• Obituaries

    ‘Blues can never die': B.B. King reigned but music lives on

    "Sometimes I just think that there are more things to be said, to make the audience understand what I'm trying to do more," King told The Associated Press in 2006. "When I'm singing, I don't want you to just hear the melody. I want you to relive the story, because most of the songs have pretty good storytelling."

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    Jim Wright, former US House speaker, dies at age 92

    "It is grievously hurtful to our society when vilification becomes an accepted form of political debate, when negative campaigning becomes a full-time occupation, when members of each party become self-appointed vigilantes carrying out personal vendettas against members of the other party," Wright lamented. "In God's name, that's not what this institution is supposed to be about."

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    Alexandre Lamfalussy, helped found euro currency, dies at 86

    Lamfalussy headed the Frankfurt-based European Monetary Institute from 1994-97. The institute laid the groundwork for the creation of a supra-national central bank to manage the new currency.

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    ‘Graduate’ actress Elizabeth Wilson dies at 94

    "I had no desire to be a star," she told The Hartford Courant last July. "I wanted to be a character actress and be able to do all kinds of parts and work on a lot of things. That was my unconscious choice. I wanted to be an undercover actress."

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    Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch dies at age 91

    "Why would I want to see that movie again?" she asked.


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