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Marjorie Harris Carr, a conservationist

October 11, 1997

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ Marjorie Harris Carr, a conservationist who dedicated three decades of her life to the restoration of the Ocklawaha River, died Friday. She was 82.

Carr successfully marshaled an environmental movement in the 1960s to kill a barge canal across Florida.

The Army Corps of Engineers mowed down a forest, jammed the trunks into the mud and dammed her beloved Ocklawaha River in 1968 before a lawsuit brought partly by her group, Florida Defenders of the Environment, won a federal injunction against the project in 1971.

Lawrence Lachman

NEW YORK (AP) _ Lawrence Lachman, the former chairman of Bloomingdale’s who helped transform it from a simple department store into a destination for upscale shoppers, died Tuesday. He was 81.

Under Lachman’s leadership, Bloomingdale’s grew from six outlets in metropolitan New York to a 15-store chain from Boston to Washington.

From 1938 to 1946 he was controller of the James McCreery stores, then treasurer of Stamford, Conn.-based Citizens Utilities.

After serving in the Air Force during World War II and receiving a Bronze Star, Lachman joined Bloomingdale’s as treasurer. He was named chief executive in 1964 and chairman in 1969.

Lachman retired from the company in 1978.

Edward M. Lembeck

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) _ Edward M. Lembeck, city editor of the Journal Star for more than two decades, died Friday. He was 69.

A graduate of Bradley University, Lembeck began at the Journal Star in 1950, covered City Hall and was promoted to assistant city editor in 1962. He retired in 1990 after 40 years with the newspaper.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene, and two children.

Joel Pritchard

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ Joel Pritchard, a former congressman and lieutenant governor who also invented the lawn game Pickleball, died Thursday. He was 72.

Pritchard was a moderate-to-liberal Republican whose political career spanned 32 years in the Washington Legislature, U.S. House and lieutenant governor’s office. He loved tweaking his party and frequently crossed the aisle to work with Democrats.

He was sponsor of the nation’s first voter-approved abortion-rights laws, in 1970, and espoused gun-control, environmental protection, adoption of a state income tax, education reform and other issues more often identified with Democrats.

In the early 1960s, Pritchard, former Gov. Dan Evans and other friends were challenged by their children to invent a game to help dispel the boredom at the family compound on Bainbridge Island.

They came up with the game they named after the family dog _ Pickleball. It’s a sport played with an oversized racket and a ball the size of a tennis ball on a court that looks like a badminton court with a low net.

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