Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

April 05, 2005

Paul G. Dye, 68, a former Boeing Co. engineer who founded a wild bird sanctuary and breeding center for endangered species, died Wednesday in Everett, Wash.

Mr. Dye built Northwest Wildlife Farm near Lake Stevens into a destination for waterfowl breeders and conservationists. Founded in 1971, the wildlife operation includes 32 ponds, 8 acres of grain fields, four miles of trails, a salmon stream, nesting sites installed for wood ducks, flying squirrels, bats, chickadees and flickers, and forestry improvements for grouse and other woodland species.

John McTernan, 94, an activist lawyer who fought landmark civil rights and labor cases and defended witnesses summoned by the House Un-American Activities Committee, died March 28 in Santa Monica, Calif.

He argued several times before the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of government policies during the Cold War such as forcing workers to take loyalty oaths.

One of his most important cases came in 1957. The Supreme Court concluded that defendants have the right to know about evidence the government says it gained from informers and to examine and challenge that evidence.

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