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News from Beijing

The Pioneer Press reports:

Bachman's CEO stabbed, killed in Beijing

BEIJING — A Chinese man stabbed the CEO of Bachman's Inc. and his wife at a tourist attraction in central Beijing Saturday.

Bachman's is THE place to go for gardening, plants, trees, or flowers in Minneapolis. The Bachmans were accompanying their daughter, a former volleyball great, and her husband, the men's volleyball coach. Mrs. Bachman was apparently injured in the attack. Elizabeth 'Wiz' Bachman was not harmed, at least physically..

UPDATE:
Jay Weiner has more details on Minnpost.

On a more positive note a former Gopher volleyball player was successful in her opening match. By an odd coincidence I saw the tail end of this match at the Y while on the treadmill. It was very tense, close, and exciting..

Former Gopher Branagh, partner win opening volleyball match

BEIJING — Former Gopher standout Nicole Branagh and partner Elaine Youngs defeated a team from the Netherlands in their Olympic Opener. The Americans won 2-0, edging their opponents 21-19 and 27-25.

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Go Nicole!

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