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Jun 10, 2009
 
Family Sues Over Boy's Death At Quarry
13-Year-Old Drowned Last Year When Swimming At Bellevue Quarry

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- A grieving father said he wants to be the last person to ever bury a child because of the abandoned Bellevue quarry. Artis Butts is suing three Nashville real estate developers for $10 million for the death of his son at the McCrory Lane quarry in Bellevue.

The last thing Butts said to his 13-year old son Jeremy was "Do your chores, and have fun, son." He had no idea it would be the last time he would ever see his son alive.

"You try to maintain, you know, your composure," said Butts. "It's difficult to maintain that, and it's difficult to live a day without being emotional about it."

Almost exactly one year ago, Jeremy and some friends went swimming at the abandoned Bellevue quarry. Jeremy drowned -- the first fatality of two other serious injuries at the abandoned quarry in the past three years.

Now, the Buttses are suing Crom Carmichael, Townes Dunch and Thomas Holland along with their company that wanted to develop the quarry into condos. The family believes that the owners did not do enough to make it inaccessible to teenagers.

"The sad thing is that the owners of this rock quarry know this is taking place," said lawyer Mike Rowan.

Rowan said that the owners are required by law to put a six-foot fence with concertina wire around the perimeter of the quarry. Kids continue to swim at the quarry.

"It's a danger waiting to happen. I just know its going to happen to somebody else," Butts said.

The attorneys for McCrory Lane Partners and the three developers said that the owners did everything they were require by law to do and that they don't want to say anything else with the lawsuit pending.
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Jun 10, 2009
 
Very sad story. Had a friend who drowned over 35 years ago at the 31W rock quarry. Several others swimmers were there but couldn't save him. He was the start QB that year, great swimmer. He ate then jumped in. Family said they thought his legs started cramping up.

Now as much as this story is sad, no parent ever needs to have to bury a child. But at 13 why was he allowed to be out running around? Did the parents know if this was his first time, or had he been doing this all a long? Had the parents ever told him to not go there? Was this quarry posted? Chains up to block out drivers?

In my friends case all these things were done and we all had been warned, but it still didn't keep us out. But I've never been back to that place since the day his body was pulled from there.
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Jun 11, 2009
 

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Normal people don't go into dangerous places. Even teenagers, who are known for doing stupid things. If your stupidity is fatal, the gene pool just got a little cleaner.

Yes, we all make stupid mistakes, but doing something so obviously stupid is the mark of a mental deficient.

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Jun 11, 2009
 
Bobo wrote:
Normal people don't go into dangerous places. Even teenagers, who are known for doing stupid things. If your stupidity is fatal, the gene pool just got a little cleaner.
Yes, we all make stupid mistakes, but doing something so obviously stupid is the mark of a mental deficient.
Bozo,
You obviously speak from experience when it comes to mental deficiency. It obviously started when your mother gave birth to you. And it's been in your gene pool ever since.
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Jun 11, 2009
 
Bobo wrote:
Normal people don't go into dangerous places. Even teenagers, who are known for doing stupid things. If your stupidity is fatal, the gene pool just got a little cleaner.
Yes, we all make stupid mistakes, but doing something so obviously stupid is the mark of a mental deficient.
why are you always so negative an devil?
i hope you dont have children and never have to worry about you children or suffer with and for them
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Jun 11, 2009
 
im aware i mistyped
sue me

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Jun 11, 2009
 
Queen Sassyass wrote:
Family Sues Over Boy's Death At Quarry
13-Year-Old Drowned Last Year When Swimming At Bellevue Quarry
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- A grieving father said he wants to be the last person to ever bury a child because of the abandoned Bellevue quarry. Artis Butts is suing three Nashville real estate developers for $10 million for the death of his son at the McCrory Lane quarry in Bellevue.
The last thing Butts said to his 13-year old son Jeremy was "Do your chores, and have fun, son." He had no idea it would be the last time he would ever see his son alive.
"You try to maintain, you know, your composure," said Butts. "It's difficult to maintain that, and it's difficult to live a day without being emotional about it."
Almost exactly one year ago, Jeremy and some friends went swimming at the abandoned Bellevue quarry. Jeremy drowned -- the first fatality of two other serious injuries at the abandoned quarry in the past three years.
Now, the Buttses are suing Crom Carmichael, Townes Dunch and Thomas Holland along with their company that wanted to develop the quarry into condos. The family believes that the owners did not do enough to make it inaccessible to teenagers.
"The sad thing is that the owners of this rock quarry know this is taking place," said lawyer Mike Rowan.
Rowan said that the owners are required by law to put a six-foot fence with concertina wire around the perimeter of the quarry. Kids continue to swim at the quarry.
"It's a danger waiting to happen. I just know its going to happen to somebody else," Butts said.
The attorneys for McCrory Lane Partners and the three developers said that the owners did everything they were require by law to do and that they don't want to say anything else with the lawsuit pending.
Oh my. This is so sad! The part when he says he never thought that was the last time he would talk to his son. It just got to me!:-(

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Jun 11, 2009
 
Queen Sassyass wrote:
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Bozo,
You obviously speak from experience when it comes to mental deficiency. It obviously started when your mother gave birth to you. And it's been in your gene pool ever since.
have you noticed bozo only comes here when he feels the need to vent ?? and he always takes it out on us.
saggy lil man. can't take it out on the real world, now can you ??
wonder who pisssed in his wheaties today ?
it does'nt matter. he has'nt got the balls to say anything to real people. all he can do is whine.

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teresaMMM wrote:
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have you noticed bozo only comes here when he feels the need to vent ?? and he always takes it out on us.
saggy lil man. can't take it out on the real world, now can you ??
wonder who pisssed in his wheaties today ?
it does'nt matter. he has'nt got the balls to say anything to real people. all he can do is whine.
At one time, Bozo made sure we knew she was a female. But who knows for sure what it is??? lol One thing is for sure, though, from the sound of their comments.....they are miserable, depressed, ignorant and a fool.
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Jun 11, 2009
 
Then why do you and you saggy old dried up butt with your queen come on here to vent, day after day, everyday. Take a look how your little "click" puts EVERYONE down but the group. And what are doing isn't whinning? DOUBLE STANDARDS. Yes, I believe so.

Now getting back to topix. Yes these teenagers knows better then to do things that are dangerous, but what is anyone doing when they speed, overeat, or any other # of things.

I hate this story, no parents should ever have to bury their child. But parents need to wake up and try watching their kids and KNOW where they are at.. sad, but so many times the parents aren't watching or they just don't care to take the time to knowmore about their child's where abouts.

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Jun 11, 2009
 
Judi wrote:
im aware i mistyped
sue me
This Bobo or Bozo or whoever is an idiot! Grrrr!

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understanding wrote:
Then why do you and you saggy old dried up butt with your queen come on here to vent, day after day, everyday. Take a look how your little "click" puts EVERYONE down but the group. And what are doing isn't whinning? DOUBLE STANDARDS. Yes, I believe so.
Now getting back to topix. Yes these teenagers knows better then to do things that are dangerous, but what is anyone doing when they speed, overeat, or any other # of things.
I hate this story, no parents should ever have to bury their child. But parents need to wake up and try watching their kids and KNOW where they are at.. sad, but so many times the parents aren't watching or they just don't care to take the time to knowmore about their child's where abouts.
Hey sweetie....now how would you know whose butt is saggy, dried up and old? Please do us a favor and stop telling us about your own butt....more information than we really need to know. Okay? Yuck!!!! That's just plain ole' nasty, girl!!! lol lol

Hey, btw, when ya gonna change your name back? I think I like jmf alot better. Understanding just doesn't fit you!!! lmao!!!

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Jun 11, 2009
 
understanding wrote:
Then why do you and you saggy old dried up butt with your queen come on here to vent, day after day, everyday. Take a look how your little "click" puts EVERYONE down but the group. And what are doing isn't whinning? DOUBLE STANDARDS. Yes, I believe so.
Now getting back to topix. Yes these teenagers knows better then to do things that are dangerous, but what is anyone doing when they speed, overeat, or any other # of things.
I hate this story, no parents should ever have to bury their child. But parents need to wake up and try watching their kids and KNOW where they are at.. sad, but so many times the parents aren't watching or they just don't care to take the time to knowmore about their child's where abouts.
Déjame en paz imbecil!
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Queen Sassyass wrote:
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Hey sweetie....now how would you know whose butt is saggy, dried up and old? Please do us a favor and stop telling us about your own butt....more information than we really need to know. Okay? Yuck!!!! That's just plain ole' nasty, girl!!! lol lol
Hey, btw, when ya gonna change your name back? I think I like jmf alot better. Understanding just doesn't fit you!!! lmao!!!
cute, better to laugh then see the truth. Your eye said it all. Wrinkles don't lie.
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Jun 11, 2009
 
understanding wrote:
<quoted text>cute, better to laugh then see the truth. Your eye said it all. Wrinkles don't lie.
Dude, put it behind you and get on with your life!

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Jun 11, 2009
 
understanding wrote:
<quoted text>cute, better to laugh then see the truth. Your eye said it all. Wrinkles don't lie.
Sugar, you must have been drunk when you looked at the pic of my eye. There were and are no wrinkles around my eyes. Oops! Sorry...that's right....devoted hypocritical Christians like you don't indulge in liquor, do they? Well, then you must have had bad reception on your computer screen. lmao!! Wrinkles may not lie but fools like you do. lmao!!!! Honey, the more you talk the funnier you get.

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Just Some Dude wrote:
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Dude, put it behind you and get on with your life!
That's just not going to happen because this fool has no life.

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Just Some Dude wrote:
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Dude, put it behind you and get on with your life!
Doesn't have one. Or a job, or a clue!

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Jun 11, 2009
 
This post is about a boy dying and his parents suing.

I realize that all these posters just can't stay on topix, but all of you people really need to realize what is important in life.

If you have wrinkles so what. As we all get older we all have wrinkles. That does not make you who you are, unless you are just so vain.
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Jun 11, 2009
 
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Doesn't have one. Or a job, or a clue!
At least that Mr.O guy is gone.

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