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April 17, 2001

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Dr. Norman Q. Brill, who helped implement psychiatric care in the Army, died April 8 after a long illness. He was 89.

Brill was also the founder and director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1953 to 1967.

He served as chief of psychiatry at Fort Bragg, N.C., during World War II, then as chief of psychiatry with the Office of the Surgeon General.

In the Army, Brill led the development of modern treatment for soldiers, including bringing psychiatric care to the front lines.

Brill worked at Georgetown University and the Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute before joining UCLA in 1953. Under his leadership, the Neuropsychiatric Institute became one of the largest psychiatry departments in the world.

Jack Elway

DENVER (AP) _ Jack Elway, the father of retired Broncos’ quarterback John Elway and an innovative college coach in the 1970s and ’80s, died Sunday of an apparent heart attack at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 69.

Jack Elway retired last year as the Broncos’ director of pro scouting.

At the college level, Jack Elway was head coach at Cal State-Northridge, San Jose State and Stanford.

In 34 seasons as a head coach and assistant coach in high school, junior college and college, he posted a .650 winning percentage and was known for his creative, multidimensional offenses. Elway was inducted into the Cal State-Northridge Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.

He spent seven years in the Broncos’ scouting department (1993-99), the last five as director of pro scouting, then served the team as a scouting consultant until his death.

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