Muwaffaq al-Allaf, 70, a former Syrian negotiator with...

Deaths Elsewhere

July 07, 1996

Muwaffaq al-Allaf, 70, a former Syrian negotiator with Israel and assistant secretary-general of the Arab League, died Thursday of a heart attack in Cairo. He was named assistant secretary-general of the Arab League last year after serving as Syria's chief negotiator with Israel at peace talks in Washington.

Ralph Edward Mahoney, 84, a retired national editor and consultant for the Hearst newspapers, died Tuesday in Frenchtown, N.J., after a long illness. He first worked for the Hearst papers in 1957, as a rewrite editor and feature writer for the New York Journal-American. William Randolph Hearst Jr. promoted him to national editor in 1974. He retired in 1976.

Len Frank, 60, an auto expert, magazine editor and co-host of "The Road Show," a call-in radio show about cars, died June 28 of colon cancer in Long Beach, Calif. Mr. Frank was editor-at-large of Motor Trend and Sports Car Graphic, and West Coast editor of Popular Mechanics. "The Road Show" started in 1977 and developed into a nationally syndicated show.

Pub Date: 7/07/96

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