NY Times Science and Health Editor Barbara Strauch, a Rye Resident, died this past Wednesday:
"Barbara Strauch, a reporter and editor who wrote two books about the brain and directed health and science coverage for The New York Times for a decade, died on Wednesday at her home in Rye, N.Y. She was 63.
The cause was breast cancer, her husband, Richard Breeden, said.
Before joining The Times, Ms. Strauch (pronounced STROWK) ran the Newsday team that won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for spot news for its coverage of a midnight subway derailment in Manhattan that left five passengers dead and more than 200 injured."
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