* Lee Barnes, 41, former owner of a cooking school that...


November 09, 1992

* Lee Barnes, 41, former owner of a cooking school that was a culinary force in New Orleans for 15 years, died Tuesday of a brain tumor at a hospital in Bethesda. The Natchez, Miss., native operated Lee Barnes Cooking School in Uptown New Orleans from 1974 to 1989. A resident of Alexandria, Va., at the time of her death, Ms. Barnes, opened her cooking school after studying at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. During her years in New Orleans, she also produced a radio show for chef Paul Prudhomme. Ms. Barnes also taught vocational cooking at Delgado Community College and produced two cookbooks -- "Lee Barnes Cooking" in 1977 and the "New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Cookbook" with Lorraine Landry in 1984.

* Gustav Zenkl, one of Portugal's leading bullfighters, died Friday at age 51. Mr. Zenkl died at home in Lisbon after a three-year struggle with cancer, the national news agency Lusa reported. A native of Austria, he moved to Portugal at age 4. He began his career as a bullfighter in 1968 in Lisbon's prestigious Campo Pequeno ring. Unlike the Spanish version of bullfighting, the principal action in the Portuguese sport is carried out by riders on horseback. Mr. Zenkl performed for the final time last year.

* James Walker, 66, a lead singer with the Dixie Hummingbirds, one of black gospel's pre-eminent vocal groups, died Oct. 30 at his Philadelphia home. The Mileston, Miss., native joined the Dixie Hummingbirds in 1954 and wrote some of its greatest hits, including "Take Care of Me" and "New Jerusalem." The Dixie Hummingbirds backed Paul Simon in the 1973 hit "Love Me Like a Rock," and influenced a host of other groups including the Temptations and the Zion Harmonizers of New Orleans. The group was founded by James Davis in 1928 in Greenville, S.C., and moved to Philadelphia in the 1940s.

* Clarence Eddins, 74, who turned the Bluebird Inn into a jazz club that featured such rising stars as Miles Davis, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, Billy Mitchell and John Coltrane, died Oct. 31 of complications after cancer surgery. The Detroit native bought the Bluebird, once a neighborhood bar, in 1950. Many musicians used the club to experiment with bebop music during its development.

* Nicholas J. Miranda, 84, a former Long Island, N.Y., newspaper executive and columnist, and a founder of the Queens Baseball Alliance, died of heart failure Tuesday at his home in Millbrook, N.Y. He was a newspaper production expert for the Newhouse group and the mechanical superintendent of the Long Island Press and the Long Island Star-Journal. He retired in 1977. Mr. Miranda wrote a Sunday column on baseball for the Long Island papers. He helped to organize the Queens Baseball Alliance, which promotes sandlot and semiprofessional baseball teams in Queens and on Long Island.

* James E. Gerstner Sr., 48, an executive at Bristol-Myers Squibb, died of complications from stomach cancer Wednesday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Mr. Gerstner was a vice president of Convatec International, which manufactures medical devices. It is a division of Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he spent his career.

* William T. Woodhull, 80, a former newspaper advertising executive, died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Mass. Mr. Woodhull was president of William T. Woodhull Co., a New York City-based company that helped companies place advertisements in newspapers. He was a past president of the Association of Publishers Representatives of New York City.

* T. Chad Farris, 37, a lawyer for unions, a public policy advocate and the former chief deputy attorney general of Arkansas, died of cancer Wednesday at his home in Little Rock, Ark.

* Jacob Fox, 94, who founded the Newark law firm of Fox & Fox in 1920, died after a brief illness Wednesday at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. At the time of his death, Mr. Fox was of counsel to the firm. For many years, he was a liaison for Newark with the state legislature in Trenton. He was also counsel to the Newark Board of Education from 1940 to 1968.

* Walter "Max" Gordon, 86, a reporter, columnist, news editor and managing editor at the Californian, died Thursday after suffering an aneurysm.

* Brad Hays, 58, a Republican strategist for candidates such as Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack. In 1968, he became one of the architects of Mr. Nixon's "Southern strategy" that drew conservative Democrats to the GOP in large numbers for the first time. He worked on Mr. Ford's 1976 presidential bid and campaigns of Govs. Jim Martin and Jim Holshouser, former U.S. Sen. Jim Broyhill, U.S. Rep. Alex McMillan and Charlotte Mayor Sue Myrick. His last client, Lauch Faircloth, won a U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina on Tuesday.

* Paul William Walter, 85, who worked for former U.S. Sen. Robert A. Taft and contributed to the union-limiting Taft-Hartley Act, died of cancer Wednesday. He steered the northern Ohio senatorial campaigns for Taft in 1938, 1944 and 1950, and secured delegates for Senator Taft's unsuccessful 1952 GOP presidential campaign.

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