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  • Farewell to a fine public servant: George H. Painter, 1926-2014

    Farewell to a fine public servant: George H. Painter, 1926-2014
    In these cynical times when working for the government is often caricatured as almost an act of moral turpitude, lifelong public servants seldom get the respect and admiration they deserve. The passing last weekend of George H. Painter, who served 35...
  • Trevor Hall Sr.: Land broker sold sites for communities, church

    Trevor Hall Sr.: Land broker sold sites for communities, church
    The year after Walt Disney World opened, Trevor Hall Sr. sold his engineering business in Detroit and moved to the Orlando area with the hopes of getting into real estate. For most of the next three decades, Hall helped shape much of Central Florida...
  • Carol Ann Susi, actress on 'The Big Bang Theory,' dies at 62

    Carol Ann Susi, actress on 'The Big Bang Theory,' dies at 62
    Actress Carol Ann Susi, best known for her recurring role as Mrs. Wolowitz on CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” has died, her agent, Pam Ellis-Evenas, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times Susi died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles after a "brief...
  • Remembering author, teacher and critic Judith Kitchen

    I only met Judith Kitchen once. It’s my loss. Kitchen, who died last week at 73 of cancer, was a rare spirit, both on the page and in the world. Teacher, essayist, critic, she and her husband and partner Stan Rubin ran the Rainier Writing Workshop...
  • Joe Dooley of the Dooley Brothers band dies at 70

    Joe Dooley of the Dooley Brothers band dies at 70
    Joe Dooley was just 5 years old when he wrapped a couple of rubber bands around a cigar box and began strumming. His desire to make music led to the guitar, then the saxophone and eventually the autoharp. He began exploring different styles of music and...
  • John Doar dies, played key role in enabling Southern blacks to vote

    John M. Doar, a former Justice Department lawyer who played a key role in enabling blacks in the South to vote and later directed the impeachment investigation of President Nixon, has died. He was 92. Doar died Tuesday in New York of congestive heart...
  • Robert Craves dies at 72; Costco co-founder started higher ed nonprofit

    Robert Craves dies at 72; Costco co-founder started higher ed nonprofit
    Robert Craves, an executive who helped start wholesale giant Costco before launching a philanthropy to help disadvantaged students attend college, died of cancer Nov. 5 in Bellevue, Wash. He was 72. His death was announced by College Success Foundation,...
  • Former Lakers, Forum executive Shep Goldberg dies at 65

    Former Lakers, Forum executive Shep Goldberg dies at 65
    The world has become a less enjoyable place. Shep Goldberg died Tuesday at 65, and although you might not recognize his name, you’d know the people and teams he worked for during a remarkable behind-the-scenes sports career. Goldberg most recently...
  • 'Big Bank Hank' of trailblazing Sugarhill Gang dies at 57

    'Big Bank Hank' of trailblazing Sugarhill Gang dies at 57
    Henry Lee Jackson, better known as “Big Bank Hank” of pioneer rap trio the Sugarhill Gang, has died at the age of 57. Jackson died Tuesday morning at a hospital in Englewood, N.J., of complications from cancer, according to David Mallie,...
  • Former Rep. Lane Evans was a voice for veterans

    Former Rep. Lane Evans was a voice for veterans
    It was at a Labor Day parade in Galesburg in the mid-1990s when then-U.S. Rep. Lane Evans found he couldn't raise his hand to wave. The numbness he felt was caused by Parkinson's disease, a debilitating illness that eventually forced an end to his 24-...
  • Former MLB pitcher Brad Halsey, 33, dies in fall from cliff

    Former MLB pitcher Brad Halsey, 33, dies in fall from cliff
    Former Major League Baseball pitcher Brad Halsey died Friday after an apparent fall from a 100-foot-high cliff near his home in Texas, according to multiple reports. He was 33. Halsey’s body was discovered Friday afternoon on a rural road near...