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Life In Legacy - Week of January 31, 2004

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Mary-Ellis Bunim - Pioneer in reality TV Elroy 'Crazy Legs' Hirsch - NFL Hall of Famer Jack Paar - Pioneering talk show host Ronnie Gaylord - Sang with The Gaylords 'Sugar' Jim Henry - Hockey great Alexandra Ripley - Wrote 'Gone With the Wind' sequel Fred Haas - PGA golfer Fernando Torre Laphame - Mexican actor Scott Patterson - Canadian curling star Elma Lewis - Arts educator Tanny McDonald - Stage & screen actress Dr. Joseph Warshaw - Neo-natal medical researcher Lucybeth Rampton - First lady of Utah Tillie O'Hare - Oldest woman's sister & companion Dave Donnelly - Hawaiian radio & TV personality 'Rambling' Rudy Phillips - 'King of the Hobos' Yukihiko Ikeda - Japanese Foreign Minister Charlotte Zwerin - Documentary filmmaker Edward Lane - Photographer who took famous atomic bomb photos Travis Hoover - Doolittle Raider pilot Billy Vickers - Texas murderer I.M. Hobson - Actor on stage and screen Greg Wallace - College basketball player at SFA and Army Ed Sciaky - Legendary DJ Louis Nunn - Kentucky governor Bebe Patten - TV and radio evangelist Pete Bucher - Commander of the USS Pueblo Eddie Clontz - King of the supermarket tabloids Miklós Fehér - Hungarian soccer star Janet Frame - Acclaimed New Zealand novelist Dr. Gertie Marx - The 'mother of obstetric anesthesia' Didi Ah Yo - Familiar face on Hawaii TV Jack Sheinkman - Textile union leader Sox Walseth - Basketball institution at the Univ. of Colorado Vasily Mitrokhin - K.G.B. defector Dick Hawley - Longtime Memphis newscaster Heinz Eulau - Noted political scientist Cleo Eulau - Noted clinical psychiatrist Robert Harth - Carnegie Hall director James Lovell - Britain's last decorated WWI veteran Jack Tunney - Wrestling promoter and WWF president George Andersen - Minnesota Lottery director Rikki Fulton - Scottish actor & comedian Rev. Richard Sinner - Activist & priest Egon Mayer - Sociologist who studied Jewry Timothy Ling - CEO of oil giant Unocal Wilhelmina Barns-Graham - Abstract painter William F. Royce - Expert on commercial fishing Reva Brooks - Photographer Guusje Nederhorst - Dutch actress & singer Frank Mantooth - Pianist & arranger Hard-Boiled Haggerty - Football player turned wrestler turned actor Mike Villard - Pioneering radio engineer Wili Moku - Hawaiian radio personality Hal Shaper - Composer who wrote 'Softly As I Leave You' Suraiya - Indian singer-actress M.M. Kaye - 'Far Pavilions' author James Pursell - USC's oldest football letterman Jose Miguel Agrelot - Beloved Puerto Rican comedian James Saunders - British playwright Gordon Blackwell - University president Anita Addison - Network executive, producer & director 'Silent World' painted by Syd Solomon Painting by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Book written by William Relling Domino Sugar plant in Brooklyn - Closed after 148 years James R. Townsend, Political scientist and a leading China scholar

News and Entertainment
Anita Addison - One of the first African American women to hold a senior producer's position at a major television network, who was the senior vice president of drama development at several studios, who was a producer for several TV series including "Sisters", "It Had to Be You" and "That's Life", and who directed numerous shows during the 1990's including "Quantum Leap", "ER" and "Judging Amy", died Jan. 24 after a sudden and undisclosed illness in New York City at age 51.
Jose Miguel Agrelot - Hugely popular Puerto Rican radio and TV comedian, best known for his characters like Torito and Don Cholito, whose morning radio show "Su alegre despertar" ran for 54 years in the same format, garnering an entry in the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the longest running radio show conducted by the same person, died Jan. 28 of a massive heart attack at his home in Condado, Puerto Rico at the age of 76.
Harry N. Blum - Financer and producer of independent films, who formed Blum Group in 1973 where he produced and distributed such films as Brian DePalma's "Obsession", "Skateboard" and the 1985 movie "Arena" starring Duran Duran, died Jan. 18 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 71.
Mary-Ellis Bunim - TV producer credited with pioneering the genre of hit TV shows known as reality TV, who created the concept for the MTV show "The Real World" in 1992, and who went on to produce such reality shows as "Road Rules", "Making The Band", "Starting Over", "The Simple Life" and the feature film "The Real Cancun" in 2003, died Jan. 29 in Burbank, California after a long battle with breast cancer at age 57.
Eddie Clontz - King of the supermarket tabloids as editor of the Weekly World News, the supermarket checkout rag that boasts some of the most bizarre and outlandish headlines ("Noah's Ark Found on Mars", "Elvis Dead at 56", "Cuba Launches Shark Attack on the U.S."), who stated that the job of newspapers such as WWN is to "mystify" the world ("We're in a constant struggle against medicine, science and religion"), and who was the voice behind the outlandish right-wing weekly column as Ed Anger ("so vitriolic that it made Rush Limbaugh sound like St. Francis of Assisi"), died Jan. 26 in Salt Springs, Florida of diabetes complications at age 56.
J. Frank Diggs - Journalist who was the senior editor of U.S. News & World Report, retiring in 1982, who had worked for the magazine for 37 years, and who wrote the 13-page interview with Navy Cmdr. John McCain, now a Republican senator from Arizona, about his 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, died Jan. 26 of pneumonia at a hospital in Arlington, Virginia at age 86.
Dave Donnelly - Hawaiian radio and TV personality, who during the early 1960's helped popularize rock and roll music in Hawaii as a disc jockey known as "The Moose" at KPOI, who played Mr. Checkers on the children's show "Checkers and Pogo", and who wrote a column for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin for 35 years, died Jan. 24 at a Honolulu hospital at the age of 66.
Rikki Fulton - Scottish comedian and actor best known as Reverend IM Jolly, the star of the long-running TV show "Scotch and Wry", which ran from 1978 to 1992, who acted in several films as well including the international hits "Local Hero", "Comfort and Joy" and "Gorky Park", and who was considered a Scottish national treasure, died Jan. 27 in a Glasgow nursing home of Alzheimer's disease at age 79.
Ronnie Gaylord (real name Ronald Fredianelli) - Singer with the 1950's vocal trio The Gaylords, who scored 12 chart hits including three top 10 hits, "Tell Me You're Mine" (#2, 1952), "From The Vine Came The Grape" (#7, 1954) and "The Little Shoemaker" (#2, 1954), and who continued to perform in with original Gaylord's member Burt Holiday as Gaylord & Holiday into late 2003, died Jan. 25 of cancer in Reno, Nevada at age 72.
Don "Hard Boiled" Haggerty - Pro football player turned wrestler then actor who played for the Green Bay Packers in the early 1950's under real name Don Stansauk, who became wrestler Hard-Boiled Haggerty during the 50's and 60's where he held the United States title, a version of the World Heavyweight title and several versions of the World Tag Team titles, who turned to acting and appeared in numerous feature films as H.B. Haggerty like "Paint Your Wagon", "Earthquake", "Dirty Harry" and "Foxy Brown" and on TV in shows like "The Incredible Hulk", "Happy Days", and "Starsky & Hutch", died Jan. 27 at his home in Malibu, California from the effects of a broken neck suffered in June, 2003. He was 78 years old.
Robert Harth - Executive and artistic director of New York's Carnegie Hall since 2001, who spearheaded an eclectic blend of programming, from new classical compositions, jazz and rock to avant-garde theater that drew a wider audience than usually attends Carnegie performances, and who had previously served as president and CEO of the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado, died of a heart attack on Jan. 30 at his New York apartment at the age of 47.
Dick Hawley - Newscaster at WMC-TV in Memphis from 1951 to 1993, who is best remembered for his coverage of the death of Elvis Presley in Memphis in 1977, and who was one of the most recognizable faces in the city, died Jan. 29 in Memphis of heart disease at age 79.
I.M. Hobson - Actor best known for his work on Broadway and regional theatre, who was in the ensemble of the original Broadway production of "Amadeus" among numerous theatre credits, who appeared in notable films like "Annie", "All That Jazz", "Cabin Boy", "The Hudsucker Proxy" and the 1992 version of "Dracula", was killed in a car accident on Dec. 29 near Evanston, Wyoming. His age was not available.
Fernando Torre Laphame - Mexican actor who started acting late in life, appearing in his first film in 1995 at age 78, who won an Ariel award for his role in the 1995 film "Sin remitente", and who played a priest in the 2001 Antonio Bandares/Angelina Jolie film "Original Sin", died Jan. 1 of respiratory failure in Mexico City at age 87.
Frank Mantooth - Well-respected big band/jazz pianist, composer and musical arranger, who recorded five albums that garnered him 11 Grammy nominations, who worked often with singer Marilyn Maye, and who published five volumes of "The Best Chord Changes for the World's Greatest Standards", died Jan. 30 at his home in Garden City, Kansas of natural causes at the age of 56.
Tanny McDonald - Actress best known for her work on stage, who appeared in numerous theatrical productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in theaters around the country, whose TV credits include a recurring role in "Kate & Allie" as Nurse Krieger, the soap "General Hospital" and the TV miniseries "The Kennedys" as Lady Bird Johnson, and who played opposite Arnold Schwartzegger in his very first film "Hercules in New York", died Jan. 25 of melanoma at age 67.
Wili Moku (real name Michael Saragosa) - Hawaiian radio personality who since 1975 had DJ slots at KORL, KKUA and KQMQ, who hosted "AJI Magic City", Japan's No. 1 weekend show, died Jan. 30 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii when his heart stopped during a dialysis treatment and doctors were unable to revive him. He was 47 years old.
Thomas Mulgrew - Iowa businessman and prominent figure in state and national Democratic politics and father of Star Trek actress Kate Mulgrew, died Jan. 18 in Dubuque, Iowa at age 83.
Guusje Nederhorst - Popular Dutch model, actress and singer who was married to Dutch rock star Dinad Woesthoff, died Jan. 29 of cancer at her home in Scheveningen, Netherlands at age 34.
Jack Paar - Legendary late-night icon and host of the "Tonight Show" on NBC from 1957 to 1962 (between original host Steve Allen and Johnny Carson), who introduced the sofa-and-desk format to late-night television that has been emulated by virtually every talk show since, who was known for his trademark phrase "I kid you not", who walked away from "Tonight" in 1962 at the height of its popularity and quit showbiz for good in 1975, virtually disappearing, died Jan. 27 in Greenwich, Connecticut after a long illness (he had a stroke in 2003) at the age of 85.
James Saunders - British playwright best known for the plays "Next Time I'll Sing To You" (1962), "A Scent of Flowers" (1964) and "Bodies" (1977), died Jan. 29 at age 79.
Ed Sciaky - Legendary Philadelphia DJ who during the 1970's helped bring attention to new artists like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Yes at radio stations like WMMR, WIOQ and WMKG, but who is especially recognized as the first to see the talent of and to promote Bruce Springsteen, died Jan. 29 of unknown causes while visiting New York. He was 55 years old.
Hal Shaper - South African songwriter and music publisher best known for the Frank Sinatra hit "Softly As I Leave You", which was subsequently recorded by 300 different singers and sold millions, who wrote around 650 songs recorded by artists such as Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, Mario Lanza and Barbra Streisand, who contributed songs to nearly 100 films like "Papillon", "First Blood" and "Sons and Lovers", and who started his own music publishing business, Sparta Music, which in 1964 signed a then unknown singer named David Bowie, died Jan. 8 in Cape Town, South Africa at age 72.
Suraiya (full name Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh) - Superstar singer-actress of India who appeared in nearly 60 films from the 1940's to the 1960's, and who was known for her relationship with Gregory Peck look-alike actor Dev Anand, with whom she appeared in six films, died Jan. 31 of various health problems in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) India at the age of 75.
Charlotte Zwerin - Noted documentary filmmaker best known for her films depicting the lives of visual and performing artists ranging from Christo to Ella Fitzgerald, who was one of the better known practitioners of cinéma vérité, which uses a small camera to capture the drama of daily experience, among whose films are "Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser" and "Running Fence", and whose editing work on "Gimme Shelter", the 1969 Rolling Stones tour documentary, earned her a director's credit, died Jan. 22 of lung cancer at her home in New York City at the age of 72.

Sports
Woody Clements - Head basketball coach at the University of New Mexico from 1944 to 1951 and 1952 to 1955, who compiled a career record of 113-119, died Jan. 27 in McIntosh, New Mexico at age 90.
Miklós Fehér - Star Hungarian soccer player who moved to Portugal to play internationally with FC Benfica, who had scored 7 goals in 25 international games, collapsed and died during a televised match on Jan. 25 in Guimarães, Portugal of an apparent heart attack. He had just been cautioned by the referee, smiled at him and then fell to the ground. He was 24 years old.
Fred Haas - PGA golfer who had five tournament victories in 1940's and 50's, whose victory at the 1945 Memphis Open ended Byron Nelson's 11 tournament win streak, and who is one of only two golfers (Arnold Palmer is the other) to either match or break his age in a PGA event when he shot a 76 at a senior's tournament when he was 78, died Jan. 26 in Metairie, Louisiana at age 88.
"Sugar" Jim Henry - NHL goaltender for the Bruins, Blackhawks and Rangers from 1941 to 1955, who with Ranger teammate Chuck Rayner, formed the league's first two-goalie platoon, died Jan. 22 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at age 83.
Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch - NFL Hall of Fame halfback and receiver who played for the L.A. Rams from 1949 to 1957, who was a key part of the Rams' revolutionary "three-end" offense, who in 1951 led the NFL with 66 catches, 1,495 yards and 17 touchdowns, and who later served as athletic director at the University of Wisconsin, died Jan. 28 in Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 80.
Scott Patterson - Northern Ontatio curler who became the first man from North Bay, Ontario to skip (captain) two men's teams to the Brier (the Canadian Curling Championship) representing Northern Ontario, as well as a mixed team to the National Canadian Mixed Championship, who was a founder of the North Bay Curling Classic on the World Curling Tour, died on Jan 23, after the van he was driving was struck by another vehicle. He was driving with his team to another curling event that was a step toward this year's Brier. He was 34 years old.
James Pursell - University of Southern California's oldest living football letterman, who was a walk-on addition to the football team in 1921 and played on the first USC team to win a Rose Bowl in 1923, died Jan. 25 of natural causes in Laguna Woods, California at age 103.
Jack Tunney - Canadian wrestling promoter who in 1984 teamed with Vince McMahon to form the World Wrestling Federation, who served as president of the organization, becoming known to millions of fans on the television broadcasts, who in 1990 staged WrestleMania VI at the SkyDome in Toronto in front of a crowd of more than 67,000, the largest crowd to see a wrestling event in Canada, died Jan. 24 in his sleep at his home in Lindsay, Ontario at the age of 68.
Greg Wallace - College basketball player at Stephen F. Austin University, who had transferred to the school from Army after his sophomore year where he averaged 4 points and 2.2 rebounds a game in 20 games, collapsed and died while shooting baskets in practice on Jan. 30 at the school in Nacogdoches, Texas of undetermined causes at the age of 22.
Russell "Sox" Walseth - Longtime head basketball coach at the University of Colorado, who during his tenure as men's coach from 1956 to 1976, won 261 games, the most in school history, who came out of retirement in 1980 to coach the women's team until 1983 (he is believed to be the only person ever to coach the men's and women's basketball teams at the same NCAA school) , and for whom the basketball floor at the university's Coors Events/Conference Center is named, died Jan. 28 of cancer at his home in Boulder, Colorado at the age of 77.

Art and Literature
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham - Prolific and prominent British abstract painter who was a member of the influential St Ives group of artists during the 1940's that included sculptor Barbara Hepworth, and who continued to paint into her 90's, died Jan. 26 at a hospital in her home town of St. Andrews, Scotland at the age of 91.
Reva Brooks - Canadian photographer and wife of artist Leonard Brooks, who was known for the photos she shot in and around San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, whose work has been featured at numerous art galleries including The New York Museum of Modern in its 'Family of Man' exhibit, who was selected as one of the 50 top women photographers in history, and whose biography "Leonard and Reva Brooks: Artists in Exile in San Miguel de Allende" was published in 2001, died Jan. 24 in Mexico at age 90.
Janet Frame - Acclaimed New Zealand novelist whose 11 novels, five short story collections, a poetry collection and her autobiography have received numerous awards, among them the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement, and whose best known titles include "Owls Do Cry", "Living in the Maniototo" and "An Angel at My Table", died Jan. 29 of leukemia at a hospital in Dunedin, New Zealand at the age of 79.
M.M. Kaye - British writer of historical fiction, who had written and published books in near anonymity until 1978 when she published "The Far Pavilions", a 1,000-page epic of war and romance set in 19th century India that sold 15 million copies and was adapted into the 1984 mini-series starring Ben Cross, Amy Irving and Omar Sharif, and who had success with her subsequent books like "Shadow of the Moon" and three volume autobiography "Share of Summer", died Jan. 29 at age 95.
Edward Lane - Photographer who while in the Army in 1946, took the infamous pictures of atomic bomb tests on Bikini Atoll for the military, who later took photos for magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's and Country Gentleman, died Jan. 9 in Walsenburg, Colorado at age 96.
Elma Lewis - Nationally recognized arts educator who founded the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts in Boston in the 1950's, who also founded the National Center of Afro-American Artists in 1968 and who was among the first people to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, died Jan. 1 at her home in Roxbury, Massachusetts of diabetes complications at age 82.
Egon Mayer - One of the leading sociologists of American Jewry, who studied some of the most contentious issues in modern Jewish life including the religious habits of Jews, but who was best known for his research on interfaith marriage which was published in his 1987 book "Love and Tradition: Marriage Between Jews and Christians", died Jan. 30 of gall bladder cancer at his home in Laurel Hollow, New York at age 59.
William Relling - Author best-known for his mystery and horror novels like "Deadly Vintage", "New Life for the Dead", "New Life For the Dead" and 2003's "The Criminalist", died suddenly on Jan. 22 in Pasadena, California at age 49.
Alexandra Ripley - Writer of historical fiction novels such as "From Fields of Gold" and "A Love Divine", but who will be forever known as the woman who penned the 1991 book "Scarlett", the officially sanctioned sequel to "Gone With the Wind" which was universally panned by critics but sold millions of copies, and was made into a 1994 TV miniseries, died Jan. 10 at her home in Richmond, Virginia of unspecified natural causes at age 70.
Syd Solomon - Abstract painter whose works hang in such places as the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Israel's Tel Aviv Museum, and who helped make Sarasota, Florida a nationally known artists' colony in the 1950's, died Jan. 28 in Sarasota of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 86.
James R. Townsend - Political scientist and a leading China scholar, best known for his books "Political Participation in Communist China" (1969), a landmark study of mass mobilization in support of government programs, and "Politics in China" (1980), who is credited with creating the interest and training a generation of experts on China politics, died Jan. 17 in Seattle of bladder cancer at age 71.

Politics and Military
Navy Cmdr. Lloyd "Pete" Bucher - Commander of the infamous spy ship USS Pueblo, which was captured off the coast of North Korea on Jan. 23, 1968, whose leadership helped the 82 crewmen captured by the North Koreans survive 11 months of torture and starvation, but who later faced a court-martial for allegedly failing to defend the Pueblo even though the U.S. military made no attempts to help the Pueblo at the time of its capture, and who was portrayed by Hal Holbrook in the 1973 film "Pueblo" in the retelling of the story, died Jan. 28 in Poway, California of poor health related to his time in captivity. He was 76.
Travis Hoover - Air Force Colonel who was one of the famous Doolittle's Raiders pilots that on April 18, 1942 dropped bombs over Tokyo and three other cities in the first U.S. retaliatory raid on Japan after its Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, whose plane ran out of fuel and crashed off the coast of China where the crew was rescued by Chinese guerillas, died Jan. 17 in Webb City, Missouri of pneumonia at age 86 (Only 17 of the 80 volunteers for the assignment survive).
Yukihiko Ikeda - Longtime Japanese political figure and son of the late Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda, who held key party posts and was a Defense Agency chief, and who as Japan's Foreign Minister in 1996 and 1997 led his country's efforts to resolve the hostage crisis in Peru in December 1996, died Jan. 28 of cancer at a Tokyo hospital at the age of 66.
James Lovell - Last living British World War I veteran to be awarded a bravery medal, who was awarded the Military Medal for bravery at the French frontline at Somme in March 1918, when only 35 of 160 men in his company survived the battle, died Jan. 27 after a short illness in Bristol, England at age 104. There are only 25 or 26 known British veterans of WWI still living.
Vasily Mitrokhin - K.G.B. archivist who smuggled six trunks of documents out of the Soviet Union when he defected to Britain in 1992, which became the basis of the 1999 book "The Mitrokhin Archive" that exposed the practices by the intelligence services of the Soviet Union and those in the Kremlin who directed them, and who had lived in England with police protection under an assumed name since his defection, died Jan. 23 in England at the age of 81.
Louis Nunn - Governor of Kentucky from 1967 to 1971 and the last Republican governor in the state, whose term in office was highlighted by increased support for economic development programs, mental health services, and the establishment of the Kentucky Educational Television System, along with the expansion of state parks (sounds like a Democrat to me), died Jan. 29 of a heart attack at his home in Versailles, Kentucky at the age of 79.
Lucybeth Rampton - Former first lady of Utah, whose husband Cal Rampton was one of the most popular governors in Utah's history, serving three terms from 1964 to 1976, who was known as an outspoken advocate for those suffering mental illness, died Jan. 23 in Millcreek, Utah after a heart attack at age 89.

Social and Religion
Didi Ah Yo - Owner of Creative Holidays travel agency in Hawaii and a familiar face on Hawaii television, whose signature slogan "Didi Ah Yo and away we go" made her a household name in Hawaii, died Jan. 28 at her home in Honolulu of leukemia at age 54. Her husband and company co-owner Paul Ah Yo died of a heart attack in October 2003.
George Andersen - Director of the Minnesota Lottery and the only director the lottery has had in its 14 year history, who helped build the lottery from the ground up and was said to look at his role as more of a father to the lottery than director, but whose management of the lottery recently came under fire due to overhead costs prompting the introduction of legislation for stricter oversight, committed suicide on Jan. 27 outside his home in St. Paul, Minnesota by slitting his wrists in the single digit temperatures and freezing to death. He was 53 years old.
Tillie O'Hare - Ohio woman who has been in the news over the last year as the younger sister of the world's oldest person Charlotte Benkner, age 114, who shared a room with her sister at a retirement community (not nursing home), where she and her sister spent days reading and visiting and giving numerous interviews, died Jan. 25 of pneumonia in North Lima, Ohio at the age of 99.
Bebe Patten - Evangelist, Bible teacher and college founder, who hosted the radio program "The Shepherd Hour" from 1951 to 1987 and the TV show "The Bebe Patten Hour" beginning in 1976, who published the religious periodical 'The Trumpet Call', but who is probably best known as the founder of Patten University, a Bible college in Oakland, California, died Jan. 24 after a long illness in Oakland at age 90.
"Rambling" Rudy Phillips - Man who in 1986 was crowned "King of the Hobos" at the National Hobo Convention, who became a hobo at age 14, traveling the rails in 48 states and being confined in 27 different prisons, who sought and received exceptional attention for his long-ago exploits by maintaining a free hobo museum in a shed in the backyard of his home, died Jan. 9 in Harrisburg, Illinois at age 92.
Rev. Richard Sinner - Roman Catholic priest who took part in civil rights marches in 1968, bailed out Central American refugees from U.S. detention centers in the 1970s and 1980s, and protested nuclear missile sites in North Dakota, and who was the brother of North Dakota governor George Sinner, died Jan. 28 in Fargo, North Dakota at age 78.
Billy Vickers - Texas career criminal who in 1993 shot and killed supermarket owner Phillip Kinslow during a botched robbery attempt outside of Kinslow's home, was executed by lethal injection on Jan. 28 at the state prison at Huntsville, Texas at the age of 58.

Business and Science
Gordon Blackwell - School president at Florida State University from 1960 to 1965 and then at Furman University from 1966 to 1977, died Jan. 26 of a heart attack in Greenville, SC at age 92.
Domino Sugar plant in Brooklyn, New York - Fabled manufacturing facility whose landmark sign is visible from all parts of Manhattan, which started operations at that location in 1856, shuttered its doors for good on Jan. 30 laying off 225 employees in a cost-cutting and consolidation move.
Cleo Eulau - Nationally recognized professor of clinical psychiatry, who trained hundreds of social workers during her years at Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley, who founded the Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents, and who was the wife of political scientist Heinz Eulau, died Jan. 23 after a long illness at a hospital in Palo Alto, California at age 80.
Heinz Eulau - Political scientist at Stanford University who specialized in the theory and practice of political representation and electoral behavior, who was a pioneer in the behavioral movement in political science, which links psychology and sociology to study political institutions and citizens, who was president of the American Political Science Association in the early 1970's, who wrote several books including "Labyrinths of Democracy" in 1973 and whose wife is noted clinical psychiatrist Cleo Eulau, died Jan. 18 of bone cancer at his home in Palo Alto, California at age 88.
Timothy Ling - President and CEO Unocal Corp. and an oil industry leader, who spent six years with the oil company as chief financial officer, then executive V.P., before becoming president & CEO, who a director of the American Petroleum Institute and the Domestic Petroleum Council and a member of an advisory board for the Department of Energy, and who wrote a management book called "Real Change Leaders" in 1997, died Jan. 28 after playing ice hockey in El Segundo, California. He was 46 years old and the cause of death is undetermined.
Dr. Gertie Marx - Anesthesiologist who was called "the mother of obstetric anesthesia", who was an early and vigorous advocate of epidural injections that ease women's pain during childbirth and helped show that they were safe and effective (prior to Dr. Marx, doctors rarely gave sedation or pain relief during childbirth), who wrote more than 120 peer-review articles, three books and many book chapters, and for whom International Medical Development named its spinal anesthesia needle, died Jan. 25 in New York City at the age of 91.
William F. Royce - Marine researcher and one of the world's foremost experts on commercial fishing, whose four decades of research helped to modernize the fishing industry, who wrote more than 116 professional papers, books and scientific articles on fishery, including the textbook "Introduction to Fishery Science", died Jan. 26 of Alzheimer's disease in Seattle at age 88.
Jacob "Jack" Sheinkman - Leading labor leader who was president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union from 1987 to 1995, who led labor's efforts to help impoverished workers and embattled trade union leaders in Central America, and who led mergers among scattered textile unions in efforts to help the unions maintain their strength and finances, died Jan. 29 of pneumonia at a hospital in New York City at the age of 77.
Oswald "Mike" Villard - Electrical engineer and radio wave expert who led research that vastly expanded the range of high-frequency radar signals by bouncing them off the ionosphere, which led to radar that was able to see over the horizon, and who headed Stanford University's RadioScience Laboratory from 1958 to 1972, died Jan. 7 in Palo Alto, California at age 87.
Dr. Joseph Warshaw - Pediatrician and a leading researcher in developmental biology and the treatment of newborns, whose studies on fetal growth and neonatal medical care advanced the understanding of the way organs mature in both normal and diabetic pregnancies, died Dec. 29 in Burlington, Vermont of multiple myeloma at age 67.

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