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  • Once an aid in a federal probe, antiquities scholar becomes a key target

    Once an aid in a federal probe, antiquities scholar becomes a key target
    Third of three parts On a March visit to the United States from her adopted home in Thailand, antiquities scholar Roxanna Brown met her brother for lunch in Santa Monica. Roxanna was broke, Fred Brown recalled. She seemed nervous. For years, she'd...
  • Samuel M. Genensky dies at 81; mathematician invented tools for the near-blind

    Samuel M. Genensky dies at 81; mathematician invented tools for the near-blind
    Samuel M. Genensky, a former Rand Corp. mathematician and inventor whose near-blindness led him to help others cope with limited eyesight and become more self-sufficient, died June 26 at his Santa Monica home. He was 81. The cause was complications of...
  • Meinhardt Raabe dies at 94; one of the Munchkins in 'The Wizard of Oz'

    Meinhardt Raabe dies at 94; one of the Munchkins in 'The Wizard of Oz'
    Meinhardt Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in "The Wizard of Oz" and proclaimed that the Wicked Witch of the East was "really most sincerely dead," has died. He was 94. Raabe died Friday morning at a hospital in Orange Park, Fla., after an apparent...
  • Soldier is killed by roadside bomb in Iraq

    Soldier is killed by roadside bomb in Iraq
    When George Howell told his hometown friends that, at age 24, he had decided to enlist in the Army despite the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, they tried to talk him out of it. His best friend, Derek Paris, remembers Howell as unshakable. "He just said,...
  • Sheldon J. Segal dies at 83; scientist led development of long-lasting contraceptives

    Sheldon J. Segal dies at 83; scientist led development of long-lasting contraceptives
    Sheldon J. Segal, who led the team that developed Norplant, Jadelle, Mirena and other long-lasting contraceptive agents that are used by more than 120 million women around the world and who promoted the idea that women did not have to have monthly...