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  • Stylish gift ideas

    We asked a variety of tastemakers to tell us about their versions of 'The One,' the go-to gift they'll turn to this season. Jenni Kayne, fashion designer L'Artisan Parfumeur amber balls, $75 for the small size, luckyscent.com. "They are earthy and...
  • Super Tuesday looks close for Democrats

    Barack Obama gained a burst of momentum from his landslide victory in the South Carolina primary on Saturday and an expected endorsement today from Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. But now, the Illinois senator faces a monumental contest that does not...
  • Saving lives isn't silliness

    In its editorial, "A moment for Martin Luther King," The Times' board calls the county's 40-hour moratorium on homicide "silliness." Martin Luther King Jr. would have had an answer for the editors who think saving lives is silliness. In 1963, a group...
  • PASSINGS

    Abraham Woods Jr. Minister led civil rights sit-in The Rev. Abraham Woods Jr., 80, a founder and longtime president of the Birmingham, Ala., chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Friday of complications of cancer at Princeton...
  • The Rev. James L. Bevel dies at 72; civil rights activist and top lieutenant to King

    The Rev. James L. Bevel dies at 72; civil rights activist and top lieutenant to King
    The Rev. James L. Bevel, a fiery top lieutenant of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a force behind civil rights campaigns of the 1960s whose erratic behavior and conviction on incest charges tarnished his legacy, has died. He was 72. Sherrilynn Bevel,...
  • Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78; lawyer challenged racism in the South

    Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78; lawyer challenged racism in the South
    Charles Morgan Jr., a civil rights lawyer who challenged the racism of his native South and won numerous landmark cases for equal rights before the U.S. Supreme Court, died Thursday at his home in Destin, Fla. He was 78 and had Alzheimer's disease. In...
  • Country music singer-songwriter Vern Gosdin dies

    Country music singer-songwriter Vern Gosdin dies
    Vern Gosdin, a singer-songwriter whose "Chiseled in Stone" was named the Country Music Assn.'s song of the year in 1989, has died. He was 70. FOR THE RECORD: An obituary in Wednesday's A section said the country music singer-songwriter was 70 when he...
  • Odetta Holmes dies at 77; folk singer championed black history, civil rights

    Odetta Holmes dies at 77; folk singer championed black history, civil rights
    Odetta, the classically trained folk, blues and gospel singer who used her powerfully rich and dusky voice to champion African American music and civil rights issues for more than half a century starting in the folk revival of the 1950s, has died. She was...
  • Charles Moore dies at 79; photojournalist's work brought national attention to civil rights movement

    Charles Moore dies at 79; photojournalist's work brought national attention to civil rights movement
    Charles Moore, a photojournalist who both chronicled and helped alter the course of history through extraordinary photographs that reflected the brutal reality of the civil rights movement in the South, has died. He was 79. Moore died Thursday of natural...
  • Military deaths

    The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: Esau I. De la Pena- Hernandez, 25, of La Puente; staff sergeant, Army. De la Pena-Hernandez was one of two soldiers who died May 15 at...
  • PASSINGS: Jyoti Basu, Joe Shannon

    PASSINGS: Jyoti Basu, Joe Shannon
    Jyoti Basu Communist statesman of India Jyoti Basu, 95, a veteran communist leader who in 1996 came close to becoming India's prime minister, died Sunday in Calcutta of multiple organ failure, a party spokesman said. Basu became chief minister of West...
  • Working without a net

    Economists -- and what few friends the Bush administration still has -- seem flabbergasted at how bleak Americans have grown about their economic prospects. True, gasoline has shot past $4 a gallon. And house prices keep dropping. And unemployment is...