Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

January 27, 2004

Edward A. Lane, 96, a photographer who took pictures of atomic bomb tests on Bikini Atoll for the U.S. military in 1946, died Jan. 9 in Denver.

Mr. Lane enlisted in the Army in 1929 and was taught photography. In 1946, while stationed in the Marshall Islands, he was one of the photographers to document two atomic bomb tests, taking pictures from an airplane.

He brought the film back to the United States in a case handcuffed to his wrist, said his daughter, Barbara Volpe of Denver.

After leaving the military, Mr. Lane had photos published in The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's and Country Gentleman.

Dick Rodgers, 76, an insurance salesman known as the "Polka King" as host of a regional television show from the 1950s to the 1970s, died Thursday in Pulaski, Wis.

Mr. Rodgers' television show was on the air from 1955-78, starting on WMBV in Marinette, which later moved to Green Bay and became WLUK-TV. At the height of the show's popularity, it was shown on 17 Midwestern stations.

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