Thursday, July 3, 2008

"Chess related shooting"

One of the things about working at the center is that when the phone rings, it's like a box of chocolates. This time it was the legendary Georgia Ironman. "Have you seen the news?" His voice was filled with excitement. "There's been a chess related shooting at a Starbucks in Buckhead! I was in the middle of a lesson with Christopher Roberts when Carmen Sneed, (a local chess gadfy), was telling the interviewer that a fellow who was watching a chess game got shot by a fellow who just walked in and started shooting!"
Turned out the Starbucks was on Cascade road, where many gather to play chess, not in Buckhead. Seems the victum was an attorney, who at one time worked in the administration of the former disgraced mayor, Bill Campbell, who is now in prison.
Obviously, the shooter has taken Shakespeare to heart...

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