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Five years ago: With Hurricane Gustav approaching New Orleans, Mayor Ray Nagin (NAY'-gin) pleaded with the last of its residents to get out, imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on those who were staying and warned looters they would be sent directly to prison. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edwin O. Guthman, who'd served as press secretary to Robert F. Kennedy, died in Los Angeles at age 89. Former CBS newsman Ike Pappas died in Arlington, Va., at age 75.
One year ago: In a speech to an annual Federal Reserve conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Chairman Ben Bernanke sent a clear message that the Fed would do more to help the still-struggling U.S. economy but did not specify exactly what or when. Writer Richard Bach, 76, author of "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," was seriously hurt after his small plane went down in Washington state.
Today's birthdays: Japanese monster movie actor Katsumi Tezuka is 101. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Frank Robinson is 78. Actor Warren Berlinger is 76. Rock musician Jerry Allison (Buddy Holly and the Crickets) is 74. Actor Jack Thompson is 73. Violinist Itzhak Perlman is 68. Singer Van Morrison is 68. Rock musician Rudolf Schenker (The Scorpions) is 65. Actor Richard Gere is 64. Olympic gold medal track and field athlete Edwin Moses is 58. Rock singer Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) is 56. Rock musician Gina Schock (The Go-Go's) is 56. Singer Tony DeFranco (The DeFranco Family) is 54. Rhythm-and-blues musician Larry Waddell (Mint Condition) is 50. Actor Jaime P. Gomez is 48. Baseball pitcher Hideo Nomo (hih-DAY'-oh NOH'-moh) is 45. Rock musician Jeff Russo (Tonic) is 44. Singer-composer Deborah Gibson is 43. Rock musician Greg Richling (Wallflowers) is 43. Actor Zack Ward is 43. Golfer Padraig Harrington is 42. Actor Chris Tucker is 41. Actress Sara Ramirez is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Tamara (Trina & Tamara) is 36.
Thought for today: "Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess." -- Edna Woolman Chase, American fashion editor (1877-1957)
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