Magazine article The Quill

Deaths

Magazine article The Quill

Deaths

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James Auer, 76, died Dec. 17, 2004. He was an art critic for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Auer first joined SPJ in 1970. Auer went to The Milwaukee Journal in 1972 as art editor. The Journal-Sentinel reported that during his time at the papers, Auer wrote about everything, "including movies, theater, history and obituaries of the rich, famous and artful." The paper went on to report that Auer's journalistic skills also included broadcasting talents. He wrote and narrated award-winning documentaries that aired on public television stations across the country. Auer is survived by his wife, Marilyn Auer, and a son, Charles William Auer.

SPJ member Caroline Dow died Sept. 14, 2004, in St. Augustine, Fla., of pancreatic cancer. Dow had been a member of SPJ since 1987. As a member of the Society's Ethics Committee, she helped draft the 1987 revision of SPJ's Code of Ethics. She was a recipient of SPJ's Howard Dubin Outstanding Professional Chapter Member Award.

During her career, Dow taught journalism students at Wayne State University, Michigan State University, Indiana University, University of Evansville and Flagler College where she was chairperson of the communication department from 1997-2003.

As a journalist, Dow worked for the Detroit News, LIFE Magazine and had been a correspondent for People Magazine.

Sayer Loyal Frisbie, III, 89, died Dec. 5, 2004, in Bartow, Fla., after being hospitalized for a week with pneumonia. …

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