WASHINGTON: Tragedy Strikes Twice

WASHINGTON: Tragedy Strikes Twice

Capitol Hill grieved last week when Senator Henry John Heinz III, 52, was killed in an airplane crash in Pennsylvania. A day later, Washington was once more stunned, when former four-term Texas Senator John Tower, 65, and his daughter Marian, 35, were among those who died in a commuter-plane crash near Brunswick, Ga.

One of the Senate's wealthiest members, Heinz had been an unlikely champion of unions, the aged and the disabled. After retiring from the Senate in 1984, Tower served as a U.S. arms negotiator and chaired the three-man presidential review board that probed the Iran-contra affair. In 1988, George...

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