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Courage and love in Las Vegas

Even though the Good Doctor is no longer with us, Mary Buckheit found the spirit of Hunter Thompson alive and well in Las Vegas.

Updated: November 2, 2006, 1:52 PM ET
By Mary Buckheit | Page 2

LAS VEGAS -- Hunter S. Thompson shot himself on Feb. 20, 2005. I was sitting in my cubicle on a cold and otherwise quiet Monday morning in Bristol, Conn., when Page 2 skipper Kevin Jackson came over and told us the news.

The Good Doctor was dead at age 67.

Like so many other HST devotees, I too was enthralled by his persona, but I knew that mine was a fixation different from most of his emblematic disciples -- given that I did not live through the decades which spawned ...

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