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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist David Halberstam Dies in Car Crash
AP ^ | Monday, April 23, 2007 | AP

Posted on 04/24/2007 1:03:49 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet

SAN FRANCISCO — David Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who chronicled the Vietnam War generation, civil rights and the world of sports, was killed in a car crash Monday, his wife and local authorities said. He was 73.

Halberstam, of New York, was a passenger in a car that was broadsided by another vehicle in Menlo Park, south of San Francisco, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said. The cause of death appeared to be internal injuries, he said.

The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m., and Halberstam was declared dead at the scene, Menlo Park Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said.

The driver of the car carrying Halberstam and the person driving the car that crashed into his were injured, but not seriously.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: honda; pulitzer
Sad. If he would have been in a gas-guzzling Excursion than that P.O.S. Honda, he probably would have lived.
1 posted on 04/24/2007 1:03:53 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet
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2 posted on 04/24/2007 1:04:53 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Very sad.

When I see pictures like that, and see the kinds of drivers out there on the roads, I want to buy a tank.


3 posted on 04/24/2007 1:08:02 AM PDT by fleagle
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

Might be a Corolla.


4 posted on 04/24/2007 1:11:34 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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But if he’d been in an Excursion, how could a POS have made a comment?


5 posted on 04/24/2007 1:15:21 AM PDT by satire (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
That's too bad. He was an icon of the MSM, but we'll probably never see his final work, which IMO would have been a great story:

"Halberstam was working on a book, "The Game," about the 1958 NFL championship between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants, often called the greatest game ever played, said his wife, Jean Halberstam."

6 posted on 04/24/2007 1:17:13 AM PDT by angkor
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saving


7 posted on 04/24/2007 2:50:28 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Tulsa Ramjet

My guess is that it’s a 87-89 Toyota Camry. I had one for a long time - same color as in the picture.

Semper Fi,


8 posted on 04/24/2007 2:52:12 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: angkor

The NY Post reported that he was on his way to interview Y.A. Tittle for his book on the 1958 NFL championship game between the Colts and Tittle’s NY Giants.

Tittle didn’t join the Giants until 1961.

It’s a small detail, but they can’t even get the small things right.


9 posted on 04/24/2007 3:36:21 AM PDT by joeystoy
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
Another article on the accident from this LAT link...

Writer Halberstam dies in car crash

No word on if any charges are going to be filed or who was driving either of the other two cars.

10 posted on 04/24/2007 4:21:59 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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Not to be crass, but what’s the early line on the driver of the other car being in the United States legally? I’m thinking 8-13 against, considering it was San Mateo County...


11 posted on 04/24/2007 4:27:12 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.")
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Well, I’m beginning to wonder. Though no charges have been filed, they named the driver of the car Halberstam was in, but not the drivers of other two cars.


12 posted on 04/24/2007 4:28:48 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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The line just jumped to 50-1 against.


13 posted on 04/24/2007 4:30:37 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.")
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To: joeystoy
The greatest game ever played.

1958 NFL Championship with the Golden Arm Johnny Unitas (19).

"Fifteen Hall of Famers on the same field. And one master. Unitas was the master."

Also coaches Weeb Eubank, Don Shula, Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry.


14 posted on 04/24/2007 4:57:56 AM PDT by angkor
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

That’s the kind of T-bone collision where a seat belt might be a liabiity.


15 posted on 04/24/2007 5:03:31 AM PDT by angkor
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Here's an article with a bit more info on the crash...

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Halberstam's car was hit by another passenger sedan, a late model green Infiniti. Still no word on whether or not charges will be filed, and no ID on the Infiniti's driver.

16 posted on 04/24/2007 6:46:30 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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Above link with headline....

Famed Author David Halberstam Killed In Bay Area Crash

17 posted on 04/24/2007 6:47:44 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: angkor

Incredible picture there.


18 posted on 04/24/2007 6:51:31 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Put me down for a push of $ 200


19 posted on 04/24/2007 7:09:58 AM PDT by thegreatmalcolmx (I came to love white people. At least that is what I was taught in my black history class.)
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Let me check the latest line.


20 posted on 04/24/2007 7:10:57 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.")
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I wonder how fast that Infiniti was going to do that much damage.


21 posted on 04/24/2007 7:11:25 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: cajungirl

That’s THE classic photo of the *Baltimore* Colts, Johnny Unitas, and the 1958 playoff.

We had a 4x6 foot blowup of it hanging in the family room for my entire boyhood.


22 posted on 04/24/2007 9:40:50 AM PDT by angkor
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It is an amazing photo. I thnk I have seen it before but somehow it didn’t grab me like it did today. We used to go eat at The Golden Arm, Johnny U’s place in Baltimore.


23 posted on 04/24/2007 10:31:11 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: cajungirl

Yep, we went to the Golden Arm and also Bill Pellington’s Iron Horse often. Also Ameche’s IIRC in Towson.

Art Donovan had a liquor store in Towson and used to call my father “blondie”, then gave us lollipops. A real joker. He also had his Vally Country Club (??name?? also known as “Donovan’s”) and until recent years my parents were still going occasionally. The kind of place you’d go for someone’s wedding reception.

You remember Gino’s burgers of course (Gino Marchetti). They were everywhere.


24 posted on 04/24/2007 11:36:06 AM PDT by angkor
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Very sad.

Maybe the Infiniti driver is a VIP. Strange that he/she has not yet been identified.

25 posted on 04/24/2007 2:49:03 PM PDT by Dante3
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