Caspar Weinberger, Secretary of Defense under President Reagan, has died at the age of 88, at a hospital near his home in Maine. Weinberger gained the nickname "Cap the Knife" for his penny pinching ways at the Pentagon. Weinberger served in the Nixon administration as well as a time as a member of the California State Legislature from Oakland.
Lyn Nofziger, press secretary to President Reagan, has also died. He was 81. He died at his home according to a friend. Nofziger worked for Reagan going back to the days when he first entered politics in California.