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The Suspect Richard Jewell book

Irony abounds in the Richard Jewell film. A new book, The Suspect, tells the definitive story

There are ironies within ironies at work within and around Clint Eastwood’s film, Richard Jewell. For one thing, the movie, which at times reduces journalists to odious caricatures, is itself based on two pieces of remarkable journalism.
Denis O'Hayer retires

Denis O’Hayer signs off from WABE: A look back at his 42-year news career

For the first time in four decades, Atlantans will have to navigate the news cycle without veteran broadcast reporter Denis O’Hayer’s treasure trove of Atlanta institutional knowledge. He shares with us his memories of reporting on Richard Jewell, the 2005 Fulton County Courthouse shooting, and more.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill set to star in film about Richard Jewell

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are teaming up once again, but this time they are trading their comedy chops for something more serious.

Remembering Richard Jewell in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing

In the aftermath of national tragedy, it's natural to want to find the culprit. Rage needs an object, and it's easier to hate a person than an event.

Fallout

As midnight approached on Friday, July 26, 1996, there were still 15,000 people crowding Centennial Olympic Park. A heat wave that had kept temperatures hovering near 90 degrees for the past week had broken, and there was a cool breeze in the air.
Centennial Olympic Park Bombing Memorial

Requiem for a Reporter: Kathy Scruggs

In her heyday, Kathy Scruggs was a hard-drinking, tough-talking police reporter who wasn't afraid of anything. Her raucous sense of humor was what I loved most about her.

Do The Right Thing

Police Chief Paige McNeese leans back in his chair and pensively tugs on a Marlboro. "That word, hero," he says, "it can backfire on you in a heartbeat."

Do the Right Thing: A Police Chief in Luthersville Takes a Chance on Richard Jewell

His office in the back of the Luthersville Town Hall is compact and plain: walls painted off-white, a green Army surplus desk and filing cabinet and two chairs for visitors. Propped up in a corner behind his desk is the odd combination of a shotgun, a rifle and a fishing pole.

Your turn Richard Jewell—Apologize

Dear Richard,Remember me?We had dinner last January?

My Date with Richard Jewell

I first met Richard Jewell on a flight to New York last January. I'm a nervous flyer, and I was looking around the cabin when I saw him sitting across the aisle. He was actually, like, concerned about me. "You don't like takeoffs, do you?" he asked.

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