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  • Janet Jagan dies at 88; Chicago nursing student became president of Guyana

    Janet Jagan dies at 88; Chicago nursing student became president of Guyana
    Janet Jagan, a Chicago nursing student who became Guyana's first white and first female president decades after immigrating to the region, died Saturday. She was 88. Jagan died at the country's state-run Georgetown Public Hospital of an abdominal...
  • David Shayt dies at 56; associate curator collected artifacts for the Smithsonian

    David Shayt summed up his effect on the world in fewer than 100 words. "As a museum specialist at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History," he wrote in the Washington Post for a special millennium issue, "I have added to the national...
  • No longer ignoring God

    No longer ignoring God
    Rev. David Rambarran Other job experience: Youth pastor, North Miami Beach Nazarene Church and Miami Central Nazarene Church; real estate investor in Miami; youth minister in Guyana Other community posts: Executive officer, Bags of Hope, which works...
  • 2 Men Convicted in JFK Terror Plot

    2 Men Convicted in JFK Terror Plot
    Two men were convicted Monday of plotting to blow up jet fuel tanks at John F. Kennedy International Airport, a terror plot that authorities said was meant to outdo the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and avenge perceived U.S. oppression of Muslims around the...
  • Hell's Echo: The Jonestown Mass Suicide

    Hell's Echo: The Jonestown Mass Suicide
    Editor's note: Nov. 18 marks the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown tragedy in which 913 people died in a ritual of mass suicide and murder at a cult compound in Guyana. This story was first published on the 25th anniversary of the massacre. OAKLAND -- On...
  • Archive: Mourners Recall Jonestown Tragedy

    As mourners assembled Wednesday for the 20th annual services commemorating the Jonestown tragedy, a Los Angeles business executive pledged funds for a long-sought memorial wall to be inscribed with the names and ages of more than 900 victims of the mass...
  • Some come here and die very rapidly.

    A cool breeze is blowing as the wasted body of Jean David Droitdieu, carried down steep rocky trails on the shoulders of men chanting an almost cheery dirge, approaches his mother's house. There's a faint smell of rum in the air -- it's what's fueled the...
  • Archive: Little Remains of Peoples Temple Outpost Where 913 Died

    In 10-year-old photographs, the ground around the Jonestown pavilion is covered with bodies of men, women and children. More than 900 people had received a fatal potion of poison in Jim Jones' grisly ritual of suicide and murder. Today, the infamous spot...
  • Archive: Jonestown's Lessons Still Go Unheeded

    It was deja vu: Too many bodies, life snuffed out, arranged neatly in restful repose, showing no obvious signs of violence. In one case, the dead were shielded from the sun by the red-tiled roof of a million-dollar mansion in a wealthy Southern California...