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  • Dennis Braziel: Minor-leaguer became major sports booster

    Dennis Braziel: Minor-leaguer became major sports booster
    Dennis "Ty" Braziel Jr. once sped around the bases at Tinker Field for the Orlando Senators, the city's champion minor-league-baseball team more than 60 years ago. The star outfielder, nicknamed after Hall of Famer Ty Cobb, bolstered his reputation by...
  • Young actor found his home on the stage

     Young actor found his home on the stage
    As a 5-year-old, Carl Krickmire attended the musical "Cats" and got the chance to step onstage. His dad encouraged the child to look out over the footlights at the audience — and young Carl was hooked. Krickmire, 32, died Saturday of endocarditis,...
  • Former Haitian President Leslie Manigat dead at 83

    MIAMI Former Haitian President Leslie Manigat, who took power in a controversial military-organized 1988 presidential election only to be ousted 41/2 months later, would regularly ask visitors to his modest Port-au-Prince home, "Do Haitians really want...
  • Edwin Cohen, educator and camp director

    Edwin Cohen, educator and camp director
    Edwin Cohen, a retired public school, university and religious school educator and administrator who was also executive director of Camps Airy and Louise in Western Maryland for nearly three decades, died June 21 of complications after surgery at...
  • Mary Rodgers, composer and daughter of Richard Rodgers, dies at 83

    Mary Rodgers could be considered theater royalty solely by virtue of her birthright. As the daughter of composer Richard Rodgers, she had a front-row seat to the creation of some of the most famous stage musicals ever written. But Mary Rodgers was a...
  • Robert M.S. Menzies, banker

    Robert M.S. Menzies, banker
    Robert M.S. Menzies Sr., president and CEO of Easton Bank and Trust Co. and a civic leader, died Tuesday of multiple myeloma at his Easton home. He was 67. The son of John T. Menzies Jr., former president of Crosse & Blackwell, and Priscilla Fuller...
  • Former Delray Beach Mayor Leon Weekes dies at 88

    Delray Beach lost a former mayor and community leader Monday. Leon Weekes, who served as Delray's mayor from 1978 until 1982, died at 88. Weekes most recently lived in Boynton Beach and former Delray Mayor Jeff Perlman said Weekes told him he moved so...
  • James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California

    James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California
    James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93. Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
  • Paula Kent Meehan, Redken co-founder and philanthropist, dies at 82

    Plagued by an allergy to hair products, a young actress and model named Paula Kent in 1960 took the $3,000 she earned for appearing in a Hamm's beer commercial and co-founded Redken, one of the first companies to make hypoallergenic hair sprays. She...
  • Anne M. Bond, supervisor

    Anne M. Bond, supervisor
    Anne M. Bond, a former supervisor in the state Department of Social Services who was interested in history and politics, died Saturday of heart failure at Mercy Medical Center. She was 89. The daughter of James Morrow, an accountant, and Ethel Wessels...
  • Michael Millman, champion of legal aid for the condemned, dies at 74

    Michael Millman, champion of legal aid for the condemned, dies at 74
    Michael George Millman, who devoted his life to improving legal services for prisoners facing execution, died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at his Oakland home. He was 74. Executive director of the San Francisco-based California Appellate Project for 30...