* F. Raymond Fosberg, 85, a tropical plant expert and botanist emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, died of cancer Saturday in Falls Church, Va. He joined the Agriculture Department in 1940 and during World War II searched for wild cinchona trees in South America. At the time, the trees were the only source of quinine, a treatment for malaria. He worked as a botanist for the U.S. Geological Survey from 1950 to 1965 before joining the Smithsonian. He published more than 600 papers and contributed to many books related to his field.
* Morrie Landsberg, 80, a journalist who covered such historic events as the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II and Richard M. Nixon's "Checkers" speech, died of leukemia Tuesday in Sacramento, Calif. He was a reporter and news executive for the Associated Press and other organizations for more than 40 years. As an AP war correspondent, Mr. Landsberg covered the recapture of Guam and the battle for Iwo Jima. He was aboard the USS Missouri for the Japanese surrender.