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Joseph Harmatz, Who Led Jewish Plot to Kill Germans After World War II, Dies at 91

Imagine a real-life version of “Inglourious Basterds,” Quentin Tarantino’s quixotic movie about Jewish avengers in World War II — but in this case involving a plot by a band of refugees to kill millions of Germans just after the war by poisoning their water supply.<p>The plot, which targeted five …

World War II

Agnes Nixon, Who Injected Social Ills Into Soap Operas, Dies at 93

Agnes Nixon, a celebrated creator and writer of television soap operas, who introduced uterine cancer, venereal diseases, child abuse, AIDS and other societal terrors into the weekday fantasy worlds of millions of daytime viewers, died on Wednesday in Rosemont, Pa. She was 93.<p>The cause was …

Soap Operas

Ronald P. Stanton, Trammo Founder Who Shared His Fortune, Dies at 88

Ronald P. Stanton, a refugee from Nazi Germany who made a fortune in petrochemicals and then gave or pledged more than $300 million to various charities, most of them in New York, died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 88.<p>Fred Lowenfels, the general counsel emeritus of Mr. Stanton’s …

The Arts

Max Mannheimer, a Keeper of Holocaust Memory, Dies at 96

BERLIN — Max Mannheimer, who survived Theresienstadt, Auschwitz and Dachau and devoted his last decades to admonishing later generations of Germans that while they carried no guilt for the Nazis’ crimes, they bore a responsibility to ensure that they never happen again, died on Sept. 23 in Munich. …

War

Joe Browder, a Guardian of the Florida Everglades, Dies at 78

Joe Browder, a television reporter turned environmentalist who was instrumental in preserving Florida’s Everglades, vast areas nearby and Biscayne Bay, died on Sept. 18 at his home in Fairhaven, Md. He was 78.<p>His wife, Louise Cecil Dunlap, a fellow environmentalist, said the cause was liver cancer. …

Environment

Peter L. Gerety, Liberal Archbishop in New Jersey, Dies at 104

Archbishop Peter L. Gerety, who as a liberal leader of the Roman Catholic Church in America gave voice to the laity, to women and to lapsed churchgoers and preached for social justice, died on Sept. 20 in Totowa, N.J. He was 104, and the world’s oldest Roman Catholic bishop.<p>His death, at St. …

Archbishop

Charles L. Schultze, 91, Dies; Advised Presidents on Economic Policy

Charles L. Schultze, an economist who was President Lyndon B. Johnson’s budget director and President Jimmy Carter’s chief economic adviser, died on Tuesday at his home in Washington. He was 91.<p>His death was announced by the Brookings Institution in Washington, where he was a research scholar for …

Economics

Herschell Gordon Lewis, a Pioneer of Gore Cinema, Dies at 90

Herschell Gordon Lewis, a director who set new standards for gore and violence in the early 1960s with the low-budget films “Blood Feast” and “Two Thousand Maniacs!,” died on Monday at his home in Pompano, Fla. He was 90.<p>His death was confirmed by his son Robert.<p>Often credited as the creator of the …

Entertainment

Shimon Peres of Israel Dies at 93; Built Up Defense and Sought Peace

Shimon Peres, one of the last surviving pillars of Israel’s founding generation, who did more than anyone to build up his country’s formidable military might, then worked as hard to establish a lasting peace with Israel’s Arab neighbors, died on Wednesday in a Tel Aviv area hospital. He was 93.<p>His …

Israel

The Thrill of the Tabletop Grill at Tong Sam Gyup Goo Yi

The crowd is of one mind at Tong Sam Gyup Goo Yi: From every table rises a gleaming black cast-iron dome with a tapered handle, like the lid of a giant pot, and on every dome lie stripes of pork belly, more white than red, flesh nearly overrun by fat.<p>The grills are turned high. The room starts to …

Pork Belly

The Spicy Spoils of China’s Boom, at Hao Noodle and Tea

In the hedonist’s view of American immigration patterns, bad times for chefs in China are good times for dumpling chasers and noodle hunters in New York. When experienced cooks couldn’t make a living there for political or economic reasons, they came here. Conversely, over the last decade or so, …

China

At Günter Seeger NY, a Star Chef Resurfaces, Confidence Intact

It’s complicated to praise someone whose confidence already seems to be reinforced with steel and clad in granite. It’s even more complicated in the case of Günter Seeger, whose confidence is the source of both his success in the kitchen and his occasional capacity for sabotaging himself in the …

Food

At Sauvage, European Discipline Meets Gut Instinct

Roughly half of what I’ve eaten at Sauvage since it opened just before Memorial Day has been either forgettable or familiar. In the other half, though, this restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, seemed to be on to something exciting, a combination of European kitchen discipline and a gut instinct for …

Food & Dining

Jean Shepard, a Female Country Voice With Muscle and Ambition, Dies at 82

Jean Shepard, a mainstay of the Grand Ole Opry whose feisty honky-tonk songs of the 1950s and ’60s paved the way for the brash, assertive style of singers like Loretta Lynn, died on Sunday in Gallatin, Tenn. She was 82.<p>The cause was complications of Parkinson’s and heart disease, her husband, Benny …

Entertainment

The Best News You Don’t Know

<i>The world is a mess, with billions of people locked in inescapable cycles of war, famine and poverty, with more children than ever perishing from hunger, disease and violence.</i><p>That’s about the only thing Americans agree on; we’re polarized about all else. But several polls have found that about 9 …

Poverty

Millions in U.S. Climb Out of Poverty, at Long Last

Not that long ago, Alex Caicedo was stuck working a series of odd jobs and watching his 1984 Chevy Nova cough its last breaths. He could make $21 an hour at the Johnny Rockets food stand at FedEx Field when the Washington Redskins were playing, but the work was spotty.<p>Today, Mr. Caicedo is an …

Poverty

Ed Temple, Track Coach Who Produced Olympians and National Titles, Dies at 89

Ed Temple, who coached Wilma Rudolph, Wyomia Tyus and 38 other Olympians in his 43 seasons as the most celebrated women’s track and field coach in the United States, died on Thursday. He was 89.<p>A track team spokesman at Tennessee State University, where Temple coached, said Temple’s daughter, …

Track and Field

Karl Dietrich Bracher, German Historian of Nazi Era, Dies at 94

Karl Dietrich Bracher, a World War II veteran of the German army who argued as a historian that the German people had to take responsibility for the rise of Nazism because of their embrace of Hitler and his racist agenda, died on Monday in Bonn. He was 94.<p>His death was announced by the University …

Germany

Jack Garman, Whose Judgment Call Saved Moon Landing, Dies at 72

On July 20, 1969, moments after mission control in Houston had given the Apollo 11 lunar module, Eagle, the O.K. to begin its descent to the moon, a yellow warning light flashed on the cockpit instrument panel.<p>“Program alarm,” the commander, Neil Armstrong, radioed. “It’s a 1202.”<p>The alarm appeared …

Moon

Bobby Breen, a Child Star Who Hit a High Note in the 1930s, Dies at 87

In the 1930s, with the United States paralyzed by the Depression, a small army of child stars lifted the nation’s spirits, offering innocence, hope and oodles of sentiment. Shirley Temple led the pack of adorables, but in 1936, a small but powerful rival appeared on the scene: an 8-year-old boy …

Entertainment

Stanley Dural Jr., Founder of Buckwheat Zydeco, Dies at 68

Stanley Dural Jr., better known as Buckwheat, the accordionist whose band carried zydeco music from the Louisiana bayous to a worldwide audience, died on Saturday in Lafayette, La., where he was born. He was 68.<p>Ted Fox, his manager and frequent producer, said the cause was lung cancer. Buckwheat …

Entertainment

Bill Nunn, Who Played Radio Raheem in ‘Do the Right Thing,’ Dies at 63

Bill Nunn, a versatile actor best known for playing the role of Radio Raheem, the boombox-toting neighborhood philosopher killed by police officers in Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing,” died on Saturday in Pittsburgh. He was 63.<p>His death was announced on social media by Mr. Lee. His wife, …

Entertainment

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Is Killed in a Boating Accident

MIAMI — Major League Baseball lost one of its best pitchers this weekend when a boat carrying Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins struck a pile of rocks and capsized, killing him and two other men aboard.<p>A Coast Guard crew discovered the crash early Sunday. Fernandez, 24, and the others almost …

Baseball

Richard P. Cooley, Former Wells Fargo C.E.O., Dies at 92

Richard P. Cooley, a former chief executive of Wells Fargo and a ubiquitous name in banking for decades in the Pacific Northwest, died on Wednesday at his home in Seattle. He was 92.<p>His death was confirmed by the Bonney-Watson funeral home there.<p>Mr. Cooley worked his way up the corporate ranks at …

Wells Fargo

Arnold Palmer, the Magnetic Face of Golf in the ’60s, Dies at 87

Arnold Palmer, the champion golfer whose full-bore style of play, thrilling tournament victories and magnetic personality inspired an American golf boom, attracted a following known as Arnie’s Army and made him one of the most popular athletes in the world, died on Sunday evening in Pittsburgh. He …

Arnold Palmer

Teodoro González de León, Evocative Mexican Architect, Dies at 90

MEXICO CITY — Teodoro González de León, an architect who fused the legacy of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic past with European Modernism to design some of his country’s most distinctive public buildings, died on Sept. 16 in Mexico City. He was 90.<p>The cause was a heart attack, said Miquel Adrià, a friend and …

Mexico

John D. Loudermilk, Who Wrote ‘Tobacco Road’ and ‘Indian Reservation,’ Dies at 82

John D. Loudermilk, a country singer and prolific songwriter whose dozens of hits in the 1960s and ’70s included “Tobacco Road” by the Nashville Teens, “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” by the Casinos and “Indian Reservation” by Paul Revere and the Raiders, died on Wednesday at his home in Christiana, …

Entertainment

Deborah S. Jin Dies at 47; Physicist Studied Matter in Extreme Cold

Deborah S. Jin, a much-honored physicist who created and explored matter that exists only at a sliver of a degree above absolute zero — or minus 459.67 degrees Fahrenheit — died on Sept. 15 in Boulder, Colo. She was 47.<p>The cause was cancer, said JILA, a joint institute of the University of …

Physics

Victor Scheinman, Assembly Line Robot Inventor, Dies at 73

Victor Scheinman, who overcame his boyhood nightmares about a science-fiction movie humanoid to build the first successful electrically powered, computer-controlled industrial robot, died on Tuesday in Petrolia, Calif. He was 73.<p>His brother, Dr. Richard Scheinman, said the cause was complications …

Robotics

Rose Pak, a Brash Force for San Francisco’s Chinatown, Dies at 68

Rose Pak, the brash, combative community organizer in San Francisco who never held political office but who transformed her city’s Asian-American population into a substantial political power, died on Sunday at her home there in Chinatown. She was 68.<p>A spokesman for Green Street Mortuary in San …

San Francisco Bay Area