Beloved Italian soccer coach
Enzo Bearzot, 83, who in 1982 coached the
to its first
triumph in 44 years, died Tuesday in Milan. He had been ill for several years.
Bearzot, a beloved figure in Italy, first guided the national team in 1975 and led the squad at the 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cups.
At the 1982 World Cup in Spain, Italy beat West Germany 3-1 in the final, after defeating Argentina and Brazil in the second round and Poland in the semifinals. It was Italy's third World Cup title after success in 1934 and 1938. Italy won a fourth in 2006.
, the Italian prime minister and owner of the AC Milan professional soccer team, said in a statement that Bearzot was an "unforgettable coach" who was able to unite his team for the 1982 crown.
Bearzot was born in 1927 in Aiello in Italy's northeast and played in midfield for Inter Milan, Catania and Torino.
At the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, Bearzot's defending champions lost to France in the round of 16. He resigned, having coached Italy for 104 matches with a record of 51 wins, 28 draws and 25 losses.
He returned to the Italian soccer federation in 2002 as president of its technical sector, a post he held until 2005.
James R. Mann
Helped craft Nixon impeachment
James R. Mann, 90, a former South Carolina congressman who worked on the articles of impeachment against
, died Mondayin Greenville, S.C., said his son, James Jr. He had
Mann, a Democrat, served in Congress from 1969 to 1979 and was a member of the House Judiciary Committee. He helped craft the articles of impeachment against Nixon, forging a consensus with
and other Southern Democrats on the committee, his son said.
The committee voted 27-11 in July 1974 to impeach the president. Nixon resigned that August.
Mann was born in Greenville in 1920. He attended the Citadel in Charleston, S.C., receiving a bachelor's degree in 1941 and a law degree in 1978. He also received a law degree from the University of South Carolina in 1947, after serving in
Before his election to Congress, Mann was a South Carolina legislator and a county prosecutor.
Leader of nuclear arms treaty talks
Maynard Glitman, 77, who led the United States in negotiations with the Soviet Union over a landmark nuclear arms treaty in the 1980s, died Dec. 14 at a nursing home in Shelburne, Vt., his family said. He suffered from dementia.
President Reagan and Soviet leader
referring to intermediate-range nuclear forces. The nations agreed to ban land-based nuclear missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers and also agreed to on-site inspections. The Senate approved the treaty in 1988.
It was first major arms pact between the Americans and the Soviets in nearly two decades and the first to require actual destruction of weapons.
Glitman joined the talks in 1981 as a deputy negotiator, with the rank of ambassador, before the negotiations were stopped in 1983. He had been the chief U.S. negotiator since the talks on intermediate-range forces were restarted in 1985.
Maynard Wayne "Mike" Glitman was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Chicago. He earned a bachelor's degree from the
in 1955 and a master's from Tufts University's school of law and diplomacy in 1956. He served in the Army in 1957.
His long career in foreign service included posts in Nassau, the Bahamas; Ottawa, Canada; Paris; at the
; and with the National Security Council.
He served as ambassador to Belgium from 1988 to 1991. After retiring from the
in 1991, he taught political science at the University of Vermont.
Glitman wrote about his experiences negotiating the treaty in
-- Times staff and wire reports