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  • Army Reserve Maj. Jason E. George, 38, Tehachapi; among 3 killed by roadside bomb

    Jason E. George was the kind of guy, those who knew him say, who had more friends than he could count and never forgot their birthdays or wedding anniversaries. "He was so good about staying in touch with everyone," said Army Maj. Brett Sylvia, who met...
  • Emory Elliott dies at 66; scholar and UC Riverside English professor

    Emory Elliott, a UC Riverside professor and leading scholar of American literature who was a pivotal figure in the university's intellectual community, has died. He was 66. Elliott, who was found Tuesday at his Riverside home, died of an apparent heart...
  • A.P. Clark dies at 96; Air Force commander helped lead escape from Nazi POW camp

    A.P. Clark dies at 96; Air Force commander helped lead escape from Nazi POW camp
    Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark, a World War II veteran who played a key role in the elaborate breakout from a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp that inspired the movie "The Great Escape," has died. He was 96. Clark, a former superintendent of the Air...
  • Fred J. Ascani dies at 92; test pilot set speed record

    Fred J. Ascani dies at 92; test pilot set speed record
    Fred J. Ascani, a retired Air Force major general and former test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base who set a world speed record in an F-86 jet fighter in 1951 and later oversaw the development of a supersonic bomber, has died. He was 92. Ascani, a B-17...
  • PASSINGS: Dan Walker, Norman Simon

    Dan Walker Veteran buried flag burned by protester Dan Walker, 81, an Army veteran who was honored for retrieving and burying a U.S. flag that had been burned in protest during the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, died of prostate cancer...
  • Charles R. Bond Jr. dies at 94; retired Air Force general, former Flying Tiger

    Charles R. Bond Jr. dies at 94; retired Air Force general, former Flying Tiger
    Charles R. Bond Jr., a retired Air Force major general and one of the last surviving Flying Tigers, died Aug. 18 from the effects of dementia at Presbyterian Village North, an assisted-living community in Dallas. He was 94. In September 1941, he left the...
  • Maria Gulovich Liu dies at 87; helped American agents during WWII

    Maria Gulovich Liu dies at 87; helped American agents during WWII
    Maria Gulovich Liu, who as a young schoolteacher in Slovakia during World War II joined the underground resistance as a courier and later helped a small group of American and British intelligence agents evade the German Army as they fled through the...
  • Jerome York dies at 71; financial wizard was credited with turning around Chrysler and IBM

    Jerome York dies at 71; financial wizard was credited with turning around Chrysler and IBM
    Jerome York, an Apple Inc. board member and a financial wizard credited with turning around Chrysler and IBM, died Thursday of a brain aneurysm. He was 71. He died at a Pontiac, Mich., hospital where he was taken Tuesday night. York, who led an...
  • Choosing their lots in life

    Choosing their lots in life
    Two or three nights a week, a 29-year-old ex-Peace Corps volunteer named Shaw Talley rolls through the parking lots in his old Volvo wagon, offering help where he can. In spaces where others see a handful of battered RVs and vans, Talley sees lives...
  • Matt Weinstock, Dec. 16, 1959

     
    Thought-Wave Arrest While making a routine inspection of a Sunset Blvd. tavern, Jack Zumstein and Adolphus Miles, supervising public health sanitarians (yes, that's the correct title), were heckled by a customer who clearly had overindulged. When they...
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prizes' Announces Kirsch Award Winner Maxine Hong Kingston

    NEW YORK, (February 28, 2008) – Maxine Hong Kingston has been named the winner of the 28th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes' Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. The award was announced tonight along with the names of the 45 finalists for...