Jerome Alden, a television, stage and screen writer whose works included h
NEW YORK (AP) _ Jerome Alden, a television, stage and screen writer whose works included homages to Theodore Roosevelt, died of kidney cancer Sunday. He was 76.
In 1977 Alden wrote ``Bully,″ a one-man show with James Whitmore, and ``Teddy and Alice″ in 1987. Both were based on the life of the former president.
He also wrote ``Shakespeare Revisited,″ an evening of Shakespeare that Helen Hayes and Maurice Evans took on a U.S. tour in the early ’60s.
Alden’s television credits include ``The Truman Years,″ ``A Gathering of One″ and ``The American Adventure.″ He was also executive story editor and writer for ``Bicentennial Minutes,″ a series of instant history lessons that ran on CBS in 1976.
LINCOLN, Neb. _ Bob Devaney, who began a winning Nebraska football tradition in the 1960s and coached the Cornhuskers to two national championships in the 1970s, died Friday of cardiac arrest. He was 82.
Devaney’s health prompted his resignation in June 1996 as athletic director emeritus. He had a slight stroke in March 1995, a heart attack this year and pneumonia while hospitalized.
Devaney came to Nebraska as football coach in 1962 from Wyoming, where he compiled a 35-10-5 record in five years. He never had a losing season in compiling a 101-20-2 record over 11 years as Nebraska head coach. The 1970 and 1971 teams won national championships.
Devaney’s teams won Big Eight championships eight times. He took Nebraska to nine bowl games, winning six of them.
Devaney teams began NCAA record strings of consecutive winning seasons (35 after the 1997 season), 28 seasons of at least nine victories and 28 consecutive bowl appearances.
PARIS (AP) _ Marco Ferreri, the Italian director whose films examine social morality, died Friday of a heart attack. He would have been 69 on Sunday.
Ferreri’s films included ``Dillinger is Dead″ (1969), ``La Grande Bouffe″ (1973), ``La Derniere Femme″ (1976) and ``I Love You″ (1986). His first movie in English was ``Bye Bye Monkey″ in 1978.
Ferreri’s first feature films in Spain were noted for their abrasive humor. After the success of ``The Wheelchair″ (El Cochecit) in 1960 at the Venice Film Festival, Ferreri returned to Italy.
The portly, bushy-bearded Ferreri displayed an ironic derision toward society that became his signature with the 1963 film, ``Le Lit Conjugal″ (The Conjugal Bed), a satire of a marriage.
``Provocateurs like me are useful,″ he once said.
``La Grande Bouffe″ (The Big Spread), a major box-office hit in European cinema, featured Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret and Andrea Ferreol, and was a fierce look at consumer society.
It portrayed an airline pilot, a journalist, a judge and a restaurant owner who decide to eat themselves to death.
Art Hanes Sr.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) _ Former Mayor Art Hanes Sr., who closed the city’s parks in 1962 to stop blacks from using them, died Thursday. He was 80.
Hanes was elected mayor in 1961 to a City Commission that included Eugene ``Bull″ Conner, infamous for using fire hoses and police dogs against black protesters.
In December 1962, Hanes shut down the parks in protest of a federal ruling that the city’s public segregation laws were unconstitutional. The parks eventually reopened to all.
Later Hanes was briefly James Earl Ray’s attorney after the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Ray fired Hanes and hired Texas lawyer Percy Foreman, in what was believed to be a stalling tactic.
In 1965, Hanes successfully defended two Ku Klux Klansmen charged with killing civil rights volunteer Viola G. Liuzzo near Selma.
Hanes, aided by his son, also represented Klansman Robert Chambliss, who was convicted of the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, which killed four black girls. Chambliss died in prison in 1985.
Despite repeated defense of white supremacists, Hanes denied being a racist.
Marie Pietri Kilpatrick
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Marie Pietri Kilpatrick, who was on the Virginia State Art Commission for 12 years and was married to syndicated columnist James Kilpatrick, died of cancer Thursday. She was 76.
Mrs. Kilpatrick taught sculpture at Richard Bland College and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Known professionally as ``Miss Pietri,″ she sculpted primarily in wood, though occasionally used stone and plaster. Later in life she turned to painting.
In addition to her husband, survivors include her mother, Marie Fiurillo; three sons, Sean Kilpatrick of Woodville, Va.; Christopher Kilpatrick of Laurel Mills, Va.; and Kevin Kilpatrick of Tallahassee, Fla., and a sister, Burnice Nestor of Richmond, Va.
William A. Koshland
NEW YORK (AP) _ William A. Koshland, a retired chairman of publisher Alfred A. Knopf, died of cancer Wednesday. He was 90.
Koshland joined Knopf in 1934, was named president in 1966 and became chairman in 1973.
Koshland attended the Frankfurt Book Fair, and kept in touch with Knopf’s foreign writers, including Thomas Mann, Brendan Behan and Elizabeth Bowen.
He brought ``Mastering the Art of French Cooking″ by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck to Knopf in 1961 _ a coup at the time.
Margaret F. Richardson
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) _ Margaret F. Richardson, a former chairman of the board of directors of Rock Springs Newspapers Inc., died Thursday she was 92.
In 1934, she and her husband, David G. Richardson, bought a share of the Newcastle Newsletter-Journal.
In 1937, they sold the newspaper and bought an interest in the Rock Springs Rocket. Shortly after that, they bought the Rock Springs Miner and combined the two newspapers.
Richardson was the publisher of the Rocket-Miner from 1937 until his death in 1974.
Ms. Richardson was a director and chairman of the board of directors of Rock Springs Newspapers Inc. for the past 22 years, a director of Wyoming Broadcasting Co. and a director of Laramie Newspapers Inc.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia R. Guthrie of Laramie; a son, Charles E. Richardson of Rock Springs; and a sister Alice Waltermath of North Platte, Neb.
NEW YORK (AP) _ Charles Schlaifer, an advertising and movie executive and advocate for better mental health care, died Monday. He was 87.
At 20th Century Fox, Schlaifer was assigned to promote ``The Snake Pit,″ one of the first movies to deal with the treatment of mental illness.
He served on an advisory council to the surgeon general from 1950 to 1954, and again in 1977 to 1980. From 1955 to 1962, he served on the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health and wrote a report that helped lead to federal legislation to improve institutional and community care.
From 1960 to 1970, he served on the White House Conference on the Handicapped.
In 1949 he created an advertising agency specializing in motion pictures, Charles Schlaifer and Co., which he sold in 1987.