Jose Ignacio Domecq Gonzalez
MADRID, Spain (AP) _ Jose Ignacio Domecq Gonzalez, patriarch of an aristocratic Spanish wine-making family best known for high-quality sherries and brandies, died of lung cancer on Jan. 15. He was 82.
Domecq joined the wine-making company, now known as Allied Domecq PLC, in 1939. He was appointed to the group’s board of directors seven years later and remained on the board until his death.
The grandson of Pedro Domecq, the company’s founder, Domecq was known as El Nariz (The Nose) because of his ability to sniff out the best character for his family’s sherries. He was also known as a reliable wine taster.
SEATTLE (AP) _ William Goodloe, a former state Supreme Court Justice who fought against condom distribution in schools, died Saturday of liver disease. He was 77.
Goodloe was elected to Washington’s Supreme Court in 1984 and resigned in 1988 before finishing his first term.
In the early ’90s, Goodloe headed a group opposing a Seattle School District plan to distribute condoms in public high schools.
His lawsuit to overturn the district’s plan and recall board members who voted to allow condom distribution was dismissed in King County Superior Court in 1993.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) _ Edith Haisman, the oldest remaining survivor from the Titanic disaster, died Monday. She was 100.
Mrs. Haisman remembered her father, Thomas Brown, standing on the deck of the sinking oceanliner with a glass of brandy in one hand and a cigar in the other. He went down with the ship.
Then the world’s largest liner, the Titanic took 1,500 lives down with it. Lifeboats saved about 700 crew and passengers as the vessel broke up and sank 560 miles off Newfoundland on April 14-15, 1912.
Mrs. Haisman appeared in public to accept her father’s gold watch in 1993, recovered from the Titanic’s wreckage by RMS Titanic Inc. of New York City.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) _ Bert Kuczynski, the first player to appear in NFL and major league baseball games in the same year, died Sunday. He was 77.
In 1943, Kuczynski pitched for the Philadelphia Athletics and played football for the Detroit Lions. He also played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1946.
He later taught history at Catasauqua High School and coached the football team from 1953 to 1964 and the baseball team from 1961 to 1972. He retired from teaching in 1985.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ Savoie Lottinville, who directed the University of Oklahoma Press for 30 years, died Monday. He was 90 years old.
The OU Press pioneered the use of paper made to last 300 years. Time magazine said Lottinville, who took the OU Press in 1938, built it ``into the nation’s standout example of a successful regional publisher.″
Lottinville worked briefly as a reporter for the Oklahoma City Times.
His first wife, Rita Higgins Lottinville, and second wife, Helene Carpenter Lottinville, died earlier.
Survivors include two daughters, Marie L. Liveseay of San Antonio, Texas; Elinor Lottinville and her husband, R. Vernon Enlow, of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Col. Tom Parker, the former carnival barker who helped guide Elvis Presley to stardom, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke. He was 87.
Thomas Andrew Parker was credited with getting the young Memphis truck driver a $35,000 recording contract with RCA Victor in the mid-1950s after Sam Phillips of Sun Records in Memphis decided to sell the contract.
He also arranged Presley’s early television appearances, including three on ``The Ed Sullivan Show″ in 1956 and 1957 that helped catapult the young Presley to stardom.
He seemed to exercise firm control over Presley, who affectionately called Parker ``admiral.″ The ``colonel″ was an honorary title bestowed on Parker in 1948 by Gov. Jimmie Davis of Louisiana.
Parker took 25 percent to 50 percent of Presley’s earnings _ figures that some in the Presley circle considered too high. He defended his take, saying: ``I sleep very good at night. When they’ve done all they can with him, then they start picking on me.″
After Elvis died, Parker effectively retired.