"How are we to help those who die and those who have died?" --
Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
"By writing or reading obituaries, we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others." -- Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"
"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'" -- John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"
Actor -- via the Telegraph. Best remembered as Drusus in "Ben-Hur," he starred in a British TV series, "Garry Halliday."
MLB pitcher, school administrator and baseball coach -- via West Virginia Illustrated. He played eight games for the Senators in 1957; interestingly, his father pitched one game for the Cardinals in 1934.
MLBer -- via the Washington Post. Interestingly, he learned three different positions in his playing career -- third baseman, outfielder and pitcher. He went on to serve as manager, exec and pitching coach, primarily for the Blue Jays. He is popularly considered to have revived the career of Roy Halladay; he also helped Hentgen, Stottlemyre and David Wells.
|Vivian Myerson and her husband Seymour display a brick and rock allegedly thrown through their window by an L.A.P.D. "surveillance" unit. (Courtesy LA Times)|