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  • Elizabeth Peña dies at 55; actress in 'The Incredibles,' 'La Bamba'

    Elizabeth Peña, the husky-voiced, Cuban American character actress who brought grit and sensuality to her portrayals, including her breakout role as a revolution-minded maid in the Paul Mazursky satire "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" and a battered wife...
  • Poet Galway Kinnell, winner of Pulitzer Prize, dies at 87

    Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died. He was 87. Kinnell died of leukemia Tuesday at...
  • Clarence Hodges: Founding member of prison ministry

     Clarence Hodges: Founding member of prison ministry
    Clarence Hodges never imagined the small prison ministry he started in 1976 at the Union Correctional Institution with eight friends would expand to nine countries and 35 states. "They just didn't think what they started doing would become this...
  • Fred Branfman dies at 72; exposed U.S. bombing of Laos

    In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him. They told Branfman that...
  • Ian Fraser dies; Emmy-winning conductor, arranger and composer

    Emmy-winning music conductor, arranger and composer Ian Fraser, who worked extensively with Julie Andrews and oversaw a famed Bing Crosby/David Bowie holiday duet, died at home in Los Angeles on Friday. He was 81. The cause was cancer, said his...
  • Charles Hostler dies at 94; OSS agent who worked with French resistance

    Charles Hostler dies at 94; OSS agent who worked with French resistance
    For his World War II service as an intelligence officer in Nazi-occupied France, Charles Hostler received a Legion of Merit award from the U.S. and a French Legion of Honor. He also got something else: a scar on his forehead from the butt of a meat ax...
  • Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens died of a heart attack, his representatives say

    Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens died of a heart attack, his representatives say
    Keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, who was found dead in his hotel room on Tuesday, died from a heart attack, according to his representatives. “The coroner has determined that Ikey Owens died from a heart attack the morning of Oct. 14 at...
  • David Greenglass dies at 92; '40s A-bomb spy who betrayed his sister

    David Greenglass knew how history would remember him. He was "the spy that turned his family in." His confession was key to the government's case against Ethel Rosenberg — Greenglass' sister — and her husband, Julius, who were executed in...
  • H. Gary Morse, powerful developer of The Villages, dies at 77

    H. Gary Morse, powerful developer of The Villages, dies at 77
    A radio announcer Thursday dispensed with the usual small talk between oldies songs blasting through loudspeakers at The Villages retirement megacommunity. Instead, she took a few moments to mourn the death of a "visionary man," saying the family of H....
  • William Coffman Jr.: Former educator loved family, church, Dew

    William Coffman Jr.: Former educator loved family, church, Dew
    For William Coffman, his love for Mountain Dew was rivaled only by his love for his large, tight-knit family and the work he did for his church. Although his family had already given away several of the cans Coffman had at his Kissimmee home, there were...
  • Thomas J. Turner, paraplegic fought for accessibility for the disabled to sports venues and buses

    Thomas J. Turner, paraplegic fought for accessibility for the disabled to sports venues and buses
    Thomas J. Turner, a paraplegic who brought the issue of accessibility to the public's attention after being deemed a "fire hazard" for blocking a ramp at the old Memorial Stadium, died Sunday at his Ruxton home of heart failure. He was 57. "I like to...