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Amy Moritz Ridenour, Conservative Think Tank Founder, Dies at 57

through her commentary online, in print and on television and through her think tank, Mrs. Ridenour kept ...challenging lawsuits against cigarette manufacturers on the grounds that regulating smoking was a job for legislatures rather than judges, and crit
New York Times
added Apr 5, 2017 09:53

F. Ross Johnson

Frederick Ross Johnson, OC (December 13, 1931 – December 29, 2016) was a Canadian businessman, best known as the chief executive officer of RJR Nabisco in the 1980s.
added Jan 1, 2017 14:19

First female US attorney general Janet Reno dies

her Department of Justice handled ... suing the tobacco industry along with several states to recover health care money spent on people who suffered the effects of smoking.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 7, 2016 18:44

[Minnesota] Obituary: Kenneth Fitzpatrick, judge who ruled in landmark cigarette industry case, dies at 80

The Minnesota tobacco trial was Fitzpatrick’s “swan song,” Dan Fitzpatrick said. The case was eventually settled for $7 billion. Davies said it “took a great personal toll” on Fitzpatrick. After the trial, he left the profession and moved to Tennessee,
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Oct 9, 2016 14:26

[UK] Caroline Aherne, comedian behind 'Royle Family,' dies at 52

Aherne was best known for her "Royle Family" character Denise, a sofa-bound, chain-smoking TV addict ... Aherne was a heavy smoker and drinker who battled depression, culminating in a 1998 suicide attempt at the height of her fame. She also faced several
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 3, 2016 10:52

Pat Summitt, Tennessee Basketball Coach Who Emboldened Women’s Sports, Dies at 64

She was born Patricia Sue Head on June 14, 1952, in Clarksville, Tenn...Her farmer father, Richard Head, was a disciplinarian... During the day, she joined her three older brothers in baling hay and chopping tobacco. At night, she played basketball again
New York Times
added Jun 28, 2016 11:20

Supreme Court resumes without Scalia

Roberts noted that Scalia argued a case only once. (It was a 1976 dispute involving tobacco company Dunhill and the Cuban government, as well as businesses that took over firms forced out during the Cuban Revolution.) "He prevailed, establishing a perfec
added Feb 27, 2016 16:29

[UK] Bowie suffered SIX heart attacks: Clues to the illness he had kept secret revealed in haunting video and lyrics from final album

Few were aware how the reclusive singer’s hedonistic rock and roll lifestyle had caught up with him after years of chain-smoking and cocaine abuse.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 12, 2016 18:10

[UK] David Bowie dies from cancer aged 69: Dutch website reports that David Bowie died from liver cancer

Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jan 11, 2016 17:29

David Cohen, Pioneer of Public Interest Lobbying, Dies at 79

David Cohen, a self-styled Washington white-hat lobbyist who as the president of Common Cause... Over four decades at Common Cause, the Advocacy Institute and other nonprofit groups, Mr. Cohen helped galvanize resistance to the war in Vietnam, defeat fina
New York Times
added Dec 3, 2015 05:47
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