* Alfred A. Arraj, a U.S. District...


* Alfred A. Arraj, a U.S. District judge and member of the federal bench for 35 years, died Friday at 86. Judge Arraj was appointed by President Eisenhower in 1957. Previously he was Baca County district attorney and a state district judge.

* Laurie E. Colwin, 48, a novelist, short-story writer and food essayist, died Saturday of a heart attack. Ms. Colwin wrote for The New Yorker, Mademoiselle and Redbook and was a food columnist for Gourmet magazine. In 1987, she won a Guggenheim fellowship. Her novels are "Goodbye Without Leaving," "Family Happiness," "Happy All the Time" and "Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object." Her short-story collections include "Another Marvelous Thing," "The Lone Pilgrim," "Passion and Affect" and the soon-to-be-released "A Big Storm Knocked It Over." She wrote two volumes of essays and recipes, "Home Cooking" and "More Home Cooking."

* Fred G. Eaton, publisher of the Binghamton, N.Y., Press & Sun-Bulletin from 1977 to 1983, died of a heart attack Friday at 71. From 1956 to 1971 he was publisher of The Saratogian in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

* Marty Klein, 51, an agent for such comics as Steve Martin, Rick Moranis and Martin Mull, died Sunday of a heart attack. Mr. Klein began his entertainment career as a disc jockey and stand-up comedian. He went to work as comedian Shelley Berman's road manager in 1962. At various times he represented such entertainers as David Letterman, John Candy, Rodney Dangerfield and Sam Kinison, said Burton Taylor, a longtime associate.

* Adelino da Palma Carlos, 87, Portugal's first prime minister following nearly a half-century of ultraconservative dictatorship, died Sunday after a long illness. A constitutional lawyer, he was appointed prime minister by President Antonio de Spinola in 1974 after a bloodless revolution led by leftist army officers who overthrew the dictatorship of Marcelo Caetano. Mr. Palma Carlos resigned after 56 days in office when his proposals for a presidential election and a referendum on a provisional constitution were turned down by the Spinola state council. Mr. Palma Carlos was also responsible for creating the country's first opposition party in the post-revolution era, the Social Democrat Party.

* Melvin Leopold Sipe, 68, who conducted the St. Paul (Minn.) Chamber Orchestra from 1959 to 1971 and later led the Charlotte Repertory Orchestra, died Friday of a lung illness.

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