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Post Mortem: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

Get Me My Frying Pan!

Sad news from K-country: one-eyed nature photographer and veteran outdoorsman Jim Cole has died. And for those who knew his story, Mr. Cole died in a totally unexpected way: peacefully. See, Mr. Cole was not born with one eye. He lost it, and other chunks of skin and muscle, to...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  September 3, 2010; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags: Grizzly bears, Jim Cole, John Irving, Stephen Colbert  
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T. Rees Shapiro

T. Rees Shapiro is an English graduate of Virginia Tech. He got his start in journalism as a reporter for the school newspaper covering the April 16, 2007 shootings on campus. A native of Middleburg, Va., he is an alumnus of Woodberry Forest School. In his spare time, he bikepipes...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  September 2, 2010; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Laurent Fignon, Greg LeMond and the closest Tour ever

Laurent Fignon won the Tour de France twice, but he is less remembered for those victories than for his by-the-skin-of-his-teeth loss to American Greg LeMond in the 1989 Tour. The three-week race covered more than 2,000 miles, but in the end it came down to a matter of mere seconds....

By Emma Brown  |  September 1, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Athletes , Emma Brown  | Tags: greg lemond tour de france, laurent fignon died, laurent fignon greg lemond, laurent fignon obituary, laurent fignon tour de france  
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From Basketball to Covert Ops: E. Henry Knoche

One of the aspects of obituary writing I most treasure are the surprises of a person's life. E. Henry Knoche was an analyst at the CIA who worked his way up to become deputy director of the agency under George H.W. Bush and then served for seven weeks as acting...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  August 30, 2010; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro , Washington DC-area people  | Tags: American University, CIA, E. Henry Knoche, Local Life, NBA, Universit of Maryland  
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