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  • John Carroll, editor who led L.A. Times to 13 Pulitzers, dies at 73

    John Carroll, editor who led L.A. Times to 13 Pulitzers, dies at 73
    Barely a week before the 2003 recall election that targeted California's governor, a team of Los Angeles Times journalists led by Editor John S. Carroll put the finishing touches on a story that they knew could be a tinderbox. They were right. -------...
  • 'Rocky,' 'Raging Bull' producer Robert Chartoff dies at 81

    Robert Chartoff, the Oscar-winning movie producer behind the boxing classics "Rocky" and "Raging Bull," died Wednesday, associates said. He was 81. Chartoff died at his home in Santa Monica, California, Lynn Hendee, the president of his company, Chartoff...
  • Ronald Barrett dies at 66; studied blacks' views of death and dying

     Ronald Barrett dies at 66; studied blacks' views of death and dying
    When his mother was dying in a hospital critical care unit, Ronald Barrett — a Loyola Marymount psychology professor specializing in African American death and dying issues — was told that she could have only two visitors at a time. It's a...
  • Gary Linderman dies at 60; 'last man standing' in toxic Oklahoma town

    Gary Linderman dies at 60; 'last man standing' in toxic Oklahoma town
    When a tornado tore through tiny Picher, Okla., in 2008, leveling homes, flipping cars and destroying the last place in town to buy gasoline, there was little reason for folks to stick around. The city, once 20,000 people strong when the zinc and lead...
  • Jerome F. Esterson, photographer

    Jerome F. Esterson, photographer
    Jerome F. "Jerry" Esterson, a colorful photographer whose work entertained Baltimoreans for nearly 60 years, died May 28 at his Pikesville home of complications from an infection. He was 88. Jerome Frank Esterson, the son of Julius Esterson, a Baltimore...
  • Katie Porta: Local leader leaves 'legacy of love and hope'

    Katie Porta: Local leader leaves 'legacy of love and hope'
    Katie Porta was so fiercely devoted to helping people with developmental disabilities — even as she battled cancer — that she once went immediately from getting chemotherapy to giving a speech at a foundation awarding Porta's nonprofit...
  • Actress, voice of Chiquita Banana Monica Lewis dies at 93

    Actress, singer and voice of the Chiquita Banana cartoon character Monica Lewis has died. Her former manager, Alan Eichler, says Lewis died Friday of natural causes at her home in the Los Angeles area. She was 93. Lewis started her career as a...
  • Mervin D. Field dies at 94; creator of California opinion gauge now called Field Poll

    Mervin D. Field dies at 94; creator of California opinion gauge now called Field Poll
    In the late 1930s, Mervin D. Field was a high school student in Princeton, N.J., struggling to survive the Depression by parking cars, bagging groceries and working other odd jobs. One of those jobs changed his life, and ultimately, his adopted home...
  • Social Security Judge Helen Cropper dies at 61

    Social Security Judge Helen Cropper dies at 61
    Judge Helen Gale Cropper began her legal career as a staff member for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, eventually becoming the managing attorney at the agency's Uptown office She later was the litigation director at Cook County...
  • Funeral for country music great Jim Ed Brown in Nashville

    Country music singer Jim Ed Brown will be honored and remembered during a public funeral at the "mother church of country music," the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. A news release from the Grand Ole Opry's public relations firm said doors will open at 9:...
  • Robert Sherwood Morse dies at 91; dissident Episcopal clergyman

    Robert Sherwood Morse dies at 91; dissident Episcopal clergyman
    Robert Sherwood Morse, a dissident clergyman who objected to changes in traditional Episcopalian practice and urged fellow religious conservatives to leave a mainstream he likened to the Biblical "fleshpots of Egypt," has died. He was 91. Morse, who...