Rumsfeld, a cunning leader who oversaw a ruinous Iraq war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling Donald H. Rumsfeld energetic was like calling the Pacific wide. When others would rest, he would run. While others sat, he stood. But try as he might, at the pinnacle of his career as defense secretary he could not outmaneuver the ruinous politics of the Iraq war. Regarded by former colleagues […]

Celebrity attorney F. Lee Bailey dead at 87

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — F. Lee Bailey, the celebrity attorney who defended O.J. Simpson, Patricia Hearst and the alleged Boston Strangler, but whose legal career halted when he was disbarred in two states, has died, a former colleague said Thursday. He was 87. Bailey died at a hospital in the Atlanta area, according to Kenneth […]

Pierre ‘Pete’ du Pont IV dies; ran for president in 1988

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Among the moneyed du Ponts, who preferred the privacy of their elegant homes and the offices and plants of the chemical company that bore their name, Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV was a bit of a rebel. Du Pont, who died Saturday at age 86 after a long illness, according […]

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II (his “Lilibet”), dies at 99

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II (his “Lilibet”), dies at 99

Image: In this August, 1951, photo, Princess Elizabeth stands with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh and their children Prince Charles and Princess Anne at the couple’s London residence at Clarence House. Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died aged 99. (AP Photo/Eddie Worth, file) LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, […]

San Francisco ‘dope lawyer’ to the stars Brian Rohan dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brian Rohan, who was known as San Francisco’s “dope lawyer” for 1960s counterculture clients like the Grateful Dead and Ken Kesey, has died, according to a newspaper report Sunday. He was 84. Rohan’s daughter, Kathleen Jolson, told the San Francisco Chronicle that her father died Tuesday at his home in the Bay Area […]

Carla Wallenda, member of famed high-wire act, dies at 85

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Carla Wallenda, a member of “The Flying Wallendas” high-wire act and the last surviving child of the famed troupe’s founder, has died at the age of 85. Her son, Rick Wallenda, said on social media she died Saturday in Sarasota, Florida, of natural causes. She was the daughter of Karl […]

BREAKING NEWS! Iconic talk show host Rush Limbaugh dies at 70

BREAKING NEWS! Iconic talk show host Rush Limbaugh dies at 70

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Palm Beach, Florida, February 17 – Rush Hudson Limbaugh, III, the iconic conservative talk show host and consummate entertainer, died of advanced lung cancer this morning, February 17, 2021. Limbaugh’s talk show received national syndication in 1988. In 1992, former President Ronald Reagan wrote Limbaugh a letter and thanked […]

Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98

PARIS (AP) — Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose famous name embossed myriad consumer products after his iconic Space Age styles shot him into the fashion stratosphere in the 1960s, has died, the French Academy of Fine Arts said Tuesday. He was 98. A licensing maverick, Cardin’s name embossed thousands of products from wristwatches to […]

Great loss as Jennie Stephenson (1947-2020) goes into the arms of the Lord

Conroe, December 14 – Jennie Catherine Stephenson, Conroe, Texas, a great fighter for conservative values and for the Republican Party, passed away peacefully in her home with her son and daughter in law at her side on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Jennie was the second child of Joseph D. Moyer and Margaret A. (Stephenson) Moyer. She […]

Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the World War II fighter pilot ace and quintessential test pilot who showed he had the “right stuff” when in 1947 he became the first person to fly faster than sound, has died. He was 97. Yeager died Monday, his wife, Victoria […]