Monthly Archive: September 2006

So Long, (Alleged) Tokyo Rose

Iva Toguri D’Aquino, who was convicted of being the “seductress of the shortwave,” Tokyo Rose, has died at age 90.

Japan’s Two New Youngsters

Japan’s new prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is the country’s youngest PM since World War II. He’s still 52, mind you, but that counts for young in the slow-moving world of Japanese politics. He’s a charmer, and the job is in his blood: his granddad, Nobusuke Kishi, was prime minister of Japan from 1957-60. Add your own “Honest Abe” joke here.

The Who’s New Reviews

Rock legends The Who seem to be getting great reviews on their new tour. The latest come from Boston.

Patricia Kennedy Lawford, 1924-2006

Patricia Kennedy Lawford, sister to political heavyweights and former wife to a movie star, died on Sunday in Manhattan. She was 82 and her death was attributed to pneumonia.

Ann Richards, Former Governor of Texas

Ann Richards has died of esophogeal cancer at age 73.Richards made a famously feisty keynote address at the Democratic convention in 1988, telling listeners that Republican candidate George Bush was “born with a silver foot in his mouth.” She was elected governor of Texas two years later, serving from 1991-95.