| May 26, 2012
He was a former advertising executive who became one of television's top producers, bringing powerhouse shows such as "Dallas," "Knots Landing" and "The Waltons" into American homes in the 1970s and '80s.
Lee Rich, co-founder and former president of...
| May 8, 2012
Digby Wolfe, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who helped producer George Schlatter develop "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," a landmark TV series that became an overnight sensation in the late 1960s, has died. He was 82.
Wolfe, who later became a professor...
| Apr 25, 2012
Southern author of short stories, novels
Doris Betts, 79, a novelist and writing teacher best known for short stories and novels that evoke the geography and mores of the South, died of lung cancer Saturday at her home in Pittsboro, N.C.,...
| Apr 12, 2012
Dr. Lester Breslow, the UCLA researcher who became known as "Mr. Public Health" because of his research emphasizing the beneficial effects of avoiding certain behaviors, such as smoking, overeating and failing to exercise regularly, has died. He was 97....
| Apr 4, 2012
As a child crossing the English Channel with his family to immigrate to America, Peter M. Douglas was mesmerized by the churning seas and his first sighting of a whale, an experience that he said forged an "intangible, unbreakable, lifelong bond" with the...
| Apr 3, 2012
Robert R. Beezer, a federal judge on the nation's busiest court for the last 28 years and author of landmark decisions on judicial authority, digital media sharing and capital punishment, has died of lung cancer. He was 83.
Beezer's death Friday at a...
| Mar 27, 2012
Eric Lowen, 60, a singer, songwriter, guitarist and half of the Lowen and Navarro folk group who with his songwriting partner Dan Navarro penned "We Belong" for Pat Benatar, died Friday at Kaiser Permanente Panorama City...
| Mar 22, 2012
John Cowles Jr., 82, scion of a Minneapolis newspaper family and philanthropist who helped shaped the cultural landscape of the Twin Cities, died of lung cancer Saturday at his home in Minneapolis.
His death was reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune,...
| Feb 28, 2012
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Climate change may have dropped off the national political agenda, but unfortunately that doesn't mean the problem has gone away. As of January, the Earth's atmosphere contained 393 parts per million of carbon dioxide. And rising. To understand why that'...
| Feb 27, 2012
Bonnie Addario didn't even know there was a word for what was happening to her. As if lung cancer weren't bad enough, the 54-year-old had lost 30 pounds off her normally 130-pound frame. Her life was limited to her husband's Barcalounger, where she had to...
| Feb 10, 2012
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Jerry Sandusky: The judge presiding over the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case set a tentative trial date for May 14 and said he will rule quickly on several pending issues raised in a pretrial hearing on Friday....