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Cheat Sheet: April 8, 2013

Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies, aged 87

Former Conservative Prime Minister Lady Thatcher of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1990 passed away Monday after suffering a stroke and staying in the Ritz Hotel in central London. Lady Thatcher was predominantly known for her leadership abilities and her contribution to the fall of Eastern European communism in the later years of her office. Many leaders from around the world gave commending regards for her after hearing of her death, including President Barack Obama, who stated that the United States, “has lost a true friend.” (Source)

Gas leak closes Route 58 in Suffolk

If your local commute includes travelling along Route 58 near the Manning Bridge Road in Suffolk, you may want to plan out another path. Duane Bourne of Virginia Natural Gas reported that a constructor worker struck a gas line on the 2400 block of Holland Road, and a crew is currently working on fixing the issue. The workers created an alternate route, as both the east and westbound lanes of the area were closed off. (Source)

Sisters live to tell their Holocaust story

In honor of Yom HaShoah, or the Holocaust Remembrance Day, two Italian sisters that were sent to Auschwitz at ages 4 and 6 years old tell their stories to the people part of the Trail of Remembrance, an initiative to teach young people of Italy’s involvement in World War II. This year marks the 60th year for Yom HaShoah, and Andra and Tatiana Bucci recall their memories of hunger, freezing winter temperatures in the concentration camp and the strange memories that later resolved themselves after learning about the camp’s conditions. The two were among the more than 230,000 children sent to Auschwitz during the Holocaust and were some of the very few that lived through the camp. (Source)

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