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Saturday, February 01, 2003

Deaths in the Last Two Days, selected highlights:
Auto Accidents: Approximately 228 in the US alone; many more worldwide.
Train Accidents: 40 in Zimbabwe, probably others elsewhere.
Helicopter Accidents: 4 US soldiers in Afghanistan.
Bus Explosions: 16 people in Afghanistan.
Killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank: At least 2.
AIDS, starvation, preventable childhood diseases: Untold hundreds or thousands.
Space Accidents: 7 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.

My deepest sympathies to the families of all victims.