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December 8, 1999

NEW YORK (AP) _ David C. Beeder, a former Associated Press bureau chief and longtime reporter and editor for the Omaha World-Herald, died Tuesday while undergoing medical treatment in New York. He was 69.

Beeder suffered from cancer of the bile duct.

A native of Dodge City, Kan., he was a journalist for 43 years, also working for The Albuquerque Tribune, Lindsay-Schaub Newspapers and Reuters.

Beeder spent 26 years at the Omaha World-Herald as a political writer, business editor and Washington bureau chief. After retiring last year, he wrote a column for the paper.

He worked for the AP from 1955 to 1966 in Chicago and Centralia, Ill., and Helena, Mont. He was the AP’s bureau chief in Helena.

Beeder was group editor of Lindsay-Shaub, based in Illinois and later acquired by Lee Newspapers of Davenport, Iowa. With Reuters, he was North American news editor and sales manager in New York.

A graduate of the University of Illinois, he was an Air Force public relations officer during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Jane; a son, John Beeder, of Prairie Village, Kan.; a daughter, Dr. Ann Beeder, of New York; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was planned in Colorado Springs, where Beeder moved after retirement.

Donald J. Lloyd-Jones

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Donald J. Lloyd-Jones, president of the America Geographical Society, died Monday. He was 68.

His daughter, Anne Calder, said her father died of lung cancer at Stamford Hospital.

From 1957 to 1982, he held a number of executive positions with American Airlines, and was elected to the airline’s board in 1971.

He later became president of Air Florida, and also worked as a consultant for a number of other airlines.

Lloyd-Jones was named president of the geographical society in 1996, and served actively until the time of his death.

A Swathmore graduate, he served on the college’s board of managers for many years. He earned master’s and doctorate degrees from Columbia.

Nick Sanborn

CASCADE, Colo. (AP) _ Nick Sanborn, a champion and later president and CEO of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, has died after complications from surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor. He was 64.

Sanborn, who died Monday, won the race up the 14,110-foot mountain five times. He was president and CEO of the race for 16 years through 1997.

Sanborn most recently worked as a ranger on Pikes Peak and as a consultant for the Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Stan Wallace

URBANA, Ill. (AP) _ Stan Wallace, who helped Illinois to victory in the 1952 Rose Bowl and went on to play for the Chicago Bears, died Monday following heart surgery. He was 68.

A native of Hillsboro, Wallace returned a pass interception 56 yards to set up Illinois’ go-ahead touchdown in a 40-7 victory over Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

He played defensive back for the Bears from 1954-58, then spent three seasons with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Wallace entered private business in Champaign-Urbana after his football career.

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