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• Allen I. Bildner, the former chairman/CEO of Kings Super Markets who was an early advocate of the power of fresh foods and "meal solutions" in the supermarket, has passed away. He was 89.

After selling the company to Marks & Spencer in 1988, Bildner was active in the founding and building the extraordinary US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.


• Dean Smith, one of the winningest coaches in college basketball, who won two national titles and sent more than 50 players to the NBA, including Michael Jordan, has passed away at age 83. Smith, the various obituaries note, used his influence as a North Carolina icon to champion civil rights causes in the sixties, and recruited his college's first black scholarship athlete, Charlie Scott, in 1966.
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