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Richard Eugene Cross

September 4, 1996

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) _ Richard Eugene Cross, chairman and CEO of American Motors from 1963-66, died of a heart attack Saturday. He was 85.

Cross, an original appointee to the Michigan State Civil Rights Commission, marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through Detroit after the 1967 riots. He led the United Negro College fund of Michigan for 20 years and helped found a Detroit relief fund for families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

He was with the Detroit law firm of Cross, Wrock, Miller & Vieson.

H. William Hopp

McPHERSON, Kan. (AP) _ H. William Hopp, an attorney and former publisher of the McPherson Sentinel, died Friday after a brief illness. He was 57.

Hopp was editor and publisher at The Sentinel from 1979 to 1989. He also served as McPherson County attorney in 1970.

Hopp is survived by his wife, Jane, a son and a sister.

Vincent Kyle Kannady

HOUSTON (AP) _ Vincent Kyle ``Vince″ Kannady, known as ``The Voice″ to KTSU-FM sports fans and jazz lovers for eight years, died Saturday of congestive heart failure. He was 36.

Kannady also was play-by-play announcer for Texas Southern football and basketball events and was about to become Texas Southern University’s sports information director when he died.

Survivors include his wife, Angela, a son and mother.

Karl Kehrle

LONDON (AP) _ Brother Adam, a Benedictine monk and one of the world’s leading bee breeders, died Sunday at age 98.

Born Karl Kehrle, Brother Adam created the Buckfast Superbee, regarded by many as the healthiest and most prolific honey producer ever.

In the 1990s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture imported queens that Brother Adam bred to be resistant to acarine disease, which had badly damaged honey production in America. His breed earned more than $31,000 a year for his abbey and revolutionized honey production.

He took over the abbey’s apiaries when he became a full monk in 1919.

His bee research ended in 1992 because the monastery’s new abbot insisted the abbey apiaries were for honey production, not research.

Brother Adam wrote three books regarded as classics on the subject _ ``Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey,″ ``In Search of the Best Strains of Bees″ and ``Breeding the Honeybee.″

James M. Newman

ROCK CREEK, Ohio (AP) _ James M. Newman, a newspaper and radio columnist and cousin to actor Paul Newman, died of cancer Aug. 28. He was 75.

Newman’s camping column ran in The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer from 1968 to 1975. His radio column, ``Country Commentary,″ ran on an estimated 100 radio stations from 1978 to 1994.

Newman and his wife Barbara, who died last year, wrote two books about camping. He is survived by two daughters, a son, and six grandchildren.

Newman also founded Newman Adler Sporting Goods retail stores.

NEW YORK (AP) _ George B. Roberts, a retired vice president of Citibank and longtime editor of its former prestigious newsletter, died Saturday. He was 102.

Roberts retired from Citibank in 1959, when he was director of its economics department. He co-edited the bank’s Monthly Economic Letter for more than three decades.

The newsletter widely read by government officials and business leaders was discontinued in 1981. It had been founded by his father, George E. Roberts, a former director of the United States Mint.

Roberts was married three times, and is survived by his third wife, Guilhermina Brandon, five children, a foster daughter, a stepson, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Al Zarilla

HONOLULU (AP) _ Al Zarilla, whose 10-year major league baseball career included stays with the St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox, died Wednesday of cancer. He was 77.

Zarilla played for the Browns in the 1944 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. He played in the same Red Sox outfield with Ted Williams and Dom DiMaggio in the 1950s. He finished his career with a .276 batting average.

After retiring as a player, Zarilla scouted for Kansas City, Cincinnati and Philadelphia and coached for the Washington Senators. He moved to Hawaii in 1972 as a part-time scout for the Major League Scouting Bureau and first base coach for the Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League.

Four months ago, he was inducted into the St. Louis Hall of Fame and Museum in Busch Stadium by the St. Louis Browns Historical Society.

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