TOURBUS: Tuesday, July 30, 1996
DRIVER: Patrick Crispin
Olympic Park Bombing

Due to an unexpected calculus test, you fearless, professional college student/bus driver was unable to write a TOURBUS post on July 25th. I was planning to write my post on Saturday, but events in Atlanta sort of changed those plans rather quickly.

Anyway, Bob is letting me take his place today so that I can share with you the latest information on the Atlanta bombing ...

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Gee, where do I start? I guess by now everyone knows that a pipe bomb exploded early Saturday morning in the Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of Atlanta. Two people were killed, and 110 were injured.

The latest news from ACOG (the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games) is that

     On Tuesday morning, 30 July 1996, Centennial Olympic Park will be
     reopened to the public. All activities within and around the Park
     which have been suspended pending completion of law enforcement's
     work will be resumed. Additional security measures will be
     employed in the area consistent with its status as a place of
     public access. --A.D. FRAZIER, Chief Operating Officer, ACOG
Within hours of the explosion early Saturday morning, dozens of Web sites popped up offering the latest information on the bombing and the ongoing search for the terrorist who planted the bomb. The "official" Olympic site for information about the bombing is at

This page has links to ACOG's and the IOC's (International Olympic Committee's) official press statements, as well as to pictures of the bomb site provided by Agence France-Presse. This "official" site also has the complete transcript of Tom Brokaw's Interview of Billy Payne (Tom Brokaw is the anchor of the NBC Nightly News in the United States, and Billy Payne is the President of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games).

The folks at Yahoo were also quick to set up a special Web page for the latest news about the bombing at

This page is updated several times a day with the latest news from the Reuters news service, so you may want to visit this page often. You can also find links to other Olympic Park bomb information Web sites by going to and then clicking on the words "Pipe Bomb Explodes in Olympic Park" at the top of the page, or by jumping directly to

The most comprehensive Web page on the explosion, however, is at

CNN's global headquarters is only a couple hundred yards from the edge of the Centennial Olympic Park, so it is not surprising that CNN has the most comprehensive Web site about the bombing. CNN's page has Quicktime movies of the explosion (courtesy of amateur photographer Robert Gee), maps of Atlanta showing you where the explosion occurred in relation to the other Olympic venues, information about the investigation, reaction from around the world, a look at how security at the games has changed, and links to other related sites and newsgroups.

Instead, I hope that we all can remember the victims of the bombing in our prayers tonight.

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