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By: Fox S.A. Staff
Relatives of those killed at a Colorado movie theater rejected an invitation to attend its planned reopening, calling it a "disgusting offer" that came at a terrible time — right after the first Christmas without their loved ones.
A theatre representative invited victims to a "special evening of remembrance on Thursday, January 17 at 5 P.M. (where) a movie will be shown following the remembrance ceremony."
The event is set to take place at the theatre where the massacre took place in July.
In a written response to Cinemark, several of the victims relatives said, "We, the families, recognize your thinly veiled publicity ploy for what it is: A great opportunity for you to distance yourselves and divert public scrutiny from your culpability in this massacre."
Sandy Phillips, mother of San Antonio native and shooting victim Jessica Ghawi, is among those who signed the response.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
Bush hosts 2nd day of bike ride for veterans
May 24, 2013 16:46 GMT
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush is hosting the second day of a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride at his Central Texas ranch for military members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Riders were back on the trail Friday morning, with the event scheduled to conclude Saturday.
This is the third year for Bush to host the Warrior 100K. Last year the ride was held at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, with the previous year's ride in the Big Bend region of West Texas.
Fifteen wounded veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan are participating in the ride, which is part of the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative. The institute is part of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
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