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  • Former Haitian President Leslie Manigat dead at 83

    MIAMI Former Haitian President Leslie Manigat, who took power in a controversial military-organized 1988 presidential election only to be ousted 41/2 months later, would regularly ask visitors to his modest Port-au-Prince home, "Do Haitians really want...
  • Gerry Conlon, wrongfully convicted in British pub bombing, dead at 60

    Gerry Conlon, whose wrongful conviction for the 1970s bombing of a British pub committed by the Irish Republican Army raised criticism of anti-terrorism laws and inspired an award-winning film, died Saturday at the age of 60, according to the Associated...
  • Louis Zamperini, war hero chosen to lead 2015 Rose Parade, dies at 97

    Louis Zamperini -- the Olympic athlete turned World War II hero who was named grand marshal for the 2015 Rose Parade -- has died. He was 97. Zamperini, whose harrowing life story inspired the bestselling biography "Unbroken: A World War II Story of...
  • PASSINGS: Don Matheson, Alan Dixon, James Turk

    PASSINGS: Don Matheson, Alan Dixon, James Turk
    Don Matheson, 84, a veteran television actor best known for his portrayal of one of the humans stranded on a mysterious planet on the science-fiction series "Land of the Giants," died June 29 in Woodland Hills. His daughter, Michele Matheson, said he...
  • Pines man dies after crashing pickup into Davie canal

    A Pembroke Pines man died Tuesday after he drove into a canal in Davie. Peter James Anderson, 54, was alone in a white Ford pickup when he veered off the road and into a canal near Orange Drive and Southwest 61st Avenue. "We believe some type of...
  • Effie Ashe, first black woman to chair Newport News School Board, dies at 82

    Effie Ashe, first black woman to chair Newport News School Board, dies at 82
    Long-time Newport News School Board member Effie Ashe died Monday. She was 82. Ashe served on the board from 1994 to 2006 in a variety of capacities, including chairman and vice chairman. She was the first black woman to serve as chairman of the...
  • Dick Jones, actor who provided voice of Pinocchio, dies at 87

    Dick Jones, actor who provided voice of Pinocchio, dies at 87
    Actor Dick Jones, who got his most famous role in his long career when he was 10 and chosen by Walt Disney to be the voice of Pinocchio, died Monday night, according to the Los Angeles County’s coroner’s office. He was 87. Jones’...
  • Florence H. Deitz, helped found hospital

    Florence H. Deitz, helped found hospital
    Florence H. Deitz, a Randallstown community activist who was a founder in the 1960s of the old Baltimore County General Hospital, which later became Northwest Hospital, died Monday of cancer at the Fairhaven retirement community. She was 91. "Florence...
  • Jim Brosnan dies at 84; relief pitcher wrote inside look at baseball

    The relief pitcher known to his teammates as "The Professor" listened to Bartok, read Dostoevsky, sipped martinis and hauled a portable typewriter from stadium to stadium. Over nine seasons in the majors, Jim Brosnan was a curveball artist who also...
  • Michael Henry Wilson dies at 67; documentarian filmed Scorsese, Mandela

    Michael Henry Wilson dies at 67; documentarian filmed Scorsese, Mandela
    Documentary filmmaker and film historian Michael Henry Wilson, whose films and books focused on directors such as Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood, died June 26 at home in Westlake Village. He was 67. The cause was lung cancer, said his wife, Carole...
  • Mary Mahaffey: Boutique owner had a natural sense of style

     Mary Mahaffey: Boutique owner had a natural sense of style
    Mary Mahaffey had no formal training in fashion, but the longtime College Park resident had style to burn. Give her some quality clothes, some interesting patterns and a few pieces of chunky jewelry, and she'd assemble a successful outfit —...