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  • Eddie Zolna, legendary Chicago 16-inch softball player, dies at 85

    Eddie Zolna, legendary Chicago 16-inch softball player, dies at 85
    Known as "Mr. Softball" and "Eddie the Edge," Eddie Zolna assembled, managed and pitched for championship teams that dominated Chicago's 16-inch softball scene throughout the 1960s and '70s. Mr. Zolna's team, the Bobcats, won 12 national titles by...
  • Peggy Charren dies at 86; tireless advocate for quality children's TV

    Critics of Peggy Charren, a tireless activist for quality children's television, accused her of hating TV. But Charren, who founded the highly influential Action for Children's Television in 1968 to combat "wall-to-wall monster cartoons," said it was...
  • Tommy Mason dies at 75; NFL running back with Vikings, Rams

    Tommy Mason dies at 75; NFL running back with Vikings, Rams
    Tommy Mason, an NFL running back who was the first draft pick in Minnesota Vikings history and later played four seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, has died. He was 75. Mason died Thursday at his home in Newport Beach, his sister-in-law, Suzanne...
  • Writer John Bayley, Iris Murdoch's widower, dies at 89

    Writer John Bayley, Iris Murdoch's widower, dies at 89
    John Bayley died Jan. 12 at age 89 in the Canary Islands, the London Telegraph reports. Bayley, a noted literary scholar, was best known for his 1998 book "Elegy for Iris" (published in Britain as "Iris: A Memoir") about his life with Iris Murdoch....
  • Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83

    Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83
    Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. He was 83. Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Chicago Cubs' first African American player on Sept. 17, 1953,...
  • Ray Nagel dies at 87; former UCLA quarterback, Rams exec

    Ray Nagel dies at 87; former UCLA quarterback, Rams exec
    Ray Nagel, a UCLA quarterback in the 1940s who became a college football coach and athletic director before a stint in the front office of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1980s, has died. He was 87. Nagel died Jan. 15 in San Antonio, according to the...
  • Rhonda Burke, teacher to hearing impaired, dies

     Rhonda Burke, teacher to hearing impaired, dies
    While walking her dog in a park near O'Hare International Airport years ago, Rhonda Burke noticed a group of girls lying on their stomachs in the grass, their heads turned sideways and their bodies still. "She stood there for a few moments, watching and...
  • King Abdullah, 90, of Saudi Arabia dies; Obama praises 'candid' leader

    As the leader of a conservative family dynasty of tremendous wealth and extraordinary power, King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud was charged with steering the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia through an unprecedented period of cultural upheaval, regional...
  • Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88; Chicano rights movement leader

     Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88; Chicano rights movement leader
    On June 5, 1967, a group of armed men, led by fiery preacher Reies Lopez Tijerina, arrived at the county courthouse in the small New Mexico community of Tierra Amarilla. They were there to free prisoners who were arrested in a land grant dispute and to...
  • Catherine A. Kunkel, homemaker

    Catherine A. Kunkel, a homemaker who enjoyed reading, died Tuesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air of complications from the flu. She was 96. The daughter of Henry Povero, a grocery store owner, and Victoria Rizotto Povero, Catherine Albene...
  • Jackie Selebi dies at 64; South Africa police chief convicted of corruption

    Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64. Selebi died Friday in a Pretoria hospital after being in an induced...