Frank Waters, 92, historian and author of...

Frank Waters, 92, historian and author of more than two dozen books, died Saturday in Taos, N.M. Mr. Waters, whose father was half Cheyenne, often wrote about American Indian culture. His book "The Man Who Killed the Deer" was based on the trial of Frank Samora, a Taos Pueblo Indian fined for shooting a deer out of season in Carson National Forest. The book influenced political leaders to return 48,000 acres of the tribe's sacred Blue Lake land.

Margaret Moore Yoars, 86, a founder of the University of Hartford in Connecticut, died Friday in Bedford, Mass. She began her affiliation with the university as a member of the board of Hartford Art School, which merged with Hillyer College and the Hartt College of Music in 1956 to form the university.


Eino Hjalmar Friberg, 94, a poet and playwright who received the highest civilian award of his native Finland, died Saturday in Cambridge, Mass. He received Finland's Order of the White Rose for his translation of the Finnish epic "Kalevala," a project that took 12 years. He came to the United States in 1906.

Naomi Gttlieb, 69, a former professor of the University of Washington and a leading advocate of sexual equality, died in Prague, Czech Republic, on May 7 of injuries she suffered in a streetcar accident. She was the author of "The Welfare Bind" and co-author of "You Don't Have to Take It! A Women's Guide to Confronting Emotional Abuse at Work."


Alexandre de Marenches, 73, the aristocrat who headed France's external intelligence agency from 1970 to 1981, died Saturday in Monaco after a heart attack.

Jean Marin, 86, president of the French news service Agence France-Presse for 21 years, died Saturday in Paris. Mr. Marin, who headed AFP from 1954 to 1975, was an associate of Charles de Gaulle, with whom he worked when the general directed the French Resistance from London during World War II.

Dilys Powell, 93, who reviewed movies for the Sunday Times of London for 55 years, died Saturday in London after a series of strokes. Her last review appeared in Sunday's newspaper.

Lydel Sims, 78, a columnist for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., for almost 50 years, died Saturday of a heart attack. He wrote the "Assignment: Memphis" column from 1949 until he retired in 1985. After that, he wrote the "Watch Your Language" column. His last column appeared in Sunday's newspaper.