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Post Mortem: September 5, 2010 - September 11, 2010

Ronald Walters, U-Md. scholar of race and politics, dies at 72

Ronald W. Walters, a longtime professor of political science at Howard University and the University of Maryland, and one of the Washington area's most respected public intellectuals on matters of race, civil rights and public policy, died Friday at age 72. Dr. Walters spent most of his professional career in...

By Matt Schudel  |  September 11, 2010; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Rich Cronin, LFO "Summer Girls" Writer, Dies

Update: Click here to read the full obituary of Rich Cronin. Rich Cronin, the bleach-tipped "Summer Girls" songsmith from the late 1990s boy band "LFO," has died. He had leukemia and was 36. The group's best known song, "Summer Girls" was a top pop tune for most of the summer...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  September 9, 2010; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Musicians , T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags: LFO, Lyte Funky Ones, Rich Cronin, Rich Cronin Dies, Summer Girls  
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John W. Kluge, Telecom Billioniare, Dies At 95

John W. Kluge, a self-made billionaire who became a leading entrepreneur and a major benefactor of the Library of Congress, Columbia University and the University of Virginia, has died. Mr. Kluge accumulated more than 200 companies in his lifetime, including several television stations he sold to Rupert Murdoch in the...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  September 8, 2010; 3:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags: Columbia University, Fox News, John Kluge, John Kluge died, Rupert Murdoch, UVa  
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ELO Member Mike Edwards Dies Age 62

Mike Edwards, one of the early members of the British rock ensemble, Electric Light Orchestra, died Sept. 3 in an accident. Mr. Edwards was driving a white van along a countryside road in the southwestern county of Devon when a 700 pound hay bale tumbled down a hill and landed...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  September 7, 2010; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Musicians , T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags: Cello, ELO, Electric Light Orchestra, Mike Edwards  
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