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Post Mortem: May 4, 2008 - May 10, 2008

Everyone Complains About the Weather...

... but George Cressman did something about it -- well, sort of. George P. Cressman was the director of the National Weather Service from 1965 to 1979 and was nothing less than a legend in his field. He was, as one of his colleagues told me for today's obituary, "really,...

By Matt Schudel  |  May 9, 2008; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Extending His Warranty

We are what we do, to a large extent, and Milton Altman was used to calculating what is and is not a good deal. So when the retired drapery salesman bought a used car at the age of 95, he rejected an extended warranty on the grounds that it was...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  May 7, 2008; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Is Robert L. Vesco Dead?

What do you think: Did Robert Vesco die quietly in Cuba last November, or is this yet another vanishing act?...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  May 5, 2008; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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What'll You Have?

I know that Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is retro-fashionable these days, but as a poor college student in Milwaukee 30-mumble years ago, even my crowd shunned the down-market PBR. There's a guy on the South Side of Chicago who likes it so much that he's going to be buried in...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  May 5, 2008; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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