John Graham, 82, an architect whose designs...


John Graham, 82, an architect whose designs included the Space Needle for the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle, died of heart disease Tuesday at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. The Space Needle is a 600-foot tower rising on three pairs of slender steel legs, with a 200-seat restaurant at its crown that makes a complete revolution every hour. In the late 1940s, Mr. Graham designed a shopping center -- Northgate, outside Seattle -- that became a prototype for others around the country. He also created the first revolving restaurant, in the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu.

Peter J. Camiel, 81, a former boxer, expert craps shooter and the last old-time boss of Philadelphia's Democratic Party, died of lung cancer Thursday at Fatlands, his estate near Valley Forge, Pa. Mr. Camiel was chairman of the Democratic City Committee from 1970 through 1976, but his reign was dominated by an epic political feud with a one-time ally, former Mayor Frank L. Rizzo, who ousted him as party chairman.

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