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15 November 2006

The Eagles win the Super Bowl?

Oh, so I realize I oughtn't open this can of worms up, but what the hell, the Daily News already did it for me ... check out my thoughts on which team will win Philly's next championship in today's DN. Suffice it to say, I'm in the minority. As usual.
Oh, and if you're wondering why this picture's here, well, that's just a tease for this week's column which will be online later tonight.

And now, for some holiday cheer, courtesy of the Hon. Rev. E. B. Webb:

This story involves one of my coworkers. He was the one hiding from his machete-wielding wife ...

DeKalb police kill knife-wielding woman
12th fatal police shooting in county this year

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 11/14/06

A DeKalb police officer shot and killed a woman who ran into a neighbor's home with a knife Monday evening, the 12th person shot to death by DeKalb police this year.

Police identified the dead woman as Kalawaitie Budhai, who was described as about 34 years old. The officer who fired the shot had not been identified.

The incident began about 5 p.m. Monday when officers were called to an "armed domestic situation" on Hitt Lake Court south of Stone Mountain Park, police spokesman Jason Gagnon said.

Officers found a man barricaded in a bedroom who said his wife had threatened to kill him and herself with a knife. He said he did not where his wife had gone, Gagnon said. Another officer arriving in the neighborhood saw a woman matching the wife's description running into another house.

The officer confronted the woman outside the house and ordered her to drop the knife, the spokesman said. She threatened the officer and entered the house, with the officer following, Gagnon said.

He said the officer repeatedly told the woman to drop the knife, but she lunged at him at least twice.


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