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  • Open the discussion on dying

    Open the discussion on dying
    Last week, my dad was taken on a practice run from his Northern California nursing home back to his house. He'd had recent hip surgery, and the idea was that if he could master the challenge of getting in and out of the car and the wheelchair, he could leave the facility and begin hospice care in his own home.
  • Wylie W. Vale Jr. dies at 70; researcher helped discover stress hormone

    Wylie W. Vale Jr. dies at 70; researcher helped discover stress hormone
    Wylie W. Vale Jr., a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla and an internationally renowned expert on brain hormones who led a team of Salk researchers that discovered the brain hormone that triggers the body's reaction to...

    PASSINGS: Julia Sampson Hayward, James Rizzi, Bob O'Rourke

    PASSINGS: Julia Sampson Hayward, James Rizzi, Bob O'Rourke
    Julia Sampson Hayward Champion tennis player in 1950s Julia Sampson Hayward, 77, a champion tennis player who won the women's doubles and mixed doubles titles at the 1953 Australian Open, died Tuesday at her home in Newport Beach of complications from a...

    Bill Janklow dies at 72; South Dakota governor, congressman

    Bill Janklow, the former four-term South Dakota governor who resigned as the state's lone member of Congress after causing a fatal traffic accident, died Thursday of brain cancer in Sioux Falls, S.D., said his son Russ. He was 72. He was known as a...

    Vaclav Havel dies at 75; Czech leader of '89 'Velvet Revolution'

    Vaclav Havel dies at 75; Czech leader of '89 'Velvet Revolution'
    Vaclav Havel, the former dissident playwright who led Czechoslovakia's 1989 "Velvet Revolution" against communism and then served as his country's president, died Sunday. He was 75. Havel, a former chain smoker with chronic respiratory problems, had been...