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November 26, 2000

DETROIT (AP) _ Frank Angelo, a former Detroit Free Press executive, died Thursday of heart failure. He was 86.

Angelo had been managing editor and associate executive editor of the Free Press, retiring in 1981. He was a native of Detroit who could parse the politics of every precinct in the city.

Angelo worked for The Detroit News while he was a student at City College of Detroit, now known as Wayne State University, and after graduation. In 1941, he started working in the Free Press sports department but left two weeks after the Pearl Harbor bombing to enlist.

He returned to the Free Press in 1945, and within 10 years became managing editor, a position he held for 16 years. Angelo was managing editor when the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 1967 Detroit riot.

In the late 1950s and early ’60s, when most major newspapers still ignored news and concerns of blacks and other minorities, Angelo, a board member of the Detroit Urban League, opened up news coverage and hiring practices.

Angelo is survived by his wife, son, two grandchildren and two sisters.

Louis S. Goodman

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Louis S. Goodman, a pharmacologist who helped develop chemotherapy to treat cancer, died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 94.

Goodman was best known for his book ``The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics,″ which he co-authored with Yale University professor Alfred Gilman.

Goodman was teaching at Yale when the textbook, one of the most authoritative and widely used in its field, was published in 1941.

He was among the first to use a nitrogen mustard as an anticancer drug. He also wrote the first article on the chemical use of a chemotherapeutic agent for lymphosarcoma and leukemia.

Goodman was chairman of the University of Utah department of pharmacology from 1944 until he retired from the post in 1971. He stayed on as a professor through the early 1990s.

Craig Horst

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Craig Horst, a deft and versatile Associated Press reporter who covered everything from the Kansas City Royals’ quest for the World Series to Bill Clinton’s pursuit of the presidency, died Friday following a brief illness. He was 46.

A Milwaukee native, Horst joined AP as a temporary legislative staffer in Jefferson City in 1979, shortly after getting his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.

Following a two-year stint as a newsman in the St. Louis bureau, he transferred to Kansas City and became a favorite of newsmakers and news reporters alike.

With a bachelor’s degree in political science from Beloit (Wis.) College, Horst was a skilled political reporter who was often assigned to cover local as well as national figures.

Horst’s final AP assignment came on Nov. 7, when he was part of the bureau’s election coverage team. He entered the hospital that evening.

He also covered in his varied career the 1985 World Series, playoff games for the Chiefs and NCAA tournament games for Kansas.

He is survived by his parents and a sister.

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