August Belmont IV, 86, grandson of the...


August Belmont IV, 86, grandson of the founder of Belmont Park, dead Monday in Easton, after a stroke, the New York Racing Association said.

Among his stakes winners were Dew Line, Heed, Quadratic and Caveat, who won the 1983 Belmont Stakes, named after his great-grandfather, the first August Belmont.

His grandfather, August Belmont II, formed the Westchester Racing Association in 1895 and oversaw construction of Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.. Mr. Belmont II also bred the famed Man o' War.

Mr. Belmont IV retired as president of the investment banking firm Dillon, Read Inc. in 1971.

NTC A memorial service was to be held at 2 p.m. today at his Court Road Farm in Easton.

Elizabeth Adams, 60, a Beverly Hills madam who taught Heidi Fleiss the tricks of the trade and kept out of trouble by sharing clients' pillow talk with police, died Saturday of a heart attack in Los Angeles. She used the alias Alex Fleming and was known as Madam Alex. She dispatched $2,000-a-day women to businessmen, entertainers and sheiks in hotel suites and cruise ships around the world for 25 years.

Dr. Edwin L. Bierman, 64, who advocated a then-unconventional diet for diabetics that cut down on fat and cholesterol in favor of complex carbohydrates, died July 5 of nerve sheath sarcoma in Seattle. In 1971, when he was chairman of the Committee of Food and Nutrition of the American Diabetes Association, he developed the diet that is now widely considered to prevent heart and vascular disease in diabetics.

Mihai Botez, 54, Romania's ambassador to Washington and a dissident under the communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu, died Tuesday of internal bleeding in Bucharest, Romania. He was granted political asylum in the United States in 1987, but returned to his homeland after Mr. Ceausescu was killed.

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