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Post Mortem: February 21, 2010 - February 27, 2010

The Daily Goodbye

Good morning. Things are almost always more complicated than they seem and so is the story of the radar officer at Pearl Harbor, who when informed of a large "blip" showing fast approaching aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941, told the observers "Don't worry about it." Kermit Tyler, who died Jan....

By Patricia Sullivan  |  February 25, 2010; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Daily Goodbye

Good morning. Let's think today about those who lived good lives. Ida Stack, who died Saturday, kept Jewish traditions alive in the St. Louis area, teaching Hebrew and Yiddish to all comers for more than 50 years. Josephine Oldfield committed her life to addressing social problems in her hometown of...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  February 24, 2010; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Daily Goodbye

Good morning. Not that we want to encourage the trend of writing one's own obit (and putting hard-working professional journalists out of a job), but they can be amusing. The Providence Journal takes a look at the self-written obit. On a more serious note, plane crashes are often tragic, claiming...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  February 23, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Daily Goodbye

Good morning. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service didn't just lose its director, Sam D. Hamilton, over the weekend. Harvey Nelson, one of the nation's most astute wetlands and wildlife managers died Friday at age 85 of heart failure. In other conservation obit news, a 93-year-old environmentalist of the San...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  February 22, 2010; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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