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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Ruth Ziolkowski, Key Figure Behind Crazy Horse Memorial, Dies At 87

By David Colker, Los Angeles Times It was sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski who took on the enormous task of carving a mountain in South Dakota to create a sculpture so mammoth it would dwarf the presidents on nearby Mount Rushmore. But it was his wife, Ruth, who made the pragmatic financial and public relations decisions that were […]

June 2, 2014

German Collector At Center Of Nazi-Looted Art Scandal Dies

By Andrew McCathie BERLIN — Cornelius Gurlitt, the German art collector whose stash of famous paintings worth an estimated $1.4 billion sparked an outcry about artwork looted by the Nazis, has died, his spokesman told the German news agency dpa Tuesday. German prosecutors seized about 1,400 modern classics, including paintings by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, […]

May 6, 2014

Jim Oberstar, Longtime Minnesota Congressman, Dies At 79

By Baird Helgeson and Kelly Smith, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, a lion in northern Minnesota politics and the state’s longest-serving congressman, died Saturday in his Maryland home. He was 79. The veteran Democrat served 36 years — 18 terms from 1975 to 2011 — in Congress. “His impacts are almost indescribable,” said […]

May 5, 2014

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfully Imprisoned For Murder

By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the middleweight boxer whose wrongful triple-murder conviction inspired a film starring Denzel Washington and a song by Bob Dylan, died in Toronto on Sunday. He was 76. Carter, who died of complications from prostate cancer, had a difficult upbringing in New Jersey and had stints in prison […]

April 21, 2014

Charles Farthing, Doctor At Forefront Of AIDS Care, Dies At 60

By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60. Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong taxi April […]

April 15, 2014