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  • John W. Baldwin

    John W. Baldwin, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins University history professor and author whose specialty was medieval France, died of pneumonia Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 85. "He was an expert on the French monarchy, and...
  • Bob Simon dies at 73; '60 Minutes' correspondent for CBS

    Bob Simon dies at 73; '60 Minutes' correspondent for CBS
    When veteran CBS correspondent Bob Simon and his three-member crew disappeared at the start of the Persian Gulf War in 1991, the network tried frantically to locate them — but prepared a video obituary, just in case. "No one who knew Bob Simon...
  • New York Times media columnist David Carr dead at 58

    New York Times media columnist David Carr dead at 58
    David Carr, a New York Times reporter and columnist, died Thursday, the newspaper reported. He was 58. According to the newspaper, Carr was found collapsed in the Times newsroom and was taken to a Manhattan hospital, where he was pronounced dead. In a...
  • Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian dies

    Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian dies
    LAS VEGAS -- He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and...
  • Bob Simon of '60 Minutes' killed in car crash in New York

    Bob Simon of '60 Minutes' killed in car crash in New York
    Bob Simon, a longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent, was killed in a car accident in New York on Wednesday evening, police have confirmed. He was 73. Simon was a passenger in a Lincoln Town Car when it hit the driver's side of a Mercedes Benz that was...
  • Marilyn Rudd Wright, sixth-grade teacher in south suburbs, dies at 86

    Marilyn Rudd Wright, who taught sixth graders at schools in Park Forest and Matteson for 27 years, was known for challenging her pupils to get the best out of them, former students said. "She wanted critical thinking, and she held us to very high...
  • Memorial service for ex-Times film critic Charles Champlin is set

    A memorial service for former Los Angeles Times film critic and arts editor Charles Champlin will be held March 7 at 11 a.m. at the Directors Guild Theater, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Champlin died in November at 88.
  • Anne Moody, sat stoically at violent Woolworth's sit-in, dies at 74

    Anne Moody, sat stoically at violent Woolworth's sit-in, dies at 74
    Anne Moody, whose memoir "Coming of Age in Mississippi" gave a wrenching account of growing up poor in the segregated South and facing violence as a civil rights activist, has died. She was 74. Moody died Thursday at her home in the small town Gloster,...
  • Joe Langdell dies at 100; survived Pearl Harbor attack on the Arizona

    Joe Langdell dies at 100; survived Pearl Harbor attack on the Arizona
    Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joe Langdell, nearly the last witness to one of the most devastating events in American military history — the 1941 bombing of the battleship Arizona at Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 100 and the oldest survivor of the Arizona...
  • Gary columnist, radio show host Deggans dead at 82

    Gary columnist, radio show host Deggans dead at 82
    Chuck Deggans, a veteran Gary journalist, columnist and radio show host, died Thursday at Southlake Methodist Hospital days after suffering a massive stroke. Deggans, 82, was widely known for his social and entertainment column, "Chuck Deggans' Den,"...
  • Jerry Tarkanian dies at 84; basketball coach turned UNLV into a force

     Jerry Tarkanian dies at 84; basketball coach turned UNLV into a force
    It was dictated long ago that Jerry Tarkanian would be remembered as more than a basketball coach who won a lot of games. He was collegiate sport's champion of lost causes and hard-luck cases, an underdog fighting the alleged hypocrisies of the "Big...