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November 6, 2013
Clarence 'Ace' Parker Oldest living Football Hall of Fame member Clarence "Ace" Parker, 101, a star of New York City football in the 1940s who was the oldest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Wednesday, the Canton, Ohio-based Hall of Fame announced. He had been hospitalized with a pulmonary condition since late last month, the Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported. Born May 17, 1912, in Portsmouth, Va., Parker was an all-around athlete who played football, basketball and baseball at Duke University, earning All-America honors as a tailback in football.
November 6, 2013 | By David Wharton
An 86-year-old San Jose woman has died from a head injury she suffered while running in the New York City Marathon last weekend. Joy Johnson stumbled in the 20th mile of the race and fell to the ground, the New York Daily News reported . Medics urged Johnson to let them take her to a hospital but Johnson, running in New York for the 25th time, insisted on continuing. After the race, she appeared on the "Today" show, where she was interviewed by Al Roker with bandages covering the right side of her face and head.
October 31, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
In the wake of September's deadly jet crash, Santa Monica officials sued the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday to gain control of the city's embattled airport, which local groups want to turn into a park. Filed in U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles, the lawsuit seeks a declaration that the city holds clear title to the 227 acres containing the oldest continuously operating airport in the county. It also challenges the constitutionality of a 1948 agreement between the city and federal authorities that requires the historic property and its 5,000-foot runway to remain an airport in perpetuity or be returned at the option of the FAA to the U.S. government.
October 29, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
Steve Nash might not have a choice about any of this. Father Time has been giving him a full-court press since last season. He'll be 40 in February. So he's on board with the Lakers' experiment that might debut Wednesday at Golden State. Nash could be sitting out the second night of back-to-back situations. "I want to play them all, but if missing the back end of some or all the back-to-backs prevents me from missing a month or two because of injury, then I think it's something you've got to look at," Nash said Tuesday.
October 11, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
The nation's oldest full-time national park ranger, who works at the  Rosie the Riveter museum in Richmond, Calif., recently joined the ranks of the furloughed because of the ongoing U.S. government shutdown. Betty Reid Soskin, 92, is a ranger at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Northern California. “At 92, I am very sensitive to the passage of time. We learned about the furlough gradually,” Soskin said told the Associated Press last week.
September 28, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
It's a line Steve Nash would rather leave off a resume that includes two most-valuable-player awards, 10,249 assists and a record 90.4% accuracy on free throws. He's now the oldest player in the NBA. "It's not a privilege I ever really dreamed about," the 39-year-old said Saturday while encircled by reporters during Lakers media day. "It's pretty strange and I guess surreal in a way. " PHOTOS: Lakers Media Day That would make it like everything else Nash has experienced since becoming a Laker.
September 25, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Scientists say they have discovered a fossil of the oldest known vertebrate animal with a jaw -- a strange chimera of a fish that could unseat the shark as a representative of extremely "primitive" jawed fishes and turn our evolutionary understanding of humans' ocean-dwelling ancestors on its head. The new fossil described in the journal Nature, called Entelognathus primordialis , is a 419-million-year-old armored fish from the end of the Silurian period, right before the start of the Devonian, known as the Age of Fishes for their remarkable diversity during that period.
September 5, 2013 | By Susan King
The World 3-D Film Expo III, which opens Friday and continues through Sept. 15 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, has lined up some of the well-known classics of the format's heyday 60 years ago, including 1953's "House of Wax" with Vincent Price, the 1953 musical "Kiss Me Kate" with Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel and Ann Miller, and 1954's "Creature From the Black Lagoon" with Julie Adams and the Gill-man. FOR THE RECORD: World 3-D Film Expo: In the Sept. 5 Calendar section, an article about the World 3-D Film Expo misspelled the name of the Arriflex camera as Aeroflex.
September 3, 2013
Frank Pulli MLB umpire turned to instant replay in '99 Frank Pulli, 78, a longtime umpire for Major League Baseball who used instant replay to make a call nearly a decade before video reviews were allowed, died Wednesday in Palm Harbor, Fla., of complications from Parkinson's disease, according to MLB. Pulli umpired in the National League from 1972 to '99 and worked four World Series, six NL championship series and two All-Star games....
September 3, 2013 | Bloomberg News
Ronald Coase, a British-born University of Chicago economist whose Nobel Prize-winning work on the role of corporations stemmed from visits in the early 1930s to American companies including Ford Motor Co. and Union Carbide Corp., has died. He was 102. Coase, who had been the oldest living Nobel laureate, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, the university announced. No cause was given. The Royal Swedish Academy of Science awarded Coase the 1991 Nobel in economics "for his discovery and clarification of the significance of transaction costs and property rights for the institutional structure and functioning of the economy.
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