Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

February 10, 2003

Marcello Truzzi, 67, an Eastern Michigan University sociology professor known for his studies of the paranormal, died of cancer Feb. 2 in Ann Arbor.

Joe Rankin, head of Eastern Michigan's Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, said Mr. Truzzi was respected by scholars, magicians and those who study the paranormal.

Most recently, Mr. Truzzi was director of the Center for Scientific Anomalies Research and editor of the academic journal Zetetic Scholar.

George Freestone,

104, believed to be the world's oldest Boy Scout, died Saturday in Mesa, Ariz.

Mr. Freestone made history in 1910 by joining one of the first two Boy Scout troops in the United States, becoming part of a Los Angeles troop at age 12. His continued dedication to Scouting made him an legend among Arizona Boy Scouts.

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