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For the Power-Hungry, a Dog's Death Waited; DEATH AS A WAY OF LIFE.. By Francisco Ayala. Translated by Joan MacLean from the Spanish, “Muer­tes de Petro.” 218 pp. New York: The Macmillan Company. $4.95.

1964-05-24T05:00:00+0000

IN this somber, grotesque and caustically lucid novel, human life could not possibly be less worth living. The setting is an unidentified Central American republic ruled despotically by President Anton Bocanegra and his First Lady, the lewd and scheming Dona Concha. From the beginning of the story, every character, with the exception of the narrator, Luis Pinedo, has died a dog's death (hence the original title of the work, “Muertes de Perro”).


Martha Beck, Who Founded the Drawing Center in New York, Dies at 75

2014-01-23T01:43:33+0000

Ms. Beck established the small alternative museum the Drawing Center in SoHo in 1977, and marshaled modest grants to organize exhibitions of major-museum quality.


Mary Burke Nicholas Washington Dies at 88; Led New York Police Review Board

2014-12-13T02:38:33+0000

As Mary Burke Nicholas, the name by which she was known before 1994, Mrs. Washington held prominent government posts in New York throughout the 1970s and ’80s.


Dennis Wrong, 94, One of the Last of the ‘New York Intellectuals,’ Dies

2018-11-20T21:32:14+0000

Part of a mid-20th-century cadre of sophists, he wrote prodigiously, and iconoclastically, in left-leaning journals while earning distinction as a sociologist.


A Struggling New York Farmer Is Charged With Animal Abuse in the Deaths of 27 Cows

2018-10-22T21:36:01+0000

The dairy farmer’s family vehemently denied the animals were neglected, and said they may have died from pneumonia.


Herman D. Farrell Jr., a Fixture of New York Politics, Dies at 86

2018-05-26T21:54:09+0000

A longtime Democratic assemblyman, Mr. Farrell was a trusted, gentlemanly party leader in New York and once ran for mayor.


Juan Flores, a Scholar of Puerto Rican Culture in New York, Dies at 71

2014-12-10T04:07:59+0000

Professor Flores, a pioneer in studying “Nuyorican” culture, was the director of Latino studies at New York University and an advocate for Puerto Rican writers.


Frederick Douglass’s Original New York Times Obituary From 1895

2019-02-14T11:00:01+0000

Douglass, who was described as an adviser to President Lincoln, a skillful writer and orator and an activist for abolition and women’s suffrage, died suddenly.


Shock in Southern Tier of New York as Hopes of Gambling and Fracking Both Die

2014-12-19T03:58:51+0000

Hopes in the Binghamton area for an economic revival led by hydraulic fracturing and a luxury casino were dashed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.


Metro Briefing | New York: Brooklyn: Child Chokes To Death On Piece Of Rubber Glove

2004-09-22T05:00:00+0000

Five-year-old Brooklyn boy chokes to death while playing with piece of rubber glove (S)



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Antonio Inoki, Japanese Wrestler and Improbable Diplomat, Dies at 79

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 00:06:41 +0000

After gaining fame for an odd 1976 bout with Muhammad Ali, he became a politician and globe-traveling broker of peace.

Elias Theodorou, Pioneer of Medical Marijuana in Sports, Dies at 34

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 14:47:25 +0000

A Canadian mixed martial artist, he brought cerebral flair to the ring and a dogged determination to his campaign for changing the sport’s drug rules.

Hector Lopez, Who Broke a Baseball Color Barrier, Dies at 93

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 12:02:40 +0000

A utility player for the powerhouse Yankees of the 1960s, he later became the first Black manager at minor league baseball’s highest level.



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