Helms ran between the photographers and the police car, raising the pennant high as they snapped away. There must have been hundreds of photos taken, but there's really only one. He stands almost relaxed, his static poise, standing out against chaos on all sides. The blurry fellow rioter beside him, a trail of flaming debris on the cobblestones. All primary colors, and there's Helms wearing black and white, his gut hanging out of his shirt, the pennant aloft.
Days later, the family gathered in the kitchen of their lakeside chalet. Helms' nephew, Jason Yoskovich, was in his uncle's bedroom, looking through his things. At the bottom of the closet, something caught his eye.
"I found the old pennant and I took it up to the family. They were in shock and awe and in tears," said Yoskovich, 22, of Lincoln Park. "My grandfather got out the news clippings to read and he let me have it all."
The pennant, the infamous photo and the newspaper clippings are all that remain of Bubba's legacy. Yoskovich keeps them in a pale wooden frame on his living room wall.
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