Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday Reads

Obituary: Former baseball star and congressman Jim Bunning, 85, has died from complications of a stroke:

Bunning pitched for the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers over a 17-year career from 1955 to 1971. The nine-time All-Star, one of 23 players in major league history to throw a perfect game in the modern era, was selected to the Hall in 1996 by the Veteran's Committee.

I almost forgot to include the death of one-time national security adviser to President Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who died at the age of 89 yesterday.

Brzezinski served as President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor. During the Carter administration, Brzezinski participated in the negotiations between Egypt and Israel that led to the historic Camp David Accords in 1978. He also worked to normalize relations with communist China, and played a role in the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT II) with the Soviet Union as well as the treaty with Panama that would see control of the Panama Canal handed over to that country in 1999.


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