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  • Allan Kornblum dies at 65; founder of Coffee House Press

    Allan Kornblum, who founded Toothpaste Press in 1973 in Iowa City, and reinvented it as Coffee House Press after moving to Minneapolis in 1984, died on Sunday of complications from leukemia. He was 65. First diagnosed in 2006, Kornblum continued to run...
  • L. Stephen Coles dies at 73; studied extreme aging in humans

     L. Stephen Coles dies at 73; studied extreme aging in humans
     L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians — the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more — has died. He was 73. Coles, a physician who started his medical career delivering babies but was a...
  • Dorothy LeF. Cadigan, consignment shop owner

    Dorothy LeF. Cadigan, consignment shop owner
    Dorothy LeF. Cadigan, the former owner of a Rodgers Forge consignment shop who was a longtime volunteer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from pulmonary hypertension. The longtime...
  • Carl W. "Bill" Benz, analyst

    Carl W. "Bill" Benz, analyst
    Carl W. "Bill" Benz, a retired health care analyst and outdoorsman, died Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of complications from cancer chemotherapy. He was 78. Carl William Benz was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Linesville, Pa.,...
  • Dr. Norman Highstein, dentist

    Dr. Norman Highstein, dentist
    Dr. Norman Highstein, a retired dentist and former partner in McDonogh Dental Associates who was also an accomplished horticulturist, died of renal cancer Nov. 2 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88. "Norman was loved by everybody. Just this...
  • Don Paul dies at 89; helped L.A. Rams to NFL championship

    Don Paul dies at 89; helped L.A. Rams to NFL championship
    Don Paul, a fierce football player for UCLA in the 1940s who went on to help the Los Angeles Rams win an NFL championship, has died. He was 89. Paul died of respiratory failure Nov. 8 in Woodland Hills after an extended illness, his family announced....
  • Richard Eder dies at 82; won a Pulitzer as L.A. Times book reviewer

    Richard Eder, a foreign correspondent who made the unusual transition to arts critic and was awarded a 1987 Pulitzer Prize for his Los Angeles Times book reviews, died Friday at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was 82. The cause was pneumonia, a...
  • Marion Barry dies at 78; Washington, D.C., mayor, civil rights leader

    Marion Barry was a polarizing figure in a polarized town, a mayor so charismatic he was reelected even after an FBI videotape showed him smoking crack. Barry may have been best known outside Washington for the 1990 drug sting that sent him to prison for...
  • Marion Barry dies at 78: 'I may not be perfect, but I'm perfect for Washington'

    Marion Barry dies at 78: 'I may not be perfect, but I'm perfect for Washington'
    At Marion Barry's turkey giveaway two years ago in southeast Washington, D.C., a holiday controversy came to the forefront.  Who was paying for the 2,000-plus turkeys Barry was doling out to his constituents in Ward 8?  "I'm not ever telling," Barry...
  • Thomas Durkin, accountant with prominent sons, dies at 84

    Thomas Durkin, accountant with prominent sons, dies at 84
    Thomas Durkin spent 40 years working as an accountant, rising up to become the national managing partner of a large accounting firm. Five of his eight sons became attorneys, among them state Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Westchester, the House minority leader, and...
  • Nicholas Hardgrove, popular youth baseball and soccer coach, dies

    Nicholas Hardgrove, popular youth baseball and soccer coach, dies
    Nicholas Hardgrove was a successful attorney, real estate developer and builder, but to many he will be best remembered for his concern for others and his positive outlook, traits that were hallmarks of his work as a volunteer soccer and baseball coach....