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  • Mandy Rice-Davies dies at 70; key figure in British political scandal

    Mandy Rice-Davies, whose cheeky testimony enlivened a sex scandal trial that rocked Britain's government and aristocracy in the 1960s, died Thursday. She was 70. The cause was cancer, according to a statement from her London publicist, the Hackford...
  • Philip L. Ober, farmer and cattleman

    Philip L. Ober, farmer and cattleman
    Philip L. Ober, a farmer and cattleman, died Monday at his Jarrettsville home of a brain tumor. He was 62. The son of Frank B. Ober Jr., a farmer, and Alice Parker Ober, an educator, Philip Livingston Ober was born in Baltimore and raised at Hope Hollow...
  • Connie Curran, nurse and health care executive, dies

     Connie Curran, nurse and health care executive, dies
    Connie R. Curran started out as a nurse before moving into consulting and executive positions during a career focused on health care and education. "Connie was such a strong voice for nursing and for board governance," said Daniel Hamburger, president...
  • Ernie Terrell dies at 75; boxer lost title to Muhammad Ali in 1967

    Ernie Terrell dies at 75; boxer lost title to Muhammad Ali in 1967
    Ernie Terrell, whose brief reign as heavyweight champion ended with a punishing loss to Muhammad Ali in a 1967 grudge match, died Tuesday in Chicago of complications from Alzheimer's disease, his family said. He was 75. The son of Mississippi...
  • Harold Schulweis dies at 89; influential rabbi stressed deed over ritual

    Harold Schulweis dies at 89; influential rabbi stressed deed over ritual
    Uri Herscher remembers the day 55 years ago when he heard the rabbi at an Oakland synagogue telling the biblical story of the binding of Isaac. Herscher, then a freshman at UC Berkeley who had gone to temple reluctantly, listened as Rabbi Harold...
  • Frederick W. Schroeter, athlete and salesman

    Frederick W. Schroeter, athlete and salesman
    Frederick W. Schroeter, a retired wholesale liquor salesman and a lifelong baseball fan, died Saturday at his Lutherville home of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 91. The son of Frederick M. Schroeter, a United Railways streetcar conductor,...
  • Maureen DiMarco dies at 66; state Cabinet's first education secretary

    Maureen DiMarco, an outspoken education activist who was appointed California's first Cabinet-level education secretary in 1990 but resigned six years later after policy disputes with Gov. Pete Wilson, died Saturday at her home in Sacramento. She was 66....
  • Billy Milligan dies at 59; first to use multiple personality defense

    Billy Milligan, an Ohio man believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59. Milligan had cancer and died Friday at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio, said his sister, Kathy. She refused to...
  • Norman Bridwell dies at 86; creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog

    Norman Bridwell dies at 86; creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog
    Norman Bridwell, a soft-spoken illustrator whose impromptu story about a girl and her puppy marked the unlikely birth of the supersized franchise Clifford the Big Red Dog, has died. He was 86. Bridwell, who lived for decades on Martha's Vineyard off...
  • Richard C. Hottelet dies at 97; last of CBS News' 'Murrow Boys'

    Richard C. Hottelet, a former longtime CBS News correspondent who was the last living member of the "Murrow Boys," the elite group of reporters who covered World War II for CBS under the legendary Edward R. Murrow, has died. He was 97. Hottelet died...
  • Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurants

    Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurants
    In 1954, fine dining and Mexican food were rarely mentioned in the same sentence in Los Angeles, except perhaps in jest. That is the year that a bartender named Larry J. Cano took over an old Polynesian restaurant in Encino with thoughts of creating a...