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Principal, mentor Mary Bright, who helped lead troubled youth and young athletes, dies at 57

During more than three decades as a youth counselor and social worker, Mary Bright stood out for her empathy."She was a great teammate, friend, mentor…
Nation
1:50pm

Kansas man's obit criticizes those who won't wear masks

He was born as America was recovering from the Great Depression and about to enter World War II — periods of national sacrifice his son would recall decades later in an obituary lamenting his death from COVID-19 even as many people refused to wear "a piece of cloth on their face to protect one another."
Nation
December 3

Alison Lurie, prize winning novelist, dead at 94

Alison Lurie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose satirical and cerebral tales of love and academia included the marital saga "The War Between the Tates" and the comedy of Americans abroad "Foreign Affairs," died Thursday at age 94.
Business
December 3

Late French ex-president Giscard helped reshape Europe

No one who saw it will forget Valery Giscard d'Estaing's imperious exit from the Elysee Palace. Seated alone at his desk, he offered a stiff televised farewell to the French who had voted him out of office, then stood and left the room. For 45 seconds, the camera kept rolling on an empty chair.
World
December 3

China testing blunders stemmed from secret deals with firms

In the early days in Wuhan, the first city struck by the virus, getting a COVID test was so difficult that residents compared it to winning the lottery.
Nation
December 2

Lon Adams, Slim Jim jerky recipe creator, dies of COVID-19

Alonzo "Lon" T. Adams II, the man who created the formula for Slim Jim beef jerky sticks, has died from complications of COVID-19. He was 95.
World
December 2

Ex-French leader Valery Giscard d'Estaing dies at age 94

Valery Giscard d'Estaing, the president of France from 1974 to 1981 who became a champion of European integration, died on Wednesday. He was 94.
Obituaries
December 2
September 19, 1982 Richard Cisek, who started in public relations for the Minnesota Orchestra, is now president of the orchestral association. Continu

Richard Cisek, who helped put the Minnesota Orchestra in the big leagues, dies at 92

"A giant." "A legend." "A pivotal figure." Despite being on the administrative side of the Minnesota Orchestra — "the man behind the music," as one…
Sports
December 2

Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. He was 86.
Business
December 2

Pizza Hut co-founder Frank Carney dies from pneumonia at 82

Frank Carney, who with his brother started the Pizza Hut empire in Wichita, died Wednesday from pneumonia. He was 82.
World
December 2

Pakistan's former prime minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali dies

Zafarullah Khan Jamali, a veteran Pakistani politician who served as the country's prime minister from 2002 to 2004 died on Wednesday at a hospital in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, days after he suffered a heart attack at the age of 76.
Nation
December 1

Thomas Reavley, oldest active federal judge, dies at 99

Thomas M. Reavley, the oldest active federal judge who served for 41 years on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 99.
Business
December 1

Ron Lindner, who founded a family fishing empire, dies at 86

He started a fishing tackle business more than 60 years ago in his parents' basement and went on to cement the "Lindy" brand as a…
Nation
December 1

'Very dark couple of weeks': Morgues and hospitals overflow

Nearly 37,000 Americans died of COVID-19 in November, the most in any month since the dark early days of the pandemic, engulfing families in grief, filling newspaper obituary pages and testing the capacity of morgues, funeral homes and hospitals.
Local
December 1

Jean-Claude Tindillier, French chef, dies at 87

Even at 12 years old, Jean-Claude Tindillier had a discerning palate.One weekend, he ran away from his boarding school outside Paris, trekking 10 miles back…
Variety
December 1

Acclaimed art scholar, ex-RISD president Roger Mandle dies

Roger Mandle, an internationally renowned art scholar and the former longtime president of the Rhode Island School of Design, has died, RISD said Tuesday. He was 79.
Nation
December 1

Owner of Casey Jones Village tourist stop in Tennessee dies

Clark Shaw, a Tennessee tourism leader who built Casey Jones Village in Jackson into a popular roadside attraction featuring a restaurant, a train museum, a country store, an ice cream parlor and even a farm, has died. He was 66.
World
December 1

Irina Antonova, head of top Moscow art museum, dies at 98

Irina Antonova, a charismatic art historian who presided over one of Russia's top art museums for more than half a century, has died at 98.
Local
November 30

Jon Rondesvedt, Robbinsdale English teacher, dies of COVID-19 complications at 81

Jon Rondestvedt had an intense love of literature and held nothing back as he shared that passion with students in Robbinsdale Area Schools, where he…
Nation
November 29

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