Off-Ramp for September 12, 2009

Rest in Peace, Ms. Baines

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John Rabe

Gertrude Baines, pretty in pink, at her 115th birthday party.

The world's oldest person, Gertrude Baines, just passed away in South LA at 115. Earlier this year, John attended Gertrude's birthday party and talked to an aging expert about "super-centenarians." He and the LocalFrequencies crew also filmed the media frenzy at the event; come inside to see their video.

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