NEW YORK (AP) -- Don Hewitt, a TV news pioneer who created "60 Minutes" and produced the popular CBS newsmagazine for 36 years, died Wednesday. He was 86. He died of pancreatic cancer at his Bridgehampton home, CBS said. His death came a month after that of fellow CBS legend Walter Cronkite. rrr CINCINNATI (AP) -- Paul "Duke" Hogue, a star center on Cincinnati's back-to-back national championship basketball teams, died Monday. He was 69. Hogue died of heart and kidney failure, said Patti Hogue, his wife of 43 years.
Lydia Unruh, 99, Olathe, Kan., formerly of Goodrich, N.D., died Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Good Samaritan Center, Olathe. Lydia Haux was born Oct. 7, 1909, at the family farm north of Goodrich, the daughter of Ludwig and Katherine (Koenig) Haux. She grew up and attended country schools in the area and assisted with farm chores. She married Jake Unruh on Sept. 29, 1929. They lived in McClusky, N.D., until spring 1963. They owned and managed the drug store in McClusky. In 1963, they purchased the Gamble-Skogmo Department Store in Parshall, N.D.
Herb Bodensteiner, 91, Walhalla, Aug. 15. Marvella Buckley, 53, Fort Yates, Aug. 15. Aurelia Emery, 88, Fargo, Aug. 16. Clifford Holwegner, 82, Minot, formerly Bismarck, Aug. 14. Alf Johnson, 89, Galesburg, June 28. Leslie Johnson, 88, Gwinner, Aug. 17. Rosanne Longtine, 37, Grand Forks, Aug. 14. Mark Marek, 41, formerly Oakes, Aug. 9. Judy McCaffrey, 61, Fort Collins, Colo., formerly Valley City, Aug. 17. Rodney Partlow, 61, Grand Forks, Aug. 12. Jerry Schradick, 66, Wahpeton, Aug. 17. Clara Trautman, 96, Bismarck, Aug. 17.
Eva Sorenson, 102, Salem, Ore., formerly of Goodrich, N.D., died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at Gibson Creek Assisted Living, Salem. Eva L. Sorenson was born Feb. 27, 1907, at Goodrich. She grew up and lived there until age 20. She married William Sorenson in 1927, at Goodrich. They moved to their first home in Melville, N.D. After one year they moved to Barlow, N.D., where they lived until 1939. They bought a home in Carrington, N.D., and lived there for 56 years. He died in 1988. She continued to live there until 1997, when she moved to San Jose, Calif., to be near her daughter.
Barbara McGillivray, 58, Napoleon, N.D., formerly of Jamestown, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon. Services: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, Jamestown. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Monday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown. Online guestbook: www .liskofuneralchapel.com
Dolores Berg, 81, Edgeley, N.D., died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City, N.D. Services: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, Edgeley. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Edgeley. Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Edgeley. Online guestbook: www. liskofuneralchapel.com
Agnes Schmitz, 77, Harvey, N.D., died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck, N.D. Services: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Harvey. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden, N.D. Burial: 3 p.m. Monday, North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Laurie Aubol, 48, Evans, Colo., formerly Walhalla and Grafton, Aug. 14. Margaret Braun, 93, New England, Aug. 16. Aurelia Emery, 88, Hillsboro, Aug. 16. Marie Geck, 89, Elgin, Aug. 14. Joseph Harbeke, 96, Page, Aug. 17. Frank Kraft, 76, Reno, Nev., formerly Hazen and Beulah, Aug. 13. Esther Rath, 86, Ana-moose, Aug. 17. Harold Younggren, 82, Hallock, Aug. 16.
Florence Becker, 80, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown. Florence DynElla Ruff was born Aug. 17, 1929, at Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of Gust and Bertha (Nagel) Ruff. She grew up and attended grade school in the Lautt School District and attended Lehr High School, Lehr, N.D. She later taught school in the Lautt School District. She married Wilbert Becker on June 28, 1948, at Lehr. They lived in Lehr where she worked at the Grenz General Store, then moved to Jamestown where she worked at Coulton Grocery Store and Jamestown Hospital.
RICE LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- Warren Leary Jr., a longtime owner and editor of a weekly newspaper Rice Lake Chronotype that featured his column about life in northern Wisconsin, died Monday. He was 86. rrr TOKYO (AP) -- Soprano Hildegard Behrens, one of the finest Wagnerian performers of her generation, died Tuesday while traveling in Japan. She was 72. rrr WASHINGTON (AP) -- Robert Novak, the political columnist who played a central role in the Valerie Plame CIA leak case, died Tuesday. He was 78.