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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Frank E. Evans Colorado Democrat

Frank E. Evans, 86, a Colorado Democrat who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965 to 1979 and on the Appropriations Committee, died June 8 at a hospice in Pueblo, Colo. No cause of death was reported.

Mr. Evans's district covered Pueblo and parts of Colorado Springs. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1978.

Frank Edward Evans was born in Pueblo and served in the Navy during World War II. He graduated from the University of Denver and its law school. He practiced law in Pueblo before serving in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1961 to 1964.

William J. Mitchell University Dean

William J. Mitchell, 65, an urban theorist and former dean of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning, died June 11 in Boston. He had cancer.

Mr. Mitchell was affiliated with the University of California at Los Angeles before joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty in 1992.

Over the years, he envisioned "smart cities" that would behave like central nervous systems in responding quickly and efficiently to the needs of their residents. He proposed the development of a lightweight "CityCar" that could be folded and stacked like supermarket shopping carts.

Mr. Mitchell also helped oversee a $1 billion building expansion at MIT that included new research facilities, an athletics center and a residence hall.

Hans Dichand Newspaper Publisher

Hans Dichand, 89, publisher of Austria's largest circulation newspaper, Kronen Zeitung, died June 17 at a hospital in Vienna. No cause of death was reported.

The Kronen Zeitung, a tabloid, is one of the most widely read dailies per capita in the world, with roughly 3 million readers in a country of about 8 million people. Mr. Dichand, who also served as the newspaper's editor in chief and wrote closely watched columns, was known for commenting on and influencing Austrian politics.

He was born in the southern city of Graz and rose from humble beginnings to become both revered and feared. Although he most recently endorsed controversial far-right candidates for the presidency, over the years, he also supported politicians from the leftist camp.

He was key in mobilizing sentiment for the election to the presidency of Kurt Waldheim, when accusations arose that the former U.N. chief served in a World War II German army unit that committed atrocities against civilians in the Balkans.

Dwight Armstrong Vietnam War Protester

Dwight Armstrong, 58, one of four men who carried out a fatal bombing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to protest the Vietnam War, died June 21 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He had lung cancer.

Mr. Armstrong was a shaggy-haired high school dropout when he and his older brother, Karl, and two others parked a stolen van packed with 2,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate and jet fuel next to Sterling Hall and lit the fuse on Aug. 24, 1970.

The blast killed student Robert Fassnacht and injured three other people.

Mr. Armstrong spent years as one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives and was captured in Toronto in 1977. He served seven years in a federal prison.

-- From staff and wire reports


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