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

Last word on Steinbrenner

For some strange technical reasons, the complete version of our George Steinbrenner obituary did not appear online until now. It appeared only in the newspaper, which might lead some to conclude that sometimes the older technology is the superior technology. By the way, I received an indignant phone call from...

By Matt Schudel  |  July 16, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Friday Daily Goodbye

Seymour B. London, 95, noticed that after taking blood pressure readings his hands often got tired. To remedy this, he built the automatic blood pressure machine with a mercury column, a microphone, a fish tank pump and an old cuff. Hank Cochran, 74, was a country song writer who penned...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  July 16, 2010; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro , The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Billy Ray Cyrus, Economist, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson  
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Lasting Valor

Lt. Vernon J. Baker, 90, received the Medal of Honor more than 50 years after his service in Italy during World War II. Why the long wait? Because researchers discovered a discrepancy in the way African Americans were awarded for their valor in the 1940s and 1950s. Of the more...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  July 15, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro , World War II  | Tags: Distinguished Service Cross, Lt. Vernon J. Baker, Medal of Honor  
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The Daily Goodbye

Renowned conductor Sir Charles Mackerras, past leader of the Welsh National Opera anf the BBC Concert Orchestra, died last night in London at age 84. Born in New York to Australian parents, he attended conservatory in Sydney and then won a fellowship to study in Prague. There, he developed a...

By Emma Brown  |  July 15, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: conductor mackerras died, marrack goulding united nations died, sir charles mackerras died, vonetta mcgee actress died  
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The little-known George Steinbrenner

George Steinbrenner, the owner of the Yankees, had been in poor health for some years, though no one really knew what was wrong with him. (The New York Daily News reported that he had had a series of strokes.) His death on Tuesday at age 80 was, therefore, not entirely...

By Matt Schudel  |  July 14, 2010; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Daily Goodbye

British cinematographer and director of photography Alan Hume, 85, helped capture the adventure in a slew of James Bond Films. In 1977, he filmed the ski-jump stunt in the pre-title sequence to "The Spy Who Loved Me." His other credits alongside 007, include "For Your Eyes Only," "Octopussy," "A View...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  July 14, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro , The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: 007, James Bond, National Academy of Sciences, Star Wars  
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Yankees' George Steinbrenner dies at 80

George Steinbrenner, the longtime owner of the New York Yankees baseball team has died at 80. He reportedly suffered a massive heart attack last night and was taken to a Tampa hospital. Mr. Steinbrenner, who purchased the Yankees on Jan. 3, 1973, was known as "The Boss" for his hands...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  July 13, 2010; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Matt Schudel , T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags: Bob Shepherd, Bob Sheppard, Boston Red Sox, George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees, Pinstripes, Steinbrenner dies, The Boss, Yanks, yankees voice of god  
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Gospel great Walter Hawkins dies at 61

Walter Hawkins, an ordained bishop and one of gospel music's legendary figures, died July 11 at his home in Ripon, Calif. He had pancreatic cancer. Bishop Hawkins, the younger of the Hawkins brothers -- Edwin is the elder -- was known as the musical director for his big, talented family....

By Emma Brown  |  July 12, 2010; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Emma Brown , Musicians  | Tags: walter hawkins died, walter hawkins gospel died, walter hawkins obituary, walter hawkins oh happy day  
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Harvey Pekar, Graphic Novelist, Dies

Obituary page contributor Terence McArdle writes: Harvey Pekar, 70, the graphic novelist whose autobiographical comic book "American Splendor" chronicled his life as a filing clerk, record collector, freelance jazz critic and one of life's all around misfits, was found dead early today at his home in suburban Cleveland. The AP...

By Adam Bernstein  |  July 12, 2010; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Monday Daily Goodbye

Bobby Spillane, 45, son of the gangster Mickey Spillane, died after falling from the sixth floor of his apartment building in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. In 2006, "All Dolled Up," a play he wrote about how the mob used cross-dressing muscle men to intimidate the owners of...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  July 12, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro , The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, Grammy Award, Mickey Spilllane, Tom Wolfe  
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Yankees' 'Voice of God' dies at 99

Bob Sheppard, the iconic Yankee Stadium announcer who was known as the "Voice of God" for his introductions of baseball stars over more than half a century, has died. He was 99. Mr. Sheppard's debut as the New York Yankees' announcer was April 17, 1951, when players included Joe DiMaggio,...

By Emma Brown  |  July 11, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Athletes , Emma Brown  | Tags: bob sheppard yankees announcer died, voice of god died, yankees announcer died, yankees voice of god  
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The remarkable Mr. Horsley

Sebastian Horsley was a drug addict, a habitual customer of prostitutes -- and a onetime prostitute himself -- and an altogether unforgettable character. Curiously, he did not believe prostitution should be legalized because he thought it would take away the illicit thrill. Sebastian Horsley was an artist of middling talent,...

By Matt Schudel  |  July 11, 2010; 7:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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