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Post Mortem: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

Maggie, Tony Kornheiser's dog, Has Died

Maggie, a female Brittany Spaniel who for many years was the muse of her owner, Tony Kornheiser, died Aug. 18 at a veterinary hospital in Rehoboth Beach, Del. She was 15.5 and euthanized after suffering injuries during a fall. Ms. Maggie, whose occupation was eating, took particular delight in consuming...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  August 20, 2010; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro , Washington DC-area people  | Tags: Brittany Spaniel, ESPN, Maggie, Pardon the Interuption, Tony Kornheiser  
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Herman Leonard, jazz photographer

In one of my earlier, mysterious lives, I used to be a jazz writer and art critic in Florida. Both interests came together when I interviewed Herman Leonard in 2001 in Miami. Leonard may well be the greatest jazz photographer of all time, with his deeply atmospheric shots, often with...

By Matt Schudel  |  August 19, 2010; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bobby Thomson, N.Y. Giants home-run hero, dies

Bobby Thomson, who hit one of the most historic home runs in baseball -- the renowned "Shot Heard 'Round the World" in 1951 -- has died at age 86, according to reports from the New York Daily News and other sources. Thomson was a hard-hitting third baseman for the New...

By Matt Schudel  |  August 17, 2010; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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James J. Kilpatrick, Conservative Commentator, Dies

James J. Kilpatrick, 89, a fiery advocate of racial segregation as a Richmond newspaper editor in the 1950s who became a sparring partner of liberals on the television show "60 Minutes" and a syndicated columnist who offered conservative views on subjects ranging from politics to proper use of the English...

By Adam Bernstein  |  August 16, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Adam Bernstein , Civil Rights  
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Esteban 'Steve' Jordan, virtuoso accordionist, dies at 71

From Terence McArdle, our resident music resource: Esteban "Steve" Jordan, 71, the innovative Tejano accordionist who broadened the range and repertoire of conjunto music and influenced such performers as Los Lobos and Brave Combo, died August 13 in San Antonio. He had liver cancer. Mr. Jordan, sometimes called the Jimi...

By Emma Brown  |  August 15, 2010; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Musicians  | Tags: conjunto, esteban jordan died, esteban steve jordan accordionist, steve jordan died, tejano  
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Another Alaskan plane crash victim: Entertainer Will Rogers

Last week's death of Sen. Ted Stevens in a plane crash in Alaska highlights the treachery of small-craft flying in the 49th state. A story in Sunday's Washington Post recalls another plane crash in Alaska, in 1972, that claimed the lives of Louisiana Rep. Hale Boggs -- the House majority...

By Emma Brown  |  August 15, 2010; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Matt Schudel  | Tags: will rogers alaska, will rogers anniversary, will rogers died, will rogers plane crash  
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