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Obituaries in the news: ‘Griffith’ writer Bullock

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Harvey Bullock

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Harvey Bullock, a writer for “The Andy Griffith Show” and other TV comedies, has died. He was 84.

Bullock died April 23 at South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach of age-related illnesses, said his daughter, Courtney Bullock.

Born in North Carolina, Bullock graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in English. He served in the Navy during World War II, writing and transmitting fake radio messages designed to mislead the Nazis.

Bullock spent five years writing for “The Andy Griffith Show.” In the late ’60s, he and writing partner Ray Allen also collaborated on the screenplays for the comic films “Who’s Minding the Mint?” “With Six You Get Eggroll” and “Don’t Drink the Water,” which was adapted from a Woody Allen play.

Bullock and Allen also worked together on scripts for such TV series as “The Flintstones,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Hogan’s Heroes.” They were executive producers of “Love, American Style,” and creators and executive producers of the animated early 1970s series “Wait Till Your Father Gets Home.”


Charles G. Maloney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bishop Charles G. Maloney, who served in the Archdiocese of Louisville for nearly 70 years, died Sunday, church officials said. He was 93.

Maloney became an auxiliary bishop in 1955 and served under three archbishops, including current Archbishop Thomas Kelly.

In 1995, Maloney was named the first titular bishop of Bardstown, an announcement that came on Maloney’s 40th anniversary as a bishop.

Maloney retired as auxiliary bishop in 1988, but remained active in the Priests’ Council and the College of Consultors — two advisory bodies to Archbishop Kelly.

According to the Archdiocese of Louisville, Maloney confirmed more than 80,000 Roman Catholics during his career.

Before becoming auxiliary bishop, Maloney served roles such as chaplain, secretary, chancellor and vicar general, all within the archdiocese.


Jean-Francois Revel

PARIS (AP) — Jean-Francois Revel, a philosopher, eclectic writer and a journalist whose commentaries on the state of France and the world were a mainstay of French media, died Sunday, his wife said. He was 82.

Revel died at Kremlin-Bicetre Hospital, just south of Paris, said his wife Claude Sarraute, who was also a journalist. The cause of death was not immediately revealed.

President Jacques Chirac hailed Revel as a “demanding and vigilant guardian of democracy. He taught us never to take it for granted.”

Revel authored about 30 books with subjects ranging from poetry to gastronomy to politics. Revel became known in later years for his conservative position and pro-American stance as editor-in-chief of the newsweekly L’Express and commentator at that magazine and later at rival Le Point.

Revel, known as a bon vivant with gourmet tastes, was appointed one of the 40 so-called immortals of the Academie Francaise, a watchdog of the French language, in 1997.

Born in Marseille on Jan. 19, 1924, Revel obtained a degree in philosophy then taught French in several high schools, including in Mexico and Florence, Italy. While a prolific writer, he got a late start in his literary career. Starting in 1960, he was employed at three publishing houses, until 1978.

He joined L’Express in 1966, staying there until 1981. He then became a commentator at Le Point and several radio stations.


Paul Spiegel

BERLIN (AP) — Paul Spiegel, a journalist and activist who fled the Nazis as a child during World War II and returned to Germany to eventually become the influential — and at times contentious — head of its main Jewish organization, died Saturday. He was 68.

Spiegel died of cancer in a hospital in Duesseldorf where he had been seriously ill for weeks, Nathan Kalmanowicz, a senior official in Germany’s Central Council of Jews, said Sunday. Spiegel had suffered a heart attack in February.

In 2003, Spiegel and then-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sealed a historic agreement that put the Jewish community on a legal par with Germany’s main Christian churches.

The accord, signed on the 58th anniversary of the Auschwitz death camp’s liberation, tripled the annual government funding for the council to $3.8 million.

To escape persecution under the Nazis, his family fled to Belgium in 1939 — the year Germany invaded Poland to start World War II — where Spiegel was hidden by Catholic farmers.

After the war, Spiegel returned to Warendorf where he started working as a volunteer journalist on the newly founded weekly Jewish newspaper, the Allgemeine Juedische Wochenzeitung, which is today published as the Juedische Allgemeine.

He worked at the newspaper as an editor from 1958 until 1965 when he became assistant to the Secretary-General of the Central Council of Jews and editor of the Jewish Press Service.

After years of work with the Jewish community in Duesseldorf, Spiegel was named a vice president of the council in 1993 and president in 2000.

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