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The Monitor From The Week Of February 15-21, 1998


American writer and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn, who reported conflicts from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Panama, died Monday, her family said. She was 89.

Bob Merrill, a Grammy winner and Tony and Oscar nominee who wrote the scores for the musicals “Funny Girl” and “Carnival,” committed suicide Tuesday after a long illness. He was 77.

Marie-Louise von Franz, who worked with Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung and wrote books based on his theories, died Tuesday. She was 83.

Arnold Aronson, who devoted six decades to the civil-rights struggle and was a planner of the 1963 March on Washington and a founder of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, died on Tuesday at his home in Wheaton, Md. He was 86.

Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray, who personified baseball to millions of fans, died Wednesday, four days after suffering a heart attack during a Valentine’s Day dinner with his wife. He was 83.


A federal judge in Amarillo, Texas, threw out much of the case against Oprah Winfrey on Tuesday, saying the beef producers could not use Texas’ new “veggie libel” law to sue the talk show host for bad-mouthing beef.


Wednesday night: The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences presents the 40th Annual Grammy Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

, DataTimes