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Post Mortem: February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008

The Fat Lady Sings for Thee

Any serious obit writer has more obits to do than she can handle. Some worthy ones never get completed. I'm not evolved enough to be an opera fan so I can't tell you how well known these people were, but it's tres interesting to read the obits in Opera News...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  February 22, 2008; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Joe Louis's Sister Dies of Hypothermia

An incredibly sad story, but the unfortunate obit lacks any revealing details of her relationship with her brother....

By Adam Bernstein  |  February 19, 2008; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
 
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Which Ex-Wife Called?

From today's Baltimore Sun, whose obit writers usually do admirable work: "Because of insufficient information given to The Sun, an obituary published in Saturday's editions for Col. William L. Rawlings Jr., a retired Baltimore police officer, failed to mention that five earlier marriages had ended in divorce." As our first...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  February 19, 2008; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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