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  • PASSINGS: Richard J. Dorso, Elisabeth Sladen, Roy Edward Burris

    PASSINGS: Richard J. Dorso, Elisabeth Sladen, Roy Edward Burris
    RICHARD J. DORSO Talent agent, TV exec, boutique owner Richard J. "Dick" Dorso, 101, whose lengthy Hollywood career ranged from talent agent to television writer and producer to haberdasher, died April 6 at his home in Los Angeles, his family said....
  • PASSINGS: Gerard Smith, Barton K. Boyd, Mary Robbins, Susan Covel

    PASSINGS: Gerard Smith, Barton K. Boyd, Mary Robbins, Susan Covel
    Gerard Smith Bassist-keyboardist for TV on the Radio Gerard Smith, bassist-keyboardist for the Brooklyn-based art-rock group TV on the Radio, died Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer, the band announced on its website. He was 36. Although he...
  • Robert Stempel dies at 77; former CEO of GM

    Former General Motors Co. Chief Executive Robert Stempel, an engineer who led the development of the catalytic converter but was ousted in a boardroom coup, died Saturday in Florida. He was 77. The cause of death was unclear, but family friends in...
  • PASSINGS: Hans Joachim Tiedge, Norman Mirman, Arthur Lessac, Walter Breuning

    PASSINGS: Hans Joachim Tiedge, Norman Mirman, Arthur Lessac, Walter Breuning
    Hans Joachim Tiedge West German spy defected to East Germany Hans Joachim Tiedge, 73, a top West German counterintelligence officer who defected to East Germany in 1985, died April 6 at his home near Moscow, according to his German publisher. Tiedge, a...
  • PASSINGS: Leo Kirch, Roland Petit, Cal Montney, Lee Vines, Googie Withers, Frank Billerbeck

    PASSINGS: Leo Kirch, Roland Petit, Cal Montney, Lee Vines, Googie Withers, Frank Billerbeck
    Leo Kirch German media mogul Leo Kirch, 84, who turned his one-man film distribution company into Germany's second-biggest media business before losing control of it after a gamble on pay television, died Thursday in Munich. His family did not give...
  • How to survive a hurricane

    A Sun Sentinel review of more than 200 hurricane-related deaths in Florida from 2004-2005 showed that more people died after storms than during storms. The deadliest activity was cleaning up. Here are some tips for staying safe: 1. Beware of heights....
  • FDLE: Grandma in baby-sale case wanted to cheat daughter

    FDLE: Grandma in baby-sale case wanted to cheat daughter
    Not only did Patty Bigbee try to sell her 10-week-old grandson on the Internet, she hatched a plan to cheat the baby's mother out of her cut of the cash, investigators said Tuesday. Last week, the 45-year-old grandmother from Volusia County tried to...
  • Most crime in Florida down

    Most crime in Florida down
    Murders rose but other serious crimes declined during the first six months of 2010, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Tuesday. Forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft all went down, compared to...
  • 2 Orange barbershops vow to sue over raids

    2 Orange barbershops vow to sue over raids
    When Orange County sheriff's deputies entered Strictly Skillz barbershop with licensing inspectors in August, handcuffing barbers during business hours, owner Brian Berry said he felt his civil rights had been violated. On Wednesday, Berry said he...
  • Mayor: Windermere didn't know police chief's troubles with state group

    Mayor: Windermere didn't know police chief's troubles with state group
    No one in Windermere government knew that police Chief Daniel Saylor had been suspended from the Florida Police Chiefs Association in 2009, or that Saylor had asked the association to shred public documents, according to a new memo posted on the town's...
  • Doctor re-arrested in Rx-drug trafficking case

    Doctor re-arrested in Rx-drug trafficking case
    A Central Florida doctor arrested in October during a crackdown on pain management clinics was re-arrested on an additional prescription-drug trafficking charge, the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation said. Mladen Antolic, 55, was arrested Monday on...