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Arnold Palmer, the Magnetic Face of Golf in the ’60s, Dies at 87

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:03:14 GMT

Palmer was 24 when he won the 1954 United States Amateur at the Country Club of Detroit.Palmer, who won seven major titles, captivated fans with his ferocious swing and fearless attitude, helping to inspire an American golf boom.


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Mike Davis, ‘World’s Grumpiest Boss,’ Dies at 85

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:11:26 GMT

Edward Mike Davis in 1965. His memos drew attention long after his oil company failed.The Houston oil and gas magnate, who owned Tiger Oil, gained notoriety as the author of blunt office memos that earned him the unofficial title.


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Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Is Killed in a Boating Accident

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:19:34 GMT

Jose Fernandez, though very young, was on a Hall of Fame trajectory, with a 2.58 E.R.A. for his career and 589 strikeouts in just 471 ⅓ innings.A Coast Guard crew found the overturned boat and three bodies around 3:30 a.m. Fernandez, Miami’s ace, was 24.


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Richard P. Cooley, Former Wells Fargo C.E.O., Dies at 92

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:25:20 GMT

Richard P. Cooley, former chief executive of Wells Fargo.For decades, Mr. Cooley was a prominent figure in West Coast banking, helping to turn Wells Fargo into a major regional bank.


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From the Memos of the ‘World’s Grumpiest Boss’

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:14:21 GMT

You ran out of cigarettes? You want to swear at work? Too bad, said Edward Mike Davis, the owner of Tiger Oil Company who was known as Tiger Mike.



Bill Nunn, Who Played Radio Raheem in ‘Do the Right Thing,’ Dies at 63

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:02:24 GMT

Bill Nunn as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s 1989 film, “Do the Right Thing.”Mr. Nunn starred in several movies by the director Spike Lee, but he made his greatest mark in the 1989 role as Radio Raheem.


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Stanley Dural Jr., Founder of Buckwheat Zydeco, Dies at 68

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:41:40 GMT

Stanley Dural Jr., known as Buckwheat, center, performing with Paul Simon at a 2005 benefit at Lincoln Center for victims of Hurricane Katrina. At left, Mr. Dural’s son, Sir Reginald M. Dural, plays rubboard.Founded in 1979, Buckwheat Zydeco mixed Louisiana Creole traditions with R&B and rock to become one of the world’s great party bands.


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Teodoro González de León, Evocative Mexican Architect, Dies at 90

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:27:58 GMT

Teodoro González de León died of a heart attack on Sept. 16.Mr. González de León, in various settings, reimagined the tenets of Modernism in a Mexican context.


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Last Word: Arnold Palmer

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:11:04 GMT

The golfer Arnold Palmer was one of the most celebrated and charismatic athletes of the 20th century.



Walter L. Bush Jr., Longtime Hockey Executive, Dies at 86

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:05:50 GMT

Walter L. Bush Jr. pushed for the addition of women’s hockey to the Olympic Games.Mr. Bush was the president of U.S.A. Hockey from 1986 to 2003, and he was also a founder of the Minnesota North Stars franchise in the N.H.L.


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Bobby Breen, a Child Star Who Hit a High Note in the 1930s, Dies at 87

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:39:01 GMT

Bobby Breen and Louise Beavers in the 1936 film “Rainbow on the River,” which was the child actor’s second movie.Mr. Breen arrived on the scene as an 8-year-old boy with an angelic face, and was described as “the most alarming vocal phenomenon of the day.”


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Jack Garman, Whose Judgment Call Saved Moon Landing, Dies at 72

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:28:47 GMT

Jack Garman in 1968. He had a long career at NASA.Mr. Garman was at a back-room console on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong told mission control of a possible computer systems overload. “As long as it doesn’t reoccur, it’s fine,” Mr. Garman said.


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Karl Dietrich Bracher, German Historian of Nazi Era, Dies at 94

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:56:02 GMT

Professor Bracher, who was born in 1922, refused to absolve his own generation of complicity in the horrors of Nazism.


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Ed Temple, Track Coach Who Produced Olympians and National Titles, Dies at 89

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:23:02 GMT

Ed Temple with, from left, Carla Mims, Edith McGuire, Vivian Brown and Wyomia Tyus at the women’s Olympic track and field tryouts on Randalls Island in New York City in 1964.Temple, who coached at Tennessee State University from 1950 to 1993, mentored female runners who won 23 Olympic medals and 34 national titles.


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John D. Loudermilk, Who Wrote ‘Tobacco Road’ and ‘Indian Reservation,’ Dies at 82

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:21:02 GMT

John D. Loudermilk in an undated photograph.The country singer and songwriter wrote dozens of hits in the 1960s and ’70s, performed by artists including Eddie Cochran and Paul Revere and the Raiders.


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Victor Scheinman, Assembly Line Robot Inventor, Dies at 73

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:18:25 GMT

Victor Scheinman developed a programmable six-jointed robot that was named the Stanford Arm.The Scheinman Stanford Arm, developed in 1969, was adapted by manufacturers to become the leading robot in assembling and spot-welding products.


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Deborah S. Jin Dies at 47; Physicist Studied Matter in Extreme Cold

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:13:34 GMT

Deborah S. Jin, who was mentioned as a potential candidate for a Nobel Prize.A MacArthur fellow and the second-youngest woman ever elected to the National Academy of Sciences.


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Curtis Hanson, Director of Wicked Noir ‘L.A. Confidential,’ Dies at 71

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:23:31 GMT

Curtis Hanson while filming the 1994 movie “The River Wild.”The director’s 1997 adaptation of a tough James Ellroy novel earned him an Academy Award, and introduced American moviegoers to Russell Crowe.


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Rose Pak, a Brash Force for San Francisco’s Chinatown, Dies at 68

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:52:37 GMT

Rose Pak in San Francisco’s Chinatown in 2003. She received much of the credit when the city elected its first Asian-American mayor in 2011.Although she never held office, Ms. Pak helped turn her city’s Asian-American population into a substantial political power through outspoken style.


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Allister Sparks, South African Journalist Who Challenged Apartheid, Dies at 83

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:57:59 GMT

Allister Sparks, second from right, in Cape Town in 2011 with Bono, the U2 frontman, left; Archbishop Desmond Tutu, right; and Archbishop Tutu’s daughter Mpho, who co-wrote a biography of him with Mr. Sparks.As the editor of The Rand Daily Mail, Mr. Sparks exposed a covert government propaganda campaign that led South Africa’s president to resign.


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D. Keith Mano, Novelist Who Tackled Christianity, Sex and More, Dies at 74

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:15:07 GMT

D. Keith Mano in 1971.Mr. Mano wrote a stack of books, a National Review column and numerous articles in Playboy, Esquire and other magazines.


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Dorothy Cann Hamilton, Founder of French Culinary Institute, Dies in Crash at 67

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:25:54 GMT

Dorothy Cann Hamilton in 2006. She founded the French Culinary Institute in New York in 1984; it produced such famed graduates as Bobby Flay, Wylie Dufresne and Christina Tosi.Ms. Hamilton, a big influence on New York chefs, was driving in Nova Scotia, where she had a home.


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