| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Rapper and actor Heavy D, who played an influential role in shaping
rap music in the late '80s and early '90s with a fusion of New Jack Swing and reggae, has died. He was 44.
Heavy D, who was born Dwight Arrington Myers, died Tuesday in the...
| Apr 24, 2011
Former Sony President and Chairman Norio Ohga, who gave up a career as an opera singer to join the fledgling consumer electronics maker in the 1950s and later led its expansion from hardware to software and entertainment and developing the compact disc,...
| Oct 4, 2011
He was the founder and chairman of the board of Calabasas-based ValleyCrest Landscape Cos., the nation's largest landscape services company, whose projects have included the gardens at the Getty Center and the rooftop community garden at Walt Disney...
| May 12, 2011
Former General Motors Co. Chief Executive Robert Stempel, an engineer who led the development of the catalytic converter but was ousted in a boardroom coup, died Saturday in Florida. He was 77.
The cause of death was unclear, but family friends in...
| Mar 18, 2011
Actor played butler in 'Batman' movies
Michael Gough, 94, a British actor best known for playing Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in a series of "Batman" movies, died Thursday at home in England, his former wife Anneke Wills said through her...
| May 12, 2011
Singer was Welk 'Champagne Lady'
Norma Zimmer, 87, the "Champagne Lady" of television's "The Lawrence Welk Show" and a studio singer, died Tuesday at her home in Brea. Her son, Larry, did not give the cause of death.
Zimmer performed on...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 7:56 PM
This is the latest plan NASA is considering to get us to infinity and beyond.
It would break the shuttle into pieces. It would take the engines off the orbiter, put them on the bottom of the fuel tank, and throw the rest of the orbiter away.
| Jun 7, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Best Buy Co. Inc. just can’t catch a break. Chairman and founder Richard Schulze is jumping ship earlier than expected, taking with him a 20.1% stake in the struggling electronics retailer.
Schulze, 71, told the company’s board Thursday...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 1:47 PM
Embattled Chicago Housing Authority CEO Lewis Jordan will resign his post effective June 30 in the wake of questions about his credit card use, according to a copy of his resignation letter the Tribune obtained today.
Jordan’s departure comes after...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 11:34 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today made three appointments to the Chicago Housing Authority board, which is being overseen by an interim CEO while the mayor searches for someone new to helm the agency.
Carlos Ponce, who has served on the board of commissioners...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Best Buy Co. named a new chief executive Monday, proclaiming Hubert Joly -- the current head of Radisson and T.G.I. Friday’s parent Carlson -- as the best bet to save the beleaguered electronics retailer.
Minnesota-based Best Buy has struggled in...