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  • Kevin Metheny, onetime WGN-AM chief, dies

    Kevin Metheny, onetime WGN-AM chief, dies
    When Kevin Metheny became program director of WGN-AM 720 in 2008, he brought with him a lengthy resume, a reputation for being controversial and a clear mission — shake up programming at a Chicago radio institution and grow its audience. The...
  • Kevin Metheny, former WGN-AM 720 boss and "Pig Virus" to Howard Stern, dead at 60

    Kevin Metheny, former WGN-AM 720 boss and "Pig Virus" to Howard Stern, dead at 60
    Kevin Metheny -- the former WGN-AM 720 program director whose abrupt moves to grow the station's audience grew a well of resentment among some long-time listeners before his 2010 departure just shy of two years on the job -- died Friday. He was 60. Mr....
  • Thomas Smith: Outdoorsman loved animal encounters

    Thomas Smith: Outdoorsman  loved animal encounters
    Thomas "Steve" Smith said he never met an animal that scared him. Smith, an avid outdoorsman from Mount Dora, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, after battling throat cancer since May. He was 59. "He traveled all over, and he hiked all over," said MaryLee Smith,...
  • Deborah Cavendish dies; duchess of Devonshire was last Mitford sister

    Deborah Cavendish, 94, the dowager duchess of Devonshire who was the last of England's witty, unconventional Mitford sisters, died Wednesday, her son said. Peregrine Cavendish, the 12th Duke of Devonshire, announced his mother's death in a statement but...
  • Francis L. Ptak, businessman

    Francis L. Ptak, businessman
    Francis L. Ptak, the former owner of an environmental testing company, died Sunday of coronary artery disease at his home in the Charlesbrooke neighborhood of Baltimore County. He was 73. The son of Frank Ptak, a mechanical engineer, and Mildred King...
  • Edwin Westby AmyesNovember 2, 1920 - September 10, 2014

    Dr. Edwin Amyes enjoyed a long and successful career as a neurological surgeon.  He is remembered for his many altruistic contributions to the community and his profession. Edwin was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and came to the United States with his...
  • James Traficant Jr., expelled from Congress in 2002, dies at 73

    James A. Traficant Jr., a self-described "junkyard dog" of a politician who became the second person to be expelled by Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73. Traficant succumbed to injuries sustained Tuesday when a vintage tractor he...
  • J. California Cooper dies at 82; a voice for struggles of black women

    J. California Cooper, who illuminated the struggles of black women in novels and short stories prized for their folksy wisdom and original voices, including those of an unborn child and a dead slave, died Sept. 20 in Seattle. She was 82. The cause was...
  • Gretchen Wood WilliamsJanuary 24, 1923 - August 27, 2014

    GRETCHEN WOOD WILLIAMS Born January 24, 1923, Philadelphia, PA; died August 27, 2014, Laguna Woods, CA.  Educated at Scarborough School, Swarthmore College and Art Students League, NY.  Gretchen’s parents were Philip Emerson Wood, a stage and film...
  • Sue Gin, 1941-2014: Entrepreneur launched airline catering business

    Sue Gin, 1941-2014: Entrepreneur launched airline catering business
    For Sue Gin, a pioneering Chicago entrepreneur, big ideas came from humble origins. After she was served a half-frozen sweet roll on a Midway Airlines flight, she decided she could do better than the typical airline fare foisted on passengers. And so...
  • Thomas L. Kitchner Jr., newspaper worker

    Thomas L. Kitchner Jr., newspaper worker
    Thomas L. Kitchner Jr., a recently retired Baltimore Sun employee who had worked previously at Westinghouse Electric Corp., died Sept. 21 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of complications from a fall. He was 66. Thomas Leonard Kitchner Jr. was born in...