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  • Dora Saint dies at 98; author of Miss Read novels

    Dora Saint, a prolific and gentle chronicler of English village life who wrote a popular series of novels under the pen name Miss Read, died April 7 at her home in Great Shefford, west of London, British media reported. She was 98. Attention to the small...
  • Rich Saul dies at 64; played center on the L.A. Rams

    Rich Saul dies at 64; played center on the L.A. Rams
    Whenever he hunkered over the football, as he did for 12 seasons as center for the Los Angeles Rams, Rich Saul had a way of being not only ferocious but folksy. "Rich would get down over the ball, and there's the nose guard, and Rich is talking to him,...
  • 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,...
  • Campbell: Illinois has abolished the death penalty

    On Wednesday, the Land of Lincoln became the 16th state to abolish capital punishment. The abolition of the state's death penalty has been 11 years in the making. Gov. Pat Quinn made his decision, he said, after reading several books, including the...
  • 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...
  • Prosecutors: Dixon CFO embezzled $30M

    Prosecutors: Dixon CFO embezzled $30M
    The chief finance officer of the small town of Dixon embezzled more than $30 million over the last six years and used the money to finance a lavish lifestyle that included horse stables in Illinois and Wisconsin, federal prosecutors alleged.  Rita...
  • 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,...
  • Best baseball road trip: Louisville to Cooperstown

    Best baseball road trip: Louisville to Cooperstown
    America is full of baseball pilgrimages and road trips. Fenway Park in Boston turns 100 this year. Wrigleyville, the neighborhood around Wrigley Field in Chicago is the best baseball neighborhood in the country. California has five major league teams to...