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September 17, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John E. Swearingen, 89, a Chicago banker and oil executive who led Standard Oil Co. of Indiana to become the sixth-largest U.S. company, died Friday of pneumonia at a Birmingham, Ala., hospital, according to his wife, Bonnie Bolding Swearingen. He also had Alzheimer's disease. A native of Columbia, S.C., Swearingen graduated from the University of South Carolina and earned a master's degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
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February 24, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
John E. Heyning, a marine biologist with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County who dramatically furthered research on marine mammals, especially the study of beaked whales, has died. He was 50. Heyning died Feb. 17 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, for more than three years, the museum announced. To colleagues, Heyning was curator of marine mammals and deputy director of the museum.
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June 12, 2006 | From the Washington Post
John E. Horton, the go-to man for Hollywood producers needing a submarine, an F-14 Tomcat or the latest combat weaponry from the Pentagon, died June 4 of liver failure at his home on Seabrook Island, S.C. He was 87. Producers of "Top Gun," "The Hunt for Red October" and "In the Line of Fire" all relied on Horton to secure the Pentagon's cooperation and stamp of approval on their scripts as well as to help ease the way through the logistical labyrinth.
BOOKS
August 14, 2005 | Merle Rubin, Merle Rubin is a contributing writer to Book Review.
IN the years when Germany was besieged by inflation, depression and social unrest, Thomas Mann -- whose active role in defending the beleaguered Weimar Republic would earn him a place on the Nazis' enemies list -- began work on a project that would fill his imagination with images, ideas, sounds and personages from the distant past: his four-novel masterpiece, "Joseph and His Brothers."
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February 9, 2005 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
The San Bernardino County public defender remained on paid leave Tuesday for hiring a lawyer with a criminal background. The Board of Supervisors is weighing whether to fire John E. Roth for hiring an attorney convicted last year of paying inmates to solicit business for him inside county jails.
BOOKS
October 31, 2004 | Michael Parks, Michael Parks is the director of the School of Journalism at USC's Annenberg School for Communication. He was the editor of The Times from 1997 to 2000 and a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the paper. He also covered the Vietnam War for the Baltimore Sun.
Our troops are embattled in Iraq, and every day that conflict seems to get uglier. We are in the midst of a global war on terrorism whose front lines can be anywhere and which appears to have no end. And the goal of security for Americans in their homes is far away and not certain.
OPINION
October 31, 2004 | John E. McCosker
Since mid-September, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has been mobbed by fish fans (and "Jaws" fans) who want to see its newest inhabitant: a young, female great white shark. But the aquarium's critics have been lining up as well. They say the shark should be released, that it should never have been put on display in the first place. Why all the fuss over keeping a great white shark in captivity? Because it's a first. On Sept. 15, the aquarium made history when the shark fed in the exhibit tank.
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October 2, 2004 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
John E. Mack, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, died Monday in an automobile accident in London, according to Will Bueche of the John E. Mack Institute in Cambridge, Mass. Mack, who was 74, was in England to lecture at a conference sponsored by the T. E. Lawrence Society and was hit by a car while walking across the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Mack's "A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T. E.
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April 28, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
John E. "Jack" Riley, a NASA public affairs officer and spokesman who provided the commentary for the first moon walk in 1969, has died. He was 78. Riley died of cancer April 17 in Houston. Steve Nesbitt, public affairs officer at the Johnson Space Center there, said Friday that Riley was "one of a small group of people who over the years have been referred to as 'the voice of Mission Control.' " Nesbitt worked for the spokesman for several years.
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March 8, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dr. John E. Fryer, 65, a psychiatrist considered a trailblazer in the gay rights movement for appearing before his colleagues at a 1972 convention in a mask to announce his homosexuality, died Feb. 21 in Philadelphia of aspiration pneumonia. Fryer appeared as Dr. H. Anonymous, clad in a full mask and wig, and using a voice-distorting microphone before the American Psychiatric Assn. meeting in Dallas at a time when homosexuality was designated a mental illness. "I am a homosexual.
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