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Post Mortem: January 16, 2011 - January 22, 2011

Author Reynolds Price dies at 77

Reynolds Price, a North Carolina novelist whose books about life in the South were revered by readers and critics alike, died Thursday, Jan. 20, in Durham, N.C. He was 77 and had a heart attack. Price was considered one of the great stylists of modern fiction, sometimes combining a mandarin...

By Matt Schudel  | January 20, 2011; 7:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Don Kirshner, rock-and-roll impresario

Don Kirshner, a tireless rock-and-roll publisher, promoter and all-around impresario, died Jan. 17 in Florida at age 76. Kirshner first came to prominence in the 1950s as a songwriting partner and, later, manager of the multi-talented Bobby Darin, a buddy from the Bronx. Kirshner and a business partner owned a...

By Matt Schudel  | January 19, 2011; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Air raid, Pearl Harbor": Who said it?

The Associated Press has published an obituary for Ed Chlapowski, "the man who notified the world that Pearl Harbor was being bombed by the Japanese." Mr. Chlapowski died Sunday of cancer at his home in Billings, Mont. He was 88 and had cancer. According to the AP, Mr. Chlapowski was...

By Emma Brown  | January 19, 2011; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Emma Brown, Military , World War II  
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R. Sargent Shriver dies; public servant was first Peace Corps director

R. Sargent Shriver, an influential public servant who served as the founding director of the Peace Corps, and whose work as head of the 1960s War on Poverty resulted in the creation of Head Start, VISTA and Job Corps has died. He was 95 and had Alzheimer's disease. A full...

By Emma Brown  | January 18, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Tags:  peace corps, sargent shriver, special olympics  
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Longtime Montgomery County Council member Bill Hanna dies

Former Rockville mayor and longtime Montgomery County Council member William E. Hanna Jr., who played a key role in turning the I-270 corridor into a center for biotechnology companies, died Jan. 15. He was 89. Mr. Hanna's political career began in the late 1960s as a member of the Rockville...

By Emma Brown  | January 18, 2011; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Emma Brown, Politics, Washington DC-area people  
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British film star Susannah York dies at 72

Susannah York, an English actress who emerged as one of the most luminous stars of the 1960s in films including "Tom Jones," "Tunes of Glory," "A Man for All Seasons," and "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" -- the last of which brought her an Oscar nomination -- died Jan.15...

By Emma Brown  | January 16, 2011; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Actors, actresses, Emma Brown  
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