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Oklahoma Tornado Victims (2013)
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. At least 37 people were reported killed. The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, south of the city. Block after block of the...
Ray Manzarek, 74 (1939 - 2013)
CHRIS TALBOTT, The Associated Press Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, has died. He was 74. Manzarek died Monday in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by his family, said publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald. She...
Bernard Waber, 88 (1924 - 2013)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Waber, the author of such children's favorites as "The House on East 88th Street" and "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile," has died. Waber died May 16 at his Long Island home after a long illness, publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday. He was 91. Waber's "warmth, energy, artfulness, elegance, and abiding respect for children were...
Victor Torres (2013)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants say former minor league coach Victor Torres has died. He was 61.Torres, a hitting coach and instructor in the club's player development department the past six years, died Wednesday in Florida, the team said Friday. No other details were provided.The Giants said Torres would be deeply missed. General manager Brian Sabean says ...
Stephen Martin, Sr. (2013)
The Associated PressNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane says former baseball player Stephen Martin Sr., the first black athlete to play any varsity sport in the Southeastern Conference, has died at age 66.Martin, who was from the New Orleans area, was a center fielder who made his debut for Tulane against Spring Hill in the 1966 season opener. Tulane was 17-7 that season, its last as an SEC member.Tulane...
Ken Venturi, 82 (1931 - 2013)
DOUG FERGUSON, The Associated Press Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82. His son,...
Frances B. Monson (2013)
BRADY McCOMBS, The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The wife of the Mormon church's president shied away from the spotlight, but her lifelong work behind the scenes left a lasting...
Jorge Rafael Videla, 87 (1925 - 2013)
MICHAEL WARREN, The Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who took power in a 1976 coup and led a military junta that killed thousands of his fellow...
Dick Trickle, 71 (1941 - 2013)
STEVE REED, The Associated PressCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.The Lincoln...
Dr. Joyce Brothers, 85 (1927 - 2013)
SANDY COHEN, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Before Dr. Phil and Dr. Drew and Dr. Oz, there was Joyce Brothers. The popular psychologist pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s...
E. Robert Kinney (2013)
The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — E. Robert Kinney, a former chief executive of General Mills who earlier in his career was instrumental in popularizing fish sticks, has died. He was 96. A...
Ron Weaver, 75 (2013)
Ron Weaver, a three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning producer who worked on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" for almost three decades, died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.
Cynthia Brown (2013)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Activist Cynthia Brown, one of the guiding forces at the international advocacy group Human Rights Watch, has died at age 60 after fighting cancer. Brown...
Valtr Komarek, 82 (1930 - 2013)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Valtr Komarek's son says the left-wing Czech politician and economist who helped overthrow the country's communist regime has died at age 82.His son Martin, a...
Fred E. White, 76 (1936 - 2013)
The Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Longtime Kansas City Royals broadcaster Fred White died Wednesday of complications from cancer. He was 76.The Royals were informed of White's passing by...
Kenneth Battelle (2013)
SAMANTHA CRITCHELL, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Kenneth Battelle, the hairdresser who gave both Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe their calling-card hairdos in the 1950s and '60s, has...
Peter Worthington, 86 (1927 - 2013)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Peter Worthington, a veteran newspaperman who co-founded the Toronto Sun, has died. He was 86.His wife, Yvonne Crittenden, said her husband died Sunday night.The...
Geza Vermes (2013)
ROBERT BARR, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Geza Vermes, a translator of the Dead Sea Scrolls and renowned for books exploring the Jewish background of Jesus, has died at 88.He died on Wednesday...
George Sauer (2013)
The Associated PressWESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — George Sauer had a huge day in the biggest game in New York Jets history, and then surprisingly walked away from football a few years later.Sauer, a...
Alan Abelson, 87 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Alan Abelson, who spent 57 years as a writer, editor and chief columnist for financial news publication Barron's, has died at the age of 87.The author of the...
Christian de Duve, 95 (1917 - 2013)
The Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian university says that biochemist Christian de Duve, who won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1974, has died in an act of euthanasia. He was...
David Morris Kern (1910 - 2013)
The Associated Press PARADISE VALLEY, Arizona (AP) — The creator of Orajel, a medicine aimed at fighting toothaches that was later also used for mouth sores, has died, family members said Sunday...