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  • Robert A. Citron dies at 79; space visionary

    Robert A. Citron dies at 79; space visionary
    Robert A. Citron, an aerospace engineer and intrepid entrepreneur, whose boyhood fantasy of traveling beyond Earth inspired pioneering ventures to commercialize space, died Jan. 31 at his home in Bellevue, Wash. He was 79. The cause was complications...
  • Jean Smith dies at 93; Junior League president and Nancy Reagan confidant

    Jean Smith dies at 93; Junior League president and Nancy Reagan confidant
    Jean Webb Vaughan Smith, a member of the Reagans' inner circle who championed volunteerism as national president of the Assn. of Junior Leagues, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of natural causes, her family said. She was 93. Smith joined the Junior...
  • Norma 'Duffy' Lyon dies at 81; Midwestern butter sculptor

    Norma 'Duffy' Lyon dies at 81; Midwestern butter sculptor
    In the high-cholesterol world of Midwestern state fairs, where dairy cows crowd 4-H barns and no food can escape the deep fryer, Norma "Duffy" Lyon was a giant. For more than four decades, she was the queen of the butter sculpture. Cows. Elvis. John...
  • Neal Taylor dies at 78; fisherman regaled generations of Santa Barbara anglers

    Neal Taylor dies at 78; fisherman regaled generations of Santa Barbara anglers
    For Neal Taylor, fishing wasn't limited to weekends or, for that matter, water. On one of Santa Barbara's busiest streets, the seven-time national casting champion showed a friend just how it's done, lofting his line into an intersection when the light...
  • Jefferson Thomas dies at 67; one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School

    Jefferson Thomas dies at 67; one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School
    Jefferson Thomas, one of nine students who in 1957 integrated a Little Rock, Ark., high school, a turning point for the civil rights movement, has died. He was 67. Thomas, who lived much of his adult life in Los Angeles, died Sunday of pancreatic...
  • Charles H. Percy dies at 91; moderate former GOP senator

    Charles H. Percy dies at 91; moderate former GOP senator
    Former Sen. Charles H. Percy, a former Foreign Relations Committee chairman whose moderate Republican views put him at odds with party conservatives, died Saturday in Washington, D.C. He was 91. Percy's daughter, Sharon Rockefeller, announced in 2009...
  • Robert Byrd dies at 92; U.S. senator from West Virginia

    Robert Byrd dies at 92; U.S. senator from West Virginia
    Robert Carlyle Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat who was often called the conscience of the Senate for his devotion to the system of constitutional checks and balances and the prerogatives of power, died early Monday. He was 92. Byrd, who served longer...
  • Eisenhower Memorial Commission throws support behind Gehry

     
    The committee that first selected Frank Gehry to design a planned Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., confirms its support for his design, which was questioned by Eisenhower's family....
  • Monster Mash: 'Carnage,' 'Pina' slated for AFI Fest; Frank Gehry

     
    "Carnage," "Coriolanus" and the 3D dance documentary "Pina" will be part of this year's AFI Fest. Architect Frank Gehry explained his design for the future Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial....
  • Veterans Day: What you need to know

     
    Veterans Day: Veterans Day will compete with all the 11-11-11 hoopla. But here's hoping you can still find time to pause for a moment and give thanks for all the sacrifices made by U.S. servicemen and women, especially those who have perished protecting...
  • For James Murdoch, the buck stops somewhere else

     
    It's nice to know that in Britain, tradition is still important. And I don't mean the royal family. No, I'm talking about the proud tradition of blaming others when scandal erupts. Its latest practitioner is James Murdoch, son of Rupert......