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January 17, 2003

Gladys Kamakakuokalani Ainoa Brandt

HONOLULU (AP) _ Gladys Kamakakuokalani Ainoa Brandt, a longtime educator and respected Hawaiian civic leader, died Wednesday. She was 96.

She was born in Honolulu in 1906, and, as an 11-year-old girl, attended the funeral of Queen Liliuokalani, Hawaii’s last reigning monarch, in 1917.

She obtained a teaching certificate from the territorial Normal School in 1927, two years after graduating from McKinley High School. She later earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Hawaii.

Brandt began her teaching career at Keanae on Maui, but spent most of her public school career on Kauai, becoming the first woman principal at Kapaa High School and Kauai district superintendent.

She became the first native Hawaiian principal of the Kamehameha School for Girls in 1963. In 1969 she became the director of Kamehameha’s high school division and then retired in 1971.

In 1983, Brandt was appointed to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents and served six years, including four as chairwoman. She was instrumental in establishing the UH Center for Hawaiian Studies, which later was named in her honor.

Brandt also served two interim terms, in 1998 and 2000, as a trustee of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

George Duvall

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) _ George Duvall, a pioneering physicist in shock-wave research at Stanford University and Washington State University, died Jan. 6. He was 82.

Duvall left after his junior year at Oregon State College, now Oregon State University, to conduct research on underwater acoustics at the University of California’s Division of War Research, helping to improve sonar technology and submarine warfare tactics.

He earned his doctorate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1948, worked for General Electric in Richland, then was hired in 1953 by Thomas C. Poulter at the Stanford Research Institute, now SRI International.

A year later they and a few other scientists opened what is now Poulter Laboratory. Duvall, who led the way in designing, interpreting and publishing the results of shock-wave experiments, succeeded Poulter as director in 1962.

Three years later he left to establish the Shock Dynamics Center, a program for military and other studies in shock-wave physics at Washington State in Pullman.

During his career he worked extensively with national laboratories established by the Atomic Energy Commission, now the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in Los Alamos and Sandia, N.M, and Livermore, Calif.

Robert MacLeod

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) _ Robert MacLeod, an All-American football player at Dartmouth College in the 1930s who later had a lucrative career in magazine publishing, died Monday of complications from a stroke he suffered just before Thanksgiving. He was 85.

Born outside Chicago, MacLeod was a standout on offense and defense for the Dartmouth team coached by Earl ``Red″ Blaik. He was an All-American in 1938 and placed fourth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy the same year.

MacLeod also played basketball for Dartmouth and made the All-Eastern team. He briefly played professional ball for the Chicago Bruins.

MacLeod was later drafted first by the Brooklyn Dodgers, a former National Football League team. He was traded in the preseason to the Chicago Bears, where he played for legendary coach George Halas.

He played only one season with the Bears before becoming a fighter pilot for the Marines during World War II. After serving five years, he was discharged with the rank of major.

MacLeod opted not to return to football and started a career in magazine publishing. He first worked at Liberty magazine and then at the Hearst Corp., where he became vice president and advertising director of 13 publications, including Good Housekeeping and Popular Mechanics.

He left Hearst in 1961 to become publisher of Seventeen magazine. Two years later, he moved to California as marketing head of Subscription Television, an early cable/pay television enterprise.

MacLeod was editor and publisher of Teen magazine from 1963 until 1994.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Jardine MacLeod; sons Robert F. MacLeod Jr., Edward J. MacLeod, and Ian Dana MacLeod; a daughter, Merrill MacLeod Stendeck; and 10 grandchildren.

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