September 2, 2014

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I Can't Believe It - Those Surreal Moments

Early Monday morning, I was covering a sentencing in a nearby county courthouse when suddenly, the judge, prosecutors and others in the courtroom looked out the window with a startled look on their faces.

Immediately I glanced to the right and saw huge bright flames billowing and shooting in the wind toward the windows of the courtroom in which I was located.

The judge, just as startled, said, “Folks, I see 20-foot flames shooting just outside the window. We will recess, file orderly from the courtroom and from the courthouse.”

Upon emerging on to the street, I looked to a huge downtown building and said, “I can’t believe it.” There before my eyes was billowing smoke from an old brick structure which, among other things, housed one of my favorite restaurants in the area.