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Bertha Champagne, Bush Family Babysitter Found Dead
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Bill Schenley
2003-10-12 05:38:41 UTC
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FROM: The Washington Post ~

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A46190-2003Oct5.html

A babysitter for the family of Marvin Bush was found dead Monday night
outside the family's Fairfax County home, and police said that she had
been crushed when her car rolled into her, pinning her between the
vehicle and an outbuilding on the property.

Fairfax County police said Bertha Champagne, 62, had worked for
several years for Marvin Bush, President Bush's brother, and lived at
the family home on Fort Hunt Road in the Alexandria section of
Fairfax.

Officer Courtney Young, a police spokeswoman, said Champagne had gone
outside the house about 9 p.m. Monday, reportedly to retrieve
something from her car.

The vehicle had been in gear, police said, and appeared to have rolled
in her direction when Champagne was in front of it.

After pinning Champagne, Young said, the car continued rolling toward
Fort Hunt Road, near the intersection of Edgehill Drive.

Champagne was taken to an area hospital and declared dead that
evening. Young said she did not know the cause of death.
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"We shall soon be obliged to meet in cellars, or in darkened
rooms with closed doors, and speak in whispers lest our
next door neighbors should hear that freeborn citizens dare
not speak in the open."
- Emma Goldman -
matador
2003-10-12 14:28:49 UTC
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Post by Bill Schenley
FROM: The Washington Post
Fairfax County police said Bertha Champagne, 62, had worked for
several years for Marvin Bush, President Bush's brother, and lived at
the family home on Fort Hunt Road in the Alexandria section of
Fairfax.
Officer Courtney Young, a police spokeswoman, said Champagne had gone
outside the house about 9 p.m. Monday, reportedly to retrieve
something from her car.
The vehicle had been in gear, police said, and appeared to have rolled
in her direction when Champagne was in front of it.
After pinning Champagne, Young said, the car continued rolling toward
Fort Hunt Road, near the intersection of Edgehill Drive.
Champagne was taken to an area hospital and declared dead that
evening. Young said she did not know the cause of death.
Not a good way to be terminated from an unpleasant job.
Post by Bill Schenley
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"We shall soon be obliged to meet in cellars, or in darkened
rooms with closed doors, and speak in whispers lest our
next door neighbors should hear that freeborn citizens dare
not speak in the open."
- Emma Goldman -
Very apt

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Maggie
2003-10-12 15:32:15 UTC
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Post by matador
Post by Bill Schenley
FROM: The Washington Post
Fairfax County police said Bertha Champagne, 62, had worked for
several years for Marvin Bush, President Bush's brother, and lived at
the family home on Fort Hunt Road in the Alexandria section of
Fairfax.
Officer Courtney Young, a police spokeswoman, said Champagne had gone
outside the house about 9 p.m. Monday, reportedly to retrieve
something from her car.
The vehicle had been in gear, police said, and appeared to have rolled
in her direction when Champagne was in front of it.
After pinning Champagne, Young said, the car continued rolling toward
Fort Hunt Road, near the intersection of Edgehill Drive.
Champagne was taken to an area hospital and declared dead that
evening. Young said she did not know the cause of death.
Not a good way to be terminated from an unpleasant job.
***Perhaps, then, it was really a rather elaborate suicide


Maggie

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