FlackesW. D. Flackes, 72, a veteran radio reporter...

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August 03, 1993

W. D. Flackes

W. D. Flackes, 72, a veteran radio reporter who for decades interpreted the conflict in Northern Ireland for British and BBC World Service listeners, died Sunday in London. Known as "Billy Flakjacket" and one of the best-known broadcasters in the province, he worked for the BBC from the 1960s, when the Irish Republican Army renewed its struggle for a united Irish state, until 1982.

Jack Brusca

Jack Brusca, a 56-year-old painter who worked with an airbrush in acrylic paint, died of complications from AIDS on Saturday at Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan. He won critical praise when he had his first one-man show, in 1969 at the Bonino Galleria on West 57th Street, for painting that came out of Leger and the mechanistic tradition but was not enslaved to those origins.

Count Edward Raczynski

Count Edward Raczynski, 101, the aristocratic Polish diplomat who was ambassador to Britain at the outbreak of World War II and a member of the wartime Polish government-in-exile, died Friday at his London home. He witnessed the rise and fall of communism, and saw his native country pass from German occupation to Soviet control to multi-party democracy.

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