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Post Mortem: April 20, 2008 - April 26, 2008

What Women Can Expect

Very interesting report, article and talk about life expectancy for women dropping for the first time since the Spanish influenza of 1918. The culprits are, at least in part, those old bugaboos, smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise. Or, as medical writer Dr. David Brown writes: The trend appears...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 22, 2008; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Remembering the Lusitania

On May 7, 1915, little Barbara Anderson, a month shy of her third birthday, was having lunch with her mother in the main dining room of the Lusitania. The little girl was eating pudding when, at 2:28 in the afternoon, a German submarine fired a torpedo into the giant ocean...

By Joe Holley  |  April 21, 2008; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Boomers Face Reality

As boomers age, obits and end-of-life issues grow more prominent (in their minds, at least). Reading the April 7 issue of the New Yorker (Oh, admit it, you don't read it all the moment it arrives, either), I came across an entertaining Michael Kinsley piece on what he's learned in...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 21, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Spy Game

John Guilsher was a quiet, modest man who spent 50 years as an officer and consultant for the CIA. For most obituaries of CIA officers, that's about all the information we get. But the story of John Ivan Guilsher is something special. For Sunday's Local Life, I was able to...

By Matt Schudel  |  April 20, 2008; 5:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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