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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  • PASSINGS

    Harry J. Gray Former CEO of United Technologies Harry J. Gray, 89, the retired United Technologies Corp. chief executive who is credited with transforming the company into an industrial conglomerate, died Wednesday in Hartford, Conn., according to his...
  • Robert Novak dies at 78; syndicated columnist and TV commentator

    Robert Novak dies at 78; syndicated columnist and TV commentator
    Robert Novak, the longtime syndicated columnist and television commentator who was at the center of a furor late in his career as the first journalist to disclose the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, died Tuesday. He was 78. Novak died at home in...
  • Stuart M. Kaminsky dies at 75; prolific mystery writer

    Stuart M. Kaminsky dies at 75; prolific mystery writer
    Stuart M. Kaminsky, a writer of impressive range who created four distinctive detectives for series set in Los Angeles, Chicago, Florida and Moscow, has died. He was 75. Kaminsky, who joined the elite of his craft in 2006 when the Mystery Writers of...
  • Vytautas Cekanauskas dies at 80; honorary consul general of Lithuania in Los Angeles

    Vytautas Cekanauskas dies at 80; honorary consul general of Lithuania in Los Angeles
    Vytautas Cekanauskas, a former Hughes Aircraft electrical engineer who served as honorary consul general of Lithuania in Los Angeles for more than 30 years, has died. He was 80. Cekanauskas died of cancer Nov. 30 at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center...
  • Getty panel to discuss 'Architecture in Two Dimensions' on Thursday

     
    Frances Anderton will moderate a panel discussion Thursday at the Getty Center examining how photographers and illustrators capture architecture in two-dimensional media. The talk is conjunction with "Building the Medieval World: Architecture in...
  • A Jackson Pollock for 44 cents? New stamps celebrate the work of America's Abstract Expressionists

     
    Don't be surprised if you see a lot of artsy types in line at the post office on Thursday. The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a set of 10 commemorative stamps featuring the work of Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson......
  • U.S. speedskater takes lead in world all-around championships

     
    With a surprising win in Saturday's 1,500 meters, speedskater Jonathan Kuck of Champaign, Ill., moved into the overall lead after three of the four races at the world all-around championships in Heerenveen, the Netherlands. Kuck, 20, a University of...
  • Sparks select Georgia forward Angel Robinson with second-round pick

     
    Possibly looking to help fill the void left by the retirement of future Hall of Fame center Lisa Leslie, the Los Angeles Sparks drafted Angel Robinson, a 6-foot-5 forward from the University of Georgia, with their second-round pick (20th overall)......
  • Driving gets in the way of a good conversation

     
    Enough of those studies finding that talking interferes with driving. Maybe driving interferes with talking. Ever consider that? Researchers at the University of Illinois did. They put several dozen people in a driving simulator -- asking them to either...
  • Consumer Confidential: Mickey D's, car chats, cold sheets

     
    Here's your flippingly Friday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --When the going gets tough, the tough order a Big Mac. McDonald's Corp. says its quarterly profit jumped 23% as consumers around the world turned to the fast-food......
  • Ticket Replay: Unmasked Obama Joker artist now confronts fame firsthand

     
    Firas Alkhateeb finds mixed blessings in sudden fame as he becomes an unlikely celebrity in the political and tech worlds....