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  • Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare

    Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare
    Rashi Fein, a Harvard economist considered one of the fathers of Medicare, who threw his intellectual and moral weight behind full, affordable healthcare for nearly seven decades, stretching from the Truman administration to the Obama presidency, died Sept. 8 in Boston. He was 88.
  • Will Radcliff dies at 74; entrepreneur who produced Slush Puppie frozen drinks

    Will Radcliff, 74, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, died Thursday in Cincinnati of complications from a recent fall, his family said. Radcliff was a natural salesman who once peddled vacuum cleaners...

    Singer George Hamilton IV dies at 77; brought country music to international audience

    Singer George Hamilton IV dies at 77; brought country music to international audience
    George Hamilton IV, 77, a Grand Ole Opry member who was one of country music's first international ambassadors, died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital after a heart attack, the Opry announced. Hamilton had been an Opry member since 1960, when he made...

    Armin G. Wolle lived for charity, family

    In more than 40 years as a plant manager in the food-and-beverage industry, few men balanced their family and work lives as well as Armin Georg Wolle. "All of the people we grew up playing with were co-workers' kids," recalls daughter Christine Wolle...

    Ted Flicker dies at 84; writer, director co-created 'Barney Miller'

    Ted Flicker dies at 84; writer, director co-created 'Barney Miller'
    Ted Flicker, who co-created the hit TV series "Barney Miller" and directed the cult-favorite political film satire "The President's Analyst," died Saturday at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 84. The cause was coronary artery disease, said his wife,...