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Mar.13.2013
  Chapter 9   Friday Night - Chicago       “Come on Marcus,” the teacher urged him. “Just spit it out, you can do it.”       A young Marcus was standing in front of his fifth-grade class, trying to recite some of “Twas The Night Before Christmas.”  He...
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Mar.09.2013
  Chapter 8   Late Thursday Night - Chicago       Marcus closed his eyes when the Escalade started to roll down the boat ramp into the river. With his two oversized hands wrapped around the gun hand like corn fritter pancakes wrapped around a breakfast sausage, he...
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Mar.08.2013
  Chapter 7   Eleven Years Earlier – Pinopolis, South Carolina       Marcus Witherow just finished his last junior high basketball game. He scored 31 points in a game that his team won 43-27. Witherow sat by his locker in the room that smelled strongly of wet socks, jocks...
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Mar.03.2013
  Chapter 6   Friday Morning -Chicago       As he drove back to the hotel from the hospital, Sledge Walker kept thinking about what Pam said as she was wheeled out of the emergency room, I can’t believe they really did it.       Who were they? What had they...
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Feb.25.2013
  Chapter 5   North Alabama – Two Years Earlier   Tamika Smith grew up poor in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama. Although she didn’t have a lot of life’s finer things, she did have something that mattered – two parents who believed in love and hard work. Love for the Smiths meant a close...
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Feb.19.2013
 CHAPTER 4   Drake Hotel, Chicago.   “Thanks Chris. We can only hope that the body of Marcus Witherow is not in that car,” Dan Patrick of ESPN said, ending the segment from the edge of Lake Michigan.   “In news from the National Hockey League, Pittsburgh defenseman Pepe L’Pue...
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Feb.17.2013
  Chapter 3   Eleven Years Earlier – Small-town South Carolina       Seven hundred and twenty three people lived in Pinopolis, South Carolina, a sleepy little southern community situated on an isthmus of land that sticks into Lake Moultrie, which is located just above...
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Feb.16.2013
  Chapter 2   8 a.m. Friday Morning – Drake Hotel, Chicago       Sledge Walker crawled out of the bed, staggered blindly into the wall, but somehow found his way to the bathroom in the plush suite on the 27th floor of the Drake Hotel. The Drake, one of Chicago’s landmark...
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Feb.15.2013
This is the first chapter of BANK SHOT, a novel about the worlds greatest basketball player. BANK SHOT is available on NOOK and KINDLE. BANK SHOT By John Haslam Disclaimer: Although the names of teams, cities and places are real, this work is purely fiction. Any similarities to persons both...
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Jan.28.2013
On Mondays Phil Naessens Show Breaking the BackBoards Brent Kitchin joins Phil to discuss the newly chosen NBA All Star Team reserves, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. To download this program to a portable listening device or to your hard drive right click the link below and...