Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Jack Kevorkian's Attorney Tells Of Another Suicide Dr. Jack Kevorkian's lawyer said Friday that a 59-year-old-woman took her own life Thursday but did not say whether the assisted suicide crusader was involved. Police in Romulus, Mich., south of Detroit, said in a statement Friday that they began investigating the woman's death Thursday evening after receiving a call that her body had been found at a hotel near Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Police said they did not have a positive identification of the woman or know how she died. (begin THREE STAR text) Her body was turned over to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office. Kevorkian's attorney, Geoffrey Fieger, said that he represented the woman. (end text) Reuters WASHINGTON Gingrich To Lead Delegation On Mission Throughout Asia House Speaker Newt Gingrich will lead a bipartisan House delegation to China and other Asian countries later this month, congressional officials said Friday. The trip, set for the two-week congressional Easter recess, comes as Gingrich seeks to regain his footing after being reprimanded by the House in January for ethical misdeeds. Since then, he has largely kept out of the public eye. AP *** *** *** *** WORLD NASA Oxygen Generator Breaks; Mir Left With 2 Months' Air A second oxygen generator aboard the Russian space station Mir malfunctioned, leaving the two Russians and one American aboard with only a two-month supply of air, NASA said Friday. Russian flight controllers outside Moscow ordered the crew to begin using supplemental oxygen-generating canisters. NASA spokesman Ed Campion said the situation is not considered dangerous. Russian flight controllers plan to send up instructions in hopes of fixing the oxygen-producing units. And a Soyuz capsule always is attached to the Mir for a quick getaway if necessary. Any needed parts will be sent up on a Russian supply ship, scheduled for launch on April 6 - about a month before the supplemental canisters run out. …

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