Julian A. Carpenter
WAKEFIELD, Mass. (AP) _ Julian A. Carpenter, a photographer for the Boston Herald for 42 years, died Wednesday at age 85.
He covered the famous Brink’s robbery of 1953, and many other major assignments. He retired in 1972.
During World War II, Carpenter served in the Army Air Corps photographic section in China, Burma and India.
He is survived by his wife, Emily; a brother, Windsor S. Carpenter; a daughter-in-law; and two grandsons.
Marvin E. Coble III
ATLANTA (AP) _ Marvin E. Coble III, a former reporter and editor for the Montgomery County (Md.) Sentinel and the Washington Star, died Dec. 8 of an AIDS-related illness. He was 53.
Coble began his journalism career with the Sentinel in 1968. Later, he was principal assistant metropolitan editor at the Star before returning to the Sentinel as editor in chief.
He later worked for Prudential Securities, rising to branch manager in Atlanta.
He is survived by his mother, Pauline M. Coble; a brother, Paul Coble; and sister, Mildred Tisdale.
Joseph E. Cole
CLEVELAND (AP) _ Joseph E. Cole, the last owner of the Cleveland Press, died in Palm Beach, Fla., of stroke complications. He was 80.
Cole made his fortune in the key business, starting with a single key shop and eventually buying out his employer, the National Key Co. His company, Cole National, expanded into other areas such as optical supplies and greeting cards.
In 1980, Cole bought the ailing Cleveland Press and vowed to make it a viable newspaper again.
Cole introduced a Sunday edition and color photos, and the Press began to gain circulation, but not enough to recoup its $1 million a month in losses. He closed the 103-year-old paper in 1982.
Cole is survived by his wife, Marcia; sons Jeffrey and Stephan; and six grandchildren.
PARIS (AP) _ Louis Gaste, the French composer whose song was plagiarized into the English-language hit ``Feelings,″ died Sunday of cancer. He was 88.
In 1956, he co-wrote ``Pour Toi (For You)″ with his wife, singer-actress Line Renaud. It flopped, but in 1975 Morris Albert adapted it as ``Feelings″ and it became a staple of lounge-style crooners. Gaste sued the Brazilian singer-composer in a U.S. court and won $500,000 in damages in 1987.
Gaste, who began his musical career in the 1930s as a guitarist with the Ray Ventura orchestra, went on to compose more than 1,000 songs including ``How Much is that Doggy in the Window?″
Robert A. Harrington
AKRON, Ohio (AP) _ Robert A. Harrington, a B.F. Goodrich Co. physicist who pioneered the use of computers in tire research and helped develop the space suit worn by astronaut John Glenn, died Tuesday. He was 83.
Harrington, who worked at B.F. Goodrich in Brecksville from 1939 to 1977, also helped develop the tubeless tire.
James E. Ingram
SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ James E. Ingram, who played for Baylor University’s football team in the 1960s and appeared in two bowl games, died Thursday at age 53. He had suffered from cancer and Crohn’s disease.
Ingram starred in the 1963 Bluebonnet Bowl, in which Baylor beat LSU 14-7m and was co-captain of the South Squad in the 1964 Hula Bowl.
He was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a chronic intestinal inflammation, after being drafted by the Houston Oilers, and the disease ended his football career.
He entered the Southern Baptist ministry and worked with congregations in the Fort Worth area before returning to Baylor to get a law degree.
He had his own practice in San Antonio, specializing in corporate law, and served on numerous community, professional and corporate boards.
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Gary Kalkin, who guided marketing campaigns for such hit Disney movies as ``Aladdin″ and ``The Santa Clause,″ died Friday of AIDS complications. He was 44.
As senior vice president of domestic marketing for Buena Vista Pictures Marketing, Kalkin supervised campaigns for all films released by Walt Disney Studios under the Disney, Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures banners.
He was credited with increasing public interest in animated films such as ``The Little Mermaid,″ ``Beauty and the Beast,″ ``Aladdin″ and ``The Lion King.″
He also worked on such live-action films as ``Good Morning, Vietnam,″ ``Pretty Woman″ and ``Down and Out in Beverly Hills,″ and helped launch Disney’s Broadway stage version of ``Beauty and the Beast.″
Before joining Disney in 1985, he was publicist for such films as ``Saturday Night Fever,″ ``Grease,″ ``Staying Alive″ and ``Nine to Five.″
Kalkin began his publicity career at the New York offices of United Artists Film Corp and later worked for M-S Billings Publicity, handling such clients as actors John Travolta and Robert DeNiro and director Martin Scorsese.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) _ Carlos Monzon, a former middleweight boxing champion who was convicted of killing his girlfriend in 1988, died Sunday in a car crash in Santa Rosa de Calchines. He was 52.
Monzon was convicted of killing Alicia Muniz, who plunged from a second-story apartment balcony in the resort of Mar del Plata during an argument. He said it was an accident, but an autopsy showed the 32-year-old woman had been choked to the point of unconsciousness before going off the balcony.
The killing gripped Argentina, where Monzon was a hero of matinee idol proportions. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison and was free on a furlough program when he was involved in the single-car crash Sunday.
Monzon won the middleweight boxing title with a 12th-round knockout of Nino Benvenuti in Rome on Nov. 7, 1970. He defended the title a record 14 times before retiring in 1977. In 101 fights, he had 89 victories, 61 by knockout.
ATLANTA (AP) _ Leo Pine, a longtime researcher with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who developed a method for culturing Legionnaire’s disease, died Dec. 29 in Jupiter, Fla., of Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 72.
Pine developed the growth medium for culturing Legionnaire’s disease in 1978. His research also was responsible for medical advances in treatment of toxic-shock syndrome, Listeria and other illnesses.
During World War II, Pine was among the U.S. soldiers who liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany. His account of the experience is part of a ``Witness to the Holocaust″ oral history project at Emory University.
Frances E. Williams
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Frances E. Williams, an actress and producer who promoted black theater in Los Angeles, died Monday of complications from a stroke. She was 89.
Miss Williams began her career at 16 in Cleveland. She appeared on Broadway and had roles in such films as the 1951 version of ``Showboat.″
In 1987-88, she played Miss Marie on the CBS show ``Frank’s Place.″
She was also active behind the scenes. Miss Williams served on the board of Actors’ Equity for 20 years. In the late 1940s, she co-founded the city’s first black theater company, the Negro Arts Theatre.
She also helped form the Minority Actors’ Committee of the Screen Actors Guild and in the 1980s directed and helped produce ``Art Against Apartheid.″
A. Earl Walker
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) _ Dr. A. Earl Walker, a neurosurgeon who identified a number of ailments, including the children’s condition known as Dandy-Walker syndrome, died Jan. 1. He was 87.
Dandy-Walker syndrome afflicts newborns and if left untreated can cause atrophy of the brain. Now that doctors have the methods to identify it, they can correct it before the child suffers any harm.
Walker, a professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico, wrote more than 20 books and more than 500 articles.
He also conducted a comprehensive study in 1946 of penicillin’s effect on the central nervous system and more recently did research on epilepsy and brain death.
J. Robert Wilson
AKRON, Ohio (AP) _ J. Robert Wilson, labor relations figure and former president of the Roadway Express Inc. trucking company, died Sunday night. He was 80.
Wilson had been a leading labor relations figure for the trucking industry in dealings with the Teamsters union. He often was involved in contract talks with the late Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa.
Wilson was president of Akron-based Roadway for eight years and retired in 1975.