DIED. DALE EARNHARDT, 49, America's most famous stock car racing champion and a Southern cultural icon, after crashing in the last lap of the Daytona 500 race; in Daytona Beach, Florida. Racing runs in the Earnhardt family—Earnhardt's father was a driver, as is his son, Dale Jr., who finished second in the Daytona 500. In a 26-year career, he won 76 races and seven national championships, earning more than $41 million.

DIED. STANLEY KRAMER, 87, celebrated Hollywood film director and producer whose credits included the classics High Noon and The Wild One; in Los Angeles. One of the...

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