Deaths of note from around the world:
Wesley Pruden, 83: An ink-stained newspaperman who rose from a teenage copy boy in Arkansas to pugnacious columnist and editor in chief at The Washington Times, which he joined four months after its founding, in 1982, by Sun Myung Moon. He helped make the newspaper a favorite of conservatives and counter what Moon viewed as The Washington Post’s liberal bias. Died July 17 in Washington from a heart attack.
Arthur Ryan, 83: A chairman and founder of Primark, the low-cost fashion chain that began as a single Penneys store in Dublin and grew into an international retailing giant (the store’s name was changed to Primark because J.C. Penney owned the copyright to the name outside Ireland). Died on July 8 at his home in Ballsbridge, Ireland.