Obituaries in the News
Obituaries in the News
The Associated Press
Aug. 09, 2000
BERLIN (AP) _ Angele Albrecht, one of Germany's best-known ballerinas and a former star of French-born choreographer Maurice Bejart's ballet school in Brussels, died Aug. 1 in Munich. She was 57.
Albrecht, born in Freiburg in 1942, shone at Bejart's Ballet du XXe Siecle in Brussels, Belgium.
After studying at the Royal Ballet School in London, she established her career as a dancer in the German city of Mannheim before moving to Hamburg, where she performed under Russian-born choreographer George Balanchine.
She turned down an offer to follow Balanchine to the United States, where he co-founded the renowned New York City Ballet, and moved instead to Brussels.
Her dancing career over, she set up a dance school and a dance theater for children in Brussels before returning to Munich in 1986.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.(AP) _ Dr. Michael Seth Burnhill, a longtime Planned Parenthood official known for his work on women's health issues, died Friday. He was 72.
Burnhill began his tenure with Planned Parenthood in 1972, working as medical director of its New York City office. Since 1985, he was vice president for medical affairs with the national Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Working with his father, Dr. Charles Birnberg, he helped develop an early intrauterine device, or IUD, in the 1960s. Known as the Birnberg Bow, it was a widely used contraceptive.
Burnhill was a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Medical School in New Jersey.
Merle C. Hufford
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) _ Merle C. Hufford, a former University of Washington sprinter and football star and later a state legislator, died Sunday of pneumonia. He was 91.
Hufford ran the 100 yards in less than 10 seconds and became a star halfback with the Huskies. Known as ``Hula Hips'' for his elusive moves on the gridiron, he was named an NCAA All-American in 1929 and was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 1990.
Active in the Republican party, he served a term in the state House of Representatives and was nominated to run for the U.S. House in 1948 but lost to incumbent Democrat Henry M. ``Scoop'' Jackson.
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Gibson McCabe, publisher and president of Newsweek for almost 25 years, died Aug. 5 of a heart attack. He was 89.
McCabe, who lived in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., died at a hospital in nearby Jacksonville Beach.
McCabe worked in the circulation departments of The New York Times and Young America magazine before joining the weekly news magazine in 1942.
He was general manager, vice president and director before becoming publisher in 1958 and president in 1959. He retired from Newsweek in 1975.
McCabe oversaw huge circulation and monetary growth of Newsweek, and in 1971 was named publisher of the year by the Magazine Publishers of America. He was also received the Henry Johnson Fisher Award, the industry's highest prize.
Born in New York, he grew up in Boston and Baltimore, where his father was a newspaper editor at the old Baltimore News.
Shortly after joining Newsweek, McCabe served in World War II in the Navy. After leaving the service, he scooped other newsmagazines in reporting the German surrender.
Survivors include two daughters, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mary MacLeod Trump
NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) _ Mary MacLeod Trump, the mother of real estate developer and casino operator Donald Trump, died Monday. She was 88.
Mrs. Trump, a philanthropist, was born on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland in 1912. She met Fred Trump, a budding real estate developer, on a trip to New York City in the early 1930s. They married in 1936 and settled in New York.
Fred Trump, who amassed an unglamorous fortune constructing outer-borough apartments, died last year at age 93 after contracting pneumonia.
The Trumps donated buildings to the National Kidney Foundation of New York-New Jersey and to Community Mainstreaming Associates, of Great Neck, N.Y., which provides homes for disabled people.