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Post Mortem: December 14, 2008 - December 20, 2008

Baugh of the Movies

The football great Sammy Baugh has died. His enormous skill on the gridiron and his all-American good looks made him a national name while playing with the Washington Redskins starting in the late 1930s. Hollywood saw potential and cast the Texas native in a cheapie Western serial at the start...

By Adam Bernstein  |  December 18, 2008; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Remembering Sammy Baugh

Chat with obit writer Joe Holley at noon Eastern. Slingin' Sammy Baugh, 94, a record-setting passer, punter and defensive back who led the Washington Redskins to two NFL championships in 16 seasons with the team and whose wide-open style of play helped usher professional football into the modern era, died...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  December 18, 2008; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Adam Walsh Murder Case Solved

A serial killer who died more than a decade ago is the culprit who abducted and killed a 6-year-old boy in 1981, police in Florida said Tuesday. The boy, Adam Walsh, became the rallying cry for a movement that demanded authorities get serious about missing and exploited children. It's hard...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  December 16, 2008; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Diehard Fans

"They're gonna drive me to an early grave!" sports fanatics have been known to lament, shaking their heads over their favorite team's ineptitude. (No, this is not a blog about the Redskins). Now, whether early or late, baseball fans have an opportunity to take a little bit of their...

By Joe Holley  |  December 15, 2008; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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