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  • Tony Verna, television producer and director who invented instant replay 51 years ago, dies

    Tony Verna, a television director and producer who invented instant replay for live sports games 51 years ago, has died. He was 81. Verna died Sunday at his Palm Desert home after battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, his daughter Tracy Soiseth said....
  • Robert E. White, diplomat who cited Salvadoran atrocities, dies at 88

     Robert E. White, diplomat who cited Salvadoran atrocities, dies at 88
    His was one of the first and most credible voices to criticize human-rights atrocities by a Salvadoran regime that the U.S. was backing. And it cost him his career as an American diplomat. Robert E. White, a former ambassador who became an outspoken...
  • Canadian actor-writer Don Harron, who appeared on "Hee Haw," dies at age 90

    Don Harron, who entertained TV audiences in Canada and the U.S. with his comic alter ego Charlie Farquharson and helped bring the Canadian classic novel "Anne of Green Gables" to the stage, died Saturday. He was 90. Harron's eldest daughter Martha said...
  • Thomas J. Todd, science teacher, coach and track official, dies

    Thomas J. Todd was a high school cross-country and track coach in the western suburbs who went on to work as an official at Illinois High School Association track meets. Mr. Todd, 61, died of complications from lymphoma on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Rush...
  • Stuart Loory dies at 82; L.A. Times journalist helped build CNN

    Journalist Stuart Loory, who covered the White House in the 1960s and '70s for the Los Angeles Times and helped build CNN, died Friday at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 82. The cause of death was lung cancer, said his son Joshua. Loory, who...
  • Ben Ammi Ben-Israel dies at 75; a leader of Black Hebrew movement

    Ben Ammi Ben-Israel dies at 75; a leader of Black Hebrew movement
    When the vision came to him in 1966, Ben Carter thought that the angel "did not have the right address." But the high school dropout from Chicago's South Side ultimately heeded the divine directive that told him it was time "for Africans in America ... to...
  • Dr. Elizabeth Chen, Chinese immigrant delivered thousands of babies, dies

    Dr. Elizabeth Chen left China in 1948 to escape communism and pursue a career in medicine in the United States. With a medical diploma from a Chinese university, Dr. Chen eventually settled in Chicago, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. She...
  • Samuel Goldwyn Jr. dies at 88; son of legendary Hollywood studio mogul

    Samuel Goldwyn Jr. grew up with Hollywood royalty. Charlie Chaplin, Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable and George Cukor were among the many luminaries who would come to his parents' palatial home for parties or tennis. But even as a boy, Sam Jr. knew that...
  • Dottie Thomas dies at 92; helped establish bone-marrow transplants

    Working as a close research partner with her husband medical pioneer and Nobel Prize winner Dr. E. Donnall Thomas Dorothy "Dottie" Thomas helped establish bone-marrow transplants as a standard and successful treatment for many formerly incurable blood...
  • Joe Schneider, survivor of destroyer loss in World War II, dies

    Joe Schneider, survivor of destroyer loss in World War II, dies
    Joe Schneider, a Tamarac retiree who was among the survivors of the destroyer USS Longshaw when it was shelled off the coast of Okinawa in 1945, and who later helped organize a Navy reunion to help veterans heal from the trauma of war, died Wednesday at...
  • Roy Tarpley dies at 50; troubled star center of Dallas Mavericks

    Roy Tarpley, the former Dallas Mavericks star center whose NBA career was cut short by drug abuse, has died. He was 50. Tarpley died Friday afternoon at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, according to a Tarrant County medical examiner's report....