Jerry Franklin Daniels, one of the last surviving member of the original In
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Jerry Franklin Daniels, one of the last surviving member of the original Ink Spots, died Tuesday. He was 79.
Daniels was a tenor and guitar player when the group began singing on Indianapolis street corners in 1931. He left in 1936 and was replaced by Bill Kenny. Daniels later became a state excise officer and retired in 1981.
Originally called King Jack and the Jesters, the group changed its name to the Ink Spots in 1932 and first recorded on the Victor label in 1935 without much success.
Kenny helped propel the group to stardom in 1939, when it signed with Decca Records and switched from jive to ballads.
The band was known for the songs ``If I Didn’t Care″ and the No. 1 hit ``Address Unknown,″ both released in 1939.
TORONTO (AP) _ Kosso Eloul, an internationally acclaimed sculptor who designed the eternal flame at Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, died Wednesday. He was 75.
Eloul acquired an international reputation with such works as a prize-winning piece in Japan, a sculpture that graces the Canadian Embassy in Beijing and a monument in Mexico City.
But perhaps the most important sculpture by Eloul is the eternal flame at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem, the memorial to the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust.
Visiting dignitaries to Israel usually lay a wreath at the flame, which comes up from the stone floor that is covered with the names of concentration camp victims.
Eloul was born in Russia and grew up in Israel, where he co-founded the New Horizon artists’ movement and one of his works won the Israel prize for art. Eloul moved to Toronto in 1964.
About 44 of his works are displayed in the Toronto area.
Dr. Ernest Gellner
LONDON (AP) _ Dr. Ernest Gellner, a philosopher and social anthropologist whose influential work, ``Nations and Nationalism,″ provided an understanding to post-Cold War political shifts, died Sunday of a in Prague, Czech Republic, of a heart attack. He was 69.
Gellner was a professor of philosophy at the London School of Economics from 1962 to 1984. He headed the social anthropology department at Cambridge University from 1984 to 1993.
Gellner made his mark in philosophy circles in 1959 with his book ``Words and Things.″ In the 1960s, he published extensively on the Soviet Union and its satellite states, bringing anthropology works in the Russian language to a wider audience.
His anthropological fieldwork in Morocco resulted in ``Saints of the Atlas,″ a respected study of how holy men keep the peace among nomadic Berber shepherds of the High Atlas mountains.
After retiring in 1992, he became involved in setting up the Center for the Study of Nationalism at the new Central European University in Prague, where he was director of research until his death.
Gellner’s most recent work, published a year ago, was ``Conditions of Liberty: Civil Society and Its Rivals,″ about democracy in the late 20th century.
Charles A. McManus Jr.
BOWIE, Md. (AP) _ Charles A. McManus Jr., an early leader among conservative Republicans and a former president of Americans for Constitutional Action, died Wednesday of a stroke. He was 68.
He spent 16 years with Americans for Constitutional Action, a nonpartisan group that promoted and assisted conservative candidates for Congress.
He also served in the Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Interior and was a political consultant, organizer and finance officer for the Republican National Committee.
McManus was a founder of the Off The Record Club, created in 1966 to arrange meetings among journalists and Republican Party leaders. He retired in 1991 after more than 35 years in public affairs.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) _ Tyrone Turner, the editorial business manager for Newsweek magazine, was found dead in the moat surrounding Walt Disney World’s Pleasure Island on Thursday. He was 40.
Turner was last seen Wednesday around 2 a.m., when he and a group of associates were leaving the area to return to their hotel rooms, police said.
He probably drowned, said Orange County sheriff’s department spokesman Steve Jones. He said no foul play was suspected. An autopsy was pending.
Richard M. Smith, editor in chief and president of Newsweek, said Turner was in Florida attending a financial conference.
Turner, of New York City, is survived by his wife, Rosalyn, and two sons.