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December 8, 2007 |
Arnold Hardy, an amateur photographer who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his gripping 1946 photo of a woman falling from a burning hotel, has died. He was 85. Hardy died Wednesday at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta of complications following hip surgery, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He died just two days before the 61st anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1946, fire at Atlanta's Winecoff Hotel -- a disaster that killed 119 people, more than any other hotel fire in U.S. history.
January 7, 2007 |
JUSTICE Eta, 14 months old, held out his tiny thumb. An ink spot certified that he had been immunized against polio and measles, thanks to a vaccination drive supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. But polio is not the only threat Justice faces. Almost since birth, he has had respiratory trouble. His neighbors call it "the cough." People blame fumes and soot spewing from flames that tower 300 feet into the air over a nearby oil plant.
September 22, 1996 |
When we are introduced to the subject of Leon Dash's "Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America," she is "tired and worn down." She's resting in a Washington, D.C., hospital, awaiting her midday release after a four-day stay that began with a rush to the emergency room. It is 11 days past her 52nd birthday and six years before her death.
November 25, 1993 |
When she is pregnant, Pam Todd feels as if she is tethered to a cup or a box of tissues. Every few seconds her mouth floods with bitter saliva and she has to spit it out or discreetly wipe her mouth to avoid severe nausea or drooling. The condition kept Todd, a resident of Roslyn Heights, away from her community college graduation in May and has prompted her to stop driving. "Basically," she said, "I don't want to go out at all."
June 27, 1988 |
The mother of a highly ranked U.S. gymnast said her daughter is in a coma not because of a spinal injury suffered at a meet in Japan, but because of irresponsibility on the part of a Tokyo hospital, which she said caused an accidental asphyxiation. Otilia Gomez said her daughter, Julissa, the country's 13th-ranked gymnast, went into a coma 15 days after first entering Tokyo University Hospital to be treated for a broken neck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1987 |
Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) was released Thursday from Georgetown University Hospital, where he received an artificial hip last week.
September 11, 1987
Former Clemson football Coach Frank Howard, 78, underwent back surgery, and officials at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta said there were no complications.
December 20, 1988 |
Max Robinson, the nation's first black network television news anchor, died today at age 49 of complications from AIDS, a Howard University Hospital spokeswoman said. It had been three years since Robinson worked regularly in television. He earned his spot in broadcasting history in 1978 when he began co-anchoring the ABC Evening News from Chicago with Peter Jennings in New York and Frank Reynolds in Washington.
August 6, 1986 |
Brian Lee Tribble, home again after a one-night stint in the county jail, sat on the front porch with his family one day last week, playing with a streaky-black pit bull, a breed of dog often raised to fight and to maim other dogs.