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  • Geography determines justice for Scout abuse victims

    Geography determines justice for Scout abuse victims
    Ron Morgan and Kerry Lewis grew up in adjoining states — one in Idaho, the other in Oregon. Both belonged to Boy Scout troops during the 1980s, and decades later, both alleged in lawsuits that the Scouts failed to protect them and other boys...
  • Jack D. Hunter dies at 87; author of WWI aviation novel 'The Blue Max'

    Jack D. Hunter, an author whose World War I aviation novel "The Blue Max" was made into a film in the 1960s, died Monday in St. Augustine, Fla., after a battle with cancer. He was 87. Hunter had worked as a writing coach at the Florida Times-Union and...
  • Jean Craighead George dies at 92; children's author

    Jean Craighead George dies at 92; children's author
    After children's author Jean Craighead George revealed that she wanted to write a book about a girl who talks with wolves, legendary book editor Ursula Nordstrom reportedly asked one question — will it be accurate? — and most certainly knew...
  • Kay Mills dies at 69; journalist and award-winning author

    Kay Mills dies at 69; journalist and award-winning author
    Kay Mills, a widely respected journalist and award-winning author whose books reflected her deep interest in women's issues and the civil rights movement, died Thursday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 69. The cause was a heart...
  • Suddenly, the bees are simply vanishing

    The dead bees under Dennis vanEngelsdorp's microscope were like none he had ever seen. He had expected to see mites or amoebas, perennial pests of bees. Instead, he found internal organs swollen with debris and strangely blackened. The bees' intestinal...
  • PASSINGS: Dick Harter, Minoru Mori, Michael Hossack

    PASSINGS: Dick Harter, Minoru Mori, Michael Hossack
    Dick Harter Former Oregon Ducks coach Dick Harter, 81, the University of Oregon men's basketball coach whose Ducks team ended UCLA's 98-game home winning streak in 1976, died Monday at a South Carolina hospital, according to Island Funeral Home in...
  • Betty James dies at 90; namer of Slinky kept the toy brand alive

    Betty James dies at 90; namer of Slinky kept the toy brand alive
    Betty James, who named the toy her husband invented -- the Slinky -- and rebuilt the toy company he abandoned, making the springy plaything a pervasive part of American culture, has died. She was 90. James, who served as chief executive of the family-run...
  • Patrick Fischer dies at 75; target of Unabomber

    Patrick Fischer dies at 75; target of Unabomber
    Patrick Fischer, a retired computer science professor at Vanderbilt University whose secretary was injured when he was targeted by the Unabomber in 1982, has died. He was 75. Fischer died Aug. 26 in hospice care in Montgomery County, Md., the...
  • PASSINGS: Louis Rosen, Angus 'Mac' McDougall

    Louis Rosen Los Alamos scientist Louis Rosen, 91, a Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who worked on the Manhattan Project and later created an influential neutron center at the facility, died Thursday at a rehabilitation center in Los Alamos, N....
  • Carol Tomlinson-Keasey dies at 66; founding chancellor of UC Merced

    Carol Tomlinson-Keasey dies at 66; founding chancellor of UC Merced
    Carol Tomlinson-Keasey, who became the first female founding chancellor of a UC campus when she was named to head UC Merced in 1999 before the university broke ground, has died. She was 66. Tomlinson-Keasey, a distinguished developmental psychologist,...
  • Walter H. Shorenstein dies at 95; Democratic Party fundraiser and San Francisco real estate mogul

    Walter H. Shorenstein dies at 95; Democratic Party fundraiser and San Francisco real estate mogul
    Walter H. Shorenstein, known as a titan of downtown San Francisco real estate development and a highly influential Democratic Party donor and fundraiser, has died. He was 95. Shorenstein, former chairman and chief executive of the Shorenstein Co., died...