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  • Blackhawks' red ink

    The Blackhawks ended their season with capacity attendance and record merchandise sales, television ratings and sponsorship revenues, and the Stanley Cup. But financially the team was a loser. Exactly how much money was lost is something team executives...
  • Monte Factor dies at 94; Beverly Hills men's clothier, arts patron

    Monte Factor dies at 94; Beverly Hills men's clothier, arts patron
    Monte Factor, a Beverly Hills clothier and arts patron who co-founded the End Hunger Network and a groundbreaking Los Angeles child-care center, died Dec. 5 at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, his daughter Diane announced. He was 94....
  • Bob Anderson dies at 89; sword-fight teacher to the stars

    Bob Anderson dies at 89; sword-fight teacher to the stars
    Ten days before Bob Anderson headed to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki as part of the British fencing team, he responded to a call from a British film studio in need of three fencers to coach the lead actors for sword-fighting scenes in a new pirate...
  • Robert Sherman dies at 86; songwriter best known for 'Mary Poppins'

    Robert Sherman dies at 86; songwriter best known for 'Mary Poppins'
    At the Academy Awards ceremony in 1965, Robert and Richard Sherman already had accepted their Oscar for best score for "Mary Poppins" when they returned to the stage to pick up another statuette for best song, "Chim Chim Cher-ee." Having already...
  • Sarah Burke dies at 29; Canadian skier was freestyle halfpipe star

    Sarah Burke dies at 29; Canadian skier was freestyle halfpipe star
    Canadian skier Sarah Burke, a leading pioneer of the freestyle halfpipe and the best-known athlete in her sport, died Thursday, nine days after crashing at the bottom of the superpipe during a training run in Utah. She was 29. Burke, who was a driving...
  • Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer

    Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer
    Theoni V. Aldredge, a preeminent costume designer in theater and film who created wardrobes for more than 300 productions over nearly 50 years, died Friday at a Connecticut hospice, said her husband, actor Tom Aldredge. She was 78. Know for her...
  • Michael Sarrazin dies at 70; Canadian actor in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"

    Michael Sarrazin dies at 70; Canadian actor in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
    Michael Sarrazin, a tall, dark-eyed Canadian actor who starred opposite Jane Fonda in Sydney Pollack's 1969 film "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?", died of cancer Sunday at a Montreal hospital, said his agent, Michael Oscars. He was 70. ------------------...
  • Jeff Conaway dies at 60; actor in 'Grease' and 'Taxi'

    Jeff Conaway dies at 60; actor in 'Grease' and 'Taxi'
    Jeff Conaway, an actor who came to fame in the late 1970s as a high school greaser in the hit movie musical "Grease" and as a regular on the TV series "Taxi" but in more recent years was known for his appearances on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew," died...
  • Banning brothels could endanger prostitutes, Canadian court rules

     
    A Canadian appeals court in Ontario ruled Monday that banning brothels is unconstitutional and could put prostitutes in danger by not allowing them to work in a safe location....
  • The Sunday Brunch: So We've Got This Bridge To Sell You.

     
    Good Sunday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you do this job long enough, you learn that some news stories are just too weird to be true. And then there are those that are just weird enough to be true. Take, for......
  • End of Moammar Kadafi's book bans celebrated in Libya

     
    Books that had been banned in Libya during Kadafi's regime were unbanned in a ceremony this week in Tripoli....