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  • Tom Clancy dies at 66; insurance agent found his calling in spy thrillers

    Tom Clancy dies at 66; insurance agent found his calling in spy thrillers
    In 1980, Tom Clancy was making a decent living as an insurance agent. But underwriting fire, casualty and car policies wasn't the stuff of his dreams. In his spare time he began to plot a novel — about an ex-Marine who worked for the CIA and a...
  • Joy Covey dies at 50; as CFO, she helped take Amazon.com public

    Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer's chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50. Covey, who had been riding her...
  • PASSINGS: Raul Ramirez, Al Ruscio

    PASSINGS: Raul Ramirez, Al Ruscio
    Raul Ramirez Award-winning investigative journalist Raul Ramirez, 67, an investigative newspaper journalist who went on to help build a prominent Northern California public radio news operation, died Friday at home in Berkeley, said San Francisco...
  • Jim Hall dies at 83; guitarist influenced generations of jazz players

    Jim Hall dies at 83; guitarist influenced generations of jazz players
    Jim Hall, a jazz guitarist, composer and arranger whose subtle, lyrical playing style was favored by such iconic jazz artists as Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Paul Desmond and Ella Fitzgerald, has died in New York. He was 83. Hall died in his sleep Tuesday...
  • Maxine Kumin dies at 88; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

    Decades before she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Maxine Kumin was a student at Radcliffe College who had summoned the courage to show a handful of her poems to an instructor. His comment couldn't have been more withering. "Say it with flowers,"...
  • President was told healthcare website would work, official says

    President was told healthcare website would work, official says
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama was assured that the healthcare insurance website was ready to launch on Oct. 1, even as private contractors and some administration officials knew the site had failed in early testing, a senior White House advisor said...
  • Merrell Williams Jr. dies at 72; former paralegal fought Big Tobacco

    Merrell Williams Jr. dies at 72; former paralegal fought Big Tobacco
    Over four years, Merrell Williams Jr. came up with a number of effective ways to smuggle documents from work. A $9-an-hour paralegal at a tobacco company's law firm in Louisville, Ky., Williams tucked a few memos at a time into a slit he cut in the...
  • Savannah State's long odds against UM getting longer

    Savannah State is used to being the underdog.  The Tigers enter Saturday's game fresh off a 27-20 win over Fort Valley State, but their first two games were blowout losses to Georgia Southern (77-9) and Troy (66-3).  Last season, Oklahoma State scored...
  • A plague on both your parties

     A plague on both your parties
    Only two weeks ago, President Obama looked like a man on the rise. He and his party had successfully stared down Republicans in a 16-day government shutdown. Voters were angrier at the GOP than any time since, well, the last government shutdown. A...
  • CEOs want you -- to fix the debt

    Many of the nation's top CEOs have joined forces to "fix the debt." They want to achieve this goal, in part, by reducing Social Security benefits and raising the retirement age to 70. One of the chief executive officers, David Cote, runs Honeywell....
  • Free the Keystone XL pipeline, Mr. President

    Welcome to the "year of action." In last week's State of the Union address, the president vowed to do whatever he has to to help the economy, even if that means working around Congress: "What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to...
  • The not-so-Super Bowl: One man's boycott

     The not-so-Super Bowl: One man's boycott
    The Shah of Persia refused to be taken to the Derby Day, saying "It is already known to me that one horse can run faster than another." — William James, "The Principles of Psychology, Volume 2" I'm with the shah on this one. I feel the same...