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Mathematician John Nash and wife killed in turnpike crash

Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John F. Nash Jr. and his wife, Alicia, were killed Saturday afternoon when the taxi in which they were riding crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike in Monroe.

According to published reports, the State Police said the Nashes were traveling south in the left-hand lane of the Turnpike when the driver lost control as he tried to pass another car in the center lane. The taxi crashed into a guardrail and Mr. Nash, 86, and Mrs. Nash, 82, were ejected from the car.

They were pronounced dead at the scene at 5:18 p.m., police said.



He’s Good 'Company'
Justin Guarini is starring in a Sondheim classic at Bucks County Playhouse
   IT’S hard to believe it’s been 13 years since a fresh- faced Justin Guarini was battling it out with Kelly Clarkson in the finals of American Idol in the show’s debut season, but it was all the way back in 2002 when the singer first caught the attention of America.

   What a lot of people don’t know is that Mr. Guarini almost didn’t appear on the show, having been offered a role on Broadway in The Lion King.

   ”I was at a real crossroads back then. I could do my first Broadway show or do this TV show that no one ever heard of and go out to Hollywood and sing,” he says. “I had a week to decide and so I went out to California and kept advancing so I had to thank them for the opportunity and I stuck with the show.”


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