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August 26, 2003

 (Ashville, North Carolina-AP) -- A gospel singer in North Carolina has written a song about accused serial bomber Eric Rudolph. Gene Collett has released "The Ballade of Eric Robert Rudolph" to nearly 1,300 gospel and country radio stations.

Collett said he doesn't intend to glorify Rudolph, but says that God gave him the "Rudolph song" on the morning of June 29th, while he was praying about songs for his new album.

A radio station in Murphy, North Carolina, where Rudolph was captured, says it's interested in the song. A station spokesman says the song is neutral and does not make Rudolph out to be a hero.

 Rudolph is charged with a 1998 abortion clinic bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, that killed an off-duty police officer and injured a nurse.

He's also charged with the 1996 Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta that killed Alice hawthorne of Albany, and the 1997 bombings of a gay nightclub and an abortion clinic, also in Atlanta.

posted at 9:50AM by dave.miller@walb.com

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