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BARBARA MCCLINTOCK, world-renowed geneticist who won the Nobel Prize in 1983, has died in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., of influenza. She was 90. . . . COCAINE USE, not an allergic reaction to a pesticide, was responsible for the Aug. 5 death of Jeff Porcaro, drummer for the rock band Toto, a Los Angeles coroner's spokesman says. . . . A PASSENGER TRAIN rammed into a freight train parked at a station in central India on Friday, killing at least 37 people and injuring 75, officials said. . . . A MAN who thought his wife might be having an affair took 25 people hostage at a Shippensburg, Pa., Kmart for up to five hours before setting down his shotgun and surrendering, witnesses said.