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July 29, 2010 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
As far as this village is concerned, this weekend is a chance to celebrate what may be as close to a royal wedding as it gets in a country that lacks an aristocracy of its own. Sometime Saturday, Chelsea Clinton, the only child of former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is expected to marry investment banker Marc Mezvinsky at a 50-acre estate along the Hudson River with the mountains a distant backdrop....
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July 29, 2010 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
As far as this village is concerned, this weekend is a chance to celebrate what may be as close to a royal wedding as it gets in a country that lacks an aristocracy of its own. Sometime Saturday, Chelsea Clinton, the only child of former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is expected to marry investment banker Marc Mezvinsky at a 50-acre estate along the Hudson River with the mountains a distant backdrop....
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December 6, 1990
Vladimir Dedijer, 76, whose biography "Tito Speaks" is considered the definitive work on the late Communist leader of Yugoslavia. Dedijer, a World War II partisan fighter in Yugoslavia, saw his 1953 biography translated into 36 languages for a world intrigued by Josip Broz Tito's independent brand of communism.
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February 10, 2008 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
John Alvin, who carved a niche for himself in Hollywood as the creator of evocative movie posters that drew generations of viewers into theaters to see films such as "Blazing Saddles," "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Beauty and the Beast," died of a heart attack Wednesday at his home in Rhinebeck, N.Y. He was 59. In the 1970s when Alvin began his career in cinematic art, the movie poster or "key art" was still the preeminent means of advertising new films.
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March 21, 1999 | ARTHUR FROMMER
Summer is three months away, and there still is time to apply for some of the least expensive vacations. But these eventually sell out down to the last bed. Now is the time for an immediate letter or phone call to consider the following classic and modestly priced camps, schools and resorts. * Audubon Weeks in Wyoming, Minnesota, Maine and Connecticut: The classic ecology vacation, at all-inclusive (lodging, meals, instruction, outings) prices that rarely exceed $700 or $800 per person.
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December 7, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Meyer Kupferman, 77, a prolific composer of music that ranged from opera and ballet to jazz and contemporary classical pieces, died of heart failure Nov. 26 near Rhinebeck, N.Y. After studying violin and switching to clarinet as a child, Kupferman began composing in 1948. His remarkable and widely recorded output included seven operas, 12 symphonies, nine ballets, seven string quartets, 10 concertos and hundreds of chamber works.
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July 3, 1991
Margaret L. Suckley, the World War II aide to her cousin President Franklin D. Roosevelt who gave Roosevelt the little Scottish terrier that enchanted the nation, is dead. Miss Suckley, the longtime archivist at the Roosevelt Presidential Library at Hyde Park, N.Y., was 99 when she died Saturday at her home in Rhinebeck, N.Y., near the library. A distant cousin and neighbor of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, she spent her life in the home her grandfather built in 1852.
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July 28, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Fritz Albert Lipmann, whose research helped scientists understand how cells convert food into energy, died Thursday after a short illness. He was 87. The co-winner of the 1953 Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology died in a hospital here, near his home in Rhinebeck, N.Y. He was professor emeritus at Rockefeller University in New York City and was running a laboratory in the university and conducting research shortly before his death.
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October 13, 2006 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
Edgar E. "Ed" Summerlin, whose 1959 composition, "Requiem for Mary Jo," was one of the first significant uses of jazz in a liturgical service, died Tuesday in Rhinebeck, N.Y. He was 78. Summerlin had been hospitalized for several weeks suffering with complications of treatment for cancer. "Requiem for Mary Jo" was written as an outpouring of grief over the death of his 9-month-old daughter.
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November 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
A sky diver who crashed into an airplane said he tried at the last second to steer clear of the collision that killed four people. "My first impression was, 'Oh, my God, what's he doing there?' " Alfred Peters said Friday. "I dipped one shoulder; I thought I was going to sail right over the top. The next thing I heard was a thud." Peters, a former Army paratrooper, suffered a broken ankle while all four on the plane were killed earlier this week.
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