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2008-07-08 00:00:20

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 8--Erecting a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge could cost as much as $50 million, according to an environmental assessment released Monday by the Golden Gate Bridge District. "The cost is astronomical," said Marin Supervisor Hal Brown, a member of the bridge district's Board of Directors. "I'm all for some type of barrier, but where we get that kind of money I have no idea. Maybe through grants." Initial estimates...

2006-05-04 15:40:01

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Every few weeks, someone climbs over the railing of San Francisco's famed Golden Gate Bridge and jumps to their death at one of the highest-profile suicide sites in the world. Local media rarely report the deaths, and few people have seen the dramatic suicides -- until now. Filmmaker Eric Steel's new film "The Bridge," which shows six suicides, premiered recently at New York's Tribeca and San Francisco's film festivals. Steel, 42, set up...

2006-03-10 18:38:56

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Local officials approved a study on Friday on possible alterations of the San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to stem jumping from America's most popular site for suicides. The study, the most comprehensive in a generation, follows more than a year of renewed debate on the issue that has plagued the distinctive nearly 2-mile- (3 km-)long bridge that connects San Francisco to the Marin Headlands. More than 1,300 people have jumped from the bridge to their...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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