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  • Jack Kramer dies at 88; champion ushered in era of pro tennis

    Jack Kramer dies at 88; champion ushered in era of pro tennis
    Tennis legend Jack Kramer, considered by many the most influential person in the game in the last 60 years, died late Saturday night at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88.
  • Daum: Which comes first, husband or career?

    Daum: Which comes first, husband or career?
    Maybe it's spring fever or maybe it's the centrifugal force from all that Sheryl Sandberg-led "leaning in," but it's been a big week for outrage about women and their place. On Friday, Princeton alumna and parent Susan A. Patton published a letter in...

    Goldberg: The real Helen Thomas

    Goldberg: The real Helen Thomas
    In the movie "Animal House," the Deltas are put on trial for their antics. When offered a chance to defend themselves, the best argument the fraternity's president can come up with is, "But sir, Delta Tau Chi has a long tradition of existence to its...

    Bobby Frankel dies at 68; Hall of Fame racehorse trainer

    Bobby Frankel dies at 68; Hall of Fame racehorse trainer
    Bobby Frankel, a Hall of Fame trainer recognized on both coasts for his affection for and success with thoroughbred horses, died Monday at his home in Pacific Palisades from complications of lymphoma. He was 68. "He was a horse whisperer with racehorses,...

    Animal rights activist Pat Derby dies at 69

     
    Pat Derby, a former Hollywood animal trainer turned animal rights activist, has died. She was 69. Derby, who later devoted her life to protecting and rescuing exotic and performing animals, died Friday of complications related to throat cancer in San...