Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 17 17:37:31 UTC 2013

Just confirmed from another source that the May 13, 1996, Sports
Illustrated article likely was titled The Marabomber, just as the
Russian indexer reported. Still don't have a hard/readable copy.


On 4/17/2013 1:34 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> Of course, it did not take long for some to try to tag the yet-unknown
> Boston Marathon bombing culprit as the "Marabomber". Oddly enough,
> this is not the first appearance of this word. I can't quite tell if
> the page below is referring to the word being used in Sports
> Illustrated or coined later, but it appears to be original.
> Here's another reference to a similar article in Runner's World,
> August 1996:
> The abstract suggests that "local newspapers" came up with the tag.
> I suspect, BZ is already on the case ;-)
>     VS-)

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