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An Activist With A Past

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...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 7, 2010; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Patricia Sullivan  | Tags: August Longo, disability activist, felony, fraud, impersonations, obituary  
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Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee chief, dies

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,...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 6, 2010; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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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The Daily Goodbye

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...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 4, 2010; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two White House Careers

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...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 2, 2010; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jerald F. terHorst, Ford's press secretary, dies

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...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 1, 2010; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Female Pilots with Attitude

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...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  March 24, 2010; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stewart Udall and Liz Carpenter, Patricia Sullivan , March 21, 2010
Civil Rights Photographer's Documentary, Patricia Sullivan , March 16, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , March 9, 2010
Legend of Meteorology Drifts Off, Patricia Sullivan , March 8, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , March 8, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , February 25, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , February 24, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , February 23, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , February 22, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , February 18, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , February 17, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , February 16, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , February 15, 2010
Poet Lucille Clifton dies, Patricia Sullivan , February 14, 2010
Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen Found Dead, Patricia Sullivan , February 11, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , February 10, 2010
Magid's Impact on TV News, Patricia Sullivan , February 8, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 28, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 27, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 26, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 25, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 21, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 20, 2010
Crime novelist Robert B. Parker dies, Patricia Sullivan , January 19, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 19, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 18, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 14, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 13, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 12, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 11, 2010
Unclaimed bodies, Patricia Sullivan , January 10, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 7, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 6, 2010
Rummaging in the Government's Attic, Patricia Sullivan , January 5, 2010
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , January 5, 2010
Philanthropist Ruth Lilly Dies, Patricia Sullivan , December 31, 2009
Exodus captain exits, Patricia Sullivan , December 29, 2009
Archivist of the Dead, Patricia Sullivan , December 29, 2009
100 Lives, Patricia Sullivan , December 27, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , December 17, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , December 16, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , December 15, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , December 14, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , December 10, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , December 9, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , December 8, 2009
Death of a Glacier, Patricia Sullivan , December 7, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , December 7, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , December 3, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , December 2, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , December 1, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 30, 2009
Thanks to a lifesaver, Patricia Sullivan , November 26, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 25, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 24, 2009
Composer of NPR Theme Dies, Patricia Sullivan , November 23, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 23, 2009
Secret Histories, Patricia Sullivan , November 22, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 19, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 18, 2009
Retailer Sy Syms Dies, Patricia Sullivan , November 17, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 17, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 16, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 12, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 11, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 10, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 9, 2009
Obits from Fort Hood, Patricia Sullivan , November 8, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 5, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 4, 2009
Author Nien Cheng Dies, Patricia Sullivan , November 3, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 3, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 2, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 29, 2009
Maria Shriver on Grief, Patricia Sullivan , October 28, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 28, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 27, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 26, 2009
Women in Obits, Patricia Sullivan , October 23, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 23, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 22, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 21, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 20, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 16, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 15, 2009
Death of Nan Robertson, Patricia Sullivan , October 14, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 14, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 13, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 12, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 9, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 8, 2009
Russert's Office to Museum, Patricia Sullivan , October 7, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 7, 2009
Dying Too Soon?, Patricia Sullivan , October 6, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 6, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 2, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , October 1, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 30, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 29, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 28, 2009
The Fed's Canary in the Meltdown, Patricia Sullivan , September 27, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 25, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 24, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 23, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 22, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 21, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 18, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 17, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 16, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 15, 2009
Punk Rocker, Poet Dies, Dies, Patricia Sullivan , September 14, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 14, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 11, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 10, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 9, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 7, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 4, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 3, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , September 2, 2009
RIP Summer of Obits, Patricia Sullivan , August 31, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 31, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 28, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 24, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 21, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 20, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 19, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 18, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 17, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 14, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 13, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 11, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 10, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 7, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 6, 2009
A Vietnam War That Never Ends, Patricia Sullivan , August 5, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 5, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 4, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , August 3, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 31, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 30, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 29, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 28, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 27, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 24, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 23, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 22, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 21, 2009
A Good Life Is..., Patricia Sullivan , July 20, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 20, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 10, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 9, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 8, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 7, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 6, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 3, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 2, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , July 1, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , June 26, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , June 25, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , June 24, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , June 23, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , June 22, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , June 19, 2009
From D.C. to Antarctica , Christopher Dean Hopkins , June 18, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , June 17, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , June 16, 2009
Traffic Kills Walkers, Bikers, Patricia Sullivan , June 15, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , June 15, 2009
Lucy in Sky with Diamonds muse ill, Patricia Sullivan , June 12, 2009
The Funeral Director's Art, Patricia Sullivan , June 10, 2009
Calling Santa Claus, Patricia Sullivan , June 8, 2009
How Obits Have Changed, Patricia Sullivan , June 8, 2009
Best Obit of the Week, Patricia Sullivan , June 1, 2009
A Prolific Pen Silenced, Patricia Sullivan , May 29, 2009
Champion of Haitian Refugees, Patricia Sullivan , May 28, 2009
The 1970s FBI, Patricia Sullivan , May 27, 2009
Obits As Fairy Tales?, Patricia Sullivan , May 5, 2009
It's Better to be Lucky..., Patricia Sullivan , April 30, 2009
Funeral Malpractice, Patricia Sullivan , April 29, 2009
Death and A Spreadsheet, Patricia Sullivan , April 24, 2009
Stress and Suicide, Patricia Sullivan , April 23, 2009
The High Cost of Death, Patricia Sullivan , April 20, 2009
Stephen Hawking Ill, Patricia Sullivan , April 20, 2009
Social Media for the Fictional Dead, Patricia Sullivan , April 7, 2009
A Most Dangerous Age , Patricia Sullivan , April 6, 2009
No Dignity for the Dead, Patricia Sullivan , April 6, 2009
March 31 Deaths in History, Patricia Sullivan , March 31, 2009
1970s soft-rock "England Dan" dies, Patricia Sullivan , March 27, 2009
Generations upon generations, Patricia Sullivan , March 26, 2009
Historian John Hope Franklin Dies, Patricia Sullivan , March 25, 2009
Updike on Conclusions, Patricia Sullivan , March 25, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , March 20, 2009
We Happy Few, Patricia Sullivan , March 19, 2009
March 12 deaths, Patricia Sullivan , March 12, 2009
Immigrants and Obits, Patricia Sullivan , March 11, 2009
The Weird and Wonderful, Patricia Sullivan , March 10, 2009
How Many Womanhours Lost..., Patricia Sullivan , March 4, 2009
Ego-Googling for all ages, Patricia Sullivan , March 4, 2009
Paul Harvey: Good Day, Patricia Sullivan , March 2, 2009
Two Chicago Bulls Legends Die, Patricia Sullivan , February 27, 2009
Founder of Spring Break Dies, Patricia Sullivan , February 27, 2009
Drummer Extraordinaire, Patricia Sullivan , February 17, 2009
Please welcome..., Patricia Sullivan , February 16, 2009
Why you don't want to die in Detroit, Patricia Sullivan , February 11, 2009
Habitat for Humanity Co-Founder Dies, Patricia Sullivan , February 3, 2009
TV, Quips and the Day the Music Died, Patricia Sullivan , January 29, 2009
John Updike Dies, Patricia Sullivan , January 27, 2009
VIDEO: WWII Pilot Shares Personal Account of War , Mike McPhate , December 30, 2008
Notable deaths of 2008, Patricia Sullivan , December 29, 2008
The Voice of Nixon, Patricia Sullivan , December 22, 2008
Remembering Sammy Baugh, Patricia Sullivan , December 18, 2008
Adam Walsh Murder Case Solved, Patricia Sullivan , December 16, 2008
A Photog Who Went Anywhere for a Shot, Patricia Sullivan , November 6, 2008
Key West Legend, Patricia Sullivan , November 4, 2008
Fleet Street Photographer Finch, Patricia Sullivan , October 9, 2008
Steve Jobs, Still Kicking, Patricia Sullivan , October 3, 2008
Steve Fossett believed found, Patricia Sullivan , October 1, 2008
New Technology, Old Ritual, Patricia Sullivan , September 25, 2008
The Mystery Writer, Patricia Sullivan , September 19, 2008
Duck Girl of New Orleans, Patricia Sullivan , September 17, 2008
Famed shark fisherman Frank Mundus dies, Patricia Sullivan , September 15, 2008
Terrible-Tempered Tommy Bolt, Patricia Sullivan , September 3, 2008
Ike Pappas, CBS newsman, Patricia Sullivan , September 2, 2008
Steve Jobs's Premature Obituary, Patricia Sullivan , August 28, 2008
Running Out of Time, Patricia Sullivan , August 26, 2008
Congressional Deaths, Patricia Sullivan , August 21, 2008
Originator of R&B dies, Patricia Sullivan , August 15, 2008
Julia Child was a spy, Patricia Sullivan , August 14, 2008
Pentagon Papers figure dies, Patricia Sullivan , August 8, 2008
Wildland firefighter deaths, Patricia Sullivan , August 7, 2008
Head Start Leader, Ex-Surgeon General Dies, Patricia Sullivan , July 29, 2008
Obit on the Politics Page, Patricia Sullivan , July 23, 2008
Why Read Obits?, Patricia Sullivan , July 17, 2008
It's All Relative, Patricia Sullivan , July 15, 2008
Deaths Around the World, Patricia Sullivan , June 26, 2008
Osama in the Obits, Patricia Sullivan , June 24, 2008
Tim Russert Dies, Patricia Sullivan , June 13, 2008
Untidy Lives, Family Warfare, Patricia Sullivan , June 12, 2008
Brits' Bad Behavior, Patricia Sullivan , June 6, 2008
The Sixties Aren't Dead, Patricia Sullivan , June 3, 2008
Searching the World, Patricia Sullivan , May 20, 2008
Extending His Warranty, Patricia Sullivan , May 7, 2008
Is Robert L. Vesco Dead?, Patricia Sullivan , May 5, 2008
Here's to the Crazy Ladies, Patricia Sullivan , May 2, 2008
Watergate's Enduring Stories, Patricia Sullivan , April 28, 2008
What Women Can Expect, Patricia Sullivan , April 22, 2008
Boomers Face Reality, Patricia Sullivan , April 21, 2008
A Shudder and a Giggle, Patricia Sullivan , April 10, 2008
Holocaust Witnesses, Patricia Sullivan , April 8, 2008
Slug This Story "Oops", Patricia Sullivan , April 2, 2008
The Season of Obits, Patricia Sullivan , March 18, 2008
Too Good to Check, Patricia Sullivan , March 6, 2008
The Fat Lady Sings for Thee, Patricia Sullivan , February 22, 2008
Which Ex-Wife Called?, Patricia Sullivan , February 19, 2008
Hidden Stories, Patricia Sullivan , February 9, 2008
Death, Taxes, James Joyce, Patricia Sullivan , January 25, 2008
Youth Movement in Obits?, Patricia Sullivan , January 23, 2008
When You Know The Subject, Patricia Sullivan , January 21, 2008
Hurricane Alley, Patricia Sullivan , January 2, 2008
Variety of Life, Patricia Sullivan , December 23, 2007
Showmen's Rest, Patricia Sullivan , December 11, 2007
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , December 9, 2007
Obits as Movies, Patricia Sullivan , December 4, 2007
New Life on the Obits Desk, Patricia Sullivan , November 27, 2007
So You Wanna Be a Rock 'N Roll Star...., Patricia Sullivan , November 19, 2007
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 18, 2007
Who Said It First?, Patricia Sullivan , November 15, 2007
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 12, 2007
Admirable Names, Patricia Sullivan , November 7, 2007
Fabulous Moolah or Jo Nobody?, Patricia Sullivan , November 6, 2007
Nixon on Jews, Patricia Sullivan , November 5, 2007
A Matter of Perspective, Patricia Sullivan , November 2, 2007
The Daily Goodbye, Patricia Sullivan , November 1, 2007
News Obits and Funeral Services, Patricia Sullivan , October 30, 2007
Clusters Continued, Patricia Sullivan , October 28, 2007
Attending A Japanese Funeral, Patricia Sullivan , October 15, 2007
A Horse Thief in Your Family Tree, Patricia Sullivan , October 10, 2007
The Nearly Un-Dead, Patricia Sullivan , October 5, 2007
One Woman Ends Her Life, Patricia Sullivan , October 2, 2007
Learning Journalism in the Summer of Watergate, Patricia Sullivan , September 26, 2007
The depth of archives, Patricia Sullivan , September 19, 2007
Ways to Meet Your Maker, Patricia Sullivan , September 17, 2007
A New Season, Patricia Sullivan , September 11, 2007
 
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