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Michael Corvino, 46, company president
DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Michael Corvino, a former star football player at the University of Maryland and the president of backpack maker JanSport, died July 14 in a car accident near his home. He was 46.
Mr. Corvino lost control of his vintage 1970 Dodge Charger and crashed into a tree on the eve of JanSport’s 40th birthday. He was pronounced dead at the scene in Danville, about 30 miles east of San Francisco.
Authorities were investigating the cause of the accident, which also injured Mr. Corvino’s 16-year-old daughter and her friend.
After beginning his career with VF Corp. 15 years ago, Mr. Corvino worked in a variety of sales and merchandising jobs in Tennessee and Florida before coming to California in late 2004 to become JanSport’s president.
After college, Mr. Corvino played professionally for the Washington Federals of the now-defunct United States Football League.
Mr. Corvino is survived by his wife, Joyce; and two daughters, Elizabeth and Alexandra.
George Comstock, 92, TB researcher
SMITHSBURG, Md. (AP) — Dr. George Wills Comstock, an epidemiologist whose research helped shape the U.S. response to tuberculosis in the 1940s and 1950s, died July 15 of prostate cancer. He was 92.
In 1957, Dr. Comstock conducted research in Bethel, Alaska, where TB was rampant, and demonstrated the effectiveness of the drug isoniazid in preventing TB.
Dr. Comstock, who lived in Smithsburg, was a physician who worked in the U.S. Public Health Service for 20 years and taught at Johns Hopkins University for more than 40 years.
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