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Post Mortem: October 31, 2010 - November 6, 2010

The Wit and Wisdom of Sparky Anderson

The great baseball manager Sparky Anderson, who died Thursday (Nov. 4) at age 76, was a throwback, even when he began managing in 1970. Anderson already had silver hair when he was hired by the Cincinnati Reds at 35 -- isn't it interesting how Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre still...

By Matt Schudel  | November 5, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Baseball Manager Sparky Anderson dies at 76

Sparky Anderson, the colorful manager of the Cincinnati Reds' "Big Red Machine" of the 1970s and of the Detroit Tigers in the 1980s, died Thursday at 76. He had entered a hospice in California a day before and had been suffering from dementia. Anderson, who was known for his blunt,...

By Matt Schudel  | November 4, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Jule Sugarman dies: Head Start founder was 83

Jule Sugarman, a public administrator whose skill at navigating the federal bureaucracy made him a key figure in founding Head Start, an early education program meant to prepare poor children to succeed in school, died of cancer Nov. 2 at his home in Seattle. He was 83. A behind-the-scenes liberal...

By Emma Brown  | November 4, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Andy Irons dies: pro surfer was 32

Andy Irons, a native Hawaiian who grew up to become one of the best surfers the sport has ever known, died Tuesday at a hotel in Dallas. He was reportedly diagnosed with Dengue Fever after a recent surfing competition in Puerto Rico. Police also found potent prescription pain killers in...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | November 3, 2010; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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John Olsson dies: Founder of Washington's legendary books and records store was 78

John E. Olsson, who was the founder and proprietor of Olsson's Books and Records, the venerable Washington-area institution that once dominated the local bookselling market, died Oct. 28 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring of a heart attack. He was 78. At its height, Olsson's was the go-to neighborhood...

By Emma Brown  | November 2, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Ted Sorensen dies: JFK's speechwriter was 82

Update: A full obituary has been posted. Ted Sorensen, who served as President John F. Kennedy's adviser and primary speechwriter, died today at New York Presbyterian Hospital of complications from a stroke he suffered last week. He was 82. President Kennedy, left, with Sorensen. (AP Photo/John F. Kennedy Presidential Libary...

By Emma Brown  | October 31, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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