Obituaries in the News
The Associated Press
Aug. 11, 1999
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) _ Jack Ensign Addington, an attorney, author and co-founder of the Abundant Living Foundation, died Saturday. He was 93.
After earning his law degree, Abbington studied at the Institute of Religious Science and Philosophy in Los Angeles and was ordained as a minister in 1947.
From 1956 to 1957, he was the president of the International Association of Religious Science Churches.
He later co-founded the Abundant Living Foundation, which published Abundant Living magazine and other literature. His radio program, ``Peace, Poise and Power,'' was broadcast throughout the country.
Addington was the author of many books, including ``How to Love and be Loved,'' ``The Perfect Power Within You,'' ``All About Prosperity and How You Can Prosper,'' ``The Secret of Healing,'' and ``The Joy of Meditation,'' all of which are still in print.
LONDON (AP) _ Bob Herbert, the man who concocted the Spice Girls, was killed in a car accident Monday. He was 57.
Herbert, who brought the Spice Girls together and lately managed the teen pop group Five, died after he lost control of his car in heavy rain and it collided with another car in Windsor, west of London. Two people in the other car were injured.
Herbert and his son, Chris, sought candidates for the Spice Girls via an ad in a trade magazine in 1996. They selected and coached the five young women, who went on to international pop stardom.
The group later fired Herbert in favor of another manager, and their number was reduced to four when Geri Halliwell _ Ginger Spice _ quit the group last year.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) _ Don Klotz, a nationally known tennis coach who led Iowa to its only Big Ten men's tennis championship and wrote a book on tennis techniques, died Sunday. He was 93.
Klotz, who coached Iowa from 1947-71 and led the Hawkeyes to their only men's conference title in 1958, created ``The Volley Method for Teaching Tennis.'' He wrote a number of columns for World Tennis magazine and wrote the book, ``Tennis: Keep it Simple.''
In 1965, he was granted a patent for an underground watering system to help maintain clay courts.
LONDON (AP) _ TV cook Jennifer Paterson, one of the ``Two Fat Ladies'' who joyfully salted their recipes with political incorrectness, died Tuesday. She was 71 and had lung cancer.
Miss Paterson fell ill in July during filming of ``Two Fat Ladies,'' a cooking show where the colorful chefs were the main course.
Perfectly happy to be plump, the women toured the country on Miss Paterson's old Triumph motorcycle _ she in the driving seat and Clarissa Dickson Wright, in Red Baron-style helmet, squeezed into the sidecar.
They went from one cooking job to the next, chortling and trading wry quips about food, love and life and happily loading their food with butter and cream.
Miss Dickson Wright once called the program ``a cookery show with anarchy and a motorbike.''
The chain-smoking Miss Paterson, often filmed with a cigarette clamped firmly in her mouth, spoke with a ver-r-r-y upper-class accent and boomed out her opinions at will.
The program appears in the United States, both on public television and on cable stations.
Paul W. Pinckney
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) _ Paul W. Pinckney, a former sports editor for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 86.
Pinckney edited the Democrat and Chronicle sports pages from the 1940s through the 1970s. He joined the sports staff in June 1937 after covering sports for the Syracuse Herald-American and editing the sports pages of the Auburn Citizen.
In 1952, Mr. Pinckney was promoted to sports editor, a job he held until the early 1970s, when he resumed writing. He retired in 1978.
Survivors include his wife, two daughters; a brother; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) _ Riley Smith, the quarterback who led Alabama to a national championship in 1934, died Monday after a lengthy illness. He was 88.
Smith converted from fullback after the 1933 season and quarterbacked the Crimson Tide the next two seasons, earning All-America honors.
A quarterback on offense, safety on defense, punter and field-goal kicker, Smith was a member of the National Collegiate Football Hall of Fame, National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Mobile Sports Hall of Fame.
Smith, who was from Columbus, Miss., was a good friend and teammate of the legendary late Alabama coach Bear Bryant. Bryant was also a member of that 1934 team that won the national championship with a Rose Bowl victory over Stanford.
Smith spent some three years in the National Football League, but his career was cut short by a leg injury.