| Aug 9, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Charnie L. "Les" Kinion Jr., a city firefighter who founded the Baltimore Road Runners Club and the Maryland Marathon, died July 23 of a heart attack in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 78.
"The Maryland Marathon was Les' baby. He did a lot of the work and knew how...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Robin Williams, a comic and sitcom star in the 1970s who became an Oscar-winning dramatic actor, died Monday at 63 in Marin County. The Marin County Sheriff's Office said he appears to have committed suicide.
The news of the beloved actor’s...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:04 PM
June Krauser, who wrote the rules for masters swimming competitions in their infancy in the 1970s and set more than 200 records while making a name for herself as the "Mother of Masters Swimming," died Aug. 2 in Pompano Beach, Fla. She was 88 and had...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 10:53 PM
When Robin Williams graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County, his classmates couldn't help themselves: They voted him both "most humorous" and "least likely to succeed."
He topped them.
Williams became one of the world's most successful...
| Aug 12, 2014
Founder of famed Paris ice cream shop
Raymond Berthillon, 90, the founder of the celebrated Paris ice cream parlor that bears his name, died Saturday, the company announced on its website.
With lines of tourists down the street...
| Aug 5, 2014
During a spring 2000 campaign stop in Hilton Head, S.C., by George W. Bush, a reporter was asked by Gene Callahan to find out whether the Republican presidential contender remembered him from their baseball management days.
"Gene-O was there?" Bush said...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Artist David Weidman worked on "Mr. Magoo," "Gerald McBoing-Boing" and other animated cartoons in the 1950s and 1960s, but he was mostly a flop as a commercial artist. The thousands of silk-screen prints he made, by hand, hardly sold, even though some...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Three U.S. surgeons general have played the biggest roles in alerting the public to the dangers of tobacco.
In 1964, Dr. Luther Terry issued the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, irrefutably linking smoking with lung disease and...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Victor Neil Richardson IV, known as "Buckshot" to his motorcycle friends, died doing what he loved.
Richardson, 26, died Saturday when his motorcycle crashed a few houses away from his east Orange County home. A third-generation motorcycle enthusiast,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Liz Breck was a determined long-distance runner and fitness fanatic whose magnetic personality inspired others to get into shape and to keep a positive outlook on life.
Even when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she hardly missed a step.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Actress Marilyn Burns, who starred in the 1970s film "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" and TV movie "Helter Skelter," died Tuesday. She was 65.
Burns' manager said Wednesday that she died at her Houston-area home and that the cause of her death remains...