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  • Irwin Rose dies at 88; Nobel-winning biochemist, UC Irvine researcher

    Irwin Rose dies at 88; Nobel-winning biochemist, UC Irvine researcher
    On an October morning in 2004, a bleary-eyed UC Irvine chemistry professor checked to see who had won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. He found the names of a team of three scientists, including an American named Irwin Rose. “Wait a second,”...
  • Highland Queen Drive-in co-owner dies at 87

    Moms with young children in tow, Little Leaguers fresh off a baseball win, as well as ice cream lovers of all ages craving a scoop, sundae or shake have been coming to Highland Queen Drive-in in La Grange Highlands since the 1950s. And at the center of...
  • Helen C. Brown

    Helen C. Brown
    Helen C. Brown, who taught music in Baltimore public schools for more than 30 years and later at the Renaissance Institute, died Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice of gall bladder disease. She was 93. The daughter of William Joseph Manley Sr.,...
  • Lu Vason dies at 76; highlighted role of black cowboys

     Lu Vason dies at 76; highlighted role of black cowboys
    Lu Vason was not the Hollywood image of rodeo. He grew up in Berkeley, he didn't ride or rope, he worked for a while as a barber and beautician, he was neither lean nor mean and he was African American. But he also had an eye for opportunity and a...
  • Rosalie Lowe Loeding, a noted voice teacher, dies at 86

    Voice teacher Rosalie Lowe Loeding became a specialist in vocal problems, working with clients ranging from professional singers, broadcasters and others who depend on their voices to produce what she called on her website the "Sound that Sells." Mrs....
  • Bob Belden dies at 58; saxophonist, composer and band leader

    Bob Belden dies at 58; saxophonist, composer and band leader
    As he stood backstage at the concert hall in Tehran, Bob Belden and his band mates weren't sure what awaited them. No American musician had performed in Iran since the country's 1979 revolution. "We thought: We'll just walk in and see what happens,"...
  • Happy Rockefeller dies at 88; wife of Nelson Rockefeller

    Happy Rockefeller dies at 88; wife of Nelson Rockefeller
    "Most people can get a divorce without having the world hang on it," Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller once told a reporter. But in 1963, divorce was still a scandal. And she and her husband were not "most people." That year, she married Nelson...
  • Bruce Lundvall dies at 79; jazzman revived Blue Note Records

    Bruce Lundvall dies at 79; jazzman revived Blue Note Records
    Bruce Lundvall's youthful ambition to become a jazz musician led him first to the trumpet and the piano and then to the saxophone, each proving to be a fruitless quest. In later years, even as he soared as a recording executive, he would describe...
  • Russell A. Scott, truck driver

    Russell A. Scott, truck driver
    Russell A. Scott, a retired truck driver and Army veteran, died May 8 of esophageal cancer at his North East home. He was 56. The son of John Norman Scott and Shirley Fike Denmeyer, Russell Alan Scott was born in Wilmington, Del., and later moved with...
  • Jerome F. Esterson, photographer

    Jerome F. Esterson, photographer
    Jerome F. "Jerry" Esterson, a colorful photographer whose work entertained Baltimoreans for nearly 60 years, died May 28 at his Pikesville home of complications from an infection. He was 88. Jerome Frank Esterson, the son of Julius Esterson, a Baltimore...
  • William A. Colbert Jr., Tuskegee Airman

    William A. Colbert Jr., Tuskegee Airman
    William A. Colbert Jr., who was one of World War II's famed Tuskegee Airmen, died Monday at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 95. On May 15, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin presented Mr....