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Light-rail crash injures dozens

Sun., July 19, 2009

San Francisco – Several dozen people were injured when two San Francisco light-rail trains collided Saturday afternoon at the West Portal Station, authorities said.

Officials said 47 people were taken to hospitals – four with what appeared to be severe injuries – when a San Francisco Municipal Railway L train rear-ended a K train at the boarding platform about 2:30 p.m.

Witnesses said the westbound L train barreled into the K train as it emerged from a tunnel connecting downtown San Francisco to the city’s western neighborhoods.

Cronkite’s remains to go to family plot

New York – Walter Cronkite’s final resting place will be next to his late wife in Missouri, where the two first met.

The 92-year-old former CBS anchorman died Friday at his Manhattan home of disease involving blood vessels in the brain, according to Marlene Adler, his longtime chief of staff.

A private funeral service was scheduled for Thursday at St. Bartholomew’s Church. Adler said the Rev. William Tully will preside over the Episcopal service at the Park Avenue church, which the Cronkites attended for many years.

Cronkite is to be cremated and his remains buried next to his wife, Betsy Cronkite, in the family plot at a cemetery in Kansas City.


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