Andrew Geller, 87, designer of the American house shown in Moscow in 1959 that sparked the "kitchen debate" between Nikita Khrushchev and Richard Nixon.
The entire police force of Veracruz, Mexico--900 officers--to curb drug-related corruption; the Gulf state handed security control to the Mexican navy.
Joe Simon, 98, co-creator of Captain America in the year before the U.S. entered World War II; Simon was also the first editor of Timely Comics, which evolved into Marvel Comics.
Bettye Danoff, 88, who along with Babe Didrikson Zaharias and 11 others founded the LPGA in 1950; she played golf from the age of 6 until she was a grandmother.
By Senator Ben Nelson, Democrat from Nebraska, that he will not seek a third term; his retirement increases odds Republicans will capture the Senate in 2012.
Lynn Samuels, 69, one of the first women to host a political radio show; for years at New York City's WABC Radio she was the liberal in a mostly conservative lineup.