Kennedy caught in crosswind

Washington - On the afternoon of April 1, 8 miles southwest of the Capitol, Senator Edward M. Kennedy joined more than 60 of his fellow senators at the funeral of Erma Byrd, the 88-year-old wife of Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, Kennedy's colleague of 43 years.

As Kennedy filed out of Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Va., another colleague of nearly four decades, Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, approached him and offered a favor.

Stevens, an irascible conservative Republican, told Kennedy, the stalwart liberal Massachusetts Democrat, that he'd figured out a way to block the wind farm proposed for the waters off Cape Cod: Stevens would insert a provision in a sure-to-pass bill funding the Coast Guard that would give the state's governor the ability to veto the project.

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