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Nearly all the workers escaped with their lives. Among those who didn't was train engineer Tom Mason, who'd just parked 10 empty flatcars in the tunnel. He was buried alive in his locomotive. Also trapped was at least one black laborer. Another train operator, Benjamin Mosby, suffered serious burns and died hours later at Grace Hospital.
Church Hill Tunnel Collapse, October 1925
National Railway Historical Society, Old Dominion Chapter
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A revolution never come with a warning
A revolution never sends you an omen
A revolution just arrive like the morning
Ring the alarm, we come to wake up the snoring

They tellin you to never worry about the future
They tellin you to never worry about the torture
They tellin you that you'll never see the horror
Yell Fire
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Michael Franti
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...each night in the incandescent room


Slowly and with a dazed look the man stands up under his own power.
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Méconnue par une France dont elle porte la langue bien au-delà de l'Hexagone, Assia Djebar, née à Cherchell, Algérie, en 1936, y entre aujourd'hui par la grande porte, premier écrivain du Maghreb sous la Coupole.

Assia Djebar was admitted to the Acadamie Francaise on Thursday, June 22, the first North African woman to be so honored.
I just finished Children of The New World.
I started it reluctantly, thinking it would be polemical and flat, but it's a wonderful book, the narrative voice of it strong and even, the love profoundly in evidence not narcissistic at all. The sustained tone was remarkable. Marjolijn de Jager's translation must have a lot to do with that.
It would make a great movie.

"The end of REM Island is inevitable", says Rolf de Boer from the Department of Public Works.

Breeding Ground
Simen Johan
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Each god takes his/her own toothbrush

Frequenters addicted to coffee and adda in the Indian Coffee House on College Street...


This word, heretofore unfamiliar to me, has appeared, in context, three times in the last three days.

bone-eating zombie worm

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