| Mar 7, 2011
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,...
| Feb 2, 2011
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...
| Jan 11, 2011
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...
| Nov 30, 2010
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...
| Sep 14, 2010
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...
| Oct 19, 2010
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....
| Jan 27, 2011
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...
| Aug 6, 2010
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...
| Jun 25, 2011
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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...
| Aug 21, 2010
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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...
| Oct 8, 2010
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...