Judi Bari,47, a leader of the environmental group Earth...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 04, 1997

Judi Bari,47, a leader of the environmental group Earth First! who was injured in a mysterious 1990 car bomb blast, died of breast cancer Sunday near Willits, Calif., about 140 miles north of San Francisco.

Ms. Bari was accused but never charged in the car bombing just before weeks of planned northern California anti-logging protests. She maintained the bomb was planted by the FBI.

She devoted much of her life to activist causes. Raised in Baltimore, she moved to California in the early 1980s, and become known for her staunch, vocal opposition to logging practices along the coast north of San Francisco, home to some of the world's oldest trees.

Henry Curtis VI,78, who turned his family's business supply company into the nationwide American Business Products, died Saturday in Jasper, Ga., from complications of Parkinson's disease.

Lenore Hershey,78, a former editor of McCall's magazine and the Ladies' Home Journal, died Thursday in New York.

Elisabeth Sandberg,56, who married spy Stig Bergling while he was in prison, fled with him when he escaped and returned when he surrendered, died of cancer Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ms. Sandberg married Mr. Bergling in 1986, while he was serving a sentence for giving nearly 15,000 documents to the Soviet Union while working in the Swedish government's counterespionage operations.

Pub Date: 3/04/97

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