JAMES E. "JIMMIE" HUGHES, 79, a former University of Florida (UF) star athlete who later coached high school sports in Hillsborough County and owned a popular Gainesville sporting goods store, died Saturday in Gainesville. Mr. Hughes attended UF in 1930-34 and was All-Southeastern Conference in football and basketball. He coached football and basketball at Plant City High School in Plant City and then at Plant High School in Tampa. He moved to Gainesville in 1949 and opened Jimmie Hughes Sporting Goods. WALTER DINEEN, 53, an environmental activist and an expert on the Everglades, died Sunday in West Palm Beach of heart disease. He was director of the Environmental Sciences Division of the South Florida Water Management District. He initiated environmental studies on Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie estuary, the Everglades and the Kissimmee River. At his urging, the Army Corps of Engineers stopped construction of canals in a water conservation area and built water control structures in the Everglades.
JAMES F. GORDON, 71, a former federal judge who drafted a busing plan to desegregate Louisville, Ky., schools 15 years ago, died Friday in Sarasota of complications after lung surgery. For the past three years he had lived in Venice.
DAVID STIVENDER, 56, chorus master of the Metropolitan Opera since 1973, died Friday in Pittsburgh of congestive heart failure.