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"Happy" Anniversary

by Nick Vitrano

I guess “happy” is an inappropriate adjective, but today marks the anniversary nonetheless of the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding incident.  Can you believe it’s been 20 years?  20 years! 


It was an unfathomable story that was an eyelash away from an unthinkable finish if not for that stinkin’ Ukrainian, Oksana Baiul.  Darn you Ukraine!  I shake my fist at you!

Harding, for what it’s worth, apparently continues to maintain her innocence, guilty only by association to Jeff Gillooly (her ex-husband).  Whatever.  And not that the dude deserves any slack, but a lot of folks do forget that Gillooly was only the accused co-conspirator.  Shawn Eckhardt was his fellow idea man.  Not good guys, by any means – I mean hiring somebody to take out somebody doesn’t make you decent - but the actual deed was performed by…anyone, anyone?  Shane…anyone, anyone?  Shane Stant.  Yeah, for some reason that dude’s name is never mentioned.