Bill Hendrick wrote health news and features, general interest stories, and science and business news for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from March 1979 to August 2008. Before joining the AJC, Hendrick worked for eight years for The Associated Press, winding up in Manhattan as a foreign desk editor. He's best known in Atlanta for predicting the 1987 stock market crash two months before it happened, winning several national and state awards. After graduating from the University of Georgia in March 1971 with a degree in journalism and a minor in European history, Hendrick served as editor of a weekly paper in the Atlanta area for a few months before joining The AP. His reporting assignments have taken him to every continent except Antarctica and to almost every state. Besides health, science, and business, his interests include history, psychology, and racquetball.