* Donald F. Turner, 73, an economics scholar who headed the Justice Department's antitrust division during the Johnson administration, died Tuesday of complications of Alzheimer's disease in Washington. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed him assistant attorney general in charge of antitrust in 1965. "His tenure was marked by aggressive enforcement of antitrust laws and the introduction of a heightened level of economics into government antitrust analysis," said Robert Pitofsky, a noted Washington antitrust lawyer. Early in his career, Mr. Turner and Carl Kaysen wrote "Antitrust Policy," an analysis of U.S. antitrust law widely regarded as a classic in its field. A native of Chippewa Falls, Wis., he graduated from Northwestern University in 1941. He received a doctorate in economics from Harvard University in 1947 and a law degree from Yale University in 1950. After a clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark and a brief period of law practice, he joined the Harvard Law School faculty in 1954 and retired in 1979. After leaving Harvard, he joined the Washington law firm of Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, served as visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center and was a fellow at the Brookings Institution.
* Rudolf Firkusny, 82, a Czech-born pianist who championed the music of his native land during a 44-year self-imposed exile to protest communism, died of cancer Tuesday in New York. He taught at the Juilliard School of Music and exposed many to the works of Czech composers including Smetana, Dvorak and Martinu. He played with major orchestras and many of the great conductors. In May 1990, he ended his exile by performing in Prague to mark the return of democracy.
* Carol Yager, 34, who shed 500 of her 1,200 pounds, then gained all of the weight back, died Monday of respiratory and congestive heart failure in Flint, Mich. She weighed 1,200 pounds when she checked in to the Hurley Medical Center last year. She went home six months later, having lost 500 pounds. The 5-foot-7 woman was estimated to weigh about 1,200 pounds weeks before her death. Television talk shows, tabloids and other media wooed her for her story.