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  • Ernie Terrell, 75 (1939 - 2014)

    Ernie Terrell

    The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Ernie Terrell, whose brief reign as heavyweight champion ended with a punishing loss to Muhammad Ali in a 1967 grudge match, has died. He was 75.The son of Mississippi sharecroppers and long-time Chicago resident worked as fight promoter after his boxing career ended and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004. Terrell also twice ran unsuccessfully for...

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  • Mandy Rice-Davies, 70 (1944 - 2014)

    Mandy Rice-Davies

    By JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a sex-and-politics scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at age 70. Her PR firm, Hackford Jones, said Friday that Rice-Davies died Thursday evening "after a short battle with cancer." Rice-Davies was an 18-year-old model and nightclub dancer in 1963 when her friend...

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  • Rabbi Harold Schulweis, 89 (1925 - 2014)

    Rabbi Harold Schulweis

    The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader and scholar who fostered bold change, has died in Los Angeles at age 89. His death late Wednesday was announced by Rabbi Edward Feinstein, senior rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom, where Schulweis was the spiritual leader for decades. Innovations credited to Schulweis include...

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  • Lowell Steward (2014)

    Lowell Steward

    CHRISTOPHER WEBER, The Associated PressVENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was 95.His son Lowell Jr. says Steward died Wednesday of natural causes at a hospital in Ventura.After graduating with a business degree from Santa Barbara College in 1941, Steward joined the...

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  • Dieter E. Grau, 101 (1913 - 2014)

    Dieter E. Grau

    The Associated PressHUNTSVILLE, Alabama (AP) — A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in Alabama has died.An announcement from a funeral home in Huntsville says Dieter E. Grau died Wednesday at age 101.A worker says relatives are still working on the arrangements and further details weren't immediately available.Grau came to the United States after World...

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