incredibly verbal. I never stood a chance against her in any argument whether I was right or wrong.”

For August family members, the memorial promises to be cathartic. For others, it may be bittersweet.

“It’s been 30 years of recovery. I see every day the effects it’s had on my husband,” said Vivian Hudson, whose husband, Lester, was a partner in the Bell and Hudson firm. He fell from an eighth-story window in the attack. He was critically injured with head injuries and never practiced law again.

“This somewhat opens all wounds,” Vivian Hudson said. “But I think it will be very healing and helpful to my son and my husband and everyone else involved to have this memorial.”

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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:38 AM

2. Good article.


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