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George Burg, a longtime editor and executive of The Kansas City Star, died

February 28, 1995

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ George Burg, a longtime editor and executive of The Kansas City Star, died Sunday. He was 78.

Burg, who joined the newspaper as copy editor and reporter in 1948, had served since 1983 as assistant to the publisher.

Burg became assistant city editor in 1958, city editor in 1963, news editor in 1965 and managing editor in 1967. He became associate editor in 1975 and executive assistant to the corporate president later that year. He also became a director of the Kansas City Star Co. in 1975.

Burg served two three-year terms as a director of the Associated Press Managing Editors and as treasurer for the group. He received the APME’s meritorious service award in 1990.

He had also served as director and executive committee member of the Mid-America Press Institute.

Burg is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

Marjorie Ann Loucks

FALLS CITY, Neb. (AP) _ Marjorie Ann Loucks, co-owner of the Falls City Journal, died Friday of congestive heart failure. She was 79.

She started at the paper as a bookkeeper in 1935. In 1965 she bought a partial interest in the newspaper and became co-owner with her brother, Bill Schock, in 1973. She worked at the Journal until May.

Mrs. Loucks was president of the Journal Publishing Co. and business manager of the newspaper.

In 1989, the Nebraska Press Association made her a member of the Golden Pica Pole Club, honoring her more than 50 years in the newspaper business.

Survivors include her brother; nephew Scott Schock, managing editor of the Journal; a stepson, Richard Loucks of Pullman, Wash., and two stepgrandsons.

Loretta Mahony

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) _ Loretta Mahony, mother of Cardinal Roger Mahony of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, died Monday. She was 88.

She is survived by three sons.

Friedl Pfiefer

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) _ Friedl Pfeifer, a founder of the ski industry in Aspen, Colo., industry, died of colon cancer Sunday. He was 83.

A three-time U.S. slalom champion, Pfeifer helped organize construction of the first chair lift on Aspen Mountain in 1947.

The Austrian-born Pfeifer also developed the former Buttermilk ski area and started the Aspen Ski School and the Aspen Ski Club. He was inducted into the Aspen Hall of Fame in 1987.

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