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  • Randall Stout dies at 56; architect was early champion of green design

    Randall Stout dies at 56; architect was early champion of green design
    Nature gave Los Angeles architect Randall Stout a vision. Its destruction gave him a calling. Known for buildings that curved and swooped, drawing comparisons to birds and water, Stout sought to make each of his designs "respond to its place," he once...
  • Lionel Ferbos, New Orleans' oldest jazz musician, dies at 103

    (Reuters) - Trumpeter Lionel Ferbos, New Orleans' oldest jazz musician, died on Saturday days after his 103rd birthday, local media reported. Ferbos stayed active long after reaching his century and last performed in public in March, CBS affiliate WWL-TV...
  • Richard W. 'Dick' Bourne

    Richard W. 'Dick' Bourne
    Richard W. "Dick" Bourne, a colorful longtime University of Baltimore law professor who retired earlier this year, died July 12 of pancreatic cancer at his Pylesville farm. He was 71. "He was a wonderful colleague and one of those special men who told...
  • Bernadette M. Ridenour, homemaker

    Bernadette M. Ridenour, homemaker
    Bernadette M. Ridenour, a homemaker and former stenographer, died Wednesday of dementia at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 88. The daughter of Louis and Elsie Intlekofer, German immigrant bakers, Bernadette Marie Intlekofer was born in Baltimore and...
  • Dr. Paul Fleiss dies at 80, father of 'Hollywood madam' Heidi Fleiss

    Dr. Paul Fleiss dies at 80, father of 'Hollywood madam' Heidi Fleiss
    Pediatrician Paul Fleiss, who pleaded guilty in 1995 to conspiring to hide profits made by his daughter, convicted "Hollywood madam" Heidi Fleiss, died Saturday morning at his home in Los Angeles, said his cousin, Joel Fleiss. Paul Fleiss was 80. The...
  • Louis 'Red' Klotz dies at 93; won respect as loser to Globetrotters

    In the early part of his basketball life, Louis “Red” Klotz did plenty of winning. A high school all-star in the 1930s, his team twice won the Philadelphia city title and he went on to play guard for the NBA champion Baltimore Bullets. But...
  • Martin Tahse dies at 84; TV producer of 'ABC Afterschool Specials'

    Martin Tahse dies at 84; TV producer of 'ABC Afterschool Specials'
    Martin Tahse, a stage and television producer best known for his work on "ABC Afterschool Specials" and other programs aimed at young audiences, died July 1 in a nursing home in Los Angeles. The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease, said his...
  • Johnny Winter dies at 70; dazzling blues guitarist

    Johnny Winter, a rail-thin blues guitarist known for his scorching riffs, flowing white hair and gravelly, hard-times voice, died Wednesday in Switzerland at the end of a European tour. He was 70. His death in a Zurich hotel room was confirmed by John...
  • Alice Coachman dies; first African American woman to win Olympic gold

    As the gold medal winner in the high jump at the 1948 Olympics in London, Alice Coachman came home to a celebratory welcome, including a parade in her home town of Albany, Ga. But Coachman was not permitted to speak at the ceremony. And the mayor did...
  • Elaine Stritch dies at 89; Broadway actress had blue-collar attitude

    Elaine Stritch dies at 89; Broadway actress had blue-collar attitude
    Elaine Stritch, the raspy-voiced actress whose forceful personality and salty language enlivened the New York stage for more than six decades, died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89. Her death was confirmed by her friend, Julie Keyes,...
  • Peter Marler dies at 86; bird scientist, birdsong, animal behaviorist

    When bird scientist Peter Marler and his future wife went to London's Kew Gardens for their first date, it wasn't quite a walk in the park. "We didn't get 50 yards from the gate before we sat on a bench and watched the pigeons," Judith Marler recalled....