John Holliman, 49, a Cable News Network correspondent...


September 14, 1998

John Holliman, 49, a Cable News Network correspondent known for his coverage of the Gulf War from Baghdad, died Saturday in a car crash in suburban Atlanta.

Mr. Holliman was driving near his Snellville home when he tried to pass another car in a no-passing zone. He ran head-on into an oncoming pickup truck, police said.

Before joining CNN in 1980 as part of the network's original broadcast team, Mr. Holliman was an agricultural editor for the Associated Press in Washington. He also covered the White House.

He was best known for his coverage of the Gulf War for CNN. He teamed with Peter Arnett and Bernard Shaw as the only team broadcasting live from Iraq's capital city when United Nations forces began bombing.

Richard Maass, 79, a self-employed investments manager who backed a campaign to help Soviet Jews emigrate, died of cancer Thursday at his home in Purchase, N.Y. He was the founding chairman of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry and president of the American Jewish Committee.

Ricardo Ramirez, 67, a Guatemalan rebel leader turned national peacemaker, died Friday of heart failure, according to a newspaper report. Mr. Ramirez, also known as Commander Rolando Moran and one of the four top leaders of Guatemala's former rebel armies, in the 1990s became one of the architects of peace.

Juan Metzger, 79, a former Dannon Co. executive who is credited with putting fruit in yogurt, died Sept. 6 in New York of complications from a stroke.

Count Adolphe de Hoernle, 95, a German-born philanthropist who gave millions to universities, communities and health facilities, died Thursday in Boca Raton, Fla. He was owner of the Stewart Stamping Corp., a Yonkers, N.Y., manufacturer of metal stamps.

Pub Date: 9/14/98

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