- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 18, 2001

Man kills wife, son after baseball game
ST. LOUIS A man opened fire just after his son's baseball game, killing his estranged wife and the 10-year-old boy as other players and parents fled for cover, police said.
Matthew Toland Sr. killed himself later Monday night, authorities said.
The Little League game at Penrose Park in north St. Louis had just ended when Carmen Anderson, watching her son Matthew's game from her car, saw her husband approaching, police said.
She yelled for her son to hurry into the car, but Mr. Toland killed her as she sat in the car, then turned the gun on his son, authorities said. No one else was injured.

High-speed car crash kills six youths
AUBURN, Wash. A speeding car jumped a curb and crashed into a support pillar, killing six young persons and critically injuring another.
Relatives told investigators all seven had been drinking at a party in this Seattle suburb shortly before the crash Monday night, police Cmdr. Bob Karnofski said. The odor of alcohol was noticeable in the wreckage, he said.
The Ford Escort in which the seven were riding veered to the left, hit a curb, sailed into the median and slammed into a support pillar for an elevated roadway leading to the SuperMall of the Great Northwest. Five persons were thrown from the car.

Study finds painkillers safe for kidneys
CHICAGO Contradicting decades of previous research, a study released yesterday concluded that moderate use of over-the-counter painkillers such as aspirin does not lead to an increased risk of kidney disease.
In the largest study of its kind, researchers followed more than 11,000 healthy men for 14 years and found even individuals who took an average of 10 painkillers each week did not have a higher chance of developing kidney disease.
The report was published in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Bush nominates Coats as envoy to Germany
President Bush yesterday nominated former Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana to be U.S. ambassador to Germany.
A staunch conservative, Mr. Coats was mentioned early in the administration as a potential candidate for secretary of defense, a post that ultimately went to Donald H. Rumsfeld.

Atlantis mission extended by a day
Delays caused by another leak aboard the International Space Station have forced NASA officials to extend the space shuttle Atlantis' 11-day mission by 24 hours, agency officials said yesterday.
The shuttle is now scheduled to return Tuesday.
The new leak was found in the space station's ventilation system.

Abortion protesters march peacefully
WICHITA, Kan. About 500 abortion opponents marched yesterday outside the clinic of one of the few doctors in the nation to perform late-term abortions after a judge ruled that the city had improperly denied them a parade permit.
The judge said the demonstrators could march for an hour in the morning and again in the afternoon near the clinic of Dr. George Tiller, but the afternoon march was canceled when the temperature rose to 106 degrees. Dr. Tiller's clinic was bombed in 1985, and he was shot and wounded in 1993.

Broccoli seen as cancer fighter
Scientists have found fresh evidence that a chemical found in broccoli and other vegetables may cut the risk of cancer, a researcher said yesterday at a conference on nutrition and cancer.
Dr. Paul Talalay of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine said the chemical, sulforaphane, contained in vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and cabbage, triggers cancer-blocking agents.

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