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Gregory Powell, ‘The Onion Field’ Killer, Dies at 79

2012-08-14T03:10:06+0000

Mr. Powell was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Los Angeles police officer in 1963, a brutal crime that inspired the popular book and film “The Onion Field.”


HICKMAN POWELL, EX-STATE AIDE, 66; Former Journalist Dies Also Advised Dewey

1966-12-23T05:00:00+0000

Powell, Hickman


Hecky Powell, Barbecue Master and Civic Leader, Dies at 71

2020-06-04T20:32:12+0000

From his restaurant in Evanston, Ill., he fed hungry students and the Chicago Bulls, and counseled high schoolers, mayors, a governor and a young Barack Obama.


William Powell, ‘Anarchist Cookbook’ Writer, Dies at 66

2017-03-29T23:29:09+0000

The author was an angry teenager when he began research on the book, which outlined weapon use, bomb-building techniques and drug manufacturing.


Art Powell, Star Receiver Who Protested Segregation, Dies at 78

2015-04-16T01:38:34+0000

The star receiver for the New York Titans and the Oakland Raiders in the 1960s was a persistent voice protesting the segregation encountered by the pro football players of his time.


Charlie Powell, a Standout Regardless of the Sport, Dies at 82

2014-09-06T00:53:06+0000

Described by a San Diego newspaper as “arguably the greatest athlete ever to come out of San Diego County,” Powell excelled at pro football, baseball and boxing.


Maxine Powell, Motown’s Maven of Style, Dies at 98

2013-10-17T00:16:07+0000

Ms. Powell was the director of the label’s in-house finishing school in the 1960s and was considered in no small part responsible for its early success.


Gregory Powell, ‘The Onion Field’ Killer, Dies at 79

2012-08-14T03:10:06+0000

Mr. Powell was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Los Angeles police officer in 1963, a brutal crime that inspired the popular book and film “The Onion Field.”


Benny Powell, Who Played Trombone With Count Basie, Is Dead at 80

2010-07-04T02:26:43+0000

Mr. Powell recorded with everyone from Sinatra to Screamin’ Jay Hawkins but was best known for his long tenure with Count Basie’s big band.


African-American Golf Pioneer Bill Powell Dies at 93

2010-01-02T01:14:46+0000

Mr. Powell was the first African-American to build, own and operate a golf course.



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Alice Stewart, a CNN Political Commentator, Dies at 58

Sun, 19 May 2024 13:27:58 +0000

She had appeared onscreen as a conservative voice since the 2016 presidential race. A political strategist, she had worked for Republican presidential candidates.

Moorhead C. Kennedy Jr., 93, Dies; Hostage Who Chided Foreign Policy

Sat, 18 May 2024 21:29:29 +0000

A Foreign Service officer, he was one of 52 hostages seized in Iran and held for 444 days. He later challenged the U.S. government to reshape its diplomacy with the Islamic world.

Phil Wiggins, Virtuoso of the Blues Harmonica, Is Dead at 69

Sun, 19 May 2024 05:45:30 +0000

First as half of the duo Cephas and Wiggins and later on his own, he was one of the best-known musicians playing the style known as the Piedmont blues.

Dabney Coleman, Actor Audiences Loved to Hate, Is Dead at 92

Sat, 18 May 2024 15:18:15 +0000

In movies like “9 to 5” and “Tootsie” and on TV shows like “Buffalo Bill,” he turned the portrayal of egomaniacal louts into a fine art.

Cyril H. Wecht, 93, Dies; Coroner Cast Doubt on Kennedy Assassination

Sat, 18 May 2024 17:15:31 +0000

A widely respected forensic expert and frequent TV presence, he was also a powerful figure in Pennsylvania Democratic politics.

Jon Urbanchek, Who Led Swimmers to Olympic Glory, Dies at 87

Fri, 17 May 2024 18:07:12 +0000

He coached the University of Michigan to 13 Big Ten Conference titles and a national championship. Overall, his swimmers won 21 medals at the Summer Olympics.



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