The Rev. Olin T. Binkley,91, a former president of...

Deaths Elsewhere

August 31, 1999

The Rev. Olin T. Binkley,91, a former president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary who was an early proponent of racial integration during the civil rights era, died Friday in Wake Forest, N.C.

Abdullah al-Baradouni,70, Yemen's most famous poet who was blinded as a child

and later imprisoned several times for his politically charged writings, died yesterday in San'a, Yemen.

Lani Kai,63, an entertainer who had a feature role in the Elvis Presley movie "Blue Hawaii," died Aug. 24 in Oahu. Born George Clarence Dennis James Von Ruckleman Wood III, Mr. Kai got his break in show business on the 1960s television show "Adventures in Paradise," playing a crewman aboard the schooner Tiki.

Newell "Spiegle" Willcox,96, a jazz musician who shared the stage with jazz greats including Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey and Eddie Lang, died Wednesday in Cortland, N.Y.

Dr. George T. Harrell,91, the founding dean of medical schools at the University of Florida and Pennsylvania State University, died Thursday in Durham, N.C. Dr. Harrell was recruited by the Uni- versity of Florida in 1954 to develop its college of medicine. The school opened with a new college of nursing in 1956. He left Florida for Pennsylvania in 1964 after chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey pledged $50 million for a hospital and medical school to be affiliated with Penn State.

David Graham,87, who led the Oxford University students' hugely controversial vote against fighting "for king and country" in the year Adolf Hitler came to power, died Aug. 12 in London, according to newspaper reports. While a student at Oxford in February 1933, Graham drafted the pacifist debating motion that "this house will in no circumstances fight for its king and country." The Oxford Union passed the matter by a vote of 275-173, causing an uproar among conservatives in the British Parliament and the press.

Archbishop Dom Helder Camara,90, whose campaigns against social inequality and human rights abuses in Brazil won him international recognition, died Friday after suffering cardiac arrest. As archbishop of Recife and Olinda, two neighboring cities in Brazil's poor northeast, he earned praise from Pope John Paul II, who called him a "brother of the poor," and scorn from Brazilian military dictators, who called him a "subver- sive communist". He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prizefour times, although he never received the award.

Charles F. Hall,79, who established NASA's Pioneer Project Office in 1962, which helped launched 12 spacecraft, died Thursday in Mountain View, Calif., after a brief illness.

Doris R. Schwartz,84, a nurse whose research findings on geriatric nursing care led to improvements in elderly health care, died Aug. 22 in Gwynedd, Pa. She was a former professor at the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing.


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