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Woman dies after crash during motorcycle safety training

A suburban Chicago woman has died from injuries she suffered when her motorcycle crashed as she was taking part in a weekend motorcycle safety training course at Harper College.

The woman was identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Carol Counelis, 66 of Winfield, the Chicago Tribune reported.

She died Saturday afternoon at a hospital about an hour after she was involved in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in a parking lot at the Palatine campus, college spokeswoman Kimberly Pohl said.

The crash occurred when the motorcycle hit a curb and Counelis was ejected from the motorcycle, Pohl said. She was wearing a helmet, which is one of the program requirements, Pohl said.

Counelis was participating in a motorcycle safety training class offered at the college through the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Cycle Rider Safety Training Program. Students enrolled in the three-wheel basic rider course were midway

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Linda Dickerson, consultant, longtime advocate for physically challenged, dies

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For Linda Dickerson, making sure that the many charitable organizations for whom she worked or served as a consultant were successful was more than just a job.

It was a passion that grew from putting her own physical challenges aside to get things done for others.

Ms. Dickerson, a longtime consultant to the region’s nonprofit organizations and a leading advocate for people with physical challenges died on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. She was 59.

“Linda has used a wheelchair to get around since she was a young child, but she never let that stand in the way of accomplishing anything she set out to do,” said long-time friend Ginny Thornburgh, a former first lady of Pennsylvania. “She had too much to do, too many ideas

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Harold Evans, Crusading Newspaperman With a Second Act, Dies at 92

Harold Evans, the crusading British newspaperman who was forced out as editor of The Times of London by Rupert Murdoch in 1982 and reinvented himself in the United States as a publisher, author and literary luminary, died in New York on Wednesday. He was 92.

Mr. Evans’s death was reported by the Times of London, where he served as editor for its Sunday stablemate for 14 years, and Reuters, where he had been editor at large. His wife, Tina Brown, told Reuters that he had died of congestive heart failure.

From smoky Fleet Street newsrooms to star-studded literary circles in New York, Mr. Evans climbed to success with relentless independence, innovative ideas and an appetite for risks that often led to postwar changes in journalism, publishing and public tastes on both sides of the Atlantic.

In Britain, he helped redefine high-quality newspapers and pushed back legal restrictions on the press.

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Laura Painia Jackson, manager of the celebrated Dew Drop Inn in Central City, dies at 91 | Music

Laura Painia Jackson, the business manager of the legendary Dew Drop Inn, died Sept. 11 of kidney failure at her New Orleans home, her son, Kenneth Jackson, said. She was 91.



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The Dew Drop, at 2836 LaSalle St. in Central City, was a magnet for Black entertainers when segregation was the rule. It was also a family business that Jackson’s father, Frank Painia, founded in 1939. In addition to a performing area, the Dew Drop had a barber shop, a restaurant and a hotel for traveling performers who, in the Jim Crow era, could neither eat nor sleep in New Orleans’ famed establishments.

“Deacon John” Moore, who played there frequently, called the Dew Drop “a one-stop shop” where traveling musicians could get free lodging in exchange for performing.

Ray Charles, who lived at the Dew Drop, frequently practiced on the piano at the home where Jackson lived

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Bruce Williamson, The Temptations’ former lead singer, dies from COVID

Joe Herndon (from left), Terry Weeks, Otis Williams, Bruce Williamson and Ronald Tyson of The Temptations perform during “The Temptations and The Four Tops on Broadway” at Palace Theatre on Dec. 29, 2014, in New York City. (Photo: John Lamparski/FilmMagic)

Bruce Williamson, 49, a long-running voice of The Temptations, has died from coronavirus.

The R&B singer died Sunday evening at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, his business manager, Anta Ealy, confirms to USA TODAY. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 in late August, Ealy says, weeks after having his gallbladder removed. 

“There’s no words in the world that can express how I feel right now,” Bruce Alan Williamson Jr., the singer’s son, wrote in an emotional post on Monday. “I love you Daddy thank you for being awesome thank you for being loving thank you for being Who You Are. … We will meet again.”

“We mourn the loss of

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