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  • Dagmar Wilson dies at 94; organizer of women's disarmament protesters

    Dagmar Wilson dies at 94; organizer of women's disarmament protesters
    In 1961, the Berlin Wall went up, the Cold War arms race was on and Dagmar Wilson, a storybook illustrator and mother of three, steamed into the national spotlight. A self-described "non-joiner," Wilson sparked a movement that on Nov. 1, 1961, drew an...
  • Dick Wimmer dies at 74; author whose well-reviewed novel was rejected 162 times

    Dick Wimmer dies at 74; author whose well-reviewed novel was rejected 162 times
    Creative-writing instructor Dick Wimmer's best lesson for would-be authors may have had more to do with persistence than prose. His first novel, the well-reviewed "Irish Wine," was published in 1989 after being turned down by publishers and agents 162...
  • Randy Wood dies at 94; music industry innovator founded Dot Records

    Randy Wood dies at 94; music industry innovator founded Dot Records
    Dot Records founder Randy Wood was looking for a song for a young Pat Boone to record in 1955 and found it in the Fats Domino hit "Ain't That a Shame?" Except Boone, then an English major, wanted to sing "Isn't That a Shame?" After a few run-throughs,...
  • PASSINGS: Pauline Betz Addie, Giorgio Tozzi, Harry Redmond Jr., James Woodress, Mark Dantzler

    Pauline Betz Addie 1940s tennis champion in Hall of Fame Pauline Betz Addie, 91, a champion tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946 without dropping a set during the entire tournament, died Tuesday at an assisted-living facility in Potomac, Md., the...
  • Peter Yates dies at 81; director of 'Bullitt'

    Peter Yates dies at 81; director of 'Bullitt'
    Peter Yates, the British director of "Breaking Away," "The Dresser" and "Bullitt," the 1968 Steve McQueen movie whose landmark car chase sequence over the hilly streets of San Francisco was a career-defining moment for both director and star, has died. He...
  • PASSINGS: Snooky Young, Jeff Gralnick

    PASSINGS: Snooky Young, Jeff Gralnick
    Snooky Young Jazz trumpeter in 'Tonight Show' band Snooky Young, 92, a jazz trumpeter whose long career included working with big bands led by Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie as well as a lengthy stint with NBC's "Tonight Show" band, died Wednesday...
  • 3 South Florida residents, including imam from Margate, arrested in Taliban case

    3 South Florida residents, including imam from Margate, arrested in Taliban case
    Federal law enforcement agents arrested three South Florida residents early Saturday on charges that they helped funnel money to Taliban terrorists in Pakistan. The money they collected, prosecutors said, was intended to be used to buy guns, support...
  • Obama urges Florida pastor to drop plan to burn Koran on 9/11 anniversary

    Obama urges Florida pastor to drop plan to burn Koran on 9/11 anniversary
    President Obama on Thursday joined the growing chorus of top U.S. officials calling on a Florida pastor to abandon his plans to stage a Koran burning on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "This is a recruitment bonanza for Al Qaeda," Obama...
  • Dee Hart, Ha'sean Clinton-Dix stay home; Karlos Williams, Buck Allen hit USC

    Dee Hart, Ha'sean Clinton-Dix stay home; Karlos Williams, Buck Allen hit USC
    It was a big visit weekend across the nation and Southern Cal was ready to put on a show as host to numerous top prospects. USC's weekend was made up to be much bigger, however, than it actually was. It was reported by numerous recruiting outlets all...
  • WR Anthony Denham picks Utah over UCF

    WR Anthony Denham picks Utah over UCF
    Junior college receiver Anthony Denham, one of UCF's top remaining targets, has committed to Utah, according to a news release issued by his former high school coach. Denham (6-6, 215) is a three-star prospect out of East Los Angeles College in...
  • A working mother's guide to writing a novel

    A working mother's guide to writing a novel
    A dozen years ago, my editor at the Los Angeles Times asked if I wanted to interview novelist Mary Gordon, who was in Los Angeles on a book tour. Enormously pregnant, I said yes, partly because I love Mary Gordon and partly because her hotel was two...