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  • Reubin Askew dies at 85; '70s Florida governor led school integration

    Reubin Askew dies at 85; '70s Florida governor led school integration
    Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who guided the state through a period of school busing to achieve integration in the 1970s, died early Thursday at a Tallahassee, Fla., hospital. He was 85. Ron Sachs, a former aide and family spokesman, confirmed his...
  • Kurt Chew-Een Lee dies at 88; decorated for bravery in Korean War

    Kurt Chew-Een Lee dies at 88; decorated for bravery in Korean War
    Like many Americans of his generation, Kurt Chew-Een Lee was eager to fight in World War II. He left college at age 18 to enlist in the Marine Corps. Beyond a deeply felt patriotism, Lee had a personal motive: "I wanted to dispel the notion about the...
  • Remembering Joe McGinniss

    Remembering Joe McGinniss
    Joe McGinniss, who died Monday from complications of prostate cancer at age 71, liked to break the rules. His best known book, 1983’s “Fatal Vision,” provoked a controversy over the author’s methods; it was McGinniss to whom...
  • Jonathan Schell dies at 70; author and anti-nuclear activist

    Jonathan Schell dies at 70; author and anti-nuclear activist
    Jonathan Schell, the author, journalist and activist who wrote passionately and cogently about war and politics for more than 40 years, condemning conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and galvanizing the anti-nuclear movement with his horrifyingly detailed...
  • GWAR front man Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, found dead at 50

    GWAR front man Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus, found dead at 50
    Dave Brockie, the founder and lead singer of darkly satirical heavy metal band GWAR, was found dead Sunday in his Richmond, Va., home. A police spokeswoman said that foul play is not suspected and that an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause...
  • Sherwin Nuland dies at 83; surgeon wrote 'How We Die'

    Sherwin Nuland dies at 83; surgeon wrote 'How We Die'
    Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland was a respected surgeon and bioethicist at Yale University and author of two modestly successful books when he was approached in the early 1990s by a young literary editor. The agent was looking for someone to write a book about what...
  • Dr. Frank Jobe, best known for Tommy John surgery, dies at 88

    Dr. Frank Jobe, best known for Tommy John surgery, dies at 88
    In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to...
  • Joe McGinniss dies at 71; journalist-author wrote 'Fatal Vision'

    Joe McGinniss dies at 71; journalist-author wrote 'Fatal Vision'
    Joe McGinniss, the adventurous and news-making author and reporter who skewered the marketing of Richard Nixon in "The Selling of the President 1968" and tracked his personal journey from sympathizer to scourge of convicted killer Jeffrey MacDonald in the...
  • Larry Burrough dies at 66; former L.A. Herald Examiner city editor

    Larry Burrough dies at 66; former L.A. Herald Examiner city editor
    Newspaper veteran Larry Burrough, who was the city editor at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and then a deputy editor at the Orange County Register where he oversaw a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative series, died Monday in Yakima, Wash. He was 66....
  • Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine

    Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine
    In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water. More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
  • Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate

    Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate
    Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kan. He was 84. His daughter, Margie Phelps, confirmed his death to the...