The Daily Goodbye
Good morning, sports fans.
You may have heard by now of the death of Abe Pollin, who was a bit of a legend in Washington DC (but I don't know how far outside of it his reputation extended). Despite a windy first paragraph, here's the Post's version of his life.
Almost no one outside of Chicago remembers the 1966 Richard Speck murders, a mass homicide of eight student nurses who lived together in the big city. As Speck killed, one young woman managed to get away, and hid in a closet. The detective who was the key policeman on the investigation, Jack G. Wallenda, has now died at age 83. (Speck died in 1991. No one claimed his body.)
Tom Naughton was an unusual father, to say the least. He gave his 10-year-old son a car, the notoriously flammable Corvair, and when the child crashed it, he never yelled, but taught the boy how to fix the dents. A wiser parent might have suggested you could teach a son how to maintain a car without giving him one when he's so underage, but it takes all kinds....
Robbins Landon uncovered Hayden's symphonies, masses, quartets and operas, in the years after World War II but was scammed in 1993 by photocopies of six "lost" Haydn piano sonatas.
That's it for today. Have a happy Thanksgiving, Americans, and we'll see you periodically over the long holiday weekend.
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