Kamal Adham,71, an adviser to the late Saudi Kings Faisal...

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November 01, 1999

Kamal Adham,71, an adviser to the late Saudi Kings Faisal and Khaled, died Friday of a heart attack in Egypt. Mr. Adham, a brother-in-law of King Faisal, was in charge of Saudi intelligence during the early 1970s.

The staunchly anti-Communist King Faisal dispatched him to Egypt in 1970 to persuade then-President Anwar Sadat to lessen his dependence on the Soviets.

Mr. Adham's secret mediation is believed to have led Mr. Sadat to expel 16,000 Soviet military advisers from Egypt in 1972.

From 1975 to 1982, Mr. Adham served as adviser to King Khaled. He then went on to become a prominent businessman.

Josef Raviv, 65, a San Francisco Bay area-educated scientist regarded as a pioneer of the Israeli high-tech industry, died in a car crash Oct. 13 in New Zealand that also killed his wife and a friend. He led IBM's research activities in Israel for more than 25 years.

Durward Belmont "Woody" Varner, 82, former president of the University of Nebraska, died Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. He had been suffering from Parkinson's disease. He went to Nebraska after serving as chancellor of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., from 1959 to 1970. He oversaw the Lincoln and Omaha campuses of the University of Nebraska through 1977, when he was named chairman of the board of the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Kenneth MacKenzie,79, an American dancer with Col. W. de Basil's Ballets Russes in the 1940s, died of cancer Sept. 23 at his home in New Hope, Pa. He was a member of the Ballets Russes from 1940 to 1947. He created a sensation in 1946 as Cain in David Lichine's "Cain and Abel," with Oleg Tupine as Abel.

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