Michael Bruno, 64, an Israeli economist, former World Bank vice president and head of the Bank of Israel, died Wednesday in Jerusalem. Bruno held several key economic posts and was part of the group that formulated the government's economic stabilization policy between 1988 and 1991. The plan reined in Israel's spiraling inflation rate.
Tom Green,55, a senior entertainment writer for USA Today, died Tuesday in Los Angeles of complications of pancreatitis.
His 14-year-career with USA Today began with the newspaper's inception. Green opened the Los Angeles bureau in 1982 and later was bureau chief and entertainment editor. In the last 14 years, Green had interviewed virtually every top actor, director and producer.
He previously worked for the Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif., the Sun-Telegram in San Bernardino, Calif., and the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y.
Aram Karamanoukian,86, a retired Syrian general and senator who became a scholar in Paris and then in his adopted home of the United States, died Monday in Fort Lee, N.J., of cancer.
Karamanoukian earned a doctorate in international law at the Sorbonne in Paris at age 62. His thesis was revised and published as a book, "Foreigners and Military Service."
In 1990, he passed his citizenship exam and was honored by the executive board of the New Jersey Association for Lifetime Learning as the Outstanding Adult Learner from Bergen County for the 1989-1990 school year.
Pursing a military career, Karamanoukian graduated from the Ecole de Guerre in Paris in the early 1930s.
Al Schottelkotte, 69, veteran newsman and Scripps Howard executive, died Wednesday of cancer at his rural home in southern Indiana. Schottelkotte, a former reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer who pioneered television news in his 35 years at WCPO-TV, had been battling cancer for about two years.
Clayton Tonnemaker,68, an All-America lineman at the University Minnesota who later played for the Green Bay Packers, died Wednesday in St. Paul, Minn., of complications after heart and lung surgery.
A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Tonnemaker started at center and linebacker for the Gophers from 1946 to 1949. He joined Green Bay as a first-round draft pick in 1950.
Tonnemaker was a vice president until 1975 for Cargill Inc., the commodities trading and food processing company. He also ran a coal mine in Montana, and later imported industrial equipment.