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  • John Barry dies at 84; former executive made WD-40 a household name

    John Barry, the unpretentious Midwesterner who made a San Diego product called WD-40 into a national sensation by "breaking all the Harvard Business School rules," died July 3 at a skilled nursing facility in La Jolla of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 84....
  • PASSINGS: Deborah Howell, Jeanette Scola Trapani

    PASSINGS: Deborah Howell, Jeanette Scola Trapani
    Deborah Howell Veteran journalist Deborah Howell, 68, a former Washington Post ombudsman and veteran editor who helped lead two news organizations to three Pulitzer Prizes, died Saturday after being struck by a car while vacationing in New Zealand,...
  • Dr. John Visher dies at 88; psychiatrist co-founded stepfamilies group

    Dr. John Visher, a California psychiatrist whose struggle with remarriage issues led him to co-found a national organization to advocate for stepfamilies, died April 17 at his home in the Bay Area city of Walnut Creek. He was 88. Visher had pancreatic...
  • PASSINGS: Kitty White, Erich Kunzel, William Marvin

    Kitty White Vocalist sang with Elvis Kitty White, 86, a versatile vocalist who sang "Crawfish" with Elvis Presley in the 1958 film "King Creole," died of complications from a stroke Aug. 11 at Palm Springs Health Care Center, her family said. Known for...
  • Norman Katkov dies at 91; scriptwriter and novelist

    Norman Katkov dies at 91; scriptwriter and novelist
    Norman Katkov, a writer who started his long career crafting articles for newspapers and magazines and moved on to television scripts and novels, died Sept. 13 at his Los Angeles home of age-related causes, his son Richard said. He was 91. "A Cardinal...
  • Ralph McInerny dies at 80; Notre Dame scholar wrote Father Dowling novels

    Ralph McInerny dies at 80; Notre Dame scholar wrote Father Dowling novels
    Ralph McInerny, a longtime professor of philosophy and medieval studies at the University of Notre Dame who also was a popular mystery writer best known for his Father Dowling series of novels, has died. He was 80. McInerny died Jan. 29 at Our Lady of...
  • PASSINGS: Gerald Heaney

    Gerald Heaney Judge's opinions helped desegregate schools Gerald Heaney, 92, a retired federal judge who wrote or helped write opinions that led to the desegregation of schools in St. Louis, Omaha and Little Rock, Ark., died Tuesday in Duluth, Minn. The...
  • Some women removing healthy breasts to prevent recurrence of cancer

    Some women removing healthy breasts to prevent recurrence of cancer
    A small but growing number of women with a type of early breast cancer are choosing to have their healthy breasts removed to prevent the chance of recurrence, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota. The vast majority of women with...
  • More Women Choose Prophylactic Mastectomy

    More Women Choose Prophylactic Mastectomy
    The choice to remove a healthy breast in order to avoid breast cancer is a deeply personal decision that appears to be on the upswing in one group of women, according to a study published today in the journal Cancer. Among women who had cancer in one...
  • Help for Obsessive Hair-Pulling

    Help for Obsessive Hair-Pulling
    Most everyone plays mindlessly with their hair from time to time. But for some people it becomes such an uncontrollable compulsion that they end up with bald patches or eyebrows plucked bare. If it's any comfort, animals too suffer from "grooming...
  • Sweet stuffed

    Sweet stuffed
    America's sweet tooth is growing. Like many other mammals, we are hooked on sugar because it is packed with energy and our bodies have evolved ways of encouraging us to consume more of it. The trouble is, foods and beverages with added sugars are...