Barbara Cooney, 83, the children's author and...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 15, 2000

Barbara Cooney, 83, the children's author and illustrator whose works received a National Book Award and two Caldecott Medals, died Friday in Portland, Maine, after a long illness.

Her career, mostly as an illustrator, spanned 60 years and 110 books. The last, "Basket Moon," was published in September.

Nicolas Walter, 65, an internationally known anarchist, died of cancer March 7 in the central England town of Milton Keynes, British newspapers reported Monday.

Alex Dreier, 83, an award-winning news broadcaster whose thunderous commentary and passionate delivery earned him the nickname "The Voice," died Sunday in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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