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  • New Clippers CEO Dick Parsons brings leadership and diplomacy skills

    New Clippers CEO Dick Parsons brings leadership and diplomacy skills
    Dick Parsons, the former Time Warner chairman, has been tapped to be the new chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers. Parsons will try to bring stability and leadership to an organization reeling from the lifetime ban of its owner, Donald Sterling,...
  • NBA names interim chief executive for Clippers

    NBA names interim chief executive for Clippers
    One of America's most prominent businessmen, known for quelling fierce corporate infighting, was named Friday by the NBA as interim chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers in a move to restore credibility and stability to the team after owner Donald...
  • John Claerhout dies at 85; Boy Scouts leader was masterful fundraiser

    John Claerhout dies at 85; Boy Scouts leader was masterful fundraiser
    John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85. Claerhout underwent...
  • Robert D. Stuart Jr., former CEO of Quaker Oats, dies

     Robert D. Stuart Jr., former CEO of Quaker Oats, dies
    Robert D. Stuart Jr. was a grandson of one of the founders of Quaker Oats Co. and third-generation leader of the company, shifting the focus during his long tenure as CEO from cereal-making to brand management and marketing while also overseeing...
  • Super Street winner Randy Akers continues to hold his own against Langley Speedway's younger drivers

    These days, NASCAR is all atwitter — in thought and on smartphones — about the crop of young drivers moving up the ranks. Meanwhile, there are a few older guys getting it done to less fanfare. Guys like Randy Akers, who won the Super...
  • Frank Woods dies at 81; helped make Sonoma County a winemaking center

    Frank Woods, whose Clos du Bois vineyard helped to establish Sonoma County as a center for world-class winemaking, has died. He was 81. He collapsed and died May 8 of unknown causes at a gym near his San Francisco home, according to his daughter, Alexis...
  • James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief

    James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief
    James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
  • Bill Thomas, a Times editor during the glory times, dies

    Bill Thomas, a Times editor during the glory times, dies
    There are real-life newspaper editors like the ones you see in the movies, the ones who swagger and swashbuckle and cuss and scrap. Bill Thomas was not one of those editors. He was urbane, dapper, cool and collected, an editor to match the...
  • Obama issues a campaign-ready budget proposal

    Obama issues a campaign-ready budget proposal
    WASHINGTON — Looking beyond the deficit battles and financial crises of years past, President Obama put forward a $3.9-trillion budget proposal Tuesday that set out a wish list of programs on education, infrastructure, job training and urban...
  • Jules Witcover: A footnote in presidential history

    WASHINGTON -- In reporting the death at 86 the other day of Howard "Bo" Callaway, a former Secretary of the Army in the Nixon and Ford administrations, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution called him "the first superstar" of the Georgia Republican Party. In...
  • Barbara Walters: Probing Questions and a Tall Tale of the Tree

    Any discussion of Barbara Walters' trademark primetime interview specials inevitably winds back to the famous question: "If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?" Except that she never delivered that query in quite in that way, even though...
  • Justice Department invites thousands of inmates to seek clemency

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday unveiled the most ambitious federal clemency program in 40 years, inviting thousands of jailed drug offenders and other convicts to seek early release as part of a new program intended to correct...