| Apr 1, 2010
David Mills, a former journalist and Emmy-winning television writer best known for his work on "NYPD Blue" and "The Wire," has died. He was 48.
Mills died Tuesday of an apparent brain aneurysm in New Orleans, where he had been working on the upcoming HBO...
| Nov 4, 2008
Robert H. Barrow, a former commandant of the Marine Corps who was decorated for heroism and recognized for reforms, died Oct. 30 at his home in St. Francisville, La. He was 86 and had heart and circulatory problems.
Barrow, a retired four-star general,...
| Dec 14, 2008
Dorothy Sterling, a significant figure in 20th-century children's literature for her lucid, well- researched portrayals of historical African Americans written decades before multiculturalism became mainstream, died Dec. 1 at her home in Wellfleet, Mass....
| Feb 16, 2009
Pro baseball player, coach
Ted Uhlaender, 68, a former major league outfielder with the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds, died Thursday after a heart attack, the San Francisco Giants announced.
He was diagnosed...
| Jan 27, 2009
Martin Delaney, a determined crusader for HIV-infected people, who successfully challenged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expedite the testing and approval of potentially life-saving drugs, died of liver cancer Friday at his home in San Rafael,...
| Jan 25, 2009
Kay Yow, the Hall of Fame women's basketball coach at North Carolina State University who won more than 700 games while earning fans with her decades-long fight against breast cancer, died Saturday. She was 66.
Yow, first diagnosed with the disease in...
| Feb 28, 2010
Food stylist and home economist Mable Hoffman had been married a good 30 years when a wedding gift caused her career to take an aromatic detour.
The recipients of that early 1970s present -- a Crock-Pot -- were newlyweds unsure of what to do with the...
| Jul 19, 2009
Kenneth M. Stampp, a UC Berkeley historian whose repudiation of the benign, paternalistic interpretations of slavery that had prevailed for more than 100 years permanently altered his profession's views of what white Southerners had euphemistically called...
| Oct 26, 2009
David C. Kohler
Attorney, law school professor
David C. Kohler, 56, director of the entertainment and media law institute at Southwestern Law School, died of cancer Oct. 15 at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, the law school...
| Oct 4, 2009
Broadway, TV actor
Byron Palmer, 89, an actor and singer who broke through in the late 1940s in the hit Broadway musical "Where's Charley?" and later co-starred on the TV show "This Is Your Music," died of natural causes Wednesday at...
| Oct 15, 2009
Nan Robertson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter who brought distinction and change to her newspaper through highly publicized professional and personal battles -- one against sex discrimination at her newspaper, the other against toxic...