Dennis Bell, 46, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter whose...


March 16, 1995

Dennis Bell, 46, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter whose journalistic career began as a janitor in the pressroom of Newsday on Long Island, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure and pneumonia. He was the assistant Suffolk County editor on Newsday's Long Island desk. His 1984 reports on famine in Ethiopia with Josh Friedman and photographer Ozier Muhammad won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, and other major prizes.

Frank Blair, 79, an anchorman on NBC's "Today" show for 22 years, died of an undisclosed cause Tuesday in Hilton Head Island, S.C.. His death came 20 years to the day after he gave his last newscast on "Today," which he joined in 1952 as White House and Capitol correspondent. He anchored NBC's news desk from 1953 to 1975.

William Fowler, 83, who shared the 1983 Nobel Prize for his research on the creation of chemical elements inside stars, died Tuesday in Pasadena, Calif., of kidney failure. He shared the 1983 Nobel prize with Subramanyan Chandrasekhar for theories explaining the chemical and physical process between stars and the universe.

Loyce Houlton, 69, founder and artistic director of the Minnesota Dance Theater, died in Minneapolis on Tuesday of a stroke. She created more than 90 pieces of choreography, including many ** created for original scores by collaborating composers. Her signature piece, "Wingborne," remains in demand.

Mack H. Williams, 77, a veteran journalist who published a daily Guadalcanal battlefield newspaper during World War II, died Sunday in Fort Worth, Tex., of cancer. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his publishing activities as a soldier on the South Pacific island.

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