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  • Thomas C. Peebles dies at 89; doctor isolated measles virus

    Thomas C. Peebles dies at 89; doctor isolated measles virus
    Dr. Thomas C. Peebles, a World War II bomber pilot who isolated the measles virus, setting the stage for development of the vaccine that freed the world from the deadly scourge, died July 8 at his home in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was 89. Peebles also...
  • PASSINGS: Hubert Schlafly, Alice Ward, Emil 'Jack' Kluever, Philip F. Jones

    PASSINGS: Hubert Schlafly, Alice Ward, Emil 'Jack' Kluever, Philip F. Jones
    Hubert Schlafly Inventor of the teleprompter Hubert "Hub" Schlafly, 91, a key member of the team that invented the teleprompter, died April 20 at a hospital in Stamford, Conn., after a brief illness. Schlafly helped start the TelePrompTer Corp.,...
  • Dodge Morgan dies at 78; first American to sail solo around the globe with no stops

    Dodge Morgan dies at 78; first American to sail solo around the globe with no stops
    Dodge Morgan, the first American to sail solo around the globe without stopping — and in record time — died of complications from cancer Tuesday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was 78. Morgan set a world record in 1986 when he...
  • Mildred Jefferson dies at 84; leading anti-abortion activist

    Mildred Jefferson dies at 84; leading anti-abortion activist
    Dr. Mildred Jefferson, a nationally recognized leader of the anti- abortion movement and the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School, has died. She was 84. Jefferson died Friday in Cambridge, Mass., said Anne Fox, president of...
  • Peter Lieberson dies at 64; American composer

    Peter Lieberson dies at 64; American composer
    Peter Lieberson, an American composer who wrote his most inspired songs for his great love, the late mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, died Saturday of complications from lymphoma at a hospital in Tel Aviv, where he had been receiving treatment. He...
  • PASSINGS: Bernard G. Sarnat

    PASSINGS: Bernard G. Sarnat
    Bernard G. Sarnat Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, research scientist Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat, 99, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and research scientist who advanced the study of facial deformities, died of respiratory failure Oct. 21 in Los Angeles, his...
  • PASSINGS: Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Jeno Paulucci, Walter Doniger, Lynn Margulis, Irving Elman

    PASSINGS: Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Jeno Paulucci, Walter Doniger, Lynn Margulis, Irving Elman
    Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Nigerian secessionist leader in '60s Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, 78, a millionaire's son who led Nigeria's breakaway republic of Biafra during the country's civil war that left 1 million dead, died Saturday in a London...
  • PASSINGS: Bob Pease

    PASSINGS: Bob Pease
    Bob Pease, 70, a prominent Silicon Valley engineer and author of several books on analog chip design, died Saturday evening when his car crashed into a tree in Saratoga, Calif., southwest of San Jose. Pease, who was not wearing a seat belt while...
  • Mitt Romney says reducing spending a 'moral responsibility'

    Mitt Romney says reducing spending a 'moral responsibility'
    Portraying himself as a frugal turnaround expert who helped launch the Staples office supply chain, Mitt Romney told a New Hampshire audience Thursday night that he was uniquely qualified to whittle down the nation’s budget deficit and improve...
  • Elizabeth Warren blasts 'ridiculous' charge in ad by Karl Rove group

    Elizabeth Warren blasts 'ridiculous' charge in ad by Karl Rove group
    Elizabeth Warren, the consumer advocate-turned-Massachusetts Senate candidate, is fighting back after a new ad from an independent group founded by Karl Rove accuses her of being too close to big business. Warren has emerged as an early target of Rove'...
  • James Van Doren dies at 72; co-founder of Vans shoes

    James Van Doren dies at 72; co-founder of Vans shoes
    James Van Doren and his older brother Paul had only sample sneakers to offer when they opened their first store, in Anaheim, in 1966. They took a dozen orders in the morning and delivered custom canvas deck shoes, made in their adjacent factory, in the...