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Post Mortem: November 11, 2007 - November 17, 2007

Fight of the Century

Norman Mailer, the great or greatly annoying (depending on your point of view) novelist, journalist and provocateur, died last Saturday at the age of 84. We had an obituary in hand by Bart Barnes, a former Post obit writer who retired about three and a half years ago. (I sit...

By Matt Schudel  |  November 16, 2007; 6:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Who Said It First?

We get a lot of e-mail here but today's mail brings in a query from one of the volunteer editors at Wikipedia who's trying to resolve which astronaut first quipped that as he waited for launch into space, he thought "Every part of this ship was built by the low...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  November 15, 2007; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Daily Goodbye

Good morning! We lost of a couple of environmental leaders: Peter Berle who proved the National Audubon Society was "no longer just for the birds," and John Firor, whose book about global climate change and ozone depletion was called was "about as agreeable as a dose of ipecac," for generating...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  November 12, 2007; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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