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Shlomo Lahat, 56 (1957 - 2014)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, died Wednesday at the age of 87.Lahat's son Dan told Israel's Channel 10 that his father died in a Tel Aviv hospital. Israeli media said Lahat had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years.Born in Germany in 1927, Lahat rose...
Jerrie Mock, 88 (1925 - 2014)
DAN SEWELL, The Associated PressGeraldine "Jerrie" Mock, the Ohio housewife who 50 years ago became the first female pilot to fly solo around the world, has died. She was 88.Mock died in her sleep Tuesday at her home in Quincy, Florida, after being in failing health for months, her grandson, Chris Flocken, said Wednesday.Mock flew her single-engine Cessna 180 "Spirit of Columbus" 23,000 miles in...
Dan Goossen, 64 (2014)
The Associated Press, The Associated PressBoxing promoter Dan Goossen, who handled a number of world champions in a lengthy career, has died after a short illness. He was 64.Goossen died early Monday in Southern California after battling liver cancer that was only recently diagnosed, his family said in a statement."The sudden news of his diagnosis was very much a private matter and his final days...
George "Shotgun" Shuba, 79 (1934 - 2014)
The Associated PressYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — George "Shotgun" Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor league teammate Jackie Robinson, died Monday. He was 89.The Los Angeles Dodgers said Shuba died at his home in Youngstown, Ohio. No cause of death was given.Shuba, who was white, congratulated his...
Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore (2014)
The Associated PressBILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore, a former Montana rancher who held the record as the world's oldest performing clown, has died at age 98, his son said Tuesday.Creekmore died Saturday night in his Billings home of complications from heart disease, Dave Creekmore said.Creeky turned to rubber noses and orange wigs in the 1980s, after retiring from his previous...
Skip E. Lowe (2014)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When an earnest but sometimes inept talk-show host took to public-access television in 1978 with a celebrity name-dropping show, it seemed...
Don Manoukian, 80 (1934 - 2014)
The Associated PressRENO, Nev. (AP) — Don Manoukian, a longtime Reno civic leader who starred as a lineman for the Oakland Raiders when they debuted in the American Football League in 1960 and was...
George Sluizer, 82 (1932 - 2014)
The Associated PressAMSTERDAM (AP) — George Sluizer, the Dutch filmmaker who directed River Phoenix's last movie, "Dark Blood," has died at age 82.Organizers of the Netherlands Film Festival and...
Christopher Hogwood, 73 (1941 - 2014)
DAVID McHUGH, The Associated PressConductor Christopher Hogwood, who pioneered the performance of music by 18th-Century composers such as Bach and Handel on historically authentic instruments, died...
Deborah "Duchess of Devonshire" Cavendish, 94 (1920 - 2014)
DANICA KIRKA, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Deborah, the dowager duchess of Devonshire, the last of the witty, unconventional Mitford sisters, died Wednesday, her son said. She was 94. ...
J. California Cooper (2014)
DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Prolific writer J. California Cooper, who was writing plays until Alice Walker suggested she switch to short stories and novels, because...
John Toner, 91 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated PressSTORRS, Conn. (AP) — John Toner, athletic director emeritus who is credited with building the University of Connecticut into a basketball power and hiring its two best-known...
Lily McBeth (2014)
WAYNE PARRY, The Associated PressLITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Lily McBeth, the teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the...
Nicolae Corneanu, 90 (1923 - 2014)
ALISON MUTLER, The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian Orthodox bishop who was the first senior cleric to acknowledge collaborating with the feared Securitate communist secret...
Raul Alvarez Garin (2014)
The Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) — Raul Alvarez Garin, a leader in the 1968 student uprising that culminated in the massacre of protesters in Mexico City, has died at age 73.Alvarez Garin died...
James Traficant (2014)
MARK GILLISPIE, The Associated PressCLEVELAND (AP) — James Traficant, the colorful politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from...
Mike Harari, 87 (1927 - 2014)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's secret service agent Mike Harari, who played a major role in planning Mossad's revenge attacks against Palestinian militants implicated in the 1972...
Jason Rabedeaux (2014)
The Associated PressEL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man who succeeded legendary coach Don Haskins at UTEP has died.UTEP spokesman Jeff Darby said that Jason Rabedeaux died Monday in Vietnam. He was 49...
Joel Krog (2014)
The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Joel Krog, the captain of SMU's only NCAA Final Four team, has died at the age of 79.SMU said Monday that Krog died Saturday in Houston. Details were not released...
Will Radcliff (2014)
DAN SEWELL, The Associated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74.His...
Andriy Gusin, 41 (1972 - 2014)
The Associated PressKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Andriy Gusin, a former Ukraine midfielder who helped his country reach the 2006 World Cup quarterfinals, has died, the Ukrainian football federation said...
Bengt Saltin (2014)
The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Bengt Saltin, a Swedish professor of human physiology and a leading anti-doping expert, has died. He was 79.The Swedish Olympic Committee said Saltin died...