Michael Kerr,a 2-year-old boy who battled cancer and...


October 01, 1997

Michael Kerr,a 2-year-old boy who battled cancer and attracted donations from around the nation, died Thursday in Chino Hills, Calif. Donations helped the family raise $300,000 for a bone marrow transplant from his 6-year-old sister, Tiffany, but he developed a lung infection, pneumonia, kidney failure and a brain tumor.

Max E. Causey,69, foreman of the jury that convicted Jack Ruby of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, died of a heart attack Sunday in Garland, Texas. When Mr. Ruby shot him, Mr. Oswald was accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy in Dallas.

Karl F. Koopman,77, one of the world's foremost authorities on bats, died Sept. 22 in New York. He joined the staff of the American Museum of Natural History in 1961, and continued his research there after his retirement in 1985.

Pub Date: 10/01/97

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