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Old 03-18-2002, 09:05 PM
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Trajedy On Saratoga Road

Can anyone gimme some insight into what happened on Saratoga road... Inspriation comes from that picture.http://www.newseum.org/pulitzer/html/8/main.jpg
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Old 03-18-2002, 09:19 PM
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According to the newseum's bio of the photographer, it was a hostage situation in Pottstown, PA. On Santoga Rd., not Saratoga.

Oddly enough, I wasn't able to find much info on this Pulitzer-Prize winning photo on the 'Net.
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Old 03-18-2002, 09:29 PM
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Gruesome stuff. http://alt.tnt.tv/specials/moi/photo_tragedy.html
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Old 03-18-2002, 09:34 PM
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Thomas J. Kelly won the Pulitzer in 1979 for his series "Tragedy on Sanatoga Road." The picture that the Newseum has is of Richard Geist, the man who had held his family hostage before killing his pregnant wife. He had just broken loose from police custody. There is a description of the story and a brief bio of Kelly here. It's from a TNT special called "Moment of Impact: Stories of the Pulitzer Prize Photographs." The site has another photo from the series of the daughter who escaped being carried by a detective.
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Old 03-18-2002, 09:35 PM
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Ah, heck. Shiva got there while I was composing my post.
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