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  • Dorothy Cheney dies at 98; won more than 390 national tennis titles

    Dorothy Cheney dies at 98; won more than 390 national tennis titles
    Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, who was the first American woman tennis player to win the Australian Open and went on to a prolific career on the senior circuit, has died. She was 98. Cheney died Sunday at an assisted living facility in Escondido after a...
  • Elaine L. Thorpe, church organist

    Elaine L. Thorpe, church organist
    Elaine L. Thorpe, a longtime church organist and choir director at Dundalk United Methodist Church, died Oct. 16 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was 87. The daughter of Henry Rudolph Pfeiffer, a...
  • Howard L. Smith Sr., teacher

    Howard L. Smith Sr., teacher
    Howard L. Smith Sr., a retired Baltimore County public schools science teacher who was a Korean War veteran, died Saturday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from a stroke. He was 83. The son of Charles Smith, a Baltimore & Ohio...
  • Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board

    Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board
    Nancy Teeters, who in 1978 became the first woman on the Federal Reserve board of governors, then continued to stand out by opposing Fed Chairman Paul Volcker's anti-inflation campaign, has died. She was 84. Teeters died Nov. 17 at an assisted living...
  • Melissa Aiello, CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida, dies at 60

    Melissa Aiello, CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida, dies at 60
    Melissa "Missy" Aiello spent most of her life teaching grade schoolers about income and expenses and how to run a business. As the CEO and president of Junior Achievement of South Florida, she treated the students like they were adults. "She was on...
  • Allan Kornblum dies at 65; founder of Coffee House Press

    Allan Kornblum, who founded Toothpaste Press in 1973 in Iowa City, and reinvented it as Coffee House Press after moving to Minneapolis in 1984, died on Sunday of complications from leukemia. He was 65. First diagnosed in 2006, Kornblum continued to run...
  • Viktor Tikhonov dies at 84; Soviet coach who lost in 'Miracle on Ice'

    Viktor Tikhonov, the stern hockey coach who led the Soviet Union's "Big Red Machine" to three Olympic gold medals and eight world championships but was on the losing side when Herb Brooks' American college kids pulled off the "Miracle on Ice" at the...
  • Pat Quinn dies at 71; L.A. Kings coach in mid-1980s

    Pat Quinn dies at 71; L.A. Kings coach in mid-1980s
    When Pat Quinn left Philadelphia to coach the Kings for the 1984-85 National Hockey League season, he brought along his law school books and squeezed in enough study time to complete his degree at the University of San Diego. That legal knowledge proved...
  • Marion Barry dies at 78; Washington, D.C., mayor, civil rights leader

    Marion Barry was a polarizing figure in a polarized town, a mayor so charismatic he was reelected even after an FBI videotape showed him smoking crack. Barry may have been best known outside Washington for the 1990 drug sting that sent him to prison for...
  • Marion Barry dies at 78: 'I may not be perfect, but I'm perfect for Washington'

    Marion Barry dies at 78: 'I may not be perfect, but I'm perfect for Washington'
    At Marion Barry's turkey giveaway two years ago in southeast Washington, D.C., a holiday controversy came to the forefront.  Who was paying for the 2,000-plus turkeys Barry was doling out to his constituents in Ward 8?  "I'm not ever telling," Barry...
  • Nicholas Hardgrove, popular youth baseball and soccer coach, dies

    Nicholas Hardgrove, popular youth baseball and soccer coach, dies
    Nicholas Hardgrove was a successful attorney, real estate developer and builder, but to many he will be best remembered for his concern for others and his positive outlook, traits that were hallmarks of his work as a volunteer soccer and baseball coach....