- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 22, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — James O. Freedman, the 15th president of Dartmouth College, died March 21 at his home after a long struggle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 70.

College President James Wright said, “In his 11 years as Dartmouth’s president, [Mr. Freedman] affirmed and extended the college’s commitment to providing a premier liberal arts program and to excellent graduate schools.”

Mr. Freedman, who preceded Mr. Wright as Dartmouth president, served from 1987 to 1998.

A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Mr. Freedman led the most comprehensive overhaul of the Dartmouth curriculum in more than 70 years and achieved sex parity, according to the college’s Web site.

Joseph Bova, 81,stage, film, TV actor

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Joseph Bova, an actor with comedic talent whose career included a Tony Award nomination for the Broadway play “The Chinese and Dr. Fish,” died of emphysema March 12 at the Actors’ Fund retirement home in Englewood. He was 81.

Besides plays, movies and television appearances, Mr. Bova’s career included hundreds of voice-overs. His Tony nomination was in 1970.

He got his break on Broadway in 1959 as Prince Dauntless the Drab in “Once Upon a Mattress,” based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea.”

Mr. Bova’s other theatrical appearances included “The Comedy of Errors,” “Love’s Labor’s Lost,” “Troilus and Cressida” and “Twelfth Night.”

From 1980 to 1989, he played Bert Barry in “42nd Street.”

Nicholas Cozzarelli, 67,biologist, editor

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Nicholas Cozzarelli, editor in chief of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, died March 19 at his home from complications of treatment for Burkitt’s lymphoma. He was 67.

He was a professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California at Berkeley.

A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Mr. Cozzarelli was known for his research into how proteins affect DNA.

He had been editor in chief at the main publication of the National Academy of Sciences since 1995 and was a strong advocate of open-access publishing, allowing the public as well as paid subscribers to read scientific articles.

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences was one of the first publications to allow free access online.

Phil Webber, 67,photographer

SEATTLE (AP) — Phil Webber, a colorblind photographer who took pictures for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for more than 40 years, died March 18 of complications related to emphysema, the paper reported in its Sunday editions. He was 67.

In high school, Mr. Webber bought himself a police scanner and got his mother to drive him to accident scenes so he could take pictures and sell them to the local daily papers. At 17, he was hired by the Post-Intelligencer and spent almost all of the next 50 years shooting Seattle history, from presidents to rock stars.

“Phil’s work reflected Seattle and helped to define the P-I for a half-century,” Managing Editor David McCumber said. “His images are with us forever, and his personality will never be forgotten.”

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