Archive | August, 2010

Given Pakistan, who woulda thunk this wasn’t literal?

18 Aug

Friday 6 August: I’m standing in a street in Nowshera, two hours from the capital. It looks like a bomb has gone off. I’m in what used to be a thriving market place. Now the shops are shut, the stock ruined and swept away.

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Followed by a government moneybomb.

17 Aug

The heat that was rising by mid-morning last Thursday was nothing compared to the amount generated on April 2 of last year, when neighbors said the lightning strike that night “sounded like a bomb going off.” Fire departments from Murray County and Polk County, Tenn., arrived quickly to contain the blaze, but the bread-and-butter of the business — the sawmill — was destroyed.

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Too soon, Atlanta? Guess not.

16 Aug

“It looks like a bomb went off,” Norcross historian Sally Toole said. “If you drove down the road right now, you would say, ‘Ooh, what a mess.’ This could be a nice way to polish it off.”

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And when opportunity comes exploding …

15 Aug

Ward 8 Councillor Terry Whitehead “It’s like a bomb just went off. It’s deflated the hopes and aspirations of a lot of councillors. But I keep saying, let’s not knee-jerk, let’s look at this as an opportunity.”

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He’d prefer a sinkhole.

14 Aug

Their dream home has become a nightmare.

“It’s terrible — it looks like a bomb crater out there,” said Keefe, an electrician who says he’s not against development but wants to see it done more responsibly.

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Not actually an explosion?

13 Aug

The explosion was loud enough to be heard by people living in a nearby high-rise tower block.

Another neighbour said: “It was like a bomb going off.

“I heard two or three screams and saw the smoke coming up.”

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So you know it wasn’t gastrointestinal.

12 Aug

COLUMBUS — Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor defused one bomb — actually, what sounded like a bomb — and dropped one of his own Sunday.

Pryor was behind a podium inside Ohio Stadium, addressing the media after the players posed in uniform for their team photo, when the microphone suddenly sounded like it was going to explode.

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