Gert McMullin reads an emotional story at the AIDS Memorial Quilt headquarters. The quilt, at 54 tons, now has over 5700 12' X 12' panels encompassing about 80,000 names of people whose lives the disease has claimed, said McMullin, the quilt's production manager. She said she has lost about 300 friends to AIDS and was one of the two original volunteers that started the quilt in San Francisco. She moved along with it to its present home in Atlanta.
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