Waiting in Boulder
The waiting. Oftentimes, it's the hardest thing a journalist endures. After 72 hours in Boulder covering the resurrected JonBenet mystery, the waiting has been the most fatiguing aspect of this story. Never mind that we -- and by we I mean news crews from Tokyo to New York City -- have been camped out in front of the Boulder Criminal Justice Center like an invading army armed with hulking satellite trucks and cameras mounted on tripods like machine guns. It's the waiting. Waiting for word -- word of Karr getting on a plane from Thailand. Word about any long lost friends who may have received e-mails or gotten taped conversations from Karr. Waiting for interviews to come through. In the meantime, we do our best to piece together what little facts we have and try to extrapolate conclusions as best we can from experts who I call the "JonBenet-ists"-- anyone associated with the last trial/investigation. And then the logistics -- making sure our four crews are on the correct shoots. Do we have a good satellite connection? Where are we going to get food? Pizza -- well, do they deliver and take credit cards? Bathroom -- either smile your way into the Justice Center or use one of the port-a-potties which don't stink too badly yet. And the weather -- seems to alternate between steaming hot and rainy cold. And all the while we wait. Maybe I can get some sleep tonight.
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