AIDS killed two people who received organs transplanted from a man who
apparently acquired the deadly virus shortly before he was slain, and authorities
are tracking more than 50 other recipients of organs and tissues from the donor,
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday. The organs and tissues were
distributed to 30 hospitals across the United States, the newspaper reported,
without identifying them. The organs and tissues came from a 22-year-old
Virginia man who was shot to death during a robbery in 1985. He had tested
negative for HIV - the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS - twice
before his organs were removed. But officials believe he may have been infected
so soon before he died that his body didn't register any signs of the virus, the
- ANN ARBOR, Mich: Harvey E. Brazer, professor emeritus of economics at the
University of Michigan and a U.S. Treasury official during the Kennedy
administration, died Wednesday of cancer. He was 68. Brazer taught at Rutgers,
Lehigh and Wayne State universities until 1957, when he joined the Michigan
- PHILADELPHIA: Hubert C. Taylor, an architect and artist who helped found
the black artists group Recherche, was found dead at his downtown home. He
was 53 and had suffered from heart disease.
Queen to knight Gen. Schwarzkopf
Queen Elizabeth II will award honorary knighthood to Gen. H. Norman
Schwarzkopf Monday in ceremonies at his headquarters in Tampa, Fla, the
Foreign Office announced Friday in London.
Schwarzkopf is the 58th American to receive a British knighthood since World
War II; it is the highest honor Britain can bestow on a foreigner. He will not use
the title ``Sir,'' reserved for Britons.
He will be entitled to use the initials of the award, KBC, after his name; the full
title is Honorary Knight Commander in the Military Division of the Most
Honorable Order of the Bath.
In a statement, the Foreign Office praised Schwarzkopf for drawing up the
Operation Desert Storm strategy that drove Iraqi forces from Kuwait.
The royal couple spends three days in Florida; will visit a classroom and Mayor
Xavier Suarez hosts a reception at the Vizcaya Museum.
Contributing: Paul Leavitt, Steve Marshall, Sandra Sanchez and Jonathan T.