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Brian Corcoran

October 6, 1997

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) _ Brian Corcoran, a former press aide to Sen. Henry M. ``Scoop″ Jackson and a former sports editor, died Saturday. He was 70.

Corcoran was sports editor of the Everett Herald, now The Herald, from 1954 to 1961. He served as press secretary to Jackson from 1961 to 1978.

Corcoran was a member of the Snohomish County Council for nine years before resigning in 1992.

Rosemary Gunning

ROSLYN, N.Y. (AP) _ Rosemary Gunning, who parlayed activism against mandatory school busing into a leadership role in the state’s fledgling Conservative Party, died Sunday. She was 92.

Ms. Gunning in 1968 became one of the first members of her party elected to the state Assembly. She sponsored the bill that created the New York City Housing Court, which resolves landlord-tenant disputes.

While practicing law in New York City in the early 1960s, Ms. Gunning became an organizer and leader of Ridgewood’s Parents and Teachers Association, a group that opposed school busing, which was intended to desegregate public schools.

Dave Marr

HOUSTON (AP) _ Dave Marr, the 1965 PGA Champion and longtime television golf analyst, died Sunday after battling stomach cancer. He was 63.

Marr sank one of the longest putts in Masters history in 1964, a shot on the 18th hole in the final round that helped him earn a tie for second place.

He was a member of the victorious 1965 Ryder Cup team. That same year he won the PGA at Laurel Valley in Pennsylvania and was voted PGA Player of the Year. He was captain of the victorious Ryder Cup team of 1981.

Marr began his broadcasting career in 1970 with ABC and stayed with the network for 22 years. From 1992 to 1994 he was a golf analyst for the BBC.

Survivors include his wife, Tally, three sons and a daughter.

Brian Pillman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Brian Pillman, a professional wrestler and former linebacker with Cincinnati Bengals, was found dead Sunday in a suburban motel. He was 35.

Hennepin County medical officials did not release a cause of death, pending an autopsy.

Pillman, of Walton, Ky., was a football star at Miami University of Ohio. He was signed as a free agent by the Bengals and played one year in 1984.

As a professional wrestler, he was known as ``Flyin’ Brian.″

A.L. Rowse

LONDON (AP) _ A.L. Rowse, an acerbic historian whose achievements as a Shakespeare scholar and authority on Tudor England were valued by none so highly as himself, died Friday. He was 93.

The author of about 90 volumes of history, poetry and biography, Rowse was made a Companion of Honor in 1996 _ a royal honor bestowed for ``conspicuous national service.″

Rowse’s eccentricity _ a self-regard so extreme that it seemed almost contrived _ in later years overshadowed his undoubted accomplishments.

Rowse’s best seller was ``A Cornish Childhood,″ about life in the southwestern corner of England, where he was born in St. Austell in 1903, the son of a china clay worker.

Rowse got to Oxford’s Christ Church College on the only scholarship available in all of Cornwall.

Always openly homosexual and a Marxist turned conservative, Rowse twice ran unsuccessfully as a Labor Party candidate for Parliament in the 1930s.

Donald W. Vogel

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) _ Donald W. Vogel, an outdoors enthusiast and columnist for The Oakland Press for 31 years, died Saturday of complications from congestive heart failure. He was 63.

Vogel was a former sports and farm editor at The Daily Telegram in Adrian, Mich., before joining the Pontiac newspaper in 1960 as a sports writer.

Vogel is survived by his wife Jane, a sister and many nieces and nephews.

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