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Patricia Sullivan

Good morning.

As readers of this blog know, but readers of the print newspaper do not, there were two major obits yesterday: French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss and Nien Cheng, who wrote "Life and Death in Shanghai" about her ordeal during the Cultural Revolution in China.

All those athletes but hardly a word for the referees until now: Lou Filippo, World Boxing Hall of Famer who kept the matches clean, has died. He had been a boxer himself, with a record of 23-9-3 with 8 knockouts. As a ref, he appeared in the second, third, fourth and fifth installments of the "Rocky" films.

It's kind of hard to tell what Bill Hayes did for a living -- oh, here it is, he was an advertising agency owner -- but he appeared to have had quite a life. As this Amarillo, Texas columnist says: It's a good thing he authored a book, "Your Memory," on improving recall. Otherwise, he would have been in a world of hurt trying to remember just half of his 91 years."I've not achieved anything," he once stressed, "but I've just done a lot of things."

A man wearing a partial beekeeper's suit was found dead near a colony of tens of thousands of bees in Miami. It's not yet clear if he died from bee stings, a fall or another cause but neighbors told authorities they had been having problems with the beehive for the past 18 months.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  November 4, 2009; 8:15 AM ET
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Jon Mark Beilue is the name of the Amarillo columnist who wrote that long obit you linked. The name of the deceased is Bill Hayes.

Posted by: pffinch | November 4, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

That's one of the dangers of blogging when not fully awake. Thanks for correction.

Posted by: Patricia Sullivan | November 4, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

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