Bettino Craxi, 65, a Socialist who was Italy's...

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January 20, 2000

Bettino Craxi, 65, a Socialist who was Italy's longest-serving premier of the postwar years, died of a heart attack Wednesday in Tunisia, where he fled to avoid a prison sentence for corruption convictions. He held two back-to-back terms from August 1983 to March 1987, a remarkable feat in the country of "revolving door" governments.

George Foerstner, 91, who transformed a businessman's request for a reliable beverage cooler into the popular Amana line of household appliances, died Sunday of cardiac complications in Bal Harbour, Fla., where he spent his winters.

He became a salesman for the Amana Woolen Mills in 1929. Five years later, a local businessman asked him to build a beverage cooler. The resulting Electrical Equipment Co. was renamed Amana Refrigeration in 1936 when it was purchased by the Amana Society, a former religious commune.


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