Ohio Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones died suddenly Wednesday of an aneurysm.
President Bush said Tubbs Jones "was an effective legislator who was dedicated to helping small businesses, improving local schools, expanding job opportunities for Ohioans and ensuring that more of them have access to health care.
"After making history as the first African-American woman elected to Congress from Ohio, the congresswoman worked to expand the rights of all Americans," Bush said.
Tubbs Jones built a reputation in Congress for speaking out. In 2003, she was the only Ohioan in Congress to vote against a resolution supporting U.S. troops in Iraq.
Also now among the dearly departed:
The Shogun of Harlem, Julius Carry III aka "Sho Nuff" of "Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon" has died at 58. This is going around the Web and I haven't heard anything definitive other than MediaTakeOut reported it first.
Either way. You can still kiss his Converse.