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  • Gough Whitlam dies at 98; Australian prime minister was a reformist

    Gough Whitlam dies at 98; Australian prime minister was a reformist
    Gough Whitlam swept to political power in Australia in 1972 under a slogan, "it's time," that seemed to sum up everything that was stale and old-fashioned about an inward-looking, parochial nation. He was swept out less than three years later on Nov. 11,...
  • Oscar de la Renta dies at 82; fashion designer dressed stars, first ladies

    Oscar de la Renta dies at 82; fashion designer dressed stars, first ladies
    Oscar de la Renta, a fashion designer whose gowns have been a staple at red-carpet events, died Monday at 82, a spokesman for his wife confirmed. In addition to his evening gowns, De la Renta's work included women's wear and perfume lines. Nearly...
  • Richard 'Dick' Perry dies at 85; former USC athletic director

    Richard 'Dick' Perry dies at 85; former USC athletic director
    Richard "Dick" Perry, who was USC's athletic director for nine years from 1975 to 1984, died Sunday in Riverside of a stroke and heart attack, the university announced Monday afternoon. He was 85. The Trojans won 20 national team championships during...
  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

    (Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the...
  • Oscar de la Renta dies at 82; fashion designer behind red-carpet icons

    Oscar de la Renta, the Dominican-born fashion designer who spent more than 50 years dressing royalty, Hollywood celebrities and U.S. first ladies from Jacqueline Kennedy to Hillary Clinton, died Monday. He was 82. A spokesman for his wife, Annette de la...
  • Peter Daland dies at 93; coach of swimming champions at USC, Olympics

    Peter Daland dies at 93; coach of swimming champions at USC, Olympics
    Peter Daland, who started his career at USC as a part-time swim coach with a desk in a mimeograph room and rose to become one of the most celebrated names in both collegiate and Olympic swimming, died Monday in Thousand Oaks. He was 93. Daland had...
  • Paul Craft dies at 76; songwriter of 'Dropkick Me, Jesus,' other hits

    Paul Craft, a country music songwriter who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame this month, has died in Tennessee. He was 76. Craft, who had been in declining health, died Saturday at the Nashville hospital where he had been admitted...
  • Gough Whitlam dies at 98; pivotal Australian prime minister

    Gough Whitlam dies at 98; pivotal Australian prime minister
    Edward Gough Whitlam, who shook up Australian politics and served as prime minister in the 1970s, has died at 98, the current prime minister’s office confirmed. Known as Gough Whitlam, he led his reformist Labor Party into power in the 1972...
  • Capt. Levin F. 'Buddy' Harrison III dies at age 80

    Capt. Levin F. 'Buddy' Harrison III dies at age 80
    Capt. Levin F. "Buddy" Harrison III, the legendary Chesapeake Bay charter boat captain and owner of Harrison's Chesapeake House who called himself the "Boss Hogg of Tilghman island," died Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of cancer....
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  • Timothy R. Wright, Beth Steel supervisor

    Timothy R. Wright, Beth Steel supervisor
    Timothy R. Wright, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. supervisor and Army veteran, died Oct. 5 at his Lochearn home of undetermined causes. He was 96. The son of Willie Wright and Eliza Wright, Timothy Roosevelt Wright was born in Elizabethtown, N.C.,...