Cipriano Ferrel, 46, founder of Oregon's only farm workers union, died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday in Salem, Ore. He was the former president of Northwest Treeplanters and Farm Workers United, which represents more than 2,000 farm workers. He also co-founded the Willamette Valley Immigration Project, a precursor to the union.
James Kingsley, 66, a longtime reporter for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., who often reported scoops about Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and other music stars, died in Memphis of emphysema Friday. The Kingsley and Presley families knew each other in Tupelo, Miss., where the reporter was born. He retired five months ago.