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May 6, 1998

W.E. Anderson

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ W.E. ``Bill″ Anderson, a former Texas newspaper editor, journalism instructor and TV producer, died Tuesday. He was 73 and had been treated for cancer.

Anderson worked on a freelance basis for The New York Times.

He was one of the first producers of the ``Jack Parr Show,″ and also worked for the ``Candid Camera″ show. While at NBC, he was affiliated with the ``David Brinkley Report″ before going to work for Public Broadcasting Service in a career that included stints in Europe and South America.

In the late 1960s, Anderson edited the Marble Falls Highlander, winning numerous journalism awards and building one of the state’s largest weekly newspapers.

He was also an aide to the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

Anderson’s survivors include two sisters and a nephew.

Jean Dietz

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) _ Jean Dietz, a columnist and reporter who covered medicine, mental health and aging for The Boston Globe for 49 years, died of kidney cancer Monday. She was 76.

Ms. Dietz joined the Globe in 1943, and her column ``Senior Set″ appeared in the newspaper twice a week. She retired in 1992.

The New England Women’s Press Association named her Newspaperwoman of the Year in 1973.

She was honored by the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association and the American Society on Aging.

Survivors include two daughters, two sons, a sister and eight grandchildren.

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