Lawrence A. Still, 78, Black Press Journalist, Howard U. Journalism Chair - 2001

A reporter who covered racial attacks in the South for JET Magazine during the '60s and later became a Howard University communications professor, died in Washington. He was 78.

Eileen Shanahan, 77, Former Times Reporter - November 3, 2001

In addition to her work at The Times, from 1962 to 1977, Ms. Shanahan was an assistant managing editor at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Washington Star, and she was a reporter for The United Press, the Research Institute of America and The Journal of Commerce.

Charles McAleer - Washington Star Metro for 44 years - July 2, 2001

Remembering Charlie McAleer, 82, who worked for the Star for 44 years, died July 2 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He had diabetes. A Star contingent including Ludy Forbes, Steve Aug, Tom Love, John Mathews, Sheilah Kast and Jody Beck joined Charlie’s family and Rep. Connie Morella, R-Md., at the July 5 funeral. Ludy told our group a story about how Charlie used those plastic cards that automatically dialed the telephone numbers of local police departments from his phone in the newsroom.

Alden B. “Bucky” Summers, 62, June 14, 2001

Sports editor at the Daily News and assistant sports editor at the Star, died in Houston. He was 62. A newspaperman for more than 40 years, Bucky also worked at the Frederick News-Post and the Houston Chronicle.

Steve Green , 60, Star Metro and Veteran Copley journalist - May 8, 2001

At the Star, he covered a zoning bribery scandal in suburban Fairfax County and a struggle to launch the Washington subway -- now a well established, but still expanding feature of the city's transportation system.