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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,...
  • Gene R. Summers dies at 83; architect renovated L.A. Biltmore

    Gene R. Summers dies at 83; architect renovated L.A. Biltmore
    Gene R. Summers, an architect and developer who undertook the first major renovation of the historic Biltmore Hotel, reviving interest in downtown Los Angeles and helping to spark its revitalization, has died. He was 83. Summers, who retired to the...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Public needs input on expensive smart-grid project

    Public needs input on expensive smart-grid project
    Leesburg is poised next week to ram down the throats of electrical ratepayers a controversial "smart grid" project that will cost a minimum of $24.4 million in the first 10 years and at least another $12 million in the next decade. And what do...
  • WR Xavier Pierre Youngblood-Ary of Lake Brantley commits to Northwestern

    WR Xavier Pierre Youngblood-Ary of Lake Brantley commits to Northwestern
      On one of the coldest, snowiest weekends of the winter season across America, Altamonte Springs WR Xavier Pierre Youngblood-Ary took a trip to Chicago to visit Northwestern University. The weather did not change his mind about the Evanston, Illinois...
  • Jimmie Vaughan a terrific team player

    Jimmie Vaughan a terrific team player
    Jimmie Vaughan is one of the great guitarists of the last 30-40 years, though you might not know it – he’s not about calling attention to himself. He’s about substance and economy rather than excess and showmanship. In every context...
  • A Hyatt boutique

    A Hyatt boutique
    While nowhere as big as its local Hyatt brethren, this upscale boutique hotel oozes cool the moment you step into its dark, mahogany-toned lobby highlighted by an impressive art collection (the "Piazza del Duomo Milan" hanging near the front desk is the...
  • Hemingway would have loved this lodge

    Hemingway would have loved this lodge
    Even if you're not the outdoorsy type, the natural beauty of the Torstenson lodge and surrounding wildlife can easily lure you in — or draw you out, as the case may be. Rockford tool magnate and avid conservationist Robert Torstenson died in 2002,...