James Whitney Cook, 90, former chairman of...


James Whitney Cook, 90, former chairman of Illinois Bell Telephone Co. and president of the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls, died Sunday in Naples, Fla.

Porter Henderson Gilbert, 72, a former lawyer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration who took part in the procurement phase of the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and space shuttle programs, died Friday in Dayton, Ohio.

Nora Hampton, 82, a former reporter for the Oakland Tribune who was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her firsthand account of being hijacked, died Friday in Oakland, Calif. In 1969, while on a flight from Oakland to New York, her plane was hijacked and forced to land in Cuba.

Kevin Kelly, 64, theater critic for the Boston Globe for 32 years, died of cancer Monday in Boston. In 1991, he received the George Jean Nathan Award, given by the English departments of Cornell, Yale and Princeton universities for drama criticism. He wrote "One Singular Sensation," a biography of playwright and director Michael Bennett, who created "A Chorus Line."

Soulima Stravinsky, 84, pianist, composer, teacher and son of the composer Igor Stravinsky, died Monday of respiratory failure in Sarasota, Fla.

William H. Timbers, 79, a senior judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in Manhattan, died of kidney failure Saturday in New York. His rulings on the Court of Appeals included a 1990 opinion that affirmed begging was not a constitutionally protected right.

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