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During a rain storm yesterday, a portion of the roof of a local Costco store 
collapsed.  A photo in this morning's paper indicates that the failure 
initiated at a vertical finger joint, followed by tension perpendicular to 
the grain failure.

<www.azstarnet.com/public/dnews/000830roofshort.html>

This news article and photo will probably be available on the web site only 
today.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

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