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  • PASSINGS: Howard B. Schow

    Howard B. Schow Manager of Vanguard mutual funds Howard B. Schow, 84, a well-regarded manager of Vanguard mutual funds such as the $30.1-billion Vanguard Primecap, died of natural causes April 8 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, said Joel P. Fried,...
  • Durbin 'more positive' about getting debt ceiling deal

    Durbin 'more positive' about getting debt ceiling deal
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 official in the Senate, said this morning that he was optimistic about ongoing negotiations toward a deal on raising the debt ceiling. "I have a much more positive feeling than I did 24 hours...
  • Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman

    Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman
    Retired Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, who became the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and guided military and humanitarian efforts in the post-Cold War era of the 1990s, has died. He was 75. Shalikashvili died Saturday...
  • PASSINGS: Murray Rose, Tippy Dye, Garry Walberg

    Murray Rose Swimmer won Olympic gold medals Murray Rose, 73, a four-time Olympic gold medal swimmer from Australia who also competed at USC while studying acting in the late '50s, died Sunday in Sydney of leukemia, Swimming Australia said. Rose...
  • Best baseball road trip: Louisville to Cooperstown

    Best baseball road trip: Louisville to Cooperstown
    America is full of baseball pilgrimages and road trips. Fenway Park in Boston turns 100 this year. Wrigleyville, the neighborhood around Wrigley Field in Chicago is the best baseball neighborhood in the country. California has five major league teams to...
  • Foreign correspondence: Bangkok is great for shopping, sightseeing

    Foreign correspondence: Bangkok is great for shopping, sightseeing
    What's it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who lives in a spot you may want to visit. Suzanne Nam, 38, moved to Bangkok, Thailand, about six years ago to be a...
  • Kyoto mixes modern and ancient with success

    Kyoto mixes modern and ancient with success
    KYOTO, Japan — The videos fill up space on YouTube, the photos running for page after page on Google Images. Japan as a place of death and destruction, massive brown-blue waves, shaking high-rises, collapsed cities. The earthquake in March 2011 has...
  • Cathie Wright dies at 82; former assemblywoman and state senator

    Cathie Wright dies at 82; former assemblywoman and state senator
    A cardboard elephant in Cathie Wright's Sacramento office during her 20 years in the Assembly and state Senate from 1980 to 2000 summed up the Simi Valley Republican's sense of statecraft: "It's Better to Be a Stomper, Than a Stompee." "I'm tenacious, I'...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Wyly, Cornelius 'Corny' Cole, Billy Grammer

    PASSINGS: Charles Wyly, Cornelius 'Corny' Cole, Billy Grammer
    Charles Wyly Texas billionaire and philanthropist Charles Wyly, 77, a Texas billionaire and philanthropist whose family donated millions of dollars to Republican causes and Dallas arts projects, died Sunday after a car accident in western Colorado,...
  • Woman with Oprah tickets possible Blago juror

    Woman with Oprah tickets possible Blago juror
    Jury selection concluded this afternoon in the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich with 11 more people bounced for “cause.” Among those to survive for now is a woman who warned she has tickets to one of the final Oprah shows next month. U....
  • The magic of Mexico thrives in Mazatlan

    The magic of Mexico thrives in Mazatlan
    MAZATLAN, Mexico — Mexico might seem a strange place to lose your heart. But when you're young enough, that first encounter with our southern neighbor's warmth and charm — the smell of roasting corn drifting from the sidewalk vendor's grill,...
  • Bill toughening nursing home rules passes House

    The House passed legislation today that would set stricter rules and guidelines for nursing homes in Illinois that care for the developmentally disabled.   The measure, which passed the House 69-45, would give harsher penalties for poor care and make sure...