April 4, 2007

CNN Center

CNN Center - Night

The CNN Center at night

There was a shooting in the CNN Center yesterday. A woman was killed when a domestic argument turned violent. The gunman was stopped by security and is in critical condition.

We were just there less than two weeks ago for the NCTM Conference (a few pictures are in Flickr, more for logged-in friends as usual). We wandered around the center late one night and then had lunch there the next day. The place is chock full of people at lunchtime, if our visit was any indication. It is strange to have something like this happen so far away and still have the location so fresh in my mind.

Atlanta was not my favorite business trip destination by a long shot. If it hadn’t been for the good folks who accompanied me there, I would find little to recommend the experience.

They say an armed society is a polite society. I don’t know about polite, but it sure seems that a gun can put an end to an argument really quick.

When we walked through the Centennial Olympic Park, it didn’t even occur to me that we were in the location of the Centennial Olympic Park bombing incident. That’s what a business trip will do to me. So wrapped up in business and responsibilities I could be on the moon and I might not notice.

Posted by James at April 4, 2007 9:19 AM
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