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By The Associated Press

Seymour Britchky

NEW YORK (AP) – Seymour Britchky, a restaurant critic who chronicled the city’s eateries in a monthly newsletter and penned a compilation of reviews that was published annually for 16 years, has died. He was 73.

Britchky died Friday of pancreatic cancer, according to his wife, the photographer Nancy Crampton.

Britchky, a former marketing executive, turned to restaurant criticism at age 41, launching a newsletter called “The Restaurant Reporter” in 1971.

Britchky stopped publishing the newsletter in 1976, when he created an annual compilation, “The Restaurants of New York,” published by Random House from 1976 to 1983 and by Simon & Schuster from 1984 to 1991.

Between 1980 and 1991, he published another monthly food newsletter, “Seymour Britchky’s Restaurant Letter,” and in 1995, he co-wrote “The Lutece Cookbook” with Andre Soltner.

Cloves Campbell Sr.

PHOENIX (AP) – Cloves Campbell Sr., co-owner of the state’s oldest black newspaper, has died. He was 73.

Campbell had a heart attack Friday in the newspaper’s offices, his family said.

Campbell moved to the state with his family in 1945. He overcame poverty and segregation and eventually became a politician.

He was the first black to serve in the Arizona Senate, taking office in 1966 after serving four years in the House.

In 1969, Campbell and his brother bought the Informant, which was founded in 1957 but hadn’t published in several years. It became one of the largest weeklies in the state.

Cloves Campbell Jr., the Informant’s publisher, said his father “lost his sight to diabetes 10 years ago (but) he got up every morning at 6:30, had breakfast and then a secretary would come pick him up and take him to the office.”

George F.F. Lombard

WESTON, Mass. (AP) – George F.F. Lombard, a former dean at Harvard Business School who helped to form the field of organizational behavior, has died. He was 93.

Lombard died Thursday at his home.

For part of his organizational behavior research, he once observed mothers search through racks of girls’ dresses and watched 20 clerks ring up sales at Macy’s.

The Macy’s research became his thesis and helped him to obtain a doctoral degree in commercial science in 1942. Before that, Lombard graduated from Harvard College with an economics degree in 1933.

Lombard joined Harvard’s faculty as an assistant dean and retired after 15 years as an associate dean for academic programs in the university’s business school.

“He was an excellent listener, always famous for that,” said Paul Lawrence, a Harvard emeritus professor of organizational behavior. “He really drew people out and helped them think through their own problems.”

Jackie Paris

NEW YORK (AP) – Jackie Paris, a jazz vocalist who toured with Charlie Parker and was said to be one of the favorite singers of Ella Fitzgerald and comedian Lenny Bruce, has died. He was 79.

Paris died on Thursday in Manhattan of complications of bone cancer, according to David Grausman, a friend.

Born Carlo Jackie Paris in Nutley, N.J., he got his start as a child in vaudeville and worked as a singer and guitarist in the jazz clubs of 52nd Street in the 1940s. He served two years in the Army.

Paris worked with Lionel Hampton and Charles Mingus and was the first to sing the lyrics to Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight.”

Later, he taught master classes and gave private lessons while continuing to record and perform, singing as recently as March at the Jazz Standard in Manhattan.

Gerry McNeil

MONTREAL (AP) – Gerry McNeil, who won two Stanley Cups as a goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens, died Thursday. He was 78.

The Canadiens announced his death in a statement Friday, but the team did not release a cause of death.

McNeil won his first Cup in the 1952-53 season and was part of the 1956-57 team that won the second of five straight NHL titles. He also played in three All-Star games in the early part of the decade.

McNeil had 28 shutouts in 276 career regular-season NHL games.

Bobbye Sloan

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Bobbye Sloan, the wife of Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, died Friday after battling cancer, the team said. She was 61.

Bobbye Sloan, the NBA coach’s wife of 41 years, announced in January she had a malignant tumor in her pancreas, unrelated to the breast cancer for which she was treated and fought publicly several years ago.

Jerry Sloan considered leaving coaching to be with his wife, but she said she wouldn’t let him. He finished the season, guiding the Jazz to a 42-40 record that left them just short of the playoffs.

After the season, Sloan said he planned to return for a 17th year coaching the Jazz, although that depended on his wife’s health. He also said 2003-04 would be memorable more for his life off the court than for the team’s accomplishment.

Bobbye Sloan was diagnosed with breast cancer after Utah’s 1997 NBA finals loss to the Chicago Bulls. She won the battle, but had been ill before the January announcement with flu-like symptoms.

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