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  • Ed Joyce dies at 81; former CBS News president tangled with Dan Rather

    Ed Joyce dies at 81; former CBS News president tangled with Dan Rather
    Ed Joyce, a former president of CBS News whose brief, turbulent tenure in the 1980s was marked by threatened corporate takeovers and settlement of a damaging libel lawsuit from Gen. William Westmoreland, has died. He was 81. His death Saturday at his...
  • Warren Bennis dies at 89; USC professor was expert on leadership

    Warren Bennis dies at 89; USC professor was expert on leadership
    Long before Warren Bennis became a world-renowned expert on leadership and a much-honored USC business professor, he was an infantry officer during World War II in Europe, where he started to hone his ideas about leadership being most effective when it...
  • PASSINGS: Edmund Szoka, Arlene Martel, Brian Hutton, Peter McAlevey

    Edmund Szoka Former archbishop of Detroit Edmund Szoka, 86, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, died of natural causes Wednesday at a hospital in Novi, Mich.,...
  • Edgar H. German Jr., electrical engineer

    Edgar H. German Jr., electrical engineer
    Edgar H. German Jr., an electrical engineer who founded GT-Tech Inc., died Friday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries suffered in an Aug.1 automobile accident in Reisterstown. He was 82. The son of Edgar H. German Sr., director of public...
  • Deborah Sussman dies at 83; L.A. designer known for bold use of color

    Deborah Sussman dies at 83; L.A. designer known for bold use of color
    Designer Deborah Sussman, whose bold color choices for thousands of 1984 Olympics signs, gateways, pylons, uniforms and venue exteriors were at first controversial but came to define the look of the event in Los Angeles, died at home Tuesday in West Los...
  • Dorothy Salisbury Davis dies at 98; brought strong women to mysteries

    Dorothy Salisbury Davis, who gained distinction as a "grand master" of mystery writing with tautly spun novels and short stories that portrayed women as strong, complex characters instead of the more usual helpless damsels and femmes fatale, died Aug. 3...
  • British director, 'Jurassic Park' actor Richard Attenborough dead at 90

    British director, 'Jurassic Park' actor Richard Attenborough dead at 90
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Richard Attenborough, who was honored for his helming and production of the 1982 Oscar best picture "Gandhi" but was best known to American audiences for his role in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" and its first sequel as...
  • Julia Ann Hassett, 1959-2014, professor at Oakton Community College

     Julia Ann Hassett, 1959-2014, professor at Oakton Community College
    Julia Ann Hassett was a professor and department chair in the mathematics and computer science department at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines for 15 years. "She was really intellectually brilliant and yet in a personal way very deep and soulful,"...
  • Victoria F. Gelfman, Howard prosecutor, dies

    Victoria F. Gelfman, Howard prosecutor, dies
    Victoria F. "Vickie" Gelfman, a prosecutor in the Howard County state's attorney's office whose blog posts about her struggle with acute myeloid leukemia served as an inspiration to others, died Friday of the disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The...
  • Earl Calloway, 1926-2014, Chicago Defender's longtime arts columnist

     Earl Calloway, 1926-2014, Chicago Defender's longtime arts columnist
    Earl Calloway, a talented singer who performed in operas across the country, reported on fine arts for the Chicago Defender newspaper for nearly 50 years. "He was a great promoter of the arts, and he was a brilliant writer and interpreter of cultural...
  • Charles Keating, actor who played soap opera villain, dies at 72

    Charles Keating, actor who played soap opera villain, dies at 72
    Charles Keating, a Shakespearean actor who injected passages from the Bard into his portrayal of the villainous Carl Hutchins on the soap opera "Another World," has died at his home in Weston, Conn. He was 72. Keating's death from cancer on Friday was...