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Doug Adams

August 12, 1997

Doug Adams

GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) _ Doug Adams, a linebacker on Ohio State’s 1968 national championship team who later played for the Cincinnati Bengals, was killed Saturday when a vehicle struck him as he rode his bicycle. He was 48.

Adams was one of the co-captains of the Buckeyes in 1970 along with Rex Kern, Jan White and Jim Stillwagon.

Adams played for the Bengals from 1971-74.

During Adams’ three years at Ohio State, the Buckeyes posted a 27-2 record, finished No. 1 in the polls following the 1968 season, won two Big 10 titles and played in two Rose Bowls.

Roy Chipman

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Roy Chipman, who took the Pitt Panthers into Big East basketball and had a 102-76 record in six seasons, died Sunday after battling liver and colon cancer for about a year. He was 58.

Chipman’s best year was 1981-82, when the Panthers went 20-10 before losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He took Pitt to the quarterfinals of the NIT in 1984.

In his first year at Pitt in 1980-81, attendance increased 38.7 percent, and the Panthers joined the Big East a year later.

The Panthers upset Syracuse, Georgetown and St. John’s _ all Associated Press Top 20 teams _ under Chipman in 1983.

He recruited Curtis Aiken, Jerome Lane, Demetreus Gore and one of Pitt’s best players ever, Charles Smith. But Chipman was criticized because several players left the university on his watch.

He left coaching for private business following Pitt’s 15-14 mark in 1985-86.

Edgar T. Crisler

PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) _ Edgar T. Crisler, editor and publisher of Port Gibson’s weekly newspaper, died Sunday from a heart attack. He was 62.

The Crisler family has published The Port Gibson Reveille for three generations, beginning more than 100 years ago with Crisler’s grandfather.

Crisler became editor in 1974, following the death of his father.

The Vicksburg native earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Southwestern of Memphis, now Rhodes College.

After a stint in the Navy, Crisler became a staff writer for a Memphis, Tenn., newspaper, The Commercial Appeal. He later worked for The Vicksburg Post.

Survivors include his wife, Emma, and a daughter, Sarah Emma Crisler.

Joseph H. Farris

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) _ State lawmaker Joseph H. Farris died Sunday at a legislative convention in Philadelphia. He was 75.

Farris was found dead in his hotel room at the National Conference of State Legislatures after he failed to check out in time, authorities said.

Farris, a Democrat, was elected to the House of Delegates, the state Legislature’s lower house, in 1990. He successfully sponsored a bill that allows children under 13 to testify in court by way of closed-circuit television.

Farris also worked as a broadcaster at WCHS-TV and WCHS-AM for four decades. He served as chairman of the West Virginia Sportscasters Association and as director of the Charleston Press Club.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou; a daughter, Christine Morris of Barboursville; two sons, Dr. Joe Farris of Charleston and G. Cory Farris of Morgantown; a sister, Helen Farris of Charleston, and five grandchildren.

Robert E. Pike

EATONTOWN, N.J. (AP) _ Robert E. Pike, an authority on the early history of logging in New England and retired professor of foreign languages, died Thursday. He was 92.

Pike wrote ``Tall Trees, Tough Men,″ published in 1967 by W.W. Norton & Co., and ``Spiked Boots,″ a self-published 1956 work based on the oral reminiscences of logger Vern Davison.

Pike also wrote ``Fighting Yankee,″ and ``Drama on the Connecticut″ and two books on epitaphs, another interest of his.

In 1956 Pike established the foreign language department at Monmouth College, now Monmouth University, in West Long Branch, and served as chairman. He remained on the academic staff until 1970.

From 1970 until his retirement in 1990 Pike taught at the Ranney School, a private day school in Tinton Falls.

In 1943 Pike entered the U.S. Army Signal Corps and became a cryptographic officer in Washington. Later, in Europe, he was chief of translations for the Munich War Crimes branch of the U.S. Military Government and historian for the Office of Military Government for Bavaria. He was discharged in 1949 with the rank of captain.

George Rauenhorst

OLIVIA, Minn. (AP) _ George Rauenhorst, a pioneer in the development of hybrid seed corn and a founder of the Trojan Seed Co., died Saturday of heart and kidney failure. He was 85.

He was a University of Minnesota regent in the 1960s and 1970s and a guest lecturer at the university on agricultural and energy related topics. He had attended the university in the late 1920s but was unable to stay long enough to graduate because his family couldn’t afford it.

But armed with knowledge he absorbed on the St. Paul campus _ and a 2-pound bag of seed corn the university was testing _ Rauenhorst returned to his family’s farm in Renville County. He and his brothers began selling the new variety and founded Trojan Seed. Co. in the 1930s. The family sold the company in the 1970s to Fuqua Industries, which later sold it to Pfizer Inc.

Rauenhorst also developed solar-heated cattle barns and patented livestock ventilation systems.

John M. Taxin

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ John M. Taxin, the chairman of the Old Original Bookbinder’s restaurant who was widely known for his charisma and love of Philadelphia, died Sunday. He was 91.

Taxin owned the landmark restaurant for more than 50 years and played host to celebrities from show business and politics.

Under his guidance, the restaurant won nearly every culinary award. About 15 years ago, Taxin turned over most of the daily duties to his son, Albert, and became president of the restaurant, which sits in the tourist district near Independence Hall. Albert Taxin died of a brain tumor in 1993.

Taxin was an enthusiastic Philadelphia booster who would write or call anyone who spoke negatively about the city. He would then send the ``misguided soul″ a cheesecake.

Joanne Winship

NEW YORK (AP) _ Former actress Joanne Tree Winship, who helped organize numerous New York City benefits, died Aug. 2. She was 73.

During the 1970s, Mrs. Winship was chairwoman of Girls Town of Italy, an international organization based in Rome that helped care for abandoned children.

Gianni Versace and Valentino were among the European designers featured at the organization’s annual fashion show and fund-raiser.

Later, Mrs. Winship helped organize dinner-dance benefits for the New York City Opera and the School of American Ballet.

As a child, Mrs. Winship appeared movies including ``Mad About Music″ (1938), ``Cheers for Miss Bishop″ (1941) and the Nancy Drew mystery series. Her television credits include ``Robert Montgomery Presents,″ ``Studio One,″ and ``Broadway TV Theater.″

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