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Post Mortem: June 15, 2008 - June 21, 2008

What's a Handicap?

Purely by chance, our lead obituary and Local Life this week are about two people who overcame handicaps to accomplish remarkable things. The lead obituary is about baseball player Bert Shepard, who pitched for the original Washington Nationals in 1945, despite having had the lower part of his right leg...

By Matt Schudel  |  June 21, 2008; 11:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Brief Lives

Brevity may indeed be the soul of wit, but don't tell that to a reporter. Working from the inflated notion that our words are sacrosanct, we're constantly battling editors demanding that we cut, cut, cut, even when we're compressing someone's life story into 20 inches or less. Although Post obits...

By Joe Holley  |  June 16, 2008; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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