Nat Adderley,68, a member of the Jazz Hall of Fame who...

Deaths Elsewhere

January 04, 2000

Nat Adderley,68, a member of the Jazz Hall of Fame who played on nearly 100 albums, died Sunday of complications from diabetes in Lakeland, Fla.

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Mo., in 1997, the Florida-born cornetist came to prominence with his brother, be-bop saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, in the 1950s.

Since Cannonball Adderley's death in 1975, Nat Adderley had led his own quintets. In 1997, he joined the faculty of Florida Southern College as artist in residence. He had also headlined and was host of the school's annual "Child of the Sun Jazz Festival" for more than 10 years.

Joseph John "J. J." Maloney,59, a murderer who became a journalist after his release from prison and worked on an award-winning prison series for the Kansas City Star, died Friday at his mother's home in St. Louis. The cause of death was being investigated by the St. Louis Medical Examiner's office.

He had been working as the editor of Crime Magazine, a Web-based journal featuring crime stories by himself and others.

In 1960, he was convicted of the murder of a 74-year-old man who was beaten with a pistol during a botched break-in. At 19, he was sentenced to life in prison.

In 1961, while he was in solitary confinement at the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, he started writing poetry and sent some of his work to Thorpe Menn, then book editor of the Star. The two corresponded and Mr. Maloney began writing book reviews and poetry for the Star in 1967.

After his parole in 1972, the newspaper hired him as a consultant on a prison series that won an American Bar Association Silver Gavel and Kansas Bar/Media Award. On later assignments, he delved into labor racketeering and organized crime infiltration of the city's River Quay area.

He left the Star in 1978 and two years later went to work for the Orange County Register. He published a collection of poetry, "Beyond the Wall," two novels and a collection of short stories.

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