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George Lazarus

68, Died Sept. 8

CHICAGO TRIBUNE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING COLUMNIST

Arelentless Second City scribe whose knack for getting a story first made him a ubiquitous presence in the advertising world, George Lazarus died Sept. 8.

From desks at the old Chicago Daily News, Chicago Today, and the Chicago Tribune, which he joined in 1972, Lazarus often astonished industry insiders with items that were news even to the office water- cooler crowd. Armed with the approach of an old-fashioned newspaperman, Lazarus was on the cutting edge of advertising for 39 years. Whether by dint of hobnobbing with executives or grilling his much-envied collection of contacts (filed on index cards), Lazarus got his scoops. "Lazarus was a combination of 'Columbo' and a rottweiler," eulogized DDB Worldwide Chairman and CEO Keith Reinhard. "If you weren't careful, he could beguile you into giving something away and then, once he had hold of it, never let it go."

William A. Hudson

79, Died Sept. 6

RETIRED BROADCAST EDITOR FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Early in his 40-year AP career, Hudson covered University of Kentucky football and basketball as a correspondent in the Lexington bureau, and he later served as broadcast editor in the Louisville bureau. He was a member of both the Kentucky Press Association and the Kentucky Broadcasters Association. Hudson retired in 1984.

Kathy Nylic

46, Died Sept. 10

PUBLISHER OF THE WEEKLY VALLEY ADVOCATE IN HATFIELD, MASS. …

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