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SAD NEWS FROM ARNOLD PORTER: Tom Hoy, former...
Diana McLellan8:21am Oct 21
SAD NEWS FROM ARNOLD TAYLOR:
Tom Hoy, former prize winning news photographer with the Star, died this morning, Saturday, the 20th of October. Six years or so ago he had beat lymphoma. However just a month ago it came back with a vengeance. When pain management had become too difficult at home, he was taken to Sibley Hospital in DC where he lay in a coma without food nor liquids for seven days. Seven days! Most people capitulate after three days without fluids; but Tom was in good health other than the lymphoma and his heart kept him going along with heavy breathing.
Usually, folks in a coma like that can hear and understand, but not do anything about it. In one of my visits to him in the hospital I whispered a prayer in his ears that announced that there was a big banquet being held in heaven and that they needed a top notch photographer to cover the story. It did not work. He did not accept the assignment for another five days!!!!
Tom was a vibrant guy with a sharp wit and a great sense of humor.
There will be viewing from 5-8pm on Wednesday, the 24th of October in Gawler's Funeral Home on Wisconsin Avenue, NW. The funeral will be held the next day, Thursday, at 10am, October 25, in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Georgetown with a reception afterward in the Congressional Country Club.
I will miss that guy. We had planned to take a day together and see all the changes to the "new" Star building and the neighborhood around it - a total transformation; but we never got to it. From that we learn that if you're going to get together NOW is the time to do it...or else!
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Facebook Wall - Evening Star, October 20, 1912

Evening Star, October 20, 1912.
Jerry A. McCoy9:34am Oct 20
Evening Star, October 20, 1912.
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Facebook Wall - Russ White Sports Memories

A fine friend, Pam Johnstone Hitt sent me this...
Russ White11:46am Oct 18
A fine friend, Pam Johnstone Hitt sent me this clip from GHOSTS of DC. I hope you don't mind my sharing it with you. A year after my "scoop" ran in he Washington Daily News, the Washington Star hired me. I loved these two papers and loved whipping it to the Imperial Post with every ounce of energy in me. Russ.
D.C.'s Biggest-Ever Baseball 'Scoop'
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It was perhaps the biggest baseball 'scoop' in Washington, DC history: Ted Williams to return to bas...
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Facebook Wall - Evening Star, October 15, 1912

Evening Star, October 15, 1912. "This is no...
Jerry A. McCoy12:13pm Oct 15
Evening Star, October 15, 1912.
"This is no country for that sort of thing."
Clifford Berryman depicts Uncle Sam grabbing failed presidential assassin John Schrank by the scruff of the neck. Schrank tried to kill former Theodore Roosevelt the day before in Milwaukee where the former president was campaiging on the "Bull Moose" ticket. More info at http://www.doctorzebra.com/prez/z_x26a_g.htm or read a 1912 account of the attempt at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21261.
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Evening Star, October 13, 1912. This Mission...
Jerry A. McCoy5:11pm Oct 13
Evening Star, October 13, 1912.
This Mission Oak furniture suite with "carved scene from the diamond" headrests was sold by House of Herrmann at the corner of 7th and I Street, NW. $50 for the three pieces is equivalent to about $1,500 today. In 1912 the avarage yearly income was $1,033. What incredible crossover appeal these pieces would have to arts & crafts collectors as well as baseball fans today. The value of these pieces, if any even have survived, would be astronomical!
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Evening Star, October 13, 1912. Oddly, no...
Jerry A. McCoy4:49pm Oct 13
Evening Star, October 13, 1912.
Oddly, no indication of this location in period city directories could be located.
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Facebook Wall - Russ White, Sports

We knew there were risks - that unanticipated...
Russ White1:45am Oct 13
We knew there were risks - that unanticipated and disastrous results might occur.
Yet we kept believing.
Around midnight we felt the jolt.
Washington's baseball team was being shutdown.
The whole team. The whole season. The whole dream.
The Nats struck early - and struck out late.
We know the score, 9-7, Cardinals.
The Nats now enter a winter of hot stove league baseball.
Who will Mike Zizzo sign?
Zack Greinke?
Michael Bourn?
And for heaven's sake, please Mike, don't make us endure a Stephen Strasburg innings pitch limit in 2013?
Let's try to enjoy the dream - not as if it didn't come true - but as it will be renewed in February and March on the sunlit baseball diamonds at Nats Town in Viera, Fl.
Wear your Nats ball cap.
Live your lives.
Enjoy a Star Reunion.
russ white
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Bill Garner was born on Aug. 7, 1935, in Temple, Texas, and attended the Texas School of Fine Arts from 1947 to 1954 and the University of Texas at Austin from 1954 to 1955. It was then that he began his art career with an Austin advertising agency as he worked his way through college. Garner served in the U.S. Armed forces from 1955 until 1962, when he was assigned to the Pacific Stars and Stripes as an illustrator and cartoonist. In 1963 he went to work for The Washington Star as a staff layout artist and part-time editorial cartoonist. He remained there until 1976, when he joined The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., as an editorial cartoonist. In 1981, Garner won the National Headliner Award for his editorial cartoons. He then joined The Washington Times early in 1983, less than a year after the newspaper began publication, where he continued his work for 26 years until 2009. Garner has won numerous awards, including the National Newspaper Association Award in 1992 for Best Original Cartoon. Garner's paintings have been exhibited at the Fisher Gallery and the Mickelson Gallery in Washington D.C. and the Third Millennium in Annapolis, Md. He is a member of the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery in Memphis. Garner currently resides in Annapolis with his wife, Patricia, and their Bichon, Daisy.

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Facebook Wall - From the 1924 Washington Senators...

From the 1924 Washington Senators - New York...
Russ White10:22am Oct 9
From the 1924 Washington Senators - New York Giants
World Series Program for Home games at Griffith Stadium
Senators outfielders: Earl McNeely, Harry Leibold, Sam Rice and Goose Goslin
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Facebook Wall - The Evening Star, October 9, 1912.

The Evening Star, October 9, 1912. Caption:...
Jerry A. McCoy9:39am Oct 9
The Evening Star, October 9, 1912.
Caption: "This picture, made yesterday afternoon, shows a small section of the great crowd at 11th street and Pennsylvania avenue, whose eyes followed every move of the base ball players on the Polo Grounds, New York. A similar scene is being enacted this afternoon, as the champions battle at Boston for victory in the second game.
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