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  • Beverly Hall, Atlanta schools superintendent during cheating scandal, dies at 68

    ATLANTA Beverly L. Hall, the former Atlanta schools superintendent whose renown as an education reformer dissolved amid the ignominy of the nation's largest test-cheating scandal, died Monday of breast cancer. She was 68. Hall still faced criminal...
  • Bicycling advocate Alex Baum dies at 92

    Bicycling advocate Alex Baum dies at 92
    Alex Baum, a Los Angeles bicycling advocate who over decades successfully pushed for bike paths, bike lanes, and a greater consciousness of bikes as legitimate transportation in a sprawling city built around cars, has died. He was 92. Baum’s death...
  • Charmayne 'Maxee' Maxwell of Brownstone fame dies at 46

    Charmayne 'Maxee' Maxwell of Brownstone fame dies at 46
    Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell, a member of 1990s R&B trio Brownstone, died over the weekend after an accident at her Los Angeles home. She was 46. Maxwell was at her home on Friday when she fell and cut her throat on a drinking glass that...
  • Tone Grant, convicted in financial scandal, dies in prison

     Tone Grant, convicted in financial scandal, dies in prison
    Tone N. Grant was president of Refco, a commodities brokerage that collapsed in an accounting scandal in 2005 just weeks after its initial public offering. After leaving the firm in 1998, he remained a major shareholder. In 2008, Mr. Grant was convicted...
  • Oren Miller

    Oren Miller
    Oren Miller, a stay-at-home dad who created A Blogger and a Father blog, which attracted worldwide attention, and the equally successful Facebook group "Dad Bloggers," died Saturday at his Owings Mills home of cancer. He was 42. "Oren's blog was a life-...
  • 'Naty' Revuelta, who had daughter with Fidel Castro, dies

    Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a little-known insurgent, has died. She was 89. Revuelta, who first caught the eye of the young revolutionary in...
  • Dad movement champion Oren Miller has died

     Dad movement champion Oren Miller has died
    Oren Miller, the beautiful voice behind A Father and A Blogger, has died. I wrote about Miller in June, shortly after he announced he had stage 4 lung cancer, a diagnosis that prompted his sprawling and adoring community of friends to raise more than...
  • 'Naty' Revuelta, who had daughter with Fidel Castro, dies at 89

    'Naty' Revuelta, who had daughter with Fidel Castro, dies at 89
    HAVANA — Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a little-known insurgent, has died. She was 89. Revuelta, who first caught the eye of the young...
  • Ken Plante: State senator, lobbyist dies at 75

    Ken Plante: State senator, lobbyist dies at 75
    TALLAHASSEE — The often-fractious state capital paused Monday on the eve of the 2015 legislative session to mourn former state Sen. Ken Plante, who died Sunday after a three-year battle with the degenerative disease ALS. Plante, 75, represented...
  • Dwight Grell dies at 77; collector of Russian ballet memorabilia

    Dwight Grell dies at 77; collector of Russian ballet memorabilia
    In 1959, Dwight Grell saw the Bolshoi Ballet in Los Angeles and it changed his life. "I literally walked in the theater one person and walked out another," he told The Times in 1987. Grell, who was a manager at a button factory for much of his working...
  • Ed Modzelewski, fullback on Terps' undefeated team, dies at 86

    Ed Modzelewski, fullback on Terps' undefeated team, dies at 86
    Ed Modzelewski, the star fullback on Maryland's undefeated 1952 Sugar Bowl champions, died Friday of congestive heart failure at his home in West Sedona, Ariz. "Big Mo," as he was known, was 86. A powerful, punishing runner, Modzelewski led the Terps to...