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September 25, 2014 Issue
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Sara Jo Matthews

Died: Friday, September 19, 2014
Age: 63
Sara Jo Matthews, 63, died peacefully listening to her favorite music on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at

Jane A. Maus

Died: Friday, September 19, 2014
Age: 82
Jane A. Maus, 82, Lake Geneva, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at her home. She was born April 4, 1932,

William Barrett Morgan

Died: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Age: 79
William Barrett Morgan, 79, Rhinelander, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 17, 2014. He was born in 1935

Carola M. Schaefer

Died: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Age: 88
Carola M. Schaefer, 88, Lake Geneva, formerly Genoa City, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Aurora
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Born September 30th
1863: Reinhard von Scheer, German admiral who commanded the German fleet at the Battle of Jutland.
1908: David Oistrakh, violinist.
1924: Truman Capote, author and playwright whose works include Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood.
1927: W.S. Mervin, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
1928: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, writer, best known for his first book Night about his own experiences in concentration camps.
September 30th
in history
1927: Babe Ruth hits his 60th homerun of the season off Tom Zachary in Yankee Stadium, New York City.
1935: George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess opens at the Colonial Theatre in Boston.
1938: Under German threats of war, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign an accord permitting Germany to take control of Sudetenland--a region of Czechoslovakia inhabited by a German-speaking minority.Joseph Avenol, secretary-general of the League of Nations, sold out the organization he had sworn to uphold.
1939: The French Army is called back into France from its invasion of Germany. The attack, code named Operation Saar, only penetrated five miles.
1943: The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps becomes the Women's Army Corps, a regular contingent of the U.S. Army with the same status as other army service corps.