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  • First African American woman to become LAPD lieutenant dead at 83

    First African American woman to become LAPD lieutenant dead at 83
    Marion Hellenkamp, the first black woman to reach the rank of lieutenant with the Los Angeles Police Department, has died, police officials announced Monday. She was 83. On Dec. 11, 1961, Hellenkamp, then 30, became an officer with the department....
  • Seymour H. Persky, architectural preservationist, dies at 92

    Seymour H. Persky, the colorful Chicago real estate mogul and preservationist who amassed a dazzling collection of architectural artifacts and ensured the long-term survival of a revered Gold Coast house whose authorship is ascribed to architects Louis...
  • Dr. Irwin Williger, a surgeon fascinated with needlepoint, dies at 101

    Dr. Irwin Williger, a surgeon fascinated with needlepoint, dies at 101
    Dr. Irwin Williger was in his 50s and a staff surgeon at Chicago's Weiss Memorial Hospital when, while at a wake for a friend, he noticed a woman doing needlepoint and asked her how it was done Fascinated, he took a class at a needlepoint shop. He...
  • Samuel Charters dies at 85; influential historian of blues and jazz

    Samuel Charters dies at 85; influential historian of blues and jazz
    Samuel Charters, a vital historian of American blues, folk and jazz who helped introduce a generation of music lovers to Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell and other performers, died Wednesday in Stockholm. He was 85. The cause was a bone marrow...
  • Highland, Ind., stabbing victim's ex: 'I don't understand'

    Highland, Ind., stabbing victim's ex: 'I don't understand'
    At 7 years old, Adrianna Headley already reaches just over her daddy's elbows. As she continues to grow, height is the least important of Josh Headley's traits that Nicole Kerr hopes their daughter inherits. She hopes more than anything the little...
  • Michael Brown dies at 65; co-wrote pop classic 'Walk Away Renee'

    Michael Brown dies at 65; co-wrote pop classic 'Walk Away Renee'
    Michael Brown was a 16-year-old classically trained music prodigy in New York in 1965 when he became smitten with the girlfriend of bassist Tom Finn, his band mate in the nascent rock group the Left Banke. Knowing there was nothing he could do about his...
  • Sallye J. Esterson, Realtor

    Sallye J. Esterson, Realtor
    Sallye J. Esterson, a retired Baltimore Realtor who enjoyed golfing, died of complications from dementia March 15 at the North Oaks retirement community near Owings Mills. She was 90. The daughter of Herman Josephs, a furniture store owner, and Florence...
  • Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91; stern leader built modern Singapore

    Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91; stern leader built modern Singapore
    He banned chewing gum, booted critical publications out of the country, and paid educated women to improve the gene pool by having more babies. But Lee Kuan Yew, while presiding over a government that squelched dissent and characterizing opponents as...
  • Jack W. Peltason, former president of UC system, dies at 91

    Jack W. Peltason, former president of UC system, dies at 91
    Jack W. Peltason, a constitutional scholar and a former chancellor of UC Irvine who was president of the University of California system for three years in the 1990s, died Saturday, UC Irvine announced. Peltason, 91, had Parkinson’s disease....
  • Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

    Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired worldwide for turning the city-state into one of the world's richest nations while in power for 31 years, died Monday. He was 91. Lee was admitted...
  • Reporter for NYC TV station dies after brain hemorrhage

    A veteran New York television reporter has died after suffering a brain hemorrhage after covering a story. WABC-TV says 49-year-old Lisa Colagrossi was stricken while returning to the station from a fire scene Thursday. Colagrossi was taken to a...