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  • Billy Milligan dies at 59; first to use multiple personality defense

    Billy Milligan, an Ohio man believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59. Milligan had cancer and died Friday at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio, said his sister, Kathy. She refused to...
  • Norman Bridwell dies at 86; creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog

    Norman Bridwell dies at 86; creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog
    Norman Bridwell, a soft-spoken illustrator whose impromptu story about a girl and her puppy marked the unlikely birth of the supersized franchise Clifford the Big Red Dog, has died. He was 86. Bridwell, who lived for decades on Martha's Vineyard off...
  • Richard C. Hottelet dies at 97; last of CBS News' 'Murrow Boys'

    Richard C. Hottelet, a former longtime CBS News correspondent who was the last living member of the "Murrow Boys," the elite group of reporters who covered World War II for CBS under the legendary Edward R. Murrow, has died. He was 97. Hottelet died...
  • Philip L. Ober, farmer and cattleman

    Philip L. Ober, farmer and cattleman
    Philip L. Ober, a farmer and cattleman, died Monday at his Jarrettsville home of a brain tumor. He was 62. The son of Frank B. Ober Jr., a farmer, and Alice Parker Ober, an educator, Philip Livingston Ober was born in Baltimore and raised at Hope Hollow...
  • Connie Curran, nurse and health care executive, dies

     Connie Curran, nurse and health care executive, dies
    Connie R. Curran started out as a nurse before moving into consulting and executive positions during a career focused on health care and education. "Connie was such a strong voice for nursing and for board governance," said Daniel Hamburger, president...
  • 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....
  • Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurants

    Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurants
    In 1954, fine dining and Mexican food were rarely mentioned in the same sentence in Los Angeles, except perhaps in jest. That is the year that a bartender named Larry J. Cano took over an old Polynesian restaurant in Encino with thoughts of creating a...
  • 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...
  • David Garth dies at 84; advisor a key figure in New York politics

    Powerful political advisor David Garth, who spearheaded the creation of the modern political TV commercial and helped elect governors, senators and mayors, has died in New York. He was 84. Garth died Monday at his home in Manhattan after a long illness,...
  • 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...