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Heinrich Albertz

May 19, 1993

BERLIN (AP) _ Former West Berlin Mayor Heinrich Albertz, a clergyman who opposed the Nazis and later became a key figure in the West German peace movement, died. He was 78.

The time and cause of death was not immediately available.

Albertz was imprisoned by the Nazis during World War II. He became mayor of West Berlin in 1966 but resigned in 1967 in anger over the fatal shooting by police of a student during a demonstration.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Albertz was a prominent peace activist, especially against the stationing of U.S. mid-range nuclear missiles in West Germany. He retired from active church work in 1979. June Bugg

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - State Rep. June Bugg, D-Gadsden, a retired teacher in her third term in the Legislature, died Tuesday of a brain tumor. She was 73. Stephen Cheong

HONG KONG (AP) - Stephen Cheong, a Hong Kong legislator for 12 years and a founding member of the British colony’s fledging Liberal Party, died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 52.

Cheong was an indirectly elected member of the Legislative Council representing commercial groups. Only 18 of the Legislative Council’s 60 members are directly elected. Earl Chudoff

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Earl Chudoff, a congressman for 10 years and a Philadelphia judge for 16 more, died Monday at age 85.

Chudoff was first elected to Congress in 1948 and served five terms representing the Philadelphia area. He was a Common Pleas Court judge from 1958 to 1974. Daniel DePasquale

CLEVELAND (AP) - Daniel A. DePasquale, a former New York judge whose decision in a murder case led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling on press rights, died Tuesday of stomach cancer. He was 64.

The judge was best known for the case, Gannett v. DePasquale, which began when he granted a defense lawyer’s request to close a pretrial hearing in a murder case.

The Gannett Co. objected, and pursued the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1979, the high court ruled that the press and public have no constitutional right to attend trials or pretrial proceedings.

Later rulings have modified the decision, including a 1980 determination that trials cannot be closed except when an ″overriding interest″ can be demonstrated.

DePasquale was elected to a 10-year term as county judge in Seneca County, New York, in 1974 and re-elected in 1984. He retired last October. Raymond Dery

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Raymond L. Dery, a former newspaper reporter and longtime public affairs chief at Brooke Army Medical Center, died Sunday of liver cancer. He was 60.

Dery had worked at The Union Leader of Manchester, N.H., before taking the public affairs post at BAMC in 1981. He retired last year as a major in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Dery is survived by his wife, Betty; a son, four stepchildren and two grandchildren. Ted Dougherty

DENVER (AP) - Ted Dougherty, an engineer and contractor who built most of the works by environmental artist Christo, died Friday at age 71.

Dougherty was associated with Christo for nearly two decades, starting in 1972 when he figured out how to hang an orange nylon curtain between the northwestern Colorado peaks at Rifle Gap. Christo called the work Valley Curtain.

Dougherty also was the engineer behind Running Fence in Northern California, which involved hanging a white nylon curtain for 24 1/2 miles through hills and dairy farms. He also surrounded 11 islands in Biscayne Bay, Fla., with pink fabric and wrapped a Paris bridge with beige nylon.

He owned A&H Builders Inc. in Broomfield, 15 miles north of Denver. Robert Lapoujade

PARIS (AP) - Painter and filmmaker Robert Lapoujade, best-known for his portraits of French literary greats such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Andre Breton, died. He was 72.

The date and cause of death were not specified.

Lapoujade’s films included 15 short subjects. In 1975, he won a Cesar - the French equivalent of an Oscar - for his animated short, ″Un Comedien Sans Paradoxe″ (An Actor Without Paradox).

In 1973, Lapoujade shocked the Cannes Film Festival with ″Le Sourire Vertical″ (The Vertical Smile), a full-length feature later banned by French censors because of its sexually explicit and violent scenes. Frank McKinney

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) - Frank McKinney, former editor and publisher of the Etowah Enterprise, died Tuesday. He was 91.

McKinney sold the Enterprise in 1964 but remained as editor of the weekly until he retired in 1966 after 21 years at the paper. The Enterprise merged with The Daily Post-Athenian in 1991.

He wrote four historical books including one about former Gov. Joseph McMinn. Joe Parkin

CHICAGO (AP) - Joe L. Parkin, a former insurance executive who headed a private foundation devoted to aging and retirement issues, died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 70.

In 1985, Parkin retired after 30 years from Bankers Life and Casualty Co. to head the Retirement Research Foundation. The foundation has an annual budget of $6 million for programs, research and public policy studies to improve the quality of life of the elderly.

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