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Links 1 through 10 of 13 by Joe Germuska tagged obituary

"They are leaving, as you are not, with their integrity intact. Over the years, you have often prattled about your 'legacy,' by which you meant your money. You never understood. The legacy left by Marshall III [founder of the Chicago Sun] and Marshal IV [former owner of the Sun-Times and Daily News] was honorable, creative service to their community. You have pissed on that legacy."

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"For the next 55 years, each time he met a friend, each time he ate a meal, each time he walked in the woods, it was as if for the first time.

"And for those five decades, he was recognized as the most important patient in the history of brain science. As a participant in hundreds of studies, he helped scientists understand the biology of learning, memory and physical dexterity, as well as the fragile nature of human identity."

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"Bobby Mueller's restaurant, famous for its massive beef ribs and for the nubs of meat provided to customers waiting in line, grew out of a Safeway grocery store that his father, Louie, started in 1936. The Taylor restaurant, which Louie Mueller started in 1949, is considered one of the best barbecue joints in America; Texas Monthly magazine recently named it one of the top five in Texas, and it won a James Beard Foundation Award, a kind of food Oscar, in 2006."

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Maheu's most spectacular cut-out assignment from the CIA was to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro by murdering him. Thirteen million was budgeted to instruct paramilitary soldiers outside of Cuba for a guerrilla assault.

Dozens of those rebels were trained in a Chicago warehouse, according to law enforcement officials cited in an ABC7 investigative report a few years ago.

As the soldiers-for-hire trained, Maheu recruited two top Chicago Outfit bosses, Johnny Roselli and Sam Giancana, to carry out the Castro assassination. Roselli and Giancana preferred a scheme to poison Castro.

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"The finished LEO, which had less than 100,000th the power of a current PC, could calculate an employee’s pay in 1.5 seconds, a job that took an experienced clerk eight minutes."

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"[A 1992 reissue was met with a sense of awe] as if Mr. Giuffre had had a key to the long-distance future, beyond free jazz and John Coltrane and the pastoral jazz-fusion of Jan Garbarek; it received a five-star rating in Downbeat. "

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"Small wonder that Sir Thomas Beecham, asked if he had conducted any Stockhausen, said no, but he thought he might once have trodden in some."

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"In my hometown of Cleveland, the Paris of northeastern Ohio, I spent a night in jail after the tragic bust of a coffeehouse. The charge was interracial checker playing and felonious guitar plucking while a local Ginsbergling moaned into the microphone."

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"Over the years he challenged both his audiences and himself by working not just with standard jazz instrumentation, and not just in traditional jazz venues, but in a wide variety of contexts, some of them well beyond the confines of jazz..."

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