Deaths of note from around the world:
James Hodgson, 96: Secretary of labor under President Richard Nixon who oversaw efforts to increase the employment of veterans and minorities, and later became the U.S. ambassador to Japan. Died Nov. 28 at his home in Malibu, Calif.
Jeni LeGon, 96: Exuberant Chicago dancer who tapped and shimmied in nightclub revues and became a rare female soloist in the dance profession and a star at 18 on the black theater circuit. Died Dec. 7 in Vancouver.
Paul Rauch, 78: Longtime executive in the daytime drama world who produced “Another World," “One Life to Live" and “Santa Barbara" and had a brief stint as vice president of daytime programs for CBS in the 1970s. Died Monday in New York.
Joe Allbritton, 87: One of Washington’s most influential men through a media conglomerate that included newspapers and television stations and a financial empire that once included Riggs Bank. Died Wednesday in Houston.