Stuart V. Jewell
Jul. 18, 1997
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) _ Stuart V. Jewell, an Oscar-winning cinematographer whose pioneering time-lapse films showed flowers blooming and thunderheads boiling, died Sunday of cancer. He was 84.
His credits include several Walt Disney ``True-Life Adventure'' features, including 1953's ``The Living Desert,'' which won an Academy Award for best documentary feature.
He traveled to the sea bottom for whale shots and went airborne in a rebuilt Catalina Flying Boat to retrace the around-the-world flight of the World War II craft.
He would live in the desert for months at a time to photograph the painfully slow movements of plants growing and flowers blooming.
``He slept on the ground with tarantulas and sidewinders; where most people would run, he would just pull out his camera and start filming,'' said longtime friend Dick Millais.
``He loved shooting sunsets and clouds,'' said his wife, Irene Jewell. ``If he would have seen that sunset last night he would have been beside himself; he would have been out there shooting without a doubt.''
NEW YORK (AP) _ Attorney Arthur Liman, whose role as the Senate's chief counsel in the televised Iran-Contra hearings made his face familiar to millions, died Thursday at home after a long illness. He was 64.
Liman's clients ranged from Dennis Levine, a central figure in the Wall Street insider-trading scandal and junk bond financier Michael Milken to the poor.
He also represented John Zaccaro, a real estate developer married to former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, corporate raider Carl Icahn and financier Robert Vesco.
But he became known to millions of Americans in 1987 for his slightly rumpled appearance and tough questioning when he got Lt. Col. Oliver North admit to shredding important secret documents.
Liman joined the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in 1957, eventually becoming senior partner.
He was chief counsel to the New York State commission that investigated the Attica prison riot of 1971 and headed the 1985 probe of the conduct of New York City's chief medical examiner. He was president of New York City's Legal Aid Society from 1983 to 1985.
His eldest son, Lewis, is an assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting the case of Autumn Jackson and an accomplice charged with trying to extort money from Bill Cosby. The case was put on hold until Monday because of the elder Liman's death.
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SPOKANE (AP) _ Carl Maxey, a prominent civil rights attorney, died Thursday at 73. The cause of death appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and an investigation into his death was planned.
Maxey, the first black from eastern Washington to pass the state Bar Association examination, was among a group of lawyers who traveled to Selma, Ala., in 1963 to provide legal aid to civil-rights workers and help register voters.
During the Vietnam War he defended young men who refused military service, and in 1970 he helped defend the ``Seattle Seven,'' anti-war activists charged with conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. After a raucous trial that ended in a mistrial, the seven pleaded guilty to contempt of court charges.
Five different presidents appointed him state chairman for the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.
He also co-chaired the Washington state presidential campaigns of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Neila Edith Pomerantz
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) _ Neila Edith Pomerantz, a reporter for The Macomb Daily who won awards for education reporting, died of a stroke July 11. She was 49.
Ms. Pomerantz won the Michigan School Bell Award for outstanding education reporting in 1986 and awards from United Press International and the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals.
She was a newscaster for WFMK-FM in East Lansing, a newswriter for WXYZ-TV in Detroit, and a reporter for the East Lansing Towne Courier, The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak, the Southfield Eccentric and the Indianapolis-based Jewish Post and Opinion.
Ms. Pomerantz taught history and English in the Roseville Community Schools, journalism in the East Lansing Public Schools and newswriting at Wayne State University.
She was an officer of the Detroit Press Club and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists in Detroit; Indianapolis; Austin, Texas; and Middlesex County, N.J., as well as a publicist for the National Council of Jewish Women in those cities.
Survivors include her husband, son, parents, sister and two brothers.
UPLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Dennis Schatzman, an author and journalist who covered the O.J. Simpson trial for hundreds of African-American newspapers and also wrote a book on the case, died after an asthma attack Wednesday. He was 47.
Schatzman, who lost a lung after a shooting years ago, also told a reporter during the Simpson trial that he himself had once shot a man in Washington, D.C., and didn't know if the person died. He said the shooting was in retaliation for an earlier attack.
``I'm not normally the violent type, but I'm from a neighborhood where you have to learn to defend yourself _ you know, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,'' Schatzman said of the 1990 incident. ``I make no apologies. None.''
Schatzman also taught journalism at California State University, Fullerton, and was the author of a nationally syndicated column. His book, ``The Simpson Trial in Black and White,'' was published last year.
Before moving to Los Angeles in 1990, he worked at black-owned newspapers in Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem, N.C. In the early 1980s, he was elected a district court judge in Pittsburgh and appointed the city's deputy controller.
Survivors include his wife, Saundra, and a daughter from a previous marriage.