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Post Mortem: April 11, 2010 - April 17, 2010

Management guru dies

News sources from India are reporting the death of C.K. Prahalad, who was one of the world's most respected management consultants. The Hindustan Times of India is reporting that he died Friday, April 16, in San Diego. Other sources say he had a bronchial ailment. Prahalad, who was 68, was...

By Matt Schudel  |  April 17, 2010; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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"Je me souviens."

When I got up this morning, I tried to remember how I felt three years ago when horrible news began spreading around my college dorm like a virus: there had been a mass shooting on campus. On April 16, 2007, I was a sophomore at Virginia Tech and as I...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  April 16, 2010; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: Collegiate Times, School, Student newspaper, United States, Violence and Abuse, Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia Tech  
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Bizarre California obituary story

The Sacramento Bee is reporting that a man in northern California delivered his own obituary -- actually, in the trade we would call this a death notice -- to the local newspaper, then committed suicide the next day. The package he delivered to the paper contained exact payment for the...

By Matt Schudel  |  April 15, 2010; 9:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Civil rights leader Benjamin Hooks dies

Benjamin Hooks, longtime NAACP director and champion of minorities and the poor, died early this morning at his home in Tennessee. He was 85. Dr. Hooks was a lawyer and preacher who became one of the country's great civil rights leaders. In 2007, President George W. Bush awarded him the...

By Emma Brown  |  April 15, 2010; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Emma Brown  | Tags: African-American Civil Rights Movement, Benjamin Hooks, Benjamin Hooks died, Benjamin Hooks obituary, Civil and political rights, George W. Bush, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Richard Nixon, Rosa Parks  
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An Obit That Will Break Your Heart

This obit will break your heart. Here's how a serial criminal's misdeeds infected a whole lot of people. Timothy White, a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff who died of a pulmonary embolism April 1 at the age of 35, was only five years old when he was kidnapped by a...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 13, 2010; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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