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Lucille R. Kuhn, a retired captain who...


Lucille R. Kuhn, a retired captain who pioneered the role of female officers in the Navy, died Friday in a traffic accident in Newport News, Va. She was 68.

Captain Kuhn enlisted in the Navy in 1949 and retired in 1985.

She was the first female director of the officer candidate school in Newport, R.I., the first to command the Combined Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Fla., and the first to serve as deputy commander of the Navy Recruiting Command.

Her service awards included the Legion of Merit with gold star, the Meritorious Service Medal with gold star and the National Defense Medal with bronze star.

Lawrence "Booker T." Laury Jr., 81, a blues pianist who cut his first U.S. album, "Nothin' But the Blues," at age 80, died of cancer Saturday in Memphis, Tenn.

Donn Smith, 79, who became the first administrator of the University of South Florida medical school in 1970, died after a heart attack Sunday in Tampa, Fla.

Mary-Scott Welch, 75, a writer whose book "Networking: The Great New Way for Women to Get Ahead" encouraged women to advance their careers through networking, died of cancer Friday in New York.

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