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Patricia Sullivan

Good morning, and farewell to Ben Ali.

Pedro Elias Zadunaisky, an Argentine astronomer and mathematician whose calculations helped determine the orbit of Saturn's outermost moon, Phoebe, as well as Halley's Comet, died Wednesday. He was 91.

Lest you think all shoemaking has been outsourced to high-end Italy or low-end Asian countries, David Joseph Kessler could set you straight. His company, whose Mother Goose line of shoes was worn by generations of children throughout the nation, manufactured two other shoe brands: Peppers, a line for older children, and Webbs, a women's shoe. The firm had annual production of more than a million pairs of shoes - about 2,650 pairs of shoes per day.

Here's a short piece on how social networking is changing our way of grieving in modern life.


By Patricia Sullivan |  October 9, 2009; 8:15 AM ET  | Category:  Patricia Sullivan , The Daily Goodbye
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