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David Broder, Washington Post columnist, dies at 81

David Broder, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades, died Wednesday in Arlington of complications from diabetes. He was 81. Mr. Broder was often called the dean of the Washington press corps -- a nickname he...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | March 9, 2011; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Ben Bradlee, David Broder, Washington Post  
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Brian Jacques dies; Redwall realm creator was 71

In the 1980s, Brian Jacques was a door-to-door milk truck driver in Liverpool and its suburbs. One of his delivery stops was the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind. He became friends with the children there and offered to read them stories, but he became frustrated with the "dreadful" literature...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | February 11, 2011; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Brian Jacques, Liverpool, Redwall, The Long Patrol  
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Arthur W. 'Nick' Arundel dies at 83; local newspaper magnate helped found Great Meadow

Updated: Read the full obituary here. Arthur W. "Nick" Arundel, the founder of the Northern Virginia Times Community newspapers, died Feb. 8 at his home in The Plains, Va. He was 83. Mr. Arundel, a native Washingtonian, began his journalism career as a reporter for the United Press as a...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | February 8, 2011; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Arthur W. Arundel, Great Meadow, National Zoo, Nick Arundel  
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85, and still a sweetie

Richard B. Parker, who died Jan. 7 at 87 in Washington, was a Middle East expert who served in the 1970s as the U.S. ambassador to Algeria, Lebanon and Morocco. He joined the Foreign Service in 1949 and specialized as an Arabist. The depth of his expertise in Arab culture...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | February 5, 2011; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jack LaLanne dies at 96; fitness guru shaped America's health-consciousness

Jack LaLanne, the energetic and charismatic fitness guru who helped define the nation's modern health-consciousness by inviting viewers of his exercise TV show to get off the couch and into shape, died Jan. 23. To many Americans, Mr. LaLanne was the sculpted, handsome man on television encouraging viewers to lead...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | January 23, 2011; 11:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Exercise, Jack LaLanne  
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Bill Bower dies; Doolittle Raider was last surviving pilot

Bill Bower, the last surviving bomber pilot of the audacious Doolittle Raid, a morale-boosting strike against the Japanese months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, died Jan. 10 at his home in Boulder, Colo. He was 93. As a 25-year-old first lieutenant, Col. Bower commanded one of the 16 Army...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | January 14, 2011; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  bill bower, doolittle raiders, pearl harbor  
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Older Entries in This Category »

The Chicken King of Arkansas, T. Rees Shapiro , January 7, 2011
Vang Pao dies; Hmong leader led secret war in Laos, T. Rees Shapiro , January 7, 2011
The (Digital) Afterlife, T. Rees Shapiro , January 6, 2011
Dec. 7, 1941: A Day That Will Live in Infamy, T. Rees Shapiro , December 7, 2010
Don Meredith dies; famed Cowboys QB was TV personality, T. Rees Shapiro , December 6, 2010
A Tomb Guard is laid to rest, T. Rees Shapiro , November 18, 2010
Andy Irons dies: pro surfer was 32, T. Rees Shapiro , November 3, 2010
Penthouse founder Bob Guccione dies at 79, T. Rees Shapiro , October 21, 2010
'King Solomon' of soul fame dies at 70, T. Rees Shapiro , October 11, 2010
Strawberry Fields Forever, T. Rees Shapiro , October 9, 2010
Dirgham Salahi, Virginia winery owner, dies, T. Rees Shapiro , October 7, 2010
'Bonnie and Clyde' director Arthur Penn dies, T. Rees Shapiro , September 29, 2010
Gloria Stuart, actress in 'Titanic,' dies, T. Rees Shapiro , September 27, 2010
Owner of Segway Machines Dies on a Segway, T. Rees Shapiro , September 27, 2010
Singer Eddie Fisher Dies at 82, T. Rees Shapiro , September 24, 2010
Leonard Skinner, Namesake of "Lynyrd Skynyrd," Dies, T. Rees Shapiro , September 21, 2010
40 Years After, 'The Experience' Legacy Lives On, T. Rees Shapiro , September 18, 2010
The Kandy Kolored Rickshaw Test (VAROOOOOM!), T. Rees Shapiro , September 17, 2010
Rich Cronin, LFO "Summer Girls" Writer, Dies, T. Rees Shapiro , September 9, 2010
John W. Kluge, Telecom Billioniare, Dies At 95, T. Rees Shapiro , September 8, 2010
ELO Member Mike Edwards Dies Age 62, T. Rees Shapiro , September 7, 2010
Get Me My Frying Pan!, T. Rees Shapiro , September 3, 2010
T. Rees Shapiro, T. Rees Shapiro , September 2, 2010
From Basketball to Covert Ops: E. Henry Knoche, T. Rees Shapiro , August 30, 2010
SRV RIP: The 20th Anniversary, T. Rees Shapiro , August 28, 2010
"Mad Piper" Bill Millin dies age 88; Inspired Many, T. Rees Shapiro , August 23, 2010
Maggie, Tony Kornheiser's dog, Has Died, T. Rees Shapiro , August 20, 2010
Friday (the 13th!) Daily Goodbye, T. Rees Shapiro , August 13, 2010
Daily Goodbye, T. Rees Shapiro , August 11, 2010
Friday Daily Goodbye, T. Rees Shapiro , July 30, 2010
Daily Goodbye, T. Rees Shapiro , July 28, 2010
Daily Goodbye, T. Rees Shapiro , July 26, 2010
Daily Goodbye, T. Rees Shapiro , July 21, 2010
Friday Daily Goodbye, T. Rees Shapiro , July 16, 2010
Lasting Valor, T. Rees Shapiro , July 15, 2010
Daily Goodbye, T. Rees Shapiro , July 14, 2010
Yankees' George Steinbrenner dies at 80, T. Rees Shapiro , July 13, 2010
Monday Daily Goodbye, T. Rees Shapiro , July 12, 2010
Friday Daily Goodbye, T. Rees Shapiro , July 9, 2010
Oldest Person Alive!?, T. Rees Shapiro , July 8, 2010
 
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