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  • Mary Ann Mobley dies at 77; Miss America starred on TV, in films

    When William Faulkner's niece burst into his library with the news that one of her sorority sisters at the University of Mississippi had been crowned Miss America, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist paused for a moment before returning to his typewriter....
  • Steven Balourdos, Chicago restaurateur and real estate executive, dies

     Steven Balourdos, Chicago restaurateur and real estate executive, dies
    Born in Greece, Steven Balourdos was a crewman on a cargo vessel when he jumped ship to make a new home in the United States, where he eventually made his way to Chicago and success in the restaurant and real estate businesses. His business sense was...
  • Jack Keleher, judge who helped start arbitration program, dies

     Jack Keleher, judge who helped start arbitration program, dies
    Seeing a growing backlog of personal injury cases, Judge John T. "Jack" Keleher helped establish and implement the Mandatory Arbitration Program in the Circuit Court of Cook County and became its first supervisory judge in 1990. The program, in which...
  • Judy Baar Topinka remembered for political style

    Judy Baar Topinka remembered for political style
    In an era of politicians who are wedded to the party line, coiffed and packaged to sell to voters, colorful and outspoken Judy Baar Topinka spent three-and-a-half decades thinking, acting and speaking outside the box. She castigated opponents in her own...
  • Dollree Mapp dies at 91; center of Supreme Court search, seizure case

    Dollree Mapp, a woman who stood up to police trying to search her Ohio home in 1957 and ultimately won a landmark Supreme Court decision on searches and seizures, has died. Mapp died Oct. 31 in Conyers, Ga. A relative and caretaker, Carolyn Mapp,...
  • Lark Galloway-Gilliam, South L.A. community activist, dies at 61

    Lark Galloway-Gilliam, South L.A. community activist, dies at 61
    Lark Galloway-Gilliam, a longtime community advocate who waged successful campaigns to improve health and environmental quality in South Los Angeles by taking on big oil companies, preserving trees and expanding dining options, has died. She was 61....
  • Ken Weatherwax dies at 59; actor was Pugsley on 'The Addams Family'

    Ken Weatherwax, a former child actor who as bizarre little Pugsley on TV's "The Addams Family" played in a graveyard and had great fun with toy guillotines, has died. He was 59. Weatherwax, who later said he couldn't find other roles because he was...
  • Donald N. Brooks, active church member

    Donald N. Brooks, a longtime active member of Arlington Baptist Church, where he had served as dean of its Bible college for decades, died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at Loch Raven Veterans Administration Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was 87....
  • Mary Ann Mobley, actress and Miss America 1959, dies at 77

    Mary Ann Mobley, who stepped into the spotlight as the first Miss Mississippi to become Miss America and later hit the silver screen opposite Elvis Presley, has died. She was 77. She died Tuesday morning at her Beverly Hills home from complications of...
  • Wayne Fickinger, J. Walter Thompson advertising executive, dies at 88

     Wayne Fickinger, J. Walter Thompson advertising executive, dies at 88
    Wayne J. Fickinger was a top executive at J. Walter Thompson in Chicago at a time the advertising agency created memorable campaigns for brands like 7UP, Oscar Mayer and Sears. During his 18-years at J. Walter Thompson, Mr. Fickinger rose to become...
  • Former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley dies

    Former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley dies
    Actress and former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley died Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif., after a second battle with breast cancer, television station WTOK in Meridian, Miss., reported Tuesday evening. Mobley represented Mississippi at the Miss...