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  • Jack Popejoy dies at 63; L.A. morning news anchor on KNX, KFWB

    Jack Popejoy dies at 63; L.A. morning news anchor on KNX, KFWB
    Jack Popejoy, a morning news anchor on KNX and KFWB who was a distinguished earthquake reporter for more than 25 years on Southern California radio, has died. He was 63. Popejoy, who last worked on the air less than two weeks ago, died Saturday of cancer...
  • PASSINGS: Bill Erwin, Ellis E.I. Clarke, Bobby Farrell

    PASSINGS: Bill Erwin, Ellis E.I. Clarke, Bobby Farrell
    BILL ERWIN Character actor got Emmy nomination Bill Erwin, 96, a veteran character actor remembered for his role as Arthur the bellman in the 1980 fantasy film "Somewhere in Time" and his Emmy-nominated guest appearance on "Seinfeld," died Wednesday at...
  • SEC rules could hurt Rick Perry's fundraising

    SEC rules could hurt Rick Perry's fundraising
    Nearly two weeks after announcing his presidential bid, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has displayed Texas-size ambition and signs of early success in raising the large sums necessary for a national campaign. But unlike other candidates, Perry may not have ready...
  • David Nolan dies at 66; founder of the Libertarian Party

    David Nolan dies at 66; founder of the Libertarian Party
    David F. Nolan, whose disgruntlement with conventional politics — especially President Nixon's imposition of wage and price controls in 1971 — drove him to launch the Libertarian Party with a small group of friends, has died. He was 66. Nolan...
  • Arthur 'Kit' Murray dies at 92; pilot set Bell X-1A altitude record

    Arthur 'Kit' Murray dies at 92; pilot set Bell X-1A altitude record
    Retired Col. Arthur "Kit" Murray, an experimental test pilot who set an altitude record in 1954 when he piloted a Bell X-1A at 90,000 feet at nearly twice the speed of sound, has died. He was 92. Murray died July 25 of complications from Alzheimer's...
  • Cornell Dupree dies at 68; versatile guitarist

    Cornell Dupree dies at 68; versatile guitarist
    Cornell Dupree, a versatile guitarist whose long, productive career included performances and recordings with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Miles Davis and Lena Horne, died Sunday at his home in Fort Worth. Dupree, who had emphysema, was...
  • Hagerty QB Jeff Driskel still committed to Gators despite coaching change

    Hagerty QB Jeff Driskel still committed to Gators despite coaching change
    Finding out a few weeks before his arrival at Florida that coach Urban Meyer was resigning wasn't in the plans for Jeff Driskel. But the Oviedo quarterback says he committed to the school, not the coaching staff, and will enroll for the spring semester....
  • Friday, Dec. 31, 6:51 p.m.: I Love A Parade

    We spent the late morning & early afternoon taking in the Fiesta bowl parade. Had a great time, well done parade with high school bands from Alabama, PA, Texas, Kansas & California, just to name a few. My favorite part was the UCMB (surprise), but the...
  • Unused sick days add up to big payouts

    A few years into John Butts' superintendent job in DuPage's Lake Park High School District 108, a lucrative perk showed up in his contract: 300 sick days. In an amendment to his contract, the school board signed off on 150 sick days in 2006-07 —...
  • New ISAT lets kids pass with more wrong answers

    New ISAT lets kids pass with more wrong answers
    Illinois has been cutting the number of points required to pass annual achievement exams, allowing children to flub more questions but still be deemed "proficient." Back in 2006, it took 36 of 56 points — about 64 percent — to pass the fifth-...
  • Quentin expected back for Sox's road trip

    Quentin expected back for Sox's road trip
    Carlos Quentin missed his second straight start for the White Sox Sunday because of a bruised left knee, but manager Ozzie Guillen said "I expect him to play" Monday when the Sox begin a road trip in Texas. Quentin had four hits in his last seven at-bats...