Nation/World

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

IN PASSING

Dr. Benjamin Spock, who gently coached millions of worried parents for half a century with a homey handbook on child care and a prominent anti-war activist of the Vietnam era, died on Sunday at his home in La Jolla, Calif. He was 94.

Jheri Redding, an entrepreneur in the beauty products industry whose business evolved into such well-known companies as Redken and Nexxus, died Sunday. He was 91.

Wilson Hall, one of the survivors of the Rosewood massacre in Florida on New Year’s Day 1923, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke. He was 82.

Hideo Shima, the developer of Japan’s Shinkansen, or “bullet train,” died Wednesday. He was 96.

DECISIONS

Major league baseball owners overwhelmingly approved the sale of the Dodgers to Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Group, officially ending Thursday baseball’s longest family ownership; the Dodgers had been owned first by Walter O’Malley and then by his son Peter, starting in 1950 when the team was still in Brooklyn.

THIS WEEK

Monday: 70th annual Academy Awards, where “Titanic” is nominated for a record-tying 14 Oscars.

Sentencing for Martin Pang on manslaughter charges in deaths of four firefighters in arson warehouse fire.

, DataTimes



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