Monthly Archives: November 2011

John Kennedy’s assassination brought journalist Tom Wicker to prominence

(This article appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 30, 2011 and was likely published the day after Wicker’s death. Read more athttp://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/us/tom-wicker-journalist-and-author-dies-at-85.html.) (I  had the great privilege of interviewing Tom Wicker years ago in Asheville, NC, when he spoke

John Kennedy’s assassination brought journalist Tom Wicker to prominence

(This article appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 30, 2011 and was likely published the day after Wicker’s death. Read more athttp://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/us/tom-wicker-journalist-and-author-dies-at-85.html.) (I  had the great privilege of interviewing Tom Wicker years ago in Asheville, NC, when he spoke

Heptones founder Barry Llewellyn rose from streets of Trenchtown, Jamaica

(This article appeared in the New York Times on Nov. 30, 2011. Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/arts/music/barry-llewellyn-a-founder-of-the-heptones-dies-at-63.html?_r=1&ref=obituaries.) Barry Llewellyn, a founding member of the popular Jamaican harmony trio the Heptones, died on Nov. 23 in St. Andrew, Jamaica. He was 63

Heptones founder Barry Llewellyn rose from streets of Trenchtown, Jamaica

(This article appeared in the New York Times on Nov. 30, 2011. Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/arts/music/barry-llewellyn-a-founder-of-the-heptones-dies-at-63.html?_r=1&ref=obituaries.) Barry Llewellyn, a founding member of the popular Jamaican harmony trio the Heptones, died on Nov. 23 in St. Andrew, Jamaica. He was 63

American Enka/Akzona manager Palmer Skoglund dies in Asheville

(This article appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times Nov. 29, 2011. Read more at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizen-times/obituary.aspx?n=palmer-skoglund&pid=154748170.)  Jr. (1940 – 2011)   PALMER LEONARD SKOGLUND JR. ASHEVILLE – Palmer Leonard (Skip) Skoglund, 71, husband of Ann Skoglund of Asheville, N.C., passed away on

American Enka/Akzona manager Palmer Skoglund dies in Asheville

(This article appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times Nov. 29, 2011. Read more at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizen-times/obituary.aspx?n=palmer-skoglund&pid=154748170.)  Jr. (1940 – 2011)   PALMER LEONARD SKOGLUND JR. ASHEVILLE – Palmer Leonard (Skip) Skoglund, 71, husband of Ann Skoglund of Asheville, N.C., passed away on

Comedian Patrice O’Neal of Sirius XM show ‘Opie & Anthony’ dies from stroke

Patrice O’Neal (This story appeared on Newsday’s site on Nov. 30, 2011. Read more at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=patrice-oneal&pid=154819689) NEW YORK (AP) – Veteran stand-up comic Patrice O’Neal, who gained a wider following through TV and radio and helped roast Charlie Sheen, died

Comedian Patrice O’Neal of Sirius XM show ‘Opie & Anthony’ dies from stroke

Patrice O’Neal (This story appeared on Newsday’s site on Nov. 30, 2011. Read more at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=patrice-oneal&pid=154819689) NEW YORK (AP) – Veteran stand-up comic Patrice O’Neal, who gained a wider following through TV and radio and helped roast Charlie Sheen, died

Olympic champion weightlifter Vasily Alekseyev dies

(This report was published by the New York Times on Nov. 27, 2011. Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/28/sports/vasily-alekseyev-69-champion-weight-lifter-dies.html?ref=obituaries.) Vasily Alekseyev, the Soviet super heavyweight lifter who won 2 Olympic gold medals and set 80 world records, reigning as the so-called world’s

Olympic champion weightlifter Vasily Alekseyev dies

(This report was published by the New York Times on Nov. 27, 2011. Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/28/sports/vasily-alekseyev-69-champion-weight-lifter-dies.html?ref=obituaries.) Vasily Alekseyev, the Soviet super heavyweight lifter who won 2 Olympic gold medals and set 80 world records, reigning as the so-called world’s

Josef Stalin’s daughter, Lana Peters, dies in U.S.

(This report was published by BBC on Nov. 29, 2011. Read more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15931683) The only daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin has died of colon cancer in a US care home, aged 85. Svetlana Alliluyeva, also known as Lana

Josef Stalin’s daughter, Lana Peters, dies in U.S.

(This report was published by BBC on Nov. 29, 2011. Read more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15931683) The only daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin has died of colon cancer in a US care home, aged 85. Svetlana Alliluyeva, also known as Lana

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Ken Russell, director, outraged many audiences

Ken Russell, who directed controversial films including “Women In Love” and “The Devils,” died Nov. 27, 2011. (This is the story that the Daily Mail published on Nov. 28, 2011. Read more at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2067088/Ken-Russell-dead-Director-Women-In-Love-The-Devils-dies-84.html#ixzz1f1oz8PWr.) Ken Russell, the film director whose

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Ken Russell, director, outraged many audiences

Ken Russell, who directed controversial films including “Women In Love” and “The Devils,” died Nov. 27, 2011. (This is the story that the Daily Mail published on Nov. 28, 2011. Read more at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2067088/Ken-Russell-dead-Director-Women-In-Love-The-Devils-dies-84.html#ixzz1f1oz8PWr.) Ken Russell, the film director whose