February 1, 1998 in Nation/World

The Monitor From The Week Of January 25-31, 1998

 

In Passing

Walter Bishop Jr., a Harlem jazz pianist who played behind Charlie Parker, died Jan 24. of a heart attack. He was 70.

Dr. Harold C. Neu, chief of the division of infectious diseases at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons who foresaw the problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, died of a brain tumor Jan. 25 at his home in Hastings-on-Hudson. He was 63.

Shinichi Suzuki, whose revolutionary methods for teaching music led millions of youngsters around the world to study the violin using the “Suzuki Method,” died Monday morning at his home in Matsumoto, Japan. He was 99.

Walter Edmonds, author of three historic novels, including the best-known “Drums Along the Mohawk,” that were made into motion pictures starring Henry Fonda, died Jan 24. He was 94.

Milestone

In the first such ruling, a federal judge said Thursday that the Navy violated the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, ruling that it wrongly dismissed Senior Chief Petty Officer Timothy McVeigh for homosexuality.

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Tuesday: Karla Faye Tucker scheduled to be executed for helping to kill a couple with a pickax in Houston in 1983. Pat Robertson has pleaded for mercy for her. “The 700 Club” to broadcast the last interview Tucker gave from her prison cell.

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