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  • Mark's List founder killed after completing first leg of 165-mile bike ride

    Mark's List founder killed after completing first leg of 165-mile bike ride
    What should have been a celebratory end to an annual benefit bicycle ride was tinged with sadness this weekend after the death of well-known Fort Lauderdale activist Mark Haines. Mr. Haines, the founder of the gay travel and entertainment website Mark's...
  • John I. "Mac" McAndrew Sr., city patrolman

    John I. "Mac" McAndrew Sr., city patrolman
    John I. "Mac" McAndrew Sr., a retired city police officer whose career in the Western District spanned 50 years, died of heart failure Wednesday at Lorien Nursing Center in Columbia. He was 75. "I got to Western in 1985, and Mac had already been there...
  • Katherine H. 'Katzy' Banker, travel agent-editor

    Katherine H. 'Katzy' Banker, travel agent-editor
    Katherine H. "Katzy" Banker, a former travel agent who had been Baltimore magazine's food editor, died Monday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of complications of dementia. She was 81. The daughter of James E. Henderson, a diplomat in...
  • Joe Knight, radio personality

    Joe Knight, radio personality
    Joe Knight, a radio personality who was known to several generations of WFBR-AM and WCBM-AM listeners as "Joe Knight, the Knight of the Spinning Roundtable" during the golden age of Baltimore radio, died Saturday at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, Fla., of...
  • Alvin Dark dies at 92; All-Star shortstop, Oakland A's manager

    Alvin Dark, an All-Star shortstop with the New York Giants in the 1950s who went on to manage the Oakland A's to the World Series championship in 1974, died Thursday at his home in Easley, S.C. He was 92. His death was confirmed by the Robinson...
  • At L.A. County cemetery, unclaimed dead await a final resting place

    At L.A. County cemetery, unclaimed dead await a final resting place
    Clear shipping tape covers the oversized ledger, holding together the corners. Its 1,000 pages threaten to overwhelm the three large flat-head screws that clamp the spine. Inside, names and dates fill row after row in near-perfect script. This is the...
  • Dr. Edward Wolpert, an early advocate of lithium use, dies at 84

    Dr. Edward Wolpert, an early advocate of lithium use, dies at 84
    Dr. Edward Wolpert, a highly regarded Chicago psychiatrist and former director of clinical services at Michael Reese Hospital, pioneered the use of lithium for treating manic-depressive illness. In addition to supervising clinical services at Reese's...
  • '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,...
  • Dorian 'Doc' Paskowitz dies at 93; took family on surfing odyssey

    Dorian 'Doc' Paskowitz dies at 93; took family on surfing odyssey
    More than one California surfer has dreamed about following the waves in an old camper, picking up occasional odd jobs by day and generally blissing out at night. But only one did it year after year with his wife and nine children crammed into a 24-foot...
  • Jane Byrne dies at 81; Chicago's first female mayor

    Jane Byrne dies at 81; Chicago's first female mayor
    Jane Byrne, whose blizzard-stoked victory in Chicago's 1979 mayoral election made her the city's first female mayor and who broke the grip of former Mayor Richard J. Daley's Democratic patronage machine, has died. She was 81. Byrne died Friday at a...
  • Robert Dean Marshall, educator who developed curricula, dies

     Robert Dean Marshall, educator who developed curricula, dies
    Across almost 50 years as an educator at several suburban school districts and universities, Robert Dean Marshall focused on designing curriculum programs that would benefit students and their ability to learn. "Bob took curriculum design from a student...