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    Quote Originally Posted by milanessa View Post
    How do the police "almost" murder someone? I don't remember them storming the boat guns ablazing.
    As I recall, Tsarnaev was injured with several bullet wounds (one in the neck) when he was captured. The owner of the boat in which he was hiding said that his boat "looked like Swiss cheese" afterwards, so I do believe that there were a barrage of bullets fired. At the time, police believed that Tsarnaev may have had a gun or explosives, but it turned out that he did not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan5 View Post
    As I recall, Tsarnaev was injured with several bullet wounds (one in the neck) when he was captured. The owner of the boat in which he was hiding said that his boat "looked like Swiss cheese" afterwards, so I do believe that there were a barrage of bullets fired. At the time, police believed that Tsarnaev may have had a gun or explosives, but it turned out that he did not.
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    Tweeted by USFS today:
    The Haydenettes [synchro team] have a hero, Devin Wang. Watch or record Outside the Lines (ESPN2) at 4:30 ET to view her story

    She didn't win the World Series, but Haydenette Devin Wang is a Boston hero. Read her story here: http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/stor...ortrait-rescue #BostonStrong
    She was the one in the famously grisly photo pushing Jeff Bauman's wheelchair right after the explosions.

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    Here's a compelling New York Times article about the many challenges faced and being faced by Jeff Bauman during his ongoing recovery, including learning to walk again on prosthetic legs, titled "Beyond the Finish Line" (illustrated with photos and video): http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/08/sp...nish-line.html
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    Bumping this thread back up since the one-year anniversary is near and there has been increasing media coverage lately. Some updates:

    Jeff Bauman: http://www.today.com/news/boston-bom...day-2D79500259

    Adrianne Haslet-Davis, professional dancer who lost part of one leg: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/us/survi...ies/index.html

    Jane Richard, now 8: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/03/2...h-running-leg/

    Upcoming:

    April 15, 2014: Ceremonies and events will mark the anniversary of the attacks.

    April 21, 2014: The 2014 Boston Marathon will feature a field of 36,000 runners, 9,000 more than 2013. It will be the second-biggest field in the race's history.
    Last edited by Sylvia; 04-12-2014 at 08:58 PM.
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    A Year After the Boston Marathon Bombings, Injured Brothers Endure: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/us...rs-endure.html

    For Richard family, loss and love (part 1 of 2): http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/201...wYI/story.html

    For Richard family, finding strength (part 2): http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/201...PsM/story.html
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Many of you are aware that the National Guard cannot march the Marathon route this year. They've moved their ruck (26.2 mile march with 46 lb packs) to Saturday, April 19th and will be marching the Battle Trail in Concord and Lexington. Locals, please come out and support them. More information here.
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    Skaters, coaches reflect on Marathon bombing
    Traumatic events of April 15, 2013, still haunt local skating community
    Posted 4/15/14 by Sarah S. Brannen, special to icenetwork
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/04/15/72128584
    Excerpt:
    The Marathon is always run on the Massachusetts state holiday of Patriot's Day, commemorating the start of the revolutionary war. This year, the holiday and race will be on April 21.

    [Retired U.S. National pair skater Tyler] Harris and his triathlon team will be race-side by Boston College, where he plans to spend the whole day cheering on the runners. Harris is going to skip the marathon this year to train for the IRONMAN Lake Placid in July, benefitting the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation; he says that next year he may "ultra" the Boston Marathon, running from the finish to the start and back, a total of 52.4 miles, for charity.

    "I'd like to go and watch the race," Shnapir said. "I know it's going to be really tough to get down there. I remember how intense that week was, and how scared everyone was, but how much we all came together, as a city, as a state."
    Sports journalist Bonnie Ford tweeted today:
    "Portrait of a Rescue, our piece on BU student/athlete/medical volunteer Devin Wang's part in saving Jeff Bauman, re-airs 3:30p on ESPN." (Refer to post #203 above.)
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Devin Wang is amazing.

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    A guy wearing a long, black veil took off his shoes and then dropped two backpacks at the marathon finish line this evening, then took off yelling, "Boston Strong". The police have evacuated the immediate area, and they did find the guy. The bomb squad is there, checking the backpacks out.
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    I can't even with this guy. I would like him outed and ostracised forever and ever but I know that's probably what he wants

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    Devin Wand is very much a local hero here in town as are many of the other Haydenettes who were volunteers on that day. As one local vet said, Devin saw things that he never saw in two tours of Afghanistan.
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