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Friday, April 17, 2009

Hour-By-Hour: The Events Leading Up To The Adenhart Crash

A long-form piece on ESPN. Sample:
Getting ready at her off-campus apartment before driving to the Angels game, 20-year-old Courtney Stewart is excited. The night before had been a good one. She had gone to a country music concert, and then had Nick Adenhart over to watch TV and hang out.

When she met the Angels right-hander last summer through mutual friends, she was intrigued, but grounded. Courtney was going to be a sophomore at Cal State Fullerton, and being a busy young woman, she had plenty occupying her time.

She and Nick kept in touch, and when the rookie pitcher made the Angels' roster out of spring training, they reconnected when the team returned to Anaheim. Her roommates and her mother knew she was excited about the possibility of a long-term relationship, but it was just the beginning; Courtney and Nick were still getting to know each other.

"She just lit up when she talked about him," says her mother, Carrie Stewart-Dixon. "She liked the fact that he was very down-to-earth."

A beautiful blonde who always wore perfect makeup, Courtney Stewart enjoyed breaking stereotypes. She was a straight-A student who would sit in the front of the class and who, the night before her death, studied index cards while waiting in line for the Billy Currington concert. She was a sorority girl and a cheerleader, but she also loved golf and baseball, especially the Angels. She knew the stats of most of the players (including those of her favorite player, Reggie Willits) and she went to games whenever she had the opportunity. Her stepfather, Richard Dixon, had season tickets and the two would bond by watching the games together.

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Andrew Thomas Gallo took the keys to his father's red minivan and told his stepmother, Lilia, that he and his stepbrother, Raymond Rivera, would be back later. Raymond was Lilia's son, born to an alcoholic father who wasn't much of a presence in Raymond's life. He inherited the disease, a bond the family said he shared with Andrew.

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SOUNDS LIKE ANDREW GALLO WAS A SPOILED CHILD WHO WAS HAD THE SAME CIRCUMSTANCES THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE WHEN THEY GO THROUGH LIFE. DRINKING AND HAVING A BAD ATTITUDE SHOULD NOT KILL PEOPLE. YOU SHOULD HAVE NEVER GOTTEN BEHIND THE WHEEL. HIS PARENTS I AM SURE ARE MOURNING THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE LOST THEIR CHILD TO THE PRISON SYSTEM, BUT MAYBE THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE MADE ANY EXCUSES FOR ANDREW DURING HIS LIFE. I FEEL HIS MOTHER SHOULD ALSO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE SINCE SHE LOANED THE CAR TO HIM KNOWING HE HAD A SUSPENDED LICENSE. WHEN HE GOES TO PRISON, HIS MOM WILL STILL GET TO SEE HIM, BUT WE WILL NEVER AGAIN GET TO TOUCH OR SEE COURTNEY. HER MOTHER WON'T GET TO SEE HER IN A WEEK, A MONTH OR A YEAR. SHE HAS A LIFETIME OF GRIEVING HER ONLY CHILD AND HER LIFE AND THE LIFE OF THE WHOLE FAMILY IS FOREVER CHANGED. ANDREWS MOTHER SHOULD BE SUED AND PUT IN JAIL. SHE NEEDS TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE. MAYBE ANDREWS MOTHER SHOULD NEVER GET TO SEE HIM AGAIN AND SEE HOW IT FEELS. COURTNEY'S MOTHER WILL NOT HAVE GRANDCHILDREN, OR A WEDDING, OR ANOTHER BIRTHDAY TO ATTEND. I HOPE YOU ARE READING THIS ANDREWS MOTHER. STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR YOUR CHILD, BECAUSE IT HURTS OUR FAMILY. THINK OF OTHER PEOPLE ONCE IN AWHILE AND NOT JUST YOURSELF.
 
He knew exactly what he was doing. Even a 12 year old is aware of the dangers of drinking and driving.. I dont care that he cried while he stood before that judge.. I dont care one bit..HE CHOSE to drink that night.. HE CHOSE to get behind the wheel.. both this time and the first.. HE made these poor CHOICES>.. This was NOT and is in no way a mistake he made.. He knew EXACTLY what he was doing.. he knew that he could hurt himself or other by drinking and driving... Because of HIS ridiculous decisions.. I now sit in class without my best friend right next to me.. I can't go shopping for a dress with her cuz she doesnt pick up the phone.. I call her phone just to hear her voicemail bc i dont want her voice to fade in my mind.. The one day I am not with my best friend.. I loose her.. her mother looses her only daughter..I wish I had gotten off work ten minutes earlier so that I could have been with her on her last day here on Earth walking with us.. Because of HIM she can never do that.. I had to experience loosing my best friend as a teenager.. Her mother had to bury her own child.. It was not a mistake.. he made the choice.. not only knowing he could ruin his life some more than he already had.. but that he could take the lives of others..YOU made the choice to get in that car. You chose..
 

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