The two unlikely sudden-death playoff opponents in the 2003 Masters Tournament were at the center of the golf world when they walked onto the 10th tee of the Augusta National Golf Club late on a Sunday afternoon to settle the issue with a 73rd hole.
Evan S. Connell gained some attention via his better known books, but the acclaimed author was well-known and regarded fondly by students of literature, critics, and others as an adventurous writer whose body of work reflected a diversity of interests.
Evan S. Connell, an acclaimed and adventurous author, whose literary explorations ranged from Depression-era Kansas City in the twin novels "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge" to Custer's last stand in the history book "Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn," was found dead Thursday, his niece said. He was 88.
Evan S. Connell was virtually unknown to the general public, but to critics and students of graduate writing programs, the adventurous author was regarded fondly and often praised for his diversity of interests.
Tropical Storm Alberto weakened slightly off the South Carolina coast on Sunday, canceling tourist cruises, producing showers along the coast and serving as a reminder that the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is just around the corner.
Dr. William R. Kirtley, a medical researcher pioneer who helped develop drugs after World War II that greatly improved the lives of diabetics, has died at age 96.