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  • Calvin Peete, Winner Of 12 PGA Tour Events, Dead At 71

    Calvin Peete, Winner Of 12 PGA Tour Events, Dead At 71
    ATLANTA — Calvin Peete, the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died Wednesday morning. He was 71. The PGA Tour did not have a cause of death. Murray Brothers Funeral Home confirmed it was handling the...
  • 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...
  • Suzanne Crough Condray dies at 52; member of TV's 'Partridge Family'

    Suzanne Crough Condray, who played the youngest daughter on the hit 1970s show "The Partridge Family," was found dead Monday night at her home in Laughlin, Nev. She was 52. Her death was confirmed by her husband, William Condray. Las Vegas police said...
  • Glen Burnie's unofficial first lady dies

    Glen Burnie's unofficial first lady dies
    If Glen Burnie had a first lady, it would have been Muriel Carter. Carter, who died Sunday at age 87, was a quiet trailblazer, community leader and mentor to elected officials and other community leaders. She was one of the first women to join the...
  • Bernard Stollman dies at 85; founded avant-garde record label ESP-Disk

    Bernard Stollman dies at 85; founded avant-garde record label ESP-Disk
    Bernard Stollman, the founder of ESP-Disk, a persistently independent record company that chronicled a full range of the challenging, inventive music of the 1960s, has died. He was 85. The cause of his April 20 death in Great Barrington, Mass., was...
  • Ken Larsen, ran Waukegan marine operation, dies at 78

     Ken Larsen, ran Waukegan marine operation, dies at 78
    Ken Larsen grew up working in his family's boatyard at Waukegan Harbor, where as a teenager he and his brother would hop aboard a tugboat and guide big ships in and out of the harbor. "There were ships filled with coal that was delivered to a plant near...
  • 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...
  • Wladyslaw Bartoszewski dies at 93; Polish resistance fighter, diplomat

    Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, a former Auschwitz prisoner and member of Poland's World War II underground resistance who helped save Jews and later served twice as the country's foreign minister, died Friday in Warsaw. He was 93. "A great Pole has left us,"...
  • Wrestling legend Verne Gagne dies at 89

    Wrestling legend Verne Gagne dies at 89
    Verne Gagne, one of professional wrestling's most celebrated performers and promoters, has died. He was 89. Gagne died Monday at his daughter's home in the Twin Cities area, according to longtime friend Gene Okerlund, a pro wrestling announcer who was...
  • Fernando Vazquez dies at 59; L.A. architect behind USC's Galen Center

    Fernando Vazquez dies at 59; L.A. architect behind USC's Galen Center
    Fernando Vazquez, a Los Angeles architect who designed such massive sports venues as the San Francisco 49ers' new $1.2-billion stadium but also applied his characteristic flair to neighborhood recreation centers and bike facilities, has died. He was 59....
  • 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,...