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  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76; boxer wrongly imprisoned 19 years

    When Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was at his best as a boxer, it would have been impossible to foresee Nelson Mandela or Bob Dylan doing him any favors.
  • Robert Olsen dies at 44; painted luminous depictions of urban objects

    Robert Olsen dies at 44; painted luminous depictions of urban objects
    Robert Olsen, a critically acclaimed artist known for his luminescent paintings of outdoor urban objects such as gas pumps and ATMs, would drive around Los Angeles all night looking for interesting items to photograph and then later paint. "I try to...

    Doris Pilkington Garimara dies; wrote of Australia's 'stolen generations'

    Doris Pilkington Garimara dies; wrote of Australia's 'stolen generations'
    When she was 4, Doris Pilkington Garimara was uprooted from her home in western Australia and sent to a camp for "half-caste" aboriginals, where she grew up believing she had been abandoned and forgotten by her mother. Decades passed before she...

    Lisa M. Wehr, homemaker

    Lisa M. Wehr, homemaker
    Lisa M. Wehr, a homemaker who enjoyed visiting beaches, died March 19 of heart failure at her East Baltimore home. She was 48. Lisa Marie Wehr was born in Baltimore and raised in West Baltimore. She attended Milford Mill High School and worked various...

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 87

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” enchanted millions of readers around the world and popularized the emerging Latin American literary genre known as magic realism, has...