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Post Mortem: January 31, 2010 - February 6, 2010

Hawaii deaths

Two Hawaiian politicians have died this week: the former mayor of Honolulu, Frank Fasi, and now the former congressman Cec Heftel. Mr. Fasi , 89, served six terms as mayor, longer than anyone else in Honolulu history. The Honolulu Star-Bulletin remembers him as a "combative populist visionary" who accomplished plenty...

By Emma Brown  |  February 6, 2010; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Daily Goodbye

Good morning. The world lost another language on Jan. 28 when the last speaker of Bo, an ancient tribal dialect, died in the Andaman Islands. Boa Sr., 85, was a member of the Great Andamese Tribe, people who are thought to have lived in the Bay of Bengal's Andaman Islands...

By Emma Brown  |  February 5, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two publishers remember Salinger dealings

Last week, Post reporter Ian Shapira wrote a heartbreaking story about an Alexandria publisher, Roger Lathbury, who struck up a friendship with J.D. Salinger in the mid-1990s. Lathbury made a deal with the reclusive author to publish his last published work, "Hapworth 16, 1924," in book form. It had originally...

By Emma Brown  |  February 3, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Argentine author Tomas Eloy Martinez

Argentine journalist and novelist Tomas Eloy Martinez, 75, who was exiled from Argentina in 1975 after narrowly escaping a paramilitary death squad that came for him while he was dining at a fashionable Buenos Aires restaurant, died Sunday of cancer. He was best known for The Peron Novel (1985) and...

By Emma Brown  |  February 2, 2010; 6:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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U-Md. athletic director Jim Kehoe

Over the weekend, I wrote an obituary of Jim Kehoe, one of the most important figures in University of Maryland sports history. Kehoe was the athletic director who brought the university into the sporting big time in the 1970s by hiring Lefty Driesell as men's basketball coach and Jerry Claiborne...

By Matt Schudel  |  February 2, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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