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Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies

NEW YORK — Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 84. His death was announced on Twitter and the artist’s web page. No cause of death was given. Along with late wife Jeanne-Claude, the artists’ careers were defined by…...

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Norman Lamm, 92, Dies; Rescued Yeshiva U. From Brink of Bankruptcy

He championed the idea that Orthodox Jews could maintain their faith while engaging with modern society....

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Herbert Stempel, whistleblower in quiz show scandals, dies at 93

Herbert Stempel, the Bronx-born brainiac who became a central figure and whistleblower in the game show rigging scandals of the 1950s, a cultural turning point later chronicled in the 1994 movie “Quiz Show,” died April 7 at a nursing home in New York City. He was 93. His former wife…...

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Karen Blumenthal, 61, Dies; Journalist Turned Young-Adult Author

After many years at The Wall Street Journal, she began writing books about the social forces that gave rise to hot-button issues in American culture....

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Herb Stempel, Quiz Show Whistle-Blower, Is Dead at 93

After being instructed to give a wrong answer and lose to his golden-boy opponent, he played a key role in exposing a major television scandal....

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Schmitt, Artie

January 10, 1936 – May 28, 2020 Artie Lewis Schmitt, 84, of Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Lynchburg, after a courageous battle with cancer. Artie was born in Lynchburg on January 10, 1936, to the…...

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Burnette Witt, Florence ¿Dianne¿

Florence “Dianne” Burnette Witt Florence “Dianne” Burnette Witt, 72, of Forest, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020. She was born in Lynchburg, Va., on May 4, 1948, a daughter of the late Richard Brightwell Burnette and Hilda Newman Burnette. In…...

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Wood, Phillip “Redwood” Wayne

February 19, 1957 – May 30, 2020 Phillip “Redwood” Wayne Wood, 63, of Evington, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at his residence. Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory 427 Graves Mill Road (434) 239-2405 is assisting the family....

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Dillard, Lois Smith

February 15, 1931 – May 26, 2020 Lois Smith Dillard, departed this earthly realm for a far better Heavenly one, while surrounded by her loving family, at Lynchburg General Hospital, on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. She was born on February…...

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Williams, David ¿Ernie¿

David “Ernie” Williams May 04, 1954 – May 29, 2020 David “Ernie” Williams, 66, of Pleasant View, Virginia passed away on Friday May 29, 2020. He was the husband of Victoria “Vicki” Lang Williams. Ernie was born May 4, 1954,…...

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