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  • Judy Baar Topinka remembered for political style

    Judy Baar Topinka remembered for political style
    In an era of politicians who are wedded to the party line, coiffed and packaged to sell to voters, colorful and outspoken Judy Baar Topinka spent three-and-a-half decades thinking, acting and speaking outside the box. She castigated opponents in her own...
  • Dollree Mapp dies at 91; center of Supreme Court search, seizure case

    Dollree Mapp, a woman who stood up to police trying to search her Ohio home in 1957 and ultimately won a landmark Supreme Court decision on searches and seizures, has died. Mapp died Oct. 31 in Conyers, Ga. A relative and caretaker, Carolyn Mapp,...
  • Ken Weatherwax dies at 59; actor was Pugsley on 'The Addams Family'

    Ken Weatherwax, a former child actor who as bizarre little Pugsley on TV's "The Addams Family" played in a graveyard and had great fun with toy guillotines, has died. He was 59. Weatherwax, who later said he couldn't find other roles because he was...
  • Donald N. Brooks, active church member

    Donald N. Brooks, a longtime active member of Arlington Baptist Church, where he had served as dean of its Bible college for decades, died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at Loch Raven Veterans Administration Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was 87....
  • Mary Ann Mobley, actress and Miss America 1959, dies at 77

    Mary Ann Mobley, who stepped into the spotlight as the first Miss Mississippi to become Miss America and later hit the silver screen opposite Elvis Presley, has died. She was 77. She died Tuesday morning at her Beverly Hills home from complications of...
  • 'The Addams Family' star Ken Weatherwax dead at 59

    'The Addams Family' star Ken Weatherwax dead at 59
    Ken Weatherwax, who played the original Pugsley Addams on “The Addams Family” television show, died of an apparent heart attack Sunday, according to his nephew, Beau Vieira. He was 59. Weatherwax died in his home in the West Hills, Vieira...
  • Ann H. McLain, 'first lady of Washington College'

    Ann H. McLain, 'first lady of Washington College'
    Ann H. McLain, a longtime active resident of Chestertown who was also known as the "first lady of Washington College," died Wednesday at the Heron Point retirement community of heart failure. She was 94. "She was a wonderful, gracious lady who had...
  • Lark Galloway-Gilliam, South L.A. community activist, dies at 61

    Lark Galloway-Gilliam, South L.A. community activist, dies at 61
    Lark Galloway-Gilliam, a longtime community advocate who waged successful campaigns to improve health and environmental quality in South Los Angeles by taking on big oil companies, preserving trees and expanding dining options, has died. She was 61....
  • John E. Kuhn, accountant

    John E. Kuhn, accountant
    John E. Kuhn, a certified public accountant whose career spanned more than four decades, died Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice of complications from dementia. He was 78. The son of Dr. John James Kuhn, a physician, and Frances Earley Kuhn, a homemaker,...
  • Wayne Fickinger, J. Walter Thompson advertising executive, dies at 88

     Wayne Fickinger, J. Walter Thompson advertising executive, dies at 88
    Wayne J. Fickinger was a top executive at J. Walter Thompson in Chicago at a time the advertising agency created memorable campaigns for brands like 7UP, Oscar Mayer and Sears. During his 18-years at J. Walter Thompson, Mr. Fickinger rose to become...
  • Former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley dies

    Former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley dies
    Actress and former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley died Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif., after a second battle with breast cancer, television station WTOK in Meridian, Miss., reported Tuesday evening. Mobley represented Mississippi at the Miss...