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A modest marble footstone was installed last week at Raleigh's Oakwood Cemetery. It was commissioned by Mrs. Edwards‘ siblings and is carved with lyrics from a Leonard Cohen song she placed on her kitchen wall shortly before she died of cancer in December 2010.
A more elaborate headstone is still planned from the same sculptor who chiseled the towering angel adorning the neighboring grave of Mrs. Edwards‘ 16-year-old son Wade, who died in a 1996 auto accident.
The Associated Press reported last month that people touring the historic cemetery had expressed concern that Mrs. Edwards did not yet have a stone so long after her death.
Developers asked to test tiny apartments
NEW YORK — New York City renters have long made a habit of sacrificing square footage to save money. Now, the government wants to help them move into even smaller spaces.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is inviting developers to propose ways to turn a city lot into a building filled mostly with micro-units of no more than 300 square feet.
The pilot program could lead to a change in regulations that currently require new apartments to be at least 450 square feet.
Mr. Bloomberg said Monday the shift will help accommodate the changing population. He says young professionals are waiting longer to start families.
Mr. Bloomberg says a shortage of small homes is forcing people to move into illegal subdivisions. The city has 1 million studio and one-bedroom apartments for 1.8 million one- and two-person households.
Systems to protect miners from black lung failing
CHARLESTON — Black lung diagnoses have doubled in the last decade, and a new investigation blames a combination of factors, including operators who cheat the system and lax enforcement by regulators.
Experts have warned of the resurgence since 1995, but an investigation by National Public Radio, the Center for Public Integrity and the Charleston Gazette concludes all the systems designed to protect coal miners have failed. That includes federal lawmakers, who won’t pass regulations to toughen 1969 standards for coal dust.
The number of people with advanced stages of the disease has quadrupled since the 1980s in the region stretching from eastern Kentucky through southern West Virginia, into southwestern Virginia.
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