Barbara Cox Anthony, an heir to the Cox
Barbara Cox Anthony, an heir to the Cox media fortune, died Monday in Hawaii after an extended illness, Atlanta-based media conglomerate Cox Enterprises Inc. announced. She and her sister, Anne Cox Chambers, inherited the company from their father, founder and three-time Ohio Gov. James M. Cox, in 1974.
Forbes magazine in March estimated Ms. Anthony's assets and those of her sister at $12.6 billion apiece, making them the 45th richest people in the world.
Ms. Anthony, who lived in the Diamond Head area, was chairwoman of Dayton Newspapers and a member of the Cox Enterprises board of directors. She also served as a member of the board of the Hawaii Preparatory Academy on the Big Island and was the only female member on the board of the Santa Gertrudis Breeders International Association.
Ms. Anthony was a director and founder of the Hawaii School for Girls, now called La Pietra, and a director of the James M. Cox Foundation.
As chairwoman of Hualalai Land Corp., Anthony oversaw all aspects of a 7,500-acre ranch located on the slopes of Mount Hualalai on the Big Island.
EDWARD HEWSON, 73 Cable TV pioneer
Edward H. "Hack" Hewson Jr., who assembled one of the nation's first fleets of mobile television newscasting units and helped start an early cable TV system, died May 14 after a 13-year battle with prostate cancer, his son, Ed Hewson III, said.
Mr. Hewson earned an undergraduate degree at Williams College, then entered the Air Force and became a test pilot for F-104 and F-106 fighters. After leaving the military, he graduated from Harvard Business School in 1963 and began a 30-year career at KING Broadcasting in Seattle.
Mr. Hewson started Northwest Mobile Television, a subsidiary that was one of the first in the country using trucks equipped with broadcasting equipment to provide on-the-scene news and sports reports. The operation was later sold and became National Mobile Television, at one point among the nation's largest mobile television ventures.
In the early 1970s, Mr. Hewson helped launch King VideoCable, a division of King Broadcasting, and worked to build the number of subscribers to more than half a million in markets from Los Angeles to Minneapolis.
In 2002 Mr. Hewson was inducted into the Cable Television Hall of Fame.
Independent of King Broadcasting, Mr. Hewson started Coast Communications, a small cable, telephone and Internet company that still serves the Washington coast and is run by his son.
JOERG IMMENDORFF, 61 Painter and sculptor
Joerg Immendorff, a painter and sculptor whose famed "Cafe Deutschland" paintings dealt with Germany's post-World War II division, died Monday. Mr. Immendorff had long suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease.
Born in the northern town of Bleckede, Mr. Immendorff studied under Joseph Beuys at the Duesseldorf Art Academy in the 1960s. He became involved in that decade's student protest movement.
His rejection of traditional painting - in 1966, he painted the words "Stop Painting" across a picture - led him to abandon the canvas temporarily and move on to his so-called "Lidl" program of neo-Dadaistic happenings, involving baby talk and symbols. He was kicked out of the Duesseldorf school because of these activities, but in 1996 became an art professor there.