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Ray Jenkins, Newspaperman Who Covered Civil Rights Era, Dies at 89

2019-11-06T23:41:11+0000

He had a “ringside seat to history” in the South, befriending Martin Luther King Jr. and triggering a landmark First Amendment case that went to the Supreme Court.


Dan Jenkins, 90, Chronicler of Sports in Raucous Prose, Dies

2019-03-08T18:14:56+0000

Mr. Jenkins, an early star at Sports Illustrated, pressed the limits of irreverence in novels often about good old boys.


Bill Jenkins, Who Tried to Halt Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Dies at 73

2019-02-25T22:52:24+0000

Black men were being used as guinea pigs, an alarmed Dr. Jenkins told his health agency supervisor, not knowing that the supervisor was involved.


Charles Jenkins, 77, U.S. Soldier Who Regretted Fleeing to North Korea, Dies

2017-12-12T05:05:19+0000

Patrolling the zone between North and South Korea in 1965, he fled his post to avoid combat in Vietnam. He was kept in North Korea for almost 40 years.


Farish Jenkins, Expert on Evolving Fossils, Dies at 72

2012-12-01T02:59:52+0000

Dr. Jenkins discovered fossilized fish, hundreds of millions of years old, that resembled early mammals.


Paul Jenkins, Painter of Abstract Artwork, Dies at 88

2012-06-17T15:10:17+0000

Mr. Jenkins, an Abstract Expressionist, was a friend of Mark Rothko and adopted techniques similar to those of Jackson Pollock.


Bill Jenkins, 81, Drag Racing Driver and Innovator, Dies

2012-04-04T02:54:36+0000

Jenkins, an inductee in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, helped lift the National Hot Rod Association from the streets to the professional track.


Elizabeth Jenkins, Woman of Letters, Dies at 104

2010-09-08T20:56:44+0000

In novels and biographies, Ms. Jenkins looked at lives with a psychological dimension.


George P. Jenkins, a MetLife Chairman, Dies at 94

2009-10-17T03:22:21+0000

Mr. Jenkins helped form the Municipal Assistance Corporation, which helped resolve New York City’s debt crisis in the 1970s.


Dan Jenkins: Dead Solid Fun

2008-06-12T04:00:00+0000

In “The Franchise Babe” (Doubleday, $24.95), our narrator, the sportswriter Jack Brannon, spots a woman on a golf course. She is "MVP toned and shaped...first-team upstairs in a form-fitting, sleeveless, scoop-neck white top" and a "jacked-up mini." Sports fans will recognize this greens report as the work of Dan Jenkins, who since his seminal golf novel, “Dead Solid Perfect” (1974), has explored the relationship between the gentleman’s game, and, well, the gentleman’s game. Brannon makes his ap ...



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