Monthly Archives: March 2012

Skateboard innovator Larry Stevenson, a lifeguard, merely wanted to help guys and girls surf on land

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Larry Stevenson, a Venice Beach lifeguard who helped popularize skateboarding in the early 1960s by marketing his Makaha boards to riders eager to essentially surf on land, has died. He was 81. Stevenson, who had Parkinson’s

Skateboard innovator Larry Stevenson, a lifeguard, merely wanted to help guys and girls surf on land

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Larry Stevenson, a Venice Beach lifeguard who helped popularize skateboarding in the early 1960s by marketing his Makaha boards to riders eager to essentially surf on land, has died. He was 81. Stevenson, who had Parkinson’s

Bluesman Ernie Williams endeared himself to Albany, NY, by being center of attention

(Musician and journalist David Malachowski played a lot of Albany, NY-based gigs with Ernie Williams.) ALBANY, NY – Ernie Williams and I were separated by a generation or two, but we both enjoyed fishing, took to music early and loved

Bluesman Ernie Williams endeared himself to Albany, NY, by being center of attention

(Musician and journalist David Malachowski played a lot of Albany, NY-based gigs with Ernie Williams.) ALBANY, NY – Ernie Williams and I were separated by a generation or two, but we both enjoyed fishing, took to music early and loved

Hounded by Al-Shabaab, beloved Somali radio journalist Hassan Mohamed, 45, dies in exile

NAIROBI – Veteran Somali radio journalist Hassan Mohamed, 45, died early yesterday morning in Eastleigh, a Nairobi suburb. He had fled Mogadishu in 2010, having been threatened, kidnapped, and shot twice. One of hundreds of Somali refugees in Kenya, many

Hounded by Al-Shabaab, beloved Somali radio journalist Hassan Mohamed, 45, dies in exile

NAIROBI – Veteran Somali radio journalist Hassan Mohamed, 45, died early yesterday morning in Eastleigh, a Nairobi suburb. He had fled Mogadishu in 2010, having been threatened, kidnapped, and shot twice. One of hundreds of Somali refugees in Kenya, many

Its first president, former warlord Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, 77, was unable to keep Somalia together

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Former Somali president Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, a veteran politician, warlord and strongman, has died aged 77 after years of ill health, state radio said Friday. In a political career spanning almost half a century, Yusuf

Its first president, former warlord Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, 77, was unable to keep Somalia together

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Former Somali president Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, a veteran politician, warlord and strongman, has died aged 77 after years of ill health, state radio said Friday. In a political career spanning almost half a century, Yusuf

With trademark cigar and fedora, Bert Sugar, 74, was boxing’s brilliant encyclopedia

MOUNT KISCO, NY – Boxing suffered a great loss Sunday when the sport’s legendary journalist and historian Bert Sugar died at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco of a heart attack following a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was

With trademark cigar and fedora, Bert Sugar, 74, was boxing’s brilliant encyclopedia

MOUNT KISCO, NY – Boxing suffered a great loss Sunday when the sport’s legendary journalist and historian Bert Sugar died at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco of a heart attack following a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was

Millions start their day pouring a cup from Mr. Coffee, which Samuel Glazer, 89, helped create

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Samuel L. Glazer rose from poverty to develop neighborhoods, malls and Mr. Coffee. He and longtime business partner Vincent G. Marotta Sr., met as students at Shaker Heights High School. The pair paid engineers to spend a

Millions start their day pouring a cup from Mr. Coffee, which Samuel Glazer, 89, helped create

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Samuel L. Glazer rose from poverty to develop neighborhoods, malls and Mr. Coffee. He and longtime business partner Vincent G. Marotta Sr., met as students at Shaker Heights High School. The pair paid engineers to spend a

Murray Lender, 81, helped bring tasty bagels from the Old World to America’s heartland

MIAMI — Murray Lender, an international humanitarian and member of the iconic bagel business family, died Wednesday in Florida of complications due to a recent fall, longtime friend former First Selectman Roger Harrison said. Lender was chairman of Lender’s Bagel

Murray Lender, 81, helped bring tasty bagels from the Old World to America’s heartland

MIAMI — Murray Lender, an international humanitarian and member of the iconic bagel business family, died Wednesday in Florida of complications due to a recent fall, longtime friend former First Selectman Roger Harrison said. Lender was chairman of Lender’s Bagel