Friday, October 3, 2008

Jerry B. HannifinJournalist

Jerry B. Hannifin, 91, a Time magazine writer who specialized in coverage of Latin America early in his career and later was chief aerospace correspondent, died Sept. 18 at his home in Cocoa Beach, Fla. No cause of death was reported.

Mr. Hannifin joined Time in 1946 after working for the United Press wire service. He edited Time's Spanish-language edition in 1953 and 1954 and spent much of his career based in Washington before retiring in 1982. He continued to contribute to the magazine for several more years.

His honors included the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for distinguished contributions in journalism to inter-American relations and the Flight Safety Foundation's Cecil A. Brownlow Publication Award for lifetime excellence in aviation reporting.

He was a licensed pilot and a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Washington. He also guest-lectured on Soviet aerospace technology at the National War College.

Konstantin PavlovBulgarian Poet

Konstantin Pavlov, 75, who became one of Bulgaria's most prominent intellectuals with his rare defiance of the country's communist regime, died Sept. 28, it was reported from the capital, Sofia. The cause of death was not announced.

A poet, Mr. Pavlov was among the few Bulgarian intellectuals who dared to assert their professional independence during the 1945-89 communist regime.

He gained popularity despite censors imposing a decade-long publishing ban against him in 1966, with Bulgarians clandestinely copying and reading his poems.

Some of his most popular volumes of poetry are "Sweet Agony" (1991), "The Murder of the Sleeping Man" (1992) and "A Long Time Ago . . . " (1998).

In 1980, his screenplay for the film "Illusion" was granted the grand prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in what is now the Czech Republic.

-- From staff and wire reports

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