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Post Mortem: August 8, 2010 - August 14, 2010

Singer Abbey Lincoln dies at 80

Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln, who was known as much for uncompromsing stance on civil rights as for her soulful singing, has died at the age of 80 in New York. I interviewed her in 2006 for a story in The Post before her performance as part of the Knnedy Center's...

By Matt Schudel  |  August 14, 2010; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Friday (the 13th!) Daily Goodbye

Greetings obits fans! I awoke this morning in an ominous mood. My bedroom was dark and dreary; my air conditioner whirring its freezing breath over my fuzzy comforter. My toes were little toe icicles. Then, as I looked bleary eyed at my alarmclockiPhonelifedevice, I realized (Gasp!) it's FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH!...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  August 13, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro , The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Cathy, Friday the 13th, Margaret Thatcher, Parliament  
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The Daily Goodbye

Leon Breeden, who directed one of the nation's most famous and successful college jazz band programs, died yesterday afternoon of complications from an infection. He was 88. From 1959 to 1981, Mr. Breeden led the University of North Texas' "One O'Clock Lab Band," the first college band to play at...

By Emma Brown  |  August 12, 2010; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: andre kim died, andre kim fashion, david wolper died, david wolper obituary, leon breeden died, leon breeden jazz, leon breeden one o'clock lab band  
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Chicago pol Dan Rostenkowski remembered

Dan Rostenkowski is the second powerful pork-barrel politician whose career was ended by allegations of ethics violations to die this week -- after Ted Stevens, who died Monday in an Alaskan plane crash. Mr. Rostenkowski left too many stories to fit into his obituary. For example: When Rep. Kent Hance...

By Emma Brown  |  August 11, 2010; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Emma Brown , Politics  | Tags: dan rostenkowski, dan rostenkowski bio, dan rostenkowski chicago, dan rostenkowski dead, dan rostenkowski died, dan rostenkowski dies, dan rostenkowski obituary, dan rostenkowski stories, illinois congressman dan rostenkowski, illinois representative dan rostenkowski  
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Daily Goodbye

Jackie Groza, 81, was the widow of perhaps football's most revered placekickers. "The Toe," as he was known, played for the Cleveland Browns and is one of the few kickers enshrined in the Football Hall of Fame. The Grozas had been married for nearly 50 years when Mr. Groza died...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  August 11, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro , The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: NFL, olympics, ukulele  
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Ted Stevens has died, family spokesman says

The Associated Press is reporting that Mitch Rose, a spokesman for Ted Stevens' family, has confirmed the former Alaskan senator's death. In his 40 years in the Senate, Stevens unapologetically brought home billions of federal dollars and was a major force in shaping his vast state, Mr. Stevens, 86, was...

By Emma Brown  |  August 10, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Emma Brown , Politics , Washington DC-area people  | Tags: alaska crash, alaska senator plane crash, did ted stevens plane crash?, dillingham, dillingham plane crash, how did ted stevens die?, plane crash alaska, ted stevens, ted stevens alaska, ted stevens alaska senator jet crash, ted stevens bio, ted stevens dead, ted stevens death, ted stevens died, ted stevens dillingham, ted stevens plane crash  
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Matthew Simmons, prominent 'peak oil' backer, dies

Matthew Simmons, 67, one of the most prominent and outspoken believers in 'peak oil,' the theory that the world's crude-oil production is cresting (or has already crested), died yesterday at his home in North Haven, Maine. His body was found in his hot tub. The Associated Press reports that an...

By Emma Brown  |  August 9, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Emma Brown  | Tags: gulf oil spill, matt simmons died, matthew simmons bp, matthew simmons died, matthew simmons dies, matthew simmons obituary, matthew simmons peak oil, ocean energy institute, simmons and co, simmons george bush  
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