College Consultant Loren Pope; Commissioned a Wright House; September 23, 2008

Loren Pope, 98, an education consultant whose best-selling books advised college-bound students to look beyond the Ivy League and who as a $50-a-week journalist persuaded internationally regarded architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home for him, has died.
Mr. Pope, the original owner of Wright's 1941 Pope-Leighey house in Fairfax County, died Sept. 23 at the Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads retirement community in Falls Church. He had congestive heart failure.

John Walter, former editor, publisher on Vineyard; at 61

Mr. Walter, of Edgartown, the former editor and publisher of the Vineyard Gazette, died Thursday at Mercy Hospital in Springfield from complications after surgery for a facial nerve disorder. He was 61.