Jan. 4, 2009 -- Helen Suzman, 91 -- South African lawmaker. As one of the country's few white activists she became internationally renowned for her battle against apartheid.
Samuel P. Huntington, 81 -- Political scientist and author.
Claiborne Pell, 90 -- Former senator from Rhode Island, 1960-1997. Best known for sponsoring the 1972 program that helped 54 million middle- and low-income students attend college.
Donald E. Westlake, 75 -- Award-winning mystery novelist.
THIS WEEK, THE PENTAGON RELEASED THE NAMES OF FOUR SOLDIERS AND MARINES KILLED IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN:
Army CPL Charles P. Gaffney Jr, 42, of Phoenix, Ariz.
Marine LCpl Robert L. Johnson, 21, of Central Point, Ore.
Army SPC Tony J. Gonzales, 20, of Newman, Calif.
Army PVT Benjamin B. Tollefson, 22, of Concord, Calif.