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Notable Deaths | October 05, 2015

Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell, the hesitant figurehead of Scandinavian crime fiction whose books about the gloomy, soul-searching police inspector Kurt Wallander enticed readers around the world, has died, according to The Associated Press.

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The Meaning of Life Project | October 05, 2015

The Meaning of Life Project: How Not to Screw Up

People ages 16 to 91 share insights on the meaning of life (and how not to screw it up)

Tyler Sash
Tyler Sash, a standout safety at the University...
Frank Gifford
NFL Hall of Famer and veteran sports broadcaster...
Gordon Whaley
Through the best and worst seasons, Gordon Lee...
Mel Farr
Mel Farr, who rushed for more than 3,000 yards in...
Bill Arnsparger
Bill Arnsparger, the assistant coach whose “No...
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Advice & Support | October 05, 2015

Funeral Etiquette

Expert advice on funeral etiquette, how to plan a memorial service, mourning customs in different faiths, and more.

This Week in History | October 05, 2015

October 4-11, 2015

We took a look in the history books to learn who made news this week in history. View today’s notables or browse through other dates.

Did You Know? A traditional New Orleans jazz funeral starts with somber music. It's only after the burial that the band cuts loose with raucous, celebratory tunes.
Funny Obituaries Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.
Inspirational Lives
Ebby Halliday
Highly successful and beloved Dallas area realtor
Karen Stewart
Co-founder of the World Extreme Skiing Championship
Rocco Scotti
Sang operatic renditions of the national anthem before Cleveland Indians games
Gwen Morgan
Spent her entire life advocating for the betterment of children’s early education and care
William Lambrinides
Co-founder of famous Skyline Chili chain
Janice "Coach Janice" Van Gorp
Coach was an inspirational role model and a constant source of encouragement for many...
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
-B.B. King
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