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  • Charles I. Schneider dies at 89; former Times Mirror executive

    Charles I. Schneider dies at 89; former Times Mirror executive
    Charles I. Schneider, a former president and board chairman of the Music Center Operating Co. who served as an executive with Times Mirror Co., died Sunday of age-related causes at his Beverly Hills home, his family said. He was 89. At the Music Center...
  • PASSINGS: Howard B. Schow

    Howard B. Schow Manager of Vanguard mutual funds Howard B. Schow, 84, a well-regarded manager of Vanguard mutual funds such as the $30.1-billion Vanguard Primecap, died of natural causes April 8 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, said Joel P. Fried,...
  • Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman

    Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman
    Retired Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, who became the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and guided military and humanitarian efforts in the post-Cold War era of the 1990s, has died. He was 75. Shalikashvili died Saturday...
  • PASSINGS: Murray Rose, Tippy Dye, Garry Walberg

    Murray Rose Swimmer won Olympic gold medals Murray Rose, 73, a four-time Olympic gold medal swimmer from Australia who also competed at USC while studying acting in the late '50s, died Sunday in Sydney of leukemia, Swimming Australia said. Rose...
  • Cathie Wright dies at 82; former assemblywoman and state senator

    Cathie Wright dies at 82; former assemblywoman and state senator
    A cardboard elephant in Cathie Wright's Sacramento office during her 20 years in the Assembly and state Senate from 1980 to 2000 summed up the Simi Valley Republican's sense of statecraft: "It's Better to Be a Stomper, Than a Stompee." "I'm tenacious, I'...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Wyly, Cornelius 'Corny' Cole, Billy Grammer

    PASSINGS: Charles Wyly, Cornelius 'Corny' Cole, Billy Grammer
    Charles Wyly Texas billionaire and philanthropist Charles Wyly, 77, a Texas billionaire and philanthropist whose family donated millions of dollars to Republican causes and Dallas arts projects, died Sunday after a car accident in western Colorado,...
  • Woman with Oprah tickets possible Blago juror

    Woman with Oprah tickets possible Blago juror
    Jury selection concluded this afternoon in the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich with 11 more people bounced for “cause.” Among those to survive for now is a woman who warned she has tickets to one of the final Oprah shows next month. U....
  • Bill toughening nursing home rules passes House

    The House passed legislation today that would set stricter rules and guidelines for nursing homes in Illinois that care for the developmentally disabled.   The measure, which passed the House 69-45, would give harsher penalties for poor care and make sure...
  • Lawmakers send Illinois Dream Act bill to Quinn

    In a move to help the children of undocumented residents in Illinois afford college, the House on Monday sent Gov. Pat Quinn the Illinois DREAM Act.   The measure, which passed the House 61-53, would create a fund established through private donations...
  • Boynton Beach DE Johnathan Harris' decision airs tonight; he's down to UCF, Boston College, Miss. State

    Boynton Beach DE Johnathan Harris' decision airs tonight; he's down to UCF, Boston College, Miss. State
    Defensive end Johnathan Harris, the coveted 6-foot-6, 230-pounder from Boynton Beach, will reveal his college choice tonight at 6:20 on a local TV affiliate. Harris has narrowed his choices to UCF, Boston College and Mississippi State. Harris pre-...
  • Orlando Olympia safety Corian Hamilton still plotting his visits; Rutgers, West Virginia likely stops

    Orlando Olympia safety Corian Hamilton still plotting his visits; Rutgers, West Virginia likely stops
    Olympia High safety Corian Hamilton may not know to which schools he will be taking official visits yet, but he has set a time frame for when he's going to commit to a college. "It'll be a little earlier than (National Signing Day), sometime after the...