Related topics

Clodomiro Almeyda, a leading member of C

August 26, 1997

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) _ Clodomiro Almeyda, a leading member of Chile’s Socialist Party, died Monday. He was 74.

Almeyda was the Chilean ambassador to Moscow who sheltered former East German ruler Erich Honecker at the embassy in 1991 and eventually arranged for his exile in Chile, where he died a year later.

Almeyda was foreign minister in the leftist government of President Salvador Allende, toppled in a bloody 1973 coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

After spending several months at a concentration camp after the coup, Almeyda was allowed to go into exile in East Germany.

In 1987, he returned to Chile, challenging a ban issued by the Pinochet regime, and was exiled to a remote mountain village.

The military government also stripped him of his political rights for 10 years, but the Supreme Court overturned the order.

Roy E. Campbell

DALLAS (AP) _ Roy E. Campbell, a founder, chairman and chief executive of roofing products maker Elcor Corp., died Friday at 71.

Elcor, which employs about 800 people, has about $230 million in annual sales and industrial facilities in Alabama, California, Texas and Ohio. The company manufactures roofing and industrial products.

Paul G. Gebhard

CHICAGO (AP) _ Paul G. Gebhard, the attorney credited with creating the phrase ``informed consent,″ died of cancer Wednesday. He was 69.

Gebhard, who represented physicians organizations, was a senior partner at the Chicago firm Jenner and Block.

A partner, Jerald A. Jacobs, said it was Gebhard in a 1957 malpractice case who first used the term ``informed consent″ in court. In the case, a patient contended a physician had not fully disclosed the risk in a recommended treatment.

Loras Goedken

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Loras Goedken, a hemophiliac, who, like his four brothers, wife, sister-in-law and infant nephew before him, died of an AIDS-related illness Sunday. He was 52.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said no other family in America is known to have lost more people to AIDS than the Goedkens, a farm family from Monticello, Iowa.

Goedken learned in June that he had developed a type of lymphoma that is often contracted by people with AIDS.

Goedken’s brother Steven was the only one of Vince and Mary Goedken’s seven sons who was not born with hemophilia, a painful disease that prevents blood from clotting properly.

The Goedken brothers contracted the AIDS virus through a blood clotting agent made from large quantities of donated blood. About 10,000 Americans had been infected by the time it was discovered that the blood was contaminated with the AIDS virus.

The youngest Goedken son, Tommy, died in 1971 of complications of surgery. The other four _ Ernie, Carl, Dennis and J.J. _ died of AIDS between 1987 and 1991. Dennis’ wife, Karen, and their infant son, Clayton, also died of AIDS-related illnesses. Loras’ wife, Jan, died of AIDS in 1990.

John ``Buddy″ Hassett

WESTWOOD, N.J. (AP) _ John ``Buddy″ Hassett, who set a rookie record for fewest strikeouts with 17 in 156 games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1936, died Saturday. He was 85.

In a seven-year career from 1936-1942 that included stints with the New York Yankees, Boston Braves and Dodgers, Hassett struck out only 116 times in 929 games. He had a career batting average of .292.

Hassett served as a lieutenant commander on the aircraft carrier USS Bennington during World War II. When he failed to make the cut for the 1946 Yankees season, Hassett managed the minor league Newark Bears until 1951, when he became a freight company salesman.

Byron Gordon MacNabb

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) _ Byron Gordon MacNabb, the man who directed the formation of the Atlas rocket-based intercontinental ballistic missile program and helped launch the first American astronauts to orbit the Earth, died Monday. He was 87.

Engineers under his direction were responsible for more than 175 Atlas flights. His launches of ICBM and Mercury Program rockets carried the first four American astronauts to orbit the Earth: John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra and Gordon Cooper.

Programs developed with MacNabb’s direction sent the first payload to the moon and accomplished the first fly-bys of Venus and Mars and the first soft landing on the moon.

MacNabb also was assistant to the director for research for the Sandia Corp. at Albuquerque, N.M., which helped develop the atomic bomb and participated in the first test of the hydrogen bomb.

He worked for General Electric in 1965, managing and consulting on its space-related programs until 1975. MacNabb then became a consultant on energy and environmental issues.

William Moog Jr.

EAST AURORA, N.Y. (AP) _ William Moog Jr., whose invention of a lightweight valve for missile flight controls launched an industrial empire, died Friday at 82.

Moog, who held 11 patents, invented the servovalve in 1951 while working at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory. The lightweight, high-pressure device capable of withstanding the rugged conditions faced by missiles replaced the heavy valves then in production.

The invention was the start of an industrial empire that today has 4,000 employees in Moog facilities in 20 countries.

O.W. Riegel

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) _ O.W. Riegel, a journalist who became a scholar and collector of propaganda, died Saturday after suffering a stroke. He was 94.

He began his journalism career as a reporter and editor, including two years in the Paris bureau of the Chicago Tribune in the 1920s.

Riegel’s national reputation began in 1934 with the publication of ``Mobilizing for Chaos: The Story of the New Propaganda,″ a study of the chauvinisms that tainted European newspapers and radio.

Riegel was a journalism professor at Washington and Lee University since 1930, and became department director in 1934.

During World War II, he served as the principal propaganda analyst with the Office of War Information in Washington.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jane Cordelia Butterworth Riegel; four sons; a daughter; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Edgar Finley Shannon Jr.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ Edgar Finley Shannon Jr., who guided the University of Virginia through the Vietnam War protests and integration, died of cancer Sunday. He was 79.

Shannon served as president of the university founded by Thomas Jefferson from 1959 to 1974.

During 10 days of student protests after the 1970 invasion of Cambodia and the shooting deaths of students at Kent State University in Ohio, Shannon met with thousands of Virginia students and joined them in signing a petition critical of President Nixon’s decision.

Shannon also instigated the admission of women and aggressively recruited black undergraduates.

Shannon earned a bronze star serving in the Navy during World War II. After the war he earned a second master’s from Harvard University. From 1947 to 1950, he studied at Oxford University and earned a Ph.D. as a Rhodes Scholar.

Shannon then spent six years teaching English at Harvard and later took Fulbright and Guggenheim scholarships to study Alfred Lord Tennyson’s works.

Gigi Villoresi

MODENA, Italy (AP) _ Gigi Villoresi, a pioneering Formula One race car driver who competed for Ferrari, Maserati and Lancia, died Sunday. He was 88.

Villoresi began driving professionally in the ’30s in Fiats and moved to Ferrari in 1948, La Stampa newspaper said.

He never won a Grand Prix, but gained five pole positions. Villoresi also won the Mille Miglia in 1951, two Targa Florio and a Rally of the Acropolis in 1958.

Update hourly