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


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


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


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


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


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

Paul Jenkins, Painter of Abstract Artwork, Dies at 88


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


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


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

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


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


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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