Gordon Bradley

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) _ Gordon Bradley, who coached Pele and Johan Cruyff in the North American Soccer League, died Tuesday. He was 74.

U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati confirmed the death.

Bradley was a major figure in his league. The Englishman coached the New York Cosmos in their heyday of the late 1970s, when the Brazilian superstar Pele played for the team and it drew crowds of 70,000 to Giants Stadium. He also coached the Washington Diplomats, where he worked with Dutch star Cruyff.

After working in the North American league, Bradley became a college coach. He had a .606 winning percentage for George Mason, taking the school to the NCAA tournament six times. He also was 0-5 as the U.S. national team coach in 1973.

In 1996, Bradley was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Bradley played in England and Canada before joining the North American league. He became the Cosmos' player-coach in 1971 and, after being dismissed as coach, he later returned to the star-studded team.


Henry Brant

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ Henry Brant, an avant-garde composer whose works placed dozens and sometimes hundreds of musicians throughout a concert hall _ and sometimes throughout an entire city _ died Saturday. He was 94.

Brant died at his home in Santa Barbara, said his wife, Kathy Wilkowski. The family said he died of natural causes.

Over a career spanning half a century, Brant created exuberant commissioned works that took into careful account the acoustics of a performance space and musical styles from folk to classical.

The 1979 "Orbits" was scored for 80 trombones, and another piece, "Rosewood," was scored for 100 classical guitars. "Prisons of the Mind," a 1990 piece for the Dallas symphony hall, had 314 musicians.

Among the widest spacing was for his 1984 "Fire in the Amstel." Four boatloads of flutists and other musicians passed through the canals of Amsterdam.

"It was all timed so when one of the flutes went under one of the bridges of the canal, a marching band would go over it," said longtime friend Neely Bruce. Meanwhile, cathedral bells rang along the way, and choirs sang in the churches.


Albert Hofmann

GENEVA (AP) _ Albert Hofmann, the father of the mind-altering drug LSD whose medical discovery inspired _ and arguably corrupted _ millions in the 1960s hippie generation, died Tuesday. He was 102.

Hofmann died at his home in Burg im Leimental, said Doris Stuker, a municipal clerk in the village near Basel, where Hofmann moved following his retirement in 1971.

The Swiss chemist discovered lysergic acid diethylamide-25 in 1938 while studying the medicinal uses of a fungus found on wheat and other grains at the Sandoz pharmaceuticals firm in Basel.

He became the first human guinea pig of the drug when a tiny amount of the substance seeped onto his finger during a repeat of the laboratory experiment on April 16, 1943.

Hofmann and his scientific colleagues hoped that LSD would make an important contribution to psychiatric research. For a time, Sandoz sold it under the name Delysid, encouraging doctors to try it themselves.

Horror stories emerged about people going on murder sprees or jumping out of windows while hallucinating. Heavy users suffered permanent psychological damage. The U.S. government banned LSD in 1966, and other countries followed suit.