In Memoriam

By Del Meyer on 01/01/2020 11:09 PM

Creative lawyer helped win $2.7 billion in damages, in what started out as a quixotic quest After the terrorist bombing of Pan American Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, lawyers for some of the 270 people killed did the obvious: They sued Pan Am for alleged negligence in allowing the bomb to be smuggled […]

By Del Meyer on 12/17/2019 3:03 AM

Temple Psychologist Susan Wheelan Studied Perils of Working in Teams and devised methods for resolving squabbles and getting things done. By  James R. Hagerty | WSJ | Nov. 22, 2019 Susan Wheelan devoted much of her career to studying groups of people thrown together to work as teams at businesses and other organizations. A psychology […]

By admin on 10/17/2019 8:47 AM

Obituary: Li Peng died on July 22nd. He was 90. China’s prime minister in 1987-98, who became the public face of the Tiananmen massacre. The Economist | Print edition | Obituary | Jul 25th 2019 His diary entry for April 27th 1989 recorded the moment when the trouble touched Li Peng directly. On his way home […]

By admin on 09/17/2019 4:09 AM

Amway co-founder and Orlando Magic Senior Chairman Richard M. DeVos died September 6, 2018, at his home in Ada, Michigan. He was 92.  Rich was known globally for his business achievements and locally in West Michigan and Central Florida for his community leadership and giving, but often referred to himself simply as “just a sinner saved […]

By admin on 09/02/2019 6:23 PM

Robert Morgenthau The long arm of the law, who made New York a safer place, was 99 The Economist | Print Edition | Obituary | Aug 3rd 2019 If YOU ASKED Robert Morgenthau which of his prosecutions he was proudest of, you might expect him to give a half-smile, pause to knock out his cigar […]

By admin on 08/06/2019 2:05 AM

Obituary | The Economist | Print Edition | June 22, 2019 The pursuit of beauty THE FIRST time Franco Zeffirelli felt he was a special person was in the late 1940s, when he was in his 20s. Slim, blond and blue-eyed, he could smoulder like Montgomery Clift, all charm and corner-of-the-eye looks. People panted round […]

By admin on 07/18/2019 8:05 PM

The ECONOMIST | Print edition | Obituary | Apr 27th 2019 He seemed a very nervy contestant. Standing in the soundproof glass booth on the set of “Twenty-One”, NBC’s flagship quiz show during the winter of 1956-57, he’d bite his lip, furrow his eyebrows, blow out his cheeks. “Oh my goodness!” he would sigh, and then pull […]

By Del Meyer on 06/21/2019 2:04 PM

America’s most notorious quiz-show contestant was 93 He seemed a very nervy contestant. Standing in the soundproof glass booth on the set of “Twenty-One”, NBC’s flagship quiz show during the winter of 1956-57, he’d bite his lip, furrow his eyebrows, blow out his cheeks. “Oh my goodness!” he would sigh, and then pull out a big white […]

By admin on 05/16/2019 10:30 PM

The Pentagon’s longest-serving strategist, for more than four decades, died on March 26th, aged 97 Ask the right question | The Economist | Print edition | Apr 11th 2019 | Obituary AT THE HEART of many a large and ambitious empire sits one man who is not the ruler, though the ruler often listens to […]

By admin on 04/16/2019 12:13 AM

Obituary: André Previn died on February 28th The conductor, pianist and composer was 89 The Economist | Print edition | Obituary | Mar 7th 2019 WHEN CRITICS had a go at André Previn in his heyday, the word “showman” was an easy gibe. The maestro seemed bigger than the music, and that was no surprise. […]