Esther Manz, 88, a Wisconsin homemaker who founded the...


February 28, 1996

Esther Manz, 88, a Wisconsin homemaker who founded the weight-loss program known as TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), died Monday in Milwaukee. At age 40 and weighing 208 pounds, she founded the organization, which calls itself the oldest and largest international noncommercial weight-loss support group.

Virginia Foisie Rusk, 80, widow of former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, died Saturday in Athens, Ga. The Rusks, married in 1937, moved in 1970 to Athens. Mr. Rusk, chief foreign adviser to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson in the Vietnam War era, taught at the University of Georgia and died in 1994.

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