| Feb 8, 2012
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...
| Jan 27, 2012
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...
| Jun 28, 2011
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...
| Feb 21, 2011
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...
| Sep 7, 2010
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...
| Sep 18, 2011
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...
| Jun 29, 2010
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...
| Mar 27, 2012
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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....
| Oct 19, 2011
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"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....
| Nov 11, 2011
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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...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 4:35 PM
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......