Anthropologist and author Margaret Mead dies of cancer at 76. * President Jimmy Carter announces plans to raise U.S. oil prices to world market levels. * Talk-show host Merv Griffin presents “Baretta” star Robert Blake--who began his career in the “Our Gang” comedy series--with UCLA’s first Centennial Award for his roles in 100 motion pictures. * Bob Dylan performs at the Inglewood Forum. * The movie version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” opens at the Regent in Westwood.