Court rejects farm market crash review

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The California Supreme Court Thursday refused to review the conviction of a motorist who killed 10 people at the Santa Monica farmer's market in 2003.

'Nagasaki' to offer banned WWII articles

CHICAGO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Articles written by former Chicago Daily News reporter George Weller, suppressed after World War II, are set to be revealed in a new book.

Farmer's market crash driver avoids jail

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- An elderly man was given probation rather than being sent to prison for a horrific accident that killed 10 people at a Santa Monica, Calif., farmer's market.

Elderly man guilty of killing 10 in crash

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- An elderly California man was convicted Friday of 10 counts of vehicular manslaughter for driving his car into a crowded open-air farmer's market.

Report on Nagasaki bombing unearthed

NAGASAKI, Japan, June 17 (UPI) -- A 25,000-word journalist's report on the aftermath of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, which had never been printed, has been unearthed.

George Anthony Weller (1907–2002) was an American novelist, playwright, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times and Chicago Daily News. He was a native of Boston and a former editorial chair of The Harvard Crimson. Weller's reports from Nagasaki after the nuclear bombing were censored by the United States military but appeared in a book in 2002.

In the foreward to his Weller's last book, First Into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War, Walter Cronkite wrote:

"This is an important book—important and gripping. For the first time in print we can read the details of the nuclear bombardment of Nagasaki, Japan, as written by the first American reporter on the terrible scene. . . reports, so long delayed but now salvaged by his son, at last have saved our history from the military censorship that would have preferred to have time to sanitize the ghastly details . . . Also delayed by MacArthur's censorship were Weller's dispatches from his visits to American prison camps here he uncovered the Japanese military's savage treatment of their American prisoners . . . There is so much in this volume that we never knew or have long forgotten. This volume of the last generation's history is an important reminder, a warning to inspire civilian vigilance." —Walter Cronkite

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