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An elderly man killed after a vehicle crashes into his home and explodes has been identified. Officials say 88-year-old John Cardenas was one of two people killed. The crash happened on the Northwest side just after 2:00 a.m. Sunday at the corner of Timberhill Drive and Valley Brook near Ingram Park Mall. Police say the driver's speeding vehicle veered off the road and slammed into the home. The car exploded and set the home on fire. The driver of the vehicle also died at the scene and has not been identified.
Vote on gay Scouts comes at emotional moment
May 23, 2013 07:18 GMT
By DAVID CRARY and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) -- A possible watershed date has arrived for the Boy Scouts of America.
The Scouts' national leadership votes Thursday on whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks. It's a decision on a critical, emotionally charged issue for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations and its millions of members.
About 1,400 national council members are to vote on whether to stop excluding youth Scouts solely for being gay. A ban on gay adult leaders would remain.
The vote is taking place at a resort in Grapevine, Texas, not far from BSA's Irving, Texas, headquarters, during the national council's three-day annual meeting. While the meeting is closed to the public, it's being watched closely by supporters and opponents of a change.
The results are expected to be announced Thursday afternoon.
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