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  • PASSINGS: Lindy Boggs

    PASSINGS: Lindy Boggs
    Former Rep. Lindy Boggs, 97, a plantation-born Louisianian who used her soft-spoken grace to fight for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress after succeeding her late husband in the House, died Saturday of natural causes at her home in Chevy Chase, Md., according to her daughter, ABC News journalist Cokie Roberts.
  • Will D. Campbell dies at 88; maverick minister aided integration

    Will D. Campbell dies at 88; maverick minister aided integration
    The Rev. Will D. Campbell was a poor white boy from Mississippi who preached his first sermon from a pulpit stocked with a Bible from the Ku Klux Klan. But this son of the segregated South — a self-avowed "good ol' boy with crazy ideas" —...

    Ruth Benerito dies at 97; chemist helped develop wrinkle-resistant cotton

    Ruth Benerito dies at 97; chemist helped develop wrinkle-resistant cotton
    Her name graces no labels, but millions wear Ruth Benerito creations daily. A government chemist, Benerito led a team that helped create wrinkle-resistant cotton — an innovation that spared homemakers hours of ironing and breathed new life into an...

    Sheldon Hackney dies at 79; educator chaired endowment for humanities

    Sheldon Hackney dies at 79; educator chaired endowment for humanities
    Sheldon Hackney, an educator and historian who served as president of Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania before becoming chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has died. He was 79. Hackney died Thursday at his home on...

    Les Blank dies at 77; prolific documentary filmmaker

    Les Blank dies at 77; prolific documentary filmmaker
    When Les Blank arrived in the lush, untamed Amazon in 1981 to make a documentary about Werner Herzog's film, "Fitzcarraldo," he knew the German's reputation as a daredevil director. Herzog had chosen the remote jungle locale, plagued by tribal...