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March 7, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first glance, there's not much left of Elizabeth Israel. Her leathered and furrowed skin sags from a frail, 90-pound frame. She hasn't walked in a couple of years and went blind in November. From time to time, her sentences trail off. But as she greeted a visitor in her simple plywood shack on a recent afternoon, her handshake was firm. She listened intently to the portable radio on her bed, as she does most days--"except when they're talking nonsense," she said.
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March 7, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first glance, there's not much left of Elizabeth Israel. Her leathered and furrowed skin sags from a frail, 90-pound frame. She hasn't walked in a couple of years and went blind in November. From time to time, her sentences trail off. But as she greeted a visitor in her simple plywood shack on a recent afternoon, her handshake was firm. She listened intently to the portable radio on her bed, as she does most days--"except when they're talking nonsense," she said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2001
Marie Bremont, 115, a Frenchwoman believed to be the world's oldest person, died Wednesday in her sleep in a Cande, France, nursing home about 150 miles west of Paris. She earned the title in November with the death of Eva Morris of Britain at the age of 114 years and 361 days. At Bremont's 115th birthday on April 25, she dressed up in a red suit and shared strawberry cake and white wine with friends.
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