Living In The COVID Question

Posted on May 22nd, 2020
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A few months ago, the world was assured that there was “no clear evidence” of human-to-human transmission of Covid-19. Shortly thereafter, when it became obvious that the virus was spreading among people, scientists believed that Covid-19 was primarily a respiratory infection that could result in viral pneumonia. Today we know a lot more about this serial […]

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Grammy Winner Lynn Harrell Overcame Tragic Deaths Through His Music

Posted on May 15th, 2020
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Tragic death was no stranger to Lynn Harrell. The legendary, Grammy winning cellist was 15 when his father died of cancer. Just over two years later, his mother was killed in an automobile accident. By the age of 18, he was on his own. “It took a long time to come to terms with it,” […]

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How Meeting George Gershwin Changed Roger Horchow’s Life

Posted on May 8th, 2020
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Roger Horchow was 61 years old in 1988 when Neiman Marcus bought his luxury mail order catalogue operation for more than $100 million. His first reaction: “Suddenly I was out of work. I had to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up.” That wry response is a peek into the personality […]

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Saluting Ann Whitman

Posted on April 30th, 2020
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For more than two decades, from 1952 to 1977, Ann Whitman worked in Washington among the most powerful national political leaders of the time. She held no elected office and was invisible to the general public — but government insiders were fully aware of her presence and her clout. Whitman was President Dwight Eisenhower’s confidential […]

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What Do Abraham Lincoln and John Dillinger Have in Common?

Posted on April 23rd, 2020
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It appears that the efforts to exhume the body of the notorious gangster, John Dillinger, from his grave in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana, have been scuttled. Michael Thompson, Dillinger’s nephew, in coordination with the History Channel, had filed to have the body disinterred in July of 2019. Thompson wanted to make sure that […]

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