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  • Cardinal Edward Egan, 82 (1932 - 2015)

    Cardinal Edward Egan

    By RACHEL ZOLL, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York who oversaw a broad and sometimes unpopular financial overhaul of the archdiocese and played a prominent role in the city after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, died Thursday. He was 82.Egan, who retired in 2009 after nine years as archbishop, died of cardiac arrest at a New York hospital,...

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  • Mal Peet (2015)

    Mal Peet

    The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Mal Peet, an irreverent, award-winning British writer of books for children and young adults, has died aged 67.Peet's agent, Peter Cox, said the writer died Monday. He had been diagnosed with cancer several months ago.Peet wrote young-adult novels, as well as educational children's books co-authored with his wife Elspeth Graham. He won the 2005 Carnegie Medal...

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  • Jeff McKnight , 52 (1963 - 2015)

    Jeff  McKnight

    The Associated PressBEE BRANCH, Ark. (AP) — Jeff McKnight, a versatile player who spent six seasons with the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles, has died. He was 52.McKnight's family told the Mets that McKnight died Sunday after having leukemia for 10 years. His father, Jim, who briefly played for the Chicago Cubs in the early 1960s, was born in Bee Branch.Jeff McKnight made his big league...

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  • Alex Johnson (2015)

    Alex Johnson

    DETROIT (AP) — Alex Johnson, who played 13 years in the majors and won the AL batting title with the then-California Angels in 1970, has died. He was 72. Alex Johnson Jr. said Wednesday that his father died Saturday of complications from prostate cancer. The elder Johnson played for eight teams in a career that began in 1964 with Philadelphia, batting .288 with 78 homers and 525 RBIs. The...

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  • Bill Schweitzer (2015)

    Bill Schweitzer

    The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Schweitzer, a lawyer for the American League and Major League Baseball for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 70.Schweitzer's death was announced by BakerHostetler, the law firm he had worked for since 1973. He was managing partner of the firm's Washington office from 1993-09. No cause of death was given.MLB said Schweitzer's death was sudden....

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