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    Author David Halberstam dies in crash

    "SAN FRANCISCO - David Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who chronicled the Washington press corps, the Vietnam War generation and baseball, was killed in a car crash early Monday, a coroner said. He was 73.

    Halberstam, a New Yorker, was a passenger in a car that was broadsided by another vehicle in Menlo Park, south of San Francisco, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said."

    Link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070423/...bit_halberstam

    He is one of my favorite authors. Prayers for David and family.
    Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ~ Mark Twain

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    I am so shocked and saddened by this news. I spoke to him on the phone just last week when he called for my boss. He genuinely cared about people and learning their stories. Not to mention, he was an incredibly gifted writer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterj View Post
    I am so shocked and saddened by this news. I spoke to him on the phone just last week when he called for my boss. He genuinely cared about people and learning their stories. Not to mention, he was an incredibly gifted writer.
    So am I, Masterj. It's nice to know he also was a nice person. Mitch Albom had an excellent column about Halberstam in today's Detroit Free Press:

    "Suddenly gone, but Halberstam's words will live on
    April 24, 2007
    BY MITCH ALBOM
    FREE PRESS COLUMNIST
    I was sitting at the Pistons game, fans screaming, giant men racing up the court, when Matt Dobek, the Pistons' PR vice president, pointed at a TV and said, "My god, did you see this?"
    There in the corner of the screen, was a "breaking news" alert: David Halberstam killed in a car crash."

    Link: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...40416/1081/COL
    Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ~ Mark Twain



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