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  • Frank Bogert dies at 99; longtime mayor helped glamorize Palm Springs

    Frank Bogert dies at 99; longtime mayor helped glamorize Palm Springs
    Frank Bogert, the crusty ex-cowboy and longtime mayor of Palm Springs who helped turn the desert outpost into a glamorous destination for celebrities and tourists, died at his home Sunday after a brief hospitalization, according to city officials. He...
  • Robert S. McNamara dies at 93; architect of the Vietnam War

    Robert S. McNamara dies at 93; architect of the Vietnam War
    Driven, cerebral and pugnacious, Robert S. McNamara was the preeminent policymaker behind the massive buildup of American forces in Vietnam between 1964 and 1968. As Defense secretary for two administrations, he wielded blizzards of facts and figures to...
  • William Emerson dies at 86; Newsweek journalist covered the South

    William A. Emerson Jr., who covered civil rights flash points as part of a cadre of gutsy Southern reporters and later served as editor in chief of the Saturday Evening Post, has died. He was 86. Emerson, whose health had declined after a stroke, died...
  • PASSINGS: Pamela Blake, Ben Ali

    Pamela Blake Actress in action serials Pamela Blake, 94, a B-movie actress known for her roles in such late 1940s action serials as "Chick Carter, Detective" and "Ghost of Zorro," died of natural causes Tuesday at a Las Vegas care facility, her family...
  • Requiem: 2007 passings of note

    Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30. Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
  • Johnny Grant, 84; Hollywood's biggest promoter

    Johnny Grant, 84; Hollywood's biggest promoter
    Johnny Grant, who visited Hollywood in 1943 as a star-struck serviceman and returned to carve out a niche first as a radio and television personality and then as its honorary mayor and foremost booster, died Wednesday at the age of 84. Grant appeared...
  • Privilege has its limits

    WITH PRESIDENT BUSH invoking executive privilege to prevent former aides from testifying about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, and congressional Democrats hinting at a cover-up, it seems naive to ask why the branches of government can't just get...
  • Transcript of Republican presidential debate in Simi Valley

    This is a Rush transcript. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: And welcome to the Ronald Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, California, here from the majestic Air Force One Pavilion. I'm...
  • 'Bomb Power' by Garry Wills

    'Bomb Power' by Garry Wills
    Garry Wills is a formidable Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, one of America's leading public intellectuals and, over the last 50 years, our most important lay Catholic thinker and writer. In his 28th book, "Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the...
  • Talking to Turkey, but Islam is listening

    Talking to Turkey, but Islam is listening
    "They say we are at war with Islam. This is the whispered line of the extremist who has nothing to offer in this battle of ideas but blame. ... We are not at war with Islam. But too often since 9/11, the extremists have defined us. ... When I am...
  • Republicans Losing Strength, Poll Finds

     
    Jan. 31, 1960: A progress report on the construction of Los Angeles’ freeways. The Democrats try to assess the political weaknesses of Vice President Richard Nixon. The unpublished study obtained by the Herald Tribune News Service finds that most people...