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  • Federal judge who issued Kentucky gay marriage rulings dies

    A federal judge whose ruling striking down Kentucky's ban on gay marriage led to an appeal heard this week in the U.S. Supreme Court died Wednesday. He was 66. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II died at home in Louisville surrounded by family after...
  • Golf legend Calvin Peete dies at 71

    Golf legend Calvin Peete dies at 71
    ATLANTA — Calvin Peete, who taught himself how to play golf at 24 and became the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died Wednesday morning, the PGA Tour said. He was 71. The tour did not have a cause of...
  • Jack Ely dies at 71; vocalist on the Kingsmen's 'Louie Louie'

    Jack Ely dies at 71; vocalist on the Kingsmen's 'Louie Louie'
    When he stood on his toes, leaned his head back and began to incoherently shout "Louie Louie" into a microphone 52 years ago, Jack Ely had no idea he was creating a rock `n' roll classic. The 1963 record was supposed to be a demo for the band he...
  • Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch dies in Parkland

    Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch dies in Parkland
    PARKLAND — Jean Nidetch, a New York housewife who tackled her own obesity problem, then shared her guiding principles with others in meetings that became known as Weight Watchers, the most widely known company of its kind, died Wednesday. She was...
  • Gerard L. Callanan, lawyer

    Gerard J. Callanan, a retired insurance company lawyer who was active in several Irish cultural organizations, died Monday at Keswick Multi-Care Center of complications of dementia. He was 76. The son of Michael J. Callanan, a Revere Copper & Brass Co....
  • Norman Nie, political scientist and entrepreneur, dies at 72

     Norman Nie, political scientist and entrepreneur, dies at 72
    Norman H. Nie, who taught for many years at the University of Chicago, was an award-winning researcher on U.S. political behavior and public opinion whose creation of a software package to help him analyze data turned into a billion-dollar business that...
  • Dr. Saul Zigel

    Dr. Saul Zigel
    Dr. Saul Zigel, former chief of radiology at Northwest Hospital and an expert chess player, died Friday at his Pikesville home of renal failure. He was 91. "He was a very good radiologist and was very well liked by the staff and administration at the...
  • Former girls basketball coach remembered as 'fearless leader'

    Former girls basketball coach remembered as 'fearless leader'
    Sandy Todd usually did not wear the look of a hard-nosed, grind-it-out girls basketball coach during her career at Rich South and Homewood-Flossmoor high schools. It was usually a nice-looking, sparkly dress. But when the ball went up for the opening...
  • Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch dies at 91

    Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch dies at 91
    Jean Nidetch, a New York housewife who tackled her own obesity problem, then shared her guiding principles with others in meetings that became known as Weight Watchers, the most widely known company of its kind, died Wednesday. She was 91. She died at...
  • Don Mankiewicz dies at 93; novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter

    Don Mankiewicz dies at 93; novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter
    Don M. Mankiewicz, a novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter who grew up in a fabled Hollywood family and went on to create TV's "Ironside" and "Marcus Welby, M.D." has died at his home in Monrovia. He was 93. Mankiewicz's death Saturday was caused by...
  • William A. White II, police officer

    William A. White II, police officer
    William A. White II, a retired Baltimore County police officer and avid outdoorsman, died of a heart attack Wednesday at a friend's home in Raeford, N.C. He was 68. The son of William A. White Sr., a Bethlehem Steel worker, and Mary White, a homemaker,...