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Kurt Alfred Adler, a psychiatrist and son of Sigmund Freud’s rival, Alfred

May 31, 1997

NEW YORK (AP) _ Kurt Alfred Adler, a psychiatrist and son of Sigmund Freud’s rival, Alfred Adler, died Wednesday. He was 92.

He tried to expand on his father’s beliefs that women must have equal rights with men and that aggression in men might result if the individual didn’t understand the concept of sexual equality.

Adler’s father broke with Freud over the theme of infantile sexuality in Freud’s psychotherapy.

Adler earned a doctorate in physics from the University of Vienna and his medical degree from the former Long Island College of Medicine.


J. Rembrandt George

NEW YORK (AP) _ J. Rembrandt George, an outdoor advertising executive who helped put plastic billboard ads on the tops of taxicabs, died May 23 after a brief illness. He was 73.

George dreamed up the idea of putting ads on San Francisco taxis, and expanded on the concept in New York City in 1975. Of 11,800 yellow cabs in the city today, roughly 3,500 carry the rooftop advertisements.

He and Vincent Van Beuren founded Vango Media in 1975, and George remained its president and chief executive up until his death.


Alexander Kazhdan

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Alexander Kazhdan, a scholar noted for chronicling Byzantine history and culture, died of a heart attack Thursday at age 74.

Kazdhan was a senior researcher at the Center for Byzantine Studies at Dunbarton Oaks in Washington. He immigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1979.

He was chief editor of the award-winning, three-volume Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, published in 1991.

Kazdhan, born in Moscow, earned a doctorate from the Institute for History of the Academy of Sciences there.

He initially trained teachers in Moscow, but was exiled to posts at provincial colleges during the Stalinist persecution of Jews. In 1956, he returned as a researcher to the Academy of Sciences in Moscow.


Louis Liotta

NEW YORK (AP) _ Louis Liotta, a photographer nicknamed ``Mr. Post″ for his nearly half-century of work at the New York Post, died Friday of kidney failure. He was 76.

``Louis was a first-rate photographer who never lost his passion for the profession,″ said Post editor-in-chief Ken Chandler. ``When he’d come back from an assignment and announce `I’ve got the pictures, chief,′ we knew the Post was not going to be beaten.″

Liotta’s career began as a 14-year-old boy hired to take care of the homing pigeons that the Acme photo agency used to get film of Brooklyn Dodgers games from Ebbets Field to its Manhattan offices.

While serving in the Navy aboard the USS Missouri during World War II, Liotta won the first of more than 180 awards in his career.

His most famous photo was of a woman falling from an apartment building while construction workers watched as she passed their floor. It won the 1979 New York Press Photographers Association Award.

The 5-foot-4 Liotta was easily recognizable by his trademark fedora with a press card sticking out of the brim.

``His style of dress and courteous demeanor suggested an earlier, more gentlemanly era, but underneath that hat was an energy and competitiveness that would challenge colleagues half his age,″ Chandler said.

Liotta is survived by his wife, Mildred, three children and nine grandchildren.


Jack Parkinson

YORKTOWN, Ind. (AP) _ Jack Parkinson, who turned down a baseball contract offer from the Cincinnati Reds to play basketball for Adolph Rupp at Kentucky and become a 1946 All-American, died Thursday of complications from a brain tumor. He was 73.

Parkinson was captain of Kentucky’s 1946 National Invitational Tournament championship team. The 6-foot guard was All-Southeastern Conference in 1944-46, then took a year off for the Army. He returned and was a substitute in the 1947-48 season in which Kentucky claimed its first NCAA championship.

Parkinson was a pitcher-manager for a semi-professional baseball team, and also played basketball with teams in St. Augustine, Fla., and Toledo, Ohio, before becoming a partner in a plumbing supply business in Muncie.


Stephen Swerling

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ Stephen Swerling, co-founder of Mentor Graphics Corp., died Monday of Lou Gehrig’s disease at the age of 55.

Swerling left Tektronix Inc. in 1981 to join in founding Mentor Graphics, which developed software used in automating the design of integrated circuits that are the building blocks of modern computers.

As Mentor’s vice president of engineering, Swerling headed a team that developed software in a fledgling industry of electronic design automation.

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