The Tall Street Journal

August 2008 Blog Posts (3)

Kevin Duckworth



Sadly, I have just learned today that one of my favorite basketball players has passed away. Kevin Duckworth was a 7' center that played most of his 11-year career with the Portland Trailblazers. He wasn't the greatest player but he worked hard and smiled doing it. I still have a lot of his all-star basketball cards from back in elementary school when I first started collecting them.



This is an article from ESPN talking more about him.…



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Added by Cheyenne Throckmorton on August 26, 2008 at 11:14am — No Comments

The tallest woman, at 7'7, died today :(

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080813/ap_on_re_us/obit_tallest_woman

Added by Sam K on August 13, 2008 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

Tallest Woman, Sandy Allen, Passes Away



At 7' 7¼" (232cm) Sandy was the worlds tallest woman according to the Guiness World Book of records. Today August 13th, 2008, at the age of 53, in Shelbyville, Indiana sadly she has passed on, I'm sure to a greater destiny.



I just saw Sandy on a television show not too long ago. She seemed like a great person, talking to children about the challenges of being tall, and working it in to how it can effect their lives and it is ok to be different.



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Added by Cheyenne Throckmorton on August 13, 2008 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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