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Susan Rasky dies at 61; reporter became Berkeley journalism lecturer
Susan Rasky dies at 61; reporter became Berkeley journalism lecturer

Susan Rasky, an award-winning congressional correspondent who mentored a generation of young political journalists as a senior lecturer at UC Berkeley, died Sunday at her home in El Cerrito, Calif. She was 61 and had breast cancer. A graduate of Los Angeles' Fairfax High School and an alumna of Berkeley, Rasky was a familiar sight at California political events, wrestling an armload of papers and trailing a gaggle of students, whom she nudged to join in news conferences and panel discussions. Although she never married and had no children, Rasky was "the ultimate Jewish mother," said John Myers, political editor at the ABC affiliate in Sacramento, KXTV, and a former...

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