DIED. Mustafa Ozbilgin, 64, one of Turkey's most senior judges, after being shot in court by a lawyer; in Ankara. Alparslan Arslan, 29, from Istanbul, shouted Islamic slogans as he opened fire on a morning meeting at the Council of State, fatally wounding Ozbilgin and injuring four other court officials. Arslan, who was arrested immediately after the attack, told police that he was punishing the court for ruling against the promotion of a female teacher who wore an Islamic headscarf.
DIED. Takahiro Tamura, 77, prolific Japanese film and television star; in Tokyo. Born into an acting family—his father, Tsumasaburo Bando, was a legend of early samurai films—Tamura appeared in more than 90 roles, starring in the World War II melodrama Nijushi no Hitomi (Twenty-Four Eyes), which won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film in 1955, and in the 1970 U.S.-Japan co-production, Tora! Tora! Tora!, about the attack on Pearl Harbor.
DIED. Lew Anderson, 84, jazz saxophonist most famous for his six-year stint as Clarabell the Clown, Buffalo Bob Smith's sidekick on TV's seminal '50s hit, The Howdy Doody Show; in Hawthorne, New York. The popular seltzer-squirting clown was mute until the show's final episode in 1960, when a teary Anderson—whose band played in New York City clubs until the 1990s—turned to the camera and uttered the now famous, often replayed sign-off: "Goodbye, kids."
DIED. Joyce Ballantyne Brand, 88, commercial artist who created the now-iconic Coppertone suntan lotion ad featuring a young girl whose bathing suit is being pulled down by a dog, exposing tan lines, accompanied by the slogan, "Don't be a paleface"; in Ocala, Florida. The illustrator, who did campaigns for Pampers and Coca-Cola and also painted pinup girls , employed her daughter Cheri, then 3, as the model for the famous ad. Cheri "worked cheap and was convenient," Brand said.
DIED. Cy Feuer, 95, legendary producer, with partner Ernest Martin, of Broadway musicals that defined the genre, including Guys and Dolls and the Tony Award-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; in New York City. Known during the musical's golden age as the creative half of "The King and Cy," Feuer oversaw every detail of his shows, sometimes taking the director's seat. Famously tough—he feuded with George S. Kaufman, Bob Fosse and Frank Loesser—he discovered Julie Andrews, whose career he launched with 1954's The Boy Friend, and helped turn I Love Paris and C'est Magnifique—from Cole Porter's critically panned hit show Can-Can—into standards.
DIED. Stanley Kunitz, 100, acclaimed poet whose stark language and metaphysical bent earned him a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award and two terms as U.S. poet laureate; in New York City. He produced a dozen books over 75 years, culminating with last year's The Wild Braid, an homage to his lifelong passion of gardening. The longtime Columbia University professor hammered out dense, restrained gems on a manual typewriter, tackling both the personal (his father's suicide) and the universal (life, death, rebirth). "The deepest thing I know is that I am living and dying at once," he said, "and my conviction is to report that self-dialogue."
130 Confirmed eye infections in the U.S. linked to Bausch & Lomb's ReNu with MoistureLoc contact-lens solution, recalled last week
$70 million Projected cost of the worldwide recall, in addition to a possible $1 billion in lawsuits
$3.5 million Price paid last week for a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin, the highest ever for a musical instrument sold at auction
$192,000 Winning bid for a rare 1960 Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, the third highest price paid for an item at the same auction
17 Number of fatal alligator attacks in Florida since 1948
3 Number of fatal attacks last week; experts say that recent warm weather has made the alligators more active
$164 billion Estimated value of China's nonperforming bank loans, according to the country's central bank
$911 billion Estimated value of China's nonperforming loans according to a retracted Ernst & Young report; the US-based accounting firm apologized last week, calling the number an error
$905,100 Sale price on eBay of a house owned and occupied by Elvis Presley for 13 months before he moved to Graceland. The buyer: psychic Uri Geller, who wants to turn it into a museum
600,000 Number of visitors to Graceland each year