unfortunate editorial choices
Arnold M. Zwicky
zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Jan 21 03:29:18 UTC 2005
On Jan 20, 2005, at 9:08 AM, sagehen wrote:
>> from the 1/19/05 Palo Alto Daily News, p. 1 headline
>> local hit by
>> train, dies...
> An old family friend, an historian at Stanford who lived in Menlo
> Park, met
> his death in just this manner, perhaps at the same level crossing, in
> or 54. I never heard a breath of suspicion that it was suicide. He
> totally deaf & the accident was attributed to that.
yes, we have these non-suicide deaths too, especially at grade
crossings with significant pedestrian traffic. there are three of
these within walking distance (indeed, routes i often do walk) of my
in some cases, there's just no way to tell what happened.
today's PADN is being more cautious about robert pringle's death, in
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