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Old 08-09-2008, 07:58 AM
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What a great idea, Sunny. Thanks!

Unfortunately, we've had our first casualty of the Beijing Olympics:

U.S. coach's kin killed in China attack - Beijing Olympics News -

Relative of U.S. coach killed in Beijing attack

BEIJING - A knife-wielding Chinese man attacked two relatives of a coach for the U.S. Olympic men’s volleyball team at a tourist site in Beijing, killing one and injuring the other on the first day of the Olympics on Saturday, team officials and state media said.

The man then committed suicide by throwing himself from the second story of the site, the 13th century Drum Tower just five miles from the main Olympics site.

The brutal attack shortly after midday was all the more shocking because of the rarity of violent crime against foreigners in tightly controlled China, which has ramped up security measures even more for the Olympics.
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I didn't post the whole article so please click the link if you wish to read the entire thing. This is really unfortunate but sadly not surprising. I hope there won't be any more events like this.
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