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• Bob Simon, who worked for CBS News for almost a half-century, including 19 years as a correspondent on "60 Minutes," covering conflicts in Vietnam, Northern Ireland and the Middle East, once being imprisoned for 40 days by Iraqi forces during the 1991 Gulf War, was killed last night in a car accident in New York City. He was 73, and had won 27 Emmy awards and four Peabody Awards during the course of his distinguished career.

• Jerry Tarkanian, who in 19 controversial years as basketball coach at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) turned the school into a national powerhouse and was elected two years ago to the Basketball Hall of Fame, has passed away. He was 84.
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