Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


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NATION CHICAGO HEAT WAVE Unclaimed Bodies Buried By City In Potter's Field

More than 40 Chicago victims of this summer's deadly heat wave, their bodies identified but unclaimed, were buried in a potter's field Friday.

Box upon plywood box bearing the bodies were stacked into two rental trucks at the county morgue - where they had been stored since July and then driven to a suburban cemetery.

The trucks drove into a long trench where the coffins were removed and placed side by side. Clergymen offered brief prayers.

The heat in July in which temperatures reached 106 degrees killed 568 people. Officials have been unable to find or contact survivors for some of the victims, many of whom were elderly and lived alone. The burial Friday involved 41 unclaimed bodies. Reuters

***** CAPE CANAVERAL NASA Believes Endeavour Is Now Safe Enough To Fly

Convinced that the space shuttle is again safe to fly, NASA officials Friday set 11:04 a.m. EDT Thursday as the launching date for Endeavour.

The 11-day flight, which was to have been launched Aug. 5, has been delayed while space agency engineers worked out problems with the shuttle's O-rings.

O-rings are the critical heat seals between the metal components of the shuttle's rocket engines. The seals keep hot gasses from leaking, much the way that washers keep faucets from leaking.

Engineers have fixed the problem, said Bryan O'Connor, space shuttle director. Knight-Ridder

***** WORLD RUSSIA Two Border Guards Killed In Fight With Chechens

At least two Russian border guards were killed in clashes with Chechen rebels Friday. …

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