August 25, 1995
HOMEWOOD, Illinois (CNN) --The heat wave seared many parts of the country this summer and killed more than 580 people in Chicago alone.
The city's unclaimed victims were buried in a mass grave in a cemetery south of Chicago Friday. It was a simple service for the unclaimed dead. Names, on small yellow tags, were attached to the 68 simple pine and plywood coffins.
A man brought his son to see and say a proper goodbye. "It's the saddest thing I've seen. I read it this morning in the paper. It reminded me of World War II or something... just kinda throw 'em in the ground and bury them in. We thought we'd just give 'em some flowers and say a prayer for them. Their families will find them in heaven."
Most died as they lived, alone; now, ironically, buried in a shallow trench together.
WINDSOR, Ontario (CNN) -- Police in Windsor, Ontario are investigating whether a meteorite is responsible for a trailer fire.
A patrol officer says he saw a bright object streak across the sky Thursday night. After it disappeared, he says he saw a cloud of smoke.
Fire officials say they've discovered no meteorite or aircraft part in the rubble of the storage trailer.
(CNN) -- Ted Turner may be enlisting the help of a French media company in his bid for CBS.
Havas confirms it has been invited by Turner Broadcasting System to take part in a number of joint projects. The New York Times reports that Turner has asked Havas to invest $1 billion in a rival bid for the network.
CBS already has agreed to be taken over by Westinghouse.
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