January 18, 1998 in Nation/World

The Monitor

 

IN PASSING

Klaus Tennstedt, a former chief conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra whose career took off after a celebrated New York debut in 1977, died Sunday. He was 71.

Richard T. Kennedy, the ambassador-at-large who coordinated U.S. nuclear nonproliferation efforts during the Reagan and Bush administrations, died Monday of complications following heart bypass surgery. He was 78.

Ron Weisen, a United Steelworkers of America union leader who fought for the rights of laid-off mill workers, died of brain cancer Monday. He was 62.

Junior Wells, whose powerful harmonica playing and singing helped shape Chicago blues, died Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 63.

DECISIONS

A federal judge ordered FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi to face trial in U.S. District Court in Boise rather than in Boundary County, Idaho, for killing Vicki Weaver during the 1992 Ruby Ridge standoff.


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