- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 14, 2006

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Chesapeake City Manager Clarence Cuffee died of colon cancer June 13 at Chesapeake General Hospital. He was 60.

Mr. Cuffee was hospitalized in January and returned to his duties as city manager this spring but was hospitalized again early this month.

Mr. Cuffee was born in Wilson, N.C., and moved to Chesapeake at age 2.

He spent much of his life in Hampton Roads, as a teacher, social worker and city administrator. Mr. Cuffee served in the Army from 1978 to 1983, specializing in social work with military families.

He became Chesapeake’s assistant city manager in 1987 was appointed to the city’s top administrative post in 2002. Mr. Cuffee oversaw 3,000 employees and an $800 million budget.

In an emergency meeting Tuesday, the City Council named Deputy City Manager Anne Odell the acting city manager.

John Arnick, 72,longtime delegate

ANNAPOLIS (AP) — John Arnick, a longtime delegate from Baltimore County who resigned after being appointed to a state board, died of lung cancer June 13 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 72.

Mr. Arnick, a Democrat, served in the Maryland House three times, from 1967 to 1979, from 1983 to 1992 and from 1993 to 2006.

He was a lawyer and a former Marine who last year served on a state task force on the need for a new bridge across the Chesapeake Bay.

Mr. Arnick resigned this spring after being appointed by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to the State Board of Contract Appeals in April.

His death was announced by Mr. Ehrlich’s office.

“John was a personal friend and a hardworking colleague in the House of Delegates, a job he did well for the better part of the last 40 years,” Mr. Ehrlich said.

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