WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former New York Times correspondent Tom Wicker, who was riding in the presidential motorcade when John F. Kennedy was assassinated, died on Friday at the age of 85, the Times reported. Wicker, who went on to become Washington bureau chief for the Times and a long-time political columnist, died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Rochester, Vermont, the newspaper said. Wicker was a 37-year-old White House correspondent when Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, the newspaper said.