Ion Ratiu, 82, a former Romanian presidential candidate...

Deaths Elsewhere

January 21, 2000

Ion Ratiu, 82, a former Romanian presidential candidate who once chained himself to the railings outside London's Ritz Hotel to protest the plight of Romanians under communism, died Sunday in Bucharest.

Timothy "Little Rock" Reed, 39, who crusaded in Ohio for American Indian prisoners, died Saturday from injuries he suffered in an automobile accident in Albuquerque, N.M.

Mr. Reed, who had said Ohio authorities wanted to silence him for speaking out against alleged abuses of Indian prisoners, fought for five years to avoid extradition from New Mexico to Ohio. He lost the battle in the Supreme Court.

Robert Rathbun Wilson, 85, a nuclear physicist who was a leader in the Manhattan Project, died Sunday in Ithaca, N.Y.

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