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  • Bobby Rogers dies at 73; original member of Motown's the Miracles

    Bobby Rogers dies at 73; original member of Motown's the Miracles
    Bobby Rogers, an original member of the Motown group the Miracles, who collaborated with lead vocalist and songwriter Smokey Robinson and kept the musical franchise going after its biggest name left, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73....
  • Donald Byrd dies at 80; jazz musician and educator

    Jazz musician Donald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with hit jazz-funk fusion records such as "Black Byrd," has died. He was 80. He...
  • For the record

    School bonds: An article in the Nov. 29 Section A about a risky type of construction financing used by school districts said that news of one bond issued by the Poway district was first reported by the Voice of San Diego website. That website has...
  • Stanford Ovshinsky dies at 89; inventor founded new field of electronics

     Stanford Ovshinsky dies at 89; inventor founded new field of electronics
    Stanford Ovshinsky was not a household name like Thomas Edison or Albert Einstein, but he was often compared to them, for good reason. He invented the nickel-metal hydride battery, which has powered high-tech items such as cellphones, laptop computers...
  • Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor

    Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor
    Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77. Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...
  • Jerry Nelson dies at 78; puppeteer voiced Count von Count

    Jerry Nelson dies at 78; puppeteer voiced Count von Count
    Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer best known for giving voice to Count von Count, the silly but instructional vampire mathematician on television's "Sesame Street," died Thursday at his home in Cape Cod, Mass., the Sesame Workshop announced. He was 78....