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  • Book review: 'Making Our Democracy Work' by Stephen Breyer

    Book review: 'Making Our Democracy Work' by Stephen Breyer
    The United States Supreme Court likes its mystery: Cases are argued in public, briefs are available for all to read, but its real work is carried out in conferences attended by the nine justices alone. So private are those deliberations that in the rare instances when they are interrupted, it is by a knock on the door; the junior justice, by tradition, answers, is passed a note, closes the door, and then delivers the news to the brethren.
  • Funeral services for Jefferson Thomas

    Funeral services for Jefferson Thomas, one of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles. Thomas, who spent...

    Jefferson Thomas dies at 67; one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School

    Jefferson Thomas dies at 67; one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School
    Jefferson Thomas, one of nine students who in 1957 integrated a Little Rock, Ark., high school, a turning point for the civil rights movement, has died. He was 67. Thomas, who lived much of his adult life in Los Angeles, died Sunday of pancreatic...

    Lisa Blount dies at 53; actress starred in 'An Officer and a Gentleman'

    Lisa Blount dies at 53; actress starred in 'An Officer and a Gentleman'
    Lisa Blount, who played Debra Winger's best friend in the 1982 movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" and later shared an Academy Award as executive producer of the live-action short film "The Accountant," was found dead in her home in Little Rock, Ark., on...

    Fayrene 'Faye' Treadwell dies at 84; former Drifters manager

    Fayrene 'Faye' Treadwell dies at 84; former Drifters manager
    Fayrene "Faye" Treadwell, the former manager of the Drifters who won a longtime legal battle to stop promoters from infringing on the classic rhythm-and-blues vocal group's trademark name, has died. She was 84. Treadwell, one of the first female...