What do you say when you don't have much good to say? Your grandmother would say if you can't say something nice, don't say anything. But granny didn't work for newspapers, where you have to tell the truth, in all its messy glory. The San Francisco Weekly grappled with this...
April 7, 2010; 11:43 AM ET |
Categories: Patricia Sullivan | Tags: August Longo, disability activist, felony, fraud, impersonations, obituary
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Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee tribe and one of the few women to lead an American Indian tribe, has died this morning of pancreatic cancer, the Cherokee Phoenix reports. Here's the AP version. The Washington Post version is here. During her 10 years as principal chief,...
April 6, 2010; 12:38 PM ET |
Categories: Patricia Sullivan | Tags: Cherokee, Cherokee Nation, Ethnicity, Indigenous, Native Americans in the United States, Pancreatic cancer, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Wilma Mankiller
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Because you asked, a new Daily Goodbye.... Harriet Shetler, who founded the National Alliance on Mental Illness, died in Madison, Wis. earlier this week. Her son's battle with schizophrenia inspired her to start the group, which now has affiliates in every state and more than 1,100 communities. Susan Tifft, who...
Interesting contrast in today's obits of two men who worked at the White House: one for 34 years, another for 30 days. We told you all about Jerald terHorst yesterday. If you missed the story of White House butler Eugene Allen, stop what you're doing right now and read about...
Jerald F. terHorst, 87, who resigned as White House press secretary over President Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon, died yesterday. Just a year ago, I talked to him upon his wife's death and was reminded that this journalist, who was press secretary for only 30 days, was one of the...
At a time when we routinely accept women in virtually all professions, trades and roles, it's sometimes hard to remember how long it took to get here. I particularly like being reminded of those who broke barriers and remained true to their personalities and beliefs. The 1920s and 1930s were...