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Wilbur E. Cox

August 31, 1996

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) _ Wilbur E. Cox, who headed the A.W. Cox Department Store chain, died Thursday. He was 84.

As president and son of the founder, Cox presided over the Charleston-based chain as it grew to 22 stores. His father, A.W. Cox, opened the first store in Clendenin in 1909.

The greatest expansion of the chain occurred in the 1950s, when Cox bought Elkana Co. with six stores.

The last acquisition was the old Coyle & Richardson Inc. store in Charleston in the 1970s. Cuts began after that and the last 14 Cox stores closed in 1984.

John Brinckerhoff Jackson

SANTA FE (AP) _ John Brinckerhoff Jackson, former editor-publisher of Landscape magazine, died Wednesday following a brief illness. He was 86.

Jackson also had taught a course in the history of American landscape at Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley.

One of his best-known books, ``American Space,″ was published in 1972.

From 1952 to 1970, he was editor and publisher of Landscape magazine.

Robert Reinhold

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Robert Reinhold, an editorial writer for the Los Angeles Times and a longtime reporter for The New York Times, died of a brain tumor Wednesday. He was 54.

Reinhold started working as a Times copy boy in 1964 while studying for a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University. Three years later, he became the Times’ science news reporter.

One of the newspaper’s most prolific writers, Reinhold stayed at the Times until 1994 when he joined the Los Angeles Times editorial writing staff.

Reinhold is survived by his father, a sister and his partner.

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