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August 12, 2009

Four killers of US official could escape death-lawyer

Granville was the first U.S. official to be killed in Khartoum for more than 30 years. He was returning home from New Year celebrations on Jan. 1, 2008, when he and Rahama were shot. Granville was from near Buffalo, close to New York City.

In today’s news story you state that Buffalo, the home of murdered US aid worker John Granville, is “close to New York City.”

Yes it is, as close as Glasgow is to London, about 400 miles. We Americans have become accustomed to such silliness delivered in confident voices by cousins who apparently can’t be bothered with minor “colonial” matters such as geography. I look forward to your correction.

Mike S.
San Francisco (NOT near Los Angeles)

Ouch. You’re right, that clearly isn’t an accurate way to describe the geography involved: GBU Editor

U.S. aid worker John Granville poses with his mother Jane in this undated handout. REUTERS/Handout courtesy of the Granville family

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