Monday, August 19, 2002

Slip Slidin' Away

The story of Kevin Hyneman's collapsing dream still makes the front pages of the Commercial Appeal. The story now is the spectators being drawn to watch the mess and its cleanup, having moved from the "how did this happen?" phase of last week. And still missing from the story is the name of the engineer who certified the land as able to hold the amount of dirt being poured onto it. That vital bit of information has never surfaced. Why is s/he being protected? Or was there ever a certification in the first place? If not, why and who authorized the dirt to go there?

"It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience," said Chuck Pearcy of Olive
Branch, explaining why he and his family came to look. "It'll never
happen again - at least not here."
Don't bet on it, Chuck.

I'll keep watching this story over the months to come to see if Hyneman manages to get reimbursed. It wouldn't surprise me in the least.

Until next time,
Your Working Boy

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