In Memoriam: Lives of Note, January-April 2007

April 29, 2007

Mstislav Rostropovich, 80 -- Legendary cellist and conductor who was one of the greatest string players of the 20th century; he performed at the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Jack Valenti, 85 -- Film industry lobbyist and former White House aide who shaped the film industry with his creation of the film ratings system.

"I think that movies are the quintessential 20th, 21st century art form."

Boris Yeltsin, 76 -- Former Russian president who presided over the collapse of Communism and was the first freely elected leader of Russia.

Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, D-Calif., 68

David Halberstam, 73 -- Journalist and author who won a Pulitzer Prize for his Vietnam War coverage and later wrote 15 bestsellers.

"In 1962, I became the first full-time paid correspondent for an American newspaper in Vietnam."

THIS WEEK, THE PENTAGON RELEASED THE NAMES OF 25 SOLDIERS AND MARINES KILLED IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.

Army SGT Alexander Van Aalten, 21, of Monterey, Tenn.

Marine LCpl Jeffery A Bishop, 23, of Dickson, Tenn.

Army CWO Dwayne L Moore, 31, of Williamsburg, Va.

Army PFC Michael J Slater, 19, of Scott Depot, W.Va.

Army CPL Wade J Oglesby, 27, of Grand Junction, Colo.

Army CPL Michael M Rojas, 21, of Fresno, Calif.

Army PFC Christopher M North, 21, of Sarasota, Fla.

Army SGT William W Bushnell, 24, of Jasper, Ariz.

Army SSG Marlon B Harper, 34, of Baltimore, Md.

Army CPL Ray M Bevel, 22, of Andrews, Texas

Army PFC Jeffrey A Avery, 19, of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Army SSG Steven R Tudor, 36, of Dunmore, Pa.

Marine LCpl Dale G Peterson, 20, of Redmond, Ore.

Army 1LT Kevin J Gaspers, 26, of Hastings, Neb.

Army SSG Kenneth E Locker Jr, 28, of Wakefield, Neb.

Army SSG William C Moore, 27, of Benson, N.C.

Army SGT Randell T Marshall, 22, of Fitzgerald, Ga.

Army SGT Brice A Pearson, 32, of Phoenix, Ariz.

Army SGT Michael L Vaughan, 20, of Otis, Ore.

Army SPC Jerry R King, 19, of Browersville, Ga.

Army SPC Michael J Rodriguez, 20, of Sanford, N.C.

Army PFC Garrett C Knoll, 23, of Bad Axe, Mich.

Army SPC Jeremy E Maresh, 24, of Jim Thorpe, Pa.

Marine Cpl Willie P Celestine Jr, 21, of Lafayette, La.

Marine LCpl Adam E Loggins, 27, of Athens, Ala.

April 22, 2007

Kitty Carlisle Hart, 96 -- Entertainer who was a tireless advocate of the arts, and was best known as a panelist on "To Tell the Truth."

Patricia Buckley, 80 -- Philanthropist and wife of William F. Buckley Jr.

Mary Crisp, 83 -- Republican feminist leader who was ousted from her position as co-chair because of her support for the Equal Rights Amendment.

"Thank you for this opportunity to continue to serve you as co-chairman of the Republican National Committee. You have my heartfelt gratitude and my total commitment."

Virginia Tech Victims Remembered:

      Ross Abdallah Alameddine, 20

      Christopher James Bishop, 35

      Brian Roy Bluhm, 25

      Ryan Christopher Clark, 22

      Austin Michelle Cloyd, 18

      Jocelyne Couture-Nowak

      Daniel Alejandro Perez Cueva, 21

      Kevin P. Granata, 45

      Matthew Gregory Gwaltney, 24

      Caitlin Millar Hammaren, 19

      Jeremy Michael Herbstritt, 27

      Rachael Elizabeth Hill, 18

      Emily Jane Hilscher, 19

      Jarrett Lee Lane, 22

      Matthew Joseph La Porte, 20

      Henry J. Lee, 20

      Liviu Librescu, 76

      G.V. Loganathan, 51

      Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan, 34

      Lauren Ashley McCain, 20

      Daniel Patrick O'Neil, 22

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