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Sir: Sportswriters everywhere keep saying that Maurice Greene is the world's fastest man.But he's not. Michael Johnson is. His time of 19.32sec for the 200 metres in Atlanta represents a higher average speed than Maurice Greene's 9.79sec for the 100m in Athens,or even Obadele Thompson's "windy" 9.69sec.

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AFTER A 23-hour game of cat and mouse with police, the man suspected of shooting at a group of children and their teachers at a Jewish community centre in suburban Los Angeles gave himself up in Las Vegas yesterday, saying his actions should be "a wake-up call to America to kill Jews".

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"I LOVE everything about being in the world," Helen Rollason said shortly before the final round of her two-year fight with cancer. "Giving up is not an option in my book."

Sacked office worker kills three in Alabama

THREE PEOPLE were shot dead in a small Alabama town yesterday, marking the second time in two weeks that a disgruntled American has taken out his grievances on his former colleagues.

When the losers of America take to the killing floor

WHEN THE bustling regularity of a city day was interrupted by the hollow crack of bullets, swiftly followed by the screams of sirens, no one had to apply much imagination to guess what had happened. Yet another American had snapped, taking out his frustrations in the first best way that came to mind: with a gun (or two, or three).

Atlanta killer's wife went in fear of her life feared for her safety

MASS KILLER Mark Barton's first victim last week - his estranged wife, Leigh Ann, 27 - had been worried for her safety but loved Barton's children and wanted to remain involved in their lives, her sister said at the weekend.

The American Dream gets another bashing

Chris Cramer, the former head of BBC Newsgathering, left Britain three years ago to become president of CNN in Atlanta. He finds a city that took immense pride in its achievements is now hanging its head in shame

Money at the root of killing spree

Disastrous stock market losses and a sense of personal failure sparked Mark Barton's rampage in Atlanta, writes David Usborne

Atlanta Shootings: Yet another massacre, and a shocked nation asks: Just why did he do it?

AS THE United States reeled from the second mass shooting in three months, police turned up as many questions as answers as they tried to find out why Mark Barton shot nine people dead in two Atlanta brokerage houses after earlier killing his wife and two children at their suburban home.

Letter: Death in Atlanta

Sir: Why are the British and US media concentrating on gun control when it is obvious that the capitalist marketplace was behind the latest American shooting massacre (report, 30 July)? Money is notorious as a cause of murders, suicides and no end of despair. The gunman, Mark Barton, became engrossed in online trading along with 7 million other non-rich Americans desperate to make Wall Street-size profits.

'I don't plan to live much longer, just long enough to kill the people that greedily sought my destruction'

MARK BARTON meant to be a helpful murderer. He left a detailed letter with the bodies of his wife and children. It was meant as an explanation for what he had done. It talked of his depression, of the downward spiral his life had taken, of his fear that the dark moods he had inherited from his father would be passed on to his own children. But no explanation, not even from his own hand, will be adequate to make us understand.
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