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Post Mortem: November 25, 2007 - December 1, 2007

Obit Sleuthing

... it may not be as dramatic as Bob Woodward lurking in parking garages to get the scoop on Watergate from Deep Throat, but it felt like a small investigative triumph here on the Obits desk...

By Matt Schudel  |  December 1, 2007; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local Lives , Matt Schudel , Washington DC-area people  
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Good and Evel

If you haven't read Pat Sullivan's obituary of Evel Knievel yet, click on this link and read it right now. Pat has done a remarkable job of summing up the amazing life (and death) of America's Daredevil -- and did it all on deadline Friday afternoon and evening. When word...

By Matt Schudel  |  December 1, 2007; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What Does Gatorade Taste Like?

Dr. J. Robert Cade, who was largely responsible for the invention of Gatorade, was quite a guy. He was a nephrologist -- a kidney specialist -- at the University of Florida who studied the blood composition, fatigue levels and body temperatures of the university's football players before brewing up the...

By Matt Schudel  |  November 28, 2007; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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New Life on the Obits Desk

Alert readers may have noticed, and welcomed, the return of veteran Joe Holley to the obits pages. Joe, whose background includes stints as a magazine editor, editorial page editor and deputy press secretary to a governor, is our resident Texan. We're happy he's back on the beat after six months...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  November 27, 2007; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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