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Post Mortem: February 22, 2009 - February 28, 2009

Two Chicago Bulls Legends Die

On the day after the Chicago Bulls visited the White House, news comes that two Bulls legends have died. Johnny "Red" Kerr, the first coach of the Chicago Bulls who went on to spend more than 30 years as a broadcaster with the National Basketball Association team, died yesterday. He...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  February 27, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Founder of Spring Break Dies

The man who brought hordes of hormone-crazed college students to Fort Lauderdale -- and then revived the beach after the city raised the drinking age and banned open containers -- has died. Bob Gill also founded the Yankee Clipper Hotel, which was featured in a number of movies....

By Patricia Sullivan  |  February 27, 2009; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Was He or Wasn't He a Nazi?

Konrad Dannenberg, 96, a German-born rocket scientist who died Feb. 16 in Huntsville, Ala., worked for the Nazis during World War II and for the Americans during the Cold War. It's widely known that the German brain trust of one war was used by the Americans to fight another. But...

By Adam Bernstein  |  February 23, 2009; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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