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  • Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen dies at 93; inventor of scuba gear

    Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen dies at 93; inventor of scuba gear
    Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen, who developed the first self-contained underwater breathing apparatus — scuba gear — while studying medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1930s and '40s, died Feb. 11 at a retirement home in Newtown,...
  • Milton Babbitt dies at 94; composer developed first electronic synthesizer

    Milton Babbitt dies at 94; composer developed first electronic synthesizer
    Composer Milton Babbitt, who was known for his complex orchestral compositions and credited with developing the first electronic synthesizer in the 1950s, has died. He was 94. Babbitt died Saturday of natural causes at University Medical Center at...
  • Debbie Friedman, self-taught Jewish folk singer, dies at 59

    Debbie Friedman, self-taught Jewish folk singer, dies at 59
    Debbie Friedman, a self-taught Jewish folk singer and composer who transformed synagogue music and worship by infusing traditional prayers with a contemporary sensibility, died Sunday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. She was 59. The cause was...
  • PASSINGS: Gil McDougald, Mario Monicelli, Frank William Lynch, Willard E. Badham III, Bella Akhmadulina, Kevin Parry

    GIL McDOUGALD Yankees All-Star was 1951's Rookie of the Year Gil McDougald, 82, the American League Rookie of the Year in 1951 and a versatile member of dominant New York Yankees teams for 10 seasons, died Sunday of cancer at his home in New Jersey, the...
  • Harold Gould dies at 86; veteran character actor

    Harold Gould dies at 86; veteran character actor
    Harold Gould, a veteran character actor who played con man Kid Twist in the 1973 movie "The Sting," Valerie Harper's father on TV's "Rhoda" and Betty White's boyfriend on "The Golden Girls," has died. He was 86. Gould, who also was known for his stage...
  • High-tech gadgets join war on germs

    High-tech gadgets join war on germs
    HAZELWOOD, Mo. - Hunkered down in a trailer loaded with microbiological gadgetry, Dr. Michael Dunne Jr. decried what he described as health industry hype about drug-resistant germs and infectious diseases. One easy target is the 83-foot trailer itself....
  • The Find: OShan Island

    The Find: OShan Island
    The splashy color-saturated drink menu at OShan Island could easily leave you wondering exactly how the small cafe fits into San Gabriel's food-mad culinary scene. With 123 beverages on the list, is the place merely another refreshment depot hooking its...
  • Market Watch: The short, happy life of Adriatic figs

    Market Watch: The short, happy life of Adriatic figs
    This seems to be a banner season for figs, which are practically made for farmers markets, since they are only at their best when fully ripe, at which point they are too perishable to ship commercially. The Adriatic variety, with thin green skin and...
  • Mark Gerard dies at 76; prominent racetrack veterinarian

    When Mark Gerard was studying to be a veterinarian at Cornell University, he helped make ends meet during the summers by working as an exercise rider at Belmont Park on Long Island in New York. One of the horsemen he worked for was the Hall of Fame...
  • Harold Dow dies at 62; decorated CBS newsman helped shape '48 Hours'

    Harold Dow dies at 62; decorated CBS newsman helped shape '48 Hours'
    Emmy-winning CBS News correspondent Harold Dow, who helped shape the documentary program "48 Hours" and covered the kidnapping of Patty Hearst and the 9/11 attacks, has died. He was 62. Dow died unexpectedly Saturday morning in New Jersey, network...
  • Andy Albeck dies at 89; former head of United Artists

    Andy Albeck dies at 89; former head of United Artists
    Andy Albeck, a former longtime United Artists executive whose tenure as president and chief executive in the late 1970s and early '80s was clouded by the high-profile failure of the epic western "Heaven's Gate," has died. He was 89. Albeck died of...