Charles Mraz 94, a beekeeper who since...


Charles Mraz 94, a beekeeper who since the 1930s had been the United States' leading evangelist for the therapeutic use of bee stings, a still unproven treatment, died Monday at his home in Middlebury, Vt.

Thousands of people with chronic diseases knew him for his campaign to have bee venom and other bee products accepted as medical therapies in the United States -- a quest that began when he deliberately bared his arthritic knees for bee stings.

W. Arthur Garrity Jr., 79, a U.S. District Court judge whose 1974 order to desegregate Boston schools led to rioting, racial turmoil, and resentment that lingers, died Thursday of cancer. His decision that ordered busing students to achieve racial balance forever changed the composition of the city's schools.

Pub Date: 9/19/99

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