Manuel Mejia Vallejo,75, an award-winning Colombian...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

July 28, 1998

Manuel Mejia Vallejo,75, an award-winning Colombian novelist noted for his realistic depictions of urban and rural life, died Thursday in Bogota, Colombia, after suffering two strokes.

James A. Stanley,93, an automotive engineer and former transportation official who had a major impact on Southern California's freeway system, died July 17 in Los Angeles. He encouraged freeway construction during his tenure in the 1970s on the Southern California Transportation Action Committee.

Pub Date: 7/28/98

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