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TRAGIC ACCIDENT AT ROLLINS AVENUE 1. Charles R. Lydon who was involved in the accident was killed on the spot in the tragic event. The accident happened at 7:10 this morning at the intersection of Post Road and Rollins Avenue. Lydon was driving north on Post Road His van was said to have struck a fire engine responding to an emergency call even though the emergency was a false alarm. The authorities haven’t decided who was at fault but the two firemen who were in the fire truck were hospitalized. BIG CARS BETTER THAN SMALLER CARS 2. Big cars have more advantage over small cars. There was a report issued in Washington D.C. today from the Highway Loss Data Institute for Highway Safety about how driving big cars have more advantage over driving small cars. The study shows that small cars tend to make injuries and repair losses 30 percent higher than average, while big cars like van and station wagons shows 40 percent to 50 percent better-than-average claim records. HOT DOG RISKY TO CHILDREN 3. Hot dog can choke a child under 4, so they should never be cut crosswise. Journal of the American Medical Association displayed an article on how hot dogs could lead to choking which could therefore lead to death. This article was based on a researcher’s report and he mentioned other risky food for young kids up to 9 years of age include nuts, grapes, and nut. GRIEF CONTINUES FOR THE FAMILY OF KRISTINE BELCUORE AFTER BURIAL 4. The family of Kristine Belcuore recieved an apologetic call from the county medical examiner on how her body was mistakenly replaced by another woman's body. They discovered their error when they found out that the woman buried instead of late Mrs. Belcuore disappeared after nobody came to claim her.The family of kristine Belcuore was grief-stricken due to her death as a result of a sudden heart attack last week. This 51 years old woman with a husband and four children was to undergo an autopsy before her funeral before the last Saturday. Many people showed up to the expensive funeral to show their love to the family of the deceased. During the funeral however, the family didn’t open the casket till she was buried. A relative said, “We went through all the pain and everything, all over the wrong body, and now we have to go through it again.” DIVORCE COMMON AMONG EDUCATED WOMEN 5. A statistical study done by researchers’ shows that marital disruption is greater among highly educated women. With this new discovery, a sociologist at The Ohio State University conducted a new study which explains why women with graduate degrees are more likely to get divorced or separated. He explained that women who got married before they graduate have certain family roles they have established for themselves and the family but when they go back to school, they tend to slack in their family roles which causes resentment on the rest of the family which will probably lead to tension in the family therefore causing separation and then divorce. FAILED ATTEMPT TO RESTRICT OWNERSHIP OF GUN 6. Even the laws concerning the ownership of guns does not limit the ownership of guns by career criminals. Department of Justice conducted a crime-related survey about the ownership of guns by citizens. It questioned long-term prisoners and they found out that criminals get their weapons most often by theft or under-the-counter deals. The report concludes, however, that even though curbs on legitimate retail sales of guns have failed to attain the goal of keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals, the laws still may serve other useful functions. MURDERER FINALLY SENT TO JAIL 7. Thomas C. Ahl appeared in Circuit Court today after pleading guilty last week to robbing and murdering two restaurant employees. This 24 years old suspect has had a long history of violence before he was finally arrested for murdering. He was sentenced to two life terms, plus 300 years in prison after pleading guilty and admitting that the people he shot didn't resist in any way.