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Saturday, November 13, 2004; Page B06

Maud Gatewood Painter

Maud Gatewood, 70, a painter whose work hangs in museums and private collections across the country, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, died Nov. 8 in Chapel Hill, N.C., from complications related to a stroke she suffered about two months ago.

One of North Carolina's most acclaimed painters, Ms. Gatewood had a strong following, particularly in the Southeast. In 1963, she won a Fulbright grant to study art in Austria. Returning to North Carolina, she coordinated the fledgling art program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Ms. Gatewood left in 1973, deciding that she needed more time to paint.

She won numerous awards, including the painting award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1972 and the North Carolina Award in Fine Arts in 1984.

Lennox Miller Olympic Sprinter

Lennox Miller, 58, an Olympic sprinter who won a silver medal in 1968 and a bronze in 1972 in the 100-meter dash for Jamaica, died Nov. 8 of cancer, the University of Southern California said.

At USC, Mr. Miller ran the anchor leg on a sprint relay team including O.J. Simpson, Earl McCullouch and Fred Kuller that set a world record in the 440-yard relay (38.6 seconds) in 1967.

Mr. Miller also set the indoor world record in the 100-yard dash in 1969. From 1967 to 1969, he was ranked among the top three in the world in the 100-meter dash. He later coached his daughter, Inger, who ran track at USC and won Olympic gold with the 400-meter relay team at the 1996 Games.

Robert B. Krupansky Cleveland Federal Judge

Robert B. Krupansky, 93, the federal judge who ordered the state to take over the operation of Cleveland public schools, died Nov. 8 at a Cleveland hospital. No cause of death was given.

Mr. Krupansky was assigned the Cleveland desegregation case in 1994 and put the district under state control after deciding that there was internal dissension, fiscal irresponsibility and lack of leadership by the elected school board. He returned the case to U.S. district court after 16 months, and the system was eventually placed under the control of the mayor of Cleveland.

Previously, as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio in 1969, he led a grand jury investigation of the Kent State University shootings by Ohio National Guard troops.

Ellen Meloy Author

Ellen Meloy, 58, whose poetic descriptions of geography and color made her a 2003 Pulitzer finalist for non-fiction, died Nov. 4 at her southeastern Utah home, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The cause of death was not reported.

Ms. Meloy's 2002 book, "The Anthropology of Turquoise: Meditations on Landscape, Art and Spirit," won the Utah Book Award for non-fiction and was a Pulitzer finalist. Her other books include "Raven's Exile: A Season on the Green River" and "The Last Cheater's Waltz," which traced the development of nuclear weapons with characteristic humorous touches. She was finishing another book, "Eating Stone," when she died.

Born in California, she graduated from Goucher College with a degree in art. She earned a master's degree in environmental studies from the University of Montana and gave up being an illustrator and art curator to become a river guide and writer. She spent most of her time outdoors and became known for her ways of connecting nature to people, comparing, for example, mating frogs to refueling military bombers.

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