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Death comes in doubles: Two banjo players died in the same week -- one in Minnesota and another in Milwaukee.

And again: Two textile artists, a quilter and a knitter of art.

On a slightly more action-oriented front, check out this story of a police-Black Panther confrontation in New Orleans in the Sixties.

Gas prices got you down, bunky? Rising prices enraged this gas station owner, too.

Wonderful obit lede from Philly: "Calling all my beats, beards, Buddhist cats, big-time spenders, money lenders, teetotalers, elbow benders, hog callers, home-run hitters, finger-poppin' daddys and cool babysitters.
"He was "your man with the plan, on the scene with the record machine.
"He was Hy Lit, and Philly radio had never heard anything like him, and never will again."

By Patricia Sullivan  |  November 20, 2007; 11:30 AM ET
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