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Vera Katz, who helped turn Portland into hipster haven, dies
December 11, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore. — Vera Katz, a Jewish refugee who was elected to three terms as Portland's mayor and helped transform it from a sleepy backwater into a trendy city known for its public transit, eco-conscious design and live-work architecture style, died Monday. She was 84.
Tracy Stallard, who gave up Maris' 61st homer, dies at 80
December 11, 2017
COEBURN, Va. — Tracy Stallard, the pitcher who gave up Roger Maris' record 61st home run in 1961, has died. He was 80.
The Sturgill Funeral Home in Coeburn, Virginia, said Monday that Stallard died Wednesday at the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Model in Britain's sex-and-spy Profumo scandal dies at 75
December 6, 2017
LONDON — Christine Keeler, the central figure in the sex-and-espionage Profumo scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at 75.
Her son, Seymour Platt, posted on Facebook that Keeler died Monday at a hospital near Farnborough in southern England.
Platt said on Facebook...
Rock icon Johnny Hallyday, known as French Elvis, dies at 74
December 5, 2017
PARIS — Johnny Hallyday, France's biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his pumping pelvis and high-voltage tunes, has died. He was 74.
President Emmanuel Macron announced his death in a statement...
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
November 28, 2017
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.
NASCAR announced the death of Moore, born Walter Moore Jr., on Tuesday. No details were given, but Moore lived in Spartanburg, South...