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Post Mortem: September 20, 2009 - September 26, 2009

Alicia de Larrocha, pianist; updated

Long ago, in my fast-receding youth, I studied piano for several years. Well, let me rephrase that: I took piano lessons. Alicia de Larrocha, the exquisite Spanish pianist who has died at the age of 86, studied piano. I've always been short, though not as short as Ms. de Larrocha's...

By Matt Schudel  |  September 26, 2009; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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The Daily Goodbye

Good morning, all. Susan Atkins, convicted of eight murders for her part in the Charles Manson gang that perpetrated a 1969 mass murder, has died in prison. She broke open the case when she bragged of her participation in the slayings to cellmates; she also taunted her jury that they...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  September 25, 2009; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Daily Goodbye

Good morning, everyone. We have a trio of obits about medical researchers: Leon Eisenberg, a pioneer in autism studies; Eloise Giblett, whose work on blood made transfusions safer; and John J. Wild, who invented a way to find tumors using ultrasound. You have to like a guy who kept old...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  September 24, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Willy Ronis's Views of Paris

Anyone with lingering mental images of the romantic balconies and side streets of Paris owes a debt of imagination to Willy Ronis. The Hungarian-born photographer, whose sweet, unadorned pictures of Parisian life practically echo with the sound of accordion music and clinking coffee cups, has died in Paris at the...

By Matt Schudel  |  September 23, 2009; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Daily Goodbye

Good morning. Who thinks over a seafood dinner of the fisherman who risked his life for the scallops? Martin Manley started out as a deckhand and became a cook and engineer as he worked his way up to captain. In 1954, he made headlines for bringing back a record-setting 42,000-pound...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  September 23, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Daily Goodbye

Good morning, and welcome to autumn. A Dallas-based federal judge, Jerry Buchmeyer, who died Monday, made at least two landmark rulings that had impact beyond Texas. In 1985, he ordered relief for public housing families that ultimately changed how many other cities handle public housing. And he also ruled that...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  September 22, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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And we remember....

I don't know about you but I found last night's Emmy telecast pretty boring. This is strange for me since usually I love award shows. Not surprising, though, was that my favorite part did not disappoint--the "In Memoriam" segment. With Sarah MacClahlan singing her hit, "I will Remember You,"...

By Lauren Wiseman  |  September 21, 2009; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The Daily Goodbye

Good Monday morning, weekend athletes and underachievers alike. Arthur Ferrante, of those lush, piano-driven movie tunes in the 1960s, died this weekend in Longboat Key, Fla. His musical partner, Lou Teicher, died just a year ago. Zalman Lavan saw the future in solar energy back in the 1970s and moved...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  September 21, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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